Faculty Profile

Dr. Afaque Manzoor Soomro

Assistant Professor

Contact Member

E-mail : afaque.manzoor@iba-suk.edu.pk
Office Extension : 4073


Dr. Afaque Manzoor is an Assistant Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at Sukkur IBA University and leads the AMMEL Lab-Laboratory Advanced Micro Mechatronics and Energy Lab. Dr. Afaque received his Ph.D. in Mechatronics Engineering and soft Robotics from the Jeju National University (JNU) and then worked as a Senior Research fellow in the same lab. He also taught a module on Advanced Printed Electronics to Postgraduate students at JNU. His research interests are primarily in soft (active) materials, soft robotics, emerging electronics, wearable health monitoring, and 3D/4D printing of multifunctional materials. He has authored over 35 research papers in SCI/SCIE IF international journals. He is currently serving as Academic Editor for the Journal of Robotics (IF 1.8), Editorial Board Member for AI, Computer Science and Robotics Technology, and Guest Editor for Frontiers in Electronics Research Interests Soft (active) Materials, Metamaterials, Bioinspired materials, Multifunctional composites, Programmable materials, Smart materials & structures Soft robotics, Sensors & actuators, Biomedical & surgical devices, 3D & 4D printing of multifunctional materials and machines Printed/Flexible/Stretchable/Wearable/Bio-integrated electronics, Internet of Things (IoTs), Energy harvesting & storage devices Solid mechanics, Biomechanics, Multiscale and multiphysics modeling of advanced multifunctional composites, Fluid-structure-interaction (FSI) Professional Service Academic Editor of Journal of Robotics (2023- Present) Editorial Board Member of AI, Computer Science and Robotics Technology (2023- Present) Guest Editor, Special Issue “Fluidic Type Strain/Pressure Sensors for Wearable and Robotics Applications“, Electronics (IF 3.576), 2022-2023. Guest Editor, Special Issue “Design, Modelling and Fabrication of Soft Robots for Underwater Applications”, Frontiers in Electronics (Frontiers), 2023-. Technical Program Chair, IEEE iCOMET, 17-18th March 2023 Regular Reviewer for 40+ prestigious journals, including Nature Communication. Soft Robotics, Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Advanced Electrical Materials, Soft Matter, Small, Advanced Science, Advanced Materials Technologies, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Smart Materials and Structures, Micromachines, Sensors, Sensors and Actuators, Journal of Robotics Extreme Mechanics Letters, Journal of Biomechanics, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Journal of Composites, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, Journal of Applied Mechanics, Materials & Design, JMPS, Frontiers in Robotics and AI, Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering, Frontiers in Electronics If you are interested in his research, visit his website: www.afaquemanzoor.org


Degree From Major Year
ME Power Engineering Quaid-e-Awam University Power Engineering 2015
PhD Jeju National University Mechatronics Engineering 2021
BE-Electrical Engineering Sukkur IBA University Electrical Engineering 2014


# Title Author(s)
1 Fully 3D printed Multi-Material Soft Bio-Inspired Frog for Underwater Synchronous Swimming Soomro , Afaque Manzoor
2 Performance Assessment of Thyristor Controlled Series Compensator Considering Various Circuit Parameters Using Voltage and Current Steady-State Equations on Simulink Soomro , Afaque Manzoor
Shah , Madad Ali


# Title Year
1 Development of Cost-effective Ultra-Flexible Wearable Sensors for Human Quality Gaits Monitoring 2023
2 Performance Evaluation of Various Equalization Receivers Structures and Capacity Assessment for MIMO Systems 2015


# Title Year
1 Pakistan Engineering Council 2014


# Title Organization Year
1 Brain Korea 21 Government of South Korea 2018
2 Institutional Merit Scholarship Sukkur IBA 2014
3 ICT R & D Scholarship Ministry of IT, Pakistan 2010