dr. I.S.M. Khalil (Islam)

Assistant Professor

About Me

Islam S. M. Khalil received his master’s and doctoral degrees in Mechatronics Engineering. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the  Department of Biomechanical Engineering  at the University of Twente. For two years he was a post-doctoral fellow in the Robotics and Mechatronics research group and MIRA–Institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine, University of Twente. He was also the Director of the Medical Micro and Nanorobotics Laboratory at the German University in Cairo, Egypt. His research interests include modeling and design of motion control systems for soft microrobots, biologically-inspired microrobots, mechatrnoic system design, and untethered magnetic micro/nanorobotics with applications to micro/nanomanipulation, microassembly, and targeted drug delivery.


Engineering & Materials Science
Magnetic Fields
Motion Control
Physics & Astronomy


Farag, M. M. M. , Sadek, A. A. M. M., Kim, C-S., Park, J-O. , Misra, S. , & S. M. Khalil, I. (2022). 2D Magnetic Actuation and Localization of a Surface Milli-Roller in Low Reynolds Numbers. IEEE Robotics and automation letters, 7(2), 3874-3881. https://doi.org/10.1109/LRA.2022.3148787
Dias, J. M. S., Estima, D., Punte, H., Klingner, A., Marques, L., Magdanz, V. , & S. M. Khalil, I. (2022). Modeling and Characterization of the Passive Bending Stiffness of Nanoparticle-Coated Sperm Cells using Magnetic Excitation. Advanced Theory and Simulations, 5(3), [2100438]. https://doi.org/10.1002/adts.202100438
Ebrahimi, N., Bi, C., Cappelleri, D. J., Ciuti, G., Conn, A. T., Faivre, D., Habibi, N., Hošovský, A., Iacovacci, V. , Khalil, I. S. M., Magdanz, V. , Misra, S., Pawashe, C., Rashidifar, R., Soto-Rodriguez, P. E. D., Fekete, Z., & Jafari, A. (2021). Magnetic Actuation Methods in Bio/Soft Robotics. Advanced functional materials, 31(11), [2005137]. https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.202005137
Magdanz, V., Vivaldi, J. , Mohanty, S., Klingner, A., Vendittelli, M., Simmchen, J. , Misra, S. , & S. M. Khalil, I. (2021). Impact of segmented magnetization on the flagellar propulsion of sperm-templated microrobots. Advanced science, 8(8), [2004037]. https://doi.org/10.1002/advs.202004037
Magdanz, V., Llobera, A., Fuentes, J., Mahdy, D. , S. M. Khalil, I., Guix, M., & Sanchez, S. (2021). 3D printed magnet robots for cell delivery with tuned flexibility. Abstract from 25th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, µTAS 2021, Palm Springs, California, United States.
Avaneesh, R., Venezian, R., Kim, C-S., Park, J-O. , Misra, S. , & S. M. Khalil, I. (2021). Open-Loop magnetic actuation of helical robots using position-constrained rotating dipole field. In Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) (pp. 8522-8527) https://doi.org/10.1109/IROS51168.2021.9636564
S. M. Khalil, I., Klingner, A. , & Misra, S. (2021). Mathematical Modeling of Swimming Soft Microrobots. (First ed.) Academic Press.
Zhang, Z., Klinger, A. , Misra, S. , & S. M. Khalil, I. (2021). Control of magnetically-driven screws in a viscoelastic medium. In 2020 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/IROS45743.2020.9341394
Klingner, A., Mahdy, D., Hanafi, M., Adel, B. , Misra, S. , & S. M. Khalil, I. (2020). Helical Propulsion in a Viscous Heterogeneous Medium. In The Annual International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales IEEE.
Mohanty, S., Jin, Q. , Phillips Furtado, G., Ghosh, A., Pahapale, G. , S. M. Khalil, I., Gracias, D. H. , & Misra, S. (2020). Bi-directional propulsion of arc-shaped micro-swimmers driven by precessing magnetic fields. Advanced Intelligent Systems, [202000064]. https://doi.org/10.1002/aisy.202000064
Khalil, I. S. M., Magdanz, V., Simmchen, J., Klingner, A. , & Misra, S. (2020). Resemblance between motile and magnetically actuated sperm cells. Applied physics letters, 116(6), [063702]. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5142470
Magdanz, V. , Khalil, I. S. M., Simmchen, J. , Furtado, G. P. , Mohanty, S., Gebauer, J., Xu, H., Klingner, A., Aziz, A., Medina-Sánchez, M., Schmidt, O. G. , & Misra, S. (2020). IRONSperm: Sperm-templated soft magnetic microrobots. Science advances, 6(28), [aba5855]. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aba5855
Saad, E. M., El Gohary, N. A., El-Shenawy, B. M., Handoussa, H., Klingner, A., Elwi, M., Hamed, Y. , Khalil, I. S. M., El Nashar, R. M., & Mizaikoff, B. (2020). Fabrication of magnetic molecularly imprinted beaded fibers for rosmarinic acid. Nanomaterials, 10(8), 1-17. [1478]. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10081478
Magdanz, V., Gebauer, J., Mahdy, D., Simmchen, J. , & Khalil, I. S. M. (2019). Sperm-templated magnetic microrobots. In S. Haliyo, A. Sill, Q. Zhou, P. Kallio, & S. Fatikow (Eds.), Proceedings of MARSS 2019: The 4th International Conference on Manipulation, Automation, and Robotics at Small Scales [8860953] IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/MARSS.2019.8860953
Adel, A., Mansour, M. , Micheal, M. M., Abdelmawla, A. , Khalil, I. S. M. , & Misra, S. (2019). Magnetic Localization for an Electromagnetic-Based Haptic Interface. IEEE Magnetics Letters, 10, [8676010]. https://doi.org/10.1109/LMAG.2019.2908149
Khalil, I. S. M., Adel, A., Mahdy, D. , Micheal, M. M., Mansour, M., Hamdi, N. , & Misra, S. (2019). Magnetic localization and control of helical robots for clearing superficial blood clots. APL Bioengineering, 3, [026104]. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5090872
Khalil, I. S. M., Klingner, A., Magdanz, V., Striggow, F., Medina-Sánchez, M., Schmidt, O. G. , & Misra, S. (2019). Modeling of Spermbots in a Viscous Colloidal Suspension. Advanced Theory and Simulations, 2(8), [1900072]. https://doi.org/10.1002/adts.201900072
Mahdy, D., Hesham, S., Mansour, M., Mohamed, A., Basla, I., Hamdi, N. , Khalil, I. S. M. , & Misra, S. (2019). Characterization of Helical Propulsion Inside in Vitro and Ex Vivo Models of a Rabbit Aorta. In 2019 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC) (pp. 5283-5286). [8856850] (Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2019.8856850
Khalil, I. S. M., Hafez, M., Klingnert, A. , Scheggi, S., Adel, B. , & Misra, S. (2018). Near Surface Effects on the Flagellar Propulsion of Soft Robotic Sperms. In BIOROB 2018: 7th IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (pp. 384-389). [8488084] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/BIOROB.2018.8488084

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