Full Name:
Mohamed Ibrahim Mohamed Hassan Awad
Academic Rank:
Associate Professor
ASU Email:
mohammed.awad@eng.asu.edu.eg
Departmment:
Design and Production Engineering
Graduation Year:
2001

CURRENT RESEARCH SUMMARY
I am an Associate Professor in Mechatronics and Mechanical Engineering at Ain Shams University working in mechatronic systems design. My current research interests focuses on interdisciplinary research such as: smart robotic prosthetic leg, biomechatronics, mechanisms design, automation, robotics, precision farming, smart agricultural and mechanization, autonomous systems design, and smart manufacturing.

EMPLOYMENT
01/2017-Present ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, FACULTY OF ENGINEERING, AIN SHAMS UNIVERSITY, CAIRO, EGYPT

09/2013-01/2017 RESEARCH FELLOW, INSTITUTE OF DESIGN, ROBOTICS AND OPTIMISATION (IDRO), MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS, LEEDS, UK
I was involved in collecting kinematics and kinetics data from both able-bodied and amputee participants using gait analysis motion capture system, Inertia measurement units (IMUs) and footswitches during activities of daily living in order to find the key objective measures for the prosthetic’s performance. In addition to evaluating and identifying biomechanical parameters involved in prosthetic knee design, adaptability and gait asymmetry of transfemoral amputees. Also, designing, developing and fabrication of an instrumented prosthetic leg including developing control algorithms and testing on a transfemoral amputee in real environments.

01/2013-08/2013 ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, FACULTY OF ENGINEERING, AIN SHAMS UNIVERSITY, CAIRO, EGYPT
I was a module leader for four courses (two undergraduate and two postgraduate). I was also involved in the faculty and department administrative work and participated with three academic staff to develop new mechatronics curriculum for undergraduate students to cover the state of the art in mechatronic fields by including modules to serve Industrial automation, Autotronics, Nanomechatronics, and Biomechatronics.

07/2007-01/2008 PART-TIME RESEARCH ASSISTANT IN PROJECT TITLED “DIAGNOSIS AND MAINTENANCE OF RELAY LADDER LOGIC PROGRAMS AND PLC LADDER DIAGRAMS USING ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORKS” AT AIN SHAMS UNIVERSITY.
I worked as a part-time research assistant in joint funded research from US-Egypt Science and Technology (INF9-001-007). This research aimed to use develop a compact manufacturing system as an experimental setup for discrete event control in order to model and control a manufacturing process using petri-net and neural network in addition to using neural network for fault diagnosis during the manufacturing process due to faults in sensors status.

01/2003-07/2003 PART-TIME MECHANICAL ENGINEER IN “DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE OF METAL PRODUCTION LINES, ROSHDY METAL INDUSTRY CORP. (RMI)”, EGYPT.

02/2002-08/2008 TEACHING ASSISTANT, FACULTY OF ENGINEERING, AIN SHAMS UNIVERSITY, CAIRO, EGYPT
I was involved in problem-solving, lab demonstration, undergraduate projects co-supervision, and teaching undergraduate students.


Degrees:
2012 PhD in Mechanical Engineering
University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.
Thesis Title: A Novel Biomechatronic Above Knee Prosthetic Device Based on Dynamic Coupling Effect

2006 Pre-PhD postgraduate courses in Mechatronics Engineering
Ain Shams University (ASU), Cairo, Egypt.
Courses: Intelligent Control, Systems Dynamics, Digital Control.

2005 M.Sc in Mechanical Engineering
Ain Shams University (ASU), Cairo, Egypt.
Thesis Title: Design and Implementation of a Parallel Robot-Based Machining Centre
Courses: Advanced Engineering Mathematics, Engineering Numerical Analysis, Design of Experiments, Automatic control, Mechatronics, and Pneumatics and Hydraulic control

2001 BSc in Design and Production Engineering
Ain Shams University (ASU), Cairo, Egypt.
Courses: More than 50 courses related to the following topics: Basic Science and Engineering, Applied Mechanics, System Design, Manufacturing Technology, Material Science, and Industrial Engineering.

