News

02
Nov
11/2/2017
Gaurav's work in collaboration with the University of Colorado-Boulder has been accepted for publication in Materials Today Energy Journal (Elsevier). 
01
Nov
11/1/2017
Muhammad Akram Karimi, Ph.D. student in IMPACT Lab, presented a poster titled "A wearable 3D motion sensing system integrated with a Bluetooth smartphone application-A system level overview" at IEEE Sensors conference held in Glasgow, Scotland on Nov 1, 2017. He also gave a live demonstration of a novel microwave based liquid level sensor.
19
Jun
6/19/2017
Farhan and Fahad selected to take part in the final at the Three Minute Thesis (3MT(R)) contest at the annual IEEE microwave symposium IMS2017
10
Apr
4/10/2017
Fahad's work on 3D-printed fully integrated wireless sensor node has been accepted in Advanced Materials Technologies by Wiley-VCH. 
07
Feb
2/7/2017
​IMPACT LAB's students theses shortlisted for IEEE IMS2017 Three Minute Thesis contest​
1/10/2017
​Prof. Shamim and B. Cook, organized a joint Workshop titled “Additive Manufacturing: Creating Bigger, Faster, and Smarter Electronics, in Winter Enrichment programm-2017 in KAUST.​
08
Nov
11/8/2016
​Fahad has successfully defended his PhD thesis​
06
Nov
11/6/2016
​F​arhan has successfully defended his PhD thesis​​​
05
Oct
10/5/2016
KAUST is ranked #1 for Citations per Faculty in the QS World University Rankings
KAUST is ranked #19 in the world of the fastest rising universities for high quality research output in the 2016 Nature Index Rising Stars
9/27/2016
​Muhammad Fahad Farooqui has won the best paper award in IEEE Middle East conference on Antennas and Propagation (MECAP), 2016 

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28
Jun
6/28/2016
Our paper has been selected as the Cover Article (Back) for the highly reputable journal Lab on a Chip. [Link]
07
Jun
6/7/2016
Our paper was selected as the “Top paper for printed Components Category”, and made it to the finals of best paper competition in IEEE IMS, Tampa, USA, (2014)​​​​​
5/28/2016
Akram has been awarded Best Student Paper Award (3rd place) at (IMS) 2016. ​​​
06
Mar
3/6/2016
Akram's paper on Water-Cut Sensor has been selected in the Student Paper Competition at IMS 2016​
02
Feb
2/2/2016
All four submissions from IMPACT Lab in the leading conference of the microwave community IMS 2016 have been accepted.​
25
Jan
1/25/2016
Akram's work in collaboration with the Integrated Nanotechnology Lab published in inaugural issue of Advanced Material Technologies (Wiley)
15
Jan
1/15/2016
Prof. Shamim has been invited to serve in the technical program committee (TPC) of the AP-S, 2016
03
Jan
1/3/2016
Vaseem and Garret's work on Silver-Organo-Complex ink in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
09
Dec
12/9/2015
Garret McKerricher has successfully defended his PhD thesis. His work was lauded by the examining committee, particularly the external examiner Prof. Vivek Subramanian
02
Dec
12/2/2015
Bauyrzhan successfully defended his Master's Thesis
09
Nov
11/9/2015
Our recent paper on Stretchable and Wearable antenna is selected as the cover article for high impact factor journal “Advanced Functional Materials”.
28
Aug
8/28/2015
Farhan's paper on stretchable and flexible antenna design is accepted in Advanced Functional Material
15
Jul
7/15/2015

Masters Thesis Defense of Adnan, Akram and Mahmoud

01
Jul
7/1/2015
Ahmed’s MS thesis work on integrable reciprocal and non-reciprocal ferrite LTCC phase shifters has been published in the IEEE transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
02
Apr
4/2/2015
IEEE Distinguished Lecturer and Canada Research Chair in Electromagnetic Engineering Prof. Yahya Antar visited IMPACT Lab
26
Mar
3/26/2015

Eyad Arabi has successfully defended his PhD thesis.

