Abdelfateh Kerrouche

Abdelfateh Kerrouche

Dr Abdelfateh Kerrouche Lecturer

Lecturer

Biography

Abdelfateh Kerrouche was awarded the degrees of BEng in Electronics (Automatics) from Gustave Eiffel University (France, 2003) and MSc in Electronics (Signal, System and Image) from Paris-Sorbonne University (France, 2004). He graduated with a PhD “Measurement and Instrumentation” from City University London in 2009. Abdelfateh has extensive multidisciplinary experience in European research projects (Sustainable Bridges - Overall budget: € 10m, and Aquavalens - Overall budget: €9 million). He worked as a Research Associate for 6 years at Heriot Watt University in collaboration with Scottish Water Company. He developed semi-automated systems for pathogen detection in drinking water. In 2016, Abdelfateh was affiliated to School of Engineering and The Built Environment, Edinburgh Napier University. He has been involved in lecturing Instrumentation Systems and Embedded Systems at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Abdelfateh has significant research experience across a wide range of subjects encompassing optical sensors, automation and applied microbiology. He has published numerous publications in various national and international peer-reviewed journals and presented scientific papers across the world. Because of the active association with different societies and academies as well as the contributions, he is been recognised by the subject experts around the world. His area of interest includes: Pathogen detection, water sample preparation, sensors, aquaculture, Internet of Things (IoT) and renewable energy.

Current projects:

Primary Investigator (PI): Design a smart system for pathogens detection using deep learning in bathing waters. Total budget: £60k, funded by The Datalab innovation centre and The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).

Primary Investigator (PI): Portable Monitoring System for Soil/Water contamination using laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) associated with deep learning. Total budget: £ 11,145, funded by Edinburgh Napier University.

Primary Investigator (PI): Drone lab monitor for water sample collection and pathogen detection. Total budget: £ 10k, funded by Edinburgh Napier University.

Primary Investigator (PI): Development Of An Early Warning System For Pathogen Detection In Aquaculture Facilities. Total budget: £6,590, funded by Edinburgh Napier University.

Teaching activities:

Module Leader for Embedded Systems ELE10111 (Undergraduate - since 2016),
Module Leader for Instrumentation Systems ELE11114 (Postgraduate - since 2016)

Research Groups

Esteem

Conference Activity

  • Exhibitor at the Scottish Research Partnership In Engineering (SRPe) Annual Conference, 13th November 2019, the Technology and Innovation Centre, Glasgow, UK
  • Exhibitor at the CENSIS (Innovation Centre for Sensing, Imaging and Internet of Things technologies) Technology Summit on the 7th November 2019 at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.
  • Dr. Abdelfateh Kerrouche is designated as Local co-chairs at the 11th International Conference on the Developments in eSystems Engineering, Sensors, Data Science and Internet of Everything (IoE), September, 2 -5, 2018 Cambridge, UK

 

External Examining/Validations

  • Assessment Developer for the Northern Consortium (NCUK) for two modules: Analogue Electronics and Computer Programming

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Awarded the title of Maître de conférences (Assistant professor) in France, Electrical engineering, Electronics, Photonics and Systems, Qualification number : 15263261021, Date: 23/01/2015.

 

