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Farhan and Fahad selected for the Three Minute Thesis 3MT competition final at IMS2017

​​This year, the premium conference of microwave community, IMS, organized Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition for the very first time. Out of 157 submissions, only 20 were selected as the fina lists of the competition. IMPACT Lab's alumni Farhan Abdul Ghaffar and Fahad Farooqui were short-listed among these top 20 competitors. Farhan Abdul Ghaffar – finished within the top 4 and got Honorable Mention for his presentation. The title of his 3-minute speech was “Don’t Talk Back!”, which investigates the core of Microwave Engineering theoretical concepts in an attempt to bring new applications into satellite communication, where one of the key problem awaiting solution is the tuning and reconfiguration of high-frequency components. Using magnetic tuning the results achieved proved to be highly effective compared to existing methods, in terms of smaller form factor, lower cost and lower power consumption