Dr Akram Alomainy

Reader in Antennas & EM


PhD(Lond), CEng, SMIEEE, MIET, FHEA

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Reader in Antennas & Applied Electromagnetics, Senior Tutor (Postgraduate) and Chair of Staff Student Liaison Committee (Postgraduate). Associate Editor for IEEE AWPL and IEEE J-ERM. Lead of Wearable Technology and Creativity Research. Research portfolio ranging from the basics of antennas and electromagnetism to novel applications in telerobotics, cognitive radio, wearable electronics, nano-scale networks, healthcare and bioenigneering. Member of the Antennas and Electromagnetics Research Group, the Centre for Intelligent Sensing and Institute of Bioengineering. Over 350 publications in leading journals and international conferences (7000+ citations and H-index of 37). Recipient of the 2011 British Science Festival Isambard Kingdom Brunel Award, recipient of the QMUL Education Excellence Award 2019, participant at 'I'm a Scientist! Get me out of here' March 2012 and TEDx 2012 Speaker. Chartered Engineer, College member of EPSRC, Senior member of IEEE and member of IET.

[My CV in PDF]

Projects Examples

Latest News


  • July 2020: Our work on Graphene-based Soft Antennas in collaboration with Royal College of Arts and University of Manchester published recently in Applied Materials Today has been featured in Materials Today
  • March 2020: Delivering a plenary talk at BioEM 2020 in Oxfrod, UK in June 2020 on "Nano-scale Communication and Sensing at THz Bands".
  • December 2019: Received the QMUL team Education Excellence Award 2019 for the Technical Thinking and Writing Initiative as part of a team led by Dr Timotijevic.
  • November 2019: Delivering an invited talk at City University of London on 9 December 2019 on "Nano-scale Body-centric Wireless Communications"
  • September 2019: Started interesting project on UWB receive antennas for localisationa nd tracking with Sportable Ltd.
  • July 2019: Delivered an invited talk at the Symposium on New Trends in Communication Engineering (SNTCE) on 23 July 2019 at the University of Sheffield, UK, on "Advanced Antenna Solutions for 5G and Beyond"
  • June 2019: Delivered a keynote speech at the 5th CTIF Global Capsule (CGC) Workshop - 5G and Beyond on 17 June 2019 at the University of Huddersfield, UK, on "Reconfigurable and Flexible Antenna Solutions for 5G and Beyond"

Profile

    Biography

    I 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. My PhD was funded by QMUL full scholarship and also the Overseas Research Scholarship (ORS) award. I joined the department of Electronic Engineering, QMUL, as a research assistant in 2006 working on body–worn antennas and radios. I am now a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in the Antennas and Electromagnetics Research Group in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen mary, University of London. I am the Senior Tutor for Postgraduate Studies, Chair of the Staff Students Liaison Committee for PG and the Industry Strategy Coordinator for the school. I am a member of the corss–faculty Centre for Intelligent Sensing and Institute of Bioengineering. Senior member of the IEEE, Member of the IET and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. My current 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
    • Nano-scale communications for healthcare applications
    • Wireless sensor network
    • Cognitive radio
 

    Research Council Projects

    • PAMBAYESIAN: PAtient Managed decision-support using Bayesian networks, Co–investigator – EPSRC Intelligent Technologies for Collaborative Care Fund (Total for consortium £1.6m, July 2017 – July 2020)
    • Enabling High-Speed Microwave and Millimetre Wave Links (MiMiWaveS), Co–investigator – EPSRC funded project in collaboration with King's College London (£340k, June 2016 – May 2019)
    • Numerical Analysis and In-vitro Demonstrator of Small-scale Communication Networks for Healthcare Monitoring Applications, Principle investigator – Qatar National Research Foundation NPRP fund with Texas A&M University at Qatar (£550k, Feb 2015–Jan 2018)
    • EPSRC Off-campus Business Engagement Fund, Principle investigator – EPSRC funding through QMUL internal competition (£12.5k, Jan–Apr 2015)
    • EPSRC CDT Capital Equipment Fund for Media and Arts Technology Doctoral Training Activities, (£314k, Sept 2014)
    • 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 (£391k, 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 (£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 (£122k, 2010 – 2011)
    • Summer vacation Bursary , Principle investigator – EPSRC funded bursary (£1.5k, 2008)
 

    Industry & Other Projects

    • UWB Antenna Front-end Solutions for Localisation and Tracking, Consultancy for Sportable Technologies Ltd., PI (September 2019 – April 2020)
    • MASH: Millimetre-wave AI-enabled Smart Healthcare monitoring, Innovate UK, QMUL PI – Lead by NodeNS Medical Ltd. (Total of £31k, February – September 2019)
    • Atrial Fibrillation Prediction Using WBAN-ECG Monitoring System, Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) Award for Research Excellence 2018, QMUL PI – Lead by Al Ain University of Science and Technologyand in collaboratrion with University of Glasgow UK (Total of £90k, January 2019 – December 2020)
    • Sensing the Human Skin for Medical Diagnostic and Prevention in Personalised Healthcare Applications, Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) Award for Research Excellence 2017, QMUL PI – Lead by UAE University and in collaboratrion with University of Glasgow UK (Total of £90k, January 2018 – December 2019)
    • Design, fabrication and ex vivo validation of a body-centric localisation and tracking system for use in a robotised wireless capsule endoscope, Principle Investigator – QMUL Life Sciences Initiative Proof of Concept Fund (£50k, January – December 2018)
    • Beam Loss Reduction by Barrier Buckets in the CERN Injector Complex – Principle Investigtor – QMUL (UK) and CERN (Switzerland) jointly funded PhD studentship (£65k, September 2017 – September 2020).
    • AMMETEX: Advanced Material Structures for Meta-Textile – Principle Investigator – Innovate UK with INtrinsiq Materials Ltd. (£150k, Feb – Oct 2016)
    • Circular and Linear Polarised Antennas for Broad and Multipae Band Performance – Co–investigator – Innovate UK/MoD GNSS Antenna SBRI Phase 1 Funded with Rockwell Collins UK Limited (£50k, March – June 2014)
    • Novel Antenna Structures for Airborne Applications – Co–investigator – Selex ES Funded (£66k, May – December 2014)
    • Advance Traceable Measurements for Wearable Antennas – Royal Academy of Enigneering Industrial Secondment (£75k, April – November 2014)
    • Technologies for Control of Advance Tele-robotic – Principle investigator – Technology Strategy Board (TSB) Funded with the Shadow Robot Company (£150k, July 2013–June 2014)
    • Novel Antenna Structures for Low Frequencies – Principle investigator – Selex ES Funded (£60k, July 2013–January 2014)
    • 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 – 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 in 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)
 

    Media and Public Engagement

    • Our work on Graphene-based Soft Antennas in collaboration with Royal College of Arts and University of Manchester published recently in Applied Materials Today has been featured in Materials Today
    • Alaraby TV reported on our recent research activities related to Wearable Technology and Nano-scale Communication followed by an interview on current state-of-the-art and the future on 18 December 2017. You can see the report and interview here but all in Arabic!
    • Interviewed by Alaraby TV (Arabic Speaking Network, London Studio) on their morning show (all in Arabic) to give my expert opinion about the future of humanoid robots and robotics in general on 27 November 2017.
    • A news summary and excellent review of our "THz TDS for Human Skin Characterisation for Nano-networks" work was published on microwaves&rf in the article Mapping Dielectric Properties for Body-Based Networks.
    • Our paper on challenges with Current Wearable technology in monitoring Health Data published in MobiHealth 2015 was currently cited (sole reference) in the PR Newswire article about Heath Tech in the workplace
    • Excellent review of our recently published book by the IET on "Advances in Body-Centric Wireless Communication" by (Analog IC Tips).
    • Expert review by 'New Scientist' on the published article on high datarate wireless transmission through animal organs by a team in the USA.
    • Our 'Wearable Creativity' exhibit and demos at the Wearable Technology Show 2015 received great media coverage and significant interests from participants and organisers. Examples of news artciles include Daily Mail, Wearable, WeLove-Digital and m2mNow
    • QMUL is a challenge partner on the upcoming Innovate UK IC tomorrow’s £210k Contest for Wearable Technologies (go to the bottom of the page for our video!), which is mainly for digital start-ups and SMEs in Wearble Technology. More also on QMUL News coverage
    • Our invited exhibition and demonstrations at the upcoming Wearable Technology Show 2015 already attracting media attention as released by CrunchWear.
    • Our book "Co-operative and Energy Efficient Body Area and Wireless Sensor Networks for Healthcare Applications", has been featured on the EDN Europe website
    • Interviewed by Faculti Media on our latest research regarding reconfigurable antennas for Cognitive Radio applications
    • Our BodyWise research programme has been cited in a leading industrial journal, Electronics Weekly. More here
    • Our paper on "Characterization of MB–OFDM–Based UWB Systems for Body–Centric " has been cited in an article on VerticalNews. More here
    • I was a speaker at TEDxSanaa on 31st December 2012 talking about science fiction and electromagnetism. More here
    • I was also interviewed by Aljazeera English as part of their feature on the making of invisibility science a reality.
    • Another similar one about my Outreach and British Science Festival Award on QMUL News. More here
    • The Telegraph and Argus article about my Isambard Kingdom Brunel Award talk at the 2011 British Science Festival in Bradford. More here
 