Invited Speaker

  • Oral Presentation "Automated systems for pathogen detection" at the Centre for Robotics And Sensors technologies (CRS) Workshop. To forge relationship and collaboration opportunity with neighbouring, national and international universities, February 7, 2020, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, UK
  • Invited Speaker "Development Of An Early Warning System For Pathogen Detection In Aquaculture Facilities" at Edinburgh Napier University Research Conference, 18th June 2019, Edinburgh, UK
  • Poster Presentation "Pathogen detection in bathing waters using microfluidic technology, image processing and deep learning" at Edinburgh Napier University Research Conference, 18th June 2019, Edinburgh, UK
  • Plenary Speaker “Towards the Development of New Integrated Ultrasonic Filtration Systems for Monitoring Waterborne Pathogens” at the 5th World Congress and Expo on Applied Microbiology Conference, November 12-13, 2018, Edinburgh, UK
  • Key-note speaker "Recent Developments in Integrated Platforms" at the International Symposium on Health-Related Water Microbiology and Water Microbiology Conference 2017, May 15 – 19, 2017, The Water Institute, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
  • Invited Speaker "The application of optical sensors in sample preparation for pathogen detection" at the Engineering Healthcare: Material Benefits event, June 8, 2016, Edinburgh Napier University
  • Poster Presentation "Concentration of large volumes of water for waterborne pathogen detection using a tangential flow filtration based system" at the Rapid Methods Europe Conference (Food Feed Water Analysis Innovations and Breakthroughs 2014), 31 March – 2 April 2014, The Netherlands
  • Invited Speaker "Development of automated and integrated tools for the extraction of parasites, viruses or bacteria from sample preparation" at the EU Aquavalens Project Meeting April 8-11, 2014, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Poster presentation "Ray-Trace Modelling of a Combined Up-Convertor: Luminescent Solar Concentrator", the 27th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, September 24-28, 2012, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Poster presentation "A silicone host for Lumogen dyes", the 27th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, September 24-28, 2012, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Invited Speaker "Fibre Bragg Grating Monitoring System: Design and Evaluation ". EU Sustainable Bridges Project, March 5-6 2007, Oulu University, Finland

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Dr Abdelfateh Kerrouche joins IEEE, the professional association for the advancement of technology.
  • Dr Abdelfateh Kerrouche joins as a member to the IET, Institution of Engineering and Technology

 

Public/Community Engagement

  • Abdelfateh Kerrouche has joined the International Network of Algerian Scientist INAS to help advance the higher education in Algeria
  • Public engagement activities based on microfluidics with schoolchildren aged 12–13 at the Liberton High School and Inverkeithing High School
  • Organise the Light Bright Electric Exhibition - Solar Electricity for Art and Architecture - was held at Edinburgh University’s Inspace Gallery in George Square from the 15th – 16th February 2013.

 

Reviewing

  • Abdelfateh Kerrouche is a regular Reviewer for many world leading Journals including: IEEE Photonics Journal, - MDPI Journals: - Actuators - Applied Sciences - Biosensors - Electronics - Sensors - Water

 

Visiting Positions

  • Abdelfateh Kerrouche is appointed as a Visiting Scholar at Heriot Watt University
  • Visiting Researcher at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). I was involved in research activities including sensors design and installation for structural health monitoring

 

Date


33 results

The use of video presentation to improve assessment

Presentation / Conference
Kerrouche, A. (2020, July)
The use of video presentation to improve assessment. Presented at International Symposium of Engineering Education (ISEE), Glasgow
Kerrouche, A. (2020, July). The use of video presentation to improve assessment. Presented at International Symposium of Engineering Education (ISEE), Glasgow.

Design a Monitoring System For Pathogen Detection Using Microfluidic Technology

Presentation / Conference
Kerrouche, A. (2020, June)
Design a Monitoring System For Pathogen Detection Using Microfluidic Technology. Poster presented at 27th International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, Alexandria, Virginia, US
Kerrouche, A. (2020, June). Design a Monitoring System For Pathogen Detection Using Microfluidic Technology. Poster presented at 27th International Conference on Optical Fiber...

Towards the Development of Rapid and Low-Cost Pathogen Detection Systems Using Microfluidic Technology and Optical Image Processing

Journal Article
Kerrouche, A., Lithgow, J., Muhammad, I., & Romdhani, I. (2020)
Towards the Development of Rapid and Low-Cost Pathogen Detection Systems Using Microfluidic Technology and Optical Image Processing. Applied Sciences, 10(7), https://doi.org/10.3390/app10072527
Waterborne pathogens affect all waters globally and proceed to be an ongoing concern. Previous methods for detection of pathogens consist of a high test time and a high sample...

