Dr Muhammad Saqib Rabbani

Muhammad Saqib Rabbani

Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering
Research Fellow

Contact details

Address
School of Engineering
52 Pritchatts Road
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Muhammad Saqib Rabbani is a Research Fellow in millimetre-wave wireless technologies and a member of the Metamaterials Engineering Laboratory. He has published over 20 research papers in scientific journals and conferences in the fields of Doppler radar for remote vital signs detection, millimetre wave, terahertz antenna technologies and multi-Gbits/sec wireless networks.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Wireless Communications and Sensors, University of Birmingham, 2017
  • MSc in Communications Engineering and Networks, University of Birmingham, 2012
  • B.Eng in Telecommunications Engineering, 2008

Biography

Dr Rabbani was born in Kotli, Azad Kashmir, in 1984. He received his B. Eng. in Communications Engineering from Allama Iqbal University Islamabad and MSc. in Communications Engineering and Networks, and PhD. in Wireless Sensors and Networks from the University of Birmingham. He has worked on X-band waveguide filter with Emerging Device Technologies (EDT) within the School of Engineering at the University of Birmingham.

Currently, he is working as Researcher with Remote Wireless Sensors and Communications group to develop new antenna tuneable technologies for 5G applications at millimetre-wave frequency bands (30-300GHz).

Teaching

He is interested in teaching of Electrical Communications Engineering:

  • Radio Frequency/Microwave Engineering
  • Communications Networks
  • Communications Signal Processing
  • Electrical Circuits and Field Theories

Research

He has worked on the following projects for academic, security and commercial applications, and has presented the measured results at various international conferences:

  • Designing of Doppler Radars at 10GHz, 60GHz and 100GHz for remote vital sign monitoring
  • Metamaterial and Frequency Selective Surface based very high gain beam-steerable Leaky-Wave antenna designs at millimetre-wave band for 5G wireless systems
  • Electrically small beam switching printed circuit antenna designs for mobile and portable devices
  • Designing of 2.4GHz, 5.8GHz, 60GHz and 300GHz band microstrip antennas for indoor Multi-gigabits/s WLAN and WPAN applications
  • Designing of high gain microstrip antenna arrays at 635GHz and 835GHz frequencies for cancer detection with THz spectroscopy.
  • Size Improvement of microstrip antennas for conventional fabrication at mm-wave and THz frequencies.
  • DGS based filtering microstrip antennas for mm-wave and THz applications
  • Waveguide microwave filters based on discontinuities for X-band applications
  • Designing of high gain dielectric dome antennas at for 60GHz band wireless applications
  • Dual band antennas for 60GHz Duplexer applications.
  • Microstrip Filters Design for X, 60GHz and 100GHz bands applications
  • Isolated spoken word recognition using BF561
  • Speech digitization in GSM mobile radio
  • Printed circuit antennas and filters integration at 60GHz- band

He is currently investigating designing of planar antennas and transmission line circuits at mm-wave and THz frequencies and their implementation in high data rate wireless communications, medical diagnoses, and explosive and arm detection.

  • Front-end design for 5G wireless system.
  • Antenna beamforming and beam-steering at mm-wave frequencies with metamaterial and Frequency Selective Surface for emerging broadband mobile and WLAN/WPAN applications.
  • Micro-machining based wireless components design for mm-wave and THz applications
  • Non-contact vital signs detection on portable devices (proposal).