11
Feb
2/11/2015
Farhan Abdul Ghaffar's paper on ferrite LTCC phase shifter has been published in the IEEE transactions of magnetics​. The paper reported for the first time theory and design of a Ferrite LTCC based half mode SIW phase shifter in partially magnetized state. 
03
Feb
2/3/2015
​Garret and Popi's paper on fabrication of radio frequency capacitors and inductors by inkjet printing has been accepted in IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices. The Title is "Fully inkjet printed RF inductors and capacitors using polymer dielectric and silver nanoparticle ink with through vias.
25
Nov
11/25/2014
Dr Atif Shamim has been invited to serve in the technical program committee (TPC) of the IEEE international symposium on antennas and propagation (AP-S), 2015. AP-S is the premier conference for antennas and propagation and is a great gathering of all antenna experts worldwide. This year's event​ will take place in Vancouver, BC, Canada from the 19th to the 25th of July, 2015.​
14
Nov
11/14/2014
Our project on the design of terahertz (THz) rectennas for waste heat harvesting has won over 1 Million dollars of competitive funding in CRG-3 competition. The proposal received high accolades from the reviewers, and the judging panel awarded the grant with the following description.
“An ambitious project firmly grounded on innovative ideas. The proposed work is challenging and thus of high risk. A successful outcome would represent a major breakthrough in the renewable energy sector and its research outcomes would be beneficial for academia, industry, as well as society.”
This is a three year project and will also benefit from collaboration with Prof. Garret Moddel from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

01
Nov
11/1/2014
Measuring the water content in the oil extracted from the wells has been one of the major concerns of Petroleum industry. Existing sensors operate on either measuring conductivity or capacitance and hence could not detect water content for the entire range of 0-100% due to the phase inversion problem. Furthermore, they are bulky, heavy weight and are extremely expensive. IMPACT Lab has been funded by Aramco to develop new generation water cut sensors which can be deployed directly on pipes to measure water content for the complete range of water content. Our approach of impedance based sensors is expected to alleviate the phase inversion problem. ​
10/23/2014
​In recent years, the fast economic growth around the world resulted in the rapid development of the automobile industry. In addition to the level of comfortability, demand for safety in the cars has also increased. A driver assistance system is an appropriate answer to these challenges that can help the drivers to deal with complex traffic scenarios and improve the user-driving experience ...
10/15/2014
​Prof. Shamim and Prof. Claudel's work on smart sensors appeared in KAUST latest research stories. 
08
Oct
10/8/2014
QS World University Rankings are annual university rankings published by British Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).  The publication is one of the three most influential and widely observed international university rankings, alongside the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and the Academic Ranking of World Universities ....
01
Apr
4/1/2014
Fahad and Ahmed's paper have been selected as the best paper in the “Inkjet-Printed Components category” in the premium conference, IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS) 2014. The paper is titled “Inkjet Printed Ferrite-Filled Rectangular Waveguide X-Band Isolator” and demonstrates for the first time a completely printed waveguide on a ferrite substrate ...
 