Awards:
• CLAWAR Association best technical paper in CLAWAR 2011 awarded for “Design of an Efficient Back-Drivable Semi-Active above Knee Prosthesis”, September 2011.
Books:
1. K. S. Tee, M. Awad, C. F. Soon, A. Dehghani, D. Moser, and S. Zehedi, “Ambulatory System For Gait Monitoring And Assessment” In R. Abdul Rahim, K. H. Abas, and N. A. M Subra., editors, Sensor & Instrumentation System Series 3, pages 95-118, Penerbit UTHM, 2017. ISBN 978-967-2110-27-9.
Published Research:
1- H. F. Maqbool, M. A. B. Husman, M. I. Awad, A. Abouhossein, N. Iqbal, and A. A. Dehghani-Sanij, A Real-Time Gait Event Detection for Lower Limb Prosthesis Control and Evaluation, IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, Vol. 25, Issue 9, 2017, 1500-1509. DOI: 10.1109/TNSRE.2016.2636367, ISSN: 1534-4320

2- F. A. Tolbah, M. M. Abdelhameed, M. I. Awad, and S. A. Abdelwahab, Towards Development Of A Bio-Inspired Artificial Muscle Using IPMC For Potential Applications In Robotics, International Journal of Mechanisms and Robotic Systems, Vol. 2, No. 3/4, 2015, 341-364. DOI: 10.1504/IJMRS.2015.074112, ISSN: 2047-7252

3- Z. W. Lui, M. I. Awad, A. Abouhossein, A. A. Dehghani-Sanij, and N. Messenger, Virtual Prototyping Of A Semi-Active Transfemoral Prosthetic Leg, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine, Vol. 229, Issue 5, 2015, 350-361. DOI: 10.1177/0954411915581653, ISSN: 2041-3033

4. S. A. Abdelwahab, F. A. Tolbah, M. M. Abdelhameed, M. B. Trabia, and M. I. Awad, “Characterization and Control of IPMC for Use in Bio-inspired Actuators”, International Journal of Mechanisms and Robotic Systems (ISSN 2047-7252). (in press)

5. A. A. Ibrahim, M. I. Awad, A. A. Alnaqi, A. A. Abdel Kader, and F. A. Tolbah, “Features Selection and Pattern Classification of Electroencephalography Motor Imagery Tasks of Right Hand”, Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (ISSN 2040-7467), 14(10): 372-379, 2017.

6. A. S. B.Tiong, S. C. Fhong, R. Omar, M. I. Awad, and K. S. Tee, "Lane Marking Detection and Tracking", ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences (ISSN 1819-6608), Volume 11, Issue 14, Pages 8910-8914, 2016.


Published Research in Confernces:
1- M. A. Arafa, M. I. Awad, and F. A. Tolbah, Proportional Myoelectric Prosthetic Hand Control Using Multiregression Model Estimator With Pattern Classifier Selector, IEEE International Workshop on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts (ARSO 2017), Austin, USA, 8-10 March, 2017, 1-5. DOI: 10.1109/ARSO.2017.8025199, ISSN: 2162-7576

2- U. Martinez-Hernandez, M. I. Awad, I. Mahmood, and A. A. Dehghani-Sanij, Prediction Of Gait Events In Walking Activities With A Bayesian Perception System, 2017 IEEE-RAS-EMBS International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR 2017), London, UK, 17-20 July, 2017. 13-18. DOI: 10.1109/ICORR.2017.8009214, ISSN: 1945-7901

3- M. A. Husman, H. F. Maqbool, M. I. Awad, and A. Dehghani-Sanij, Portable Haptic Device for Lower Limb Amputee Gait Feedback: Assessing Static and Dynamic Perceptibility, 2017 IEEE-RAS-EMBS International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR 2017), London, UK, 17-20 July, 2017, 1562 – 1566. DOI: 10.1109/ICORR.2017.8009470, ISSN: 1945-7901

4- M. M. Hamdi, M. I. Awad, M. M. Abdelhameed, and F. A. Tolbah, Lower Limb Motion Tracking Using IMU Sensor Network, Cairo International in Biomedical Engineering Conference (CIBEC), Giza, Egypt, 11-13 December, 2014, 28-33. DOI: 10.1109/CIBEC.2014.7020957, ISSN: 2156-6097