    Conferences, Committees & Memberships

    • External examiner for Nottingham Trent University for their Biomedical, Electronic and Sport Engineering degree programmes (Sept 2017 to December 2021).
    • PhD/MPhil examiner for COMSATS University, Pakistan (2), Universitat Politécnica de València, Spain, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, India, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain, Chiba University, Japan, Military College of Signals (NUST), University of Engineering and Technology Taxila (4), Pakistan, University College London, UK, King's College London, UK, Tezpur University, India, Ghent University, Belgium, The University of Queensland, Macquarie University (2), Australian National University (ANU)/NICTA, Australia, Imperial College London, UK, Tecnun Universidad de Nevarra, Spain, Loughborough University (4), UK, Anna University, India and Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, India, University of Malta, Malta
    • Associate member of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) Technical Committee on Wearable Biomedical Sensors and Systems.
    • Elected member of UK URSI (International Union of Radio Science) panel to represent the UK interests of URSI Commission B (1 Sept 2014 until 31 Aug 2020).
    • College member for the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and FWO Belgium.
    • Chartered Engineer, Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and member of the Institue of Engineering and Technology (IET)
    • Member of IEEE P1900.7 (Radio Interface for White Space Dynamic Spectrum Access Radio Systems Supporting Fixed and Mobile Operation Working Group) and IEEE P1906.1 (Recommended Practice for Nanoscale and Molecular Communication Framework Working Group)
    • Member of the The European Association on Antennas and Propagation (EurAAP)
    • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
    • Member of Enhancing Students' Employability Task Force (ESET) at Queen Mary, University of London, Science and Engineering Faculty.
    • Member of the IEEE Dignitaries Panel at IEEE UKRI Section Student Branch Congress, 2 – 4 September 2011, London, UK.
    • Member of the Selection and Admission Committee (SAC) for the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate in Interactive and Cognitive Environments(EMJD ICE).
    • Together with Dr Dylan Morrissey from CSEM, I organised QMUL in Motion, which is a cross-faculty event (Thursday 5th September 2013).
    • International Conferences, Workshops and Seminars
      • TPC co-chair for MobiHealth 2017, 14 to 16 November 2017 in Wien, Austria.
      • Local organisation for EuCAP 2018 in London, UK
      • TPC Chair and Local Organising Committee Chair for MobiHealth 2015 in London, UK, October 2015
      • TPC chair and organiser for IEEE MTT-S IMWS-BIo 2014, London, December 2014.
      • Special Sessions chair for MobiHealth 2014, November 2014, Athen
      • Organiser of IET seminar on Antennas & Propagation for Body–Centric Wireless Communications
      • European School of Antennas course on Body–Centric Wireless Communications (2009, 2011, 2013 and 2019)
      • Publication/Publicity chair for
        • UCMMT 2019, London, UK.
        • ACM NanoCom 2016/2017 in USA
        • Metamaterials 2009 in London,UK
        • Loughborough Antennas & Propagation Conference 2008 (LAPC 08), Loughborough
        • International Workshop on Antenna Technology 2007 (iWAT 07).

 

    Editorial & Reviewing

    • Editorial board member for:
      • Associate editor for Frontiers in Communications and Networks (2020 - present)
      • Associate editor for MDPI Applied Sciences (2019 - present)
      • Associate editor for IEEE Access (2018 - present)
      • Associate editor for IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters (2018 - present)
      • Associate editor for IEEE Journal of Electromagnetics, RF and Microwaves in Medicine and Biology (2017 - present)
      • IEEE Access Special Issue on Wearable and Implantable Devices and Systems (Guest Editor 2017/2018)
      • Hindawi Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Special Issue on Antenna Systems for INternet of Things (Guest Editor 2017/2018)
      • Elsevier Nano Comms Journal Special Issue on “In-and-off Body-Centric Nano-scale Wireless Communication and Networks” (Lead Guest Editor 2016/17)
      • IEEE Access Special Issue on Nano-antennas, Nano-transceivers, and Nano-networks/Communications (Guest Editor 2016/2017)
      • IEEE ComSoc Best Readings on Nanoscale Communication Networks (Editor, March 2015)
      • IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques Mini-special issue on IEEE MTT IMWS-Bio 2014 (Guest 2014/2015).
      • Hindawi Journals ISRN Sensor Networks and Journal of Wireless Networking and Communications
      • Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
        • Special Issue in Applied Sciences: Wearable Wireless Devices
        • Special Issue in Sensors: Smart, Secure and Sustainable (3S) Technologies for IoT Based Healthcare Applications
        • Special Issue in Applied Sciences: Terahertz Communications: Present and Future
        • Special Issue in Micromachines: Future Wearable and Implants
        • Special Issue in Electronics: Antennas for Wearable and Implantable Applications
        • Special Issue in Applied Sciences: Emerging Wearable Wireless Devices
        • Special Issue in Sensors: Body-Centric Sensors for the Internet of Things
    • Reviewer for (including but not limited to):
      • IEEE Transactions on Antennas & Propagation, Microwave Theory & Techniques, Information Technology in Biomedicine, Vehicular Technology, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communication, IEEE Antennas & Wireless Propagation Letters
      • IET Communications, Sesnors and IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation
      • Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group), Elsevier Physical Communication Journal, Advanced Electromagnetics Journal, Journal of Sensors, Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications (JEMWA), Progress in Electromagnetic Research and Annals of telecommunications
      • IEEE conferences and workshops in USA and Europe in addition to many international conferences such as Asia Pacific Microwave Conferences
      • Wiley & Sons books on antennas and radio propagation.
      • Expert Reviewer for The UK National Commission for UNESCO (UKNC) for the Newton Prize as part of their broader Newton Fund.
      • Expert Reviewer for the Research Council of Oman, Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) Research, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), United Kingdom and the Medical Research Council (MRC), UK, FWO Belgium and Dutch Research Council (NWO), The Netherlands.
 

    Invited Talks & Lectures

    (In addition to the ones below, I have delivered over 35 invited talks at international and national conferences and workshops. Please check my publications for those!)
    • Delivering a plenary talk at BioEM 2020 in Oxfrod, UK in June 2020 on "Nano-scale Communication and Sensing at THz Bands".
    • Delivering an invited talk at City University of London on 9 December 2019 on "Nano-scale Body-centric Wireless Communications",
    • Keynote speaker at the 5th CTIF Global Capsule (CGC) Workshop-5G and Beyond on 17 June 2019 at the University of Huddersfield, UK, on "Reconfigurable and Flexible Antenna Solutions for 5G and Beyond".
    • Keynote speaker at the International Symposium on Advanced Electrical and Communication Technologies (ISAECT 18), 21 to 23 November 2018, Rabat, Morocco.
    • Keynote speach on "EM in Biology and Medicine" at the 2018 URSI-Turkey Congress, in Konya, Turkey, 6 to 8 September 2018.
    • Invited talk at the Institute for Communication Systems (ICS) at the University of Surrey on our recent research related to novel felxible and efficient reconfigurable antennas from low GHz to Millimtrewave on 3rd August 2017.
    • Delivering invited talk on "Wearable Technology and the Quantified Self: EM Engineer Prospective" at Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar on 28 Feb 2017.
    • Keynote speaker at the “16th Mediterranean Microwave Symposium (MMS2016)”, in Abu Dhabi on 16 November 2016.
    • IETR/Universty of Rennes 1 (France), "Wearables, Textile/Flexible Antennas and Nano-scale Communications", 18 May 2016.
    • Texas A&M University at Qatar, Wireless Communication Group, "Wearable Antennas and Radio: Textile to Nano-scale!", 26 October 2015.
    • Invited talk on 'Wearable Technology Opportunities' at the Smartex Near Field Club Meeting on 15 September 2015 at the Park Tower Knightsbridge.
    • Keynote speech on wearable and smart radio systems at the BElgian network on STochastic modelling, analysis, design and optimization of COMmunication systems annual workshop (IAP BESTCOM) in Ghent University, Belgium on 30th April 2015
    • Invited talk on antennas and radio systems for Wearable Technologies at Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) on 20th November 2014, Doha, Qatar.
    • Presented at SCL Technology Law Futures Forum in London on 26 June 2014 our work on Wearables and Healthcare as part of Centre for Intelligent Sensing
    • Tsinghua Univesity, The Microwave and Antenna Institute, "Antennas with Multiple Degrees of Reconfiguration for Cognitive Radio and Future Wireless Communication Systems", 12 December 2013.
    • University of Warwick, Dept. of Physics, "Recent Advances in QMUL Antennas and EM Research", Institute of Physics (IoP) Evening Talk Series, November 2013.
    • Texas A&M University at Qatar, Wireless Communication 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 Body–Centric Research and Reconfigurable Antenna Front–Ends".
    • IET Seminar on Body-Centric 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.
    • Keynote at the Workshop on Wireless Communication & Networking, December 19th 2009, UET Lahore, Pakistan, "The Future of Body–Centric Communications: Antennas, Propagation and Cognition", Keynote Online Presentation.
    • IET Solent Network – Isle of Wight Section, Evening Event Lecture, 24 September 2009, "The Future of Body–Centric Communications"
 