01
Mar
3/1/2014
Dr. Atif Shamim has been invited to deliver a short course in Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany, titled "On-Chip Antennas: The Last Barrier to True RF System-on-Chip". He also delivered a seminar titled "Inkjet Printed RF Electronics" at the same university.
15
Feb
2/15/2014
Mena Gadalla and Prof. Atif Shamim’s paper titled “Design, Optimization and fabrication of a 28.3 THz Nano-Rectenna for Infrared detection and rectification” has been accepted for publication by one of world’s best publishing house “Nature Publishing Group”. In this paper, to appear in Nature Scientific Reports, the feasibility of harvesting energy from waste heat and solar energy remissions in the infrared regime is reported. This is achieved by treating the infrared emissions as electromagnetic waves which are collected and converted into electricity by a nano-rectenna device. This pioneering work opens doors to a new paradigm in energy harvesting from ambient renewable energy resources.
05
Jan
1/5/2014
Dr Atif Shamim has been invited to serve in the technical program committee (TPC) of the IEEE international symposium on antennas and propagation (AP-S), 2014. APS is the premier conference for antennas and propagation with over   this year in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.​
01
Jan
1/1/2014
Muhammad Fahad Farooqui's paper on inkjet printed flood sensor has been accepted for publication at the IEEE transactions on antennas and propagation​​​
15
Dec
12/15/2013
Dr. Atif Shamim has delivered an invited talk in the Nanyang Technological University (NTU)​, Singapore. The title of the talk is "RF SoC and SoP: Enabling Platforms for Miniaturized, Low Cost and Flexible Electronics"
15
Dec
12/15/2013
Dr. Atif Shamim has delivered an invited talk in the National University of Singapore (NUS). The title of the talk was "Inkjet Printed RF Electronics".
10
Dec
12/10/2013
Dr. Shamim has delivered an invited talk in the IEEE IMWSBIO 2013 titled "Implantable Intraocular Pressure Monitoring Systems: Design Considerations"
01
Dec
12/1/2013
Dr. Atif Shamim has been invited to give a talk at 26th Symposium on Integrated Circuits Systems Design (SBCCI), Curitiba, Brazil​
01
Nov
11/1/2013
Farhan Abdul Ghaffar's paper on tunable antennas has been published on the IEEE transactions of antenna and propagation
21
Oct
10/21/2013
Dr. Atif shamim founded a joined IEEE AP-MTT chapter in the western Saudi Arabia section .
01
Oct
10/1/2013
Eyad Arabi's paper on miniaturiazed lumped components and filters has been published on the journal PIERC
03
Sep
9/3/2013
Dr. Shamim taught an invited short course  on "Co-design and Monolithic Integration of On-chip Antennas and Circuits" in SBCCI 2013 (26th symposium on integrated circuits and systems design), the major annual conference on integrated circuits in Curitiba, Brazil. 
23
Aug
8/23/2013

Dr. Atif Shamim appointed Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Antennas & propagation

23
Aug
8/23/2013

Prof. Atif Shamim Elevated to Senior Member of IEEE

21
Aug
8/21/2013
Dr. Atif Shamims' work on Wireless Dosimeter, jointly with Dr. Arsalan, has been granted a US patent, which is the first patent issued to KAUST. Below is the message from Vice President Economic Development Amin Shibani on this occasion to the university authorities.
07
Jun
6/7/2013
Dr. Atif Shamim and Garret Mcerricher have delivered a full day course on “Inkjet Printed RF Electronics” in the IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS), Seattle, USA, June 2013
06
Jun
6/6/2013
Dr. Atif Shamim has delivered a full day course on “Co-Design of On-Chip Antennas and RF circuits for System-on-Chip Applications” in IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS), Seattle, USA, June 2013​
02
Jun
6/2/2013
Dr. Atif Shamim delivered two short courses at IMS 2013 in Seattle, USA. The first related to co-design of on-chip antennas and circuits and the second related to Inkjet printed RF Electronics. 
07
Apr
4/7/2013
Dr. Atif Shamim delivers a short course titled, "Design and Characterization of On-Chip Antennas for System-on-Chip Applications" in EuCAP 2013 held in Gothenbord, Sweden​
29
Jan
1/29/2013
 IMPACT members win poster competition awards in WEP 2013 at KAUST​
28
Jan
1/28/2013
Our review Paper (on On-chip Antennas) listed in the Top 10 Popular Articles of IEEE Microwave Magazine (in year 2013). This is based on the statistics of most frequently downloaded papers for this publication in that period.
21
Jan
1/21/2013
All four submissions from IMPACT Lab in the leading microwave conference International Microwave Conference (IMS) 2013 have been accepted.​
12
Jan
1/12/2013
A ​joint US patent has been filed by IMPACT Lab, KAUST and IBM as part of the on-going collaborative project on novel packaging techniques to improve on-chip antenna performance. 
27
Nov
11/27/2012

The paper titled "New Movable Plate for Efficient Millimeter Wave Vertical on-Chip Antennas,"  written by Loïc Marnat, Armando A. A. Carreno, Ian G. Foulds and Atif Shamim  has been accepted in  IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, with minor revisions, November 2012.

