Pg Dr Mohd Iskandar Hj Petra

Senior Assistant Professor, Faculty of Integrated Technologies and Assistant Vice Chancellor, Office of AVC (Academic Affairs)


Mohamad Iskandar Petra
B(Eng), M(Sc), PhD

Office of Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Academics Affairs)
Universiti Brunei Darussalam
Jalan Tungku Link Gadong
Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673 246 3001
Fax: +673 246 1501

M. Iskandar Petra obtained his BEng Honours degree in Electronics and Electrical Engineering and Master in Control Engineering from the University of Glasgow. He then pursued his study and obtained his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Aston University, Birmingham. Since then he has actively researched novel sensing system. The main application would be for medical devices. On this work, he received the best paper award from an IEEE conference in Biomedical engineering. In 2000 he joined Universiti of Brunei Darussalam as a lecturer. Prior he was Program leader for Applied Physics, had been appointed as Deputy Dean of Science (academics), Dean of Faculty of Integrated Technologies, an engineering faculty and Director for the UBD|IBM research centre. Currently, he is the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

As an academic staff, he actively supports the administration of the university and leading many research areas in the university. He was one of the people responsible for revamping and designing the engineering curriculum at Universiti Brunei Darussalam. He was the leading person for faculty’s International Discovery year. He led a group of Incubation students in the building of the solar car and Hydrogen fuel cell car that competed in Shell Eco-Marathon Asia. He is an enthusiast and optimistic teacher. He designed and introduces an engineering module for non-science and non-engineering students. The modules received very good feedback from students.

Iskandar is a solid engineering researcher. He is an active research member of Mechatronics and Sensors research cluster, and, Energy and IADA research group.

Area of expertise is embedded systems, hardwired artificial neural network, smart sensing using Distributive and array methods, Smart sensor technologies for energy efficiency, Human tracking for movement recording and teaching, monitoring and control for eldercare and security and smart home. Collaborative research includes data analytics and energy and advanced material.

To date, he has published over 50 technical papers most are Scopus indexed. He has three patents granted. Two are in the area of mechatronics and another in energy generation from advanced material.

Iskandar is a father to his three children. During his free time, he enjoys cycling and hangs out with the family.


Real-Time Tracking of Human Dynamic Motion Using the Distributive Sensing Method suitable for clinical study such as posture and balance of patients and in sports medical.


Evaluation of National Emissions Inventories of Anthropogenic Air Pollutants for Brunei Darussalam
Optimal power flow with grid scale battery storage
Case study on the feasibility of renewable integration in the Temburong Island of Brunei
Prescheduled Controller for Split Unit Air Conditioner Reduce Energy Consumption
Efficiency enhancement of Ixora floral dye sensitized solar cell by diminishing the pigments interactions


State of the art of smart homes
Layered co-sensitization for enhancement of conversion efficiency of natural dye sensitized solar cells
Study of the enhancement of cell performance of dye sensitized solar cells sensitized with Nephelium lappaceum (F: Sapindaceae)
Combined experimental and DFT–TDDFT study of photo-active constituents of Canarium odontophyllum for DSSC application
The design of a flexible digit towards wireless tactile sense feedback


Energy Efficiency
Pg Mohd Iskandar Pg Hj Petra & Ashish Verma
29/03/2013 - 29/03/2016


a. Patent GRANTED in Brunei on 09th April 2012: Liyanage C De Silva, Iskandar Petra, Auzi Ahadani, Wong Teck Sion, An Energy Usage Control System - i Home (intelligent Home), (Science and Tecchnology grant). Application No: BN2012/0003, Reference No: PRO/FD/0003/2012.

b. Patent GRANTED. BN2012/008 A method of Generating Currents, Piyasiri Ekanayake, Lim Chee Ming, Kushan Tannakoon, Mohammad Iskandar Petra and Linda Lim Biaw Leng Patent Granted

c. Patent GRANTED in Brunei on 03rd September 2012: Auzi Ahadani, Liyanage C De Silva, Iskandar Petra, and Wong Teck Sion, Self-Configurable Medicine Dispenser, Application No: BN2012/0026.

d. Patent GRANTED in Brunei. Porous Ceramic Bodies, Piyasiri Ekanayake, Mohammad Iskandar Petra. Brunei Patent Application No.: BN2012/0007

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