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Professor Daryoush Habibi

Executive Dean

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5787, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO23.207
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Telephone: +61 8 6304 5787
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO23.207  


Professor Daryoush Habibi is the Executive Dean of Engineering with key responsibilities being the expansion and growth of engineering education and research programs at Edith Cowan University (ECU), and development of an exceptional environment and infrastructure, supported by highly skilled academics, that would give engineering students at ECU a niche and an edge during their program of study.

Professor Habibi is a professional engineer with 27 years of experience in industry and academia. Prior to his appointment as the Dean of Engineering, he was the Head of School of Engineering from 2006 to 2015, during which time he initiated and led a program of rapid growth in ECU’s engineering portfolio, making his School the fastest growing engineering school in the nation. His other professional experience includes Telstra Research Laboratories, Flinders University, and Intelligent Pixels Inc., where he served as Vice-President Engineering.

Professor Habibi’s research interests include engineering design for sustainable development, reliability and quality of service in communication systems and networks, smart energy systems, and environmental monitoring technologies.

Professor Habibi holds the degrees of Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) and Doctor of Philosophy, both from the University of Tasmania. He is a Fellow of Engineers Australia, and a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Tasmania, 1995.
  • Bachelor of Engineering with Honours, University of Tasmania, 1990.


Recent Research Grants

  • Developing Cellular Cognitive Radio Networks for 5G using Artificial Intelligence (Machine Learning),  The Higher Education Commission,Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan,  HEC Scholarship,  2017 - 2021,  $76,000.
  • Intelligent Management System for Distributed Energy Storage,  AusIndustry,  Innovation Connections Grant,  2017 - 2019,  $428,435.
  • Design and Implementation of an Autonomous Surveillance System for Catchment Security,  Water Corporation,  Grant,  2017 - 2019,  $626,375.
  • Automatic environmental conditioning for growing plants in indoor microclimates,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration Grant - 2016 (Round 1),  2016 - 2017,  $103,078.
  • Developing an acoustic database for biosecurity and pest detection applications,  Australian Acoustical Society,  Grant,  2016,  $65,828.
  • Wireless acoustic sensor for the detection, identification and monitoring of biological hazards in grain silos and storage systems,  Grains Research & Development Corporation,  Protecting Your Crop,  2014 - 2016,  $344,334.
  • Electronic Catchment Surveillance, Detailed Equipment and Methods Assessment,  Water Corporation,  Grant,  2016,  $115,435.
  • Acoustic signal analysis for beehive health monitoring,  Australian Acoustical Society,  Grant,  2013,  $8,455.
  • A Mobile Learning Platform for Sustainability in Power Engineering, Based on Hybrid Renewable Energy,  The Australian Power Institute Limited,  Australian Power Institute - Grant,  2011 - 2012,  $105,517.
  • Video Surveillance Network for Real-Time Central Monitoring of Passenger Safety and Security on Public Trains,  Public Transport Authority of Western Australia,  Grant,  2009 - 2011,  $165,000.
  • High Speed Communication Services on Public Transport,  Nortel Networks,  Grant - Development,  2010 - 2011,  $24,993.
  • WA Centre of Excellence for Microphotonic Systems,  Department of Mines and Petroleum,  Centre of Excellence,  2004 - 2009,  $7,314,970.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Ang, K., Zungeru, AM., Seng, J., Habibi, D., (2015), Artificial insect algorithms for routing in wireless sensor systems. Emerging Research on Swarm Intelligence and Algorithm Optimization, 191-213, Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States, IGI Global, DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6328-2.ch009.

