Staff Profiles: Dr. Rihab Khalid Al-Seyab

Dr. Rihab Khalid Al-Seyab

Staff Profile: Dr. Rihab Khalid Al-Seyab
Senior Lecturer in Engineering

Dr. Rihab Khalid Al-Seyab

Dr. Rihab Khalid Al-Seyab

Senior Lecturer in Engineering

Engineering Technologies

I am a senior lecturer in electrical and electronics engineering, driven to inspire students to pursue academic and personal excellence in the world of engineering and technology.


Following my academic qualifications and two PhD degrees in the field of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, I spent 23 years in research, teaching, supervising and courses leading for undergraduate and postgraduate students in a number of national and international universities. I also have significant experience on industry projects during my work as a process engineer, leader for engineering group, consultant engineer, and recently senior design engineer in the modelling team at the Center of Integrated Photonics (CIP) Technologies in Ipswich, UK. As Academic Course Leader for our undergraduate and postgraduate courses I manage the program's content to ensure that graduates obtain the range of competences and skills required for successful careers in industrial technologies and and control engineering.


Award Title Institution Date
PhD Dynamics of Spin-Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VCSELs) School of Science & Electronic Engineering, University of Essex 2013
PhD Nonlinear Model Predictive Control using Automatic Differentiation School of Engineering, Cranfield University 2006
MSc Large-Signal Temporal Response of Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser School of Engineering, University of Basra 1997


Outstanding academic staff for year 2016-2017 in the System Engineering Department, Military Technologies College (MTC), Muscat, Oman

Membership of professional bodies

Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (MIEEE)

Member of IEEE’s Control Systems Society

Member of IEEE’s Photonics Society

Teaching and research


I teach Principle of Electrical Engineering, Analog and Digital Electronics, Sensors and Actuators, Matlab Workshops for the undergraduate level.

I teach "Simulation, Modelling, and Virtualization", Discrete Control System, Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) for postgraduate level.


Undergraduate, Postgraduate


The following research topics may be useful for students interested in pursuing further postgraduate research in MSc a PhD:

• Nonlinear Model Predictive Control (NMPC) for Cyber physical systems

• Complex systems modelling using arterial neural networks (ANNs)

• Robotics control systems

• 3D optical sensors using Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL)

• Semiconductor lasers applications in biomedical sector

• Secure communication systems for IoT based on chaos in spin- VCSELs

• External reflectivity tolerance Distributed Feedback (DFB) lasers

• Integrated Photonics devises


More publications from Dr. Rihab Khalid Al-Seyab can be found in the Research Repository.