Dr Mohd Hisham Nordin

Dr Mohd Hisham Nordin

Research Fellow in Marine Autonomous Systems

School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and Engineering)



  • Research Fellow in Marine Autonomous Systems, University of Plymouth (2021-Present)
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Industrial Technology, Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Technology, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (2020-2021)
  • Research Fellow in Robotics, London South Bank Innovation Center (2018-2020).
  • Department of Robotics and Automation, Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka. 
  • —Head of Department (2016-2018)
  • —Lecturer (2007-2016)
  • —Tutor (2006-2007)
  • R&D Engineer, P2Digital Pt. Ltd.(2005-2006)
  • PCB Design Engineer, Motorola (2005)


  • PhD degree in Electrical Engineering (Electronics Manufacturing), Imperial College London (2016)
  • MSc in Manufacturing Systems Engineering with distinction, Coventry University (2007)
  • BEng Mechatronics Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia (2005).

Professional membership




Teaching interests

Mechatronics Systems

Robotics and Automation

Sensors and Actuators

Instrumentation and Measurement

Intelligent Systems

Engineering Drawings 



Research interests

Localisation and navigation systems for unmanned vehicle 

Robotic manipulator

Automated guided vehicle

Other research

Data integration from sensors

Sensors fusion 

Radio frequency Identification (RFID Technology)

Industrial automation





PATENT (Malaysia): An apparatus for inspection of devices under test (DUT) using radio frequency identification (RFID) - 30 April 2015.

Other Publications


Hasbulah MH, Jafar F and Nordin MH (2019) Fundamental of Electroencephalogram (EEG) Review for Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) System. International Research Journal of Engineering and Technology (IRJET) 6(5), 1017-1028.

Hasbulah MH, Jafar F and Nordin MH (2019) Comprehensive Review on Modular Self- Reconfigurable Robot Architecture. International Research Journal of Engineering and Technology (IRJET) 6(4), 1317-1331.

Hasbulah MH, Jafar F, Nordin MH and Yokota K (2019) Brain-Controlled for Changing Modular Robot Configuration by Employing Neurosky’s Headset. International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications (IJACSA) 10(6), 114-120.

Hasbulah MH, Jafar F, Nordin MH and Yokota K (2019) Experimentation for Modular Robot Simulation by Python Coding to Establish Multiple Configurations. International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications (IJACSA) 10(3), 277-282.

Jamaludin Z , Huong CY, Abdullah L, Nordin MH, Abdullah MF, Haron R and Jalal KBA (2018) Automated Tracking System Using RFID for Sustainable Management of Material Handling in an Automobile Parts Manufacturer. Journal of Telecommunication, Electronic and Computer Engineering 10, 35-40.

Awang N, Fauadi M, Abdullah Z, Akmal S, Anuar NI, Noor AZM, Idris SA and Nordin MH
(2018) Classification Of Weld Bead Defects Based On Image Segmentation Method. Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology (JAMT) 12 (1 (4)), 51-60

Anang NA, Jamaludin Z, Abdullah L, Maharof M, Nordin MH (2018) Robust Motion
Controller Design For Precise Tracking Of Ball Screw Driven Positioning System. . Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology (JAMT) 12 (1 (4)), 51-60

Abdullah L, Junoh SCK, Salim SNS, Jamaludin Z, Chiew TH, Anang NA, Retas Z,
Nordin MH (2018) Evaluation On Tracking Performance Of NPID Triple Hyperbolic And NPID Double Hyperbolic Controller Based On Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) For Machine Tools. Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology (JAMT) 12 (1 (4)), 25-38.

Hasbulah MH, Jafar FA, Nordin MH and Yokota K
(2018) Towards EEG-Based Brain-
Controlled Modular Robots: Preliminary Framework by Interfacing OpenVIBE, Python and V-REP for Simulate Modular Robot Control. In: Hassan M. (eds) Intelligent Manufacturing
& Mechatronics. Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering. Springer, Singapore

Mohamad NR, Fauadi MHFM, Jafar FA, Noor AZM and Nordin MH (2018) Simulation-Based Multi-Objective Optimization for Distributed Material Transportation System. International Journal of Engineering & Technology 7 (3.20), 92-94.

Rahman MAA, Mohamad NR, Mustafa Z, Ismail S, Abdul Rahman MA, Abdullah S, Mohamad E, Nordin MH and Salleh MR (2018) Design of Compact Pre-Pregger Machine for In House Production of Pre-Preg Material, Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology (JAMT) 12 (1 (2)),

Mohamed Noor, AZ, Fauadi MHFM, Jafar FA, Nordin MH, Yahaya SH, Ramlan S and Shri Abdul Aziz MA (2017) Fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process (FAHP) Integration For Decision Making Purposes: A Review, Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology (JAMT) 11, 139-154.

Huong YC, Jamaludin Z, Abdullah L. and Nordin MH (2017) Implementation of RFID Based Tracking System for Metal Transport Items in an Automotive Industry, International Journal of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering (IJMME-IJENS) 17(3), 82-87, June.

Nordin MH, Selvaraju K, Fathullah M (2016) Increasing ABB FlexPicker Robot’s Degree of Freedom (DOF) using Flexible End Effector, MATEC Web Conf. 78 01056 (2016), DOI: 10.1051/matecconf/20167801056

Nordin MH, Paat A. and Abdullah L (2010) ‘Design of an Automatic Light Tracking Solar Panel to Maximize Energy Absorption using Microcontroller’ International Conference on Design and Concurrent Engineering (iDECON 2010), 20-21 September, Melaka, Malaysia.

Nordin MH, Abdullah S (2009) ‘Intelligent Robotic Parts Feeder using RFID Technology’ Conference on Intelligent Systems and Robotics (CISAR 2009), 3-5 November, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Nordin MH, Abdullah S (2008) ‘Multiple Parts Orienting Method for Automated Assembly Process’ International Conference on Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (ICME 2008), Industrial Engineering (IE-ID320), 21-23 May, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.

Fauadi HF, Nordin MH, Mohd Zainon Z (2007) ‘Frontal Obstacle Avoidance of an Autonomous Subsurface Vehicle (ASV) using Fuzzy Logic Method’ Proceeding of IEEE International Conference on intelligence and Advance Systems (ICIAS).



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