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Prof.Soliman Mahmoud Acting Chair of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department Academic RankProfessor

Specialization:

  • Ph.D. in Electronics and Communications Engineering, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt, April 1999.

Research Interests:

  • Mixed Analog-Digital IC Design, Low-voltage low-power designs, Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASIC) design and Design of high frequency filters using programmable Analog Building Blocks like CMOS trans- conductors and current conveyors.

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- PhD. Electronics and Communications, Cairo University, Egpt, 1999. - M.Sc. Electronics & Communication Eng., Cairo University, 1996. - B.Sc. Electronics & Communication Eng., Cairo University, 1994.
- 2016-Present: Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering University of Sharjah, UAE. - 2010-2016: Associate Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering University of Sharjah, UAE. - 2006-2010: Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, German University in Cairo (GUC), Cairo, Egypt. - 2005-2010: Associate Professor and department chair, Department of Electrical Engineering, Fayoum University, Fayoum, Egypt. - 2000-2005: Assistance Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Cairo University, Fayoum, Egypt. - 1996-2000: Lecturer Assistance, Department of Electrical Engineering, Cairo University, Fayoum, Egypt. - 1994-1996: Teaching Assistance, Department of Electrical Engineering, Cairo University, Fayoum, Egypt.
- Senior member IEEE - IEEE Fayoum University student branch counselor 2009-present - Review Committee Member, IEEE Journal of Solid State Circuits. - Review Committee Member, IEEE Transactions on CAS II. - Review Committee Member, International Journal on Circuits, Systems and Computers (JCSC). - Review Committee Member, IEEE International Symposium on Circuits & Systems ISCAS'03, Bangkok, Thailand, 2003 - Review Committee Member, International Conference on Communications, Circuits & Systems, ICCCAS'04, Chengdu, China, 2004 - Review Committee Member, IEEE International Symposium on Circuits & Systems ISCAS'04, Vancouver, Canada - Review Committee Member, IEEE International Symposium on Circuits & Systems ISCAS'05, Kobe, Japan - Review Committee Member, IEEE International Symposium on Circuits & Systems ISCAS'06, Kos, Greece
IEEE Senior Member
Project ID: “648” Project Type: “German Egyptian Research Fund Grant” Project Title: ” Design of CMOS field programmable analog arrays and its applications” Principal Investigator: Prof. Soliman Awad Mahmoud I have received “The German-Egyptian Research Fund” Grant. The German-Egyptian Research Fund is part of the long-standing partnership between the Arab Republic of Egypt and the Federal Republic of Germany in the fields of science and technology, the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the Arab Republic of Egypt (MHESR) and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) have agreed to issue this joint call for proposals for innovative, application-oriented research projects. This grant are intended to give researchers– including young scientists- an opportunity to address new areas of scientific research and to promote bilateral research cooperation between the two countries in areas of mutual interest. The Grant will be used to finance the project “Design of CMOS Field Programmable Analog Array and its Applications”. The project will be carried out in collaboration with Ulm Microelectronics Institute under supervision of Prof. Dr. Ing. Maurits Ortmanns and Dipl. Ing. Joachim Becker.
