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Programs and research areas

Faculty of Engineering Research Areas and Topics

Electronics and Communications Engineering (ECE)

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.
Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)

Computer Architecture

  • High Performance Architectures
  • Matrix/Vector Processing
  • Processor Architecture
  • Performance Evaluation of Parallel Architectures
  • Multicore/Many-core Processors
  • Hardware Visualization
  • FPGA/System C Implementation
  • Industry 4.0.
  • EDGE Intelligence

Parallel Computing

  • High Performance Computing
  • Heterogeneous Systems/Accelerators
  • HPC on the Cloud
  • High Performance Embedded Systems
  • Big Data Processing and Knowledge Discovery from Data
  • Parallelizing Compilers
  • Dynamic Binary Translation
  • Analytical Performance Modelling
  • Quantum Computing
  • Neuro-Processing Acceleration

Computer Networks

  • Cloud Computing
  • Wireless Networks
  • Delay-tolerant Networks
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Interconnected Vehicles
  • Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks
  • Cellular Networks and 5G and Beyond
  • Cloud/Centralized Radio Access Network (C-RAN)
  • Fog/Edge Computing
  • Indoor Localization
  • Calibration-free localization
  • GPS Replacement Technologies
  • Device-free Localization
  • Device-free Activity Recognition
  • Automatic Construction of Indoor Floor Plans
  • Cognitive Radio Networks
  • Software-defined Networks

Computer Security and Cryptography

  • Network Security
  • Information Security and Cryptography
  • Computer Security
  • Wireless Network Security
  • IoT Security
  • Vehicular Network Security
  • Smart City Security
  • Cloud Security
  • Cyber Security
  • Homomorphic Encryption

Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and Industry Fourth Revolution (14.0)

  • Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Applications for Smart Cities
  • Internet of Vehicles (IoVs) and IoV Applications
  • Interconnected Vehicles and Vehicular Networks
  • ITS and IoV Security
  • Artificial Intelligent and Smart ERP Systems for 14.0
  • AI application in Managing Mechanical and Electrical Systems for 14.0
  • Smart Supply Chain Management and Control for 14.0
  • Augmented Reality Applications for 14.0
  • 0 Security Issues

Financial Technologies (FINTECH)

  • Cybersecurity for Financial Markets
  • Financial Risk Indicator, Platform and Network Modeling
  • Machine Learning and Financial Datasets
  • Blockchain and Tools for Cryptocurrencies
  • Next-generation Bank
  • Smart E-Payment Systems

Cyber-Physical Systems

  • Machine Learning
  • Computer-Aided Drug Design
  • Road Traffic Control, Modeling, and Simulation
  • Computational Robotics
  • Human Activity Recognition
  • Rigorous Simulation of Dynamical Systems
  • Computable Analysis

Intelligent Systems

  • Computational Intelligence / Soft Computing (Neural Networks – Fuzzy Inference Systems – Evolutionary Computing)
  • Deep Learning
  • Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
  • AI and Multi-Agent Systems
  • Natural Language Understanding
  • Bioinformatics

Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

  • Object/Person/Face Detection
  • Object/Face Recognition
  • Object/People Tracking
  • Human Activity Recognition
  • Optical Character Recognition
  • Image Segmentation
  • 3D Computer Vision
  • Feature Detection/Description/Matching
  • Video Surveillance
  • Large-Scale Visual Recognition
  • Vision Computing on Modern Parallel Architectures

Theory and Analysis of Algorithms

  • Analysis of Algorithms
  • Data Structures
  • Computational Geometry
  • Graph Algorithms
  • Amortized Complexity
  • Algorithms for Computer Graphics and Visualization

Stochastic Modeling

  • Queuing Theory
  • Stochastic Optimization
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Cognitive Radio Networks
  • Health Care Applications
Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering (MTR)

Bio-Mechatronic Systems

  • Surgical Robots
  • Rehabilitation Robots and Assistive Devices
  • Autonomous assistive robotic systems for tasks around the head
  • Human-Robot Interaction
  • Prosthetic Devices
  • Smart Medical Devices
  • Bio-Inspired Robots

Magnetic Suspension and Bearing Systems

  • Control of Magnetic Bearing Systems
  • Applications of Magnetic Bearing in Medical Field
  • Magnetically Levitated Wind Turbine
  • Robots with Magnetic Bearing Joints
  • Vibration Isolation Systems Using Magnetic Suspension
  • Self-Bearing (Bearingless) Motors.

