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Dr Mohamed Fareq Abdul Malek

Dr Mohamed Fareq Abdul Malek, Associate Professor at UOWD

Dr Mohamed Fareq Abdul Malek

Associate Professor

Dr Mohamed Fareq Abdul Malek is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences. Dr Abdul Malek received his B.Eng (Hons) in Electronic and Communication Engineering from The University of Birmingham, UK. 

Qualifications: B.Eng (Hons) The University of Birmingham, UK; MSc (Eng) and PhD, The University of Liverpool, UK

Telephone : +971 4 2781939

Email: (@uowdubai.ac.ae):MohamedFareqMalek

 

Dr Mohamed Fareq Abdul Malek is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences, University of Wollongong in Dubai. Dr Abdul Malek received his B.Eng (Hons) in Electronic and Communication Engineering from The University of Birmingham, UK. Subsequently he obtained MSc (Eng) in Microelectronic Systems and Telecommunications (with Distinction) and PhD in Electrical Engineering (Applied Electromagnetic) from The University of Liverpool, UK.

He teaches a broad range of engineering courses including Network Engineering, Circuits and Systems, Engineering Electromagnetics, Engineering Design for Sustainability, Wireless Communication Systems, Essentials of Engineering Mathematics and Power Engineering.

Before he joined UOWD, he worked for Universiti Malaysia Perlis. Prior to this, he held industry positions for five years with Alcatel Malaysia and Siemens Malaysia. At Alcatel, he worked in the Asia Pacific Regional Centre of Competence, specialising in mobile radio network design. At Siemens, he worked in the Information and Communication Mobile division, where he developed the mobile strategy for the Malaysia market.

Dr Abdul Malek maintains a broad range of research interests that covers a wide range of applied engineering, including applied electromagnetic, telecommunication engineering, antenna, microwave absorbers from agricultural wastes (rice husks, sugar cane bagasse, banana leaves), microwave drying, effects of RF on health, RF energy harvesting, and wireless communication. He believes in hybrid, multi-disciplinary teamwork and collaboration with researchers from other disciplines.

He has obtained various national research and commercialisation grants at the national level in Malaysia. He has generated total R&D funds of AED 4.8 million over the past seven years, coordinated 28 research projects, published more than 350 peer-reviewed scientific articles, received more than 1000 citations, chaired seven international conferences and successfully graduated 20 PhD students. He has also won 52 medals and one Special Award (World Invention Intellectual Property Association) at a number of high profile international exhibitions. He is a professional member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the Institute Of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Dr Mohamed Fareq has written seven books/book chapters. His research outcomes have appeared in journals such as SCIENTIFIC REPORTS (Nature Publishing Group) and IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation.

Some of his recent publications include:

 

  • K. N. Abdul Rani, M. Abdulmalek et. al., “Hybridization of Strength Pareto Multiobjective Optimization with Modified Cuckoo Search Algorithm for Rectangular Array”, Scientific Reports, 7:46521 (2017), DOI: 10.1038/srep46521
  • Rahim, H.A., Abdulmalek, M., et. al., “Subject-Specific Effect of Metallic Body Accessories on Path Loss of Dynamic on-Body Propagation Channels”, Scientific Reports, Volume 6, 20 July 2016, Article number 29818.
  • Malek, F.,et. al. ,"Effect of Short-Term Mobile Phone Base Station Exposure on Cognitive Performance, Body Temperature, Heart Rate and Blood Pressure of Malaysians", Scientific Reports, Volume 5, 19 August 2015, Article number 13206.
  • F. H. Wee, F. Malek, et. al., “Effect of Two Different Superstrate Layers On Bismuth Titanate (BiT) Array Antennas”, SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 4: 3709 (2014), DOI: 10.1038/srep03709.
  • Fwen Hoon Wee, F. Malek, et. al., “Integration of Miniaturized Array Antenna With High-Permittivity Rectangular Bismuth Titanate for WiMAX Applications”,  IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 60, No. 12, December 2012.

 

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