(I). Refereed Books  Eman Soliman and Soliman Mahmoud, Design of The Differential Difference Operational Floating Amplifier, ISBN 978-3-639-17849-4, VDM publisher. 2009  Eman Soliman and Soliman Mahmoud, Field Programmable Analog Arrays: Design and Applications, ISBN 978-3-659-48366-0 LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing July 2013.  Tasnim Nazzal and Soliman Mahmoud, On the Design of Low Power CMOS (SA-ADCs) for Biomedical Applications, ISBN 978-3-659-88227-2, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing April 2016.  Aisha Alhammadi and Soliman Mahmoud, CMOS Digitally Programmable Analog Front-End for EEG Detection System, ISBN 978-3-659-90884-2, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing June 2016. (II). Refereed Journal Papers  Aisha Abdallah, and S. A. Mahmoud, “Fully Differential Fifth-Order Dual-Notch Powerline Interference Filter Oriented to EEG Detection System with Low Pass Feature” Microelectron. J(2016), DOI 0.1016/j.mejo.2016.08.014, Vol. 56, pp. 122-133, 2016.  Aisha Abdallah, Tasnim B. Nazzal and S. A. Mahmoud, “' A CMOS EEG Detection System with a Configurable Analog Front-End Architecture” Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, DOI 10.1007/s10470-016-0826-x, 2016.  Tasnim B. Nazzal, S. A. Mahmoud, M.O. Shaker, “A 200-nW 7.6-ENOB 10-KS/s SAR ADC in 90-nm CMOS for portable Biomedical Applications” Microelectron. J(2016), DOI 10.1016/j.mejo.2016.08.004, Vol. 56, pp. 81- 96, 2016.  S. A. Mahmoud, H. A. Salem, H. M. Albalooshi, "An 8-bit, 10KS/s, 1.87µW Successive Approximation Analog to Digital Converter in 0.25µm CMOS Technology for ECG Detection Systems" in Circuits, Systems, and Signal Processing (CSSP9478), doi: 10.1007/s00034-015-9973-z, Vol.34, No.8, pp. 2419 -2439, 2015.  S. A. Mahmoud, Ahmed Bamakhramah and Saeed A. Al-Tunaiji, "Six Order Cascaded Power Line Notch Filter for ECG Detection Systems with Noise Shaping" in Circuits, Systems, and Signal Processing (CSSP9478), (Accepted for publication on Feb. 10, 2014), doi: 10.1007/s00034-014-9761-1, Vol.33, No.8, pp. 2029-2045, Aug. 2014.  S. A. Mahmoud, Ahmed Bamakhramah and Saeed A. Al-Tunaiji, "Low noise Low Pass Filter for ECG Portable Detection Systems with Digitally Programmable Range" in Circuits, Systems, and Signal Processing (CSSP9478), )published online: 20 Fab. 2013, doi: 10.1007/s00034-013-9564-9), Vol.32, No.5, pp. 2029-2045, Oct. 31, 2013.  S. A. Mahmoud, and Eman A. Soliman, "Novel CCII-based Field Programmable Analog Array and its Application to a Sixth-Order Butterworth LPF" in Radio engineering Journal, Vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 440-447, June 2013.  S. A. Mahmoud, and Eman A. Soliman, "Multi-Standard Receiver Baseband Chain Using Digitally Programmable OTA based on CCII and Current Division Networks" in Journal of Circuits, Systems and Computers, JCSC Vol. 22 No. 4, 2013.  S. A. Mahmoud, "Wide Dynamic Range CMOS Pseudo-differential Current Conveyors: CMOS Realizations and Applications" in Circuits, Systems, and Signal Processing (CSSP9478), (published online: 29 August 2012, doi: 10.1007/s00034-012-9478-y), Vol.32, pp. 477-497, 2013.  S. A. Mahmoud, and Eman A. Soliman, "Digitally Programmable Second Generation Current Conveyor based FPAA" in International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications, published online: 25 JUL 2012, Issue published : 22 OCT 2013, Vol.41, No.10, pp 1074–1084, doi: 10.1002/cta.1826,  S.A. Mahmoud, Mejd M.Alsari, Esra I.Reda, and Ruqiya M. Alhammadi, "MATLAB Modeling and Simulation of Photovoltaic Modules" Advanced Materials Research: Renewable and Sustainable Energy II, Vols. 512-515, pp 246-249, 2012 doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.512-515.246.  S.A. Mahmoud and Heba. N. Mohamed, "High Accuracy Modeling Method for Photovoltaic Arrays" Advanced Materials Research: Renewable and Sustainable Energy II, Vols. 512-515, pp 238-241, 2012 doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.512-515.238.  