IEEE AP/MTT/EMC Islamabad Joint Chapter

Nosherwan Shoaib, Chair for IEEE AP/MTT/EMC Islamabad Section Jt. Chapter

Activity Updates

  1. The IEEE AP/MTT/EMC Islamabad Section Joint Chapter organized a 2-day IEEE International Workshop on RF & Microwave exclusively focused on antenna design challenges for automated and connected driving, electromagnetic compatibility/interference (EMC/I), energy efficient future wireless communication and engineering applications of electromagnetism. It was held at the Research Institute for Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Studies (RIMMS), National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), H-12 Campus, Islamabad, Pakistan on 26th – 27th November 2019. Prof. Fan Yang from Tsinghua University, China, Prof. Matthias A. Hein from TU Ilmenau, Germany and Prof. Nuno Borges Carvalho from Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal were the international key speakers. The workshop was attended by a total of 120 participants
  2. A seminar on Challenges of Antenna Design and Testing for Automated and Connected Driving was held at NUST-SEECS in November 2019. The invited speaker was Prof. Hein Matthias from TU Ilmenau, Germany who highlighted the importance of R&D in the area of automated and connected driving. The seminar was attended by a total of 80 participants. Another seminar on Near-Field Meta-Steering and Development of Passive Energy Efficient Satellite-Terminal Antennas was held in December 2019 at NUST-RIMMS. The invited speaker was Dr. Usman Afzal from Macquarie University, Australia who highlighted the importance of R&D in the area of beam steering antennas. The seminar was attended by a total of 60 participants.
  3. The IEEE AP/MTT/EMC Islamabad Section Joint Chapter at NUST-RIMMS has been awarded the “Outstanding MTT Chapter Award for 2018” among existing MTT chapters worldwide, for its exceptional activities and performance. It is an achievement for the chapter and indeed a motivation to continue the chapter activities with full zeal to serve the community in full capacity. The chapter, first of its kind in Pakistan, was established 2.5 years ago with the aim to leverage the wide network of IEEE for the benefits of graduate students & faculty and to promote the teaching & research collaboration in the region. The chapter has conducted various national and international themed workshops and seminars via distinguished lecturers from RF & microwave societies. The award was presented to Chapter Founder & Chair, Dr. Nosherwan Shoaib, and Co-Chair, Dr. Hammad M. Cheema, during the 2019 IEEE Islamabad Section Annual General Meeting that was held on 19th December 2019 at Islamabad Club. Dr. Nosherwan also presented the chapter’s yearly performance summary which was appreciated by IEEE Islamabad Section members.