The University of Southampton

Mahmoud Wagih Mohamed GSIEEE, BEng
  • SEMS PhD student representative

Mahmoud received his EEE BEng (First Class Hons.) from the University of Southampton (2018), and is pursuing his PhD in the smart electronics materials and systems group, University of Southampton. His research interests include RF energy harvestingRF and power management IC design, ultra-low power sensor networks, in addition to RF wearable electronics.

He previously worked as a research assistant, in the University of Southampton supported by Intel, investigating novel high speed differential transmission lines. In addition, he interned at ARM working on hardware acceleration of IP verification flows. He is currently a part-time research assistant working on wearable microwave wireless power transfer as part of EPSRC Wearable and Autonomous Computing for Future Smart Cities

Awards and Honours:

  • Best Student Paper Award at the IEEE MTT-S Wireless Power Transfer Conference, Wireless Power Week 2019, London, U.K. for the paper "Millimeter-Wave Textile Antenna for On-Body RF Energy Harvesting in Future 5G Networks"; from >100 WPTC2019 papers.
  • Best Oral Paper Award at PowerMEMS 2019, Krakow, Poland, for the paper "Position-Independent Wearable 6.78 MHz Near-Field Radiative Wireless Power Transfer using Electrically-Small Embroidered Textile Coils", sponsored by MDPI Energies.
  • Selected for the IEEE MTT-S Project Connect 2019: bringing an exceptional group of undergraduate and first-year graduate students to the International Microwave Symposium.
  • Andy Cranny Memorial Prize (2017/18), for the Best Undergraduate Project from 300 projects for the Project: "Flexible WIreless Sensor Node for Foot-Plantar Pressure Sensing".

IEEE Graduate Student Member: Reviewer for two IEEE Journals. Student member of the IEEE Microwave Theory & Techniques Society.



Research interests

RF Energy Harvesting, wearable antennas, millimeter-Wave antennas, Ultra-Low Power Management, RF electronic textiles


Hands-on RF and microwave measurements and testing.


Rotaru, Mihai and Wagih, Mahmoud Ashraf (2017) Analysis and design of low loss differential transmission line structures for high speed applications. In Electronics Packaging Technology Conference (EPTC), 2017 IEEE 19th. IEEE. pp. 1-5 . (doi:10.1109/EPTC.2017.8277541).

Wagih, Mahmoud, Wei, Yang, Yong, Sheng and Beeby, Stephen (2018) Connecting and powering flexible IoT, an insole case study. Arm Research Summit 2018, Cambridge, United Kingdom. 17 - 19 Sep 2018.

Mohamed, Mahmoud Ashraf Hassan Wagih, Wei, Yang and Beeby, Stephen (2018) Dataset for Flexible 2.4 GHz Node for Body Area Networks with a Compact High-Gain Planar Antenna. University of Southampton doi:10.5258/SOTON/D0702 [Dataset]

Wagih, Mahmoud, Wei, Yang and Beeby, Steve (2018) Flexible 2.4 GHz node for body area networks with a compact high-gain planar antenna. IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, 18 (1), 49-53. (doi:10.1109/LAWP.2018.2880490).

Wagih, Mahmoud, Weddell, Alex S. and Beeby, Steve (2019) Millimeter-wave textile antenna for on-body RF energy harvesting in future 5G networks. Wireless Power Week 2019, IEEE Wireless Power Transfer Conference., London, United Kingdom. 18 - 21 Jun 2019. pp. 1-4 . (In Press)

Wagih, Mahmoud, Weddell, Alex S. and Beeby, Stephen (2019) Characterizing and modelling non-linear Rectifiers for RF energy harvesting. PowerMEMS 2019: International Conference on Micro and Nanotechnology for Power generation and Energy Conversion Applications, Krakow, Poland. 03 - 06 Dec 2019. 5 pp .

Wagih, Mahmoud, Weddell, Alex S. and Beeby, Steve (2019) Overcoming the efficiency barrier of textile antennas: a transmission lines approach. Proceedings, 32 (1), 1-5. (doi:10.3390/proceedings2019032018).

Paosangthong, Watcharapong, Wagih, Mahmoud, Torah, Russel and Beeby, Steve (2019) Textile-based triboelectric nanogenerator with alternating positive and negative freestanding grating structure. Nano Energy. (doi:10.1016/j.nanoen.2019.104148).

Wagih, Mahmoud, Komolafe, Abiodun, Zaghari, Bahareh, Weddell, Alex S. and Beeby, Steve (2020) A broadband outlook on flexible and textile RF energy harvesting and wireless power transfer: from near-field to 5G. Innovations in Large-Area Electronics Conference (innoLAE 2020), Cambridge, United Kingdom. (In Press)

Komolafe, Abiodun, Wagih, Mahmoud, Valavan, Ashwini, Ahmed, Zeeshan, Stuikys, Aleksas and Zaghari, Bahareh (2019) A smart cycling platform for textile-based sensing and wireless power transfer in smart cities. Proceedings, 32 (1), 1-5. (doi:10.3390/proceedings2019032007).

Wagih, Mahmoud, Weddell, Alex S. and Beeby, Steve B. (2019) Rectennas for RF energy harvesting and wireless power transfer: a review of antenna design. IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine. (In Press)

Wagih, Mahmoud, Komolafe, Abiodun O. and Zaghari, Bahareh (2019) Position independent wearable 6.78 MHz near-field radiative wireless power transfer using electrically-small embroidered textile coils. PowerMEMS 2019: International Conference on Micro and Nanotechnology for Power generation and Energy Conversion Applications, Krakow, Poland. 03 - 06 Dec 2019. 5 pp .


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