S.A. Mahmoud, "A Gain / Filtering Interleaved Baseband Chain Architectures for Multi-standard Reconfigurable Receivers" in Journal of Circuits, Systems and Computers, JCSC Vol.21 No. 1, Feb. 2012 (III). Refereed Conference Papers  Abdallah, and S. A. Mahmoud, , “Electroencephalogram System Based on CMOS Analog Front-End Interleaved Chain Architecture”, International Conference on Microelectronics (ICM.2016), pp.5-8, Dec. 2016.  A. A. Abdallah and S. A. Mahmoud, “CMOS Analog Front-End Interleaved Chain Architecture for EEG Detection System” in The 59th IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, MWCAS2016, in Hotel Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Abu Dhabi, UAE from October 16-19, 2016.  M. S. Diab, Z. Hussain and S. A. Mahmoud, “Restoring Function in Paralyzed Limbs using EEG” in The 59th IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, MWCAS2016, in Hotel Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Abu Dhabi, UAE from October 16-19, 2016.  M. B. Elamien and S. A. Mahmoud, “A Linear CMOS Balanced Output Transconductor Using Double Differential Pair with Source Degeneration and Adaptive Biasing” in The 59th IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, MWCAS2016, in Hotel Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Abu Dhabi, UAE from October 16-19, 2016.  T. B. Nazzal and S. A. Mahmoud, “Low-Power Bootstrapped Sample and Hold Circuit for Analog-to-Digital Converters” in The 59th IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, MWCAS2016, in Hotel Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Abu Dhabi, UAE from October 16-19, 2016.  Aisha Abdallah, and S. A. Mahmoud, “' Low-Power Analog Front-End Interleaved Chain Architecture Oriented to EEG Detection System'' ” in 29th IEEE International System-on-Chip Conference (SOCC), September 6-9, 2016, Renaissance Seattle Hotel Seattle, WA, USA.  Aisha Abdallah, and S. A. Mahmoud, “'Fifth Order Dual-Notch Low Pass Filter Oriented to EEG Detection System'' ” in UAE Graduate Students Research Conference (UAE GSRC 2016), Al-Ain, UAE, April 17-21, 2016.  Tasnim B. Nazzal, and S. A. Mahmoud, “A 1-V 8-Bit Low-Power Clock Gated SAR ADC for Biomedical Applications ” in UAE Graduate Students Research Conference (UAE GSRC 2016), Al-Ain , UAE, April 17-19, 2016.  Aisha Abdallah, and S. A. Mahmoud, “ A CMOS Variable Gain Instrumentation Amplifier for EEG Portable Detection System with Digitally Controlled Feature' ” in UAE Graduate Students Research Conference (UAE GSRC 2016), Al-Ain, UAE, April 17-21, 2016.  Mohamed B. Elamien, and S. A. Mahmoud, “138 dB-CMRR Low Power Instrumentation Amplifier with Programmable Gain for EEG' ” in UAE Graduate Students Research Conference (UAE GSRC 2016), Al-Ain, UAE, April 17-21, 2016.  S. A. Mahmoud, and Aisha Abdallah "CMOS Digitally Programmable OTA Based Instrumentation Amplifier for EEG Detection System" in The IEEE Intl Conference on Electronics, Circuits, & Systems, to be held in Cairo, Egypt from December 6-9, 2015.  S. A. Mahmoud, and Aisha Abdallah "A CMOS CFIA with Digitally Controlled Gain Designed for EEG Systems" in The 12th IEEE International SoC Design Conference (ISOCC 2015), in Gyeongju, Korea from Nov. 2 to 5, 2015, pp57-58.  S. A. Mahmoud, and Tasnim B. Nazzal "Sample and Hold Circuits for Low-Frequency Signals in Analog-to-Digital Converters" in International Conference on Information and Communication Technology Research (ICTRC 2015), 17-19 May 2015, Abu Dhabi, UAE, pp 36-39.  -S. A. Mahmoud, and Tasnim B. Nazzal "Sample and Hold Circuits for Analog-to-Digital Converters" in UAE Graduate Students Research Conference (UAE GSRC 2015), 22-24 March 2015, Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 22-24, 2015, pp 223-224.  S. A. Mahmoud, Aisha Abdallah and Sara Khalid "A 5.2nV/√Hz Noise Density Third-Order FDNR Filter For DVB-H Mobile-TV Receiver" in The 20th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems, ICECS2013, in Abu Dhabi, UAE from December 8-11, 2013, pp 739-742.  Heba N. Mohamed and S. A. Mahmoud " Modeling Photovoltaic Modules Using N-Channel MOS Transistor" in The 20th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems, ICECS2013, in Abu Dhabi, UAE from December 8-11, 2013, pp 743-746.  Heba N. Mohamed and S. A. Mahmoud " Temperature Dependence in Modeling Photovoltaic Modules" in The 20th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems, ICECS2013, in Abu Dhabi, UAE from December 8-11, 2013, pp 747-750.  