Height Prediction for Growth Hormone Deficiency Treatment Planning Using Deep Learning

Conference Proceeding
Ilyas, M., Ahmad, J., Lawson, A., Khan, J. S., Tahir, A., Adeel, A., …Hussain, A. (2020)
Height Prediction for Growth Hormone Deficiency Treatment Planning Using Deep Learning. In Advances in Brain Inspired Cognitive Systems. , (76-85). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-39431-8_8
Prospective studies using longitudinal patient data can be used to help to predict responsiveness to Growth Hormone (GH) therapy and assess any suspected risks. In this paper,...

Monitoring of drinking water quality using automated ATP quantification

Journal Article
Hansen, C., Kerrouche, A., Tatari, K., Rasmussen, A., Ryan, T., Summersgill, P., …Albrechtsen, H. (2019)
Monitoring of drinking water quality using automated ATP quantification. Journal of Microbiological Methods, 165, 105713. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mimet.2019.105713
A microfluidic based system was developed for automated online method for the rapid detection and monitoring of drinking water contamination utilising microbial Adrenosine-5′-...

Pathogen detection in bathing waters using microfluidic technology, image processing and deep learning

Presentation / Conference
Kerrouche, A., Muhammad, I., Rueckert, S., & Lawson, A. (2019, June)
Pathogen detection in bathing waters using microfluidic technology, image processing and deep learning. Poster presented at Research Conference, Edinburgh Napier University
Monitoring the quality of recreational waters such as beaches and rivers is becoming a global concern to protect human health (e.g. the EU Bathing Water Directive (BWD) in Eur...

Development Of An Early Warning System For Pathogen Detection In Aquaculture Facilities

Presentation / Conference
Kerrouche, A. (2019, June)
Development Of An Early Warning System For Pathogen Detection In Aquaculture Facilities. Presented at Research Conference, Edinburgh Napier University
This project aims to develop an early warning system to monitor the pathogen Neoparamoeba perurans, a free-living and parasitic protist and the causative agent of Amoebic Gill...

Optical Fiber Sensor Design for Ground Slope Movement Monitoring for Railway Safety Operations

Conference Proceeding
Hook, D., Laing, W., Kerrouche, A., Barreto Gonzalez, D., & Alwis, L. S. (2018)
Optical Fiber Sensor Design for Ground Slope Movement Monitoring for Railway Safety Operations. In 2018 IEEE Sensors Proceedings, 1-4. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSENS.2018.8589835
Scour and slope instability are a major issue in keeping the railway structures safe and operational. Conventional measurement techniques do not allow real-time monitoring of ...

Towards the Development of New Integrated Ultrasonic Filtration Systems for Monitoring Waterborne Pathogens

Presentation / Conference
Kerrouche, A. (2018, November)
Towards the Development of New Integrated Ultrasonic Filtration Systems for Monitoring Waterborne Pathogens. Paper presented at 5th World Congress and Expo on Applied Microbiology
The detection of waterborne pathogens mainly relies on sample processing. This process concentrates large volume of water to very small volume that can be used under microscop...

Megasonic elution of waterborne protozoa enhances recovery rates

Journal Article
Bridle, H., Kerrouche, A., & Desmulliez, M. (2018)
Megasonic elution of waterborne protozoa enhances recovery rates. Matters, https://doi.org/10.19185/matters.201712000007
Waterborne pathogens represent a major concern for human and animal health making monitoring of water essential to prevent outbreaks. Sample preparation is critical to assess ...

Current Post Grad projects

Non-Napier PhD or MSc by Research supervisions

  • Supervised MSc student Victor Murat from insa-toulouse, France and Heriot Watt University : "Development and characterization of a tangential ultrafiltration system for waterborne pathogen separation"
  • PhD student from Heriot-Watt University Dorothy Hardy: Integrating Crystalline-Silicon Photovoltaic Cells into Decorative Glazing