Programs and research areas

    • Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits and Systems

      • Design of integrated circuits for wireless power transfer systems
      • Design of low phase noise CMOS oscillators for millimeter wave applications
      • Sensors electronics
      • Radio frequency transceivers design
      • RF-CMOS Front-end (LNA, PA, Mixer, VCO, VGA)
      • RFID systems

      Digital and Embedded Systems

      • Microcontrollers and Microprocessors
      • Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs)
      • System-on-Chips
      • Embedded systems
      • Machine vision systems
      • High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC/H.265)
      • Versatile Video Coding (VVC/H.266)
      • Human body communication
      • Wireless body area networks
      • Application specific and reconfigurable architectures
      • High Performance Computing/Processing Systems

      Digital Signal Processing

      • Image and Video Processing
      • Speech and Audio processing
      • Multi-dimension Signal Processing and Stochastic Processes
      • Multimedia Systems
      • Pattern Recognition
      • Computer Vision and Image Analysis
      • Adaptive Filtering Design
      • Sparse Signal Processing and Applications
      • Compressive sensing
      • Bioinformatics
      • Biomedical Signal Processing

      Wireless Communication Systems

      • 5G and B5G Communication System
      • Broadband Wireless Systems
      • PHY Layer Design
      • Coding for Communication Systems
      • Cognitive and Software-Defined Radio
      • PHY Layer Security
      • Wireless-Optical Communications
      • Machine learning for wireless communications
      • Quantum Communications

      Photonics Communications Systems

      • Silicon Photonics and Photonic Crystals
      • Visible-Light Communications (VLC)
      • Free-Space Optics (FSO)
      • Digital Signal Processing for Optical Communications
      • Optical Space-Division Multiplexing (SDM).
      • Coherent Light wave Systems
      • Quantum Information Theory

      Microwave Engineering and Remote Sensing

      • Wireless Power Transfer Systems
      • Artificial Intelligence (AI)/ Machine Learning (ML) for RF and Antennas
      • Nano- Antennas and Passive Devices
      • Antenna and Resonators for Imaging Technologies
      • Microwave and 60GHz mm Wave Antennas and Circuits
      • Antenna and Rectennas for IOT Applications
      • Energy Harvesting for Implantable and Wearable Devices
      • Microwave and mm-wave Wireless Energy Harvesting
      • Diagnostic and Therapeutic Electromagnetic Applications
      • Frequency and Time Domain Techniques for Antennas and Microwave Devices
      • Reconfigurable Antennas and Arrays
      • Novel Electromagnetic Materials
      • Remote Sensing and Satellite Observation
      • Microwave in Quantum Computing and Devices
      • Antennas on Glass
      • Chip less RFID
      • MHz-to-THz Sensors for Healthcare Applications
      • Mm- wave and THz Systems for Sensing and Communications
      • 3D- Printed Antenna and RF Components

      Biomedical Engineering

      • Biomedical Signal Processing.
      • Biomedical imaging, image processing and visualization.
      • Video techniques for medical images.
      • Biomedical engineering and nanotechnology.
      • Biomedical devices, sensors, and artificial organs.
      • Bio-signal processing and analysis.
      • Biometric and bio-measurement.
      • Diagnostic and therapeutic services.
      • Biomedical applications of IoT.

      Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

      • Health Care Systems.
      • Machine learning in Bioinformatics.
      • E-Health technology and devices.
      • E-Health information processing.
      • Health monitoring systems and wearable system
      • Telemedicine/E-Health application and services.
      • DNA and RNA structure, function and sequence analysis.
      • Gene engineering and protein engineering.
      • Computer aided diagnosis.
    • Parallel Computing & Computer Architecture
      High Performance Computing
      Heterogeneous Systems/Accelerators
      Parallelizing Compilers
      Quantum Computing
      Neuro-Processing Acceleration
      High Performance Architecture
      Processor architecture
      Multicore / Many–core Processors
      FPGA/ System Implementation
      Computer Networks & Cyber Security
      Cloud Computing and Fog/Edge Computing
      Wireless Networks
      Internet of Things (IoT)
      Interconnected Vehicles
      Cellular Networks and 5G and Beyond
      Cloud/Centralized Radio Access Network (C-RAN)
      Cognitive Radio Networks
      Software-defined networks
      Network Security
      Wireless Network Security
      IoT Security
      Quantum Internet
      Cyber-Physical Systems
      Machine Learning
      Autonomous Systems
      Activity Recognition
      Natural Language Understanding
      Wearables
      Embedded Systems and Internet of Things (IoT)
      Learning in Resource-constrained Settings
      Embedded Machine Learning.
      Intelligent Systems & Computer Vision
      Deep Learning
      Data Mining
      AI and Multi-Agent Systems
      Bioinformatics
      Object/Person/Face Detection
      Optical Character Recognition
      Image Segmentation
      3D Computer Vision
      Feature Engineering
      Video Surveillance
      Computer Science and Engineering Research Main Themes
      Health Care
      Wearables
      Smart City
      Industry 4.0
      Cybersecurity
      Quantum Computing Engineering

