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Mahmoud Wagih wins Best Student Paper Prize at WPTC 2019

Published: 25 June 2019
Mahmoud Wagih receiving his prize at the conference.

Mahmoud Wagih Mohamed, a PhD student from the SEMS Research Group, has won the Best Student Paper Award at the IEEE MTT-S Wireless Power Transfer Conference. The conference was held as part of Wireless Power Week 2019, which featured around 200 presentations.

His paper, entitled "Millimeter-wave textile antenna for on-body RF energy harvesting in future 5G networks" presented the first antenna on textile for wearable ambient RF energy harvesting in the 26 GHz and 28 GHz bands. The antenna was fabricated on a 310μm woven polyester substrate using etched ultra-thin Polyimide copper laminates with a minimum feature size of 150μm. A high robustness against human proximity was demonstrated with a stable bandwidth and improved gain.

Mahmoud is supervised by Prof Steve Beeby and Dr Alex Weddell, and is contributing to joint research activities under the EnABLES project.

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