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Yasser Asrul Bin Ahmad

Academic Qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering) - Doctor of Philosophy, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Master of Science (Electrical, Electronic and System Engineering - Masters Degree, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
  • Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor Degree, Vanderbilt University

Yasser Asrul Bin Ahmad (Ir. Dr.)

Assistant Professor
IIUM Gombak Campus

KULLIYYAH OF ENGINEERING


yasser@iium.edu.my
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Expert Profile


Ir. Dr. Yasser Asrul Ahmad holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Vanderbilt University USA, MSc from University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and PhD from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). He is also a registered Professional Engineer with Practising Certificate registered with the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM). He started his career as a spacecraft engineer at Astronautic Technology (M) Sdn Bhd (ATSB) in 1999 where he was involved in various international satellite project collaboration such as TiungSAT-1 with Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) UK, Small Payload Orbit Transfer Vehicle Project with AeroAstro, USA, and RazakSAT remote sensing satellite program with Satrec-i, South Korea, as well as internal studies on potential satellite communications and synthetic aperture radar satellite. He specialized in spacecraft transmitter and receiver, antenna system, electrical ground support equipment (EGSE) and ground station for frequencies ranging from VHF to X-band. Later he took up responsibility as a system engineer and project manager involving in satellite system engineering activities, such as satellite Assembly Integration and Test (AIT), launch and ground station ICD development, LEOP and launch campaign. After that, he joined ATM Solution Sdn Bhd a Malaysian technology partner for Agilent Technologies as a Technical Manager overseeing a team of application engineers to provide technical solutions using electronic test & measurement instruments to clients in the segment of Telecommunication, Education, Aerospace & Defense, and Government & GLC institutions. Subsequently, he pursued a career as an independent engineering consultant specializing on CubeSat development for his clients in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. At the same time, he was appointed by University Selangor (UNISEL) as a Lecturer in Practise to share his working experience through teaching undergraduates at the Faculty of Engineering. He then developed an interest in academic and joined IIUM as an Academic Fellow and at the same time pursue a PhD on a part time basis in the field of satellite communication & propagation in frequencies ranging from C to Ka-band. He is also actively involved in community services where he is a corporate member of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) and hold a position as the Chairman of ICT Special Interest Group (ICTSIG) for two session (2019-2021). In ICTSIG, activities such as talks & technical visits were organized in the area of IoT, Blockchain, AI, Green Energy, Smart Cities, 5G and programming languages. He also contributes to the country’s engineering education development as an Accreditation Panel for Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC) and Engineering Technology Accreditation Council (ETAC).    


Area of Specialisation


  • Engineering Tech ~ Engineering And Technology ~ Electrical and Electronic Engineering ~ Digital and Analogue Electronics
  • Engineering Tech ~ Applied Sciences And Technologies ~ Aerospace ~ Earth Observation System (EOS)
  • Engineering Tech ~ Applied Sciences And Technologies ~ Aerospace ~ Avionics


Professional Membership


  • 2007 - 2030: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Corporate Member), Instituition of Engineers Malaysia (IEM)


Teaching Responsibilities


ELECTRIC CIRCUITS 2020/2021 2018/2019 2019/2020
ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING LAB I 2016/2017
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING LAB 2020/2021 2019/2020 2017/2018 2018/2019
ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS 2017/2018 2015/2016 2016/2017
ELECTRONICS 2018/2019 2019/2020 2017/2018 2020/2021
ENGINEERING ETHICS FROM ISLAMIC PERSPECTIVE 2019/2020 2018/2019
ENGINEERING ETHICS SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT 2016/2017 2015/2016
ENGINEERING LAB II 2018/2019
FINAL YEAR PROJECT 1 2019/2020
FINAL YEAR PROJECT I 2020/2021 2018/2019
Final Year Project II 2018/2019
FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC 2020/2021 2021/2022
SEMINAR 2018/2019


Research Projects


Completed
No data
On-Going
2021 - Present Estimation of Radar Reflectivity-Rainfall Rate (Z-R) Relationships for Early Warning and Detection System
- Transfer of Drones Assisted Precision Farming and Data Analytics Skill for Malaysian Farmers to Mitigating Food Insecurity and Poverty Post COVID-19


