Mohamed Ibrahim Mohamed Hassan Awad

Associate Professor at Mechatronics


Career Information

Assistant Professor at : 2018-10-28
Teacher at : 2013-02-25
Teacher Assistant at : 2009-09-24
Demonstrator at : 2002-01-17

Academic Information

Graduation : 2001 From Faculty of Engineering , Ain Shams university

Brief

orcid.org/0000-0002-0367-0187
Scopus ID: 56410514600
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=kcjW25oAAAAJ&hl=en

RESEARCH SUMMARY
My research interest is in the area of Mechatronic systems design, Robotics (Industrial, Rehabilitation, Mobile, Walking, and Humanoid Robotics), Control systems design, Intelligent control, Automation, IoT based automation, Manufacturing informatics, Digital manufacturing, smart composite structures, autonomous and smart systems, Pneumatic and Hydraulic systems, and Biomechatronics. I worked also in an interdisciplinary research project that requires integration of biological sciences, biomechanics, rehabilitation engineering, human in the loop testing, clinical testing, mechanical engineering, electronics, machine learning, control and mechatronics. This research project activities focused on developing smart assistive and rehabilitation robotic solution to enhance human life. My current research activities focus on applying mechatronic system design approaches in the areas of industrial, healthcare, manufacturing, agriculture and energy.

EMPLOYMENT
09/2018-PRESENT COORDINATOR OF MECHATRONICS ENGINEERING PROGRAM, FACULTY OF ENGINEERING, AIN SHAMS UNIVERSITY, CAIRO, EGYPT

10/2018-PRESENT ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, MECHATRONICS ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, FACULTY OF ENGINEERING, AIN SHAMS UNIVERSITY, CAIRO, EGYPT

01/2017-09/2018 ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, DESIGN AND PRODUCTION ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, FACULTY OF ENGINEERING, AIN SHAMS UNIVERSITY, CAIRO, EGYPT

09/2013-12/2016 RESEARCH FELLOW, INSTITUTE OF DESIGN, ROBOTICS AND OPTIMISATION (IDRO), MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS, LEEDS, UK

01/2013-08/2013 ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, DESIGN AND PRODUCTION ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, FACULTY OF ENGINEERING, AIN SHAMS UNIVERSITY, CAIRO, EGYPT

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.

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, DESIGN AND PRODUCTION ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, FACULTY OF ENGINEERING, AIN SHAMS UNIVERSITY, CAIRO, EGYPT

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. Alireza Abouhossein, Uriel Martinez-Hernandez, Mohammed I. Awad, Imran Mahmood, Derya Yilmaz, and Abbas A. Dehghani-Sanij. "Assistive Gait Wearable Robots—From the Laboratory to the Real Environment." In Reinventing Mechatronics, pp. 75-92. Springer, 2020.

2. 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.

Publications

JOURNAL PAPERS
1. Omar T. Abdelaziz, Shady A. Maged, Mohammed I. Awad, “Towards Dynamic Task/Posture Control of a 4DOF Humanoid Robotic Arm”, International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, 2020.

2. Alireza Abouhossein, Mohammed I. Awad, Hafiz F. Maqbool, Carl Crisp, Todd Stewart, Neil Messenger, Robert C. Richardson, Abbas A. Dehghani-Sanij, and David Bradley, "Foot trajectories and loading rates in a transfemoral amputee for six different commercial prosthetic knees: An indication of adaptability", Medical engineering & physics, 2019.

3. H. F. Maqbool, M. A. B. Husman, M. I. Awad, A. Abouhossein, N. Iqbal, and A. A. Dehghani-Sanij, "Heuristic real-time detection of temporal gait events for lower limb amputees”, IEEE Sensors Journal, 2019 (DOI: 10.1109/JSEN.2018.2889970)

4. M. Zarzoura, P. Del Moral, M. I Awad, and F. A. Tolbah, “Investigation into reducing anthropomorphic hand degrees of freedom while maintaining human hand grasping functions”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine, 2019

5. 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), 4(3), pp.155-175, 2018.

6. Adrian Bee Tiong Soon, Kian Sek Tee, Mohammed Ibrahim Awad, and Chin Fhong Soon. "Oncoming Vehicle Detection with Variable-Focus Liquid Lens." International Journal of Integrated Engineering 10, no. 8 (2018).

7. 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 (ISSN: 1534-4320), Vol. 25, Issue 9, pp.1500-1509, 2017.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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 (ISSN 2041-3033), vol. 229, pp. 350-361, 2015.

11. 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 (ISSN 2047-7252), vol. 2, pp. 341-364, 2015.

12. F. Tolbah, M. Abdelhameed, M. I. Awad, “Analysis and Control of A Hybrid Robot-Based Machine Table”, Scientific Bulletin, Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University, Vol. 2, No. 40, June, 2005.

PEER-REVIEWED FULL CONFERENCE PAPERS
1. S. A. Mohamed, M. I. Awad and S. A. Maged, "Online Gait Generation For NAO Humanoid Robot Using Model Predictive Control," 2020 International Conference on Innovative Trends in Communication and Computer Engineering (ITCE), Aswan, Egypt, 2020, pp. 205-209, doi: 10.1109/ITCE48509.2020.9047782.

