[AP-S TalK] "Advances in Microwave Planar Sensors Using Active Circuitry" by Mohammad Abdolrazzaghi

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Please join us for an upcoming talk on Dec 03, 4-5 pm (Eastern Time) by Mohammad Abdolrazzaghi titled "Advances in Microwave Planar Sensors Using Active Circuitry", as part of the 2020-2021 IEEE AP-S seminar series.

Abstract: Nowadays, electromagnetism (EM) is being extensively investigated as a leading technology on noninvasive sensing. EM sensors make use of metallic elements, including split-ring resonators (SRRs) and complementary SRRs, to both radiate or receive EM waves. Using EM sensors to monitor changes in a medium, e.g. human body, is based on interrogation of a medium with EM waves that reveals valuable information about its properties. EM-based technologies enable compact, low-profile, yet highly sensitive sensors for cutting-edge sensors. In this talk, a variety of microwave planar sensors will be presented that exhibit high sensitivity for material characterization, focusing on high-performance sensors aided with active circuitry. Emerging technologies such as machine learning will be introduced that enhances the sensor robustness. Last, the potential capabilities of the microwave sensors in microwave and mm-wave frequencies will be discussed to conclude the talk.

Speaker: Mohammad Abdolrazzaghi received the B.Sc. degree from the Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2009, and M.Sc. degree from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, in 2017, all in electrical and computer engineering. He then became involved as a research assistant of Microwave and Millimeter Wave Lab (M2M) at the University of Alberta and Electromagnetics Lead at the Phase Advanced Sensors Corp. in Edmonton, AB. He joined University of Toronto community in 2020 as a PhD student in Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. His research interest includes: Analog Circuit Design, RF Circuits and Microwave Active Sensors, Machine learning, Wireless Power Transfer, and Phased Arrays. He was awarded Alberta Innovates Technology Futures (AITF) Scholarship from University of Alberta (2015), got the first place in for CMC Microsystems’s National Research Council Industrial Collaboration Award in 2015, and Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2021).

  Date and Time




  • Date: 03 Dec 2021
  • Time: 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) Canada/Eastern
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Online: Zoom link will be provided to the registered participants.

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Canada

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  • Starts 24 November 2021 12:12 PM
  • Ends 03 December 2021 04:30 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) Canada/Eastern
  • No Admission Charge