Dr Fatemeh Norouzian PhD

Dr Fatemeh Norouzian

Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering
Assistant Professor

Contact details

School of Engineering
Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Fatemeh Norouzian is an Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering at the University of Birmingham.

Her main research interests include various aspects of radar and remote sensing: automotive radar technologies at system and subsystem level, signal processing, material characterisation, mm-waves and sub-THz short-range sensing, electromagnetic (EM) theory, modelling and characterisation of signal propagation through diverse media and in general, electrical, electronic and digital systems design.

In her track record, she closely cooperates with key UK industrial partners like, Jaguar Land Rover PLC, Horiba MIRA Ltd, Rolls-Royce PLC and government organisation Innovate UK. Fatemeh established an internationally wide reputation as an expert in sub-THz sensing and channel characterisation with application in automotive radar, aerospace, etc. She is actively expanding her research by liaising and collaborating with academia and industries.

She has published several journal and conference papers as well as writing a book chapter on “Effect of weather on THz automotive radars”. In the last 5 years, she was invited and gave 17 talks in 7 countries, including seminars, workshops and international conferences, which attracted significant interest from the international research community. She also chaired sessions in international conferences, and she is a regular reviewer for IEEE and IET journals and international radar conferences.


  • The Research Team Leader Program, University of Birmingham, UK, in collaboration with University of Nottingham, UK, 2019
  • PhD in Electronic and Communication Engineering, University of Birmingham, UK, 2015
  • MEng in Electronic and Communication Engineering, University of Birmingham, UK, 2010


She was awarded a Ph.D. degree on developing a methodology to design high efficiency power amplifiers for Cognitive Mobile Radio Communication systems. Before finishing her PhD, she was invited to join Microwave Integrated System Laboratory (MISL), the UK’s largest academic radar group, as a Research Fellow.

From 2015 to 2021, she held a Research Fellow position on 3 consecutive large-scale projects. During her research career, she progressed from junior researcher to the leading Research Fellow on the collaborative projects, which were all related to research on advanced sensing systems for autonomous platforms, working alongside scientists and experts in academia and industry.

In 2021, she was offered the position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering. She is actively building a range of research activities in the field of sub-THz sensing in automotive, aerospace and medical applications.


MSc course:

  • Radar and Satellite Navigation

Other activities


  • Journals: IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology, IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, IEEE Sensors Journal, IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems and IET Radar, Sonar and Navigation.
  • Conferences: International Radar Symposium, 2017-2021, IEEE Radar Conference 2020 and European Microwave Week 2021-2022.

Invited talks

  • Tutorial on “Terahertz and Sub-Terahertz Automotive Radar: Emerging Technologies and Challenges” at IEEE Radar Conference, USA (2021).
  • Keynote talk at the International Conference on Energy, Materials and Nanotechnology, Canada (2020).
  • Workshop on “Low-THz Technology for Radar Applications” in Kharazmi University, Iran (2017).

Invitation for book contribution

  • Chapter on “Effect of weather on THz automotive radars” in a book titled “Advances in Weather Radar and Applications” to be published by IET Press.


I am an active member of the UK radar research society of active radar researchers from academia, industry and government - the Electromagnetic Systems Interest Group (EMSIG).


 A complete list of publications is available at Google Scholar.

Selected publications for the last 5 years

  1. F. Norouzian, A. Pirkani, E. G. Hoare, M. Cherniakov, M. Gashinova, “Phenomenology of Automotive Radar Interference”, IET Radar Sonar & Navigation, pp. 1-16, April 2021.
  2. A. Pirkani, F. Norouzian, E. G. Hoare, M. Cherniakov, M. Gashinova, “Automotive Interference Statistics and their effect on Radar Detector”, accepted for publication in IET Radar Sonar & Navigation, 2021.
  3. A. Bystrov, L. Daniel, E. Hoare, F. Norouzian, M. Cherniakov, M. Gashinova, “Experimental Evaluation of 79 and 300 GHz Radar Performance in Fire Environments”, Sensors MDPI, vol. 2, Jan 2021.
  4. Y. Xiao, F. Norouzian, E. G. Hoare, E. Marchetti, M. Gashinova and M. Cherniakov, "Modelling and Experiment Verification of Transmissivity of Low-THz Radar Signal Through Vehicle Infrastructure," IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 20, no. 15, pp. 8483-8496, Aug. 2020.
  5. F. Norouzian, E. Marchetti, E. G. Hoare, M. Gashinova, C. Constantinou, P. Gardner, M, Cherniakov, “Experimental study on low-THz automotive radar signal attenuation during snowfall”, IET Radar, Sonar & Navigation, vol. 13, no. 9, pp. 1421-1427, 2019.
  6. F. Norouzian, E. Marchetti, M. Gashinova, E. Hoare, C. Constantinou, P. Gardner, M. Cherniakov, “Rain Attenuation at Millimetre Wave and Low-THz Frequencies”, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 68, no. 1, pp. 421-431, Jan. 2020.
  7. F. Norouzian, R. Du, E. Hoare, P. Gardner, C. Constantinou, M. Cherniakov, M. Gashinova, “Low-THz Transmission Through Water-Containing Contaminants on Antenna Radome", IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 63-75, Jan. 2018.
  8. E. Marchetti, R. Du, B. Willetts, F. Norouzian, E. Hoare, T.-Y. Tran, N. Clarke, M. Cherniakov, M. Gashinova, "Radar cross-section of pedestrians in the low-THz band", IET Radar, Sonar & Navigation, vol. 12, no. 10, pp. 1104-1113, 2018.

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