5- M. M. Hamdi, M. I. Awad, M. M. Abdelhameed, and F. A. Tolbah, Lower Limb Gait Activity Recognition Using Inertial Measurement Units For Rehabilitation Robotics, International Conference in Advanced Robotics (ICAR), Istanbul, Turkey, 27-31 July, 2015, 316-322. DOI: 10.1109/ICAR.2015.7251474, ISSN: 978-1-4673-7509-2

6. Z. Muhammad, H. F. Maqbool, T. Hussain, M. I. Awad, P. Mehryar, N. Iqbal, and A. A. Dehghani-Sanij, “Heuristic Based Gait Event Detection for Human Lower Limb Movement”, International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI 2017), Orlando, Florida, USA, 16-19 February, 2017.

7. M. I. Awad, A. Abouhossein, B. Chong, A. A. Dehghani-Sanij, R. Richardson, D. Moser and S. Zahedi, “Investigation into Energy Efficiency and Regeneration in an Electric Prosthetic Knee”, International Conference on Neurorehabilitation, Segovia, Spain, 18-21 October, 2016.

8. H. F. Maqbool, M. A. B. Husman, M. I. Awad, A. Abouhossein, N. Iqbal and A. A. Dehghani-Sanij, “Stance Sub-Phases Gait Event Detection in Real-time for Ramp Ascent and Descent”, International Conference on Neurorehabilitation, Segovia, Spain, 18-21 October, 2016.

9. A. Abouhossein, M. I. Awad, C. Crisp, A. A. Dehghani-Sanij, N. Messenger, T.D. Stewart, O. M. Querin, R. Richardson, D. Bradley, “Gait abnormalities of above knee amputees, is it a design deficiency or compensatory strategy?”, International Conference on Neurorehabilitation, Segovia, Spain, 18-21 October, 2016.

10. M. I. Awad, A. Abouhossein, A. Dehghani-Sanij, R. Richardson, D. Moser, S. Zahedi, and D. Bradley, “Towards a Smart Semi-Active Prosthetic Leg: Preliminary Assessment and Testing”, in 7th IFAC Symposium on Mechatronics & 15th Mechatronics Forum International Conference, Loughborough, UK, 5-8 September, 2016.

11. H. Maqbool, M. Husman, M. I. Awad, A. Abouhossein, P. Mehryar, N. Iqbal, and A. Dehghani-Sanij, “Real-time gait event detection for lower limb amputees using a single wearable sensor”, in 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), Orlando, FL, USA, 16-20 August 2016.

12. M. Husman, H. Maqbool, M. I. Awad, A. Abouhossein, and A. Dehghani-Sanij, “A Wearable Skin Stretch Haptic Feedback Device: Towards Improving Balance Control in Lower Limb Amputees”, in 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), Orlando, FL, USA, 16-20 August 2016.

13. M. I. Awad, A. Abouhossein, A. Dehghani-Sanij, R. Richardson, O. Querin, D. Moser, and S. Zahedi, “Estimation of Actuation System Parameters for Lower Limb Prostheses”, in 17th International Conference on Research and Education in Mechatronics, France, 15-17 June, 2016.

14. M. I. Awad, A. Dehghani-Sanij, D. Moser, and S. Zahedi, “Motor Electrical Damping for Back-Drivable Prosthetic Knee”, in 17th International Conference on Research and Education in Mechatronics, France, 15-17 June, 2016.

15. H. F. Maqbool, M. A. B. Husman, M. I. Awad, A. Abouhossein, and A. A. Dehghani-Sanij, "Real-time gait event detection for transfemoral amputees during ramp ascending and descending," 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE in Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), pp. 4785-4788, 2015.

16. M. M. Hamdi, M. I. Awad, M. M. Abdelhameed, and F. A. Tolbah, "Lower limb gait activity recognition using Inertial Measurement Units for rehabilitation robotics," International Conference in Advanced Robotics (ICAR), pp. 316-322, 2015.

17. M. I. Awad, A. Dehghani-Sanij, D. Moser, and S. Zahedi, "Inertia Properties of a Prosthetic Knee Mechanism," in Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems. vol. 9287, C. Dixon and K. Tuyls, Eds., ed: Springer International Publishing, pp. 38-43, 2015.

