Mahmoud Ouda Won The "Best Out Of The Box Solution" Prize At The 18th Microelectronics Olympiad Held In Armenia

 Doctoral student, Mahmoud Ouda, working under the supervision of Prof. Khaled Salama, won "Best out of the box solution" prize at the eighth microelectronics olympiad held October 15-19 in Yerevan, Armenia, This year's event was held in cooperation with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Test Technology Technical Council (TTTC).  Olympiad topics for 2013 included Digital IC Design and Test, Analog and Mixed-Signal IC Design and Test, Semiconductor Devices and Technology, and Mathematics and Algorithmic Issues of Electronic Design Automation (EDA).  This year, the number and diversity of participants grew dramatically, attracting 613 young engineers from 22 countries. The Olympiad welcomed participants from Argentina, Armenia, Belarus, Brazil, Chile, China, Egypt, Georgia, Germany, India, Israel, Jordan, Malaysia, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Turkey, UAE, Ukraine, Vietnam, and the USA.
Mahmoud got his bachelor's and master's degree from Ain Shams University, Egypt and is currently doing his Ph.D. at the electrical engineering department at KAUST under the supervision of Prof. Khaled Salama. His research is on developing On-Chip RF Energy Harvesting modules to deliver power to wireless sensors from incoming RF signals. This module provides a platform for battery-less, miniaturized wireless sensors that can be implanted inside the human body to monitor physical properties such as pressure or temperature and send the reading wirelessly to an external reader. This work can find further application in biomedical implants, asset management, goods tracking in the supply chain, contactless smart cards, and wireless sensors in smart buildings and home automation.

Eighth Annual International Microelectronics Olympiad