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Dr. Muhammad Mahmood Ali

Biography

Dr. Muhammad Mahmood Ali has been working as a Post Doctoral Researcher in Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, University of Limerick, Ireland since December 2018. Previously, he had been working as an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at Ghulam Ishaq Khan (GIK) Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Topi, KPK, Pakistan since January 2017. He received his B.S. degree in Electronic Engineering from The Islamia University of Bahawaplur in 2009, the M.S. degree in Electronic Engineering from the GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Topi, Pakistan, in 2012, and his PhD Degree (with Distinction) in Photonic Engineering on Bright Sparks Fellowship from renowned Photonics Research Centre, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2016. Furthermore he has worked as visiting Ph.D research fellow at OFSRC, University of Limerick, Ireland for one year from December 2015 to December 2016. His research interests include optical fiber sensors and lasers with applications, advanced digital signal and image processing, advanced electromagnetics and microwave engineering. He has two Malaysian patents and has published more than fifteen research publications in well recognized OSA, and IEEE journals and few are in queue. He is also active participant in various international and national conferences as well as in seminars, workshops and colloquiums. He is reviewer of IEEE Photonics Journal, Optics Letters, Elsevier Journal of 'Measurement', Springer Journal of 'Optical and Quantum Electronics (OQE)', The Advanced Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES), Journal, Chinese Optics Letters (COL), International Journal of Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics. Moreover, he was an invited speaker at European Photonics Industrial Consortium (EPIC) Tech Watch in Conjunction with The Micro Photonics International Congress Expo 11-13 October 2016, MESSE Berlin, Germany. Also He was awarded Seal of Excellence on his Research Proposal for Marie S. Curie Individual Fellowship (MSC-IF). He is the Life Fellow of Pakistan Academy of Engineering (PAE), member of the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) and the National Academy of Young Scientists (NAYS) Pakistan.

Research Interests

Main research Interests are:

  • Optical fibre based devices for sensing and communication technologies,
  • Optical fibre based probe sensors,
  • Optical fibre based multi-parameter sensors in biomedical and industrial applications,
  • Fibre Bragg gratings, Long period gratings, and Fabry-Perot interferometer based sensors,
  • Planar lightwave devices,
  • Electromagnetic wave analysis of optical waveguides,
  • Mode converters for space division multiplexing technology.

Additional interests include:

  • The Applications of Metasurface and Metamaterial based devices in optical and microwave regime,
  • Signal and Image Processing

Teaching Interests

Undergraduate Level:

  • Electronic Devices and Circuits
  • Electronic Circuit Design
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Digital Image Processing
  • Introduction to Application Specific Integrated Cicuits (ASICs) Design
  • Signals and Systems
  • Electric Machines
  • Signals and Systems
  • Communication Theory
  • Final Year Project

Postgraduate Level:

  • Microwave and Photonic Devices
  • Computational Electromagnetics
  • Optical Communication
  • Introduction to Metamaterials and Metasurfaces
  • MS/PhD Theses

Professional Activities

Consultancy

  • 2018 Students - Student Counselling and Discussions about their Career and Degree Plans

Education

  • 2016 University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - PhD Photonic Engineering
  • 2012 GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology - MS Electronic Engineering
  • 2009 The Islamia University of Bahawalpur - BSc Electronic Engineering

Award

  • 2010 - Deans Honor Roll
  • 2010 - Dean Honor Roll
  • 2009 - Silver Medal
  • 2005 - Merit Based Fully Funded Scholarship for Undergraduate Studies

Other

  • Honored to join United Technologies STEM U and become a Young Member of the New York Academy of Sciences!

Research Collaborators

  • Dr. Lim Kok Sing - Joint Publication - Universiti Malaya -Malaysia -Performance Enhancement of Optical Fiber Sensors

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

2018

Measurement of Ultralow Level Bioethanol Concentration for Production Using Evanescent Wave Based Optical Fiber Sensor
S. F. Memon and M. M. Ali and J. T. Pembroke and B. S. Chowdhry and E. Lewis
(2018) Measurement of Ultralow Level Bioethanol Concentration for Production Using Evanescent Wave Based Optical Fiber Sensor
In IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement; pp. 780-788
DOI: 10.1109/TIM.2017.2761618

2015

Tilted Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors for Reinforcement Corrosion Measurement in Marine Concrete Structure
Islam, MR;Bagherifaez, M;Ali, MM;Chai, HK;Lim, KS;Ahmad, H
(2015) Tilted Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors for Reinforcement Corrosion Measurement in Marine Concrete Structure
In Ieee Transactions On Instrumentation And Measurement; PISCATAWAY : pp. 3510-3516
DOI: 10.1109/TIM.2015.2459511

