Assoc. Prof. Ayman Abbas
Acting Head of Mechanical Engineering Department
209 Building A
Upon his return from the UK, he joined one of the private higher education institutions in Egypt, where he helped develop the curriculum of the Mechatronics Engineering department.  Dr. Abbas worked in several research projects and taught various design and automation courses at his last post.
Dr Abbas joined the BUE in 2006 to co-establish the Mechanical Engineering Programme.  Since then, he was involved in the establishment of an up-to-date curriculum and its continuous review and development.  Together with the Head of Department, their efforts culminated in the successful validation of the programme by Loughborough University, and and subsequently London South Bank University, according to the QAA regulations which was achieved in August 2007 and sustained ever since.  He acted as the departmental Teaching and Learning Coordinator since validation. During his affiliation with BUE, Dr Abbas was assigned several developmental tasks at the Faculty, as well as, the University levels.  These tasks included; Student Transfer Coordinator for the Faculty, member of the University IT Committee, member of the university eLearning committee, in addition to the Manger of the BUE website. In September 2013, Dr Abbas was appointed Programme Director for Mechanical Engineering until he relinquished the position in October 2017. Dr Abbas has extensive experience in the areas of design education, kinematics and dynamics of machines and robotics and automation studies.  Over the years, he has developed tailored software applications using a wide variety of software environments including Artificial Intelligence techniques. He has several published journal and conference papers in these fields. Dr Abbas also acted as an initiator for Robot Contests in Egypt and has supervised teams successfully on the local, regional and international levels.
Education

Dr. Abbas graduated with First Class B.Sc. (Honours) in Design and Production Engineering in 1992 from Shoubra Faculty of Engineering, Zagazig University. Dr. Abbas obtained his Ph.D. in 1998 from the University of Strathclyde, UK, in Computer Aided Design.

Research Interests

Robot mobility.

Behavior based control for autonomous robotics.

AI in robotics.

Design education.

Journal Articles

1. Anwar Sahbel, Ayman Abbas, Omar Howlader and Tariq Sattar, “Experimental and Numerical Optimisation of Magnetic Adhesion Force for Wall Climbing Robot Applications”. The 2017 International Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (ICRoM 2017). Hong Kong, 12-14 December 2017.

2. Ayman Abbas, “A Comparative Study of the Accuracy of Various Artificial Intelligence Techniques in Avoiding Obstacles by Mobile Robots”. The 2017 World Congress on Advances in Nano, Bio, Robotics and Energy (ANBRE17). Ilsan (Seoul), Korea, 28 August - 1 September 2017.

3. Ayman Abbas and Andrew Edison, “Employing Shape Memory Alloys as Efficient Rapid Robotic Joint Actuators”. The 2017 World Congress on Advances in Nano, Bio, Robotics and Energy (ANBRE17). Ilsan (Seoul), Korea, 28 August - 1 September 2017.

4. Ayman S. Abbas, Tamer A. Mohamed and Mohamed G. Hafez, “Improving Localization Accuracy of Autonomous Guided Vehicles for Material Handling Applications”. The Journal of Management and Engineering Integration, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp 91-100, Summer 2014.

5. Ayman Abbas and Khaled El-Geneidy, “Development of a Hybrid Technique Utilising Image Processing and Fuzzy Logic for Dynamically Detecting a Movable Colour Object”. Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 389 (2013), pp 734-739.

6. Ayman Abbas and Khaled El-Geneidy, “Application of Image Processing and Fuzzy Logic to Mobile Robots Providing Assistance to Fire Fighters”. Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 389 (2013), pp 740-746.