    Teaching

    I received the QMUL team Education Excellence Award 2019 for the Technical Thinking and Writing Initiative as part of a team led by Dr Timotijevic. I supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students on projects related wireless sensors, antennas, radio propagation, guided robots, indoor localisation and motion capture using basic electronics. I am also the Senior Tutor and Staff Student Liaison Committee (SSLC) Chair for postgraduate studies and the Industry Strategy Coordinator (Employability). I am an active member of the School Outreach and Communication Committee and Team. Nominated for 'QMUL Teacher of the Year' award in April 2014 and 2015. My teaching activities include:
    • ECS645U Microwave and Millimetrewave Communications Systems (Lecturer, 2014 – present)
    • ECS404U/ECS430U Computer Systems and Networks (Organiser/Lecturer, 2015 – present)
    • ECS723P/D Antennas for Mobile Applications (Organiser, 2014 – present)
    • ECS514U Design and Build Project in Electronic Engineering (Organiser, 2014 – present)
    • ECS626U MEng Team Project (Co-organiser, 2014)
    • ECS511U Creating Interactive Objects – (Organiser/Lecturer, 2013 – present)
    • EBU6569 Microwave Electronics (Lecturer, 2013 – present, taught in Beijing as part of the Joint Programme with BUPT, China)
    • ELE335 Digital Systems Design (Organiser/Lecturer, 2007 – present)
    • ECS606U Communication Systems Electronics (Organiser/Lecturer, 2011 – present)
    • ELE794 Advanced Electrical and Electronic Studies (Organiser/Lecturer, 2008 – 2012)
    • ELE596 Group Project for MEng (Organiser, 2007 – 2011)
    • EBU4202 Digital Circuit Design (Lecturer, 2007–2011, taught as part of the Joint Programme with Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications)
    • Guest lecturer for ECS402U Professional and Research Themes in EECS (2012)
 

    Outreach Activities

    • Judge on Engineering UK Robotics Challenge in 2016 and 2017.
    • Delivered a keynote talk at the Digital Skills Summit at Digital Summer Trip 2014 on "Electromagnetism Shaping The Roadmap of Technology", Friday 4th July 2014 during Future Tech Hour.
    • Hampstead Scientific Society Evening Talk on "From Science Fiction to Reality: The EM Way", at The Crypt Room, St John at Hampstead, 17th April 2014
    • Delivered a talk as part of the Culture and Technology (CAT) evening at Our Lady's Abingdon School in Oxford on 18th September 2013.
    • I am one of the speakers at the Digital Shoreditch Festival 2013 as part of the school's outreach activity.
    • I am an active member of the Communication Committee and Outreach team for the School. To check the outreach activities offered please click here
    • At the end of 2012 (precisely on 31st December 2012), I have presented at TEDxSanaa, which is an independently organised event under TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) with the theme of "Inspiring Hope". I have talked about our recent research in various fields with the main heading of "From Science Fiction to Reality: The Electromagnetic Way!".
    • I gave a few talks at the Brainwave Event in NETPark Science Park in Sedgefield County Durham organised to outreach science and engineering to schools and the public in July 2012.
    • I was one of the few scientists selected to take part in "I'm a scientist, get me out of here!" in March 2012. It was great and exciting to take part and answer questions by school kids about crazy science ideas to save the planet! More here
    • I was interviewed by Al–Jazeera English to comment on the latest experimental work by University of Austin, Texas on the invisibility cloak engineering due to my outreach activities in this field.
    • I was 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. More here
 
My Work 1 Biography
My Work 2 Research Council Projects
My Work 3 Industry & Other Projects
My Work 4 Media and Public Engagement
My Work 5 Conferences, Committees &

Memberships
My Work 6 Editorial & Reviewing
My Work 7 Invited Talks and Lectures
My Work 8 Teaching
My Work 9 Outreach Activities

Publications

Books & Chapters

Books

  • Qammer H. Abbasi, Syeda F. Jilani, Akram Alomainy, Muhammad A. Imran (eds.), "Antennas and Propagation for 5G and Beyond", The Institute of Engineering and technology (IET), September 2020. ISBN-13: 978-1-83953-097-5
  • Akram Alomainy, Ke Yang, Muhammad A. Imran, Xin-Wei Yao, Qammer H. Abbasi (eds.), "Nano-Electromagnetic Communication at Terahertz and Optical Frequencies: Principles and Applications", The Institute of Engineering and technology (IET), November 2019. ISBN-10: 1-78561-903-9 and ISBN-13: 978-1-78561-903-8
  • Qammer H. Abbasi, Masood Ur Rehman, Khalid Qaraqe and Akram Alomainy (eds.), "Advances in Body-Centric Wireless Communication: Applications and State-of-the-art" , The Institute of Engineering and technology (IET), July 2016. ISBN: 978-1-84919-989-6
  • Akram Alomainy, Raffaele Di Bari, Qammer H. Abbasi, Yifan Chen, "Co-operative and Energy Efficient Body Area and Wireless Sensor Networks for Healthcare Applications" reference book as part of the 'Academic Press Library of Biomedical Applications in Mobile and Wireless Communications', Elsevier Publications, 7th March 2014. ISBN: 978-0-1280-0736-5 (Print) and 978-0-1280-0831-7 (Online)

Chapters

  • Tamer Aboufoul and Akram Alomainy, "Compact and Efficient Reconfigurable Antennas for Flexible Radio Front-end in Cognitive Radio Systems", Chapter in Handbook of Research on Software-Defined and Cognitive Radio Technologies for Dynamic Spectrum Management, IGI Global, October 2014. ISBN: 9781466665712 and DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6571-2
  • Qammer H. Abbasi, Akram Alomainy, Yang Hao, "Ultra Wideband Antenna Diversity Techniques for Enhancing Performance of Body–Worn Wireless Sensor Networks", Chapter in Ultra–Wideband and 60 GHz Communications for Biomedical Applications, 2014 by Springer Publications, New York. ISBN: 978-1-4614-8895-8 (Print) and 978-1-4614-8896-5 (Online).
  • A. Alomainy, Qammer H. Abbasi, Istan Kovacs, Yang Hao, Peter Hall, et al., "Ultra Wideband Technology for Body–Centric Wireless Communications ", Chapter 5 in 2nd Edition, Antennas and Propagation for Body–Centric Wireless Networks, June 2012, ISBN–10:1608073769 .
  • A. Alomainy, Y. Hao and W. F. Pasveer, "Antennas for Wearable Devices", Chapter 6 in Antennas for Portable Devices, March 2007, Wiley & Sons, Inc., ISBN–10:0470030739
  • A. Alomainy et al. (Co–author), "Antennas and Propagation for On–Body Communication at Microwave Frequencies", Chapter 3 in Antennas and Propagation for Body–Centric Wireless Networks, September 2006, Artech House, ISBN–10: 1580534937.
  • Y. Hao, A. Alomainy and Y. Zhao, "Antenna design & propagation measurements and modelling for UWB wireless BAN," Chapter 16 in Ultra Wideband: Antennas and Propagation for Communications, Radar and Imaging, October 2006, Wiley ∓ Sons, Inc., ISBN–10: 0470032553.

