Dr Hasan Shaheed
PhD (Sheffield), PGCAP (London), SFHEA, MIEEE, CEng, MIET, NTF


Research Funding

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Current Funded Research Projects

Drinking Water from Rain: a standalone green energy powered rainwater purification system

Funding source: Royal Society
Start: 01-12-2019  /  End: 30-11-2021
Amount: £74,000

Previous Funded Research Projects

Proof of Concept Fund 2013/14

Funding source: HEFCE Higher Education Funding Council for England
Start: 01-01-2018  /  End: 31-12-2018

Newton Fund International Links - Egypt

Funding source: British Council
Start: 01-04-2016  /  End: 31-03-2018

UKIERI-DST Thematic Partnerships

Funding source: British Council
Start: 01-10-2013  /  End: 31-12-2015

PoC Fund 2013/14

Funding source: HEFCE
Start: 01-10-2014  /  End: 30-09-2015

Other Research Projects

10. Robotic arms and graspers with applications to remote handling and manufacturing

The BH8-series BarrettHandTM is a multi-fingered highly flexible, self contained and low weight grasper which can be used to grasp objects of different shapes and sizes. There are numerous applications of such a hand in industries for manufacturing and remote handling. The control challenges of this type of system ...

09. Design, fabrication and control of miniature pipe inspection robot for leakage detection

In the context of smart city, design and implementation of a smart water system deserves utmost attention. At present, water loss in distribution networks is an issue of significant concern. Some countries lose as high as 35% of produced water through leakages in the distribution pipe-network. In UK, about 28% of produced water is lost through leakages in the distribution network in London and around 40% in Glasgow. As a part of the smart water system, sensing and detection of water loss and leakages in the distribution network in a sophisticated way is highly essential. The project aims to design, model and fabricate an in-pipe inspection robot to sense real-time flow condition within a water pipe network and detect leakages so that they can be repaired within the shortest time possible. The robot will be designed to be easily controllable remotely and be accurate in sensing from any angle around the circumference of the pipes. It needs to be fitted with video capturing capability to detect leakages accurately by transmitting and analysing the data real-time in a ground station. The efficacy of the fabricated prototype will be tested in an in house built water pipe-network. Such a system, with some modification, is also expected to be suitable for inspecting the condition of other pipe-networks such as gas and oil distribution systems.

08. Pattern recognition of electromyography (EMG) signal with AI for control of multi-functional artificial limbs for people with limb amputated

It is a well established fact that EMG signal patterns contain information about many desired movements. The class of the movement that an amputee intends to perform can be predicted by decoding EMG signal patterns with a trained classifier. It is then possible to use this predicted motion class to ...

07. Classification of cancer using microarray and next generation sequencing (NGS) data

This research investigates into the development of AI based techniques for prognosis and classification of multi-category diseases using gene expression profile and next generation sequencing (NGS) data. Many diseases including Cancers involve malfunctioning of genes that control cell growth and division. The variation in expression values in certain genes contains ...

06. Design, modelling and control of a Solar-powered helicopter system

The project involves designing, modelling and control of solar-powered small scale remote-controlled helicopter system with potential civilian applications, for example, in law enforcement and traffic management. Appropriate modelling and control methodologies need to be investigated to address the nonlinearity of the system. Possible control techniques to be adopted include fuzzy ...

05. Renewable energy based desalination using reverse osmosis (RO) and membrane distillation.

This project aims to design, modelling, control and experimental validation of renewable energy and water desalination plants based on pressure retarded osmosis (PRO) and reverse osmosis (RO). Osmotic energy from natural salinity gradients of water possesses a great potential to contribute to the world energy supply as well as water ...

04. Design, modelling and control of hybrid renewable energy systems

The aim of this research is to design, modeling, control and experimental validation of a hybrid renewable (solar/wind/fuel-cell) energy system. One of the main challenges of this type of system is to develop an appropriate control methodology to ensure extracting maximum power from the system. To this end, ...

03. Capsule/miniature robot for health care (screening) inside human body

Diseases in Gastrointestinal (GI) tract such as bleeding, ulcer, abdominal pain and cancer are quite common in human. An ideal solution for GI tract investigation/screening seems to be a wireless active miniature robotic device/capsule endoscope. The aim of this research is to design, modelling and control of an ...

02. Robotic device (surgical retractor) to assist laparoscopic surgery

During a laparoscopic surgical procedure, tissues/anatomic structures from the surrounding area obstruct the operation of the surgical devices and also restrict surgeon’s view of the body cavity in which surgery is to be carried out. The aim of this research is to design a robotic retractor to ...

01. Master-slave robotic system for laparoscopic robotic surgery

Master-slave robotic systems play a vital role in robot-based surgery. Most of the surgical robots in use today are based on mater-slave principle. This project will investigate into the design, modelling and control of a new master-slave robotic system to be used for laparoscopic surgery. The existing laparoscopic robotic surgical ...