Prof. Atif Shamim has been elevated to the rank of Senior Member of IEEE. This is considered an important honor since only 8% of nearly 400,000 IEEE members are Senior Members because of their superior professional achievements.
Dr. Shamim received his M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering at Carleton University, Canada in 2004 and 2009 respectively. He was an NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Graduate scholar at Carleton University from 2007 till 2009 and an NSERC postdoctoral Fellow from 2009-2010 at Royal Military College Canada and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), KSA. In August 2010, he joined the Electrical Engineering Program at KAUST, where he is currently an Assistant Professor and principal investigator of IMPACT Lab. He was an invited researcher at the VTT Micro-modules Research Center (Oulu, Finland) in 2006. Dr. Shamim was the recipient of the best paper prize at the European Wireless Technology Conference in 2008. He was given the Ottawa Centre of Research Innovation (OCRI) Researcher of the Year Award in 2008. His work on Wireless Dosimeter won the ITAC SMC Award at Canadian Microelectronics Corporation TEXPO in 2007. He received the best student paper finalist prize at IEEE APS conference in 2005. He also won numerous business-related awards, including 1st prize in Canada's national business plan competition and was selected for OCRI Entrepreneur of the year award in 2010. He has authored/co-authored over 65 international publications and is an inventor on 8 patents. His research interests are in integrated on-chip antennas, low power CMOS RFICs for system-on-chip (SoC) applications and advanced system-on-package (SoP) designs in multilayer LTCC, LCP, and paper substrates through screen and inkjet printing techniques.