    • Advanced Mechatronics Systems

      Flying/Walking Robot/ Wheeled Robots/ Legged Robots.
      Tele-Operation Systems
      Aerial Manipulation Systems
      Multi-Locomotion Robots
      Parallel Manipulators
      Attitude/Altitude Stabilization Systems
      Swarm Robots
      Energy Harvesting Systems
      Electro-Mechanical Resonators
      Smart Structures

      Field and Service Robots

      Mobile Robot Exploration, Navigation and Control
      Rescue Robots
      Inspection Robot
      Climbing Robots
      Robot Motion Control in Unstructured Area
      Landmines Detection Robots
      Indoor Service Robot
      Insect-Killing Robot
      Solar Powered Rover
      Autonomous Underwater Vehicles, AUV
      Agriculture Robots
      Mining Robots
      Forestry Robots
      Construction Robots
      Aerial-Underwater Robots
      Identification of robots

      Micro/Nano Electro-Mechanical Systems

      Tactile sensors
      Tactile display
      Smart Sensor/ Actuators
      Energy Harvesting Devices
      Micro Flying Robot
      Microfluidics Systems
      biosensors
      Micro temperature sensors
      Micro droplet formation for PCR application
      Micro thermal heater and its applications
      Land mine detection sensors
      Development of micro pump or medical applications
      2 DoF Energy Harvesting devices from Human motion
      Piezoelectric / Electromagnetic Harvesting Devices
      Frequency tuning Energy Harvesting Devices
      3D Energy Harvesting systems
      Frequency-Up Conversion Energy Harvesting device
      Gas sensors for environmental and medical application
      Micro optics devices

      Bio-Medical-Mechatronic Systems

      Rehabilitation/healthcare robots/ Assistive robots
      Human-Robot Interaction
      Prosthetic Devices
      Bio-Inspired Robots
      Brain-Based Devices
      Advanced Mechatronics-Medical Devices
      Upper and lower limbs Assistive Devices
      Surgical Robots

      Automotive Mechatronics

      Embedded Systems for Automotives
      Autonomous Driving
      Electronic Suspension and Steering System
      Intelligent suspension system
      Advanced Driving Assistance System

      Artificial Intelligence in Mechatronics and Robotics

      Deep Learning-based Robot Control
      Deep Learning-based Robot Vision and Perception
      Intelligent Visual Servoing
      Reinforcement Learning in Robotics Systems
      Imitation learning/ Learning by Demonstrations (LbD) of Robotic Systems
      Intelligent Control of Robotics Systems
      Behavior-based Robotics
      Transfer Learning in Robotics and Mechatronics Systems
      Embodied Intelligence in Robotics Systems

      Bio-Inspired Soft Robotics Lab

      Modeling of soft actuators
      Multi-material fluidic actuators
      Soft Wearable sensors 
      Embodied Soft Intelligence
      Soft Serial manipulation
      Soft Mobile manipulation
      Soft End-effector
      Soft robotic gripper
      Soft Artificial Muscles
      Soft Wearables Suites 
      Soft Artificial Skin
      Soft-folding modular robot
      Soft Biped Robots 
      Soft ROV
      Soft Flapping Robots
      Morphological computing

      Modern Control Systems

      Sliding Mode Control of Mechatronics Systems
      Robust Control of Uncertain Mechatronics Systems
      Mu-Synthesis of Nonlinear systems
      Nonlinear Model Predictive Control of rigid, soft, hybrid Robotic system
      Moving Horizon State Estimation
      identification of fixable multibody and mechatronics systems
      Feedforward control of dynamic systems
      Data-driven control systems

    • Applied Operations Research Laboratory

      Production planning and analysis
      Job shop scheduling and Line balancing
      Master production scheduling
      Aggregate planning
      Inventory planning and management
      Agriculture 4.0 application for strategic African crops

