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Ir. Dr.  Ahmad Syahrin Idris  B. Eng (Hons), M. Phil, Dr. Eng.

Assistant Professor , Electrical and Electronic Engineering Lecturer

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Ir. Dr. Ahmad Syahrin Idris is an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Electronic Engineering and is the Deputy Head of Electrical and Electronic Engineering program at the University of Southampton Malaysia. Ir. Dr. Ahmad Syahrin Idris joined the University of Southampton Malaysia as a Lecturer in 2019 after completing his PhD degree in Opto-electronics at Kyushu University, Japan.

Syahrin’s undergraduate degree was in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia. He later earned an M.Phil. research degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering whilst working at The University of Sheffield, UK where he fabricated and characterized complementary p-i-n and n-i-p Silicon Carbide for use in photodetectors. He later obtained his PhD in Opto-electronics from Kyushu University, Japan where he developed new fabrication techniques for Germanium and sol-gel based materials for optical waveguides. 
His research interest encompasses fabrication and characterization of new materials for optical waveguides for future photonic integrated circuits and design-for-test methodologies (DFT) for integrated circuits. He was also a research staff at the University of Sheffield where he developed fabrication recipes and characterization of III-V materials for avalanche photodetector applications. He has extensive industrial experience where he was a Product Development Engineer specializing in structural DFT for Intel and was a Senior Test Development Engineer at Freescale Semiconductor developing test solutions for automotive and industrial microcontrollers. Currently, he is teaching Electrical Materials and Fields (ELEC1206), Solid State Devices (ELEC1205) and Applied Electromagnetism (ELEC2232). Ir. Dr. Ahmad Syahrin Idris is also a Professional Engineer registered with the Board of Engineers Malaysia and the Institute of Engineers Malaysia. 

Research interests

Opto-electronics, semiconductor fabrication and characterization, design-for-test, IoT and AI applications for healthcare.

Prospective PhD candidates:   

Candidates interested in studying for a PhD and hold at least a 2:1 (or 60%) master’s degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering or relevant degrees are encouraged to send their CV to  

Syahrin’s research interest are in opto-electronics and in design-for-test (DFT). 
For opto-electronics, his research interests are in developing new processes and techniques for fabrication and characterization of semiconductor materials for applications such as photodetectors and optical waveguides. For design-for-test, his research interests are in developing novel schemes and design improvements to detect faults for increasing semiconductor process yields.  
He has also recently been involved in research projects developing Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) based systems for healthcare applications in collaboration with public universities and governmental agency in Malaysia. Recent achievements were the Grand Prize Winner for the Intel Industry-Academia Challenge 2022, First prize winner for Innovate Malaysia Design Competition 2022 and a number of other engineering design competitions and challenges.  

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Syahrin has been the main author and co-author of several articles in journals and conferences. A complete list of Syahrin's publications can be found on Google Scholar.

  • ELEC2232 Applied Electromagnetism 
  • ELEC1206 Electrical Materials and Fields  
  • ELEC1205 Solid State Devices 
Ir. Dr. Ahmad Syahrin Idris
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Jalan Eko Botani 3,
Taman Eko Botani, 79200
Iskandar Puteri, Johor


Phone: +60-75602465

Room Number : 3L027

Room Number : 193 USMC/4001

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