Firew A. Biruu

Contact Details

Room Number: UC201

Email Address: firew.biruu@blackburn.ac.uk

Telephone: 07730784290

Qualifications

2015 - 2019 PhD., [Expected, 2019]     Doctor of Philosophy, Electrical Electronics Engineering, The University of Manchester, UK

2012 - 2015       MEng., Master of Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, The University of Manchester, UK

2004 - 2007       B.Sc., Bachelor of Science, Manufacturing Technology, Adama University, Ethiopia

Recent Research Projects

 

  1. High Sensitivity Two-Dimensional Electron Gas (2DEG) Quantum Well Hall Effect Sensors for Novel Methods in Pre-Failure Engineering Stress Scanning and Non Destructive Testing Systems, August 2019

 

  1. Quantum well Hall-effect sensor based handheld magnetic scanner with programmable electromagnetic coil for non-destructive testing of ferromagnetic and non-ferromagnetic materials, September 2016

 

  1. An Automated Two-Dimensional Magnetic Field Scanner based on Quantum Well Hall Effect Sensor for Non-Destructive Testing, September 2018

 

  1. 2D Magnetic Field Sensing around Defects in Ferromagnetic and Non-Ferromagnetic Materials Using 2DEG Quantum Well Hall Effect Sensor Arrays, September 2017
Teaching and Professional Activities

Teaching Assistant Since 2015

School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Manchester,

Manchester, M13 9PL

  • Deliver practical and tutorial sessions to undergraduates for course in Embedded Systems
  • Responsible for laboratory safety, help students run their experiments on development boards and assess and evaluate laboratory scripts
  • Providing approachable support to M.Sc. and Ph.D. students
  • Identifying project objectives and tasks, overseeing the technical risks, plan work schedules accordingly to ensure projects deadlines are met
  • Planning and carrying out all phases of electronic design, according to current and possible future requirements
  • Collaborating with industrial partners to optimise the developed instruments according to their requirements
  • Writing successful research proposals for funding applications and industrial partners
  • Publishing and presenting research outcomes to the partners, as well as at national and international conferences

Assistant Lecturer 2007 - 2010

School of Mechanical and Motor Vehicle Engineering, Adama University,

Adama, Nazret, Ethiopa

  • Head CAD/CAM section of the department and provide training for staff
  • Deliver courses related to manufacturing technology like; Machine Shop Technology, Machine Tools Programming, Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM).
  • Responsible for lab demonstration and assessment

 

Recent Publications & Other Research Outputs

F A Biruu, E Balaban, E Ahmad and M Missous, “Quantum well Hall-effect sensor based handheld magnetic scanner with programmable electromagnetic coil for non-destructive testing of ferromagnetic and non-ferromagnetic materials”, 55th Annual Conference of BINDT, 12th-14th September 2016, Nottingham, UK, Proceedings ISBN 978-0-903-132-62-1

E Ahmad, F A Biruu and M Missous, “Non-destructive detection of defects in materials by a handheld QWHE magnetic scanner”, 55th Annual Conference of BINDT, 12th-14th September 2016, Nottingham, UK, Proceedings ISBN 978-0-903-132-62-1

F A Biruu, James Sexton, Chen-Wei Liang, M Missous, “An Automated Two-Dimensional Magnetic Field Scanner based on Quantum Well Hall Effect Sensor for Non-Destructive Testing”, 57th Annual Conference of BINDT, September 2018, Nottingham, UK

F A Biruu, E Balaban, Ehsan Ahmad, Chen-Wei Liang, M Missous, “2D Magnetic Field Sensing around Defects in Ferromagnetic and Non-Ferromagnetic Materials Using 2DEG Quantum Well Hall Effect Sensor Arrays”, 56th Annual Conference of BINDT, September 2017, Telford, UK

James M Watson, Chen-Wei Liang, James Sexton, F A Biruu and M Missous, “A Comparative Study of Electromagnetic NDE Methods and Quantum Well Hall Effect Sensor Imaging for Surface-Flaw Detection in Mild Steel Welds”, 57th Annual Conference of BINDT, September 2018, Nottingham, UK

James M Watson, Chen-Wei Liang, James Sexton, F A Biruu and M Missous, “Surface-Breaking Flaw Detection in Mild Steel Welds using Quantum Well Hall Effect Sensor Devices”, The 45th Annual Review of Progress in QNDE Conference, July 2018, Burlington, USA

Chen-Wei Liang, E Ahmad, E Balaban, F A Biruu, James Sexton and M Missous, “A real time quantum well hall effect 2D handheld magneto vision system for ferromagnetic and non-ferromagnetic materials non-destructive testing”, 56th Annual Conference of BINDT, September 2017, Telford, UK

Teaching Programmes

BEng (Hons) and FDEng Engineering - all streams (Lancaster University)

HNC/D Engineering – all streams (Pearson BTEC/EdExcel)