Publications

Selected list of publications:


Published Journals:

  1. M. S. Rabbani, and H. Ghafouri‐Shiraz, “Size Improvement of Rectangular Microstrip Patch Antenna at MM‐wave and Terahertz Frequencies,” Microwave and Optical Technology Letters 57, no. 11., 2585-2589. DOI: 10.1002/mop.29400. 2015.
  2. M. S. Rabbani, and H. Ghafouri‐Shiraz, “Improvement of Microstrip Patch Antenna Gain and Bandwidth at 60GHz and X Bands for Wireless Application,” IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation, vol. 10, no. 11, pp. 1167-1173, 8 20 2016. DOI: 10.1049/iet-map.2015.0672.
  3. M. S. Rabbani and H. Ghafouri‐Shiraz, "Microstrip Antennas for X‐band and MM‐wave Frequencies based on Diamond Shape Defected Ground Structure and Size Extension Method,” Microwave and Optical Technology Letters 58, no. 12. 2836-2841. 2016. DOI: 10.1002/mop.30159.
  4. M. S. Rabbani and H. Ghafouri-Shiraz, “Fabrication Tolerance and Gain Improvements of Microstrip Patch Antenna at Terahertz Frequencies,” Microwave and Optical Technology Letters 58, no. 8, 1819–1824. 2016. DOI: 10.1002/mop.29920.
  5. M. S. Rabbani and H. Ghafouri-Shiraz, “High Gain Microstrip Antenna Array for 60GHz Band Point to Point WLAN/WPAN Communications,” Microwave and Optical Technology Letters 59, no. 3, 511–514. 2017. DOI: 10.1002/mop.30332.
  6. M. S. Rabbani, and H. Ghafouri‐Shiraz, “Ultra-wide Patch Antenna Array Design at 60GHz Band for Remote Vital Sign Monitoring with Doppler Radar Principle," Journal of Infrared, Millimetre and Terahertz Wave, Volume 38, Issue 5, pp 548–566. 2017.
  7. M. S. Rabbani, and H. Ghafouri‐Shiraz, “Frequency Selective Surface Antenna for Remote Vital Sign Monitoring with Ultra-wide Band Doppler Radar,” Microwave and Optical Technology Letters 59: 818–823. 2017. DOI:10.1002/mop.30402.
  8. M. S. Rabbani, and H. Ghafouri‐Shiraz, “Liquid Crystalline Polymer Substrate Based THz Microstrip Antenna Arrays for Medical Applications,” IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters. vol. 16, no. , pp. 1533-1536. 2016. DOI: 10.1109/LAWP.2017.2647825.
  9. M. S. Rabbani, and H. Ghafouri‐Shiraz, “Resonant Cavity Based Dielectric Lens Antenna for 60GHz-band Wireless Applications,” Electronics Letters, vol. 53, no. 10, pp. 646-648, 5 11 2017. DOI: 10.1049/el.2017.0559.
  10. M. S. Rabbani and H. Ghafouri-Shiraz, "Dual-layer partially reflective surface antennas based on extended size unit cells for 60 GHz band WLAN/WPAN," in IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation, vol. 12, no. 5, pp. 789-795, 2018. DOI: 10.1049/iet-map.2017.0957
  11. M. S. Rabbani, and H. Ghafouri‐Shiraz, “Accurate Remote Vital Sign Monitoring with 10GHz Ultra-wide Patch Antenna Array,” International Journal of Electronics and Communications. Elsevier, vol. 77, pp. 36-42. 2017. DOI: 10.1016/j.aeue.2017.04.024.
  12. M. S. Rabbani, and H. Ghafouri‐Shiraz, “Dual Frequency Selective Surface High Gain Antenna with Deep Resonant Cavity and E-Field Reflectors,” Microwave and Optical Technology Letters. 59, no. 11, 2772–2777. 2017. DOI: 10.1002/mop.30824.
  13. M. S. Rabbani, and H. Ghafouri‐Shiraz, “A Single Patch Dual Band Antenna for 60GHz-band Duplexer Applications,” Microwave and Optical Technology Letters. 59, no. 11, 2867–2870. 2017. DOI: 10.1002/mop.30836.
  14. M. S. Rabbani, and H. Ghafouri-Shiraz, “Evaluation of Gain Enhancement in Improved Size Microstrip Antenna Arrays for Mm-wave Applications,” International Journal of Electronics and Communications. Elsevier, vol. 81, pp. 105-113. 2017. DOI: 10.1016/j.aeue.2017.07.017.


