Former Members


(updated September 2018)

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Former PhD Students


Ali Albishi

Assistant Professor, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

PhD, University of Waterloo, Fall 2018

Thesis: Ultrasensitive Microwave Near-Field Sensors for Detection, Imaging, and Material Characterization.


Ahmed Ashoor

PhD, University of Waterloo, Fall 2018

Thesis: Electromagnetic Energy Harvesting Surface.


Mohamed El Badawe

PhD, University of Waterloo, Spring 2018

Thesis: Metasurfaces for Antennas and Electromagnetic Energy Transfer Applications


Thamer S. Almoneef

Assistant Professor, Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

PhD, University of Waterloo, Fall 2017

Thesis: Electromagnetic Energy Transduction Using Metamaterials and Antennas


Abdulbaset Ali

PhD,  University of Waterloo, Spring 2017

Thesis: Intelligent Microwaves Detectionof Surface and Sub-Surface Anomalies


Miguel Angel Ruphuy

Assistant Professor, Universidad de Costa Rica

PhD,  University of Waterloo, Spring 2016

Thesis: Electrically Thin Lenses and Reflectors.


Mohammed AlShareef

Assistant Professor, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology

PhD, University of Waterloo, Fall 2014

Thesis: Electrically Small Particles for Energy Harvesting in the Infrared and Microwave Regimes.


Zhao Ren

Data Analyst, Pure Technologies

PhD, University of Waterloo, Fall 2013

Thesis: Microwave Near-Field Probes to Detect Electrically Small Particles


Babak Alavikia

Sr. Antenna Engineer, EMSCAN Corporation

PhD, University of Waterloo, Spring 2011

Thesis: Hybrid Computational Algorithms for the Problem of Scattering from Grating Structures


Mohammed Bait-Suwailam

Assistant Professor, Sultan Qaboos University

PhD, University of Waterloo, Winter 2011

Thesis: Metamaterials for Decoupling Antennas and Electromagnetic Systems


Hussein Attia

Assistant Professor, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

PhD, University of Waterloo, Spring, 2011

Thesis: Artificial Magnetic Material for High Gain Planar Antennas.


Ali Kabiri

Senior Scientist, 4Catalyzer

PhD, University of Waterloo, Spring 2010

Thesis: Artificial Magnetic Materials: Limitations, Synthesis and Possibilities.


Leila Yousefi

Assistant Professor, University of Tehran

PhD, University of Waterloo, Spring 2009

University of Waterloo

Thesis: Theory, Design and Development of Artificial Magnetic Materials.


Muhammed S. Boybay

Assistant Professor, Antalia University.

PhD, University of Waterloo, Spring 2009

University of Waterloo

Thesis: Sensitivity Enhancement of Near-Field Probes using Negative Materials.

 

Baharak Mohajer-Iravani

PhD, University of Maryland, Fall 2007

Thesis: Electromagnetic Bandgap (EBG) Structures for Noise Mitigation in Chasses and Packages.


Mohammad Kermani

Senior Design Engineering Manager, Cadence

PhD, University of Maryland at College Park,  Fall 2006

Thesis: The ADI-FDTD Method for High Accuracy Electrophysics Problems


Jie Qin

PhD, University of Maryland at College Park,  Fall 2006

Thesis: Planar Electromagnetic Bandgap (EBG) Structures for Noise Mitigation in High Speed Circuits.


Shahrooz Shahparnia

Hardware Architect, Apple

PhD, University of Maryland at College Park,  Fall 2005

Thesis: Electromagnetic Bandgap Structures for Broadband Noise Mitigation in High-Speed Packages.


Lin Li

PhD, University of Maryland at College Park,  Spring 2004

Thesis: Analysis and Mitigation of Electromagnetic Noise in Resonant Cavities and Apertures


Xin Wu

Chief Technology Officer and General Manager, High Speed Interconnect Solutions

PhD, University of Maryland at College Park,  Fall 2003

Thesis: Developing Highly Accurate and Stable Open-Region Electromagnetic Simulations


Telesphor Kamgaing

Research Scientist, Intel

PhD, University of Maryland at College Park,  Fall 2003

Thesis: High-Impedance Electromagnetic Surfaces for Mitigation of Switching Noise in High-Speed Circuits  



Former MS Students, Post-Doctoral Fellow and Visiting Professors

 

Mohammed Aldosari

MASc. University of Waterloo, Spring 2018

Thesis: Wideband Rectenna System for Microwave Power Transfer


Hu (Hugo) Sun, 

Visiting Scholar, University of Waterloo (2013-2015)

Topic: RFID Antennas

 

Khawla Alzoubi

Lecturer, Qatar University

Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Waterloo (2012-2014)

Topic: Development of Portable Automated Intelligent Systems for Continuous Oxygen

Monitoring and Adjustment Oxygen Delivery for Hypoxic Patients.

 

Humayra Naosaba

Associate Network Engineer, Rogers

MASc, University of Waterloo, Fall 2014

Thesis: Negative Material Inspired Microwave Water Heating System.

 

Abdulaziz Ali Alqahtani

MASc, University of Waterloo, Winter 2014

Thesis: Electrically Small Probe for Near-field Detection Applications


Vahid Nayyeri

Assistant Professor, Iran University of Science and Technology

Visiting Scholar. September 2012-April 2013.

Research Topic: Numerical Modelling of Graphene

 

Ahmed Ashoor

MASc, University of Waterloo, Fall 2012

Thesis: Artificial Neural Networks for Microwave Detection


Ali Albishi

MASc, University of Waterloo, Spring 2012

Thesis: Detection of Sub-Millimeter Surface Cracks using Complementary Split-Ring Resonator


Thamer S. Almoneef

MASc, University of Waterloo, Spring 2012

Thesis: Antennas and Metamaterials for Electromagnetic Energy Harvesting


Na'el Suwan

Radio Frequency System Designer, Syntronic

MASc, University of Waterloo, Fall 2011

Thesis: Investigation of RF Direct Detection Architecture Circuits for Metamaterial Sensor Applications.


Mani Kashanianfard

PhD Candidate, University of Michigan

MASc, University of Waterloo, Spring 2009

Thesis: Electromagnetic Wave Transmission through sub-Wavelength Channels and Bends using Metallic Wires.


Samer Abdullah

MASc, University of Waterloo, Fall 2007

Co-supervised by Professor Kostadinka Bizheva (Department of Physics and Astronomy)

Thesis: Finite-Difference Time-Domain Simulations of Light Scattering from Retinal Photoreceptors.


Abhinav Pathak

MS, University of Maryland at College Park, Spring 2006


Omar Amin

MS, University of Maryland at College Park, Spring 2006

Thesis: Design of a Wireless Fish Lengthening Board for Fisheries Research


Shahrooz Shahparnia

MS, University of Maryland at College Park, Spring 2005


Baharak Mohajer-Iravani

MS, University of Maryland at College Park, Spring 2004

Thesis: Coupling Reduction using Electromagnetic Band Gap Structures in Enclosures and Cavities

Vinay Subramanian

MS, University of Maryland at College Park, Fall 2002

Thesis: Modeling and Prediction of Switching Noise in High-Speed Circuits and Packages


Vijaya Chebolu

MS, University of Maryland at College Park, Fall 2002

Thesis: Frequency-Domain Simulation of Open-Region Radiation and Scattering Problems using the Complementary Operators Method