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Dr Akram Alomainy

Senior Lecturer

Research Interests

My general research interests include (but not limited to):

  • Small and compact antennas
  • Wearable Antennas and Radios
  • Electromagnetism
  • EM for localisation and motion capture
  • Body–centric wireless communication
  • Healthcare ICT: Radio prospective
  • Smart cooperative networks: Personal and body area concepts
  • Wireless sensor network
  • Cognitive radio
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Professional Highlights

Biography, Professional Activities & Research Projects


  • Dr Akram Alomainy received the M.Eng. degree in Communication Engineering and PhD degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (specialised in Antennas and Radio Propagation) from Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL), United Kingdom, in July 2003 and July 2007, respectively.
  • He joined the department of Electronic Engineering, QMUL, as a lecturer in Antenas & Electromagnetics in 2007. Previosuly he was working in the same department as a research assistant on projects related to wearable antennas and on-body channels (2006-2007).
  • Dr. Alomainy has authored and co-authored six book chapters and over 100 technical papers in leading journals and peer-reviewed conferences.
  • Awarded the Isambard Kingdom Brunel Award at the British Science Festival in Bradford (UK) September 2011 which is given to outstanding science communicator at an early stage of their career.
    Presented at TEDxSanaa, which is an independently organised event under TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) with the theme of "Inspiring Hope". Talked about our recent research in various fields with the main heading of "From Science Fiction to Reality: The Electromagnetic Way!".

    One of the few scientists selected to take part in "I'm a scientist, get me out of here!" in March 2012.

Professional Affiliation and activities

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • College member for the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
  • Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
  • Member of IEEE P1900.7 - Radio Interface for White Space Dynamic Spectrum Access Radio Systems Supporting Fixed and Mobile Operation Working Group
  • Member of IEEE P1906.1 - Recommended Practice for Nanoscale and Molecular Communication Framework Working Group
  • Member of the The European Association on Antennas and Propagation (EurAAP)
  • Member of the European School of Antennas (ESoA) Network
  • Member of the Institue of Engineering and Technology (IET)
  • Member of Outreach team at the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, QMUL
  • Member of Enhancing Students' Employability Task Force (ESET) at Queen Mary, University of London, Science and Engineering Faculty.
  • Member of the IEEE Dignitaries Panel Discussion at IEEE UKRI Section Student Branch Congress, 2 - 4 September 2011, Queen Mary, University of London, UK.
  • PhD examiner for Anna University, Chennai, India
  • MPhil examiner for Department of Communications and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Information and Communications Technology, University of Malta

Publication/Publicity chair and organising committee member for

  • Metamaterials 2009 in London, UK
  • IET seminar on Antennas & Propagation for Body-Centric Wireless Communications
  • European School of Antennas course on Antennas & Propagation for Body-Centric Wireless Communications (2009 and 2011 and 2013).
  • Loughborough Antennas & Propagation Conference 2008 (LAPC 08), Loughborough
  • International Workshop on Antenna Technology 2007 (iWAT 07), Cambridge, UK.

Editorial board member for

  • International Journal of Antennas and Propagation (Hindawi), Special Issue on Antennas for WiMAX Technology (Guest editor 2013).
  • Hindawi Journals ISRN Sensor Networks
  • Journal of Wireless Networking and Communications

He is a reviewer for (including but not limited to)

  • IEEE Transactions on Antennas & Propagation
  • IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
  • IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine
  • IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communication
  • IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
  • IEEE Antennas & Wireless Propagation Letters
  • IET Communications
  • IET Wireless Sensor Networks
  • IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation
  • Advanced Electromagnetics Journal
  • Journal of Sensors
  • Journal on Sensor Networks
  • Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications (JEMWA), Progress in Electromagnetic Research.
  • Annals of telecommunications - Annales des télécommunications
  • IEEE conferences and workshops in USA and Europe in addition to many international conferences.
  • Asia Pacific Microwave Conferences
  • Wiley & Sons books on antennas and radio propagation.
  • Expert Reviewer for the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), United Kingdom
  • International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation.

