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Dr Mahmoud Wagih Mohamed PhD, BEng, MIET, MIEEE

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Mahmoud received his EEE BEng (First Class Hons.) in September 2018, and his PhD in 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), as a Researcher Co-Investigator on Safeguard a £49.9k 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., UK. Currently, he leads a £78k Flexible Innovation Fund (FIF) project on RFID sensing as part of the EPSRC Smart Cities platform grant

Awards and Honours:

  • Dean's Award, Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences 2021, recognising an Early Career Researcher who has demonstrated excellent performance and an exceptional contribution beyond expectations.
  • Doctoral College Best of Faculty Research Award, selected from all the School Award winners and finalists across the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (FEPS: >1,000 PhD students). Received for "Establishing a track record in a new field of research through an exceptional number of high-quality publications from a PhD"
  • Doctoral College Research Award, School Winner for Electronics and Computer Science, 2021 Festival of Doctoral Research.
  • IEEE Microwave Week 2020 3MT® Best Presentation (2nd Prize): selected from 24 finalists from worldwide top institutions for the presentation "Collecting Radio Rain". Featured in the IEEE Microwave Magazine and several workshop invitations.
  • 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.
  • 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".

Dr. Wagih is a Senior Member of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI), a member of the IET and IEEE, and was elected as an Affiliate Member for two IEEE Microwave Theory & Techniques Technical Committees (TC-25 and TC-26)Wireless Power Transfer and Energy Conversion Committee, and RFID, Wireless Sensors and IoT Committee. He acts as a reviewer for 11 Journals including the IEEE Transactions on Antennas & Propagation, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, IEEE Systems Journal, IEEE Sensors Letters, Sensors & Actuators A: Physical, and MDPI Sensors. Session co-chair at the 15th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP'21). TPC Reviewer for the IEEE APS/URSI'21 and IEEE FLEPS'21 conferences.

Research

Research interests

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

Teaching

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

Publications

Rotaru, Mihai and Mohamed, Mahmoud (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, Robinson College, Cambridge, United Kingdom. 17 - 19 Sep 2018.

Mohamed, Mahmoud, Wei, Yang and Beeby, Steve (2019) 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., IET Savoy Place, London, United Kingdom. 18 - 21 Jun 2019. pp. 1-4 . (In Press) (doi:10.1109/WPTC45513.2019.9055541).

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, [104148]. (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, [7]. (doi:10.3390/proceedings2019032007).

Wagih, Mahmoud, Weddell, Alex S. and Beeby, Steve (2020) Rectennas for radio-frequency energy harvesting and wireless power transfer: A review of antenna design [Antenna applications corner]. IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, 62 (5), 95-107, [9214948]. (doi:10.1109/MAP.2020.3012872).

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 .

Wagih, Mahmoud (2020) Direct-write dispenser printing for rapid antenna prototyping on thin flexible substrates. In 2020 14th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP). IEEE. 4 pp . (doi:10.23919/EuCAP48036.2020.9135625).

Wagih, Mahmoud, Weddell, Alex S. and Beeby, Steve (2020) Sub-1 GHz flexible concealed rectenna yarn for high-efficiency wireless-powered electronic textiles. In 2020 14th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP). IEEE. 5 pp . (doi:10.23919/EuCAP48036.2020.9136041).

Mohamed, Mahmoud (2020) Dataset for "Separation-Independent Wearable 6.78 MHz Near-Field Radiative Wireless Power Transfer using Electrically-Small Embroidered Textile Coils". University of Southampton doi:10.5258/SOTON/D1205 [Dataset]

Paosangthong, Watcharapong, Wagih, Mahmoud, Torah, Russel and Beeby, Steve (2020) Textile manufacturing compatible triboelectric nanogenerator with alternating positive and negative freestanding grating structure. Proceedings, 32 (1), [23]. (doi:10.3390/proceedings2019032023).

Wagih, Mahmoud, Komolafe, Abiodun and Zaghari, Bahareh (2020) Dual-receiver wearable 6.78 MHz resonant inductive wireless power transfer glove using embroidered textile coils. IEEE Access, 8, 24630-24642, [8978636]. (doi:10.1109/ACCESS.2020.2971086).

