DEM-1: Fahad Ahmed (resigned on December 6th, 2022)

  • Name: Fahad
  • Surname: Ahmed
  • Gender: Male
  • Birthdate: 11/02/1993
  • Nationality: Pakistani
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Short Biography

He received his BS Telecommunication engineering degree from University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila, Pakistan, and MS Electrical engineering (RF & MW) degree from Research Institute for Microwave and Millimeter-wave studies (RIMMS), National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan.

During his masters he worked on metasurface based cross and circular polarizers in reflection mode, metasurface-based polarizers in transmission mode, absorbers, asymmetric transmission, circular dichroism, polarization selective metasurfaces, FSS based filters, ultrathin flexible beam-splitters, partially reflective surfaces, reconfigurable polarizers, and bianisotropic omega metasurfaces for Low RCS and Fabry Perot cavity antennas applications.

After his master's program, he started a job as a research assistant and done many industrial projects, i.e., spiral antennas with fixture and radome, helical antennas for jammers, Biconical antennas with fixture and radome, and patch antenna arrays. After one year of experience, he joined SPRC Lab as an RF Engineer and worked mainly on software defined radios. He has designed blade antennas, dual band MIMO antennas, pass band and notch filters. Moreover, he also gained experience in link budgeting of transmitter/receiver chains and co-site interference analysis.

He is now associated with IIT/NCSR demokritos, partner of Metawireless group, as an early stage research for DEM-1 position. His job duties and responsibilities is to design wideband and multiband reconfigurable intelligent surfaces (RIS) under the supervision of dr. Fotis Lazarakis.


  • Project Title: Large bandwidth and multi-band RIS designs for high frequencies bands
  • Host Institution: DEM
  • Ph.D. Enrollment: UNIPI
  • Ph.D. University Advisor: Dr. Angeliki Alexiou