Invited Talks (in addition to more than 15 invited talks at international conferences)

  • Texas A&M University at Qatar, Wireless Communication Research Group, "Antennas and Radios: Making You The Centre of Smart Healthcare Networks", 2 April 2013.
  • DSTL Antennas Working Group (DAWG) workshop 2012, "Novel and Advanced Solutions for Various Applications related to Body-Centric Research and Reconfigurable Antenna Front-Ends".
  • IET Seminar on Body0Centric Wireless Communications, "Antennas and radio propagation for low-power cooperative Body Centric Wireless Networks", IET Savoy Place, London, 27th June 2011.
  • Seminar on "Antennas and Propagation for Cooperative and Low-Power Body-Centric Wireless Communication", University of Surrey, 2010.
  • Workshop on Wireless Communication & Networking, December 19th 2009, UET Lahore, Pakistan, "The Future of Body-Centric Communications: Antennas, Propagation and Cognition", Online Presentation.
  • IET Solent Network - Isle of Wight Section, Evening Event Lecture, 24 September 2009, "The Future of Body-Centric Communications"

External Lectures

  • Training course on "Radio Networks and Spectrum Management", 13-17 April 2009, to the Bureau of Telecommunications Regulation (DSRT), Macau.

Research Council Projects

  • PATRICIAN: New Paradigms for Body Centric Wireless Communications at MM Wavelengths, Co–investigator – EPSRC funded project in collaboration with University of Birmingham and Durham University (£1.2m, 2011 – 2014)
  • Reconfigurable Antennas and Radio Front–ends for Cognitive Radio, Principle investigator – EPSRC funded PhD studentship (£60k, 2010 – 2014)
  • Platform Grant: Antennas for Healthcare and Imaging , Co–investigator – EPSRC funded platform grant (£1.1m, 2008 – 2013)
  • Post Doctoral Support for Research Students , Principle investigator – EPSRC ImpactQM funded post–doctoral training for research students (£10k, 2012)
  • Industry Secondment – Enhancement and optimisation of antenna performance for personal health devices, Principle investigator – EPSRC ImpactQM funded secondment with Acute Technology Ltd. (£12k, 2012)
  • Smart Antenna Systems for Cooperative Low–Power Wireless Personal and Body Area Networks, Principle investigator – EPSRC funded project (£122k, 2010 – 2011)
  • Summer vacation Bursary, Principle investigator – EPSRC funded bursary (£1.5k, 2008)
Industry and Other Projects
  • Understanding and Characterising Nano–scale Communication Networks for Healthcare Monitoring Applications (Institute of Bioengineering) – Principle investigator – QMUL Funded full PhD studentship (£80k, 2013–2016)
  • GNSS Handset: Improved Antenna and LNA Front–end for GNSS Hand–Held Unit – Principle investigator – Funded by Trimble Navigation Ltd., New Zealand (£98k, 2013)
  • Novel Composite Radiator – Main investigator – Funded by Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (£40k, 2011–2012)
  • Ultra Wideband Localisation Techniques for Accurate Motion Capture Solution in Healthcare Monitoring Systems – Principle investigator – QMUL funded PhD studentship (£80k, 2011–2014)
  • Efficient Integrated Antennas for Wireless Smart Metering Solutions – Principle investigator – Consultancy funded by Onzo, Ltd., UK (£15k, 2010)
  • Smart On–Body Wireless Sensor Networks for Healthcare Applications – Principle investigator – Funded by Innovation China UK in collaboration with Fudan University, China (£15k, 2009)
  • Wireless Sensors Network for remote monitoring targeted at Healthcare and Sport applications – Principle investigator – Funded by the Westfield Trust (£5k, 2008)
  • Nuffield Foundation Bursary – Principle investigator – Funded by the Nuffield Foundation (£3k, 2008–2009)
  • Various other projects on medical implants, body–worn antennas and healthcare sensors – Main researcher (PI: Prof. Yang Hao) – Funded by Philips Research Europe and China, GE Healthcare USA and Defence and Science Technology Laboratory UK (Total of £80k, 2005–2007)

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