2015

PCF-Cavity FBG Fabry-Perot Resonator for Simultaneous Measurement of Pressure and Temperature
Ali, MM;Islam, MR;Lim, KS;Gunawardena, DS;Yang, HZ;Ahmad, H
(2015) PCF-Cavity FBG Fabry-Perot Resonator for Simultaneous Measurement of Pressure and Temperature
In Ieee Sensors Journal; PISCATAWAY : IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC pp. 6921-6925
DOI: 10.1109/JSEN.2015.2468065

2015

Characterization of Mode Coupling in Few-Mode FBG With Selective Mode Excitation
Ali, MM;Jung, YM;Lim, KS;Islam, MR;Shaif-Ul Alam;Richardson, DJ;Ahmad, H
(2015) Characterization of Mode Coupling in Few-Mode FBG With Selective Mode Excitation
In Ieee Photonics Technology Letters; PISCATAWAY : IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC pp. 1713-1716
DOI: 10.1109/LPT.2015.2438177

2015

Measurement of grating visibility of a fiber Bragg grating based on bent-spectral analysis.
Gunawardena DS;Lai MH;Lim KS;Ali MM;Ahmad H;
(2015) Measurement of grating visibility of a fiber Bragg grating based on bent-spectral analysis.
In Applied Optics;
DOI: 10.1364/AO.54.001146

2015

In-Fiber Gratings for Simultaneous Monitoring Temperature and Strain in Ultrahigh Temperature
Yang, HZ;Qiao, XG;Wang, YP;Ali, MM;Lai, MH;Lim, KS;Ahmad, H
(2015) In-Fiber Gratings for Simultaneous Monitoring Temperature and Strain in Ultrahigh Temperature
In Ieee Photonics Technology Letters; PISCATAWAY : IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC pp. 58-61
DOI: 10.1109/LPT.2014.2361768

2015

Cladless few mode fiber grating sensor for simultaneous refractive index and temperature measurement
Yang, HZ;Ali, MM;Islam, MR;Lim, KS;Gunawardena, DS;Ahmad, H
(2015) Cladless few mode fiber grating sensor for simultaneous refractive index and temperature measurement
In Sensors And Actuators A-Physical; LAUSANNE : ELSEVIER SCIENCE SA pp. 62-68
DOI: 10.1016/j.sna.2015.03.001

2014

Optical Gaussian Notch Filter Based on Periodic Microbent Fiber Bragg Grating
Ali, MM;Lim, KS;Becir, A;Lai, MH;Ahmad, H
(2014) Optical Gaussian Notch Filter Based on Periodic Microbent Fiber Bragg Grating
In Ieee Photonics Journal; PISCATAWAY : IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC
DOI: 10.1109/JPHOT.2013.2295466

2014

Optimized Tapered Optical Fiber for Ethanol (C2H5OH) Concentration Sensing
Yang, HZ;Qiao, XG;Ali, MM;Islam, MR;Lim, KS
(2014) Optimized Tapered Optical Fiber for Ethanol (C2H5OH) Concentration Sensing
In Journal Of Lightwave Technology; PISCATAWAY : IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC pp. 1777-1783
DOI: 10.1109/JLT.2014.2311175

2014

Chronology of Fabry-Perot interferometer fiber-optic sensors and their applications: a review.
Islam MR;Ali MM;Lai MH;Lim KS;Ahmad H;
(2014) Chronology of Fabry-Perot interferometer fiber-optic sensors and their applications: a review.
In Sensors (Basel, Switzerland);
DOI: 10.3390/s140407451

2013

Direct period measurement for fiber Bragg grating using an optical imaging technique.
Ali MM;Lim KS;Yang HZ;Chong WY;Lim WS;Ahmad H;
(2013) Direct period measurement for fiber Bragg grating using an optical imaging technique.
In Applied Optics;
DOI: 10.1364/AO.52.005393

2013

Spectral analysis of bent fiber Bragg gratings: theory and experiment.
Lim KS;Yang HZ;Becir A;Lai MH;Ali MM;Qiao X;Ahmad H;
(2013) Spectral analysis of bent fiber Bragg gratings: theory and experiment.
In Optics Letters;
DOI: 10.1364/OL.38.004409

2012

Electromagnetic fields in a circular waveguide with DB-boundary conditions internally coated with chiral-nihility medium
Hassan, MH;Mughal, MJ;Ali, MM;Naqvi, QA
(2012) Electromagnetic fields in a circular waveguide with DB-boundary conditions internally coated with chiral-nihility medium
In International Journal Of Applied Electromagnetics And Mechanics; AMSTERDAM : IOS PRESS pp. 27-35
DOI: 10.3233/JAE-2012-1426

2012

The guided waves in planar waveguide partially filled with strong chiral material
Ali, MM;Mughal, MJ;Rahim, AA;Naqvi, QA
(2012) The guided waves in planar waveguide partially filled with strong chiral material
In International Journal Of Applied Electromagnetics And Mechanics; AMSTERDAM : IOS PRESS pp. 139-149
DOI: 10.3233/JAE-2012-1415