Intelligent Mechatronics Systems

  • Flying/Walking Robot.
  • Tele-Operation Systems.
  • Aerial Manipulation Systems
  • Multi-Locomotion Robots
  • Legged Robots
  • Wearable Vehicle
  • Brain-Based Devices
  • Micro/Nano Manipulation
  • Parallel Manipulators
  • Swarm Robots
  • Intelligent control of Smart Actuators
  • Nonlinear Vibration Systems
  • 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

Micro/Nano Electro-Mechanical Systems

  • Tactile Sensing Systems
  • Smart Sensor/ Actuators
  • Energy Harvesting Devices
  • Micro Flying Robot
  • Microfluidics Systems
Industrial Engineering and Systems Management (IME)

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

  • Modelling and Simulation of Metal Cutting Processes.
  • Ultrasonic-Assisted Machining (Milling or Drilling).
  • Machining of Hard-to-Cut Materials (Milling or Drilling)
  • Dynamic Interaction between Feed Drive Systems and Cutting Process in Milling Machines.

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
  • Fault Prognosis and Remaining Useful Life Estimation of Rolling Element Bearings
  • Influence of Lubrication on Tribological and Vibration Behaviour of Machinery

Reverse Engineering and Die Design


Friction Stir Welding 

Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)

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
Energy Resources Engineering (ERE)

Alternative Energy Systems

  • Concentrator Photovoltaic (CPV/T) systems-Design and fabrication-Performance analysis
  • Thermal regulation of Concentrator Photovoltaic (CPV/T) systems using Nanotechnology
  • Hybrid Concentrator Photovoltaic/Thermoelectric power generator (CPV/TEG/T)-Design and performance evaluation- Modeling & Experiments
  • Wind turbine aerodynamics - Modeling & Experiments
  • Fuel Cell Technology (PEMFCs, DMFCs, and SOFCs)- Modeling & Experiments
  • Solar Hydrogen production via Photoelectrochemical cells or Concentrator Photovoltaic/ Photoelectrochemical cells - Modeling & Experiments
  • Thermal Hydraulic of nuclear reactors- Modeling & Experiments
  • Geothermal energy in industrial applications- Modeling & Experiments
  • Membrane desalination Systems - Modeling & Experiments

Fluid Science and Engineering Laboratory 

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer
  • Micro-and Nano scale flows- Modeling, simulation, and Experimentation
  • Flow in porous media- Modeling, Simulation, and Experimentation
  • Complex fluids-Modeling & simulation
  • Spray systems - Design and characterization- Modeling, Simulation, and Experimentation
  • Multi-phase flows- Modeling, simulation, and Experimentation
  • Multiscale Computations (Continuum-Meso), Molecular Dynamic Simulation
  • Blood flow- Modeling, simulation, Experimentation
  • Respiratory system- Modeling, Simulation, and Experimentation

Thermal Energy Systems Laboratory

  • Solar-driven adsorption cooling systems
  • Solar-driven multigeneration systems
  • Hybrid adsorption desalination-cooling systems
  • Thermally driven desalination systems
  • Desiccant cooling systems
  • Renewable energy-based hybrid adsorption-vapor compression refrigeration systems
  • Hybrid absorption systems
  • Thermal energy storage
  • Refrigeration and air conditioning
  • Solar energy utilization in water harvesting from atmospheric air
  • Solar systems for energy-efficient housing
  • Heat and mass transfer with applications to energy systems

