Education Profile

  • Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), (2011-2016)
  • M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), (2009-2010)
  • B.E. degree in Electronics Engineering, NED University of Engineering and Technology, (2004-2007)

Farhan Abdul Ghaffar graduated with a Ph.D. degree and an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering under the supervision of Professor Atif Shamim at Integrated Microwaves Packaging Antennas & Circuit Technology (IMPACT) Research Group at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). Currently, Farhan is working as a Post Doctoral Fellow/Instructor at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)​.

Research Interests

Farhan's research interests included Fractal Antenna Design for System on Package (SoP) and System on Chip (SoC) Applications, Ferrite LTCC Based Tunable Antenna and Passive Component Design, Design of Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFIC), and Integration of Active Circuits with Antenna for System on Chip (SoC) Applications.

Conference Publications:

  • F. A. Ghaffar, A. Shamim, "A Self-biased 3D Tunable Helical Antenna in Ferrite LTCC Substrate", IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, AP-S/URSI, 2015.
  • H. M. Cheema, F. A. Ghaffar, M. Arsalan, A. Shamim, " A 94 GHz CMOS Based Oscillator Transmitter with an On-Chip Meandered Dipole Antenna", IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, AP-S/URSI, 2015.
  • F. A. Ghaffar and A. Shamim, “A Self-Biased Tunable Helical Antenna in Ferrite LTCC Substrate”, IEEE International Symposium of Antennas and Propagation Society (APS/URSI), 2015. (Accepted)
  • F. A. Ghaffar and A. Shamim, "Theory and Design of a Half-Mode SIW Ferrite LTCC Phase Shifter ", IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS), 2015. (Accepted)
  • F. A. Ghaffar, A. Shamim and J. R. Bray, "Design strategy for a tunable antenna on a partially magnetized ferrite LTCC substrate," IEEE International Symposium of Antennas and Propagation Society (APS/URSI), pp.779-780, July 2014.
  • F. A. Ghaffar, H. M. Cheema, M. Arsalan, K. N. Salama and A. Shamim, “60 GHz System-on-Chip (SoC) with Built-in Memory and an On-chip Antenna,” IEEE European Conference on Antennas & Propagation (EuCAP), April 2014.
  • A. A. Hamdoun, F. A. Ghaffar and L. Roy, “Design of Flexible Patch Antenna Array”, Applied Electromagnetic Symposium, AES’ 13, March 2013.
  • F. A. Ghaffar, A. Shamim and L. Roy., "Study of LCP based flexible patch antenna array," IEEE International Symposium of Antennas and Propagation Society (APS/URSI), pp.1,2, July 2012.
  • F. A. Ghaffar and A. Shamim, "A 60 GHz Wideband and Miniaturized CMOS Fractal Antenna," Progress in Electromagnetics Research PIERS, Kuala Lumpur, March 2012.
  • F. A. Ghaffar, A. Shamim and K. N. Salama, “Design and Comparison of LTCC Based Fractal Antennas” URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, Istanbul, Turkey, Aug 2011.
     

Selected Publications

Vaseem, M., Ghaffar, F. A., Farooqui, M. F., & Shamim, A. (2018). Iron Oxide Nanoparticle-Based Magnetic Ink Development for Fully Printed Tunable Radio-Frequency Devices. Advanced Materials Technologies, 3(4), 1700242. doi:10.1002/admt.201700242
Ghaffar, F. A., Vaseem, M., Bray, J. R., & Shamim, A. (2017). A half mode inkjet printed tunable ferrite isolator. 2017 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS). doi:10.1109/mwsym.2017.8059099
Ghaffar, F. A., Vaseem, M., & Shamim, A. (2016). A magnetic nano-particle ink for tunable microwave applications. 2016 IEEE Middle East Conference on Antennas and Propagation (MECAP). doi:10.1109/mecap.2016.7790109
Ghaffar, F. A., Vaseem, M., & Shamim, A. (2016). A fully printed ferrite nano-particle ink based tunable antenna. 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (APSURSI). doi:10.1109/aps.2016.7696237
Ghaffar, F. A., Nafe, A., & Shamim, A. (2016). Ferrite LTCC based phased array antennas. 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (APSURSI). doi:10.1109/aps.2016.7696275
Ghaffar, F. A. (2016). Theory and Design of Tunable and Reconfigurable Microwave Passive Components on Partially Magnetized Ferrite Substrate, (Dissertation). https://hdl.handle.net/10754/621876
Ghaffar, F. A., Yang, S., Cheema, H. M., & Shamim, A. (2016). A 24 GHz CMOS oscillator transmitter with an inkjet printed on-chip antenna. 2016 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS). doi:10.1109/mwsym.2016.7540081
Ghaffar, F. A., Khalid, M. U., Shamim, A., & Salama, K. N. (2010). Gain-enhanced LTCC system-on-package for automotive UMRR applications. 2010 53rd IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems. doi:10.1109/mwscas.2010.5548783
Ghaffar, F. A., Shamim, A., & Roy, L. (2012). Study of LCP based flexible patch antenna array. Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation. doi:10.1109/aps.2012.6348679
Hussain, A. M., Ghaffar, F. A., Park, S. I., Rogers, J. A., Shamim, A., & Hussain, M. M. (2015). Metal/Polymer Based Stretchable Antenna for Constant Frequency Far-Field Communication in Wearable Electronics. Advanced Functional Materials, 25(42), 6565–6575. doi:10.1002/adfm.201503277
Ghaffar, F. A., & Shamim, A. (2015). A Partially Magnetized Ferrite LTCC-Based SIW Phase Shifter for Phased Array Applications. IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 51(6), 1–8. doi:10.1109/tmag.2015.2404303
Arabi, E., Ghaffar, F. A., & Shamim, A. (2015). Tunable Bandpass Filter Based on Partially Magnetized Ferrite LTCC With Embedded Windings for SoP Applications. IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, 25(1), 16–18. doi:10.1109/lmwc.2014.2365748
Ghaffar, F. A., Shamim, A., & Bray, J. R. (2014). Design strategy for a tunable antenna on a partially magnetized ferrite LTCC substrate. 2014 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium (APSURSI). doi:10.1109/aps.2014.6904719
Hussain, A. M., Ghaffar, F. A., Park, S. I., Rogers, J. A., Shamim, A., & Hussain, M. M. (2015). Metal/Polymer Based Stretchable Antenna for Constant Frequency Far-Field Communication in Wearable Electronics. Advanced Functional Materials, 25(42), 6565–6575. doi:10.1002/adfm.201503277
Ghaffar, F. A., & Shamim, A. (2015). A Ferrite LTCC Based Dual Purpose Helical Antenna Providing Bias for Tunability. IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, 14, 831–834. doi:10.1109/lawp.2014.2382608
• F. Ghaffar, M. U. Khalid, K. Salama, A. Shamim, “24 GHz LTCC Fractal Antenna Array SoP With Integrated Fresnel Lens”, IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, Vol. PP, Issue 99, July 2011.