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Dr Ivan Ling BEng, PhD

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Ivan is an Assistant Professor in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He is involved in the delivery of various EEE courses related to programming, digital systems and microprocessor design. His research interest includes the development and fabrication of smart sensors, particularly using carbon-based materials, IoT applications of sensors and machine learning algorithms for interpreting multi-dimensional sensor data.

Dr. Ivan graduated top of his class in 2014 from Swinburne University of Technology with a first-class honours degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. In 2020, he was awarded a PhD from the University of Southampton for his work on the design and development of nanocrystalline graphene/graphite based environmental sensors. Before joining the University of Southampton, Ivan works at the Swinburne University of Technology as a research engineer, specializing in Linux based servers for high-performance CCTV applications. Ivan is also the recipient of the Anugerah Belia Inovasi (Innovative Youth Award) granted by the State Government of Sarawak and the winner of the IET-Greenpeace Global Challenge Award in 2019. Dr. Ivan is an active member of IET, IEM and IEEE. He is currently the Vice-Chairman of the IET Malaysia Young Professional Section, the Asia-Pacific Representative on the IET Young Professional Committee (YPC), an executive committee of the IEEE Malaysia Sensors and Nanotechnology Joint Council Chapter and IEM Electronic Engineering Technical Division. He is a reviewer for the IEEE International Conference on Sensors and Nanotechnology.

Research interests

  • Novel low-cost sensor fabrication method
  • Environmental quality monitoring
  • Integrated sensor systems


PhD Supervision

I am currently seeking a qualified candidate to work on a PhD project as described below. The ideal candidate should have at minimum an excellent bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering, computer science, or a closely related discipline, and be proficient in English. Funding is available for strong candidates. 

PhD Research

Design and characterization of flexible gas sensors for wearable electronics application Project Description: Recent advances in material technology has demonstrated great potential for new applications in flexible electronics. A wide range of application such as flexible displays, mechanical sensors (strain, pressure, motion etc.), and bio-electrical sensors (galvanic skin response, EEG, ECG, etc.). Most of these sensors consists of an active sensing layer and a flexible substrate. Typically, the active sensing layer are made from either conductive polymer, metallic nanoparticles, or carbon-based materials. Our previous research work on nanocrystalline graphite and nanocrystalline graphene reveals the potential of using carbon film with high defect density in redox gas sensing and humidity sensing. Hence, this research aims to explore the possibility of using carbon based flexible sensors, as well as various surface functionalization methods to make gas sensors for wearable electronics application

Research projects

Project KAPPA – Augmented Reality Data Visualization for Environmental Sensors

PICAS Block – Biodegradable packaging for loose dried food items

Research group

Electro-Mechanical Engineering

Affiliate research group

Sustainable Electronic Technologies

  • University of Southampton Malaysia (UoSM) Student Experience Committee
  • Certified HRDF Trainer -IET Young Professional Community Committee
  • Executive Committee IEEE Malaysia Sensors and Nanotechnology Joint Council
  • Chapter Advisor for UoSM IET On Campus and UoSM Robotics Club
  • Digital Systems and Microprocessors 
  • Programming
  • Advanced programming
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering Design
Dr Ivan Ling
No. 3, Persiaran Canselor 1,
Kota Ilmu EduCity,
79200 Iskandar Puteri, Johor,

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