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Postgraduate Opportunities

Postgraduate Opportunities



20 August 2019Master student, Graduate Research AssistantProject: 
Improving the Bees Algorithm for Large Scale Continuous Optimisation Problem

Project Scope/ Area:
Bees Algorithm, Optimisation, Swarm Intelligence

Requirement:
- Bachelor Degree in Engineering. 
- Willing to learn new things with can do attitude.
- Have experience using MATLAB, R software.
- Good command in written and spoken English. 

Renumeration:

Monthly stipend will be provided
  
If you are interested to apply, please email your CV to shafie@iium.edu.my

Contact Details: 
Dr. Shafie Kamaruddin 
shafie@iium.edu.my
0195190974

Remark: Funded by FRGS Grant

16 August 2019Phd studentProject:
Evaluating impact of disinfectants on waterborne pathogens in raw water using General Linear Model

Project Scope/ Area:
Environment, Statistics, General Linear Model, waterborne pathogenic testing

Requirement:
Must possess Bachelor/Master Degree in Civil/Environmental/Chemical/Biochemical Engineering or Biology/Environmental/Biochemistry Sciences or any relevant Bachelor/Master degree related to Engineering/Science.

Remuneration:
Monthly stipend will be provided.

Contact Details:
DR ZAHARAH WAHID
zaharahwahid@iium.edu.my
0361964514

Remark: Immediate vacancy

16 August 2019Phd student, Master student, Graduate Research AssistantProject:
Unsupervised Deep Learning of Dynamic Point Cloud for Face and Action Recognition

Project Scope/ Area:
Deep learning and computer vision

Requirement:
- full-time postgraduate
- background in machine/ deep learning
- passionate in research and knowledge

Remuneration:
RM 2200

Contact Details:
Dr. Hasan Firdaus Bin Mohd Zaki
hasanzaki@iium.edu.my
0189564043

Remark: Funded by FRGS grant

8 August 2019Master StudentProject:
Development of piezoelectric-based biosensor from microbial chitosan

Project Scope/ Area:
Extraction and deacetylation of chitosan, characterisation of piezoelectric properties and biosensor assembly

Requirement:
Must possess Bachelor Degree in Chemical/Biochemical/Material/Biomedical Engineering or Chemistry/Biochemistry/Biotechnology/Material Sciences or any relevant Bachelor degree related to Engineering/Science.

Remuneration:
Monthly stipend will be provided.

Contact Details:
DR FARAH BINTI AHMAD
farahahmad@iium.edu.my
60364213416

Remarks:
If you are interested to apply, please email your CV to
1. Dr Farah Ahmad (www.linkedin.com/in/farah-b-ahmad) farahahmad@iium.edu.my or
2. Dr Maziati Akmal Mohd Hatta maziatiakmal@iium.edu.my

21 June 2019Phd student, Master studentProject:
Advanced Driver-Assistance System (ADAS) using artificial intelligence

Project Scope/ Area:
Computer vision, deep learning Requirement: experience in C/C++/Python/deep learning

Remuneration:
RM 2000

Contact Details:
Dr. Hasan Firdaus Bin Mohd Zaki
hasanzaki@iium.edu.my
0189564043

Remark (if any): 2 positions available. Immediate vacancies.

21 June 2019Phd student, Master studentProject: 
Software Defined Radar for Landslide Early Warning System 

Project Scope/ Area: Microwave Engineering - Circuit and Simulation 

Requirement:
Good communication engineering background, preferably with good MSc in the area of communication engineering 

Remuneration: 

Contact Details:
Farah Nadia Mohd Isa 
farahn@iium.edu.my 
0133474155
14 May 2019PhD student cum as Research AssistantCriteria of the candidate: 
1. Must possess Master of Science (Communication Engineering) or at least Thesis has been submitted for Master degree (Communication Engineering). 
2. Must possess Bachelor Degree in Electrical/Electronics Engineering or any relevant Bachelor degree related to Engineering/IT/Computer Science. 
3. Has already published papers in ISI/Scopus journal publication 
4. Has strong desire to produce papers for ISI/Scopus journal publication during PhD candidature
5. Has strong commitment towards completing PhD 
6. Has strong background using MATLAB, C++, and other simulation tools.

The candidate will be supported by FRGS grant amount RM1500 per month. 

If you are having those criteria above and interested to apply, please email your CV and any evidence to: khaizuran@iium.edu.my as soon as possible.

21 April 2019Master student, Graduate Research AssistantProject:
Hybrid Piezoelectric and Electromagnetic Dynamics for Micro Energy Harvesting Project

Scope/ Area:
Optimization of piezoelectric and electromagnetic assembly in harvesting energy for wearable and/or portable devices.

Requirement:
- Bachelor Degree in Mechatronics/Electronics/Electrical Engineering
- Have experience using MATLAB & PSpice/Multisim (knowledge in Comsol Multiphysics software is an added advantage)
- Keen with experimental work and enjoy working in the lab
- Proficient in English
- Willing to learn new things with can do attitude

Remuneration:
RM 1500 monthly

Contact Details:
Dr. Noor Hazrin Hany Mohamad Hanif
noorhazrin@iium.edu.my
0361966567

4 April 2019Master student, Graduate Research AssistantProject:
Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) Using Embedded Artificial Intelligence

Project Scope/ Area:
Developing AI solutions on embedded platform for ADAS

Requirement:
- Proficiency in C/ C++/C#. Experience in python, image processing & deep learning is an added advantage
- positive attitude
- fluency in spoken and written English

Remuneration:
RM2000/month

Contact Details:
Dr. Hasan Firdaus Bin Mohd Zaki
hasanzaki@iium.edu.my
0189564043

Remark: Immediate position

2 April 2019Master student, Graduate Research AssistantProject:
Artificial Intelligence for Non-Invasive Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) Profiling by Smart Nanosensor Array to Predict Steroid Response and Asthma Control for Asthmatic Patients

Project Scope/ Area:
AI and smart biosensor

Requirement:
A background in machine learning and labview is recommended

Remuneration:
RM 1500 monthly

Contact Details:
Hasan Firdaus Mohd Zaki
hasanzaki@iium.edu.my
0189564043

Remark: A collaborative project between IIUM Center for Unmanned Technology (CUTE) and MIMOS

4 March 2019Master student, Graduate Research Assistant, Research AssistantProject:
Ergonomic Analysis of Spine while driving Project

Scope/ Area: Investigating the seat inclination angle and vibration control in reducing spinal muscle fatigue while driving

Requirement:
1. Bachelor Degree in Biomedical/Mechanical/Electrical and Electronics/Mechatronics Engineering (or any related field)
2. Have experience with using MATLAB
3. Good command in written and spoken English.

Remuneration:
Monthly stipend will be provided

Contact Details:
Nur Liyana Azmi
liyanazmi@iium.edu.my
0361963494

11 February 2019Phd studentProject:
UNDERLYING MECHANISM OF EXTRACTS ISOLATED FROM Premna serratifolia L. AGAINST LEUKEMIA CELLS

Project Scope/ Area:
1) Extraction of plant, Premna serratifolia by several extraction methods
2) Optimization of extraction processing condition
3) Investigate the plant extract against several leukemia cells
4) Purification of bioactive compounds from Premna serratifolia
5) Investigate underlying molecular mechanism on how the bioactive compounds exert the effect against leukemia cells

Requirement:
MSc in Science

Remuneration:
Subject to discussion (more than RM700)

Contact Details:
Assoc Prof Dr Raha Ahmad Raus
rahaar@iium.edu.my
0107117221


1 FebruaryPhd student, Master student, Graduate Research Assistant, Research AssistantProject:
Software Defined Radar for Landslide Early Warning System

Project Scope/ Area:

The offered position, based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is an exciting fundamental project, funded for 3 years to develop a cutting-edge LabVIEW based software radar system to detect a landslide occurrence for an Early Warning System. The student will design and develop a novel radar system using NI USRP and LabVIEW software to detect the underlying ground movements pre-landslide event. The data then will be used to estimate the time for a landslide event for an early warning system.