Journal Articles

  • Moghaddam, Z., Ahmad, I., Habibi, D., Phung, V., (2018), Smart Charging Strategy for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations. IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification, 4(1), 76-88, IEEE , DOI: 10.1109/TTE.2017.2753403.
  • Phung, V., Ahmad, I., Habibi, D., Hinckley, S., (2017), Automated Insect Detection using Acoustic Features Based on Sound Generated from Insect Activities. Acoustics Australia, 45(2), 445-451, Singapore, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s40857-017-0095-6.
  • Jia, Z., Kang, J., Zhang, W., Wang, W., Yang, C., Sun, H., Habibi, D., Zhang, L., (2017), Surface aging behaviour of Fe-based amorphous alloys as catalysts during heterogeneous photo Fenton-like process for water treatment. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 204(December 2016), 537-547, DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2016.12.001.
  • Pandey, L., Shukla, S., Habibi, D., (2017), Resistivity profiles of Perth soil in leak detection test. Geotechnical Research, 4(4), 214-221, London, ICE Publishing, DOI: 10.1680/jgere.17.00014.
  • Jia, Z., La, L., Zhang, W., Liang, S., Jiang, B., Xie, S., Habibi, D., Zhang, L., (2017), Strong enhancement on dye photocatalytic degradation by ball-milled TiO2: A study of cationic and anionic dyes. Journal of Materials Science and Technology, 33(8), 856-863, Liaoning, China, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Metal Research, DOI: 10.1016/j.jmst.2017.02.006.
  • Mowla, MM., Ahmad, I., Habibi, D., Phung, V., (2017), A Green Communication Model for 5G Systems. IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking, 1(3), 264 - 280 , Piscataway, N.J., IEEE, DOI: 10.1109/TGCN.2017.2700855.
  • Marzuki, A., Ahmad, I., Habibi, D., Phung, V., (2017), Mobile Small Cells: Broadband Access Solution for Public Transport Users. IEEE Communications Magazine, 55(6), 190-197, Piscataway, USA, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, DOI: 10.1109/MCOM.2017.1500484.
  • Jia, Z., Zhang, W., Wang, W., Habibi, D., Zhang, L., (2016), Amorphous Fe78Si9B13 alloy: An efficient and reusable photo-enhanced Fenton-like catalyst in degradation of cibacron brilliant red 3B-A dye under UV-vis light. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 192(2016), 46-56, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2016.03.048.
  • Kuranchie, A., Shukla, S., Habibi, D., (2016), Utilization of iron ore mine tailings for the production of geopolymer bricks. International Journal of Mining, Reclamation and Environment, 30(2), 92-114, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/17480930.2014.993834.
  • Hossain, M., Shukla, S., Habibi, D., (2016), Behaviour of an embedded footing on geotextile-reinforced sand. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Ground Improvement, 169(2), 120-133, Thomas Telford Services Ltd, DOI: 10.1680/grim.14.00022.
  • Kuranchie, A., Shukla, S., Habibi, D., Hossain, M., (2016), Load-settlement behaviour of a strip footing resting on iron ore tailings as a structural fill. International Journal of Mining Science and Technology, 26(2), 247-253, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijmst.2015.12.010.
  • Kumar Deb Nath, U., Ahmad, I., Habibi, D., (2016), Gridable Vehicles and Second Life Batteries for Generation Side Asset Management in the Smart Grid. International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, 82(November), 114-123, Elsevier Ltd, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijepes.2016.03.006.
  • Jia, Z., Miao, J., Lu, H., Habibi, D., Zhang, W., Zhang, L., (2016), Photocatalytic degradation and absorption kinetics of cibacron brilliant yellow 3G-P by nanosized ZnO catalyst under simulated solar light. Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, 60(2016), 267-274, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Elsevier BV, DOI: 10.1016/j.jtice.2015.10.012.
  • Ahmed, M., Ahmad, I., Habibi, D., (2016), Load-Adaptive Resource Management for Green Wireless-Optical Broadband Access Network (WOBAN). Journal of Lightwave Technology, 34(10), 2359-2370, DOI: 10.1109/JLT.2016.2533578.
