Dr. Nandini Alinier

Academic Dean
  • Dr Nandini Alinier joined Stenden Qatar University of Applied Sciences, in October 2013 from the School of Engineering and Technology at the University of Hertfordshire, U.K., where she worked for 12 years and last held the position of Programme Tutor. At heart, she is a passionate educator and in 2006 obtained national recognition in the UK as the recipient of a Teaching Award from the Higher Education Academy Engineering Subject Centre for her innovative work. She adapted a practical assessment methodology used in healthcare education, known as the Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE), with Electronic Engineering students. In 2009-2010 she was nominated by peers and students for a University of Hertfordshire Vice Chancellor award as “Tutor of the Year”. Having worked with students from many nationalities in her previous academic institution, Dr Alinier has been invited to co-author a book (“English for Telecommunications”) as part of a series dedicated to students whose first language is not English and which will soon be released for publication. In her previous role, Dr Alinier has worked collaboratively with academic institutions in France, Canada, China and Sri Lanka. Thanks to her professional commitment and engagement in higher education, Dr Alinier was made a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK.
  • • Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Engineering, University of Leeds, U.K.
    • PhD in Electronic Engineering, University of Leeds, U.K.
    • PGCert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of Hertfordshire, U.K.
    • MBA (Executive), University of Hertfordshire, U.K.
    • Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET), U.K.
    • Chartered Engineer (CEng), U.K.
    • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), U.K. (since 2008)
  • • Knowledge Management
    • Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
    • Electronic Engineering
    • Telecommunications
    • Computer Networking
  • • Alinier, N and Gillett, A. “English for Telecommunications” as part of the series “English for Specific Academic Purposes” – awaiting feedback from the editor and publisher

    • Kapfunde, G., Sun Y. and Alinier, N., (2012), “An improved sphere decoder for MIMO systems”, IEEE Computer Society pp. 533 – 537, ISBN 978-1-4673-1429-9.

    • Owojaiye, G., Sun, Y., Alinier, N., Kourtessis, P., and Simpson, O., (2011), “A systematic study of the behaviour of the PMEPR in relation to OFDM design parameters”, PGNet, ISBN: 978-1-902560-25-0.

    • Zarifeh, R., Alinier, N., Krishnan, S. and Anpalagan, A., (2007), “Interference detection in spread spectrum communication using polynomial phase transform“, IEEE Communications Society pp 2979 – 2984, ISBN 1-4244-035307.

    • Alinier N, Alinier, G., (2006), “The OSTE: Objective Structured Technical Examination for Engineering Students”, Chapter in 2006 iNEER Special Volume: INNOVATIONS 2006 – World Innovations in Engineering Education and Research. Edited by Aung W, Crosthwaite C, Espinosa RV, Moscinski J, Ou S, Ruiz LMS., ISSN 1553-9911, ISBN 0-9741252-5-3

    • Alinier G, Alinier N, (2006), Design of an objective assessment tool to evaluate students’ basic electrical engineering skills: The OSTE. Journal for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching, 3(1), 57-63.

    • Alinier, N, (2005), “Knowledge creation and dissemination in Higher Education: The perception of the Higher Education Academy Engineering Subject Centre”, MBA dissertation, University of Hertfordshire, UK.

    • Alinier, N & Alinier G, (2005), “Design of an objective assessment tool to evaluate students’ basic electrical engineering skills”, Mini-Project report published by The Higher Education Academy Engineering Subject Centre, ISBN 1904804403.

    • Pem, N.D. (2003), “Data transmission over HF radio channels using complementary sequences sets”, Ninth International Conference on HF Radio Systems and Techniques, London; Institution of Electrical Engineers, 493: 244-249.

    • Yang, J., Sun, Y., Senior, J., and Pem, N. (2003), “Channel Estimation for Wireless Communications Using Space-Time Block Coding Techniques”, IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems: II-220-223.

    • Pem N.D., (2000), “Multi-Access OFDM for HF Radio Channels”, PhD Thesis, University of Leeds, UK.

    • Pem N.D. and Darnell M, (1999) “OFDM using Complementary Sequences for Data Transmission Over Non-Gaussian Channels”, Proceedings of 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Power-Line Communications.

  • • Kapfunde, G., Sun Y. and Alinier, N., “An improved sphere decoder for MIMO systems”, 8th IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, WiMob 2012, Barcelona, Spain, October 8-10, 2012.

    • Owojaiye, G., Sun, Y., Alinier, N., Kourtessis, P., and Simpson, O., “A systematic study of the behaviour of the PMEPR in relation to OFDM design parameters”, 12th Annual PostGraduate Symposium on the Convergence of Telecommunications, Networking and Broadcasting, PGNet 2011, Liverpool, U.K., June 2011.

    • Zarifeh, R., Alinier, N., Krishnan, S. and Anpalagan, A., “Interference detection in spread spectrum communication using polynomial phase transform“, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Glasgow, Scotland, June 2007.

    • Alinier, N, “Use of an objective assessment tool to evaluate students’ basic electrical engineering skills”, Engineering Education Conference, Liverpool, July 2006.

    • Alinier, G & Alinier N, “The OSTE: Objective Structured Technical Examination for Engineering students”, International Conference for Engineering Education (ICEE), July 2005.

    • Alinier, N & Alinier G, “Implementation of the OSCE in a Technical discipline: The OSTE in Electronic Engineering”, Annual Learning and Teaching conference at the University of Hertfordshire, May 2005.

    • Pem, N.D., “Data Transmission over HF Radio Channels using Complementary Sequence Sets”, Ninth International Conference on HF Radio Systems and Techniques, June 2003.

    • Yang, J., Sun, Y., Senior, J.M. and Pem N.D., “Channel Estimation for Wireless Communications using Space-Time Block Coding Techniques”, IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Bangkok, Thailand, May 2003.

    • Pem N.D. and Darnell M, “OFDM using Complementary Sequences for Data Transmission Over Non-Gaussian Channels”, 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Power-Line Communications, Lancaster, UK, March 1999.