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Department of Maritime and Mechanical Engineering

Dr Mohamed Kara-Mohamed

Dr Mohamed Kara-Mohamed

Telephone: 0151 231 2546


Dr Mohamed is currently a Senior Lecturer in UAVs/Aerospace Engineering. Before joining Liverpool John Moores University, he held several academic and research positions with Birmingham City University, The University of Manchester and Coventry University. He worked also in industry as a Switching Systems Engineer at MTN Group before moving to academia.

Dr Mohamed holds a BSc (with distinction) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Aleppo University, a Master (with distinction) in Engineering Management from American University of Beirut, an MSc (with distinction) in Advanced Control Systems and Engineering from The University of Manchester. He received his PhD degree in Control Engineering from The University of Manchester in 2012 for his thesis entitled "Design and Control of UAV Systems: A Tri-Rotor UAV Case Study".

The main research interest of Dr Mohamed is within the control and applications of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs). This includes:

* UAVs for extreme and challenging environments
* Delivery drones
* Robust control of UAV systems
* Swarm intelligence for UAV control
* AUV for research and rescue missions

Outstanding graduate students planning to study a PhD degree in UAVs/Aerospace Engineering with Dr. Mohamed Kara-Mohamed are encouraged to apply. Further details about available PhD Scholarships and Studentships can be found here (


University of Manchester, United Kingdom, PhD, Control Engineering (UAV project)
University of Manchester, United Kingdom, MSc in Advanced Control & Systems Engineering
American University of Beirut, Lebanon, MA, Engineering Management
Aleppo University, Syria, BSc, Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Academic appointments

Senior Lecturer in UAVs/Aerospace Engineering, Liverpool John Moores University, 2018 - present
Senior Lecturer in Robotics, Birmingham City University, 2016 - 2018
Senior Experimental Officer, University of Manchester, 2015 - 2016
Experimental Officer, University of Manchester, 2014 - 2015
Research Associate, Control Research Group, University of Manchester, 2012 - 2014
Teaching Assistant, Coventry University, 2012 - 2012

Postgraduate training

PGCert, Support Teaching & Learning in Higher Education, United Kingdom, Birmingham City University, 2017 - 2018


Journal article

Kara-Mohamed M. 2017. Advanced trajectory tracking for UAVs using combined feedforward/feedback control design ROBOTICS AND AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS, 96 :143-156 >DOI >Link

Kara-Mohamed M, Heath WP, Lanzon A. 2015. Enhanced Tracking for Nanopositioning Systems Using Feedforward/Feedback Multivariable Control Design IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CONTROL SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY, 23 :1003-1013 >DOI >Link

Conference publication

Kara-Mohamed M, Heath WP. 2016. Classical Tuning of Force Feedback Control for Nanopositioning Systems with Load Variations IFAC PAPERSONLINE, 7th IFAC Symposium on Mechatronic Systems (MECHATRONICS) 49 :649-655 >DOI >Link

Kara-Mohamed M, Heath WP, Raby A. 2016. Tuning and testing force feedback control for single- Axis nanopositioning stages Proceedings of the 16th International Conference of the European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology, EUSPEN 2016,

Kara Mohamed M, Patra S, Lanzon A. 2011. Designing simple indoor navigation system for UAVs 2011 19th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED 2011, :1223-1228 >DOI

Kara-Mohamed M, Heath WP, Lanzon A. Feedforward/Feedback Multivariable Control Design for High Speed Nanopositioning >Link

Engagement & Impact


Exceptional Performance Award, The University of Manchetser

Membership of professional bodies:

Fellow (FHEA), The Higher Education Academy,