Journal Papers

2020

  • A. A. Y. Abohmra, M. Al-Hasan, I. Ben Mabrouk, M. A. Imran, A. Alomainy, Q. H. Abbasi, "Terahertz Antenna Array based on a Hybrid Perovskite Structure", IEEE Open Journal of Antennas and Propagation, Special Section: Millimeter-wave and Terahertz Antennas for Future Wireless Networks (Accepted August 2020).
  • K. Yang, D. Bi, Y. Deng, R. Zhang, M. M. Ur Rahman, N. Abu Ali, M. A. Imran, J. M. Jornet, Q. H. Abbasi, and A. Alomainy, "A Comprehensive Survey on Hybrid Communication in Context of Molecular Communication and Terahertz Communication for Body-Centric Nanonetworks", IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications (Accepted August 2020).
  • Robel, M.R.; Ahmed, A.; Alomainy, A.; Rowe, W.S.T., "Effect of A Superstrate on On-Head Matched Antennas for Biomedical Applications", Electronics 2020, 9, 1099.
  • I. Ibanez-Labiano, M. S. Ergoktas, C. Kocabas, A. Toomey, A. Alomainy, E. Ozden-Yenigun, "Graphene-based Soft Wearable Antennas", Applied Materials Today, Volume 20, September 2020, 100727 (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmt.2020.100727).
  • M. Bait-Suwailem, A. Alomainy, O. Ramahi (2020), "Populated Power Plane for Wideband Switching Noise Mitigation using CSRRs", International Journal of Electronics Letters, DOI: 10.1080/21681724.2020.1789758.
  • W. Belaoura, K. Ghanem, M. A. Imran, A. Alomainy and Q. H. Abbasi, "A Cooperative Massive MIMO System for Future In Vivo Nanonetworks", in IEEE Systems Journal, doi: 10.1109/JSYST.2020.2995671.
  • M. Bait-Suwailam *, I. I. Labiano, A. Alomainy, "Impedance Enhancement of Textile Grounded Loop Antenna Using High-Impedance Surface (HIS) for Healthcare Applications", Sensors 2020, 20, 3809.
  • Ibanez-Labiano, I.; Alomainy, "A. Dielectric Characterization of Non-Conductive Fabrics for Temperature Sensing through Resonating Antenna Structures", Materials 2020, 13, 1271.
  • Z. U. Khan, T. H. Loh, A. Belenguer and A. Alomainy, "Empty Substrate Integrated Waveguide Fed Patch Antenna Array for 5G mm-Wave Communication Systems", in IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 19, no. 5, pp. 776-780, May 2020.
  • A. Rizwan, N. Abu Ali, A. Zoha, M. Ozturk, A. Alomaniy, M. A. Imran and Q. H. Abbasi, "Non-invasive Hydration Level Estimation in Human Body using Galvanic Skin Response" in IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 20, no. 9, pp. 4891-4900, 1 May1, 2020, doi: 10.1109/JSEN.2020.2965892.
  • A Zahid, A Ren, A Zoha, M A Imran, A Alomainy, Q H Abbasi, "Machine Learning Driven Approach Towards the Quality Assessment of Fresh Fruits Using Non-invasive Sensing", IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 2075-2083, 15 Feb.15, 2020, doi: 10.1109/JSEN.2019.2949528.

2019

  • A. Rizwan, A. Zoha, I. Ben Mabrouk, H. Sabbour, A. S. Al-Sumaiti, A. Alomaniy, M. A. Imran and Q. H. Abbasi, "A Review on the State of the Art in Atrial Fibrillation Detection Enabled by Machine Learning" IEEE Rev Biomed Eng. 2020;10.1109/RBME.2020.2976507. doi:10.1109/RBME.2020.2976507.
  • A. Zahid, H. T. Abbas, A. Ren, A. Zoha, H. Heidari, S. A. Shah, M. A. Imran, A. Alomainy, Q. H. Abbasi, "Machine Learning Driven Non-Invasive Approach of Water Content Estimation in Living Plant Leaves Using Terahertz Waves", Plant Methods 15, 138 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13007-019-0522-9.
  • R. Bharadwaj, S. Swaisaenyakorn, C. Parini, J. C. Batchelor, S. K. Koul and A. Alomainy, "UWB Channel Characterization for Compact L-Shape Configurations for Body-Centric Positioning Applications", in IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 29-33, Jan. 2020, doi: 10.1109/LAWP.2019.2951836.
  • M. Vadai, A. Alomainy, H. Damerau, S. Gilardoni, M. Giovannozzi and A. Huschauer (2019), "Barrier bucket and transversely split beams for loss-free multi-turn extraction in synchrotrons", EPL (Europhysics Letters), Volume 128, Number 1.
  • M. M. Bait-Suwailam, A. Alomainy, "Flexible Analytical Curve-Based Dual-Band Antenna for Wireless Body Area Networks", Progress In Electromagnetics Research M, Vol. 84, 73-84, 2019.
  • A. Zahid, H. T. Abbas, M. A. Imran, K. Qaraqe, A. Alomainy, D. R. S. Cumming, Q. H. Abbasi, "Characterization and Water Content Estimation Method of Living Plant Leaves Using Terahertz Waves", Appl. Sci. 2019, 9, 2781.
  • R. Zhang, K. Yang, B. Yang, N. A. AbuAli, M. Hayajneh, M. P. Philpott, Q. Abbasi, A. Alomainy, "Dielectric and Double Debye Parameters of Artificial Normal Skin and Melanoma", J Infrared Milli Terahz Waves 40, 657–672 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10762-019-00597-x.
  • S. F. Jilani, O. Falade, T. Wildsmith, P. Reip, A. Alomainy, "A 60-GHz Ultra-thin and Flexible Metasurface for Frequency-Selective Wireless Applications", Appl. Sci. 2019, 9(5), 945; https://doi.org/10.3390/app9050945.
  • R. Bharadwaj, C. G. Parini, S. K. Koul1, A. Alomainy, "Effect of Limb Movements on Compact UWB Wearable Antenna Radiation Performance for Healthcare Monitoring", Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 91, 15-26, 2019.
  • A. Ren, A. Zahid, X. Yang, M. A. Imran, A. Alomainy, Q. H. Abbasi, "State-of-the-Art in Terahertz Sensing for Food and Water Security – A Comprehensive Review", Trends in Food Science & Technology, Elsevier, Volume 85, March 2019, Pages 241-251.
  • X. Yang, D. Fan, A. Ren, N. Zhao, S. A. Shah, M. U. Rehman, A. Alomainy and Q. H. Abbasi, "Diagnosis of the Hypopnea Syndrome in the Early Stage", Neural Computing and Applications, Springer (2019), https://doi.org/10.1007.
  • A. Sharif, J. Ouyang, F. Yang, H. Chattha, A. Alomainy, M. A. Imran, Q. H. Abbasi,"Low-cost, Inkjet-printed UHF RFID Tag based system for Internet of Things Applications using Characteristic Modes", IEEE Internet of Things Journal, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 3962-3975, April 2019, doi: 10.1109/JIOT.2019.2893677.
  • S. F. Jilani, M. O. Munoz, Q. H. Abbasi, A. Alomainy, "Millimeter-Wave Liquid Crystal Polymer Based Conformal Antenna Array for 5G Applications", IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 84-88, Jan. 2019.
  • A. Rahimian, Q. H. Abbasi, A. Alomainy, Y. Alfadhl, "A Low-Profile 28-GHz Rotman Lens-Fed Array Beamformer for 5G Conformal Subsystems", Microw Opt Technol Lett. 2019; 61: 671–675.
  • M. Ilyas, O. N. Ucan, O. Bayat, A. A. Nasir, M. A. Imran, A. Alomainy, Q. H. Abbasi, "Evaluation of Ultra-wideband In-vivo Radio Channel and Its Effect on System Performance", Trans Emerging Tel Tech. 2019;30:e3530.
  • M. O. Iqbal, M. M.Ur Rahman, M. A. Imran, A. Alomainy, Q. H. Abbasi, "Modulation Mode Detection & Classification for in-Vivo Nano-Scale Communication Systems Operating in Terahertz Band", IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 10-17, Jan. 2019.

