Joseph Banini
Farhan Manzoor

Phone Number
+44 (0) 3312 592414

Fax Number
+44 (0) 3312 597741



I am currently working as a Lecturer and RFID Project Manager at the Centre for Supply Chain Improvement (SCI) at Derby Business School, University of Derby. As part of my role, I take on-board national and international RFID-based projects and work along with other group members in the centre. We are currently involved in a number of projects with renowned organisations such as Boots Opticians and Toyota Motors.

My research and experience background included working with RFID technology in the area of people monitoring towards security applications. As one of its main application areas, I wanted to shift towards the use of RFID in supply chain, warehouse, and inventory management, product visibility and improvement of manufacturing processes and therefore, joined the SCI team at Derby.

Prior to joining Derby, I worked as an RFID Engineer at the Institute of Electronics, Communication, and Information Technology (ECIT) under the Centre for Security and Information Technology at Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland. My work there included the fusion of RFID with computer vision systems to achieve accurate and autonomous people security systems for airports.


  • National University of Ireland-University College Cork (NUI-UCC), Ireland
    Ph.D. (Engineering)
  • The University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
    M.Sc. (Engineering) – Microelectronic Systems
  • COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, (CIIT), Abbottabad
    B.Sc. (Engineering) – Computer Engineering (BCE)


  • RFID based Efficient Lighting Control
    Manzoor, Farhan; Linton, David; Loughlin, Michael; Menzel, Karsten International Journal of RF Technologies: Research and Applications – IOS Press (vol. 4, no. 1, pp.1-21, ISSN: 1754-5730/49, DOI: 10.3233/ RFT-2012-0036)
  • Occupancy Monitoring using Passive RFID Technology for Efficient Building Lighting Control
    Manzoor, Farhan; Linton, David; Loughlin, Michael; RFID Technology (EURASIP RFID), 2012 Fourth International EURASIP Workshop on, pp.83-88, 27-28 Sept. 2012, DOI: 10.1109/RFID.2012.10
  • DSP-based Implementation of a Half-Duplex Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) System
    Manzoor, Farhan; Linton, David; Loughlin, Michael
    23rd IET Irish Signals and Systems Conference (ISSC), Maynooth, Ireland, June 2012
  • Data Warehouse Model to support Optimized Operation and Energy Savings in Buildings
    Stack, Paul; Cahill, Brian; Manzoor, Farhan; Menzel, Karsten
    11th International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations (ICEBO), New York City, USA, October 2011
  • Indoor Localization for Complex Building Designs using Passive RFID Technology
    Manzoor, Farhan; Menzel, Karsten
    XXX General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of International Union of Radio Sciences (URSI), Istanbul, Turkey, August 2011
  • Management of Building Maintenance data using mobile RFID
    Cong, Zixiang; Yin, Hang; Manzoor, Farhan
    Forum Bauinformatik Conference, Berlin, Germany, September 2010
  • Passive RFID-based Indoor Positioning System, An Algorithmic Approach
    Manzoor, Farhan; Huang, Yi; Menzel, Karsten; RFID-Technology and Applications (RFID-TA), 2010 IEEE International Conference on, pp.112-117, 17-19 June 2010, DOI: 10.1109/RFID-TA.2010.5529871
    IEEE International Conference on RFID-Technology and Applications (RFID-TA), Guangzhou, China, June 2010 (Winner of Best Student Paper)
  • Determining Occupant Density and Patterns for FM operations using RFID
    Manzoor, Farhan; Cong, Zixiang; Menzel, Karsten
    IEEE International Conference on RFID (Poster Track), Orlando, USA, April 2010
  • Integration of RFID with BIM for Decentralised Information Management
    Cong, Zixiang; Yin, Hang; Manzoor, Farhan; Tumwesigye, Emmanuel; Menzel, Karsten
    International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering (ICCCBE), Nottingham, UK, June 2010
  • Tracking Occupants and Inventory Items in Buildings using RFID
    Manzoor, Farhan; Cong, Zixiang; Menzel, Karsten
    18th International Conference on the Application of Computer Science and Mathematics in Architecture and Civil Engineering, Weimar, Germany, June 2009
  • Decentralized Information Management in Facility Management using RFID
    Cong, Zixiang; Manzoor, Farhan; Yin, Hang; Menzel, Karsten
    2nd International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering, Proceedings of the SPIE, Vol. 7493, WeiHai, China, 2009
  • A Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) for Building Performance Monitoring
    Stack, Paul; Manzoor, Farhan; Cahill, Brian; Menzel, Karsten
    18th International Conference on the Application of Computer Science and Mathematics in Architecture and Civil Engineering, Weimar, Germany

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