Requirement:

Good Honours Degree or MSc in Electrical and Electronics Engineering ; Communications Engineering or any related field.
Strong research interest in interdisciplinary subjects, enthusiastic and good writing skills, inquisitiveness, motivation and creativity.
Experience with LabVIEW and NI equipment will be an added advantage.

Remuneration:


Contact Details:

Farah Nadia Mohd Isa
farahn@iium.edu.my
 0133474155


1 February 2019Phd student, Master student, Graduate Research Assistant, Research AssistantProject:
Electronic Control Systems

Project Scope/ Area:
Primary research areas are, (1) Brushless DC motor and its control, (2) Sensor based control systems etc.

Requirement:

Policy of the Kulliyyah for PG research student

Remuneration:
 According to the ministry policy

Contact Details:
Dr. S. M. A. Motakabber
amotakabber@iium.edu.my
0142217380

Remark: Urgent looking for a postgraduate GRA under the FRGS funding.

29 January 2019Master student, Graduate Research AssistantProject:
Comparison study on performance of Electrochemical Supercapacitor with different carbon-based electrodes

Project Scope/ Area:
Project involves fabrication and characterisation of EDLC supercapacitors with different carbon based electrode materials such as activated carbon or 3D graphene. From the performance study of the devices, design guideline for supercapacitor fabrication will be derived for a specific potential application

Requirement:
-Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering/ Electrical Engineering/Material Engineering or equivalent
- Good command in written and oral English
- ability to work independently with minimal supervision
- good critical thinking skills

Remuneration:
RM 1200/ month based on milestones achievement Project is funded by Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development (AOARD)

Contact Details:

Dr. Nabilah Ramli/ Dr. Alya Naili Rozhan
nabilah@iium.edu.my
0197254208

24 January 2019PhD student, Master studentProject:
Radiation Damage Study on Graphene Field Effect Transistors (GFET)

Project Scope/ Area:

Nanoelectronics in radiation-based devices using 2D materials

Requirement:
1) MSc / Bachelor Degree in Materials Engineering or Electrical & Electronic Engineering or
    equivalent  with CGPA above 3.0.
2) Good command in written and oral English.
3) Willing to learn and passionate to carry out research work outside the university.
4) Able to work on experiment independently.
5) Candidate has an opportunity to collaborate with MIMOS and Malaysian Nuclear Agency intensively
     on the device fabrication, radiation test and materials characterization.
6) Attachment with MIMOS for 1-2 years.

Remuneration:

Monthly allowance is available.
-Master student - RM 1800
-PhD student - RM 2500
*Candidates are subjected to selection process by university and MIMOS

Contact Details:
 Dr. Nur Idayu binti Ayob
idayuayob@iium.edu.my
0361966566

24 January 2019PhD student, Master studentProject:
Energy Harvesting from a Smart Material Based Biomimetic Fish Tail

Project Scope/ Area:

Mechatronics, Mechanical Vibrations, Instrumentation and Measurements

Requirement:
Bachelors Degree in Mechatronics/Electrical & Electronics/Mechanical Engineering or Equivalent

Remuneration:

Yes

Contact Details:

DR AHMAD JAZLAN BIN HAJA MOHIDEEN
ahmadjazlan@iium.edu.my
0162804633

Please contact me at ahmadjazlan@iium.edu.my for further details. My previous publications can be found at https://www.researchgate.net/p...

24 January 2019Master StudentProject:
Dual Energy Harvesting via Piezoelectric and Magnetic Coils

Project Scope/ Area:

Investigation on optimizing frequency of vibration and power output from piezoelectric and magnetic coil assembly for energy harvesting.

