Mohd Nizar Hamidon is an Associate Professor at Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department and Deputy Director of Institute of Advanced Technology at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). He received the B.Sc in Physics and M.Sc in Microlelectronics from Univesiti Malaya (Malaysia) and Universiti Kebangsaan (Malaysia) in 1995 and 2001 respectively. Finally, his Ph.D degrees in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from the University of Southampton (U.K.) in 2005. He joined UPM after BSc at Matriculation Center for 5 years before become UPM engineering faculty member in 2000 until now, where he in charge of research program at the department and faculty. Due to his outstanding research activities, UPM have appointed him as a Head of Functional Devices Laboratory at Institute of Advanced Technology in early 2012 but later as Deputy Director in the same year at the same institute.
His research is primarily concerned with the study of electronic and microelectronic devices including the materials and the systems. Specifically, he has contributed significantly to the development of gas sensor system and sensor system for wireless applications. His research has been primarily funded by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation Malaysia, the Ministry of High Education Malaysia and university internal funding. He has published over 100 technical papers and few book chapters related to his research area.
His also involved in consultancy work for Ministry of Information, Communication and Culture Malaysia to the Implementation of WSN – Based Structure and Infrastructure Monitoring System and also e-halal monitoring system.
He has given many lectures, seminars and invited talks at universities, research institutions and international conferences, and has served as a reviewer for several international conferences and journal. He has been the organizing chair and technical member for several IEEE conferences and at the moment as a Chapter Chair for IEEE Electron Device Malaysia Chapter