  • Hossain, M., Shukla, S., Habibi, D., (2015), Behavior of embedded strip footing on sand bed reinforced with multilayer geotextile layers with wraparound ends. International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 9(5), 437-452, United States, J Ross Publishing Inc., DOI: 10.1179/1939787914Y.0000000085.
  • Kuranchie, A., Shukla, S., Habibi, D., (2015), Electrical resistivity of iron ore mine tailings produced in Western Australia. International Journal of Mining, Reclamation and Environment, 29(3), 191-200, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/17480930.2014.941551.
  • Hossain, M., Shukla, S., Habibi, D., (2015), An improved method to increase the load-bearing capacity of strip footing resting on geotextile-reinforced sand bed. Indian Geotechnical Journal, 45(1), 98-109, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s40098-014-0111-9.
  • Hossain, M., Shukla, S., Habibi, D., (2015), Effect of submergence on settlement and bearing capacity of surface strip footing on geotextile-reinforced sand bed. International Journal of Geosynthetics and Ground Engineering, 1(4), 4.1-4.11, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s40891-014-0006-y.
  • Ahmed, M., Ahmad, I., Habibi, D., (2015), Service Class Resource Management for Green Wireless-Optical Broadband Access Networks (WOBAN). Journal of Lightwave Technology, 33(1), Article no. 6936842 , Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., DOI: 10.1109/JLT.2014.2365254.
  • Salih, E., Lachowicz, S., Bass, O., Habibi, D., (2015), Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage Unit for Damping Enhancement of a Wind Farm Generation System. Journal of Clean Energy Technologies, 3(6), 398-405, Singapore, International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology, DOI: 10.7763/JOCET.2015.V3.231.
  • Miao, J., Lu, HB., Habibi, D., Khiadani, M., Zhang, L., (2015), Photocatalytic Degradation of the Azo Dye Acid Red 14 in Nanosized TiO2 Suspension under Simulated Solar Light. CLEAN: Soil, Air, Water, 43(7), 1037-1043, Wiley-VCH Verlag, DOI: 10.1002/clen.201400383.
  • Kumar Deb Nath, U., Ahmad, I., Habibi, D., Saber, AY., (2015), Improving Battery Lifetime of Gridable Vehicles and System Reliability in the Smart Grid. IEEE Systems Journal, 9(3), 989-999, IEEE, DOI: 10.1109/JSYST.2013.2294734.
  • Ahmed, M., Ahmad, I., Habibi, D., (2015), Green wireless-optical broadband access network: Energy and quality-of-service considerations. IEEE Journal of Optical Communications and Networking (JOCN), 7(7), 669-680, IEEE, DOI: 10.1364/JOCN.7.000669.
  • Ehtemam Haghighi, S., Lu, H., Jian, G., Cao, G., Habibi, D., Zhang, L., (2015), Effect of α″ martensite on the microstructure and mechanical properties of beta-type Ti-Fe-Ta Alloys. Materials and Design, 76(1), 47-54, London, United Kingdom, Elsevier Ltd, DOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2015.03.028.
  • Kuranchie, A., Shukla, S., Habibi, D., Mohyeddin Kermani, A., (2015), Utilisation of iron ore tailings as aggregates in concrete. Cogent Engineering, 2(1), 1-11, Abington, UK, Cogent OA, DOI: 10.1080/23311916.2015.1083137.
  • Pandey, L., Shukla, S., Habibi, D., (2015), Electrical resistivity of sandy soil. Geotechnique Letters, 5(3), 178-185, London, UK, I C E Publishing, DOI: 10.1680/jgele.15.00066.
  • Kumar Deb Nath, U., Ahmad, I., Habibi, D., Saber, AY., (2015), Energy storage model with gridable vehicles for economic load dispatch in the smart grid. International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, 64(2015), 1017-1024, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijepes.2014.09.004.
  • Mahmoud, T., Habibi, D., Hassan, MY., Bass, O., (2015), Modelling self-optimised short term load forecasting for medium voltage loads using tunning fuzzy systems and Artificial Neural Networks. Energy Conversion and Management, 106(2015), 1396-1408, London, United Kingdom, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.enconman.2015.10.066.
