Dr Aaron Mohtar

Position/s:Senior Research Associate
School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics
Phone: +61 8 82017763
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Location: Engineering (340)
Postal address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Biography

Aaron has a strong interest in the application of electronics in biomedical devices and instrumentation. He has previously been involved in teaching courses in the field of electronics and computer architecture at the University of South Australia, where his involvement spanned 6 years and included teaching/supervising at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

His interests cover electronic circuits, intelligent robotic control via microcontrollers and the application of microelectronic circuitry in biomedical devices.

Qualifications

PhD, University of South Australia 2009. Thesis title: A Remote Laboratory for Testing Microelectronic Circuits on a Silicon Wafer.
BEng (Electronics and Microengineering)(Hons), University of South Australia 2006.

Key responsibilities

Aaron currently works as a research associate at MDPP (Medical Device Partnering Program). His role involves research and development of biomedical devices and instrumentation at various stages in their product life cycle.

Project areas that he has worked in include:

  • Automated screw insertion into bone
  • Sub-maximal efforts in hand dynamometer measurements
  • Treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea
  • Bright light therapy for the treatment of insomnia
  • Evaluation of anti-suffocation pillows
  • Properties of soft tissue
  • Ultrasound for bladder volume measurements
  • Ultrasound for device disinfection
  • Pulse oximetry 
  • Invasive blood pressure monitoring
  • Infusion device evaluation

Teaching

Teaching interests

Analog and Digital Electronics
Computer Architecture
Robotics/Mechatronics

Research and supervision

Research expertise

  • Biomedical engineering
  • Electrical and electronic engineering
  • Embedded Systems
  • Other engineering

Research interests

Biomedical devices

Publications

Book chapters
  • Hariz, A. and Mohtar, A. (2010). Assessing the effectiveness of remote learning in a microelectronics laboratory. In W Aung, J Moscinski, J Uhomoibhi & W-C Wang, ed. INNOVATIONS 2010: World Innovations in Engineering Education and Research. USA: International Network for Engineering Education and Research (iNEER), pp. 59-68.
Refereed journal articles
  • Catcheside, P., Mohtar, A. and Reynolds, K. (2014). Airflow resistance and CO2 rebreathing properties of anti-asphyxia pillows designed for epilepsy. SEIZURE-EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF EPILEPSY, [Link]
  • Reynolds, K., Cleek, T., Mohtar, A. and Hearn, T. (2013). Predicting cancellous bone failure during screw insertion. Journal of Biomechanics, 46(6) pp. 1207-1210. [10.1016/j.jbiomech.2013.01.021]
  • Cody, J., Göl, Ö., Nedic, Z., Nafalski, A. and Mohtar, A. (2009). Regenerative braking in an electric vehicle. Zeszyty Problemowe - Maszyny Elektryczne, 81 pp. 113-118. [Link]
  • Mohtar, A., Nedic, Z. and Machotka, J. (2008). Remote Microelectronics Fabrication Laboratory MEFLab. International Journal of Online Engineering (iJOE) 4(3) pp. 28-34. [Link]
  • Mohtar, A. (2007). Digitally Controlled Resistors for the remote laboratory NetLab. World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education, 6(1) pp. 67-70.
Refereed conference papers
  • Mohtar, A. and Hariz, A. (2009). Evaluation Tools for a Microelectronics Remote Laboratory. In HS Kim, ed. Proceedings of the ICEE & ICEER 2009 Korea: Engineering Education and Research Under Knowledge Based Society. Seoul, Korea: Se Yung Lim. International Conference on Engineering Education & Research. Seoul, Korea. Aug 2009, pp. 171-177.
  • Machotka, J., Nedic, Z. and Mohtar, A. (2008). Can remote laboratories offer collaborative learning environment? In The 2008 International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering. Irvine, California, USA: CSREA Press. The 2008 International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. [Link]
  • Mohtar, A., Nedic, Z. and Machotka, J. (2008). A Remote Laboratory for Microelectronics Fabrication. In The 38th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference. USA: IEEE. 38th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference. Saratoga Springs, NY, USA, pp. 7-12. [10.1109/FIE.2008.4720477]
  • Mohtar, A., Nedic, Z. and Machotka, J. (2008). A compact and affordable BLDC motor controller for a microelectronics remote laboratory. In The International Conference on Embedded Systems and Applications. Las Vegas, USA: Conference Organisers. The International Conference on Embedded Systems and Applications. Las Vegas, USA. Jul 2008, pp. 75-80.