2018

  • A. Y.I. Ashyap, Z. Z. Abidin, S. H. Dahlan, H. A. Majid1, M. R. Kamarudin, A. Alomainy, Raed A. Abd-Alhameed, Jamal Kosha, James M Noras, "Highly Efficient Wearable CPW Antenna Enabled By EBG-FSS Structure for Medical Body Area Network Applications", IEEE Access, vol. 6, pp. 77529-77541, 2018.
  • O. Falade, S. F. Jilani, A. Abshir, K. Rajab, A. Alomainy, "Design and characterisation of a screen-printed millimetre-wave flexible metasurface using copper ink for communication applications", Flexible and Printed Electronics, IOP Science, Volume 3, Number 4, December 2018.
  • P. Leelatien, K. Ito, K. Saito, M. Sharma and A. Alomainy, "Numerical Channel Characterizations for Liver-Implanted Communications Considering Different Human Subjects", IEICE Transactions on Communications, Article ID 2018EBP3050, October 2018.
  • S. F. Jilani, A. Rahimian, Y. Alfadhl and A. Alomainy, "Low-profile Flexible Frequency-reconfigurable Millimetre-wave Antenna for 5G Applications", Flexible and Printed Electronics, IOP Science, Volume 3, Number 3, August, 2018.
  • N. AbuAli, S. Aleyadeh, F. Djebbar, A. Alomainy, M. Almaazmi and S. A. Ghaithi, "Performance Evaluation of Routing Protocols in Electromagnetic Nanonetworks", IEEE Access, vol. 6, pp. 35908-35914, 2018.
  • R. Bharadwaj, S. Swaisaenyakorn, J. Batchelor, S. K. Koul and A. Alomainy, "Base-stations Random Placement Effect on the Accuracy of Ultra Wideband Body-centric Localization Applications", IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 17, no. 7, pp. 1319-1323, July 2018.
  • X. Yang, S. A. Shah, A. Ren, N. Zhao, J. Zhao, F. Hu, Zhang, Zhiya; W. Zhao, M Ur Rehman, A. Alomainy, "Monitoring of Patients Suffering from REM Sleep Behavior Disorder", IEEE Journal of Electromagnetics, RF and Microwaves in Medicine and Biology, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 138-143, June 2018.
  • R. Zhang, K. Yang, Q. H. Abbasi, N. AbuAli and A. Alomainy, "Impact of Cell Density and Collagen Concentration on the Electromagnetic Properties of Dermal Equivalents in the Terahertz Band", IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 381-389, July 2018.
  • P. Leelatien, K. Ito, K. Saito, M. Sharma and A. Alomainy, "Channel Characteristics and Wireless Telemetry Performance of Transplanted Organ Monitoring System Using Ultra-wideband Communication", IEEE Journal of Electromagnetics, RF and Microwaves in Medicine and Biology, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 94-101, June 2018.
  • S. F. Jilani Z. U. Khan, T. H. Loh, Q. H. Abbasi and A. Alomainy, "A Ka-band Antenna based on an Enhanced Franklin Model for 5G Cellular Networks", Microw Opt Technol Lett. 2018;60:1562–1566.
  • S. F. Jilani and A. Alomainy, "Millimetre-wave T-shaped MIMO antenna with defected ground structures for 5G cellular networks", IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation, vol. 12, no. 5, pp. 672-677, 18 4 2018.

2017

  • Q. Cheng, A. Alomainy and Y. Hao, "Near-Field Millimeter-Wave Phased Array Imaging with Compressive Sensing," in IEEE Access, vol. PP, no. 99, pp. 1-1.
  • A. Rahimian, Y. Alfadhl, and A. Alomainy, "Design and Performance Analysis of Millimetre-Wave Rotman Lens-Based Array Beamforming Networks for Large-Scale Antenna Subsystems", Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 78, 159-171, 2017.
  • S. F. Jilani and A. Alomainy, "A Multiband Millimeter-Wave Two-Dimensional Array Based on Enhanced Franklin Antenna for 5G Wireless Systems", IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters (Accepted September 2017).
  • R. Bharadwaj, S. Swaisaenyakorn, C. G. Parini, J. Batchelor and A. Alomainy, "Impulse Radio-Ultra Wideband Communications for Localisation and Tracking of Human Body and Limbs Movement for Healthcare Applications", IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation (Accepted September 2017).
  • M. Sharma, C. G. Parini, A. Alomainy, "Enhanced 3D Localization Accuracy of Body mounted Miniature Antennas using Ultra Wideband Technology" IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation (Accepted July 2017).
  • Adel Y.I. Ashyap, Z. Z. Abidin, S. H. Dahlan, H. A. Majid, S.M. Shah, Muhammad R. Kamarudin, Akram Alomainy, "Compact and Low-profile Textile EBG-based Antenna for Wearable Medical Applications" IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters (Accepted July 2017).
  • R. Zhang, K. Yang, Q. H. Abbasi, K. Qaraqe and A. Alomainy. "Analytical Characterisation of the Terahertz In-vivo Nano-network in the Presence of Interference based on TS-OOK Communication Scheme", IEEE Access (Accepted May 2017).
  • Q. Abbasi, N. Chopra, M. Rahman, K. Qaraqe and A. Alomainy. "Physical Layer Authentication in Nano Networks at Terahertz Frequencies for Biomedical Applications", IEEE Access (Accepted April 2017).
  • S. Singh, S. Singh, N. Badraoui, T. Berceli, A. Alomainy, "Design and analysis of all-optical up- and down-wavelength converter based on FWM of SOA-MZI for 60 Gbps RZ data signal" Photonic Network Communications, 1-10, 07 Apr 2017.
  • R. Zhang, K. Yang, Q. H. Abbasi, K. Qaraqe and A. Alomainy. "Analytical Modelling of the E ect of Noise on the Terahertz In-vivo Communication Channel for Body-centric Nano-networks", Elsevier Nano Communication Networks (Accepted April 2017).
  • K. Yang, N. Chopra, Q. H. Abbasi, K. Qaraqe and A. Alomainy. "Collagen Analysis at Terahertz Band using Double-Debye Parameter Extraction and Particle Swarm Optimisation", IEEE Access (Accepted February 2017).
  • Q. H. Abbasi, A. A. Nasir, K. Yang, K. Qaraqe and A. Alomainy. "Cooperative In-Vivo Nano-Network Communication at Terahertz Frequencies", IEEE Access (Accepted February 2017).
  • M. Fang, A. Ren, Z. Zhang, X. Yang, Q. H. Abbasi, K. Qaraqe, A. Alomainy, K. Mehran, Y. Hao, "Reverse Recognition of Body Postures Using On-body Radio Channel Characteristics", IET Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation (Accepted January 2017).

2016

  • Q. Cheng, A Alomainy, Y. Hao, "Compressive Millimeter-wave Phased Array Imaging", IEEE Access (Accepted, November 2016)
  • A Rahimian, Y Alfadhl, and A Alomainy, "Analytical and Numerical Evaluations of Flexible V-Band Rotman Lens Beamforming Network Performance for Conformal Wireless Subsystems", Progress In Electromagnetics Research B, Vol. 71, 77–89, 2016
  • A. F. Demir, Z. E. Ankarali, Q. H. Abbasi, A. Alomainy, K. Qaraqe, E. Serpedin, H. Arslan, "Anatomical Region-Specific In Vivo Wireless Communication Channel Characterization", IEEE Journal on Biomedical and Health Informatics (Accepted, October 2016)
  • N. Chopra, K. Yang, Q. H. Abbasi, K. Qaraqe, M. Philpott and A. Alomainy, "THz Time Domain Spectroscopy of Human Skin Tissue for In-Body Nano-networks", IEEE Transactions on THz Science and Technology (Accepted, July 2016)
  • N. Chopra, K. Yang, J. Upton, Q. H. Abbasi, K. Qaraqe, M. Philpott and A. Alomainy, "Fibroblasts Cell Number Density based Human Skin Characterization at THz for In-body Nanonetworks", Elsevier Nano Communication Networks (Accepted, July 2016)
  • N. Zhao, A. Ren, F. Hu, Z. Zhang, M. Ur Rehman, T. Zhu, X. Yang, A. Alomainy, "Double Threshold Authentication Using Body Area Radio Channel Characteristics", IEEE Communications Letters (Published online August 2016)
  • Q. H. Abbasi, K. Yang, N. Chopra, J. M. Jornet, N. A. AbuAli, K. Qaraqe, and A. Alomainy, "Nano-communication for Biomedical Applications: A Review on the State-of-the-art from Physical Layers to Novel Networking Concepts", IEEE Access (Accepted, July 2016)
  • Q. H. Abbasi, H. El Sallabi, N. Chopra, K. Yang, K. Qaraqe, and A. Alomainy, "Terahertz Channel Characterisation Inside the Human Skin for Nano-scale Body-Centric Networks", IEEE Transactions on THz Science and Technology (Accepted, March 2016)
  • Q. Cheng, A. Alomainy, and Y. Hao, "On the Performance of Compressed Sensing-based Methods for Millimeter-wave Holographic Imaging", Applied Optics, 2016 Feb 1;55(4):728-38. doi: 10.1364/AO.55.000728.
  • R. Bharadwaj, C. G. Parini, and A. Alomainy, "Analytical and Experimental Investigations on Ultra Wideband Pulse Width and Shape Effect on the Accuracy of 3D Localisation", IEEE Antennas and Wireless Technology Letters, vol.PP, no.99, pp.1-1.