27
Nov
11/27/2012

Dr. Atif Shamim has been invited to organize a special session at Advanced Electromagnetics Symposium (AES) in Sharjah, UAE on the topic of Wearable and Flexible Antennas. Researchers working in the relevant field are invited to submit the paper before 29th November 2012.

The details can be read at the following LINK

26
Nov
11/26/2012
Dr. Atif Shamim has been invited to participate in the Advanced Electromagnetic symposium as a member of technical program committe. The symposium will be held in Sharjah, UAE in March 2013. Symposium LINK.

He has also been invited as guest editor for special issue of Internation Journal of Antennas and Propagation on the topic of Wearable and RFID Antennas. Details HERE.
29
Sep
9/29/2012
​The paper titled, "Paper-Based Inkjet Printed Tri-Band U-Slot Monopole Antenna for Wireless Applications ," written by Dr. Hattan Abutarboush and Dr. Atif Shamim has been accepted in IEEE Antenna and Wireless Propagation Letters (AWPL).
25
Jul
7/25/2012

A review paper on on-chip antennas has been accepted in IEEE Microwave Magazine. 

06
Jul
7/6/2012
Dr. Atif Shamim delivers talks at Carleton University and Lyngsoe Systems
27
Mar
3/27/2012
​Journal paper on inkjet printing has been accepted in IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
22
Feb
2/22/2012
​IMPACT lab won 3 out of 8 poster awards in EE days poster competition.
01
Dec
12/1/2011
​Dr. Atif Shamim hosted a workshop titled Miniaturized, Flexible and Green Electronics for Sensing and Communication Systems.
27
Nov
11/27/2011
​Journal paper accepted in PIER with impact factor 3.7.
23
Oct
10/23/2011
​Dr. Atif Shamim delivered an invited talk at Advanced Electronics Company, Riyadh titled 3D Packaging: A step towards system level miniaturization.
14
Oct
10/14/2011
​Dr. Atif Shamim delivered an invited talk at Toshiba research lab, Bristol, UK titled Advanced RF Electronics:
04
Oct
10/4/2011
​The joint project between IMPACT Lab and IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, USA has been approved for funding.
20
Jul
7/20/2011
​Two Journal papers accepted in IEEE AWPL and IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology
10
Jun
6/10/2011
​A technology innovation center (TIC) proposed by Prince Sultan Advanced Technologies Research Institute (PSATRI) in conjunction with Dr. Atif Shamim has been approved...
01
Jun
6/1/2011
​Dr. Atif Shamim gave a talk at the department of Electrical and Computer engieering, University of California, Berkeley on April, 4th, 2011. The talk was titled New trends in RF System-on-Chip (SoC) and System-on-Pakcage (SoP) designs.
05
May
5/5/2011
​Miguel Martinez, was awarded the best project award for masters students in the Graduate Research Symposium, held a KAUST on 4th and 5th May, 2011.
04
May
5/4/2011
​Dr. Atif Shamim and Dr. Ahmad Radwan are organizing a special session at Progress in Electromagnetic Symposium (PIERS)
28
Feb
2/28/2011
​Dr. Atif Shamim, and Dr. Langis Roy (Carleton University, Canada) organised a special session at the 27th applied computational electromagnetics (ACES) conference in Williamsburg, Virginia, on March 28th, 2011.