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Atif Shamim

Atif Shamim

Dr Atif Shamim
IMPACT Lab, Electrical Engineering
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Thuwal, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Atif Shamim received his MS and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from Carleton University, Canada in 2004 and 2009 respectively. He was an NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Graduate Scholar at Carleton University from 2007 till 2009 and an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow in 2009-2010 at Royal Military College Canada and KAUST. In August 2010, he joined the Electrical Engineering Program at KAUST, where he is currently an Associate Professor and principal investigator of IMPACT Lab. He was an invited researcher at the VTT Micro-Modules Research Center (Oulu, Finland) in 2006. His research work has won best paper awards in IEEE IMS 2016, IEEE MECAP 2016, IEEE EuWiT 2008, first prize in IEEE IMS 2019 3MT competition and finalist/honorable mention prizes in IEEE APS Design Competition 2020, IEEE APS 2005, IEEE IMS 2014, IEEE IMS 2017 (3MT competition), R. W. P. King IEEE Award for journal papers in IEEE TAP 2017 and 2020. He was given the Ottawa Centre of Research Innovation (OCRI) Researcher of the Year Award in 2008 in Canada. His work on Wireless Dosimeter won the ITAC SMC Award at Canadian Microelectronics TEXPO in 2007. Prof Shamim has also won numerous business-related awards, including 1st prize in Canada’s national business plan competition and was awarded OCRI Entrepreneur of the year award in 2010. He has won the Kings Prize for the best innovation of the year (2018) for his work on sensors for the oil industry. He is an author of 1 Book, 3 Book Chapters and more than 250 publications, an inventor on 35 patents and has given more than 70 invited talks at various international forums. His research interests are in innovative antenna designs and their integration strategies with circuits and sensors for flexible and wearable wireless sensing systems through a combination of CMOS and additive manufacturing technologies. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, Member of IEEE APS Measurements Committee and IEEE MTT Microwave Control Techniques Committee, founded the first IEEE AP/MTT chapter in Saudi Arabia (2013) and served on the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation (2013-2019), as a Guest Editor for IEEE AWPL Special issue (2019), and is currently serving as an Associate Editor for IEEE Journal of Electromagnetics, RF and Microwaves in Medicine and Biology.

Titles of talks:

  • On-Chip Antennas: The Last Barrier to True RF System-on-Chip
  • 3D Quasi-Isotropic Antenna-on-Package Design
  • Magnetically Controlled Reconfigurable Antenna Design
  • (Suitable for General Audience): Flexible, Wearable, Disposable Wireless Communication and Sensing Systems Through Additive Manufacturing