      Supply Chain Management and Applications

      Green Vehicle Routing Problem/Pollution Routing Problem
      Ride Hailing/Sharing Models
      The Joint Replenishment Problem and supply chain coordination

      Conventional Machining Laboratory

      Integration of experimental and analytical study of Ultrasonic-Assisted Machining.
      Machinability enhancement of Hard-to-Cut Materials
      Dynamic Interaction between Feed Drive Systems and Cutting Process in Milling Machines
      Near dry coolant systems in sustainable machining processes (Milling, Turning, Drilling, Grinding)
      Applications of Nano cutting fluids in machining processes Machine-Tool / Cutting Process Interaction
      Multi-Directional Ultrasonic-Assisted Milling of Hard-to-Cut Materials
      Chatter Occurrence and Prevention in Milling of Thin-Walled Parts
      Machine-Tool / Milling Process Interaction

      Machinery Condition Monitoring and Fault Diagnostics

      Early Fault Detection and Diagnosis of Rotating Machinery Components
      Modelling and Simulation of Rotating Machinery Components Dynamic Behavior

      Tribology and its application in Rotating Machinery

      Nanotribology using advanced nano materials as lubricant additives
      Bio-tribology using green grease/ green oil

    • Nano-materials for energy, sensing, environmental and electronic applications

      • Perovskite, CTS, Organic and Quantum Dot Photovoltaic Solar Cells: Fundamental Investigation & Device Engineering.
      • Nanomaterials for Gas Sensing Applications; Fundamental Investigation& Device Engineering.
      • Carbon Nanostructured Materials (Graphene, Carbon Nanofibers and CNTs): Synthesis, Characterization and Device Engineering in Supercacitors/Batteries/Fuel Cells applications.
      • Nano-Piezo Electronic Materials: Approaches to Energy Scavenging.
      • Strain Gauge Sensors: Materials and Fabrications.
      • Thin Film and Bulk Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials.
      • Plasmonic Nanostructuted Materials as Photo-thermal Membranes.
      • CNTs and Graphene-Based Materials for printed and Flexible Electronic Application.
      • Photo catalysis and Environmental Catalysis for Hydrogen Generation and Fisher Tropcsh Synthesis.
      • Modeling and Simulation of Nanostructured Materials for Science and Energy Systems.
      • Corrosion and Super-hydrophobic Coatings with Self-heating Properties.
      • Chitosan, Chitosan-Nanoparticles and Nanofibers Preparation and Characterization For Tissue Engineering And Drug Systems
      • Electro spun Nanofibers and Its Applications in Water Desalination and Energy
      • Materials of Solar Water Desalination
      • Materials of Solar Hydrogen Generation

      Mechanics of materials: Modeling, Simulation and characterization (properties, stress, strain and displacement)

      • Mechanics of Friction Stir Welding of Similar and Dissimilar Materials
      • Mechanical Electrical Properties of Biological Materials and Heart Tissues
      • Mechanics of Microforming and Micro-Laser Drilling
      • Mechanical and Electrical Properties of Hydroxyapatite
      • Modeling and Simulation of Nano-Pieso Electric Materials
      • Multi-Physics and Multi-Scale Analysis Techniques.
      • Evolution of Boundary Elements in Fracture Mechanics
      • Material Models On Macro and Micro Levels for Metals, Polymer and Nanocomposites
      • Dynamic Mechanical Properties of Composites and Nano-Composites
      • Laser Processing of Steels
      • Hot Deformation of Metal Matrix Composites
      • Formability of Ultrafine-Grained Structures
      • Mechanical Processing of New TWIP Stainless Steels
      • Evaluation of The Fatigue Performance of New High Strength Materials For Structural Engineering Applications
      • Superplastic Forming
      • Stir Casting of Metal Matrix Composites
      • Laser Welding Similar and Dissimilar Materials
      • Crashworthiness of High Strength Steels, Modelling and Simulation, Experiments
      • Properties of Advanced Materials for Thermal Memory
      • Hydroxyapatite: Preparation, Properties and Its Applications

      Advanced Functional Metallic Materials (Design, Processing and Characterization)