2. A. Halim, A. A. Ibrahim, M. I. Awad and M. R. A. Atia, "Optimization of Sensor Number for Lower Limb Prosthetics using Genetic Algorithm," 2020 International Conference on Innovative Trends in Communication and Computer Engineering (ITCE), Aswan, Egypt, 2020, pp. 210-215, doi: 10.1109/ITCE48509.2020.9047780.

3. A. Adel, M. Mahmoud, N. Sayed, O. Hisham, O. Ossama, P. Adel, Y. Ayman, M. I. Awad, S. A. Maged, S. M. Umer, H. Iqbal, H. F. Maqbool, "Design of A 6-DOF Hydraulic Vehicle Driving Simulator," 2020 International Conference on Innovative Trends in Communication and Computer Engineering (ITCE), Aswan, Egypt, 2020, pp. 170-175, doi: 10.1109/ITCE48509.2020.9047787.

4. M. N. El-Agroudy, M Gaber, D Joseph, M Ibrahim, M Amin, D Helmy, M Hanafy, S Hisham, M. I. Awad, A. R. Youssef, S. A. Maged, "Assistive Exoskeleton Hand Glove," 2020 International Conference on Innovative Trends in Communication and Computer Engineering (ITCE), Aswan, Egypt, 2020, pp. 164-169, doi: 10.1109/ITCE48509.2020.9047803.

5. Ahmed Mobrez, Muhammad El-Brollossy, Muhammad Yehia, Mohammed I. Awad, Shady A. Maged, Dilruba Siddiqi, Hafiz F. Maqbool, "Microprocessor-Based Hydraulic Damping-Controlled Prosthetic Knee for Developing Countries," 2019 International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Industry (ICRAI), Rawalpindi, Pakistan, 2019, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1109/ICRAI47710.2019.8967393.

6. S. A. Mohamed, S. A. Maged and M. I. Awad, "Design and Control of the Lower Part of Humanoid Biped Robot," 2018 3rd International Conference on Robotics and Automation Engineering (ICRAE), Guangzhou, China, pp. 19-23, 2018. doi: 10.1109/ICRAE.2018.8586705

7. Alireza Abouhossein, Uriel Martinez Hernandez, Mohammed I. Awad, David Bradley, and Abbas A. Dehghani-Sanij. "Human-activity-centered measurement system: challenges from laboratory to the real environment in assistive gait wearable robotics." In 16th Mechatronics Forum International Conference, 2018.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. 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.

13. 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.

14. 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.

15. 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.

16. 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.

17. 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.

18. 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.

19. 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.

20. 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.

21. 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.

22. 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.

23. 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.

24. 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.

25. 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.

26. 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.

27. M. Awad, K. Sek Tee, Abbas A. Dehghani-Sanij, David Moser, and Saeed Zahedi, “Analysis and Performance of A Semi-Active Prosthetic Knee”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics (ICMEM 2012), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 16-18 August 2012.

28. M. Awad, K. Sek Tee, A. Dehghani, David Moser, and Saeed Zehedi ,“Design of An Efficient Back-Drivable Semi-Active Above Knee Prosthesis”, Proceedings of CLAWAR 2011: the 14th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines, pp. 35-42, Paris, France, 6 – 8 September 2011.

29. Z. Lui, M. Awad, A. Dehghani, and Neil Messenger, “Virtual Modelling, Prototyping and Simulation of Transfemoral Active Prosthetic Limb”, Proceedings of CLAWAR 2011: the 14th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines, pp. 759-766, Paris, France, 6 – 8 September 2011.

30. K. Sek Tee, M. Awad, A. Dehghani, David Moser, and Saeed Zehedi, “A Portable Gait Monitoring System for Lower Limb Prosthetic Alignment”, Proceedings of the World Congress on Engineering 2011 Vol. III WCE 2011, London, U.K, July 6 - 8, 2011.

31. K. Sek Tee, M. Awad, A. Dehghani, David Moser, and Saeed Zehedi, “Dynamic Calibration of A Gyroscope Using A Compound Pendulum”, Proceedings of CLAWAR 2011: the 14th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines, pp. 825-830, Paris, France, 6 – 8 September 2011.

32. K. Sek Tee, M. Awad, A. Dehghani, David Moser, and Saeed Zehedi, “Triaxial Accelerometer Static Calibration”, Proceedings of the World Congress on Engineering 2011 Vol. III WCE 2011, London, U.K, July 6 - 8, 2011.

33. K. Sek Tee, M. Awad, A. Dehghani, David Moser, and Saeed Zehedi, “Comparison of Two Static Calibration Methods of An Inertial Measurement Unit”, Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference Biomedical Engineering (Biomed 2011), Innsbruck, Austria, February 16 - 18, 2011.

34. F. Tolbah, M. Abdelhameed, M. I. Awad, “A Mechatronics Approach for the Design of a Parallel Robot Based Machine Tool Platform", 7th International Conference on Production Engineering and Design for Development, Cairo-Egypt, (PEDD7) Proceedings, pp.53-72, February 7-9, 2006.

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.

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