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     Date Submitted:04-04-2014
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     Current job:Principal Consultant
     Employment Term:Permanent
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     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
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    Resume

     

    2.  Date of Birth

    3.  Place of Birth

    4.  Gender     

    5.  Marital Status      

    6.  Nationality           

    7.  Language Abilities          

               

     

    :        20Th, June, 1976.

    :        Omdurman, Sudan.

    :        Male

    :        Single.

    :        Sudanese.

    :        Arabic         Proficient 

             English        Very good (7.0 IELTS)

             French (Entry Level)

     

     

    10. Computer Literacy                   :        Excellent.

    12. Notice Note                               :         Two weeks

    13. Academic Qualifications& Records:

    YEAR

    SCHOOL INSTITUTION

    QUALIFICATION

    2005-2006

     

    University Of Bradford

     

     

     

    M.Sc. Personal Mobile and Satellite communications.

    Thesis: Applications of MIMO with virtual antenna diversity

     

    1996-2001

     

    Bayero University, Kano

    B.Eng. (Elect.) (Upper Second Class Honors)

    ( Course covered: Telecom, Power, Control systems, Electronics & Power Electronics, Computer Eng, Software Eng, Industrial and Electromagnetism)

    1994/1995      

    University of London

    G.C.E O’ level

     

     

    14. Other Qualifications and awards:

     

    i)                    Sudanese national prize for excellence in research work, First national conference for invention and industrial innovation (March 2009).

    ii)                   A WIPO published patent titled (A WiMAX network incorporating MIMO Network to Network Technique). (http://www.wipo.int/pctdb/en/ia.jsp?ia=SD2007/000004 ) 2007-2008.

    iii)                APTECH, CPISM (Certificate of Proficiency In Information Systems Management). The course covered, basic and advanced computer operation knowledge, HTML, DHTML, JavaScript, Java and web page design with Dreamweaver [May-Sept 2003] Distinction award.

    15.Summary of Experience:

     

    Academic:

    1.      Lecturing, Academic project supervision, research publications and conference contributions

    EngineeringTechnical:

    2.      Broadband networks’ architectures; technologies and deployment (WiMAX, UWB, MIMO…).

    3.      Repairs and assembly of PC computer systems and LAN networks (hard and soft ware with exposure to ms dos, windows 1995, 1998, me, 2000 and XP operating system versions).

    4.      Fault finding, Repairs, Design and modification of contactor Panel circuits, and A.C Motor     related problems.

    5.      Power and Power Generation, power control room operation [industrial control rooms](including synchronization of power supplies ).

     

    16. Detailed Working Experience:

    Academic:

    YEAR

    EMPLOYER

    POST HELD

    RECORDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

    Mar 2008 to Feb 2011

    Omdurman Ahlia University

    Senior Lecturer

    An active member in the committee to establish the new department of Telecom. Activities involve curriculum planning in addition to lecturing and project supervision.

    Dec 2006 to Mar 2008

    Computer-Man college and consultancy ltd

    Lecturer

    Courses taught: Optical fibers, Mobile networks, CAD, Electronics, Magnetism, digital systems, Digital communication systems, Circuit analysis and Electricity. Consultancy: school WLL project.

    EngineeringTechnical

    November 2013 to present

    MINATO ltd

    Principal Consultant

    ICOM HF/VHF/UHF equipments and networks sales and consultancy.

    CTC union Fiber networks, radio over fiber for 3G networks, fiber media converters, fiber optical multiplexers and fiber accessories…..Sales and consultancy.

    May 2011 to present

    Anglopet ltd

    Free lance Consultant

    VSAT networking and related/ per job agreements

    Mar 2008 to Feb 2011

    OmdurmanAhlia University

    Head of ITANDCC

    As head of ITANDCC (IT And Network Development Central Committee); Main responsible officer for university network project. Tasks included scanning campus, selecting and enumerating network points, assessment of network traffic, development of network architecture (switches, routers, servers, allocation of slots etc). Web site crafting and map design, different levels of flow and script algorithm drafting. PC hardware: enlistment of available hardware; phasing of intake and disposal of outdated equipments, drafting a maintenance plan. Etc.

