Dr Senthil A Muthukumaraswamy

Associate Professor
School of Engineering & Physical Sciences
Senthil A Muthukumaraswamy


Dr Muthukumaraswamy is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Heriot-Watt University (HWU), Dubai. He is specialized in Control, Automation, Soft computing and Robotics.  

He joined in Heriot Watt University Dubai campus in September 2009. He has received his PhD in Engineering (Soft computing) in the year 2007. He obtained his Master of Science (Engineering) from BITS – Pilani, India in 1997 and his bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from University of madras (currently known as Chennai) in 1994.In the year 2012, Senthil received Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP) from Heriot Watt University, UK.  

Prior to joining Heriot - Watt University in 2010, he worked in Malaysia for 10 years and in India (4 years) in various academic positions. He begins his career as Design engineer in Chennai based Microsystems company in January 1995 till June 1996. 

Since 2011, Senthil is leading EECE discipline in Dubai as Programme Director of Studies and deputy to the Head of EECE across three campuses. Senthil is the IET liaising officer for Heriot-Watt university, Dubai since 2014. 



  • Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP) (2012) - Heriot - Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. November 2012.
  • Ph.D. in Engineering (2008), Multimedia University, MALAYSIA.
  • M.S in Electronics & Control (1998), Birla Institute of Technology, Rajasthan, INDIA.
  • B.Eng. in Electronics & Communication Engineering (1994), Madras University, Chennai, INDIA.

University Committee

  • EPS - School Studies Committee (2016 – Present)
  • University studies Committee ( 2018- 2021)
  • IET Liaising officer – HWU Dubai, 2015 – present.
  • Staff Advisor – Engineers for Life (Engineering Society) – 2012 – 2020

  Employment History

  • 2018 – Present: Assistant Professor & Deputy Senior Programme Director of Studies (E.E.C.E), Programme Director of Studies (E.E.E), Heriot – Watt University, Dubai, UAE.
  • 2011 – 2018: Assistant Professor & Programme Director of Studies   (E.E.E),   Heriot – Watt University, Dubai, UAE.
  •  2009 - 2011: Teaching Fellow, Heriot – Watt University, Dubai, UAE
  •   2008 - 2009: Senior Lecturer, Multimedia University, MALAYSIA.
  • 2002 - 2008: Lecturer, Multimedia University, Malacca, MALAYSIA.
  • 1999 - 2002: Lecturer, Stamford College, , MALAYSIA.
  • 1996 - 1999: Lecturer, Tamil Nadu College of Engineering, INDIA.
  • 1995 - 1996:  Design Engineer, Jabeen Micro Systems, INDIA.

Dr Senthil's research interests are mainly in Control, Automation, Robotics and Soft computing. He extended his research in energy and renewable energy too. 

He also has supervised doctorate, master, and undergraduate research students in projects. 

  • One PhD in Robotics in Heriot-watt University. 
  • More than 40 PG projects in Energy / Renewable Energy topics. 
  • More than 60 UG projects in Control, Automation and Robotics specialization.