Requirement:

-  Bachelor Degree in Electronics/Electrical/Mechatronics Engineering (CGPA > 2.8)
- Have experience with using MATLAB (knowledge in Comsol Multiphysics software is an added advantage)
- Keen with experimental work and enjoy working in the lab
- Proficient in English
- Willing to learn new things with can do attitude
- Attend weekly meeting with supervisor(s)


Remuneration:

Monthly stipend will be provided

Contact Details:

Dr Noor Hazrin Hany Mohamad Hanif
noorhazrin@iium.edu.my
0361966567

16 January 2019Master student, 

Graduate Research Assistant
Project:
A New Biometrics Authentication Method Based on Fingertips  Epidermis Layer Thickness Measurement

Project Scope/ Area:

Explore and analyze a new biometrics authentication method based on fingertips epidermis layer thickness measurement. Tasks include hardware to measure and capture epidermis thickness, creating algorithm for capturing, extraction, matching, analyzing epidermis thickness data and evaluate the reliability of the measurement system and algorithm.

Requirement:

Bachelor's degree with honours in Electronics/Mechatronics/Electrical Engineering discipline or equivalent, 2nd class and above.
Candidate must be interested to do a Full‐Time Postgraduate Degree (MSc Mechatronics Engineering - Research Mode) at the International Islamic University Malaysia.
English proficiency is mandatory in both oral and writing.
Basic knowledge in electronics circuits design/programming is an added advantage.
Keen in experimental work and enjoy working in lab.
Proactive, hardworking, self-motivated, able to carry out research work independently with minimal supervision and able to work under pressure.
•  Attend weekly meeting with supervisor(s).  

Remuneration:
Monthly stipend provided

Contact Details:

Dr. Nadzril Sulaiman
nadzril@iium.edu.my
0361964587

14 January 2019Master student, 

Graduate Research Assistant
Project:
Identification of Acetone Biomarkers in Exhaled Breath using Novel Properties of Zinc Oxide (ZnO) Nanorods Optical Sensor for Diabetes Detection

Project Scope/ Area:
 Nanomaterial in Fiber Optic Sensor

Requirement:

- Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering/Material Engineering or equivalent.
- Good command in written and oral English.
- Proactive and passionate to carry out research work.
- Able to handle laboratory equipment and able to work on experiment independently.
- Candidate has an opportunity to collaborate among other universities intensively on the tapered fiber optic as a sensor.

Remuneration:
 Monthly allowance is available.

Contact Details:

Norazlina Saidin
norazlina@iium.edu.my
0124603689

14 January 2019Master student, 

Graduate Research Assistant
Project:
Engineering ultrasmall gold-silver alloy nanoparticles for antimicrobial application

Project Scope/ Area:
 Nanoscience & Nanotechnology/Biotechnology/Microbiology

Requirement:

1. Bachelor Degree in chemistry/Chemical Engineering/Material Science/ Material Engineering/Bio-related programmes.
2. CGPA of second class or above
3. Good command in both English writing and speaking
4. Student with experience working on antimicrobial and biocompatibility tests are preferable

Remuneration:

Monthly stipend will be provided

Contact Details:

Ricca Rahman Nasaruddin
riccanasaruddin@iium.edu.my
+60361966552

11 January 2019Master student,

Graduate Research Assistant
Project:
A Novel Pose Estimation Algorithm for Mobile AR via Inertial Sensing and Conditional Density Propagation.  

Project Scope/ Area:

Vision-based pose estimation in augmented reality applications rely on markers and still too computationally expensive and inaccurate on mobile devices. Noise and illumination changes may cause jitter in the estimated pose from frame to frame image sequence. To overcome the problem, we propose to incorporate inertial sensors fusion to align the vision-based pose estimation with the sensors-based pose estimation. The effect of drift on the gyroscope and poor accuracy in magnetometer and accelerometers under fast motion will be addressed using particle filtering approach utilizing condensation algorithm. The outcome of this research would be a robust and smooth pose estimation algorithm that utilizes all the built-in inertial sensors in most mobile devices.

