UCP Congratulates Dr. Zohaib Aftab on achieving a Research Grant

UCP proudly announces that Dr. Zohaib Aftab (Assistant Professor- Faculty of Engineering) has won a research grant of around Rs 18.87 million, on the topic: Establishment of National Center of Robotics and Automation, Human-Centered Robotics Lab.

The goal of this project is to engineer assistive devices aimed at improving walking function in polio patients. The device mainly consists of a knee-ankle-foot orthosis, which can be worn by the user on the affected leg.

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Autobiography: Dr. Zohaib Aftab is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from UET Lahore in 2006 before leaving for France to pursue higher studies. He completed his Master’s in Automatic Systems and Robotics in 2009 from Ecole Centrale Nantes, France, while his Ph.D. research was focused on the Humanoid Balance recovery control. During his stay abroad, he got the opportunity to work at renowned research institutes in Robotics and Control. He joined UCP in February 2013 and is currently teaching the subjects of Machine Design and Mechanics of Machines to undergraduate students. He is also involved in several projects of Robotics and Control. His areas of specialization are Robotics, Exoskeletons, Rehabilitation, Legged locomotion, Control Engineering, Modeling, and Simulation.