Dr Umer Izhar - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Dr Umer Izhar

PhD (Electrical & Computer Engineering) LU (USA), MSc (Electrical & Computer Engineering) LU (USA), MSc (Mechatronics Engineering) UET (Pakistan), B.E. (Mechatronics Engineering) NUST (Pakistan)

  • Lecturer, Mechatronics Engineering
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+61 7 5456 5087
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H1.2.44
Campus
Sunshine Coast
Dr Umer Izhar

Dr Umer Izhar acquired his Ph.D degree on a Fulbright Scholarship in 2010 from Lehigh University, PA USA. His doctorate degree in electrical engineering was completed with the focus in Micro-electro-mechanical-systems (MEMS).

After completing his doctorate, he worked as an Assistant Professor with NUST, Pakistan. He later joined Central Queensland University (CQU), Australia as a Lecturer in Mechatronics eEgineering and developed part of the Mechatronics curriculum.

His current research interests include design and fabrication of MEMS based sensors and actuators, robotics and automation.

Awards

Fulbright Scholarship Award

Potential Research Projects for HDR and Honours Students

  • Mechatronics
  • Micro mechatronics
  • Micro-electromechanical Systems (MEMS)

Publications

U. Izhar, F. Albermani, D. M. G. Preethichandra, J. Sul, P. A. Janse van Rensburg, 2019, An Electrothermally Actuated MEMS Braille Dot, Proceedings of the 25th Australasian Conference on Mechanics of Structures and Materials, December 2018, Brisbane, QLD, 985-993.

P. A. Janse van Rensburg, U. Izhar and D. M. G. Preethichandra, 2018, A Novel PLC Impedance Conditioning Technique for Quasi-Common Mode Power-Line Antenna Injection, IEEE 27th International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE), 2018, Cairns, QLD, 677-682.

P. A. Janse van Rensburg, U. Izhar, 2017, A Powerline Communication Impedance Conditioning Circuit, AU20170100113 

Saleem, M.M.; Farooq, U.; Izhar, U.; Khan, U.S., 2017, Multi-Response Optimization of Electrothermal Micromirror Using Desirability Function-Based Response Surface Methodology. Micromachines, 8, 107.

Research areas

  • Mechatronics/Micro Mechatronics
  • Micro Electromechanical Systems (MEMS)
  • Robotics and Automation

Teaching areas

  • ENG102 Engineering Statics
  • ENG103 Introduction to the Internet of Things

Program coordinator

Dr Umer Izhar's specialist areas of knowledge include: - Micro sensors and actuators - Robotics and automation

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