2015

  • K. Yang, N. Chopra, M. Munoz, Q. H. Abbasi, Y. Hao and A. Alomainy, "Effects of Non-flat Interfaces in Human Skin Tissues on the In-Vivo Tera-Hertz Communication Channel", Elsevier Nano Communication Networks, available online 3 November 2015, doi:10.1016/j.nancom.2015.09.001.
  • R. Bharadwaj, C. G. Parini and A. Alomainy, "Experimental Investigation of 3D Human Body Localisation Using Wearable Ultra Wideband Antennas", IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagationvol. 63, no. 11, pp. 5035-5044, Nov. 2015.
  • X. Yang, A. Ren, Z. Zhang, M. Ur-Rehman, Q. H. Abbasi and A. Alomainy, "Towards Sparse Characterization of On-body Ultra-wideband Wireless Channels", IET Healthcare Technology Letters, Volume 2, Issue 3, June 2015, p. 74 – 77
  • C. C. Y. Poon, B. P. L. Lo, M. R. Yuce, Akram Alomainy and Yang Hao, "Body Sensor Networks: In the Era of Big Data and Beyond", IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering, vol. 8, no. , pp. 4-16, 2015
  • K. Yang, A. Pellegrini, M. Munoz, A. Brizzi, A. Alomainy and Y. Hao, "Numerical Analysis and Characterisation of THz Propagation Channel for Body-Centric Nano-Communications", IEEE Transactions on THz Science and Technology, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 419-426, May 2015.
  • Y. Chen, Q. Zhang, P. S. Anwar, L. Huang and A. Alomainy, "Characterizing Physically Transient Antennas", IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 63, no. 6, pp. 2421-2429, June 2015.
  • G. Piro, K. Yang, G. Boggia, N. Chopra, L. A. Grieco, Yang Hao and A. Alomainy, "Terahertz Communications in Human Tissues at the Nano-scale for Healthcare Applications", IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 404-406, May 2015.

2014

  • M. Sharma, A. Alomainy and C. G. Parini, "Fidelity Pattern Analysis of a CPW-Fed Miniature UWB Antenna Using Different Excitation Pulses", IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, Vol. 14, October 2014, pp. 494–498.
  • Khaleda Ali, Alessio Brizzi, Su-Lin Lee, Guang-Zhong Yang, Akram Alomainy and Yang Hao, "Quantitative Analysis of the Subject-specific On-body Propagation Channel Based on Statistically Created Models", IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, Vol. 14, October 2014, pp. 398–401.
  • Tamer Aboufoul, Xiaodong Chen, Clive G. Parini, Akram Alomainy, "Multiple-parameter reconfiguration in a single planar ultra-wideband antenna for advanced wireless communication systems", IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation, Vol. 8, Issue 11, August 2014, pp.849–857.
  • Xiaodong Yang, Shuyuan Yang, Qammer Hussain Abbasi, Zhiya Zhang, Aifeng Ren, Wei Zhao and Akram Alomainy, "Sparsity-inspired Non-parametric Probability Characterization for Radio Propagation in Body Area Networks", IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, DOI:10.1109/JBHI.2014.2334714, July 2014.
  • Q. H. Abbasi, M. Ur Rehman, A. Alomainy, Y. Hao, "Ultra Wideband Antenna Diversity Characterisation for Off-Body Communications in an Indoor Environment", IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation, Vol. 8, Issue 11, July 2014, DOI:10.1049/iet-map.2013.0370.
  • M Jusoh, T Aboufoul, T Sabapathy, A Alomainy, MR Kamarudin, "Pattern Reconfigurable Microstrip Patch Antenna with Multi-directional Beam for WiMAX Application", IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, Vol. 13, April 2014, pp.860–863.
  • R. Bharadwaj, S. Swaisaenyakorn, C. G. Parini, J. Batchelor and A. Alomainy, "Localisation of Wearable Ultra Wideband Antennas for Motion Capture Applications", IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, Vol. 13, March 2014, pp.507–510.
  • M. Qaraqe, Q. H. Abbasi, K. Qaraqe, E. Serpedin, A. Alomainy, "Experimental Evaluation of MIMO Capacity for Ultra Wideband Body-Centric Wireless Propagation Channels", IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, Vol. 13, March 2014, pp.495–498.
  • R. Bharadwaj, C. G. Parini and A. Alomainy, “Ultra Wideband Based 3D Localisation Using Compact Base Station Configurations”, IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, Vol. 13, January 2014, pp.221–224.
  • Mohammad Monirujjaman Khan, Qammer Hussain Abbasi, Akram Alomainy, Clive Parini, "Experimental Investigation of Subject-Specific On-Body Radio Propagation Channels for Body-Centric Wireless Communications", Electronics – Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Janaury 2014, pp.26–42.

2013

  • Q. H. Abbasi, M. Ur Rehman, X. Yang, Erchin Serpedin and Akram Alomainy, "Ultra Wideband Band-notched Flexible Antenna for Wearable Applications", IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, Vol. 12, December 2013, pp.1606–1609.
  • T. Aboufoul, C. G. Parini, X. Chen and A. Alomainy, "Pattern-Reconfigurable Planar Circular Ultra-Wideband Monopole Antenna", IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 61, Issue 10, October 2013, pp 4973-4980.
  • MM Khan, QH Abbasi, A Alomainy, Y Hao, C Parini, "Experimental characterisation of ultra-wideband off-body radio channels considering antenna effects", IET Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 7, Issue 5, June 2013.
  • T Aboufoul, A Alomainy, C Parini, "Polarization reconfigurable ultrawideband antenna for cognitive radio applications", Microwave and Optical Technology Letters 55 (3), 2013, pp.501–506.
  • R Di Bari, QH Abbasi, A Alomainy, Y Hao, "An Advanced UWB Channel Model for Body–Centric Wireless Networks", Progress In Electromagnetics Research 136, 2013, 79–99. (2013)
  • QH Abbasi, MM Khan, S Liaqat, M Kamran, A Alomainy, Y Hao, "Experimental investigation of ultra wideband diversity techniques for on–body radio communications", Progress In Electromagnetics Research C 34, 2013, 165–181. (2013)

2012

  • T Aboufoul, A Alomainy, C Parini,"Reconfigured and notched tapered slot UWB antenna for cognitive radio applications", International Journal of Antennas and Propagation, Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 160219.
  • M. M. Khan, Q. H. Abbasi, A. Alomainy and Y. Hao, " Performance of Ultrawideband Wireless Tags for On–Body Radio Channel Characterisation",International Journal of Antennas and Propagation, Article number ARTN 232564, 2012.
  • T. Aboufoul, A. Alomainy, "Reconfigurable UWB Antenna for Cognitive Radio Applications Using GaAs FET Switches", IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, Vol. 11:392–394 2012.
  • Q. H. Abbasi, A. Sani, A. Alomainy and Y. Hao, "Numerical Characterisation and Modelling of Subject–Specific Ultra Wideband Body–Centric Radio Channels and Systems for Healthcare Applications", IEEE Transaction on Information and Technology in Biomedicine, 16(2):221–227 05 Mar 2012.

