Dr. Abang Anuar Ehsan

Research Fellow / Senior Lecturer

Phone. +603-89118549, +60-19-6508550
E-mail: aaehsan@eng.ukm.my, aaehsan@nxphotonics.com



  • PhD.- Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (Microengineering & Nanoelectronics)
  • PhD.- Universiti Teknologi MARA (Applied Science)
  • MSc.- Universiti Putra Malaysia (Manufacturing System Engineering)
  • MSc.- Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (Microelectronics)
  • BEng.- University of New South Wales, Australia (Electrical Engineering)



  • Projection stereolithography for rapid manufacturing of polymer optical devices (Sciencefund)(2015-2017)
  • Geometrical and fluid dynamics study of hydrodynamic focusing in a 3D printed thermoplastic optofluidic cytometer for particle detection (FRGS) (2014-2016)
  • Pembangunan mikrometer plastik untuk anjakan lateral gentian optik plastik (POF) bagi pengganding POF cabang-Y dengan nisbah gandingan boleh-ubah (GGPM)(2013-2015)
  • Design and implemetation of a passive optical taper device and network failure detection scheme for a new FTTH network (FRGS)(2007-2010))
  • Commercialisation of Plastic Optical Fiber (POF) Coupler under the UKM-MTDC Symbiosis program (CRDF)(2011-2013)



  • Photonics Technology: Optical waveguides, Fiber optics, Plastic optical fibers
  • Rapid Prototyping Process: 3D printing for optics & microfludics, Bioprinting, Projection stereolithopgraphy, Laser micromachining, CNC micro milling
  • Optical Design: Geometrical optics, Sequential/Non-sequential ray tracing, Waveguide design, Lens design



  1. Norasyikin Selamat, Muhammad Syafiq Rahim, and Abang Annuar Ehsan, “Particles Trajectories Simulation of Hydrodynamic Focusing in Circular and Rectangular Polymer Microflow Cytometer, International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, Vol. 12 (7), 1311-1315, 2017.
  2. Muhammad Syafiq Rahim, Abang Annuar Ehsan and B.T. Hang Tuah Baharudin. Analysis of Micromilling Process Parameters for Silicon-based Flow Cytometer Microfluidics Device. Global Journal of Engineering and Technology Review 1 (1), 93–98, 2016.
  3. Nurdiani Zamhari and Abang Annuar Ehsan, “Large Cross-Section Rib Silicon-On-Insulator (SOI) S-Bend Waveguide”, Optik – International Journal for Light and Electron Optics – Elsevier, 130, 1414-1420, 2017.
  4. M.S.Mat Ghazali & A.A. Ehsan, “Three-Step Molding Softlithographic Process for 1×2 Y-Branch POF Coupler,” Progress In Electromagnetics Research Letters, Vol. 55, 53–60, 2015
  5. M.N. Abdullah, S. Shaari, P.S. Menon, A.A. Ehsan & O. Zakaria, “Observation and comparison of
    multiwavelength generation erbium doped fibre ring laser utilising photonic crystal fibre with zero dispersion at 1040 nm and 1550 nm,” IEICE Electronics Express, 2015.
  6. N. Juhari, P.S. Menon, A.A. Ehsan & S. Shaari, “Optimal design of linear tapered double S-shaped arrayed waveguide grating for broad channel spacing on silicon-on-insulator,” Optical Engineering 53(8), 087110, 2014.
  7. K. Ismail, P.S. Menon, S. Shaari, A.A. Ehsan, H. bakarman, N. Arshad, & A.A.A. Bakar, “Gain Performance of Cascaded and Hybrid Semiconductor Optical Amplifier in CWDM System,” Journal of Nonlinear Optical Physics & Materials, Vol. 23, No. 1, 2014.
  8. S. Abu Bakar, N. Arshad, M. S. Ab Rahman, A.A. Ehsan, S. Shaari, R. Othman, “Study of geometrical effect of sample cell on nitrite determination,” Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials, Vol. 16, No. 11-12, 2014
  9. W.M. Muktar, S. Shaari, A.A. Ehsan & P.S. Menon, “Electro-optics interaction imaging in active plasmonic devices,” Optical Material Express, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2014.
  10. A. A. Ehsan, S. Shaari, and M. K. Abd-Rahman , “Design and fabrication of a metal-based asymmetric and variable Y-branch plastic optical fibre coupler,” International Journal of Materials and Product Technology, Vol.49, No. 1, 2014.



1. UKM Certification of Appreciation – expertise contribution to the UKM’s start-up company
2. Technical advisor to UKM Technology Sdn Bhd for UKM start-up company, NXPhotonics Sdn Bhd
3. SLAB Scholarship (PhD) – Ministry of Higher Education, 2009-2011
4. Best PhD thesis (Faculty of Applied Science, UiTM) 2010
5. PECIPTA 2011, KLCC – Silver medal
6. MTE 2011, KLCC – Bronze medal
7. ITEX 2009, KLCC – Gold medal
8. MTE 2008, PWTC – Bronze medal
9. PECIPTA 2007, KLCC – Bronze medal



1. Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Inc. (IEEE)
2. Member, the international society for optics and photonics (SPIE)
3. Graduate Member, The Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM)



1. UKM Certification of Appreciation for contribution to UKM’s start-up company
2. Technical advisor to UKM Technology Sdn Bhd
3. Director for NXPhotonics Sdn Bhd, spin-off company (UKM)
4. Co-inventor of 4 patents – PI 20071163 (2007), PI 20085157 (2008), PI 20094950 (2009), PI2010700042 (2010)