      • Ultra-High Strength, Super-Alloys and High Entropy Alloys
      • Dental, Bio-Implants, And Bio-Degradable Metallic Materials
      • Bulk-Nanostructure Materials and Severe Plastic Deformation
      • Improved Castability and Cold Workability of Metals and Alloys
      • Shape Memory and Superelastic Alloys for Sensing, Biomedical, And Structural Application
      • Metal and Metal-Oxides Nano-Tubes and Nano-Rods (Production, Characterization and Applications
      • Structural High Temperature Alloys for Power Plants Applications (Design, Production and Characterization)
      • Bulk-Nanostructured Thermo-Electric Alloys
      • Metals and Alloys for Radiation Sensing And Shielding
      • High Temperature Superconductors

      Materials for environmental and biomedical applications

      • Free standing carbon-based membranes for water treatment and desalination
      • High performance patterned polymeric membranes for water treatment and desalination
      • 2D material-based membranes for wastewater treatment and desalination
      • 3D polymeric nanocomposites for efficient separation of oil/water mixtures and nanoemulsions
      • Silk-based nanocomposites for electronic, optoelectronic, drug delivery and environmental applications
      • Electrospun nanofibrous scaffolds for bone generation, cell growth control and cancer therapy
      • 3D printed lab-on-chip devices for water analysis, oil removal, virus detection and biosensors
      • Bioink formulation and 3d printing of materials and devices for personalized medicine applications
      • Hybrid graphene/TMDs nanocomposites for water treatment, energy storage and IoT applications
      • Antiviral polymeric filaments for 3D prototyping and manufacturing of personal protection kits

      Polymeric and Composites materials

      • Nanofiber formation technologies (electrospinning, solution blown, centrifugal spinning) and its applications (medical, energy, filtration…etc)
      • Sustainable or green composites for industrial applications
      • Lignocellulosic materials for engineering application
      • Natural fiber for industrial application
      • Nonwoven fabrics for technical applications phd
      • Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRP)
      • Wearable and smart textile materials and its applications
      • 3D fibrous composites materials
      • Improving UV resistance of polymeric materials
    • Waste Treatment and Management Laboratory

      Wastewater Treatment Technologies
      Industrial Waste Treatment and Management
      Biofuels, chemicals and bio-fertilizers production from solid wastes
      Hydrogen and Methane Generation from Waste Materials
      Waste Recycling and Management
      Applications of Nanotechnologies for Water and Wastewater Treatment
      Sludge Treatment
      Advanced Oxidation Processes
      Application of water chemistry and microbiology for treatment of organic and inorganic pollutant
      Sustainability and sustainable development
      Environmental impact assessment
      Sustainable cities
      In-plant Control
      Cleaner Production
      Climate change Related to SDGs 2030
      Policy, strategy, control and management aspects of water quality.
      Artificial intelligence and smart wastewater management systems.
      Water 4.0 digital revolution.
      Municipal solid waste management.
      Hazardous waste management.

      Natural Resources Management Laboratory

      Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)
      Applications of Remote Sensing and GIS In Water Resources, Sewer Systems, and Coastal Issues.
      Sustainability of Water Supply Systems.
      Coastal modeling, Sediment transport, Sediment yield, and Beach Erosion Studies
      Impact of Climate Change on water resources /groundwater/ coastal regions
      Coastal Hazards Management and disaster risks
      Innovative coastal engineering/technologies to mitigate saltwater intrusion based SLR
      Environmental Change Risk Analysis and assessment (storm surges, high waves, and flash floods)
      Economic evaluation of coastal hazards and coastal adaptations to SLR

      Environmental Assessment and Management Laboratory

      Environmental Management for Sustaining a Green Environment
      Sustainable buildings and cities
      Greening the Built Environment
      Passive architecture and urban environment
      Building energy efficiency
      Impact of climate change on the design of energy efficient buildings
      Adapting urban planning for climate change
      Thermal mitigation effects of urban vegetation
      Natural ventilation efficiency of houses by using computational techniques
      Remote sensing and its applications in urban planning.
      Satellite images analysis to assess the surface thermal distribution in urban areas.
      Building materials for hot and humid climate

      Air Quality Laboratory

      Air Pollution Assessment and Control
      Implementation of Nanotechnology for Pollution Control and Detection
      Sensors and Detectors Technology
      Assessment of Industrial Emissions
      Climate Change and Sustainability (Greenhouse Effect)
      Indoor Air Quality Improvement Techniques
      Air Pollution filtration and treatment

    • Desalination using solar Energy

      • Design of new solar collectors using nanofluids and its applications in water desalination
      • Desalination Using Capacitive Deionization Techniques.