Published Conference Papers:

  1. M. S. Rabbani, and H. Ghafouri-Shiraz, “Simple methods for enhancing bandwidth of a rectangular microstrip patch antenna,” IET Conference Proceedings. The Institution of Engineering & Technology, 2014. DOI: 10.1049/ic.2014.0184
  2. M. S. Rabbani, and H. Ghafouri-Shiraz, “Improvement of microstrip antenna's gain, bandwidth and fabrication tolerance at terahertz frequency bands,” Wideband and Multi-Band Antennas and Arrays for Civil, Security & Military Applications. IET, 2015. DOI: 10.1049/ic.2015.0146
  3. M. S. Rabbani, and H. Ghafouri-Shiraz, “60 GHz Microstrip Antenna for Remote Vital Sign Monitoring in Automobile Applications,” Antennas, Propagation & RF Technology for Transport and Autonomous Platforms. IET proceedings, 2017. DOI: 10.1049/ic.2017.0019
  4. M. S. Rabbani, and H. Ghafouri-Shiraz, “Evaluation of Gain Enhancement in Large Microstrip Antenna Arrays for Mm-wave Applications,” IET Colloquium on Millimetre-wave and Terahertz Engineering & Technology 2017. IET Proceedings. Glasgow. DOI: 10.1049/ic.2017.0001
  5. M. S. Rabbani and H. Ghafouri-Shiraz, "Liquid Crystalline Polymer Substrate Based THz Microstrip Antenna Arrays for Medical Applications," EMN Meeting on Terahertz Technologies, San Sebastian, Spain, 2016. (Invited Speaker)
  6. M. S. Rabbani, and Alexandros Feresidis, "Millimetre-Wave and THz Antenna for Future Communications Systems," proceedings UCMMT2017. Liverpool, UK, Sep 2017. (invited talk)
  7. M. S. Rabbani, James Churm, Alexandros Feresidis, “Towards, Millimetre-wave Antenna Design for Future Mobile Broadband Networks,” IET proceedings: LAPC, Loughborough, UK. Nov 2017 November.
  8. M. S. Rabbani, and Alexandros Feresidis, "Millimetre-wave and Terahertz Metasurfaces and Antennas," The Exeter Microwave Metamaterials Meeting (XM32017), Exeter, UK, Dec 2017. (invited talk)
  9. M. S. Rabbani, James Churm and Alexandros Feresidis, “Meeting on Industrial and Commercial Applications of Metamaterials, Innovate UK KNT meeting, London, UK, Jan 2018. (Poster presentation)
  10. M. S. Rabbani, James Churm and Alexandros Feresidis, “Millimetre-Wave Beam Steerable Leaky-Wave Antenna for 5G Systems,” IET proceedings: EuCAP2018. London, UK, Apr 2018.
  11. James Churm, M. S. Rabbani and Alexandros Feresidis, “Design of Millimetre Wave Phase Shifting Periodic Metasurfaces,” IET proceedings: EuCAP2018. London, UK, Apr 2018.
  12. James Churm, M. S. Rabbani and Alexandros Feresidis, “Smart Metamaterials and Microfabrication,” IET Novel RF Materials and Manufacturing Techniques for Antennas, Birmingham, Feb 2018. (invited talk)
  13. James Churm, M. S. Rabbani and Alexandros Feresidis, “Dynamically Reconfigurable Metasurfaces for mm-wave and THz Components,” IET Colloquium on Millimetre-wave and Terahertz Engineering & Technology, Birmingham, Mar 2018. (invited talk)
  14. A.P. Feresidis, M.S. Rabbani and J. Churm, “Tunable Piezo-actuated Metasurfaces for Millimeter-wave and THz Antennas,” IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science, Meeting, Boston. July 2018.