Curriculum Vitae

PERSONAL DETAILS

Associate Professor Dr Ghafour Amouzad Mahdiraji


BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Ghafour received his Diploma and B.Eng. degree in Electrical Power Engineering from Iran in 1998 and 2002, respectively. After Diploma, he joined to Behpak Industrial Companies as the Head of Electrical Maintenance and Renovation for 4 years. He obtained his M.Eng. degree in Communication and Computer Engineering from University Kebangsaan Malaysia in 2006. In 2009, he received his Ph.D. degree from the Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) in the field of Communications and Networks Engineering (major in optical communication systems). May 2009 to Aug. 2010 he was lecturer in the School of Engineering, UCSI University. Afterwards, he joined to the Center of Excellence for Wireless and Photonics Networks in UPM for around 1.2 years as Postdoc. From Nov. 2011 to 2012 he worked as Visiting Research Fellow in the Integrated Lightwave Research Group (ILRG), Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Malaya (UM). Then, he worked in the same department as Senior Lecturer till Oct. 2015 (3 years) followed by 6 months as Senior Research Fellow. During his services with UM, he led the Optical Fiber Fabrication Group where he actively was involved in microstructured optical fiber fabrication and design and development of photonic sensors. Since May 2016, he joined the School of Engineering, Taylor’s University. Apart from Optical Communication Systems, his current research interests are on photonic sensors based on microstructured optical fibers. So far, he published more than 70 refereed journals, 35 conferences, 9 patents, and achieved several research and teaching excellence awards. In teaching, he has experienced different Electrical and Communication courses and supervised several undergraduate and postgraduate students. He involved in several research grant projects (total of >RM 10 Million) as investigator/member. The significance of finding output form his research projects are different types of optical fiber dosimeter sensors. 


ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
(Role),(Level),(Duration)
  • Head of Computer Intelligence Applied Research Group, Faculty of Built Environment, Eng., Tech. & Design, 01/06/2017 to 30/06/2018
  • Lecturer I, Faculty of Built Environment, Eng., Tech. & Design, 09/05/2016 to 31/03/2018
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification),(Institution)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Communication Network Engineering), UNIVERSITI PUTRA MALAYSIA, Malaysia
  • Master of Engineering (Communication & Computer), UNIVERSITI KEBANGSAAN MALAYSIA, Malaysia
  • Bachelor of Science (Power Engineering), ISLAMIC AZAD UNIVERSITY, Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Diploma in Electrical Power Engineering, TECHNICAL HIGHER EDUCATION CENTER OF MASHHAD, Islamic Republic of Iran
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP
(Organisation),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
  • IET, Chartered Engineer, Since 2018 (International)
  • Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), Member, Since 2017 (National)
  • The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Member, 2017 to 2017 (International)
  • OSA, Member, 2010 to 2017 (International)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Member, 2004 to 2017 (International)
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
(Area)
  • Optical And Photonic Systems (Optical Fiber Radiation Dosimeter)
  • Optical And Photonic Systems (Microstructured Optical Fibers)
  • Optical And Photonic Systems (Photonics and Optical Sensors)
TEACHING
(Course Title),(Level of Study),(Institution),(Month/Year)
  • Electrical Power and Machines, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (03/2018)
  • Introduction to Electronics and Electrical Power and Machines, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (03/2018)
  • Electrical Power and Machine, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (08/2018)
  • Signals & Systems , Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (08/2018)
  • Signals and Systems, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (08/2017)
  • Electrical Power and Machines, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (03/2017)
  • Real Time Instrumentation, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (08/2017)
  • Communication Systems, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (03/2017)
  • Control Systems, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (03/2017)
PUBLICATIONS
(Title of publication in APA style)
Book
2019
  • Amouzad Mahdiraji, G., Chung, E.C.Y., Namasivayam, S.N., Hosseini Fouladi, M. (2019). Engineering Grand Challenges in Scholar Programs. Springer, ISBN 978-981-13-3579-2
Book Chapter
2019
  • Phang S.W., Amouzad Mahdiraji G., Wan Y.K., Chung E.C.Y., Hajibeigy M.T. (2019) Capstone Project at Taylor’s University School of Engineering. In: Amouzad Mahdiraji G., Chung E., Namasivayam S., Hosseini Fouladi M. (eds) Engineering Grand Challenges in Scholar Programs. Springer, Singapore
  • https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-981-13-3579-2
     