Mohamed, Mahmoud, Komolafe, Abiodun and Zaghari, Bahareh (2020) Dataset for the paper: Dual-Receiver Wearable 6.78 MHz Resonant Inductive Wireless Power Transfer Glove using Embroidered Textile Coils. University of Southampton doi:10.5258/SOTON/1217 [Dataset]

Wagih, Mahmoud, Komolafe, Abiodun and Zaghari, Bahareh (2020) Separation-independent wearable 6.78 MHz near-field radiative wireless power transfer using electrically-small embroidered textile coils. Energies, 13 (3), 1-14, [528]. (doi:10.3390/en13030528).

Wagih, Mahmoud, Weddell, Alex S. and Beeby, Steve (2020) High-efficiency sub-1 GHz flexible compact rectenna based on parametric antenna-rectifier co-design. IEEE International Microwave Symposium: IEEE Microwave Week, Los Angeles, United States. (In Press)

Wagih, Mahmoud, Hillier, Nicholas, Yong, Sheng, Weddell, Alex S. and Beeby, Steve (2020) Wearable e-textile wireless RF power supply based on a textile supercapacitor and a flexible rectenna filament. IEEE FLEPS 2020: IEEE International Conference on Flexible and Printable Sensors and Systems, , Manchester, United Kingdom. 16 - 19 Aug 2020. (In Press)

Wagih, Mahmoud, Komolafe, Abiodun and Zaghari, Bahareh (2020) Wearable wireless power transfer using direct-write dispenser printed flexible coils. IEEE FLEPS 2020: IEEE International Conference on Flexible and Printable Sensors and Systems, , Manchester, United Kingdom. 16 - 19 Aug 2020. (In Press)

Wagih, Mahmoud, Wei, Yang, Komolafe, Abiodun, Torah, Russel and Beeby, Stephen (2020) Reliable UHF long-range textile-integrated RFID tag based on a compact flexible antenna filament. Sensors, 20 (12), 1-15, [3435]. (doi:10.3390/s20123435).

Mohamed, Mahmoud, Wei, Yang, Komolafe, Abiodun, Torah, Russel and Beeby, Stephen (2020) Dataset for the paper: Reliable UHF Long-Range Textile-Integrated RFID Tag based on a Compact Flexible Antenna Filament. University of Southampton doi:10.5258/SOTON/D1422 [Dataset]

Mohamed, Mahmoud, Cetinkaya, Oktay, Zaghari, Bahareh, Weddell, Alexander and Beeby, Stephen (2020) Dataset for "Real-World Performance of Sub-1 GHz and 2.4 GHz Textile Antennas for RF-Powered Body Area Networks". University of Southampton doi:10.5258/SOTON/D1479 [Dataset]

Wagih, Mahmoud, Cetinkaya, Oktay, Zaghari, Bahareh, Weddell, Alex S. and Beeby, Steve (2020) Real-world performance of sub-1 GHz and 2.4 GHz textile antennas for RF-powered body area networks. IEEE Access, 8, 133746-133756, [9149585]. (doi:10.1109/ACCESS.2020.3011603).

Mohamed, Mahmoud, Hilton, Geoffrey S., Weddell, Alexander and Beeby, Stephen (2020) Data for Broadband Millimeter Wave Textile-Based Flexible Rectenna. University of Southampton doi:10.5258/SOTON/D1493 [Dataset]

Wagih, Mahmoud, Hilton, Geoffrey S., Weddell, Alex S. and Beeby, Steve (2020) Broadband millimeter-wave textile-based flexible rectenna for wearable energy harvesting. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 68 (11), 4960-4972. (doi:10.1109/TMTT.2020.3018735).

Wagih, Mahmoud, Weddell, Alex S. and Beeby, Steve (2020) Millimeter wave power harvesting: A review. IEEE Open Journal of Antennas and Propagation. (doi:10.1109/OJAP.2020.3028220).