S. A. Mahmoud and Eman A. Soliman, "Digitally Programmable CCII and its Application in Realizing WLAN/WiMAX Receivers Based Filter on FPAA" in The 56th IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, MWCAS2013, in Columbus, Ohio from August 4-7, 2013.  S. A. Mahmoud and Eman A. Soliman, "Digitally Programmable OTA-Based Multi-Standard Receiver Baseband Chain" in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems ISCAS¢13, , May 2013.  Heba N. Mohamed and S. A. Mahmoud "Novel Circuit Model of the Photovoltaic Modules Based on N-Channel MOS Transistor" in The IEEE Modelling Symposium (EMS), 2013 European, Manchester, pp 396 – 401, 20-22 Nov. 2013.  S.A. Mahmoud, Ahmed Bamakhramah and Saeed A. Al-Tunaiji, "Digitally Programmable OTA-C Low Pass Filter for ECG Detection Systems" in The 55th IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, MWCAS2012, in Boise- Idaho, USA, Page(s): 350 – 353, August 5-8, 2012.  S.A. Mahmoud, Mejd M.Alsari, Esra I.Reda, and Ruqiya M. Alhammadi,, "MATLAB Modeling and Simulation of Photovoltaic Modules" in The 55th IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, MWCAS2012, in Boise- Idaho, USA, Page(s): 786 - 789 August 5-8, 2012.  S.A. Mahmoud and Heba. N. Mohamed, "Novel Modeling Approach For Photovoltaic Arrays" in The 55th IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, MWCAS2012, in Boise- Idaho, USA, Page(s): 790 - 793 August 5-8, 2012.  Eman A. Soliman, and S. A. Mahmoud, " Voltage-mode Field Programmable Analog Array using Second Generation Current Conveyor" in The 55th IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, MWCAS2012, in Boise- Idaho, USA, Page(s): 710 – 713 August 5-8, 2012.  S.A. Mahmoud, Mejd M.Alsari, Esra I.Reda, and Ruqiya M. Alhammadi, "Matlab Modeling and Simulation of Photovoltaic Modules" The 2012 International Conference on Energy and Environmental Protection (ICEEP 2012) in Hohhot, China, June 23-24, 2012.  S.A. Mahmoud and Heba. N. Mohamed, "High Accuracy Modeling Method for Photovoltaic Arrays" The 2012 International Conference on Energy and Environmental Protection (ICEEP 2012) in Hohhot, China, June 23-24, 2012.
PhD Theses Completed 1 Low-Voltage Current-Mode CMOS Building Blocks for Field Programmable Analog Arrays and Applications; Ahmed Madian; Cairo University; Egypt, 2006. 2 Design of CMOS Programmable Current Mode Building Blocks and Field Programmable Analog Arrays; Eman Soliman; German University in Cairo; Egypt, 2012. MSc. Theses Completed 1 Digitally Controlled CMOS Analog Building Blocks Using New Current Division Networks, Mohamed Ahmed Hassan; Cairo University; Egypt, 2004. 2 Differential and Single-Ended Low Voltage CMOS Current Conveyors and their Mixed-Mode Applications for Analog Signal Processing, Tarek Mohamed Hassan, German University in Cairo, Egypt, 2006. 3 Differential Difference Operational Floating Amplifier: New CMOS realizations and Applications, Eman Ahmed Soliman, German University in Cairo, Egypt, 2008. 4 Modeling of Active Compensated KHN Band Pass Filter Using Standard Hardware Description, Rasha E. Elqueseny, Ain Shames University, 2009. 5 Modeling and Simulation of Photovoltaic Modules, Heba Nadhmi Mohamed, University of Sharjah, UAE, 2013. 6. On the Design of Low Power CMOS (SA-ADCs) for Biomedical Applications, Tasnim Bassam Nazzal, University of Sharjah, UAE, 2016. 7. CMOS Digitally Programmable Analog Front-End for EEG Detection System, Aisha Alhammadi, University of Sharjah, UAE, 2016. Senior Design Research Projects 1. Restoring Function in Paralyzed Limbs Using EEG, Maha Samir Diab and Zainab Husain, University of Sharjah, UAE 2015-2016. 2. Smart Wearable Obstacle Detection Glasses for Low-Vision People, Noora Ahli, Hamadah AlJassmi and Hamda Alahmed, University of Sharjah, UAE 2015-2016. 3. Design and Implementation of an active electronic circuit chain for detecting EMG signal, Khawla Abdulla, Latifa Nasser, and Manal Saif, University of Sharjah, UAE 2015-2016. 4. Low noise low power instrumentation amplifier for biomedical application, Mohamed Balla El amien, Abdulrahman Zaatar, and Mohamed ElTinai, University of Sharjah, UAE 2014-2015. 