  • Ghafour Amouzad Mahdiraji, Katrina D. Dambul, Soo Yong Poh, and Faisal Rafiq Mahamd Adikan (2019). Flat Fibers: Fabrication and Modal Characterization. G.-D. Peng (ed.), Handbook of Optical Fibers (pp. 1-14). Springer Nature, Singapore. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-1477-2_73-1.
Article in Journals
2019
  • Mohd Fahmi Azman, Ghafour Amouzad Mahdiraji, Wei Ru Wong, Rifat Ahmmed Aoni, and Faisal Rafiq Mahamd Adikan (ISI-Indexed)
     
  • Moradi F, Ung NM, Mahdiraji GA, Khandaker MU, See MH, Mohd Taib NA, Bradley DA. (2019). Evaluation of ge-doped silica fibre TLDs for in vivo dosimetry during intraoperative radiotherapy. In Press, DOI: 10.1088/1361-6560/ab0d4e.
     
  • M.F. Azman, P. Soo Yong, W. Wei Ru, G.A. Mahdiraji, F.R.M. Adikan, “Polarization Beam Splitter Based on Dual-Core Spiral Photonic Crystal Fibers with Embedded Gold Microwire”, Journal of Modern Optics, In Press 2019.
  • K. D. Dambul, P. S. Yong, N. Tamchek, T. D. Chai, F. Amirkhan, Y. K. Shien, G. A. Mahdiraji, W. W. Ru and F. R. M. Adikan. Fabrication and Characterization of Ge-doped Flat Fibers. Journal of Modern Optics. Accepted with minor revision (2019).
     
  • M. F. Azman, W. R. Wong, M. H. M. A. Cader, R. A. Aoni, G. A. Mahdiraji, F. R. M. Adikan (2019). Twin-core sunflower-type photonic quasicrystal fibers incorporated gold, silver, and copper microwire: an ultrashort and broad bandwidth polarization splitter, Optical and Quantum Electronics, 51: 164, doi.org/10.1007/s11082-019-1880-2. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Z. Kakaie, A. S. Sharbirin, G. A. Mahdiraji, F. R. M. Adikan, M. F. Ismail, H. Ahmad (2019). Improvement of 2-μm Thulium-doped Fiber Lasers via ASE Suppression Using All Solid Low Pass Photonic Bandgap Fibers, IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, DOI: 10.1109/JLT.2019.2930014.
2018
  • A.A. Rifat, F. Haider, R. Ahmed, G.A. Mahdiraji, F.R.M Adikan, and A.E. Miroshnichenko, “Highly sensitive selectively coated photonic crystal fiber-based plasmonic sensor”, Optics Letters, Vol. 43, No. 4, pp. 891-894, 2018. [https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.43.000891] Q1 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Ng, W.L., Rifat, A.A., Wong, W.R., Mahdiraji, G.A., Adikan, F.R.M. (2018) A novel diamond ring-based surface plasmon resonance sensor. Plasmonics. (ISI-Indexed)
     
