Dr. Hadil Mustafa

hadil mustafa

Assistant Professor
 OCNL 320
Campus Zip: 888 
Phone: (530) 898-5946
E-mail: hmustafa@csuchico.edu
Ph.D. University of California, Irvine
Embedded Systems and Computer Architecture

Fall 2018 Office Hours: 
Tuesday: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m.-11 a.m.



Doctor of Philosophy, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

University of California, Irvine. 


Master of Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering    

School of Engineering, Computer Science and Technology

California State University- Los Angeles  


Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering                                                                                               

Faculty of Engineering and Technology, University of Jordan, Jordan                                                             


  • University of California, Irvine, Center for Embedded computer systems
    Graduate Student researcher 2007-2012
  • California state university, Los Angeles
    NASA/SERENADES Laboratory, Student researcher 2005-2007

Research and Grants


My main research interest is in embedded systems design, cyber physical systems implementation, Computer architecture design, and Engineering educational innovation and research. I am currently working on developing a sensing platform to monitor Nitrate concentration in soil. I am also interested in improving STEM education and outreach for underrepresented minorities.  


  • Student Learning Fees award 2017-2018, $9,900: “Multidisciplinary Tutoring for EECE Lower Division Engineering Classes”
  • Student Learning Fees award 2016-2017, $3500: “FPGA for Digital Design Fundamentals”
  • CSU System Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activity (RSCA) award: one course release 2016-2017.
  • SWE Program Development Grant (PDG), $938 in support for Imagineer Day 2017.
  • 2015 Course redesign with technology, California State University, office of the Chancellor. ($9,864)

Recent Publication

  • “Embedded Systems Programming Workshop”, Presenter. California state university, Los Angeles, summer 2017.
  • Hajimorad, M.; Alhloul, A.; Mustafa, H.; S, M.C.; Oswal, H. V. “Application of Polyprrole-based selective elctrodes in electrochemical impedance spectroscopy to determine nitrate concentration” in Proceedings of the IEEE Sensors 2016, Orlando, Florida, USA, Oct 30 – Nov 2, 2016
  • “Digital Design Class Using Project Based Learning Approach” California State University portfolio, summer 2016.
  • Bingbing Li, Robert G. Ryan, Nancy Warter-Perez, Yong Gan, Hadil Mustafa, Helen Cox, and Li Ding, “Vertical integration of the liberal arts in Engineering Education” in Proceedings of the 123rd American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, ASEE 2016, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA., June 26-29, 2016
  • “Flipping Embedded System Design Class Using Project Based Learning”, The 6th Research in Engineering Education Symposium REES15, July 13, 2015. Dublin, Ireland
  • “Embedded Damage Detection in Water Pipeline Using Wireless Sensor Networks”, The 9th IEEE International Conference on Embedded Software and Systems ICESS12, June 25, 2012. Liverpool, England, UK
  • “Smart Wireless Sensor System for Lifeline Health Monitoring under a Disaster Event” In Nondestructive Characterization of Composite Materials, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Infrastructure, and Homeland Security IV, March 2011. San Diego, CA
  • “Nondestructive Monitoring of Pipe Network using a MEMS-Based Wireless Network”. In Nondestructive Characterization of Composite Materials, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Infrastructure, and Homeland Security IV, March 9, 2010. San Diego, CA

Awards and Affiliations

Awards and Honors

  • California State University, Chico. Myles Stacy Outstanding Advisor, 20016
  • Henry Samueli School of Engineering, UCI
    Henry Samueli Endowed Fellowship 2007 (3 out of 100+)
  • School of Electrical Engineering Computer Science and Technology
     Outstanding Student of the Year, CSULA 2007
  • The Engineering Honor Society of Tau Beta Pi
    Member, CSULA 2007
  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
    Member, 2006 

Professional Activities

  • Femineer NorCal program director, launching spring 2018.
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE) advisor
    • Event/Program of the year Award 2016
    • Outstanding student organization award 2016
    • The Outstanding College Section Gold Level Award 2016
    • The Outreach Award, small section. 2015
  • Tau Beta Pi, Faculty advisor
  • IEEE advisor 2015-2017