Micro & Nano Technology Research Group

We seek to understand and exploit interesting characteristics of smart materials, such as shape-memory-alloy and shape-memory-polymers as well as hybrid combinations of them with unusual classes of micro/nanomaterials, in the form of microdevices. Our aim is to control and apply these devices in various applications including in automation, microrobotics and biomedical areas. Our work combines fundamental studies with forward-looking engineering efforts in a way that promotes positive feedback between the two. Our current research focuses on smart materials for robotics structures, microfluidic devices, and micro/nano electromechanical (MEMS/NEMS) systems. These efforts are highly multidisciplinary, and combine expertise from nearly every traditional field of technical study.

Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Mohamed Sultan Mohamed Ali
Mohamed Sultan Mohamed Ali received the B.Eng. and M.Eng. degrees in electrical engineering from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor, Malaysia, in 2006 and 2008, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, in 2012. From 2001 to 2007, he held various engineering positions at Flextronics International Ltd. and Jabil Circuit, Inc. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. Dr. Mohamed Sultan serves as a consultant for Flextronics Malaysia in failure analysis division and is actively involved in many industrial projects. He was awarded Chartered Engineer (C.Eng.) and Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) by United Kingdom Engineering Council and  Board Of Engineers Malaysia, respectively. Dr. Mohamed Sultan is also a Senior Member of IEEE (SMIEEE). Dr. Mohamed Sultan has published over 80 technical papers in MEMS and related fields. He has also served as the editor of 5 books in Mechatronics. His research interests are in the areas of MEMS, nanotechnology, and also in micro/ nanofabrication technologies, including wireless microdevices, integration of microstructures, and microrobotics.
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