Sami Salama Hussen Hajjaj

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Dr Sami Hajjaj (PEng, CEng, SMIEEE) is an Associate Professor in the School of Robotics at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University. Dr Hajjaj is also a certified Professional Engineer (PEng), a Chartered Engineer (CEng), and a Senior Member of IEEE (SMIEEE). In research, Dr Hajjaj focuses on Digital Automation Integrated Systems; by combining Automation Robotics, the Internet of Things (IoT), and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to develop integrated solutions, such as IoT-Robotics, AI-powered IoT systems, Industrial IoT, and related topics. Visit for more details. Throughout his career, Dr Hajjaj has collaborated with industrial partners from several sectors, initiated projects, received funding, and secured industrial support for his students (see below for details). Dr Hajjaj is also active in publication; he authored engineering books on Robot Systems and Industrial IoT, published papers in Q1 Journal Papers, presented papers at IEEE conferences, and registered several Patents and other Intellectual Properties (IPs). Coming from a family of teachers, Dr Hajjaj enjoys working and creating with students. He helped past students secure scholarships, industrial funding, and job placement. If you want to work with Dr Hajjaj, then please contact him immediately, as places and projects are limited (contact information below).

Research interests

Technology Integration, IoT-enabled Robotics, AI-powered IoT and Robot Systems, 5G-ready systems [2022 - current]

Advanced Learning Algorithms, Machine learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data Analytics [2021-Current]

The Internet of Things (IoT) and Embedded Systems [2017-current]

Robotics: Software Design (PhD Work), the Robot Operating System (ROS), Robot Control, Cloud-Robotics [2012-2017]

Robotics: Hardware Design, Robot Gripper Design, Humanoids, Robot-Human Interface systems [2007 - 2012]

Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering Technologies, Systems, and innovation [2002 - 2007]


Associate Professor, School of Robotics, XJTLU, Dec 2022 - Present

Assistant Professor (Senior Lecturer), College of Engineering, National Energy University, Aug 2018 - Sept 2022

Senior Lecturer, College of Engineering, National Energy University, Apr 2012 - Jul 2018

Lecturer, School of Engineering, INTI International University Colleges, May 2007 - Mar 2012

Technical Support Trainer, Scicom Academy (for the Nokia Middle East North Africa Region), Nov 2004 - Mar 2007

Assistant Lecturer, IIUM (Part-time), Nov 2001 - Mar 2004


AREA I - Mechatronics, Automation, and Embedded Systems:

Programming for Engineers (Python C++), UNITEN, 2021-2022 [Creator]

Electronics Microprocessors (Intro to IoT), UNITEN, 2018 - 2022 [Creator]

Electro-Mechanical Systems (EMS), UNITEN, 2020-2022

Introduction to Robotics / Advanced Robotics, INTI IU, UNITEN, 2008 - 2022 [Creator]

Computer Aided Engineering, INTI IU, 2008 - 2010

AREA II - Manufacturing Technologies:

Manufacturing Processes Automation, INTI IU, 2008 - 2010 [Creator]

Manufacturing Technology Control, INTI IU, 2007 - 2009

Production Planning Control (PPC), INTI IU, 2007 - 2009

AREA III - Mechanical Engineering:

Machine Design, UNITEN, 2013 - 2018 [Creator]

Theory of Machine, UNITEN, 2012-2015 [Creator]

Engineering Mechanics (Statics), INTI IU, 2007 - 2012 [Creator]

Awards and honours

Select Awards, full list available on ORCID:

Gold medal - The Farm Blockchain Manager for IoT-enabled Agriculture. The Seoul International Invention Fair 2021 (SIIF 2021)

Gold medal - Auto-Select Network Management for IVMS, The Seoul International Invention Fair 2020 (SIIF 2020)

Gold medal - IoT Vehicle Management System (IVMS), Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE 2020)

Gold medal - Flood Mitigation Monitoring through IoT, Int. Innovation Technology Exhibition, Malaysia (ITEX 2018)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Related documents

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Engineering (Robotics), National Energy University, Malaysia (2018)

Master of Science, Manufacturing Engineering (Mechatronics), IIUM, Malaysia (2007)

Bachelor of Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering (Mechanical), IIUM, Malaysia (2002)

External positions

Assistant Professor, Universiti Tenaga Nasional

1 Apr 201228 Aug 2022

Lecturer, INTI International University

15 Apr 200728 Mar 2012


  • TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
  • Mechanical Design
  • Machine components
  • Hardware design
  • TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Automation
  • Robotics
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Integrated Systems
  • TS Manufactures
  • Manufacturing
  • Production
  • machinery
  • Process Control
  • Industrial management

Person Types

  • Staff


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