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Active/passive microwave/millimeter-wave antennas (application specific) Beamformers (application specific) AI-inspired applied electromagnetism Metamaterials and transformation electromagnetics


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Muhammad Ali Babar Abbasi is Lecturer (Assistant Professor) with the Centre of Wireless Innovation (CWI) at the Queen's University Belfast UK since 2019. He joined the CWI as a Postdoc Research Fellow in 2017. He completed his PhD under the prestigious Erasmus Mundus scholarship from Frederick University, Cyprus (European) in 2017. He received the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, and received B.S. degree in electrical (telecommunication) engineering from the COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan, in 2013 and 2011 respectively. He is an IET-young-professional since 2017 and won the Mobile World Scholar Challenge at the Mobile World Congress 2019. 


Fully funded PhD position available (position filled WEF Oct 1, 2021)


Apply at:
Reference Number: ELE/2021/1
Application Deadline: 1 February 2021
Start Date: 1 October 2021

Research Interests

Device physics level

  • Microwave/millimeter-wave Active/passive antennas 
  • Metamaterials and transformation electromagnetics
  • Beamformers and multi-antenna systems
  • Computational electromagnetics & Multiphysics

Higher Level Telecoms

  • Millimeter-wave channels
  • Multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) systems
  • Smart cooperative networks: like body area
  • Physical-layer security schemes
Modeling and Algorithms:
  • AI-inspired applied electromagnetism
  • Antenna array optimization (application specific )


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