Renewable Energy Systems

  • Design of solar energy system
  • Renewable and thermal Energy Systems
  • Renewable energy – driven seawater desalination
  • Concentrated solar-thermal powered cogeneration systems
  • Solar and thermal desalination systems
  • Solar systems for energy-efficient housing
  • Energy applications in buildings
  • Renewable energy resources
  • Thermal energy storage application in energy system
  • Thermochemical energy storage
  • Solar cells
  • Wind Energy
  • Heat Pipe
  • Heat and mass transfer
  • Thermoelectric System

Fuel and Combustion Engines

  • Performance of Compression Ignition Engines
  • Alternative, Cleaner and Low-Grade Fuels
  • Morphology and Nanostructure of soot
  • Nanoparticles Synthesis using CI engines and Flames
  • Biomass Gasification and Carbonization
  • Integrated Combustion-Renewable Energy systems
  • Gas-to-liquid (GTL)
  • Spray and Liquid Atomization
  • Droplet Heating and Evaporation
Environmental Engineering (ENV)

Waste Treatment and Management

  • 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
  • Related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs 2030)
  • Policy, strategy, control and management aspects of water quality.

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


Natural Resources Management

  • Hydrological Modelling and Integrated Watershed Modeling (including sediment transport, storm analysis)
  • Hydraulic Modelling and Simulation (physical, mathematical and numerical)
  • Hydrology of Arid and Semi-Arid Regions (incl. groundwater)
  • Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)
  • Coastal Engineering (incl. sediment transport, ecosystem conservation)
  • River Basin Engineering
  • Nonconventional Water Resources (desalination, water reuse …etc.)
  • Irrigation and Drainage Engineering Studies
  • Optimization of Water Resources Conjunctive Use
  • Water Quality And Health Risk Assessment
  • Climate Change Impact Assessment (Water Cycle)
  • Applications of Remote Sensing and GIS In Water Resources and Sewer Systems
  • Sustainability of Water Supply Systems.
  • Natural Resources Mapping and Assessment using Remote Sensing and GIS Technologies
  • Sustainable ecosystem management

Air Quality Laboratory

  • Air Pollution Assessment and Control
  • Climate Change and Sustainability (Greenhouse Effect)
  • Indoor Air Quality Improvement Techniques
  • Assessment of Emissions from Industries and Minimization Techniques
  • Implementation of Nanotechnology for Pollution Control and Detection
  • Sensors and Detectors Technology


Chemicals and Petrochemicals Engineering (CPE)

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
Electrical Power Engineering (EPE)

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

Power electronics and machine drives

  • Electrical machines analysis and design
  • Solid-state control of electric machine drives
  • Power electronics converters
  • Power electronics for renewable energy systems
Internet of Things (IOT)
  • Machine learning for the edge
  • Security for Internet of things
  • Sensor design
  • Wireless communications.
  • Media Processing.
  • IoT based Embedded systems applications
Wireless Communications Systems
  • Machine learning for the wireless communications systems.
  • Next Generation communication systems.
  • Security of wireless communications.
  • Software defined radio and software defined networks.
  • Media Communications.
  • Embedded systems for wireless communications.
Computer Vision
  • Computer vision
  • Image Motion / Tracking
  • Object Recognition / Scene understanding
  • Biomedical Image/Video Analysis
  • Multimedia Analysis
Wireless Power Transfer
  • Wireless power transfer systems and standards
  • Wireless Power Transfer for biomedical implants and medical devices
  • WPT for Home/industrial applications
  • Engineering wireless power into roadway
  • RFID and electronic tags
  • Integrated circuits for wireless power transfer and energy harvesting systems
  • EMC/EMI, shielding and co-existence of wireless power and signal transfer
  • DGS components and circuits for WPT
Embedded Systems
  • Embedded machine vision
  • Reconfigurable architectures
  • Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs)
  • Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN)
  • Embedded systems applications
Nanoelectronics and Nanophotonics Systems
  • Silicon Photonics and Photonic Crystals.
  • Visible Light Communications (VLC).
  • Quantum Information Theory.
  • Digital Signal Processing for Optical Communications.
  • Coherent Lightwave Systems.
  • Nano-antennas