18. H. Maqbool, P. Mehryar, M. Husman, M. I. Awad, A. Abouhossein, and A. Dehghani-Sanij, "Towards Intelligent Lower Limb Prostheses with Activity Recognition," in Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems. vol. 9287, C. Dixon and K. Tuyls, Eds., ed: Springer International Publishing, pp. 180-185, 2015.

19. M. M. Hamdi, M. I. Awad, M. M. Abdelhameed, and F. A. Tolbah, "Lower limb motion tracking using IMU sensor network," Cairo International in Biomedical Engineering Conference (CIBEC), pp. 28-33, 2014.

20. F. A. Tolbah, M. M. Abdelhameed, M. I. Awad, and S. A. Abdelwahab, "Modeling and simulation of a new bioinspired muscle actuator," 15th International Workshop on Research and Education in Mechatronics (REM), pp. 1-7, 2014.

21. M. Awad, A. Dehghani, David Moser, and Saeed Zahedi, “Dynamic Coupling Characteristics of a Semi-Active Knee Prosthesis”, CLAWAR 2013, Sydney, Australia, 14 – 17 July, 2013.


Educational and Research Projects:
• EPSRC (EP/K020463/1) “A Biomimetic, Self-Tuning, Fully Adaptable Smart Lower Limb Prosthetics with Energy Recovery”: This project is interdisciplinary and involving people from different disciplines including industrial partner (Blatchford & Sons Ltd), Seacroft hospital (prosthetic and orthotics centre) and faculty of biological sciences, Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering and Institute of Design, Robotics and Optimisation (iDRO) at University of Leeds.

• Member of Ain Shams University team that participated in the TEMPUS project, MEDA 2004 for Mechatronics Curriculum Development, “Curricula Development for a New Mechatronics B.Sc. Major”, 474,240.00Euro, JEP-32050-2004-MEKATRON
Consulting and Engineering Projects:

Supervised Thesis:
1. PhD, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia - UTHM (2014-present)
Thesis title: Artificial Visual Perception Using Hierarchical Model for Road Recognition

2. Part-time MSc, Ain Shams University, Egypt (2015- 2018)
Thesis title: Development of a Real Time Pattern Recognition Myoelectric Control Scheme for a Hand Prosthesis

3. Part-time MSc, Ain Shams University, Egypt (2015- 2018)
Thesis title: Design and Control of a Multi-grasping Bionic Transradial Prosthesis

4. Part-time MSc, Ain Shams University, Egypt (2015- 2018)
Thesis title: Hand Prosthetic Controlled System Based on Signal Pattern Recognition of Electroencephalography

5. PhD, University of Leeds, UK (2014-2017)
Thesis title: Real-Time Estimation of Temporal Gait Parameters in Lower Limb Amputees using Inertial Sensors

6. MSc, University of Leeds, UK (2014-2015)
Thesis title: Design and Development of an Intelligent Control for a Prosthetic Knee

7. Part-time MSc, Ain Shams University, Egypt (2013-2015)
Thesis title: Identification of Human Gait Activities using IMUs

Other:
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
I was involved in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students at Ain Shams University (ASU) and University of Leeds (UoL) since 2002. I taught:
• Postgraduate: Mechatronics system design (ASU), Selected topics in Mechatronics (ASU), Design Supervisory Control of Discrete Event Systems (ASU), and Biomechatronics and Medical Robotics (UoL)
• Undergraduate: Biomedical Engineering (ASU), Measurement systems design and applications (ASU), Introduction to mechatronics (ASU and UoL), Automatic control (ASU), Robotics (ASU and UoL), Artificial Intelligence (UoL), Hydraulics and pneumatics control (ASU), System dynamic modelling and simulation (ASU), Computer Numerical Control (CNC) (ASU), Logic control systems (ASU), Mechanical vibration (ASU), Theory of machines (ASU), Machine design and construction (ASU), Machine elements design (ASU), Stress analysis (ASU), and Manufacturing technology (ASU), Strength of Material (ASU).


PEER REVIEW: REVIEWING SCIENTIFIC MANUSCRIPTS
I reviewed several scientific manuscripts for international journals (e.g. IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, IEEE Journal on Robotics and Automation, etc.) and many international conferences (e.g. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), etc.).