Dr. Sheikh Izzal Azid

Position: Lecturer in Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Email: sheikh.azid@usp.ac.fj

Phone: +679 32 32859




Dr. Sheikh Izzal Azid is a Lecturer in the School of Engineering and Physics at the University of the South Pacific. His Ph.D. study is in the area of Aerial Robotics and Robust Control from the University of the South Pacific in collaboration with the University of Palermo, Italy. He attained his MSc in Engineering in 2010 in the area of Automation and Intelligent systems. Azid is a recipient of the Erasmus+ staff exchange program and he was attached at the Technical University of Sofia. His research interest includes Aerial Robotics, Linear and Nonlinear Controls, Autonomous systems, State Observers, and Microprocessor Applications. He is a member of IEEE and Vice President of IEEE VTS New Zealand North. He also worked as a consultant for several European Projects on Science, Technology, and Innovation in the Pacific

COURSES Teaching:
Undergraduate Courses:
EE102 Fundamentals for Electrical and Electronics Engineering
EE462 Advanced Digital Control
EE463 Mechatronics

Postgraduate Course:
MSc – Robust Control in Quadrotors

Research Interest
Aerial Robotics (Drones), Robotics, Linear and Nonlinear Controls, Robust Controls, Fractional Controls, State Observers, Unknown Input/Disturbance Observes, Autonomous Systems, Mechatronics, and Microprocessor Applications.

Members of organization
Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Member International Association of Engineers (IAENG)
Member KOICA Alumni Group

 Awards and Prizes
2019 – NOK Award for Asian Pacific Robocon Competition – Instructor of Team Fiji
2015 IEEE Young Humanitarian Award (AIYEHUM) (Top 20 in the World)
2017, 2014, and 2013 VC Award for High-Quality Publication.
2010 – Popular Award Winner for 3-minute thesis for MSc Research


List of Publication, Journals, conferences, books, chapters and Projects

A1. Azid, S.I, Sharma, B., Sharma, V., Nath, R., Chandra, A., Prasad, S., Jacquier, A., GSM Based Early Flood Warning and Monitoring System, Patent Number 2017101304, Patent by IP Australia. September 25, 2017.

B1. S. I. Azid, V. P. Shankaran and U. Mehta, Fractional-order PI plus D controller for second-order integrating plants: Stabilization and tuning method, ISA Transactions, 2021, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isatra.2021.12.012.

B2. S. I. Azid, K. Kumar, M. Cirrincione and A. Fagiolini, “Robust Motion Control of Nonlinear Quadrotor Model with Wind Disturbance Observer,” IEEE Access, vol. 9, pp. 149164-149175, 2021, doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3124609.

B3. S. I, Azid, K, Kumar, M, Cirrincione, A, Fagiolini, Wind gust estimation for precise quasi-hovering control of quadrotor aircraft, Control Engineering Practice, Vol. 116, 2021, 104930, ISSN 0967-0661. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conengprac.2021.104930.

B4. V, Padiachy, U, Mehta, S.I, Azid, S, Prasad, R, Kumar, Two degree of freedom fractional PI scheme for automatic voltage regulation, Engineering Science and Technology, an International Journal, 2021, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jestch.2021.08.003.

B5. W. Valele, R. Virambath, U. Mehta and S.I. Azid, “Fractional analog scheme for efficient stabilization of a synchronous buck converter”, Journal of Electrical Engineering, vol. 71, no. 2, pp. 116-121, 2020.