Associate Professor Dr Ghafour Amouzad Mahdiraji

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. 

Academic Qualification

  • 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 Qualification

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Areas of Expertise

  • Engineering Sciences, Communication Engineering, Optical And Photonic Systems
  • Engineering Sciences, Communication Engineering, Optical And Photonic Systems
  • Engineering Sciences, Communication Engineering, Optical And Photonic Systems

Research Interest

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  • Capstone Project at Taylor s University School of Engineering - Book Chapter
  • Design and fabrication of copper-filled photonic crystal fiber based polarization filters (ISI-Indexed), Applied Optics - Article in Journals
  • Flat Fibers: Fabrication and Modal Characterization - Book Chapter
  • Engineering Grand Challenges in Scholar Programs - Book
  • Evaluation of ge-doped silica fibre TLDs for in vivo dosimetry during intraoperative radiotherapy, PHYSICS IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY - Article in Journals
  • Experimental development and characterization of an economical FBG interrogator module - Article in Proceeding
  • More natural sunlight to the home - Article in Proceeding
  • Highly sensitive selectively coated photonic crystal fiber-based plasmonic sensor (ISI-Indexed), Optics Letters - Article in Journals
  • A novel diamond ring-based surface plasmon resonance sensor (ISI-Indexed), PLASMONICS - Article in Journals
  • Investigation on various types of silica fibre as thermoluminescent sensors for ultra-high dose radiation dosimetry (ISI-Indexed), Sensors and Actuators A: Physical - Article in Journals
  • Characterisation of sensitive Ge-doped silica flat fibre-based thermoluminescence detectors for high resolution radiotherapy dosimetry (SCOPUS-Indexed), Journal of Physics: Conference Series - Article in Journals
  • Monte Carlo skin dose simulation in intraoperative radiotherapy of breast cancer using spherical applicators (SCOPUS-Indexed), Physics in Medicine and Biology - Article in Journals
  • Angular dependence of optical fibre thermoluminescent dosimeters irradiated using kilo- and megavoltage X-rays (ISI-Indexed), Radiation Physics and Chemistry - Article in Journals
  • Influence of dose history on thermoluminescence response of Ge-doped silica optical fibre dosimeters (ISI-Indexed), Radiation Physics and Chemistry - Article in Journals
  • Measurement of a wide-range of X-ray doses using specialty doped silica fibres (ISI-Indexed), Radiation Physics and Chemistry - Article in Journals
  • Radiotherapy dosimetry and the thermoluminescence characteristics of Ge-doped fibres of differing germanium dopant concentration and outer diameter (ISI-Indexed), Radiation Physics and Chemistry - Article in Journals


  • Stress monitoring in vehicles driveshaft,  Project Leader2018 to 2019, Taylor's University
  • Enhancement of human health and wellbeing in Asian cities,  Sub-Project Leader2017 to 2020, Taylor's University
  • Enhancement of human health and wellbeing in Asian cities,  Co-researcher2017 to 2020, Taylor's University
  • Fundamental investigation of key parameters influencing fiber based dosimeter performances: fabrication process and preform characteristics,  Co-researcher2016 to 2019, National

Awards and Stewardship

  • Vice Chancellor's Award, Special, Taylor's University, Top Cited Researcher , 2018
  • 5th Exposition on Islamic Innovation 2014 , Exhibition/Invention, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM), Creativity , 2014

Paper Presented

  • New optical fiber technology: A complementary material for radiation dosimeter applications, Radiation in Dosimetry & Medical Physics Education (SEMINAR), INVITED SEMINAR , 28/09/2016 to 28/09/2016
  • New Optical Fiber Technology: A Complementary Material for Radiation Dosimeter Applications, 2nd International Conference on Dosimetry and Applications (ICDA2) (CONFERENCE), INVITED SPEAKER , 03/07/2016 to 08/07/2016