On 21st January 2020, IEEE AIUB Student Branch successfully organized the first seminar of the year titled “Optical Fiber Sensing For Healthcare” in collaboration with IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, AIUB Student Branch Chapter, and Faculty of Engineering, AIUB. The seminar was conducted by Nadia Afroze, Ph.D. Student, Optics and Photonics Research Group, Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham.

The seminar was inaugurated by the opening remarks from Prof. Dr. A.B.M Siddique Hossain, Dean, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB; Advisor, IEEE AIUB Student Branch, who talked about the importance of Optical Fibers and how its properties and structures have progressed significantly in recent times for the betterment of humankind. He also discussed some of the useful properties of Optical Fibers along with their wide range of applications in recent times.


Then, Nadia Afroze took the stage and initiated the session by talking about Optical Fiber Sensors and discussed its’ benefits compared to other sensors. After that, she spoke in detail about a health issue known as Pressure Ulcers, including its essential effects and causes. Then, she talked briefly about Optical Fiber CO2 Sensors and their working mechanism, structure, and proper usage for determining the presence of Pressure Ulcers. Later, she elaborately discussed the sensing mechanism, fabrication & calibration processes of Optical Fiber CO2 sensors, and some experimental data that portrayed her statement. Besides, she also discussed various environmental factors and health issues that cause variations in Optical Fiber CO2 Sensors’ performance. Hence, she displayed some experimental results that solidified her statement.

After that, Dr. Mohammad Hasan ImamCounselor, IEEE AIUB Student Branch; Senior Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB delivered the concluding speech where he discussed the wide range of applications of Optical Fibers in the Healthcare sector. He also motivated the participants to elect Optical Fiber Systems in higher education due to its promising future. Later, Dr. Mohammad Hasan Imam presented a token of appreciation to Nadia Afroze. A group photo session was carried out, which marked the end of the seminar. The seminar was graced by the presence of honorable faculty members of the EEE & CoE Department of AIUB and 129 registered participants.