  • F. Moradi, G.A. Mahdiraji, M.U. Khandaker, N.M. Ung, F.R.M. Adikan, I. Khellaf, D.A. Bradley, “Investigation on various types of silica fibre as thermoluminescentsensors for ultra-high dose radiation dosimetry”, Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, Vol. 273, pp. 197–205, 2018. [https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sna.2018.02.024] Q1 (ISI-Indexed)
2017
  • Rahim A.R.A., Zahaimi N.A., Zin H.M., Bradley D.A., Mahdiraji G.A., Rahman A.T.A.(2017). Characterisation of sensitive Ge-doped silica flat fibre-based thermoluminescence detectors for high resolution radiotherapy dosimetry. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 851(1), (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Moradi F., Ung N.M., Khandaker M.U., Mahdiraji G.A., Saad M., Abdul Malik R., Bustam A.Z., Zaili Z., Bradley D.A.(2017). Monte Carlo skin dose simulation in intraoperative radiotherapy of breast cancer using spherical applicators. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 62(16), pp.6550-6566 (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Moradi F., Ung N.M., Mahdiraji G.A., Khandaker M.U., Entezam A., See M.H., Taib N.A., Amin Y.M., Bradley D.A.(2017). Angular dependence of optical fibre thermoluminescent dosimeters irradiated using kilo- and megavoltage X-rays. Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 135, pp.4-10 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Moradi F., Mahdiraji G.A., Dermosesian E., Khandaker M.U., Ung N.M., Mahamd Adikan F.R., Amin Y.M.(2017). Influence of dose history on thermoluminescence response of Ge-doped silica optical fibre dosimeters. Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 134, pp.62-70 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Rifat A.A., Ahmed R., Mahdiraji G.A., Adikan F.R.M.(2017). Highly sensitive D-shaped photonic crystal fiber-based plasmonic biosensor in visible to near-IR. IEEE Sensors Journal, 17(9), pp.2776-2783 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Rifat A.A., Ahmed R., Yetisen A.K., Butt H., Sabouri A., Mahdiraji G.A., Yun S.H., Adikan F.R.M.(2017). Photonic crystal fiber based plasmonic sensors. Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical, 243, pp.311-325 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Abdul Sani S.F., Hammond R., Jafari S.M., Wahab N., Amouzad Mahdiraji G., Siti Shafiqah A.S., Abdul Rashid H.A., Maah M.J., Aldousari H., Alkhorayef M., Alzimami M., Bradley D.A.(2017). Measurement of a wide-range of X-ray doses using specialty doped silica fibres. Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 137, pp.49-55 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Ng W.L., Wong W.R., Mahdiraji G.A., Rifat A.A., Tee D.C., Adikan F.R.M.(2017). Diamond ring fiber for evanescent field exposure. Optics Letters, 42(8), pp.1544-1547 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Poh S.Y., Mahdiraji G.A., Sua Y.M., Amirkhan F., Tee D.C., Yeo K.S., Adikan F.R.M.(2017). Single-Mode Operation in Flat fibers slab waveguide via Modal Leakage. IEEE Photonics Journal, 9(3), pp. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Mahdiraji G.A., Ghomeishi M., Adikan F.R.M., Bradley D.A.(2017). Influence of optical fiber diameter on thermoluminescence response. Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 140, pp.2-10 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Moradi, F., Khandaker, M.U., Mahdiraji, G.A., Ung, N.M., Bradley, D.A. (2017). Dose mapping inside a gamma irradiator measured with doped silica fibre dosimetry and Monte Carlo simulation. Radiation Physics and Chemistry. 140, 107-111. [https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radphyschem.2017.01.032] Q1 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Bradley, D.A. , Siti Shafiqah, A.S., Siti Rozaila, Z, Siti Norbaini Sabtu, Abdul Sani, S.F., Abdulaziz H. Alanazi, Jafari, S.M., Mahdiraji, G.A., Mahamd Adikan, F.R., Maah, M.J., Nisbet, A.N., Tamchek, N., Abdul Rashid, H.A., Alkhorayef, M., Alzimami, K. (2017) Developments in production of silica-based thermoluminescence dosimeters. Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 137, 37-44. [doi:10.1016/j.radphyschem.2016.01.013] Q1 (ISI-Indexed)
