Abdelfateh Kerrouche
Abdelfateh Kerrouche

Dr Abdelfateh Kerrouche Lecturer

Associate Professor

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)

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Invited to join the Accreditation Database and Management System (ADAMS), the IET’s online accreditation system.

 

Conference Organising Activity

  • 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.
  • Exhibitor at the Scottish Research Partnership In Engineering (SRPe) Annual Conference, 13th November 2019, the Technology and Innovation Centre, Glasgow, UK
  • 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

 

Editorial Activity

  • Lead Editor- Special issue "Sensors and Autonomous Systems in Smart Cities" with MDPI Sensors

 

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.

 

Grant Reviewer

  • Reviewer for the Carnegie Trust undergraduate Vacation Scholarship scheme
  • Reviewer for the FONDECYT Program, Chile

 

Invited Speaker

  • Invited Speaker: "Development Of An Early Warning System For Pathogen Detection In Aquaculture Facilities associated with Deep Learning" MiNT-SRC International Seminar Series 5 in conjunction with UK-CHINA-BRI Initiative Program
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

  • Autonomous Programmable Robots: Coding Is Fun, To Play …To Learn
  • 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


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Recent developments in integrated platforms

Presentation / Conference
Kerrouche, A. (2017, May)
Recent developments in integrated platforms. Presented at International Symposium on Health-Related Water Microbiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
This session will review and discuss the increase role of automated rapid and molecular methods for pathogen detection in drinking water and attempt to reach a consensus on th...

Report describing the performance of automated elution techniques

Report
Kerrouche, A., Bridle, H., & Desmulliez, M. Report describing the performance of automated elution techniques. Norwich: European Union

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Kerrouche, A., Bridle, H., & Desmulliez, M. Report describing the performance of automated elution techniques. Norwich: European Union
Protecting the health of Europeans by improving methods for the detection of pathogens in drinking water and water used in food preparation.

Performance of the on-line automated sampling module

Report
Kerrouche, A., Bridle, H., & Desmulliez, M. Performance of the on-line automated sampling module. University of East Anglia: European Union

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Kerrouche, A., Bridle, H., & Desmulliez, M. Performance of the on-line automated sampling module. University of East Anglia: European Union
Performance of the on-line automated sampling module: Report describing the performance of the on-line automated sampling module and the mode of operation of the module for fu...

Megasonic sonication for cost-effective and automatable elution of Cryptosporidium from filters and membranes

Journal Article
Kerrouche, A., Desmulliez, M. P., & Bridle, H. (2015)
Megasonic sonication for cost-effective and automatable elution of Cryptosporidium from filters and membranes. Journal of Microbiological Methods, 118, 123-127. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mimet.2015.09.001
Sample processing is a highly challenging stage in the monitoring of waterborne pathogens. This step is time-consuming, requires highly trained technicians and often results i...

Concentration of large volumes of water for waterborne pathogen detection using a tangential flow filtration based system

Presentation / Conference
Kerrouche, A. (2014, March)
Concentration of large volumes of water for waterborne pathogen detection using a tangential flow filtration based system. Poster presented at The RME Conference Food Feed Water Analysis innovations and breakthroughs, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands
No abstract available.

Luminescent solar concentrators: From experimental validation of 3D ray-tracing simulations to coloured stained-glass windows for BIPV

Journal Article
Kerrouche, A., Hardy, D. A., Ross, D., & Richards, B. S. (2014)
Luminescent solar concentrators: From experimental validation of 3D ray-tracing simulations to coloured stained-glass windows for BIPV. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 122, 99-106. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2013.11.026
Luminescent solar concentrators (LSC) are a promising technology for building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) given the wide variety of forms and colours that can be realised....

Improving the Aesthetics of Photovoltaics Through Use of Coloured Encapsulants

Presentation / Conference
Hardy, D., Kerrouche, A., Roaf, S. C., & Richards, B. S. (2013, September)
Improving the Aesthetics of Photovoltaics Through Use of Coloured Encapsulants. Paper presented at PLEA2013 - 29th Conference, Sustainable Architecture for a Renewable Future, Munich, Germany
Photovoltaics (solar cells) are important in the creation of sustainable architecture, but are difficult to integrate into a wide variety of architectural styles, which is nec...

Creative use of BIPV materials: barriers and solutions

Presentation / Conference
Kerrouche, A., Hardy, D., Blekastad, S., Roaf, S., & Richards, B. (2012, September)
Creative use of BIPV materials: barriers and solutions. Paper presented at 27th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Frankfurt, Germany
Inventive use of photovoltaic (PV) materials in architecture can be developed through use of PV in artworks. This is particularly important in increasing the uptake of buildin...

A silicone host for Lumogen dyes

Conference Proceeding
Hardy, D. A., Kerrouche, A., Roaf, S. C., & Richards., B. S. (2012)
A silicone host for Lumogen dyes. In M. Hutchins, N. Pearsall, & A. Cole (Eds.), Proceedings of the 8th Photovoltaic Science, Applications and Technology Conference (PVSAT-8)
Altering the encapsulant colour in photovoltaic (PV) modules is a straightforward way of achieving greater colour range whilst minimising additional cost in PV systems. Lumoge...

Ray-Trace Modelling of a Combined Up-Convertor: Luminescent Solar Concentrator

Conference Proceeding
Kerrouche, A., Hardy, D., Ivaturi, A., MacDougall, S., Roaf, S., & Richards, B. (2012)
Ray-Trace Modelling of a Combined Up-Convertor: Luminescent Solar Concentrator. In Proceedings of 27th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition. https://doi.org/10.4229/27thEUPVSEC2012-2BV.5.23
An advanced up-converter (UC) luminescent concentrator model is investigated in this research. The model combines photon management with nanotechnology-based, luminescent mate...

Current Post Grad projects

Previous 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