    The project started from a zero level status.

    Dec 2006 to Mar 2008

    Computer-Man college and consultancy ltd

    Junior Consultant

    Consultancy: school WLL project and infrastructure for the distant learning program.

    Jan 2005 to Sept 2005

    Jabroke Engineering Co. Ltd

    IT & Telecom Engineer

    Technical Correspondence, IT consultancy, VSAT QDS programming at SUDATEL Um Haraz ground satellite station & VSAT installation.

    April 2003 to Sept 2004

    Goga Computers Ltd.

    (Ilorin, Nigeria)

    Computer Engineer

    /Head Technical

    Assembly, maintenance and repairs of PC(s). Network design, implementation and network troubleshooting, VSAT installation.

    Nov 2001-

    Aug 2002

    Dangotte Industries Ltd, Kano Flour Mill

    Electrical/Electronic Engineer

    Faultfinding, Repairs, Design and modification of contactor Panel circuits, and A.C Motor     related problems

    An analysis and recommendations report on a 33/11kv transformer fault. Highly appraised.

    May 2001-

    Aug 2002

    Saleem and Saleems International ltd. (Computer and net café division)

    Computer Engineer

     

    Network maintenance, assembly maintenance and repairs of PC(s).

    July-Sept

    1999.

    Jimtex Electronic workshop

    Industrial Training

    Repairs of Electronic Devices

     

    Mar-July

    1999

    [1] BAAMS Ltd, Kano Branch

    Industrial training

    Assembly, maintenance and repairs of PC systems (hardware and software)

    June-Aug

    1998

    Nakudu Tannery ltd, Kano

    Industrial Training

    Industrial machinery repairs and winding of AC motors

     

     

    17. Engineering Achievements:

     

    1. Winner of the Sudanese national prize for excellence in research work, First national conference for invention and industrial innovation (March 2009).
    2. AWiMAX network architecture (A registered patent (PCT/SD/2007/000004)).
    3. An Analysis and Recommendations on 3311 Kv & 11Kv415v Transformers Fault at Dangotte Flour Mills, Kano.
    4. Design and Construction of a complete SSB SC transmitter (1 MHz) [as part of B. Eng Degree Requirements].

     

    18. Publications: Technical (all single authored):

     1. A WiMAX network architecture for use in Urban zones, Sudanese patent Gazzete issue no 42).

     2. A WIPO published patent titled (A WIMAx network incorporating MIMO network to Netwrok

    Technique. (http://www.wipo.int/pctdb/en/ia.jsp?ia=SD2007/000004).

    3. “A WIMAX MIMO Network Architecture Exploiting Spatial Diversity of Multiple Antenna

    Sites”, Transactions of the IEEE on MESh3009 IARIA conference proceedings.

     4. "A New Generation of Very Small Aperture Terminal and Satellite Networks Topology Exploiting

    Diversity of Multiple Antenna Sites", WOCN 2010 conference proceedings, September 2010 at Sri Lanka.

     

    19. Skills and Special Interests (Not being practiced for some time)

     

    1. Visual C++ and Java programming.
    2. Electronics: With Adequate Knowledge of Electronics Design (especially in relation to communication circuitry).
    3. Web page design (Dreamweaver and Flash).
    4. Arabic poetry and prose.

     

    20. Referees:

     

    1. Dr. Mohammed Ali Hammad Abbas

    Faculty of Engineering

    mabbas(at)uof​k.edu; m_abbas111(at)yahoo.com

    Universityof Khartoumn

    P.O. Box 2649, Khartoum

    Sudan

     

    1. Maher Aboukadir


      Chief Executive Officer

    mahir(at)visionvalley.net

    Dubai Internet City: Building 14, 2nd Floor, 214
    PO Box 500294, Dubai

    United Arab Emirates

     



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