The University of Southampton

Mahmoud Wagih Mohamed PhD, BEng, MIET, MIEEE

Mahmoud received his EEE BEng (First Class Hons.) in September 2018, and his PhD on Rectenna Design  in April 2021, from the University of Southampton. His research interests broadly cover antennas and microwave engineering and their applications in IoT, sensing, and smart cities.

He previously worked as an undergraduate and postgraduate Research Assistant, at the University of Southampton (UK and Malaysia) on industrial collaborations and research projects (Intel; EPSRC Platform Grant), a Researcher Co-Investigator on Safeguard an EPSRC-SPRINT project, and has worked on consultancy projects (ECS Partners Ltd.) in 2017-2021. He was an EU-EnABLES funded PhD student from 2018 to 2020. He was a Hardware Verification Engineering Intern, in 2018, and a Research Intern, in 2020, at Arm Ltd. Currently, he leads a Flexible Innovation Fund (FIF) project on RFID sensing as part of the EPSRC-funded Smart Cities platform grant

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.
  • IEEE Microwave Week 2020 3MT® Best Presentation (2nd Prize): selected from 24 finalists from worldwide top institutions for the presentation "Collecting Radio Rain"
  • 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.
  • University of Southampton 3MT®: Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences Runner Up, SEMS Group first place winner.
  • 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".

IET Member, IEEE Member. Reviewer for 9 Journals including IEEE Transactions on Antennas & Propagation, IEEE Systems Journal, IEEE Sensors Letters, Sensors & Actuators A: Physical, and MDPI Sensors. Session chair at the 15th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP'21).


Research interests

  • RF Energy Harvesting;
  • Wearable antennas and propagation;
  • mmWave antennas;
  • RFIC Design;
  • Electronic textiles;
  • Additive manufacturing;
  • Green RFID sensing;


Hands-on RF and microwave measurements and testing; antenna design; microwave circuits and systems.


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