Research Seminar 21st November – Metamaterial-Inspired Structures and their Applications in Microwave, Millimeter-wave and Terahertz Planar Circuits


Ali Karami

Mr. A.H. Karami

Metamaterials are composite structures that are engineered to modify the electromagnetic properties of materials. The concept of metamaterials is especially useful in order to achieve new physically realizable responses that may not be readily available in nature. The key to the application of metamaterial resonators for the synthesis of such effective media is their small electrical size. This feature can be also exploited for the miniaturization of planar circuits. Along this path, many discoveries and technological advances have been demonstrated in the literature.

Motivated by the need for miniaturized planar structures in mobile wireless systems, in this seminar, an introduction to metamaterials and their applications in miniaturized microwave, millimeter-wave and terahertz planar circuits will be presented.


Mr. Ali Karami received his Bachelor of Engineering and Masters of Engineering degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Shiraz, in 2003 and University of Shahid Beheshti in 2006, respectively. In 2009, he joined the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at The University of Adelaide to study towards his PhD in the area of microwave and millimeter-wave circuit design. He has received the 2012 Simon Rockliff Award for outstanding postgraduate mentorship from the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and DSTO. He has also received IEEE SA Section Student Travel Award for 2012. He was a Visiting Scholar at GEMMA/CIMITEC, Departament d’Enginyeria Electronica, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, Spain, hosted by Prof Ferran Martin. His research interests include MMIC design, microwave and millimeter devices and circuits, metamaterials and their applications in planar circuits.

date and time Thursday 21st November, 2013

5.57 Ingkarni Wardli Building
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