GRA Vacancy at Microwave Research Institute

University / Institute Universiti Teknologi MARA
Research Center/Lab (optional) Microwave Research Institute
Website URL for the Research Center/Lab (optional) http://mri.uitm.edu.my
Project Title FLEXIBLE META-MATERIAL MICROWAVE ANTENNAS FOR IOT APPLICATIONS BASED ON A SUSTAINABLE MATERIAL
Start Date May 15, 2019
End Date May 14, 2021
Funding Agency Universiti Teknologi MARA
Contact Person / Email(s) Zaiki Awang / zaiki.awang@gmail.com
Contact Phone(s) 0193830161
Nationality Requirements on Candidate(s) Applicants must be Malaysian citizens
Description The project investigates the possibility of designing small, flexible antennas on natural rubber substrates employing co-planar metamaterial structures. The use of flexible substrates will allow them to be mounted on surfaces of various shapes and geometries, thus enabling them to be worn by the user in IoT applications. The substrates will be mixed with different filler loadings to control the antenna response. The effects of these processing parameters will also be analyzed with respect to cost and manufacturability. This project will conclude with the fabrication of several microwave antennas, along with a set of optimized processing conditions and design procedures needed to fabricate such systems for a given specification.

Prospective candidate(s) should ideally hold an Honours Degree in Electronic/Communication Engineering, with specialization in RF/microwave engineering/wireless communications/electromagnetics. Good writing skills will be an added advantage. The student will be paid a monthly allowance and will be required to register for postgraduate study at the university.

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