Brief Biography



School Of Electrical Engineering,
Faculty Of Engineering,Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM),81310 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia.


Brief Biography

Professor Ir Dr Sevia Mahdaliza Idrus is the Deputy Dean (Development & Alumni), Faculty of Engineering, UTM.  She received her Bachelor in Electrical Engineering in 1998 and Master in Engineering Management in 1999, both from UTM. She obtained her Ph.D in 2004 from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom in optical communication engineering. She has served UTM since 1998 as an academic and administrative staff. Her main research interests are optical communication system and network, optoelectronic design, and engineering management. Her research output have been translated into a number of publications (H-index-15) and IPR including a high-end reference books, ‘Optical Wireless Communication: IR Connectivity’ published by Taylor and Francis, 49 book chapters and monographs, over 200 refereed research papers, 8 patents granted, 36 patent filings and holds 31 UTM copyrights. To date, she has secured and been involved in 84 research and consultation projects with a total value of USD25M. She is the founder and Director of a UTM spin-off company, iSmartUrus Sdn Bhd (1057063A) successfully commercialized her invention, a novel airtime based mobile micropayment solution and application-centric IoT based mobile enforcement device for smartcity.  She is actively involved in a number industrial and international research collaboration projects, delivered keynote and invited speeches to many international conferences and seminars. Based on her active contribution with industry for smartcity solution, she has been awarded ‘51 Most Impactful Smart Cities Leaders 2019 Award’ inconjunction with World CSR Day & World Sustainability Congress 2019, Mumbai, India on March 2019. She led a four years G2G project on ‘Radar over Fiber Foreign Object Debris Detection System’ field trial at Kuala Lumpur International Airport(KLIA) a collaboration project between UTM, Hitachi Kokusai Electric Japan and Malaysia Airport (Sepang) under financial support from Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication Japan. The project has made KLIA and Malaysia as world focal point for development of high precision millimeterwave radar at 90-100GHz range. She is Senior Member of IEEE and member of Editorial Board of few refereed international journals. She has been appointed as Guest Professor at Osaka Prefecture University and Tokai University, Japan in 2011 and 2014, respectively.




Name                     :        Prof. Ir. Dr. Sevia Mahdaliza Idrus Sutan Nameh

Nationality         :        Malaysia

Telephone           :        Mobile: 0197200403; Office: 075557201; Fax: 075566272

E-mail                    :

Website                :

Research ID         :        AAP-3612-2021

Scopus ID              :        8869471900

Expertise                :     Optical Communication System, Optical Access and  Network, Radio Over Fiber, Free Space Optic, Engineering Management.






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