Award & Recognition


21 Dec, 2019 Certificate of attendance "Java Programming for Engineers" - Instituition of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) National
24 Jul, 2019 Takrim Day Sports Award (Best Team - Male) Chess - International Islamic University Malaysia University
17 Aug, 2018 Gold Medal - SUKUM 2018 National
27 Jan, 2018 Certificate of Attendance for Workshop on Cloud Office Technology for Engineers - Institution of Engineers Malaysia National
18 Jan, 2018 Supervisor for Award Winning Final Year Project 2 Seminar - IIUM KCDIO
13 Dec, 2017 RF Broadcast Training - Astro National
05 Dec, 2017 Cert of Completion for Basic Teaching Methodology for Academic Staff - International Islamic University Malaysia University
09 Aug, 2017 Cert of Participation for Inter. Conf. on Mechathronics - International Islamic University Malaysia National
17 Jun, 2017 Cert of Appreciation for Workshop on Android App Development - Institution of Engineers Malaysia National
08 Jun, 2017 Cert of Achievement as supervisor for Award Winning Project FYP2 category IEEE Antenna, Microwave Emc Society - Kulliyyah of Engineering KCDIO
17 May, 2017 Mevlana Instructor, Mevlana Staff Mobility - Istanbul University International
25 Feb, 2017 Cert. of Appreciation for Workshop on Programming for Engineers - Institution of Engineers Malaysia National
26 Jan, 2017 Certificate of Appreciation by Prof Dato' Sri Dr Zaleha Kamarudin. Rector of IIUM - International Islamic University Malaysia University


Publications


Article

2019 Design and validation of an adaptive Cubesat transmitter system using a Thermal Vacuum Chamber (TVAC). International Journal of Recent Technology and Engineering (IJRTE), 8 (3S2) pp. 207-212
2019 Design and validation of an adaptive CubeSat transmitter system. International Journal of Electronics and Communications (AEÜ), 108 () pp. 118-126
2019 Jurutera December 2019 Working Towards the Future with IoT. The Monthly Bulletin of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia, JURUTERA, () pp.
2019 Jurutera December 2019 Working Towards the Future with IoT. The Monthly Bulletin of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia, JURUTERA, () pp.
2019 Two-year rain fade empirical measurement and statistics of earth-space link at ka-band in Malaysia. ASM Science Journal, ( Special Issu ) 12 (2) pp. 35-46
2018 Determination of fade margin for Ka band operating in equatorial region. Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences, 10 (2S) pp. 229-238
Conference or Workshop Item

2021 Assessment of monthly rain fade in the equatorial region at C & KU-band using measat-3 satellite links. In: The 11th International Conference on Robotics, Vision, Signal Processing, and Power Applications,
2021 On the evaluation of DHT22 temperature sensor for IoT application. In: 2021 8th International Conference on Computer and Communication Engineering (ICCCE),
2021 PCB Design for IoT Based Fire Alarm System. In: 2 nd International Conference on Information Security and Computer Technology,
2021 PCB Design for IoT Based Fire Alarm System. In: 2 nd International Conference on Information Security and Computer Technology,
2021 Stride based Convolutional Neural Network for Speech Emotion Recognition. In: 2021 IEEE 7th International Conference on Smart Instrumentation, Measurement and Applications (ICSIMA2021),
2017 Design of an adaptive CubeSat transmitter for achieving optimum Signal to Noise (SNR). In: AEROS Conference 2017,
2017 Low altitude balloon IoT tracker. In: 4th IEEE International Conference on Smart Instrumentation, Measurement and Applications (ICSIMA) 2017,
2017 Nanosatellites constellation as an IoT communication platform for near equatorial countries. In: 6th International Conference on Mechatronics - ICOM'17,
2016 Design of a terminal node controller hardware for CubeSat tracking applications. In: 6th Innovation in Aerospace Engineering and Technology (AEROTECH 2016),
2001 Aerobraking to lower apogee in earth orbit with the Small Payload ORbit Transfer (SPORT™) microsatellite vehicle. In: 15th Annual/USU Conference on Small Satellites,