Prof. Ing. Andrew Sammut

Prof. Ing. Andrew Sammut

Prof. Ing. Andrew Sammut


Associate Professor

Room 323
Engineering Building
University of Malta
  +356 2340 3065
Dr Ing. Andrew Sammut is the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering since 2015 and the Head of the Department of Electronic Systems Engineering since 2012. He is a graduate of the University of Malta, obtaining a Bachelor of Engineering with first class honours in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 2005 and a Doctorate in avionics in 2011. He joined the University of Malta academic staff in 2007 and has lectured and supervised projects in analogue and digital electronics, embedded systems, instrumentation and measurement and low/high level programming at various levels.

Dr Sammut is active in research specialising in electronic sensing technologies, low level instrumentation and measurement and electronic miniaturisation and manufacturing. He has been actively involved in various local and EU funded projects (FP6 and 7) as well as through direct engagement by industry.

Dr Sammut is the project leader of the EU funded Transdisciplinary Research and Knowledge Exchange Complex (TRAKE) at the University of Malta, a project aimed at increasing the capacity of collaborative Engineering research though the investment of Eur38M in premises and research facilities. In 2013 he has also led a similar smaller project for the investment in Electronic prototyping facilities within the Department he leads.

In his capacity of Dean and Head of Department, Dr Sammut is heavily involved in programme design and refinement and programme quality assurance and accreditation. He chairs the Faculty board and various boards of studies and boards of examiners, is member of Senate and contributes to the overall University administration.

Dr Sammut holds membership with the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE) and the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and is warranted to practice the Engineering Profession in Malta. He is often engaged as a reviewer on various academic journals and as an expert for project evaluation in areas of instrumentation and measurement, airport operations and aircraft safety amongst others.
  • Sensing technologies and data fusion
  • Instrumentation and Measurement
  • Electronic Manufacturing and Processes
  • System failure modes, hazard and risk assessment
  • Navigation accuracy and performance
  • Human-machine interface analysis and evaluation / immersive simulation
  • More details at:

CASSAR, J., SAMMUT, A., SAMMUT, N., CALVI, M., DIMITRIJEVIC, S. and POPOVIC, R.S., 2019. Design and Development of a Reduced Form-Factor High Accuracy Three-Axis Teslameter. Electronics, MDPI, 8(3),.

CACHIA, D., CAMILLERI, J., AZZOPARDI, M.A., ANGLING, M. and SAMMUT, A., 2016. Feasibility Study of a PocketQube Platform to Host an Ionospheric Impedance Probe, the ESA/CNES 4S Symposium: Small Satellites go Viral 2016.

HILI, K. and SAMMUT, A., 2016. Pedestrian tracking through inertial measurements, 2016 International Conference on Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation (IPIN) 2016, IEEE, pp. 1-8.

SAMMUT, A. and ZAMMIT-MANGION, D., 2016. A Technique for Improving Conflict Alerting Performance in the context of Runway Incursions. Aerotecnica Missili \& Spazio, 91(1-2), pp. 12-22.

MICALLEF, M., CHIRCOP, K., ZAMMIT-MANGION, D. and SAMMUT, A., 2014. Revised approach procedures to support optimal descents into Malta International Airport. CEAS Aeronautical Journal, 5(4), pp. 461-475.

MICALLEF, M., CHIRCOP, K., ZAMMIT-MANGION, D., SAMMUT, A., XUEREB, M. and MUSCAT, A., 2014. A quasi-real-time ground-based trajectory optimization tool for greener operations, 29th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences 2014.

SAMMUT, A. and MANGION, D.Z., 2014. Runway conflict alerting: advisory or directive? The Aeronautical Journal, 118(1205), pp. 713-741.

ZAMMIT-MANGION, D., ZAMMIT, B. and SAMMUT, A., 2013. Method and system for resolving traffic conflicts in take-off and landing. Google Patents.

SAMMUT, A., ZAMMIT-MANGION, D. and ZAMMIT, B., 2010. Design and Preliminary Pilot Assessment of a Directive Runway Conflict Alerting and Resolution System, The International Congress of the Aeronautical Sciences 2010.

ZAMMIT-MANGION, D., SAMMUT, A. and ZAMMIT, B., 2010. Method and system for resolving traffic conflicts in take-off and landing. Google Patents.

Intellectual Property:
Zammit-Mangion, D., Sammut, A., Zammit, B., A Method and System for resolving Traffic Conflicts in Take-off
and Landing, UK Patent, GB2460954, Awarded 2nd March 2011, Priority MT4225 20th June 2008.

Zammit-Mangion, D., Sammut, A., Zammit, B., A Method and System for resolving Traffic Conflicts in Take-off
and Landing, US Patent, US8,457,812-B2, Awarded June 4th 2013, Priority MT4225 20th June 2008.


The RTCA 2011 William Jackson Award

Placed 2nd in the Malta Innovation Awards 2011 for Scientific Innovation for the work dealing with improving
aircraft safety and novel HMI schemes during runway operations.

Malta Chamber of Engineers - Warranted Engineer
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)