 Requirement:
Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering/Mechatronics Engineering or Equivalent
CGPA of 2nd class and above
Good command in English (writing and speaking)
Very good in programming (especially C/C++/JAVA)
Able to work with minimum supervision
Proactive and able to carry out research in team and independently

Remuneration:
 RM1,800 (under FRGS grant)

Contact Details:

Dr Malik Arman Morshidi
mmalik@iium.edu.my
0361966508

11 January 2019Master student, 

Graduate Research Assistant

Project:

Study on the effects of abrupt geometry change on the flow structure and heat transfer efficiency in a MagnetoHydroDynamic (MHD) flow.  

Project Scope/ Area:

Computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer.

Requirement:

1) Bachelor Degree in Engineering (or any related field)
2) Fluent in spoken and written English
3) Have good knowledge in Fluid Mechanics
4) Willing to meet the supervisor regularly

Remuneration: RM1,000

Contact Details:

Dr. Mohd Azan Mohammed Sapardi
azan@iium.edu.my
0193588920

Call for GRA (Nadzril)- for FRGS2018 project - Nadzril Sulaiman

11 January 2019Master student, 

 Graduate Research Assistant

Project:

Machining of aluminium alloy.

Project Scope/ Area:
Investigation of chip morphology and surface integrity during drilling of Al-7075.

Requirement:
- Has obtained a Bachelor Degree in Manufacturing / Mechanical / Materials Engineering or any related field.
- High interest in doing research and experimental work. 
- Highly motivated, self-driven, and must be able to complete tasks within the specified time frame. - Good command in written and spoken English. 

Remuneration:
RM 1000  (under FRGS grant)

Contact Details:
Dr. Aishah Najiah Dahnel
aishahnajiah@iium.edu.my
0176813929

11 January 2019Master student, 

 Graduate Research Assistant

Project:
Smart Robot-Assisted Evacuation

Project Scope/ Area:
Augmented Reality, Computer Vision, Artificial Intelligence. Currently, the evacuation management system is depending mainly on the human power to assist the evacuees during the emergency evacuation scenario. However, absence of information, especially pertaining to crowds such as the location, the seriousness of the disaster and safer evacuation exits may worsen a crowd calamity circumstance. This project focuses on crowd monitoring technique and  provide evacuation path guidelines via augmented reality in order to assist the evacuees to find the safer exits. 

Requirement:
Bachelor Degree in Computer/Electronics/Electrical/Mechatronics Engineering
Willing to learn new things with positive attitude
Starting in January 2019

Remuneration:
RM800-1200 Contact

Details:
Dr Azhar Mohd Ibrahim
azhar_ibrahim@iium.edu.my
0184089552

9 January 2018
Master student, 

Graduate Research Assistant

Project:
Predicting Safe Landing Area for Drones Using Fully Convolutional Neural Network



Project Scope/ Area:
Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Predictive Learning

Requirement:
-Bachelor Degree in Engineering (or any related field)
-Background in programming/ coding is needed (preferably python and OpenCV)
- Enthusiastic about opportunity to learn AI
-Fluent in spoken and written English
-Positive attitude



Remuneration:
1000



Contact Details:
Dr. Hasan Firdaus Bin Mohd Zaki
hasanzaki@iium.edu.my


0189564043

7 January 2019Master student,

Graduate Research Assistant,

Research Assistant

Project:

Investigation on polymer coated electroacoustic sensor for volatile organic compound (VOC) sensing application 

Project Scope/ Area:
Explore various deposition method of sensing element on the electroacoustic sensor  FEM simulation on the sensor after sensing Analysis on the performance of the electroacoustic sensor 

Requirement:
Bachelor of Material Engineering / Bachelor of chemical engineering /  A good background in organic chemistry.