2011

  • Q. H. Abbasi, A. Sani, A. Alomainy and Y. Hao, "Experimental Characterisation and Statistical Analysis of the Pseudo–Dynamic Ultra Wideband On–Body Radio Channel", IEEE Antenna and Wireless Propagation letter, Volume 10, pp. 748–751, August 2011.
  • X. D. Yang, Q. H. Abbasi, A. Alomainy and Y. Hao, "Spatial Correlation Analysis of On–Body Radio Channels Considering Statistical Significance ", IEEE Antenna and Wireless Propagation letter, Volume 10, pp. 780–783, August 2011.
  • Q. H. Abbasi, A. Alomainy, Y. Hao, "Characterisation of MB–OFDM based Ultra Wideband Systems for Body–Centric Wireless Communications ", IEEE Antenna and Wireless Propagation letter, Volume 9, pp. 324–327, Dec. 2011

2010

  • Q. Abbasi, A. Sani, A. Alomainy and Y. Hao, "Ultra Wideband On–Body Radio Channel Characterisation and System–Level Modelling for Multiband OFDM Body–Centric Wireless Network",IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Vol. 58, no. 12, pp. 3485–3492, December 2010.
  • Andrea Sani, Akram Alomainy and Yang Hao, "Numerical Characterization and Link Budget Evaluation of Wireless Implants Considering Different Digital Human Phantoms", IEEE Transactions on Microwave Techniques and Theory, Biomedical Special Issue, Vol. 57, Issue 10 (Part 2), pp. 2605–2613.
  • A. Sani, A. Alomainy, G. Palikaras, Y. Nechayev, Y. Hao, C. G. Parini, P. S. Hall, "Experimental Characterization of UWB On–Body Radio Channel in Indoor Environment Considering Different Antennas", IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 57, Issue 10 (Part 2).

2009

  • A. Sani, Y. Zhao, A. Alomainy, Y. Hao and C. G. Parini, "An Efficient FDTD Algorithm Based on Equivalence Principle for Analyzing On–Body Antenna Performance", IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Special Issue on Body–Centric Wireless Networks, Vol. 57, Issue 4, Part 1, April 2009, pp. 1006–1014.
  • A. Alomainy and Y. Hao, "Modelling and Characterisation of Biotelemetric Radio Channel from Ingested Implants Considering Organ Contents", IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Special Issue on Body–Centric Wireless Networks, 2009, Vol. 57, Issue 4, Part 1, April 2009, pp. 999–1005.
  • A. Alomainy, A. Sani, A. Rahman, J. Santas and Y. Hao, “Transient Characteristics of Wearable Antennas and Radio Propagation Channels for Ultra Wideband Body–Centric Wireless Communications”, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Special Issue on Body–Centric Wireless Networks, Vol. 57, Issue 4, Part 1, April 2009, pp. 875–884.

2008

  • A. Alomainy, Y. Hao and W. F. Pasveer, "Numerical and Experimental Evaluation of a Compact Sensor Antenna Performance for Healthcare Devices", IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, Vol. 1 No. 4, December 2008.

2007

  • Peter S. Hall, Yang Hao, Yuriy I. Nechayev, Akram Alomainy, Costas C. Constantinou, Clive Parini, Muhammad R Kamarudin, Tareq Z. Salim, David T. M. Hee, Rostyslav Dubrovka, Abdus S. Owadally, Wei Song, Andrea Serra, Paolo Nepa and Michele Gallo, "Antennas and Propagation for On–Body Communication Systems", IEEE Antenna and Propagation Magazine, 49 (3): 41–58 June 2007.
  • Akram Alomainy, Yang Hao, Abdus Owadally, Clive Parini, Yuri Nechayev, Peter Hall and Costas C. Constantinou, "Statistical Analysis and Performance Evaluation for On–body Radio Propagation with Microstrip Patch Antennas", IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 55, Issue 1, January 2007, pp. 245–248.

2006

  • P. Belov, Y. Zhao, S. Sudhakaran, A. Alomainy, and Y. Hao, "Experimental study of the sub–wavelength imaging by a wire medium slab," Applied Physics Letters, vol. 89, 262109, 2006.
  • R. Dubrovka, C. G. Parini, Y. Hao, A. Alomainy, P. Hall, C. Constantinou, Y. Nechayev, "On–body propagation loss estimation using method of equivalent sources", IEE Electronic Letters, Vol. 42, Issue 9, 27 April 2006, pp. 11–12
  • Y. Zhao, Y. Hao, A. Alomainy and C. G. Parini, "UWB On–Body Radio Channel Modelling Using Ray Theory and Sub–band FDTD Method", IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Special Issue on Ultra–Wideband, Vol. 54, Issue 4, Part 2, April 2006, pp. 1827–1835
  • A. Alomainy, Y. Hao, X. Hu, C. G. Parini and P. S. Hall, "UWB On–Body Radio Propagation and System Modelling for Wireless Body–Centric Networks", IEE Proceedings Communications–Special Issue on Ultra Wideband Systems, Technologies and Applications, Vol. 153, No. 1, February 2006.

2005

  • A. Alomainy, Y. Hao, C. G. Parini and P. S. Hall, "Comparison between Two Different Antennas for UWB On–Body Propagation Measurements", IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, Vol. 4, Issue 1, December 2005, pp: 31–34.

2004

  • Y. Hao, A. Alomainy and C. G. Parini, "Antenna Beam Shaping from Offset Defects in UC–EBG", Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, Vol. 43, Number 2, October 20 2004, pp: 108–112.

People

Research Assistants

Current PDRA/Research Assistants

  • Isidoro Ibanez Labiano, "Design, fabrication and ex vivo validation of a body-centric localisation and tracking system for use in a robotised wireless capsule endoscope", Research Assistant, QMUL Life Sciences Initiative Proof of Concept Fund , February 2018 - present.
  • Zia Ullah Khan, "UWB Receive Antenna Designs", Research Assistant, Sportable Ltd., October 2019 - present.

Past PDRA/Research Assistants

  • Ahmed Khalid Aziz, "Design, fabrication and ex vivo validation of a body-centric localisation and tracking system for use in a robotised wireless capsule endoscope", Research Assistant, QMUL Life Sciences Initiative Proof of Concept Fund , February 2018 - March 2019.
  • Ke Yang, "Numerical Analysis and In-vitro Demonstrator of Small-scale Communication Networks for Healthcare Monitoring Applications", Post-doctoral Research Assistant, Qatar National Research Fund, November 2015 - January 2018.
  • Syeda Fizzah Jilani, "AMMETEX: Advanced Material Structures for Meta-Textile", Research Assistant, Qatar National Research Fund, February 2016 - December 2016. (Now PhD student at QMUL) and "Design, fabrication and ex vivo validation of a body-centric localisation and tracking system for use in a robotised wireless capsule endoscope", Research Assistant, QMUL Life Sciences Initiative Proof of Concept Fund , February 2018 - January 2019.
  • Qiao Cheng, "AMMETEX: Advanced Material Structures for Meta-Textile", Research Assistant, Qatar National Research Fund, February 2016 - December 2016.(Now PhD student at QMUL)
  • Christine Farion, "QMUL Wearable Creativity and the Wearable Technology Show", Research Assistant, EPSRC Off-campus Business Engagement, January 2015 – April 2015. (Now PhD Student in QMUL MAT Programme)
  • Manmohan Sharma, "Advanced Technologies for Tele-robotics", Research Assistant, TSB R&D Feasibility Study project, July 2013 – July 2014. (Graduated with PhD from QMUL in 2015 and now Research Scientist at NTU in SIngapore)
  • Rhiannon Mitchell-Thomas, "Novel Antenna Structures for Low Frequencies", Post–Doctoral Research Associate funded by Selex ES, UK, July 2013 – Janaury 2014. (Now a Post-Doctoral Researcher at University of Exeter)
  • Dr Sheng Wang, "Improved Antenna and LNA Front–end for GNSS Hand–Held Unit", Post–Doctoral Research Assistant funded by Trimble, NZ., April 2012 – June 2013. (now post-doctoral research assistant in University of Leicester).
  • Dr Oluyemi Falade, "Novel Composite Radiators", Research Assistant funded by DSTL, December 2011 – April 2012. (Graduated PhD in 2014 from QMUL and now Research Scientist at QMUL)
  • Dr Raffaele Di Bari, "Smart Antenna Systems for Cooperative and Low Power Body/Personal Area Networks", Post–Doc funded by EPSRC, September 2010 – March 2012. (now Senior Antenna Engineer at EADS Astrium UK)
  • Dr Mohammed Monirujjman Khan, "Wireless Wearable Sensor Networks for Healthcare Applications", January 2009 – April 2009. (Graduated PhD student in January 2012 and now Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, North South University, Bangladesh)