  • O'Brien, S., Shaw, J., Zhao, X., Abbott, P., Munroe, P., Xu, J., Habibi, D., Xie, Z., (2014), Size dependent elastic modulus and mechanical resilience of dental enamel. Journal of Biomechanics, 47(5), 1060–1066, Oxford, UK, Pergamon Press, DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2013.12.030.
  • Kuranchie, A., Shukla, S., Habibi, D., Zhao, X., Hossain, M., (2014), Studies on electrical resistivity of Perth sand. International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 8(4), 449-457, United States, J Ross Publishing Inc., DOI: 10.1179/1939787913Y.0000000033.
  • Miao, J., Jia, Z., Lu, H., Habibi, D., Zhang, L., (2014), Heterogeneous photocatalytic degradation of mordant black 11 with ZnO nanoparticles under UV–Vis light. Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, 45(4), 1636-1641, Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, DOI: 10.1016/j.jtice.2013.11.007.
  • Qandour, A., Ahmad, I., Habibi, D., Leppard, M., (2014), Remote beehive monitoring using acoustic signals. Acoustics Australia, 42(3), 204-209, New York, Springer.
  • Kumar Deb Nath, U., Ahmad, I., Habibi, D., (2014), Quantifying economic benefits of second life batteries of gridable vehicles in the smart grid. International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, 63(2014), 577-587, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijepes.2014.05.077.
  • Meghji, M., Habibi, D., (2014), Investigating transmission power control for wireless sensor networks based on 802.15.4 specifications. Telecommunication Systems, 56(2), 299-310, Online, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s11235-013-9837-4.
  • Amri, A., Jiang, Z., Zhao, X., Xie, Z., Yin, C., Ali, N., Mondinos, N., Rahman, M., Habibi, D., (2014), Tailoring the physicochemical and mechanical properties of optical copper–cobalt oxide thin films through annealing treatment. Surface and Coatings Technology, 239(Jan 2014), 212–221, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.surfcoat.2013.11.044.
  • Liu, Y., Zhao, X., Zhang, L., Habibi, D., Xie, Z., Xie, Z., (2013), Architectural design of diamond-like carbon coatings for long-lasting joint replacements. Materials Science and Engineering C: Materials for Biological Applications, 33(5), 2788-2794, DOI: 10.1016/j.msec.2013.02.047.
  • Ahmad, I., Habibi, D., (2013), Improving quality of service in WiMAX communication at vehicular speeds: a new call admission control solution. Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, 13(5), 451-459, DOI: 10.1002/wcm.1111.
  • Al-Saedi, W., Lachowicz, S., Habibi, D., Bass, O., (2013), Voltage and frequency regulation based DG unit in an autonomous microgrid operation using Particle Swarm Optimization. International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, 53(1), 742-751, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijepes.2013.06.002.
  • Zhao, X., O'Brien, S., Shaw, J., Abbott, P., Munroe, P., Habibi, D., Xie, Z., (2013), The origin of remarkable resilience of human tooth enamel. Applied Physics Letters, 103(24), 241901, United States, American Institute of Physics, DOI: 10.1063/1.4842015.
  • Wo, P., Zhao, X., Munroe, P., Zhou, Z., Li, K., Habibi, D., Xie, Z., (2013), Extremely hard, damage-tolerant ceramic coatings with functionally graded, periodically varying architecture. Acta Materialia, 61(1), 193-204, UK, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2012.09.049.
  • Zhao, X., Munroe, P., Habibi, D., Xie, Z., (2013), Roles of compressive residual stress in enhancing the corrosion resistance of nano nitride composite coatings on steel. Journal of Asian Ceramic Societies, 1(1), 86-94, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.jascer.2013.03.002.
  • Al-Saedi, W., Lachowicz, S., Habibi, D., Bass, O., (2013), Power flow control in grid-connected microgrid operation using Particle Swarm Optimization under variable load conditions. International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, 49(1), 76-85, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijepes.2012.12.017.

