Dr. Zohaib Aftab

Dr. Zohaib Aftab

Dr. Zohaib Aftab

Assistant Professor

dr.zohaib@ucp.edu.pk
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Dr Zohaib Aftab is Assistant Professor at the Mechanical Engineering department since 2013. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from UET Lahore in 2006 before leaving for France to pursue postgraduate studies. He completed his Masters in Automatic systems and Robotics in 2009 from Ecole Centrale Nantes while his PhD research focused on the bipedal balance recovery. During his stay, he worked at renowned French research institutes in Robotics and Control (INRIA and IRCCyN). His current research interests include design of powered exoskeletons, legged robots and disability. He has won several research funding worth PKR. 20 million from national and international donors.

Dr. Zohaib Aftab is also the director of the BioMechatronics lab. The research in this lab focuses on the development of robotic devices to help people with limb disabilities. His lab is a partner lab of National Center of Robotics and Automation (NCRA) Pakistan funded by Govt. of Pakistan.

Ph.D Robotics, Biomechanics University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France 2012
M.Sc. Robotics Ecole Central de Nantes, France 2009
B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering UET Lahore 2007
Assistant Professor University of Central Punjab, Lahore 2013-Present
Lecturer/Lab Engineer UET Lahore 2007-2008
1Zohaib Aftab, Ahmed Zohaib Zaidi and Faraz Shafi, User Satisfaction with Conventional Lower-Limb Orthotic Devices: a Cross-Sectional Survey in Pakistan, Asia Pacific Disability Rehabilitation Journal (Disability, CBR and Inclusive development), Accepted for November 2020 issue
2Zohaib Aftab and Asad Ali, Modeling and Simulation of a lower-body wearable exoskeleton using robotics’ techniques, International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, (IJMERR, ISSN: 2278-0149), Vol 7, No. 3, pp. 313-318, 2018
3Zohaib Aftab, Thomas Robert and Pierre-Brice Wieber, Predicting Multiple Step Placements For Human Balance Recovery Tasks, Journal of Biomechanics, Elsevier (2012) 45(16), 2804-2809, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2012.08.038 (IF: 2.4, SJR: 1.23)
4Zohaib Aftab, Thomas Robert and Pierre-Brice Wieber, Balance recovery prediction with multiple strategies for standing humans, PLoS ONE 11(3): e0151166. 2016 http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0151166 (IF: 3.54, SJR: 1.4, h5-index: 166)
5Zohaib Aftab, Thomas Robert and Pierre-Brice Wieber, Simulating the effect of Upper-body Inertia on Human Balance Recovery, Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering (CMBBE), Taylor & Francis, Volume 15 (S1) 2012, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10255842.2012.713653 (IF: 1.85)
6Thomas Robert, Zohaib Aftab, Pierre-Brice Wieber, Simulation du rattrapage d’équilibre fortement perturbé (Simulating the biped balance under strong disturbances), Clinical Neurophysiology, Elsevier, Vol. 42, No. 6. 2012 (IF: 3.42, SJR: 1.58)
7Romain Tisserand, Thomas Robert, Zohaib Aftab and Laurence Chèze, Un modèle de prédiction de la performance de rattrapage de l’équilibre perturbé pour la personne âgée, Neurophysiologie Clinique/ Clinical Neurophysiology, Elsevier, Vol. 44, No. 1, 2014 (IF: 3.42, SJR: 1.58)
8Zohaib Aftab and Asad Ali, Modeling and Simulation of a lower-body wearable exoskeleton using robotics’ techniques, 2nd International Conference on Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, Paris, France, December 11-13, 2017
9Zohaib Aftab and Asad Ali, Simulating a wearable lower-body exoskeleton device for torque and power estimation, 2017 IEEE-RAS 17th International Conference on Humanoid Robotics (Humanoids) Birmingham, UK, November 15-17, 2017
10Zohaib Aftab, Thomas Robert and Pierre-Brice Wieber, Ankle, hip and stepping strategies for humanoid balance recovery with a single Model Predictive Control scheme, Proceedings of IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids 2012), Japan, 2012 http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/6651514/

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