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Book chapters
  • Hariz, A. and Mohtar, A. (2010). Assessing the effectiveness of remote learning in a microelectronics laboratory. In W Aung, J Moscinski, J Uhomoibhi & W-C Wang, ed. INNOVATIONS 2010: World Innovations in Engineering Education and Research. USA: International Network for Engineering Education and Research (iNEER), pp. 59-68.
Refereed journal articles
  • Catcheside, P., Mohtar, A. and Reynolds, K. (2014). Airflow resistance and CO2 rebreathing properties of anti-asphyxia pillows designed for epilepsy. SEIZURE-EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF EPILEPSY, [Link]
  • Reynolds, K., Cleek, T., Mohtar, A. and Hearn, T. (2013). Predicting cancellous bone failure during screw insertion. Journal of Biomechanics, 46(6) pp. 1207-1210. [10.1016/j.jbiomech.2013.01.021]
  • Cody, J., Göl, Ö., Nedic, Z., Nafalski, A. and Mohtar, A. (2009). Regenerative braking in an electric vehicle. Zeszyty Problemowe - Maszyny Elektryczne, 81 pp. 113-118. [Link]
  • Mohtar, A., Nedic, Z. and Machotka, J. (2008). Remote Microelectronics Fabrication Laboratory MEFLab. International Journal of Online Engineering (iJOE) 4(3) pp. 28-34. [Link]
  • Mohtar, A. (2007). Digitally Controlled Resistors for the remote laboratory NetLab. World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education, 6(1) pp. 67-70.
Refereed conference papers
  • Mohtar, A. and Hariz, A. (2009). Evaluation Tools for a Microelectronics Remote Laboratory. In HS Kim, ed. Proceedings of the ICEE & ICEER 2009 Korea: Engineering Education and Research Under Knowledge Based Society. Seoul, Korea: Se Yung Lim. International Conference on Engineering Education & Research. Seoul, Korea. Aug 2009, pp. 171-177.
  • Mohtar, A., Nedic, Z. and Machotka, J. (2008). Remote Laboratory for Inspection of Silicon Wafer. In H. R. Arabnia, V. A. Clancy, N. Tadayon, H. Kim, A. M. G. Solo and P. L. Zhou, ed. WORLDCOMP'08: The 2008 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Applied Computing. USA: CSREA Press. The 2008 International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Jul 2008, pp. 144-148. [Link]
  • Mohtar, A., Nedic, Z. and Machotka, J. (2008). A compact and affordable BLDC motor controller for a microelectronics remote laboratory. In The International Conference on Embedded Systems and Applications. Las Vegas, USA: Conference Organisers. The International Conference on Embedded Systems and Applications. Las Vegas, USA. Jul 2008, pp. 75-80.
  • Mohtar, A., Nedic, Z. and Machotka, J. (2008). A Remote Laboratory for Testing Microelectronic Circuits on Silicon Wafers under a Microscope. In Remote Engineering & Virtual Instrumentation. Remote Engineering & Virtual Instrumentation. Duesseldorf, Germany.
  • Mohtar, A., Nedic, Z. and Machotka, J. (2008). A Remote Laboratory for Microelectronics Fabrication. In The 38th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference. USA: IEEE. 38th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference. Saratoga Springs, NY, USA, pp. 7-12. [10.1109/FIE.2008.4720477]
  • Machotka, J., Nedic, Z. and Mohtar, A. (2008). Can remote laboratories offer collaborative learning environment? In The 2008 International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering. Irvine, California, USA: CSREA Press. The 2008 International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. [Link]
  • Mohtar, A., Nedic, Z. and Machotka, J. (2006). The latest developments for remote laboratory NetLab. In 9th UICEE Annual Conference on Engineering Education. 9th UICEE Annual Conference on Engineering Education. Muscat, Oman, pp. 165-168.
Other public research outputs
  • Mohtar, A. (2009). A Remote Laboratory for Testing Microelectronic Circuits on a Silicon Wafer. PhD only. University of South Australia: PhD Thesis.

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Professional and community engagement

Team TREV (Two-seater Renewable Energy Vehicle)
Volunteer: Motor/driver instrumentation/lighting control and CAN communication (2009 - current)
http://teamtrev.com/

South Australian Multicultural Youth Ambassadors (SAMYA)
Chairman/Public Officer/Founding member (2009 - 2011)
http://samya.org.au

South Australian Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs Commission (SAMEAC), Youth Advisory Committee
Committee member (2007 - 2011)
http://www.multicultural.sa.gov.au

Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)
Presenter/Faculty advisor (2005 - 2008)
http://www.sife.org

Robotics Peer Mentoring (RPM)
Mentor/Mentor trainer (2003 - 2007)

UniSA IEEE Student Branch
Chairman (2005)

Mawson Lakes Rostrum Club
Secretary/President (2003 - 2005)
http://sa.rostrum.asn.au/



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