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Amin Al-Habaibeh

Amin Al-Habaibeh


School of Architecture Design and the Built Environment

Staff Group(s)
Product Design


Professor Amin Al-Habaibeh is Professor of Intelligent Engineering Systems within the Product Design team at Nottingham Trent University. He is also the Director of DTA-Energy (Doctoral Training Alliance). His research and teaching activities focus on several multi-disciplinary topics in the broad area of product design and innovation, automation, energy, condition monitoring and artificial intelligence. Amin is currently leading the Innovative and Sustainable Built Environment Technologies research group (iSBET) and co-founder of the Advance Design and Manufacturing Engineering Centre (ADMEC). His international research profile and academic activities cover a wide range of countries such as Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Ghana, Nigeria, Egypt, Spain and Libya.  Amin has strong links and collaboration with industry including eight years as the industrial placement adviser and over 25 years of industrial research and collaboration.

Career overview

Amin holds a PhD in Advanced Manufacturing Technologies and an MSc in Manufacturing Systems from the University of Nottingham; he also received his BSc in Industrial Engineering (Design and Manufacturing) from the University of Jordan. Before joining NTU, Amin had several industrial and academic positions including leading research roles at the University of Nottingham (Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre) and Loughborough University (Mechatronics Research Centre). Amin is a Chartered Engineer and member of the Institution of Engineering and Technologies (The IET) and past chairman of the IET for the East Midlands Region and Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire local network panel. He  has acted as an external examiner at numerous UK and international universities including The University of Nottingham,  Loughborough University, Cardiff University, Bradford University, University of Oviedo, Szabist University and Sheffield Hallam University.


Research areas

Amin's research helps reshaping futures by creating a positive  impact  on individuals and society  using a wide range of  multidisciplinary subjects and technologies including product design & innovation, infrared thermography, sustainability, sensor fusion, Mechatronics, control, Intelligent Machines and processes, machining operations, condition monitoring, embedded systems, remote monitoring systems, advanced manufacturing technology, condition-based maintenance, image processing, quality control and engineering management.

External activity

Sponsors and collaborators

Over his career, Amin has received over £5 Million of funding for his research an academic activities from the EU, Innovate UK, EPSRC,  AHRC and the industrial collaborators.  On going  projects include a H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (circa 6 Million Euros), EPSRC- Offshore Renweabale Energy Catapult (£50,000),   AHRC- Virtual Heritage Platform for the Archaeological Site. Recent projects also include an Innovate UK funded project  for  extracting energy from flooded coal mines (£120,000) and  Energy monitoring of buildings (£48,000).


Full list of publications can be found by clicking on 'go to publications' link above.

Selected publications:

KROMANIS, R., XU, Y., LYDON, D., MARTINEZ DEL RINCON, J. and AL-HABAIBEH, A., 2019. Measuring structural deformations in the laboratory environment using smartphones. Frontiers in Built Environment, 5: 44. ISSN 2297-3362

ASRAR, M., AL-HABAIBEH, A., SHAKMAK, B. and SHAW, S.J., 2018. A device for improving the visual clarity and dimension of veins. British Journal of Nursing, 27 (19), S26-S36. ISSN 0966-0461

AL-HABAIBEH, A., SHAKMAK, B. and FANSHAWE, S., 2018. Assessment of a novel technology for a stratified hot water energy storage – the water snake. Applied Energy, 222, pp. 189-198. ISSN 0306-2619

AL-HABAIBEH, A., ATHRESH, A.P. and PARKER, K., 2018. Performance analysis of using mine water from an abandoned coal mine for heating of buildings using an open loop based single shaft GSHP system. Applied Energy, 211, pp. 393-402. ISSN 0306-2619

AL-MARRI, W., AL-HABAIBEH, A. and WATKINS, M., 2018. An investigation into domestic energy consumption behaviour and public awareness of renewable energy in Qatar.Sustainable Cities and Society, 41, pp. 639-646. ISSN 2210-6707

SHIN, H.D., AL-HABAIBEH, A. and CASAMAYOR, J.L., 2017. Using human-powered products for sustainability and health: benefits, challenges, and opportunities. Journal of Cleaner Production, 168, pp. 575-583. ISSN 0959-6526

HAWAS, A. and AL-HABAIBEH, A., 2017. Innovative concept of an educational physical simulation tool for teaching energy consumption in buildings for enhancing public engagement. Energy Procedia, 142, pp. 2942-2952. ISSN 1876-6102

AL-HABAIBEH, A., SHAKMAK, B. and FANSHAWE, S., 2017. The development of an experimental test rig to evaluate the performance of a new technology for stratified hot water storage - the Water Snake. Energy Procedia, 142, pp. 3644-3653. ISSN 1876-6102

AL-MARRI, W., AL-HABAIBEH, A. and ABDO, H., 2017. Exploring the relationship between energy cost and people's consumption behaviour. Energy Procedia, 105, pp. 3464-3470. ISSN 1876-6102

ATHRESH, A.P., AL-HABAIBEH, A. and PARKER, K., 2017. An innovative and integrated approach for using energy from the flooded coal mines for pre-warming of a gas engine in standby mode using GSHP. Energy Procedia, 105, pp. 2531-2538. ISSN 1876-6102

HAWAS, A., AL-HABAIBEH, A. and MEDJDOUB, B., 2017. Innovative design of an educational physical simulation tool for investigating energy consumption in buildings for enhancing public engagement. Energy Procedia, 105, pp. 2615-2622. ISSN 1876-6102

BANKS, D., ATHRESH, A., AL-HABAIBEH, A. and BURNSIDE, N., 2017. Water from abandoned mines as a heat source: practical experiences of open- and closed-loop strategies, United Kingdom. Sustainable Water Resources Management. ISSN 2363-5037

ALKHADAFE, H., AL-HABAIBEH, A. and LOTFI, A., 2016. Condition monitoring of helical gears using automated selection of features and sensors. Measurement, 93, pp. 164-177. ISSN 0263-2241

SHAO, Y., SU, D., AL-HABAIBEH, A. and YU, W., 2016. A new fault diagnosis algorithm for helical gears rotating at low speed using an optical encoder. Measurement, 93, pp. 449-459. ISSN 0263-2241

ATHRESH, A.P., AL-HABAIBEH, A. and PARKER, K., 2016. The design and evaluation of an open loop ground source heat pump operating in an ochre-rich coal mine water environment. International Journal of Coal Geology, 164, pp. 69-76. ISSN 0166-5162

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