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Antenna & RF Engineer

Guelph, Ontario, Canada
April 26, 2019

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Phone: 226-***-****, Email:, LinkedIn: Summary of Qualifications

4+ years of experience as a microwave, antenna and wave optics engineer with specialization in electromagnetic energy harvesting and wireless power transfer.

4+ years of experience in electromagnetic software simulators such as CST, ANSYS HFSS, COMSOL, and Keysight ADS.

Deep understanding of electromagnetic fields, microwaves circuit, and radiating structures.

Good understanding Experience with analysis and optimization techniques.

Hands-on experience with near-field/far-field RF testing and with RF components such as PA’s, LNA’s, filters, and circulators.

RF Design Concepts such as S-Parameters, VSWR, Return loss, Impedance matching, Amplifier Design, Gain, and Noise figure.

Antenna Concepts such as Gain (dB & dBi), Directivity, Beamwidth (HPBW, FNBW), Polarization, and Efficiency.

Hands-on knowledge of nano and micro fabrications processes.

Good understanding Knowledge with digital/analog circuit design and CMOS design fundamentals using Cadence.

Familiar with using lab and data acquisition software.

Good knowledge of Tools of Artificial Intelligence Systems and Designs.

Good understanding knowledge of EMI/EMC/ESD compliance.

Familiar with industry standards such as IEEE 802.11, the Bluetooth wireless technologies standards.

Familiar with PCB board layout of RF circuits and fabricating, testing, measuring, and troubleshooting radiating structures.

Supervisory experience in academic and industrial environments providing guidance to meet goals and deadlines.

Excellent technical writing, reporting and presentation skills.

Strong interpersonal and leading skills working in collaborative projects.

Excellent ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences in writing and presentation format. Technical Skills

Hardware: Oscilloscope, Breadboard, Digital Multi-meter, Power Generators, Spectrum Analyzer, Vector Network Analyzer, High Power Amplifiers, Printed Circuit Board (PCB).

Software: ANSYS, HFSS, CST, Keysight ADS, Solidworks, MATLAB, COMSOL, Cadence, Minitab, Design Experiment, Simulink, Mathcad, P-Spice, GAMS.

Languages: C/C++, Python, Visual Basic, MySQL, HTML, and PHP. Relevant Experience

Microwave and Antenna Engineer Post-Doctoral Fellow Sep 2018 – Present University of Waterloo (UW), Waterloo, ON

Develop, characterize, and simulate 2-D and 3-D structures for infrared, THz and optical energy harvesting.

Collaborate in conducting research projects in sensing for cancer detections and

Develop phased arrays structures and antennas for the 5G communication systems.

Prepare, write, review and submit industrial proposals. Microwave and Antenna Engineer Ph.D. Graduate Researcher Sep 2012 – Sep 2018 University of Waterloo (UW), Waterloo, ON

Simulate, develop, build, and test energy harvesting and Wireless Power Transfer systems in the microwave, infrared and optical regimes using antennas, absorbers, and engineered structures.

Simulate, characterize, fabricate and test phase arrays structures based on metasurfaces.

Develop wideband antennas for various applications using dielectric materials.

Prepare measurement setups and troubleshoot plans and techniques.

Simulation and characterization of passive RF components and electronics such as diodes or CMOS circuits using Cadence.

Develop and build resonators, sensors, and antennas for material characterizations and detection.

Develop and implement rectifying and channeling circuit techniques and mechanism for wireless power transfer systems.

Simulate and conduct different studies on the feasibility of nano-antennas and engineering structures as energy harvesters.

Integrating artificial intelligence techniques in electromagnetic platforms for medical and materials sensing and detection.

Building and integrating artificial intelligence tools with electromagnetic sensing platforms to build auto detection systems.

Applying data mining, regression analysis and statistical techniques for collected sets of measured data.

Present papers at international conferences presented to audiences of 40 people.

Supervise masters and fourth-year senior projects and teaching second and third-year microelectronics labs. AHMED Z. ASHOOR


Operations Manager May 2009 – Apr 2010

Specialized Inspection Co. Ltd. (SICO), Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia

Authorized Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) certified by King Abdulaziz City for Science and Tech (KACST).

Negotiate rates and services levels with third-party carriers with the goal of controlling costs and ensuring optimal service.

Liaison with Clients in regards the Nondestructive testing (NDT) activities for all ongoing projects.

Represent and prepare the company for the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) international exhibitions.

Monitoring personnel training and equipment certifications as an authorized RSO and NDT level II.

Evaluate all completed and ongoing Jobs on sites and negotiate sizeable lump sum payments and of the inspection services. Inspection Engineer May 2004 – Jan 2006

Geotechnical Testing Center, Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Authorized Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) certified by King Abdulaziz City for Science and Tech (KACST).

Review NDT procedures submitted by outside vendors and write Radioactive Safety procedures for internal use.

Perform periodic leak tests of sealed sources. (SENTINELTM Model 880 Delta & Sigma source projectors).

Review personal and radioactive materials record to assure compliance with the rules and license conditions.

Teach and prepare technical courses such as radioactive safety tests and awareness of handling radioactive materials. Education

Doctor of Philosophy (Electrical and Computer Engineering) Sep 2018 Specialization: Antennas, Microwaves & Wave Optics

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada Master of Applied Science (Electrical and Computer Engineering) May 2012 Specialization: Antennas, Microwaves & Wave Optics

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada Pre-Master of Science (Electrical Engineering) May 2009

Department of Electrical Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA Bachelor of Science (Physics) May 2003

King Saud University, College of Science, Department of Physics, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Selected Publications

Ahmed Z. Ashoor and O. M. Ramahi. Polarization independent cross-dipole energy harvesting surface. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 2019.

Ahmed Z. Ashoor and O. M. Ramahi. Multi-Polarization planar dipole array surface for electromagnetic energy harvesting and wireless power transfer. IEEE EuCAP 2018 Conference, 2018. Relevant Projects

Electromagnetic energy harvesting surfaces (Ph.D. thesis – UWaterloo).

Design different types of Microwave Filters using HFSS & ADS (UWaterloo).

Artificial Neural Networks for Microwave Detection (Master’s thesis – UWaterloo – 2012).

Build solutions for Optimization Scheduling Problems using GAMS & MATLAB (UWaterloo-2011).

Design different analog feedback, common source, and differential CMOS amplifiers with active loads (ASU – 2008).

Design a standard cell master-slave flip-flop and a 1-bit full adder (ASU – 2008). Relevant Courses

Electromagnetic Radiation and Propagation, Engineered Electromagnetic Structures and Metamaterials, Computational Electromagnetics, Advanced Antennas and EM waves Structures, Advanced Power Electronics, Microwave Filters for Communication Systems, RF and Microwave Engineering, Optimization Techniques for ECE, Photonic Communication Systems and Devices, Analog Circuit Design, Digital Circuit Design, Fabrication in the Nanoscale, Tools of Intelligent Systems Design, Data and Knowledge Modeling and Analysis, Linear Regression Analysis, Lean Six Sigma, and Design of Engineering Experiments. Activities and Interests

Member of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Sep 2015 – Present

Member of the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT). May 2003 – May 2006

The Principal of a Cultural Program for children ages 5 to 12 years. Aug 2015 – Aug 2016

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