Wagih, Mahmoud, Weddell, Alex S. and Beeby, Steve (2020) Omnidirectional dual-polarized low-profile textile rectenna with over 50% efficiency for sub-μW/cm2 wearable power harvesting. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation. (doi:10.1109/TAP.2020.3030992). (In Press)

Mohamed, Mahmoud, Beeby, Stephen and Weddell, Alexander (2020) Data for Omnidirectional Dual-Polarized Low-Profile Textile Rectenna with over 50% Efficiency for Sub-µW/cm^2 Wearable Power Harvesting. University of Southampton doi:10.5258/SOTON/D1571 [Dataset]

Mohamed, Mahmoud, Beeby, Stephen and Weddell, Alexander (2020) Dataset for: Millimeter-Wave Power Harvesting: A Review. University of Southampton doi:10.5258/SOTON/D1568 [Dataset]

Mohamed, Mahmoud (2020) Data for Meshed High-Impedance Matching Network-Free Rectenna Optimized for Additive Manufacturing. University of Southampton doi:10.5258/SOTON/D1632 [Dataset]

Wagih, Mahmoud, Weddell, Alex S. and Beeby, Steve (2020) Meshed high-impedance matching network-free rectenna optimized for additive manufacturing. IEEE Open Journal of Antennas and Propagation, 1-12. (doi:10.1109/OJAP.2020.3038001).

Wagih, Mahmoud, Hilton, Geoffrey S., Weddell, Alex S. and Beeby, Steve (2021) 2.4 GHz wearable textile antenna/rectenna for simultaneous information and power transfer. In 15th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2021. IEEE.. (doi:10.23919/EuCAP51087.2021.9411499).

Wagih, Mahmoud, Weddell, Alex S. and Beeby, Steve (2021) Powering e-textiles using a single thread radio frequency energy harvesting rectenna. International Conference on the Challenges, Opportunities, Innovations and Applications in Electronic Textiles. 03 - 04 Nov 2020. (doi:10.3390/proceedings2021068016).

Wagih, Mahmoud, Weddell, Alex S. and Beeby, Steve (2021) Analyzing and maximizing the power harvesting efficiency of a textile rectenna through reflector-based shielding. In 15th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2021. IEEE.. (doi:10.23919/EuCAP51087.2021.9411484).

Wagih, Mahmoud, Hillier, Nicholas, Yong, Sheng, Weddell, Alex S. and Beeby, Steve (2021) RF-powered wearable energy harvesting and storage module based on e-textile coplanar waveguide rectenna and supercapacitor. IEEE Open Journal of Antennas and Propagation, 2, 302-314. (doi:10.1109/OJAP.2021.3059501).

Wagih, Mahmoud and Shi, Junjie (2021) Direct-written printed dual-polarized meshed antenna for chipless RFID sensing. In General Assembly of the International Radio Science Union (URSI). IEEE. 4 pp . (In Press)

Wagih, Mahmoud, Weddell, Alex S. and Beeby, Steve (2021) Millimeter-wave textile-based monopole antenna for wearable wireless power transmission. In General Assembly of the International Radio Science Union (URSI). IEEE. 4 pp . (In Press)

Wagih, Mahmoud (2021) An investigation of meshed printed monopoles for optically-transparent antennas. In General Assembly of the International Radio Science Union (URSI GASS).

Wagih, Mahmoud, Hilton, Geoffrey S., Weddell, Alex S. and Beeby, Steve (2021) Dual-band dual-mode textile antenna/rectenna for Simultaneous Wireless Information and Power Transfer (SWIPT). IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 69 (10), 6322-6332. (doi:10.1109/TAP.2021.3070230). (In Press)

Wagih, Mahmoud, Weddell, Alex S. and Beeby, Steve (2021) Dispenser printed flexible rectenna for dual-ISM band high-efficiency supercapacitor charging. In 2021 IEEE Wireless Power Transfer Conference (WPTC). IEEE. 4 pp . (In Press)

Mohamed, Mahmoud (2021) Data suppporting "RF-Powered Wearable Energy Harvesting and Storage Module based on E-Textile Coplanar Waveguide Rectenna and Supercapacitor". University of Southampton doi:10.5258/SOTON/D1737 [Dataset]

Mohamed, Mahmoud (2021) Data associated with the Dual-Band Dual-Mode Textile Antenna/Rectenna for Simultaneous Wireless Information and Power Transfer. University of Southampton doi:10.5258/SOTON/D1777 [Dataset]

Wagih, Mahmoud and Shi, Junjie (2021) Wireless ice detection and monitoring using flexible UHF RFID tags. IEEE Sensors Journal. (doi:10.36227/techrxiv.14252657.v2). (In Press)