Basic and Applied Science Institute Research Areas

Nanoscience Program (Nano)
  • Carbon-Based Nanostructures (Carbon Nanofibers, CNTs, Graphene, etc.) Materials for Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage (Photo-Hydrogen Generation, Supercapacitors, Batteries, Fuel Cells, QDDSCs, Mechanical and Gas Sensing Applications, Thermoelectric Materials.)
  • Nanostructured Conducting Polymers and their Application in Sensors, efficient adsorbent, Catalysis, Drug Delivery and Supercapacitors.
  • Nanocatalyts for Micro-Reaction Systems and High and Low Temperature Synthesis Applications (Pharmaceutical and Petrochemical).
  • Carbon nanostructures for solar energy conversion systems (solar fuels).
  • Mesoporous Materials and their Application in Sensors, Efficient adsorbent, Catalysis, Drug Delivery and Supercapacitors.
  • Porous materials for efficient removal the toxic and radioactive species in the polluted water
  • Novel materials for light therapy and medical applications
  • Nanostructured Coatings for Corrosion Protection and Thermal Management.
  • 2D and 3D micro printed Organic and inorganic materials for electronic, energy, and biomedical applications.
  • Self-sterilizing membrane for air and water treatment.
  • Porous materials for decontamination toxic and radioactive ions in water
  • Nanophotonics: optical studies of the novel nanostructured materials
Biotechnology Program (Bio)
  • Medical (Diagnostics and Therapeutics) / Pharmaceutical Biotechnology/medicinal chemistry.
  • Industrial Biotechnology.
  • Environmental Biotechnology: Bioremediation/ Pollutants, Ecosystems.
  • Food and Agricultural Biotechnology.
  • Bioinformatics: Analysis and Interpretation of Biological Data.
Applied and Computational Mathematics (ACM) Program
  • Computational Methods for Ordinary , Fractional and Partial Differential Equations
  • Fractional Calculus and Applications
  • Dynamical Systems
  • Stochastic Modelling
  • Applications of Computational Mathematics to Science And Engineering



Energy Materials Program
  • Physics of light emitting semiconductors for Energy Applications
  • Quantum Structures for high resolution light display
  • Physics of Nanoelectronics Devices
  • Thin Film Solar Cells
  • Carbon Nanostructures for Photoenergy and Medical Therapy
  • Thin and Bulk Thermoelectric Materials
Space Environment Program

• Space Environment
• Space Weather
• Space Plasma
• Solar Physics
• Geomagnetism
• Global Navigation Satellite Systems
• Heliospheric Physics
• Ionospheric Physics
• Earth’s Atmosphere
• Cosmic Rays
• Muon Tomography
• Elementary Particles
• Detector physics

Faculty of international business and Humanities research areas

Accounting and Information Systems

Financial Accounting and Reporting Systems

  • CSR Systems in financial institutions
  • Integrated reporting
  • Digital reporting
  • Sustainability reporting

Accounting Information Systems and Data Security

  • Big Data database and artificial intelligence applications
  • Blockchain technology
  • Data analytics
  • Cloud technology
  • Cybersecurity in accounting

Auditing and Assurance of Computerized Systems

  • Assurance on soft data and electronic systems
  • Use of data analytics in auditing
  • Auditing technological risks
  • Continuous assurance
  • Auditing in the Big Data environment
  • Auditing blockchain

Management Accounting and Control Systems

  • Design of management control systems for decision making purposes
  • Automation of control systems
  • Management systems in the digital environment
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems