CMED’s research is focused in the domain of Mechatronics, Instrumentation, Robotics and Control in the following research fields:

  • Computer Control Systems
  • Design of embedded systems
  • Real-time Software Engineering for Mechatronics systems
  • Design of robots and robotics work cells
  • Application of advanced control in robotics
  • Multi-agent intelligent mobile robots
  • Internet-based telerobotics
  • Micro-electromechanical System (MEMS)
  • Industrial automation and computer integrated manufacturing
  • Advanced Control strategies in Industrial Processes
  • Identification and Control of Industrial Processes
  • Intelligent Plant Interface
  • Advanced Transducer Application
  • Sensor technology
  • Process Tomography for flow measurement
  • Vision Systems
  • Neural Network, Fuzzy Logic and Genetic Algorithms
  • Intelligent Control Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence applications
  • Robust Control and Uncertain System
  • Smart sensors & Actuators
  • Real-time control system
  • Nanotechnology-based mechatronics and robotics.


Research work at CMED is mainly carried out under the following Research Groups (RGs) and Centers of Excellence (CoE):





Protom-i RG: Process Tomography and Instrumentation (PROTOM-i) research group focuses on the design and development of electronic sensors, with special interest in process tomography. Various methods of process tomography are being used such as Optical Tomography, Ultrasonic Tomography, Electrical Capacitance Tomography (ECT), Gamma Ray Tomography and magnetic induction tomography (MIT). The group is also focusing on challenging research area such as process control, sensors, instrumentations and applications related to biotechnology, environmental, agricultural and industrial process.
Head: Dr. Mohamed Sultan Mohamed Ali

Advanced Control RG: The Advanced Control Research Group (ACRG) strives to be a leading research group in control engineering in this region with dedicated and qualified academic staff and researchers. The research involves many areas in control, mechatronics, robotics and instrumentation engineering which include modeling and control of advanced mechatronics systems including robots, process control, control theory, control and automation in agriculture, intelligent control, network control and advanced sensors and actuators.
Head: Associate Professor Dr Zaharuddin Mohamed

Micro-nano System RG: This Research Group strives to foster active research by building a novel interdisciplinary field based on micro-nano mechatronics. This field will promote “the world-highest-level of micro-nano mechatronics research with an emphasis on originality” from a viewpoint of not only the acquisition of advanced technology, but also social and industrial issues. To promote their program, group members, who are coming from various research background, e.g. materials, mechanical science, system measurement/ control engineering, and advanced bio-medicine, will work together synergistically.
Head : Dr. Mohd Ridzuan Ahmad

CAIRO: CAIRO (Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics) was formed in 1997 as one of the centers of excellence in Universiti Teknologi malaysia (UTM). CAIRO was established as the pioneering and leading Research & Development center in Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Advanced Automation in the country. The center main role is to acquire advanced technologies and working with local industries to enhance their products in a way of improving their competitiveness.
Director: Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Hazlina Selamat

Photo Staff Name
Designation Research Areas Reseach Group/COE Email
Head of Department
norhaliza Norhaliza Abdul Wahab Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Control and identification in process control, adaptive predictive control and multivariable control in biological nitrogen removal of wastewater system Advanced Control norhaliza
johari Johari Halim Shah Osman Prof. Dr. (Faculty Dean) Robotics, Robust Control of Uncertain System, Adv. robot control, Large Scale Systems, Adaptive Control Techniques, Decentralized & Hierarchical Control. Advanced Control johari
fua'ad Mohd. Fua’ad Rahmat Prof. Dr. (UTM-SPACE Dean) System Identification, Parameter Estimation, Process Tomography, Process Control Instrumentation, Hydraulic and Pneumatic Actuator System PROTOM-i fuaad
ruzairi Ruzairi Abd. Rahim Prof. Dr. (Secondment to UTHM) Flow measurement & instrumentation, Process Tomography, Advanced sensor application. PROTOM-i ruzairi
yahaya2 Yahaya Md. Sam Prof. Dr. (QRIM Sr. Director) Sliding Mode Control, Robust Control of Uncertain System, Automotive Control and Active Suspension System Advanced Control yahaya
Associate Professors
rashid Abdul Rashid Husain Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sliding Mode Control and Robust Control for Nonlinear Dynamic System, Active Magnetic Bearing System, Linear Matrix Inequality (LMI) for Control, Real-time and Network Control system Advanced Control abrashid
atif Ahmad ‘Athif Mohd Faudzi Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. System Integration, Intelligent actuators, Mechatronics and control, Microcontroller and embedded system CAIRO athif
hazlina Hazlina Selamat Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. (CAIRO Director) Control Engineering, Adaptive Control, Railway Vehicle Suspension System, System Identification CAIRO hazlina
herlina Herlina Abdul Rahim Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. (RMC Deputy Director) Sensor Technologies, Medical Engineering, System Identification PROTOM-i herlina
sultan-web-fke Mohamed Sultan Mohamed Ali Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Microelectromechanical System (MEMS), Micro and Nanofabrication Technologies, Microactuators, Micro Sensors, Wireless Micro devices PROTOM-i sultanali
ridzuan Mohd Ridzuan Ahmad Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nanobiotechnology, Nano-manipulation, Bio-manipulation, Single Cell Analysis, Nanodevices and Multi-Agent Robotics System Micro-nano Systems Engineering mdridzuan
rosbi Rosbi Mamat Assoc. Prof. Dr. Process Control, Intelligent Control, Real Time Embedded System, Hardware & Software CoDesign of Mechatronics Systems, Robot Controller Design Advanced Control rosbi
sallehuddin Sallehuddin Ibrahim Assoc. Prof. Dr. Flow Measurement, Process Tomography, Optical Sensors PROTOM-i sallehuddin
shahrum Shahrum Shah Abdullah Assoc. Prof. Dr. Intelligent control, Neural Networks, Fuzzy Logic, Genetic Algorithms MJIIT shahrum
dr-zahar Zaharuddin Mohamed Assoc. Prof. Dr. Control of Flexible Structures, Vibration Control, Mechatronics Control Advanced Control zahar
salinda Salinda Buyamin Assoc. Prof. Dr. Control Machines and Drives, Optimization, Sensorless Motor Advanced Control salinda
Senior Lecturer
anita Anita Ahmad Dr. Electrophysiological data processing, Image reconstruction, Control and Instrumentation PROTOM-i anita
fatimahs Fatimah Sham Ismail Dr. Optimization, Artificial Intelligence and Process Control CAIRO fatimahs
herman Herman Wahid Dr. Artificial Intelligence (ANN, FL, PSO), Metamodeling, Air Quality Modeling & Instrumentation, Energy Harvesting, Applied Control Engineering PROTOM-i herman
hamimah abas Khairul Hamimah Abas Dr. Image Processing, Face Identification, Infrared Imagery Analysis PROTOM-i khairulhamimah
AwesomeMe Kumeresan A. Danapala- singam Ir. Dr. Nonlinear control, autonomous helicopter, hybrid electric vehicle, artificial intelligence CAIRO kumeresan
peiling Leow Pei Ling Dr. Instrumentation, biosensors and electrochemical detections PROTOM-i leowpl
lim Lim Cheng Siong Dr. Emergency Medical Services, Embedded System, Telerobotics and Multi-Agent Robotics System Advanced Control lcsiong
amri2 Mohd. Amri Md. Yunus Dr. Optical Tomography, Environmental Measurement and Instrumentation PROTOM-i amri
ariffanan Mohd Ariffanan Mohd Basri Dr. Adaptive and robust control, applied soft computing, applied artificial intelligence, unmanned vehicle, mobile robot, microactuator Advanced Control ariffanan
hafis Mohamad Hafis Izran Ishak Dr. Human Adaptive Mechatronics, Human Machine System, Advanced Mechatronics PROTOM-i hafis
amir Mohamad Amir Shamsudin Dr. Autonomous robot, Unmanned/surveillance vehicle, Nonlinear system modelling and control, Soft computing optimization technique Advanced Control amirshamsudin
shukri Mohamad Shukri Abdul Manaf Mr. Instrumentation PROTOM-i mshukri
shukri2 Mohamad Shukri Zainal Abidin Dr. Precision Agriculture, Water-saving Agriculture System, Intelligent Control, Fault Detection and Diagnostic, Mechatronics and Automation System, Embedded System Advanced Control shukri
nuruladilla Nurul Adilla Mohd Subha Dr. Networked control system, predictive control, multi-agent system Advanced Control nuruladilla
shafis Shafishuhaza Sahlan Dr. Control Systems Engineering Algorithm, Model Reduction Techniques PROTOM-i shafis
shahdan Shahdan Sudin Dr. Cooperative vehicle, Vehicle convey dynamic and control Advanced Control shahdan
sophan Sophan Wahyudi Nawawi Dr. Applied Control Engineering, Robot Control Advanced Control sophan
yeong Yeong Che Fai Dr. Navigation and Mapping, Autonomous Mobile Robots, Nonlinear Control, Sensor Fusion CAIRO cfyeong
ridwan Ahmad Ridhwan Wahab Mr. Robotics PROTOM-i ridhwan
ridwan Nasarudin Ahmad Mr. Control Engineering PROTOM-i e-nasar