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Alia Farhana Binti Abdul Ghaffar

Academic Qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Aerospace Engineering - Doctor of Philosophy, University of Bristol
  • Master of Science - Masters Degree, University of Southern California
  • Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor Degree, Vanderbilt University

Alia Farhana Binti Abdul Ghaffar (Dr.)

Assistant Professor
IIUM Gombak Campus

KULLIYYAH OF ENGINEERING


aliafarhana@iium.edu.my
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Expert Profile


Dr. Alia Farhana is an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering department of the International Islamic University of Malaysia. Her specialization is in the area of Dynamic Systems and Control, with a focus on Adaptive and Nonlinear Control Systems. Her research interests include unmanned areal vehicles (UAV), vehicle guidance and control, and energy management systems.   

She obtained a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from Vanderbilt University in 2010, and subsequently a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering with emphasis on Dynamics and Control from the University of Southern California in 2012 . She then pursued a PhD with a focused research on adaptive control applied to multirotor UAVs, and was then awarded a PhD in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Bristol in 2017. She joined the Mechanical (Aerospace) Engineering department of IIUM in late 2017, and lectures undergraduate courses including Flight Dynamics and Control.       


Area of Specialisation


  • Engineering Tech ~ Applied Sciences And Technologies ~ Aerospace ~ Flight Control Systems - Adaptive Control, Nonlinear Control Systems


Professional Membership


  • 2018: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Graduate Engineer), Board of Engineers Malaysia
  • 2019 - 2020: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Affiliate), Young Scientists Network Malaysia
  • 2019 - 2019: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Judge), IIUM Robotic Competition 2019
  • 2019 - 2019: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Trainer), STEM Yourth Challenge (MySutyle)


Teaching Responsibilities


AEROSPACE ENGINEERING LAB I 2018/2019
AEROSPACE ENGINEERING LAB II 2020/2021 2018/2019 2019/2020
AEROSPACE ENGINEERING LAB IV 2021/2022
DYNAMICS 2017/2018 2018/2019 2020/2021
FLIGHT DYNAMICS AND CONTROL 2018/2019 2019/2020 2020/2021 2021/2022 2017/2018
INSTRUMENTATION AND AVIONICS 2018/2019 2019/2020
PROJECT I 2019/2020 2018/2019
PROJECT II 2020/2021 2018/2019
SPACECRAFT DYNAMICS AND CONTROL 2021/2022
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: ISSUES, POLICIES AND PRACTICES 2020/2021


Research Projects


Completed
2019 - 2019 3D Modelling and Interactive Project
On-Going
2021 - Present National Electrical and Electronic (E&E) Roadmap 2021-2030
2020 - Present Industry@University: 4IR Competence Centre
2019 - Present Modelling of an adaptive control framework to synchronize the charging/discharging of the hybrid energy system of electric vehicles
2018 - Present Design and Implementation of an Adaptive Control on the Energy Management System of an Electric Vehicle
- Investigation of a Low Computation Nonlinear Predictive Functional Control for energy-efficient Adaptive Cruise Control.


Publications


Article

2021 Improved constraint handling approach for predictive functional control using an implied closed-loop prediction. IIUM Engineering Journal, 22 (1) pp. 323-338
2019 Satellite attitude tracking control using Lyapunov control theory. International Journal of Recent Technology and Engineering (IJRTE), 7 (6S) pp. 253-257
2015 Model reference adaptive control and LQR control for quadrotor with parametric uncertainties. International Journal of Mechanical, Aerospace, Industrial, Mechatronic and Manufacturing Engineering, 9 (2) pp. 244-250
Conference or Workshop Item

2018 Satellite attitude tracking control using thrusters and momentum wheels. In: 4th International Conference on Mechanical, Automotive, and Aerospace Engineering 2018 (ICMAAE’18),
2016 Position tracking of a quadrotor using model reference adaptive control. In: Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, AIAA Sci Tech Forum 2016,
Book Section

2022 Stability derivative identification using adaptive robust extended kalman filter for multirotor unmanned aerial vehicle (M-UAV). In: Springer, ISBN: 1876-1100, 1876-1119 (electronic), pp. 391-401
2022 Stability derivative identification using adaptive robust extended kalman filter for multirotor unmanned aerial vehicle (M-UAV). In: Springer, ISBN: 1876-1100, 1876-1119 (electronic), pp. 391-401