Prof. Dr Mohd Rizal Arshad (Group Head)
Prof. Dr. SMIEEE, MIMarEST, C.Eng, C.MArEng
B. Eng (Liverpool), MSc (Salford), PhD (Liverpool)
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Robotics and Industrial Automations
Measurement and Instrumentation Techniques
Biomedical Electronics and Medical Imaging
Underwater Robotics Technology


Prof. Dr. Mohd Rizal Arshad has been working at the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Malaysia as a full-time academics, i.e. lecturer and researcher since 1999. He has successfully supervised many postgraduates’ students at the MSc. and PhD. levels. He has also published actively in local and international publications. Dr. Arshad is currently the deputy dean of the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering - USM, and with his team of researcher, is also the pioneer of underwater system technology research efforts in Malaysia. Dr. Arshad is very interested in investigating the fusion of the natural world with the modern engineering pool of knowledge. This is the reason his group has embarked on the bio-inspired research efforts and the utilization of nature to complement the current robotics system, especially for the marine or oceanic environment. The multi-disciplinary nature of the research scopes are reflected in the groups’ researcher domains which can be accessed at