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EE Graduate Seminar | Microwave sensing for inline fluid characterization

Start Date: February 19, 2017
End Date: February 19, 2017

By PhD Candidate, Muhammad Akram Karimi (KAUST)
Gone are the days when scientists used to take fluid sample for lab characterization. There are tremendous number of applications in oil and biomedical industries where inline sensing is highly desirable in real time. In this talk, I will discuss some of the microwave sensor designs we implemented to detect the percentage of water produced along with the oil during oil production. The sensor to be discussed in this talk, is the first printable microwave sensor for real time fluid characterization which can be realized at an extremely low cost of few dollars. Sensor’s performance in industrial flow loop will also be discussed which was conducted in global research center of Saudi Aramco located in Houston, USA.
Biogrpahy: Muhammad Akram Karimi is a PhD student at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia working in the field of Microwaves and Radio Frequencies. He did his masters from KAUST and Bachelors from UET, Lahore, Pakistan. His research interests include microwave sensors and their readout circuitry designs for industrial applications. He is the lead inventor of 3 joint patents with Saudi Aramco and first author of 3 journal papers and 5 conference papers. He is also the recipient of Best Paper Award at the prestigious conference of microwaves held in San Francisco, USA in 2016. He was the runner-up in Falling Walls, 2015 and runner-up in Dow Sustainability Innovation award, 2014.

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For more info contact: PhD Candidate, Muhammad Akram Karimi : email:
Date: Sunday 19th Feb 2017
Time:12:30PM - 01:00 PM
Location: Location: Building 9, Hall I Room 2322
Refreshments: Light Lunch will be available at 11:45 am