Dr. Abdul Sattar Din

Infografik Abdul Sattar Din 2022v3

Last Updated on 29.09.2022

Personal Info

PhD in Mechatronics Engineering,
University of Auckland, New Zealand.

M.Sc in Smart Technology and Robotics,
Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia.

B.Eng in Mechatronics Engineering,
International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia.

Tel: +604 5995796 
Fax: +604 5996909
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Researcher Identifiers
Researcher ID : AAA-8256-2020
ORCID : 0000-0002-4890-3415
Scopus Author ID: 57194854304
Google Scholar ID: y_dVNU0AAAAJ
USM Expertise Link : sattar/usmexpertise

Last Updated on  28.05.2021


Dr. Abdul Sattar Din is currently a senior lecturer at the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), one of the prominent research university in Malaysia. He is teaching courses under Mechatronics Program such as Robotics, Control System Design, Thermofluids, etc.

He obtained his bachelor degree in Mechatronics Engineering (B.Eng) with Honors in 2006 from International Islamic University Malaysia. After graduation, he received training and worked in semiconductor industry (Silterra Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.) as a process engineer for three years. In 2010, he received the government and USM sponsorship to further his Master and PhD under the Academic Staff Training Scheme USM. He did his Master of Science (MSc.) in Smart Technology and Robotics at the Universiti Putra Malaysia. For his Master, he did research in robot swarm cooperative localization. In 2015 he pursued his PhD in Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. His PhD research was in soft robotic, a new branch of robotics that concerns with building robots entirely out of soft stretchable materials without any rigid skeleton. From 2018 until now, he started his career in USM as a senior lecturer.

Last Updated on 13.12.2019


Smart technology, robotics, soft robotics, bio-inspired robotics

Last Updated on 13.12.2019

Research Interest

His research interest in general is in robotic and smart technology. In particular, his main interest is in soft robotic and bio-inspired robotic. Soft robotic is a relatively new branch of robotic with a lot of opportunities for research. A soft robot requires soft actuators, soft sensors, soft electronics, and different control strategies, all of which are a new branch of research.

Prospective students interested to do research in the related field are welcome to apply.

 Last Updated on 13.12.2019

Selected Publications

  1. S. Din, W. Xu, L. K. Cheng, and S. Dirven, “A Stretchable Multimodal Sensor for Soft Robotic Applications,” IEEE Sens. J., vol. 17, no. 17, pp. 5678–5686, 2017.

  2. S. Din, W. Xu, L. K. Cheng, and S. Dirven, “A Stretchable Array of Electronic Receptors for Esophageal Swallowing Robot for Biomimetic Simulations of Bolus Transport,” IEEE Sens. J., vol. 18, no. 13, pp.5497-5506, 2018.

  3. Din Sattar, Peter Xu, Leo Cheng, and Steven Dirven. "Biomimetic evaluation of bolus transit in modelled esophageal swallowing." In Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice (M2VIP), 2017 24th International Conference on, pp. 1-8. IEEE, 2017.

Last Updated on 13.12.2019

New! Postgraduate Opportunities

Full Time Postgraduate Candidate

Looking for a Master by Research student for a research in the field of mechatronics and robotics engineering.
Selected candidate will be required to register for full time M.Sc by Research program at the School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, USM Engineering Campus.


  • Bachelor Degree in Electrical & Electronic/ Mechatronic Engineering or related field with CGPA>3.0 & above.
  • Proficient in English (written & oral).
  • Diligent, strong research interest and passionate.
  • Able to take own initiative to work under minimum supervision with willingness to learn new knowledge.

Financial Assistance
• Monthly student stipend (GRA) will be provided until the end of 2022.

Project Details (Funded by Short-term grant, Universiti Sains Malaysia)

Research Title: Soft robot for in-pipe navigation
Field: Electrical & Electronic Engineering / Mechatronic Engineering

Interested candidates can email their CV to Dr. Abdul Sattar Din (Alamat emel ini dilindungi dari Spambot. Anda perlu hidupkan JavaScript untuk melihatnya.)
Shortlisted candidates will be notified and invited for interview.

Last Updated on 13.7.2021