2016
  • Noor N.M., Fadzil M.S.A., Ung N.M., Maah M.J., Mahdiraji G.A., Abdul-Rashid H.A., Bradley D.A. (2016). Radiotherapy dosimetry and the thermoluminescence characteristics of Ge-doped fibres of differing germanium dopant concentration and outer diameter. Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 126, pp.56-61 (ISI-Indexed)
Article in Proceeding
2018
  • Wai Loon Koh, Ghafour Amouzad Mahdiraji (2018) Experimental development and characterization of an economical FBG interrogator module , Proceedings of the International Engineering Research Conference - 11th Eureca 2018, pg 54
  • Yi Khai Phang, G. A. Mahdiraji, C. V. Aravind, F. R. M. Adikan (2018) More natural sunlight to the home, Proceedings of the International Engineering Research Conference - 11th Eureca 2018, pg 57
RESEARCH PROJECT
(Project title),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
  • Stress monitoring in vehicles driveshaft, Project Leader, 2018 to 2019 (Taylor's University)
  • Enhancement of human health and wellbeing in Asian cities, Sub-Project Leader, 2017 to 2020 (Taylor's University)
  • Enhancement of human health and wellbeing in Asian cities, Co-researcher, 2017 to 2020 (Taylor's University)
  • Fundamental investigation of key parameters influencing fiber based dosimeter performances: fabrication process and preform characteristics, Co-researcher, 2016 to 2019 (National)
EVALUATION ACTIVITIES
(Activity),(Duration),(Category)
  • A Bio-Inspired Design of Wings to Optimize the Aerodynamic and Aeroacoustics Performance, 2018 to 2018 (Research Methodology )
  • Autonomous Target Tracking and Precise Landing on Target with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) with On-board Vision-aided GPS Localization , 2018 to 2018 (Project)
  • Patent review committee, 2018 to 2018 (IP review committee)
  • Chairman of session in 10th Eureca Conference, 2018 to 2018 (Chairman of session)
  • Judge in 9th Eureca international conference , 2018 to 2018 (Judge)
  • Internal judge for engineering fair projects, 2018 to 2018 (Judge in Engineering Fair)
  • Judge and chairman of session in 11th Eureca conference, 2018 to 2018 (Article in Proceeding)
  • Improving the real time oil palm FFB grading system, 2015 to 2016 (Thesis)
CONSULTANCY PROJECT
(Project title),(Organisation),(Duration),(Role),(Level)
  • Waste Reduction in Manufacturing Line of Optical Fibre Cables, Dura-Mine Sdn Bhd, 04/02/2019 to 03/02/2020, Consultant  (Private/Industrial Sector)
SUPERVISION
(Title of Thesis),(Name of Candidates),(Academic Level),(Role)
ONGOING
  • Zahra Kakaie, PhD/ Doctoral  (Co-supervisor (External))
  • MOHD FAHMI BIN AZMAN, PhD/ Doctoral  (Co-supervisor (External))
  • NG WEE LIT, PhD/ Doctoral  (Co-supervisor (External))
  • MUHAMMAD N JAWAD  (Main Supervisor)
  • MERLIN ASHA MANOAH JOHNSON  (Main Supervisor)
COMPLETED
  • Dosimetric characterisation of silica fibre thermoluminescent sensors for medical and non-medical applications, Farhad Moradi, PhD/ Doctoral  (Co-supervisor (External))
PRESENTATION
(Title),(Event),(Date Presented),(Organiser),(Level)
INVITED SEMINAR
  • New optical fiber technology: A complementary material for radiation dosimeter applications, Radiation in Dosimetry & Medical Physics Education, 28/09/2016 to 28/09/2016, Department of Biomedical Imaging, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya (National)
INVITED SPEAKER
  • New Optical Fiber Technology: A Complementary Material for Radiation Dosimeter Applications, 2nd International Conference on Dosimetry and Applications (ICDA2), 03/07/2016 to 08/07/2016, Surrey University (International)
AWARDS AND STEWARDSHIP
(Name of Award/Stewardship),(Award Category),(Awarding Institution),(Year Awarded),(Type of Award)
  • Vice Chancellor's Award, Special, Taylor's University, 2018 (Top Cited Researcher)
  • 5th Exposition on Islamic Innovation 2014 , Exhibition/Invention, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM), 2014 (Creativity)
COURSE ATTENDED
(Course Title),(Course Mode),(Date/Duration),(Level)
  • Flagship Project, Research, 17/05/2017 to 17/05/2017