Remuneration:
Under FRGS grant

Contact Details:
Dr Aliza Aini Md Ralib 
alizaaini@iium.edu.my 0166634113

7 January 2019Master student, 

Graduate Research Assistant

Project:

Design and Implementation of an Adaptive Control on the Energy Management System of an Electric Vehicle

Project Scope/ Area:
This work focuses on the energy management system of an electric vehicle, utilizing adaptive controller and system optimization to maximize the efficiency of the energy storage system. The underlying principle of the control optimization is to achieve efficient charging and discharging of the battery, maintaining capacitor charge state, and providing balanced energy storage system at different capacities. Adaptive controller is employed to deal with current variations during the charging and discharging of the battery, with the goal to minimize the current variations to ensure the longevity of the energy storage system. Keyword: Nonlinear Control Systems, Adaptive Controller

Requirement:
-Bachelor Degree in Engineering (or any related field)
-An aptitude for control systems, and Matlab 
-Fluent in spoken and written English
-Positive attitude

Interested applicants can contact Dr. Alia Farhana at aliafarhana@iium.edu.my. Please include your resume and transcript in your email. 

Remuneration:
RM 1000 Starts January 2019 (immediately)

Contact Details:
Dr. Alia Farhana Abdul Ghaffar
aliafarhana@iium.edu.my
0361963477

7 January 2019Phd student,

Master student

Project:

Investigation of low cost and energy efficient 3D hybrid beamforming technique of 3D antenna array for 5G standards (FRGS 2018)

Project Scope/ Area:
Communication Engineering

Requirement:
1. MSC or Bachelor Degree in Electrical/Electronics Engineering  with CGPA 3.0 (or equivalent)  
2. High interest to do research
3. Malaysian student (FRGS requirement)

Remuneration: Monthly allowance will be provided

Contact Details:
Dr. Norun Farihah binti Abdul Malek
norun@iium.edu.my
0361966504

7 January 2019Master student, 

Graduate Research Assistant

Project:
Tribological behavior of Al 7075-T6 during turning process in green environment.

Project Scope/ Area:
Machining Aluminum alloy

Requirement:
 -Has obtained a Bachelor Degree in Manufacturing / Mechanical Engineering or any related field

Remuneration:
RM 1000 ++

Contact Details:
Dr. Natasha A. Raof
natashar@iium.edu.my
 0173293929

7 January 2019Master student,

Graduate Research Assistant

Project:
 
Investigation on the temperatures effect in drilling woven natural fiber reinforced polymer composites

Project Scope/ Area:

Machining composites

Requirement:

-Bachelor/MSc in Manufacturing, Material or Mechanical Engineering or any related field
-passionate and positive attitude

Remuneration:
RM 1000++

Contact Details:

Dr. Suhaily Binti Mokhtar
suhailymokhtar@iium.edu.my
0126919353

5 January 2019 Master student,

Graduate Research Assistant

Project:

Synthesis of hybrid nanosorbent CaO incorporated with MgO-SiO2 for enhancement CO2 capture performance and cyclic stability
  
Project Scope/ Area:
The ultimate aim of this research is to synthesis hybrid nanosorbent of CaO incorporated with MgO and SiO2 via co-precipitation. The CaO will be incoporated with MgO and SiO2 at different parameter. The CO2 capture of hybrid nanosorbent materials will be measured by using a thermogravimetric analyzer (TGA) at multiple cyclic of adsorption/desorption.

Requirement:
1) Bachelor's degree with honors in Materials Engineering/ Chemical  Engineering/ or Equivalent 
2) CGPA of 3.0 and above at degree level
3) Excellent command in written and oral English.
4) Proactive and able to carry out research independently. Enjoy staying in the   lab.
5) Strong research interest, good writing/presentation skill and willing to learn and explore new knowledge
6) Candidate can start immediately

Remuneration:
Monthly allowance is provided under P-RIGS grant

Contact Details:
DR.FARAH DIANA MOHD DAUD
farah_diana@iium.edu.my
0196904512

Kindly email your curiculum vitae (CV) to farah_diana@iium.edu.my

5 January 2019Master student 
Project:

Wear Mechanism Analysis during Machining of Composite 

Project Scope/ Area:
Machining composite/Finite Element Analysis

Requirement:
 Able to work in a team

Remuneration:
Monthly allowance is provided under FRGS Grant

Contact Details:
Dr. Nor Khairusshima Muhammad Khairussalleh
norkhairusshima@iium.edu.my 
0193360250