      Design of wastewater treatment units and its applications

      • Advanced Oxidation Techniques such as Plasma for Water Purification.
      • Photocatalysis and its applications in water treatment
      • Using New materials as ion exchange for water treatment
      • Preparation of New electrodes and it applications for wastewater treatment by electrooxidation techniques.

      Preparation of Nano-materials and its applications

      • Ion exchange
      • Electrocatalysis
      • Fuel cells

      Corrosion Protection

      • Preparation of New Smart Materials and its applications for corrosion control

      Catalysis and its applications

      • Photocataysis and its applications in wastewater treatment, Production of new chemical and petrochemical materials.
      • Electrocatalysis and its Applications in Supercapacitors, Batteries, Sensors and Biosensors.
      • Enzyme-catalysis and its applications in wastewater treatment, production of foodstuffs and pharmaceutical materials.

      Membrane fabrication and modifications and its applications in

      • Desalination and Ultrafiltration processes.
      • Fuel cells and Hydrogen production
      • Separation processes.

      Design of Micro-reactor and its applications such as:

      • Preparation of fine chemicals, food stuffs and pharmaceutical drugs, etc.

      Development of new polymeric materials:

      • Composites, insulators, fibrous materials and conducting polymers, etc.

      Biodiesel production from agricultural and oil wastes.

      • Chemical and Petrochemicals operations development and performance improvement
      • Distillation, liquid extraction, gas absorption, crystallization, adsorption, and many other separation techniques performance and productivity improvement

      Oil, Gas, Petrochemical and related chemical processes

      • Synthesis and development of new gaseous and liquid fuels and related chemical processes
      • Conversion of carbon dioxide to fuels and chemical products.
      • Development of separation and liquefaction processes.
      • Development of hydrogen production and storage.
    • Power System Planning, Operation and Control

      • Power system stability
      • Power system reliability
      • Power system flexibility
      • Power system resilience
      • Power system security
      • Flexible alternating current transmission systems (FACTS) applied to power systems
      • Application of optimization methods to power systems
      • Power system protection
      • Monitoring and online diagnosis
      • Control and Measurements of Power Systems

      Networks for Renewable Generation

      • Renewable Energy Technologies
      • Distributed Generation and Hybrid Energy Systems
      • Micro grids and active distribution networks
      • Virtual power plants and demand response
      • Security assessment and risk analysis in renewable energy
      • Assessment and the impacts of high penetration of renewable energy
      • System side technologies/controls for renewable energy integration
      • Demand side technologies/controls for renewable energy integration
      • Grid modeling, simulation, and data management
      • Energy Management Systems
      • Wide Area Protection, Communication, and Control in Energy Systems

      Smart Grid

      • New Trends and Technologies for Smart Grid
      • Policies and Strategies for Smart Grid
      • Novel energy conversion studies in smart grid systems
      • Microgrids for transportation electrification
      • Power Devices and Driving Circuits for Smart Grid
      • Decision Support Systems for Smart Grid
      • ICT, IoT, Real-time monitoring and control
      • Smart metering, measurement, instrumentation, and control
      • Impact of Smart Grid on Distributed Energy Resources
      • Self-healing
      • Energy storage technologies and systems
      • Smart homes, cities, communities
      • Smart energy grid education

      Energy Markets

      • Market structure and operation
      • Transmission cost/loss allocation
      • Congestion management
      • Pricing of energy and ancillary services
      • Impact of renewable energy integration on Energy market operation

      Energy Storage

      • Modelling aspects of energy storage systems
      • Control and planning of centralized and distributed energy storage
      • Grid Scale energy storage
      • Management and control of large number of distributed small storage, V2G and similar
      • Clean Hydrogen

      Power electronics and machine drives

      • Power electronics for renewable energy systems
      • Power electronics applications in electric vehicles
      • Grid Forming Inverters
      • Power electronics for green power generations
      • Power electronics converters applications in new smart dc microgrids
      • Power electronics converters applications in new smart ac microgrids
      • Power electronics applications in aircraft applications
      • Power electronics applications in ac drives applications
      • Power electronics applications in dc drives applications
      • Electrical machines analysis and design
      • Solid-state control of electric machine drives
      • Power electronics applications in High voltage DC applications
      • Electrical machines control
      • Wind energy operation and control
      • PV system
      • Electrical vehicles

      High voltage engineering and applications

      • Development of nanocomposites for electrical insulation.
      • Condition monitoring and diagnosis of power equipment.
      • Aging phenomena of electrical insulating materials.
      • Environment friendly materials for high voltage applications.
      • Superconducting power equipment.

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