Wagih, Mahmoud (2021) Comments on “A Passive and Wireless SensorBased on RFID Antenna for Detecting Mechanical Deformation”. IEEE Open Journal of Antennas and Propagation, 2. (In Press)

Komolafe, Abiodun, Zaghari, Bahareh, Torah, Russel, Weddell, Alexander, Khanbareh, Hamideh, Michail Tsikriteas, Zois, Vousden, Mark, Wagih, Mahmoud, Tronco Jurado, Ulises, Shi, Junjie, Li, Yi, Yang, Kai, Savelli, Guillaume, White, Neil and Beeby, Stephen (2021) E-textile technology review: from materials to applications. IEEE Access, 9, 97152-97179, [9471836]. (doi:10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3094303).

Shi, Junjie and Wagih, Mahmoud (2021) Flexible Direct-Write Printed RF Sensor for RF Ice Sensing. In 2021 IEEE International Conference on Flexible and Printable Sensors and Systems (FLEPS). IEEE.. (doi:10.1109/FLEPS51544.2021.9469841).

Wagih, Mahmoud, Hilton, Geoffrey S., Weddell, Alex S. and Beeby, Steve (2021) Dual-polarized wearable antenna/rectenna for full-duplex and MIMO Simultaneous Wireless Information and Power Transfer (SWIPT). IEEE Open Journal of Antennas and Propagation. (doi:10.1109/OJAP.2021.3098939).

Wagih, Mahmoud, Komolafe, Abiodun, Torah, Russel, Weddell, Alex S. and Beeby, Steve (2021) Screen printing reliable wearable microstrip antennas on rough textile substrates. In IEEE Antennas and Propagation Symposium. IEEE. pp. 1-2 . (In Press)

Wagih, Mahmoud and Shi, Junjie (2021) Complex-impedance dipole antennas as RFID-enabled ice monitors. In IEEE Antennas and Propagation Symposium. IEEE.. (In Press)

Wagih, Mahmoud, Hilton, Geoffrey S., Weddell, Alex S. and Beeby, Steve (2021) Millimeter wave power transmission for compact and large-area wearable IoT devices based on a higher-order mode wearable antenna. IEEE Internet of Things Journal. (doi:10.1109/JIOT.2021.3107594).

Mohamed, Mahmoud and Shi, Junjie (2021) UHF RFID Ice Detection and Monitoring Data. University of Southampton doi:10.5258/SOTON/D1849 [Dataset]

Mohamed, Mahmoud and Hilton, Geoffrey S. (2021) Data Supporting the Article: Dual-Polarized Wearable Antenna/Rectenna for Full-Duplex and MIMO Simultaneous Wireless Information and Power Transfer (SWIPT). University of Southampton doi:10.5258/SOTON/D1899 [Dataset]

Mohamed, Mahmoud and Hilton, Geoffrey S. (2021) Millimeter Wave Power Transmission for Compact and Large-Area Wearable IoT Devices based on a Higher-Order Mode Wearable Antenna Data. University of Southampton doi:10.5258/SOTON/D1931 [Dataset]

Wagih, Mahmoud, Savanth, Anand, Gamage, Sahan, Weddell, Alex S. and Beeby, Steve (2021) CMOS UHF RFID Rectifier Design and Matching: an Analysis of Process and Temperature Variations. In 2021 IEEE International Conference on RFID Technology and Applications (RFID-TA). IEEE.. (In Press)

Wagih, Mahmoud, Hillier, Nicholas, David George, Weddell, Alex S. and Beeby, Steve (2021) E-Textile RF energy harvesting and storage using organic-electrolyte carbon-based supercapacitors. 2021 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Workshop Series on Advanced Materials and Processes for RF and THz Applications, , chongqing, China. 15 - 17 Nov 2021. 4 pp . (In Press)

Wagih, Mahmoud and Moody, Thomas (2021) Open-Source Low-Cost Antenna Measurement Setup for Rapid Echoic Measurements. In 2020 IEEE Conference on Antenna Measurements & Applications (CAMA). IEEE. 5 pp . (In Press) (doi:10.36227/techrxiv.16610818.v1).

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