Dr Khaled Goher


Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering

Dr Khaled Goher
Dr Khaled Goher
School of Life & Health Sciences

Aston University
Birmingham, B4 7ET, UK

Tel: +44 (0) 121 204 4792  
Email: k.goher@aston.ac.uk
Room: MB555

Dr Khaled Goher has more than 15 years of experience in academia in Egypt, Oman, NZ and the UK. He joined the Biomedical Engineering Program, Aston University in July 2017.   Dr Goher is a customer and market-oriented academic with special dedication to research for the benefit of the society.   His principal research interests lie in the field of mobile robotics, personal care and assistive robotics while considering needs, preferences and expectations of elderly.   Dr Goher is currently investigating the possibility of developing robotic walking devices and other assistive devices for manipulation, fall prevention  and elderly mobility.   He published a book, many high-quality articles and book chapters and has presented several research papers in various peer-reviewed international conferences.   He holds a BSc and MSc in Mechanical Engineering, a PhD in Control Engineering from the University of Sheffield, and a PGCertHE from Auckland University of Technology.   He supervised number of PhD students, two Master students, many senior design projects and tens of course-based projects.  Dr Goher is internationally-engaged with various non-profits organizations. He is a member in the management team of CLAWAR association and a member of number of standardisation committees of the British Standards Institution (BSI). 

  • PgCertEd - Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education, Auckland University of Technology, 2015
  • PgCert - Bionanotechnology - Kaiserslautern University, Germany, 2013
  • PhD - Control Engineering, University of Sheffield, UK, 2010
  • MSc - Mechanical Engineering, Minia University, Egypt, 2005
  • BSc - Mechanical Engineering, Egypt, Minia University, 1997
  • 2017 – date, Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering, Aston university, UK
  • 2015 – 2017, Lecturer, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Lincoln University, NZ
  • 2015 – 2015, Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering, Auckland University of Technology (NZ)
  • 2010 – 2015, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
  • 2006 – 2010, Researcher and Teaching Assistant, The University of Sheffield, UK
  • 2000 – 2006, Researcher and Teaching Assistant, Port Said University, Egypt

Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing (ARCHA)

BE2PR3: Biomedical Engineering Project 3
BE3KP1: Kinematics and Prosthetics

  • Assistive Technologies for Manipulation and Elderly Mobility
  • Fall Prevention in Elderly
  •  Reconfigurable Two-Wheeled Robotic Machines
  • Medical and Service Robotics
  •  Mathematical Modelling and Simulation
  • Mechatronics System Design
  • Biomedical Engineering, Rehabilitation Engineering
  • Parallel Kinematic Robotic Machines
  • Mobile Robotics
  • Vibration Suppression in High Speed Machines. 
  • Portable Leg and Foot Rehabilitation Mechanism
  • Exoskeleton Arms for Laborers 
  • Lower Exoskeleton for Disabled Children
  • Rehabilitation Walker with a Sit-to Stand Assistance Facility
  • An Environmentally-Adapted Reconfigurable Robotics Wheelchair
  • Two-Wheeled Mobility Vehicle with an Extended Rod
  • Two-Wheeled Machine with Two Directions Handling Mechanism
  • Palm Trees Robotic Climber
  • Modelling and Control of a Tri-copter Vehicle
  • A single Seat Buggy with Extra Safety Facilities
  • Remotely Operated under Water Vehicle for Oil Pipelines Inspection
  • Hopping Robot
  • Monopod Robot that Exploits its Passive Dynamics

Over £600K as a PI and Co-PI (2011-date)

  • Start-Up Grant (Aston University, UK), 2017-2019
  • Research Portfolio Funding Support (Lincoln University, NZ), 2016
  • PI, Design and Realization of Exoskeleton Arms (The Research Council, Oman), 2013-2014
  • PI, Design and Realization of Exoskeleton for Disabled (The Research Council, Oman), 2013-2014
  • PI, Design and Realization of a Rehabilitation Walker with a Sit-to Stand Assistance Facility (The Research Council, Oman), 2013-2014
  • PI, Development of an Environmentally-Adapted Wheelchair (The Research Council, Oman), 2011-2013
  • Co - I, Artificial Bone of Precise Shape and Size (The Research Council, Oman), 2011-2014


Dr Goher welcomes postgraduate enquiries from students interested in research area including:

  • Assistive techniques for mobility of disabled and the elderly.
  • Mobile robotics for elderly mobility
  • Intelligent orthotic systems for mobility, manipulation & grasping for elderly and disabled in support of ambient assisted living
  • Muscle and joint modelling techniques.
  • Intelligent techniques for gait restoration in paraplegia.
  • Robotic and functional electrical stimulation-assisted mechanisms for exercise, with benefits of rehabilitation, for paraplegia. These include rowing, cycling, treadmill walking, sit-to-stand manoeuvres.
  • Mobile service robotic systems for use in industrial and domestic applications.
  • Ethical Norms of Assistive Medical Robots
  • Ethical Norms of Social Service Robots                                                                                                                                                         

  • MIET - Institution of Engineering and Technology 
  • IEEE & IEEE Robotics and Automation Society
  • Climbing and Walking Robots Association (CLAWAR)