Maher Assaad
  • Maher Assaad

  • Associate Professor
  • Ext: 6789

Dr. Maher Assaad received a Master degree in electrical engineering/microelectronics IC design from the University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada in 2002, and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering/microelectronics IC design from the University of Glasgow, Glasgow, U.K., in 2009. He has been a senior lecturer in electrical engineering at the University Technology of PETRONAS, Malaysia, and an associate professor in electronic and communication engineering at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah. He is currently an associate professor in electrical engineering at Ajman University, UAE. His research interests include design of analog and digital circuits for sensing and communication systems.

Education
  • Ph.D. Electronics and Electrical Engineering, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom, 2009
  • M.Eng. Electronics and Electrical Engineering, University of Montreal, Canada, 2002
  • MSc, Physics, University of Moncton, N.B., Canada, 1995
Experience
  • Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering, Ajman University, UAE, Jan. 2016 - present
  • Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering, American University of Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, Aug. 2013 - Dec. 2015
  • Senior Lecturer, Electrical Engineering, University Technology of PETRONAS, Malaysia, Aug. 2010 - Jul. 2013
Teaching Area
  • Analog/Digital Circuits, Analog/Digital Integrated Circuits, Digital Systems Design with VHDL, MEMS Technologies, VLSI Design
Research
  • Light/Image-Sensors Based Systems Design for Industrial Applications
  • Temperature Sensors and Temperature Level Detector
  • PLL-Based Clock and Data Recovery Circuits for Optical-Fiber Communication Systems
Publications
Conference Presentation
  • Phase based Time Resolved Reflectance Spectroscopy using Time-of-Flight Camera for Fruit Quality Monitoring, 2020 IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium (SAS)
  • Wearable Wristworn Gesture Recognition Using Echo State Network, 26th IEEE International Conference on Electronics Circuits and Systems, September 2019.
  • Magnetic Resonance-based Wireless Power Transfer for Implantable Biomedical Microelectronics Devices, The 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology.
  • Analysis and recovery monitoring of meibomian gland dysfunction disease using hyperspectral imaging, The 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology
  • Wearable Resistive-based Gesture-Sensing Interface Bracelet, Int. Conference on UK - China Emerging Technologies (UCET 2019).
  • "A Synthesizable Serial Link for Point-to-Point Communication in SoC/NoC”, The 29th IEEE International Conference on Microelectronics (IEEE-ICM17), Beirut, Lebanon, 10-13 December, 2017.
  • "An Interface Circuit Design Based On Differential Capacitive Sensors for Accurate Measurement of Water Contents in Crude Oil", the IEEE-ICCAS 2012, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 3-4 Oct. 2012.
  • "A Low Power Interface Circuit Design for a CMOS Based Smart Optical Sensor", the IEEE-ICCAS 2012, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 3-4 Oct. 2012.
  • "Design of Low Power and High Resolution Color Sensor Based Microsystem for Biochemical Applications", IEEE-NPC, KL, Malaysia, Sept. 2011.
  • “Design and modeling of low-power clockless serial link for data communication systems”, NPC, KL, Malaysia, 19-20 Sept. 2011.
  • “Design and FPGA implementation of PLL-based quarter-rate clock and data recovery circuit”, the 4th International Conference on Intelligent and Advanced Systems (ICIAS), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 12-14 June 2012.
  • "Ultra Low Power, Harsh Environment SOI-CMOS Design of Temperature Sensor Based Threshold Detection and Wake-Up IC", 2010 IEEE International SOI Proceedings, 11-14 Oct. 2010, San Diego, CA, USA.
  • "Ultra low power CMOS circuits working in subthreshold regime for high temperature and radiation environments", int. con. and exhibition on high temperature electronics network (HiTEN), July 18-20, 2011, St. Catherine’s College Oxford, Oxford, U. K. (Best Paper Award)
  • "CMOS IC Design and Verilog-A Modeling of 10-Gb/s PLL-Based Deserializer for Inter-Chip Communication in SOC", IEEE-International 4 4 Symposium on System on Chip, 20-21 Nov. 2007, Tampere, Finland.
  • "20-Gb/s Reference-less Quarter-Rate PLL-based Clock Data Recovery Integrated Circuit in 130 nm CMOS technology", Proc. of the 15th of International Conference on Mixed Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, MIXDES 2008, 19-21 June 2008, Poznan, Poland.
  • “Extreme-environment behaviors and performances of advanced Silicon-on-Insulator CMOS sensors, transistors and circuits”, 2nd Int Con. on Advancements in Nuclear Instrumentation, Measurement Methods and their Applications, 2011.
Memberships, Awards and Honors
  • IEEE Member
  • IRG: Ajman University, project: “Design and Characterization of Integrated Multi-Spectral Photodiode Using Non-Uniform Doping and Wire-Grid Polarizers for Imaging Systems.”, Oct. 2021 - Sep. 2022. AED 45000.
  • IRG: Ajman University, project: “Polarization Sensitive Multi-Spectral Imaging System for Enhanced Food Quality Monitoring”, Oct. 2020 - Sep. 2021, AED 49000.
  • IRG: Ajman University, Project: "Design and characterization of Inline Real-time Food Quality Monitoring Device.( Part2: Continuation from last year)", Oct. 2019 - Sep. 2020, AED50,000
  • IRG: Ajman University, project: “Design and characterization of Inline Real-time Food Quality Monitoring Device, Part1”, Oct. 2018 - Sep. 2019, AED 36000.
  • IRG: Ajman University, project: “Design and characterization of Surface Roughness Measurement System”, in collaboration with the University of Strathclyde, Oct. 2017 - Sep. 2018. AED 31000.
  • ERGS: Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia. Project: "Toward Greener Network on Chip: A Clock-less Communication Approach", May 2013, PI, $US 50K.
  • PhD Scholarship from the University of Glasgow covering tuition fees and stipend for 3 years to complete my PhD degree, Sept. 2005- Aug. 2008