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Farhan Abdul Ghaffar

PhD Students
​​​​​​​Class of 2016, 
Now Post Doctoral Fellow/Instructor at University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)​

Research Interests

 

  • Fractal Antenna Design for System on Package (SoP) and System on Chip (SoC) Applications
  • Ferrite LTCC Based Tunable Antenna and Passive Component Design
  • Design of Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFIC)
  • Integration of Active Circuits with Antenna for System on Chip (SoC) Applications

Selected Publications


Journal Publications :
 
1. A. Hussain, F. A. Ghaffar, A. Shamim and M. Hussain, “Constant Frequency Stretchable Antenna for Wearable Electronics with Far Field Communication Capability” Advanced Functional Materials, Aug, 2015. (Accepted)
2. F. A. Ghaffar and A. Shamim, “A Partially Magnetized Ferrite LTCC Based SIW Phase Shifter for Phased Array Applications”, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol.51, no.6, pp.1-8, June 2015.
3. F. A. Ghaffar and A. Shamim, "A Ferrite LTCC Based Dual Purpose Helical Antenna Providing Bias for Tunability," IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 14, pp. 831-834, 2015.
4. E. Arabi, F. A. Ghaffar and A. Shamim, "Tunable Bandpass Filter Based on Partially Magnetized Ferrite LTCC with Embedded Windings for SoP Applications," IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, vol. 25, no.1, pp.16-18, January 2015.
5. F. A. Ghaffar, J. R. Bray and A. Shamim, "Theory and Design of a Tunable Antenna on a Partially Magnetized Ferrite LTCC Substrate," IEEE Transactions on Antennas & Propagation, vol.62, no.3, pp.1238-1245, March 2014.
6. F. A. Ghaffar, M. U. Khalid, K. N. Salama and A. Shamim, “24 GHz LTCC Fractal Antenna Array SoP with Integrated Fresnel Lens”, IEEE Antennas  and Wireless Propagation Letter, vol. 10, no. 10, pp. 705- 708, July 2011.

 
Conference Publications:

1. F. A. Ghaffar, A. Shamim, "A Self-biased 3D Tunable Helical Antenna in Ferrite LTCC Substrate", IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, AP-S/URSI, 2015.
2. H. M. Cheema, F. A. Ghaffar, M. Arsalan, A. Shamim, " A 94 GHz CMOS Based Oscillator Transmitter with an On-Chip Meandered Dipole Antenna", IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, AP-S/URSI, 2015.
3. F. A. Ghaffar and A. Shamim, “A Self-Biased Tunable Helical Antenna in Ferrite LTCC Substrate”, IEEE International Symposium of Antennas and Propagation Society (APS/URSI), 2015. (Accepted)
4. F. A. Ghaffar and A. Shamim, "Theory and Design of a Half-Mode SIW Ferrite LTCC Phase Shifter ", IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS), 2015. (Accepted)
5. F. A. Ghaffar, A. Shamim and J. R. Bray, "Design strategy for a tunable antenna on a partially magnetized ferrite LTCC substrate," IEEE International Symposium of Antennas and Propagation Society (APS/URSI), pp.779-780, July 2014.
6. F. A. Ghaffar, H. M. Cheema, M. Arsalan, K. N. Salama and A. Shamim, “60 GHz System-on-Chip (SoC) with Built-in Memory and an On-chip Antenna,” IEEE European Conference on Antennas & Propagation (EuCAP), April 2014.
7. A. A. Hamdoun, F. A. Ghaffar and L. Roy, “Design of Flexible Patch Antenna Array”, Applied Electromagnetic Symposium, AES’ 13, March 2013.
8. F. A. Ghaffar, A. Shamim and L. Roy., "Study of LCP based flexible patch antenna array," IEEE International Symposium of Antennas and Propagation Society (APS/URSI), pp.1,2, July 2012.
9.  F. A. Ghaffar and A. Shamim, "A 60 GHz Wideband and Miniaturized CMOS Fractal Antenna," Progress in Electromagnetics Research PIERS, KualaLumpur, March 2012.
10. F. A. Ghaffar, A. Shamim and K. N. Salama, “Design and Comparison of LTCC Based Fractal Antennas” URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, Istanbul, Turkey, Aug 2011.

Education

  • M.S. 2010, Electrical Engineering Program, KAUST, Saudi Arabia.
  • B. E. 2007, Electronics Engineering Department, NED University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan.