Hanguang Liao and Yiming Yang from the KAUST IMPACT Lab won first place in the 2022 IEEE AP-S Student Design Contest at the 2022 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting (IEEE AP-S/URSI 2022), held in July in Denver.

IEEE APS is organizing the 13th Annual Student Design Competition this year in Denver. The topic for this year is “Miniaturized Antennas in IoT Applications”. Out of 30 submissions, only 6 teams have been selected as finalists in the competition. KAUST IMPACT Lab team, in collaboration with KU Leuven and UESTC, has qualified for the finals.

KAUST Research Conference on Extreme Bandwidth Communication: From mmWave, THz to Optical Bands was held in KAUST Library from March 21st to 23rd. In the conference's poster contest, Haoran and Yiyang won the first and second prizes among 16 strong competitors. Haoran's poster title is Wideband and Wide Beam-scanning Dual-Polarized Phased Array Antenna for 5G Applications.

Monika and Jaime joined IMPACT Lab as visiting students of Microelectronics Winter Camp. The winter camp is a 4-6 week research program aiming to develop practical and creative skills of undergraduate and Master's students from all around the globe.

KAUST Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Atif Shamim has been selected as a Distinguished Lecturer (DL) for the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S) from 2022 to 2024. In his new role, sponsored by the IEEE, Shamim will give lectures to AP-S chapter members on topics of interest and importance to the global AP community. 

UAV MIMO antenna system work has been selected to appear as a featured article on OJAP's website. The paper "A Dual mode, Thin and Wideband MIMO Antenna System for Seamless Integration on UAV" co-authored by Zubair Akhter, Rana Muhammad Bilal, and Atif Shamim has garnered considerable attention in the research community.

Muhammad Akram Karimi, KAUST Ph.D. student and co-founder of the KAUST-supported startup company Saher Flow Solutions, has been selected as the recipient of the 2021 IEEE Sensors Council Technical Achievement Award in the Field of Sensors – Early Career. The award honors an individual with “outstanding technical contributions within the scope of the IEEE Sensors Council, as documented by publications and patents. It is based on the general quality and originality of contributions.”

Wearable Beam-Switching Array work has been featured on IEEE Xplore. The paper "Wearable Applications: Screen-Printed, Flexible, Parasitic Beam-Switching Millimeter-Wave Antenna Array" co-authored by Azat Meredov, Kirill Klionovski and Atif Shamim has garnered considerable attention in the research community.