PhD Students

Current Students

  • Primary Supervisor of:
    • Eaman Alharbi, "Wearable Technology to Assess Links Between MCI/Dementia and Wellness", started January 2019 and funded by Saudi Arabia Ministry of Education.
    • Reham Awadh S Alhejaili, "Machine Learning and AI Techniques for Wearable Solutions in Mental Wellness Solutions", started September 2019 and funded by SaudiArabia Ministry of Education.
    • Muhammad Usman Ejaz, "Mm-wave and THz Meta-surfaces for Bio-sensing Applications", started September 2018 and funded by Higher Education Comission, Pakistan.
    • Zia Ullah Khan, "Large Array Structures for High Datarate 5G Applications", started March 2017 and jointly supervised with Dr Tian Hong Loh from the National Physical Laboratory.
    • Isidoro Ibanez Labiano, “Integrated and Flexible Radio Front-ends for Next Generation Werable Devices”, started March 2018 on QMUL Principal's Postgraduate Research Studentship.
    • Wanli Li, “Sensing and Control of Soft Robotics”, started September 2016 and funded by Chinses Scholarship Committee.
    • Shohreh Nourinovin, "Terahertz Bio-sensing Solutions for Healthcare Applications at the Nano-scale", started September 2019 and funded by QMUL Principal’s studentship.
    • Muhammad Farrukh Shahid Syed, "Incremental learning techniques for proactive anti-jamming in the Cognitive Radio Internet of Things Network", started September 2017 and funded by JD ICE UNIGEN-QMUL.
    • Mihaly Vadai, " Beam Loss Reduction by Barrier Buckets in the CERN Injector Complex", started September 2017 and funded by QMUL and CERN (Switzerland).
  • Second Supervisor of:
    • Jhih-Hong CHENG – Terahertz Microfluidics System and Terahertz Circular Dichroism application in Disease Diagnostics
    • Amelia Shivani Hassard – Strategies for Narrative Storytelling in INteractive Virtual Reality
    • Ardavan Rahimian – Integrated Millimetre-Wave Array Beamforming Networks for 5G Wireless Communication Systems
    • Najmeh Rezaei – Design, Modelling, and Control of an Integrated Converter and Battery Charger System for Electric Vehicle Powertrains
    • Yulia Silina – Understanding Interfaces for Connected Computational Jewelry
    • Dingliang Wen – Antenna Design based on Characteristic Mode Theory
  • Independent Assessor for:
    • Iftikhar Ahmad AFRIDI
    • Aleksandr AGEISKII
    • Peter Lawrence ALIZADEH
    • Jiamin LIU
    • Yuan MA
    • Junyi QIU
    • Muhammad Rafaqat Ali QURESHI
    • Siamak SARJOGHIAN
    • Olatunde Abiodun SOMOYE
    • Liang YANG
    • Yuhui YAO
    • Yang ZENG

Past Students

  • Dr Qammer H. Abbasi, "Enhanced Antenna and Radio Systems for Body–Centric Wireless Communications", January 2009 – December 2011. (now Lecturer at University of Glasgow, UK)
  • Dr Mohammed Monirujjman Khan, "Wearable Antenna Design Guide and Theoretical Anlaysis for Low–Power Body/Personal Area Network", September 2008 – January 2012. (now Associate Professor at American University, Dhaka, Bangladesh)
  • Dr Tamer Aboufoul, "Novel and Compact Recon gurable Antennas for Future Smart Wireless Applications", September 2010 – December 2013. (now Assistant Professor at Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, Al-Azhar University-Gaza)
  • Dr Khaleda Ali, "Numerical Modelling and Channel Characterization for Wireless Body Area Network", September 2010 – November 2014. (now Assistant Professor at University of Liberal Arts, Bangladesh)
  • Dr Yansha Deng, "Cognitive Networks", September 2012 – January 2015. (Now Lecturer in King's College London, UK)
  • Dr Richa Baradwaj, "Investigation of 3D Positioning Accuracy Enhancement Using Impulse Ultra Wideband Radio", January 2011 - July 2015. (now Faculty Member in the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Thapar University, Patiala, India)
  • Dr Ke Yang, "Characterisation of the In-vivo Terahertz Communication Channel within the Human Body Tissues for Future Nano-communication Networks", September 2011 – November 2015. (now Post-doctoral Research Assistant at QMUL, UK)
  • Dr Nishtha Chopra, "Characterisation of Skin-based THz Communication Channel for Nano-scale Body-centric Wireless Networks", November 2013 - March 2017. (now High Radiation Protection Scientist at Public Health England, UK)
  • Dr Qiao Cheng, "Compressive Sensing for Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Array Imaging", September 2014 - September 2017 (now Post-doctoral Research Assistant at QMUL, UK).
  • Dr Nanda Khaorapapong, "Subtle Technology: Designing to Facilitate Face-to-face Interaction in Socially Anxious People", completed in July 2018 (now Electronics Teaching Lab Assistant at QMUL, UK).
  • Dr Syeda Fizzah Jilani, "Design, Modelling, and Characterisation of Millimetre-Wave Antennas for 5G Wireless Applications", completed in August 2018 (now PDRA at University of Maine, USA).
  • Dr Rui Zhang, "Characterisation of the Electromagnetic Communication Channel and Artificial Human Skin at the Terahertz Band for In-vivo Wireless Nano-Sensor Networks", completed in October 2018 (now PDRA at Beijing Institute of Technology, China).
  • Dr Ahmed Khalid Aziz, "Sensing at Optical and Terahertz Frequencies", completed in December 2018 (now PDRA at Cambridge Uiversity, UK).
  • Dr Katrin Hansel, "The potential of emerging wearable physiological sensing in the space of human-subject studies", completed in June 2019 (now Post-doctoral Research Fellow at Cornell Tech and Northwell Health, USA).

Visiting Academics/Researchers

  • Dr Wayne Rowe, “Flexible and Integratable body-centric Antennas”, from RMIT University, Australia, August 2019.
  • Dr Saeed Alamri, “Flexible Graphene-based Inkjet-printed Wearable Antennas”, from Al-Baha University, Saudi Arabia, June 2019.
  • Dr Mohammed Bait-Suwailem, "Wearable and Flexible Antennas Backed by Advanced EM Structures for 5G and Beyond", from Sultan Qaboos University, Oman, September 2018-August 2019.
  • Dr Najah Abed Abu Ali, "Advanced Networking Concepts for Nano-scale EM-based Body-centric Wireless Communications", from United Arab Emirates University, UAE, July-August 2017.
  • Pongphan Leelatien, "Wireless Telemetry for Liver Implant Using UWB Technology", from Chiba University, Japan, March-June 2017.
  • Armita Afsharinejad, "THz Spectroscopy and Channel Characterisation for Vegetation", from Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland, March-April 2016.
  • Syed Muzahir Abbas, "Novel Antenna Solutions for Body Area Networks", from Macquarie University, Australia, March-April 2015.
  • Jie Dong, "Radio Channel Modelling and Characterisation for Cooperative Body Area Networks", from Australian National University and NICTA, Australia, June 2013.
  • Muzammil Jusoh, "Reconfigurable Microstrip Patch Antennas for Smart WLAN Applications", from University of Malaysia Perlis/University of Technology Malaysia, Malaysia, February 2013 to May 2013.
  • Alice Buffi, "Numerical Investigation on Surface Wave Propagation in Body Area Networks", from University of Pisa, Italy, June 2011 to December 2011.
  • John Diskin, "Ultra Wideband Radio Channel Modelling and Charcaterisation for Indoor Environments", from Dublin City University (DCU), Dublin, Ireland, 29 April - 2 May 2008.

Work Experience/Summer Students

  • Keturah Civelek, "Subtle Face–to–Face Interaction Technologies", Pre-University Work Experience, August 2013.
  • Musa Halimeh, "UWB Tags for User's Activity Recognition", EPSRC Summer Bursary, July-August 2010.
  • Jason Plumb, "Cooperative Wireless Sensor Networks for Localisation", Nuffield Summer Bursary, July-August 2009 (The student won the EXCITEC Platinum Award and also the Award for Best use of Mathematics).
  • Shawon Senjuti, "Dual–band Antenna for Wearable Sensors Applications", EPSRC Summer Bursary, July-August 2008.
  • Natasha Rehman, "Localisation of Objects in INdoor Environments", Nuffield Summer Bursary, July-August 2008.

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