Nano-scale Electromagnetic based Communication for Future Healthcare & Agri-Tech Systems
20 Apr, 2018 (Fri)
10:00 am
CPD2.16, Centennial Campus,

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Dr. Abbasi,
University of Glasgow


Dr. Qammer H. Abbasi

Dr. Qammer H. Abbasi

Advancement in nanotechnology has made it possible to manufacture sensors, circuits and devices measuring only nano-meters in size. This development is creating an extraordinary opportunity to observe, interact, and optimize physical systems from the very bottom. Wireless communication and networking at nanoscale, however, faces new challenges not encountered in conventional sensor networks. For example, nanoscale antenna call for wireless communication in the Terahertz band, which encounters new path loss and noise phenomena posing significant challenges for many target applications of such networking. Nanoscale computing and communication is a new and rapidly growing field of research promoting collaboration between wireless networking, nanotechnology, and other fundamental disciplines. However, the research is in its early stages to realize communication and networking at the nanoscale. The talk will present the opportunities, challenges, and recent advancements of this new and growing inter-disciplinary field explicitly in healthcare and agricultural technology domains.


Biography of the speaker:

Qammer H. Abbasi, (SM’16, MIET’12) received his BSc and MSc degree in electronics and telecommunication engineering from University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore, Pakistan (with distinction). He received his Ph.D. degree in Electronic and Electrical engineering from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), U.K., in Jan 2012. From 2012 to June 2012, he was Post-Doctoral Research Assistant in Antenna and Electromagnetics group, QMUL, UK. From 2012 to 2013, he was international young scientist under National Science Foundation China (NSFC), and Assistant Professor in University of Engineering and Technology (UET), KSK, Lahore. From August 2013 to April 2017 he was with the Centre for Remote Healthcare Technology and Wireless Research Group, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A &M University (TAMUQ) initially as an Assistant Research Scientist and later was promoted to an Associate Research Scientist and Visiting lecture where he was leading multiple Qatar national research foundation grants (worth $3 million). Currently, Dr. Abbasi is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in University of Glasgow in the School of Engineering in addition to Visiting Research Fellow with Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL) and Visiting Associate Research Scientist with Texas A & M University (TAMUQ). He has been mentoring several undergraduate, graduate students and postdocs. Dr. Abbasi has contributed to a patent, more than 150 leading international technical journal and peer reviewed conference papers and 5 books and received several recognitions for his research including University Research Excellence Award from TAMUQ in two consecutive years. UK exceptional talent endorsement (awarded to early career world-leading innovators and scientists) by Royal Academy of Engineering, most downloaded paper in IEEE Terahertz Transaction. Media coverage by Analog IC tips, Microwaves & RF newsletters, Vertical news.. His research interests include compact antenna design, RF design and radio propagation, nano communication, Biomedical applications of Terahertz communication, Antenna interaction with human body, Implants, body centric wireless communication issues, wireless body sensor networks, non-invasive health care solutions, cognitive and cooperative network and multiple-input-multiple-output systems. He is an Associate editor for IEEE Access journal, IEEE Journal of Electromagnetics, RF and Microwaves in Medicine and Biology and acted as a guest editor for numerous special issues in top notch journals. Dr. Abbasi has been a member of the technical program committees of several IEEE flagship conferences and technical reviewer for several IEEE and top-notch journals. He contributed in organizing several IEEE conferences, workshop and special sessions in addition to European school of antenna course.


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