Conference Publications

  • Marzuki, A., Ahmad, I., Habibi, D., Phung, V., (2017), Resource Management in Multi-Hop Mobile Small Cell Networks. 2017 IEEE Global Communications Conference GLOBECOM - Proceedings, 1-7, IEEE, DOI: 10.1109/GLOCOM.2017.8254651.
  • Al-Saedi, W., Lachowicz, S., Habibi, D., Bass, O., (2017), PSO algorithm for an optimal power controller in a microgrid. ICSEE 2017, 73(12-14 June, 2017), article no. 012028, IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science (EES), IOP Science, DOI: 10.1088/1755-1315/73/1/012028.
  • Mowla, MM., Ahmad, I., Habibi, D., Phung, V., (2017), An energy efficient resource management and planning system for 5G networks. Proceedings of the 2017 14th IEEE Annual Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (CCNC), 216-224, Piscataway, N.J., IEEE .
  • Budomo, J., Ahmad, I., Habibi, D., Dines, E., (2017), 4G LTE-A systems at vehicular speeds: Performance evaluation. Proceedings of the 2017 International Conference on Information Networking (ICOIN), 321-326, IEEE, DOI: 10.1109/ICOIN.2017.7899452.
  • Morshed, KM., Esselle, KP., Heimlich, M., Habibi, D., Ahmad, I., (2016), Wideband Slotted Planar Inverted-F Antenna for Millimeter-Wave 5G Mobile Devices. Proceedings 2016 IEEE Region 10 Symposium, TENSYMP 2016, 194-197, Piscataway, USA, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., DOI: 10.1109/TENCONSpring.2016.7519403.
  • Salih, E., Lachowicz, S., Bass, O., Habibi, D., (2014), Application of a superconducting magnetic energy storage unit for power systems stability improvement. 2014 International Conference on Green Energy, 267 - 272, IEEE, DOI: 10.1109/ICGE.2014.6835433.
  • Salih, E., Lachowicz, S., Bass, O., Habibi, D., (2014), Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage Unit for Increasing Stability of a Wind Power Generation System. Proceedings of the 2014 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC 2014), 24(25 Sept.- 1 Oct. 1 2014), 1 - 6, Piscataway, N. J., IEEE, DOI: 10.1109/AUPEC.2014.6966498.
  • Kuranchie, A., Shukla, S., Habibi, D., (2013), Mine wastes in Western Australia and their suitability for embankment construction. Geo-Congress 2013: Stability and Performance of Slopes and Embankments III (Geotechnical Special Publication 231), 1450-1459, Reston, VA, USA, American Society of Civil Engineers, DOI: 10.1061/9780784412787.145.
  • Kuranchie, A., Shukla, S., Habibi, D., (2013), Study on mine wastes as potential resource for brick manufacturing in Western Australia. Research, Development and Practice in Structural Engineering and Construction, 819-823, Singapore, Research Publishing Services.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Sparse Wavelength Converters And Placement In Wdm Mesh Networks.
  • Intelligent Approaches To Vlsi Routing
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Optimal Power Generation In Microgrids Using Agent-based Tehnology.
  • Master of Engineering Science,  Development Of A Long Range Wireless Sensor Platform
  • Master of Engineering Science,  Efficient Medium Access Control Protocol For Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks
  • Master of Engineering Science,  An Improved Medium Access Control Protocol For Real-time Applications In Wlans And Its Firmware Development
  • Master of Engineering Science,  Bit Error Rate Estimation In Wimax Communications At Vehicular Speeds Using Nakagami-m Fading Model
  • Master of Engineering Science,  Application Framework For Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Master of Engineering Science,  Finding Efficient Candidate P-cycles In Optical Wdm Mesh Networks.
  • Master of Engineering Science,  Measuring And Filtering Mircowave Radiations Using Frequency Selective Surface Through Energy Saving Glass
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Design Of Mac Protocols To Support Quality Of Service For Multimedia Traffic In Wireless Lans.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Mac Protocol Design Considerations For Efficient Mobility In Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Mobile Small Cell Networks For Next Generation Wireless Communication Systems
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Electric Vehicles In Smart Grids: Performance Considerations
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  On A Joint Physical Layer And Medium Access Control Sublayer Design For Efficient Wireless Sensor Networks And Applications.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Improving Energy Efficiency And Quality Of Service In An Integrated Wireless-optical Broadband Access Network
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Capacity Design For Multiple Quality Of Protection In Shared Risk Link Group Wdm Mesh Networks.
  • Master of Engineering Science,  Survivabilty Through Pre-configured Protection In Optical Mesh Networks.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Survivable Mesh-network Design And Optimization To Support Multiple Qop Service Classes.
  • Master of Engineering Science,  Detection Of Collapses And Communicating With Inaccessible Areas In Underground Coal Mines Using Wsn

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Photonic Rf Signal Processors
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Next Generation Wireless Communication Networks: Energy And Quality Of Service Considerations

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Functional Application Of Iron-based Metallic Glasses In Catalysis Technology: Design And Mechanism
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Experimental And Numerical Analyses Of Strip Footing On Geotextile-reinforced Soil Bed
  • Master of Engineering Science,  Electrical Resistivity Of Sandy Soil With Water, Leachates And Seawater
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Optimal Control Of Power Quality In Microgrids Using Particle Swarm Optimisation.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Opto-vlsi Based Wdm Multifunction Devices.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Characterisation And Applications Of Iron Ore Tailings In Building And Construction Projects
  • Intelligent Approaches To Vlsi Routing
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