5. Design and Implementation of a Robust Electronic Read-out Circuit Chain for Monitoring and Processing of an EEG Signal, Amal AbdulAziz, Bushra Alhendi, and Saarah Abdulla, University of Sharjah, UAE 2014-2015. 6. Successive Approximation ADC for ECG, Heba Bilal and Hind Essa, University of Sharjah, UAE 2013-2014. 7. Variable Gain Amplifier for ECG, Ameera Al Hayyas, Mariam Al Hmoudi, and Khadija Abdulla, University of Sharjah, UAE 2013-2014. 8. Baby Safe Sleep Monitoring System, Sara Alnaqbi, Amna Alabdalla and Azeeza Alhammadi, University of Sharjah, UAE 2013-2014. 9. Differential Voltage Current Conveyor (DVCC) CMOS Discrete-Integrated Realization and its Applications in Realizing VGA, Filters and dual slope square/ triangular wave generator, Alya Mohammed Salem, Budoor Redha Makki and Hamda Ali Hassan, University of Sharjah, UAE 2013-2014. 10. Noise-Shaping Gain-Filtering Techniques For Wireless Applications, Aisha Abdallah and Sara Khalid, University of Sharjah, UAE 2012-2013. 11. Digitally Programmable OTA-C Low Pass Filter For Portable ECG Detection Systems, Ahmed Bamakhramah and Saeed A. Al-Tunaiji, University of Sharjah, UAE 2012-2013. 12. MATLAB/PSpice Hybrid Simulation Modeling of a Photovoltaic System and Its Applications, Mejd M.Alsari, Esra I.Reda, and Ruqiya M. Alhammadi, University of Sharjah, UAE 2012-2013. 13. A CMOS Complex Filter for Bluetooth with Gain Tuning, Sumayya Almazroei, Noor ul Misbah and Shamma Banihammad, University of Sharjah, UAE 2011-2012.
- The Distinguished research award for the year 2014-2015 from University of Sharjah, UAE. - The Distinguished research award for the year 2011-2012 from University of Sharjah,UAE. - Science Prize of Advanced Engineering Technologies from Scientific Research Academy- Egypt (2005). - The best teaching staff for 2005 and 2006 years from Electrical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Fayoum University.
There are many ways in which a teacher can impart a better conceptual understanding of Electronic Communication Systems. One of the most important is to first attract their interest by designing circuits which are relevant to the particular interest of the students in the class. I often use examples from my expertise in applied microelectronics to convey and elicit enthusiasm. For example, in Electronics III course, I teach not only the theory of analog and digital circuit design but also how we can use this theory in implementing several projects such as microcontroller based application like light control system, digital clock, handheld calling system, moving message display units, air condition controller and queuing system. Another relevant example occurs in Electronics IV course, when demonstrating the design of microprocessor using digital building blocks, I make a project divided among my students as CPU part, control unit part, and memory part and I/O interface. These examples naturally lead to the use of CAD tools in the classroom, such as SPICE, Matlab and Ledit layout tool. Interested Subjects, I would like to teach the following subjects : - Analog and Digital Microelectronics Circuits and Systems. - Passive and Active Electric Circuits. - Analog and Digital Modulation Systems. - Information Theory and Channel Coding. - Electromagnetic Fields and waves. - Digital Logic Design and Microprocessors. Teaching Method : While teaching, I use computer based presentation (e.g. power point). I use the board when detailed explanation is needed (e.g., more problems to sove). As a picture worth a thoushand words, it is essential to draw pictures and diagrams when explaining certain concepts. Various course materials( e.g., notes, assignments , etc) are posted to the course book or homepage for easy access by students. By doing so, the lecture is more alluring and time preseved for the instrutor to cover more concepts and solve more problems. Moreover, students are no longer worried about copying the notes, but are mre focused on understanding the material presented. This gives students more chance to ask questions during the class period.
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