A qualified RFIC and antenna designer with in depth knowledge of complete design flow along with experience within several international projects within industry and academia across Europe
2009-2011 Chalmers University of Technology, Goteborg, Sweden
Master of Science (Wireless and Photonics Engineering) with specialization in Microwave Engineering
2003-2007 National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences Islamabad, Pakistan
Bachelor of Science (Telecommunication Engineering)
CGPA of 3.34 at a scale of 4.0.
April 2016 till Today CNIT Pisa, Italy
Early Stage Researcher (Marie Curie Fellowship under H2020)
Design and Implementation of a Polarization Insensitive Coherent Detection receiver for mm-wave applications using conventional PONs in photonics integrated circuits technology
Implementation of a UWB coherent processing algorithm for image reconstruction for Microwave applications
RF PCB design using discrete components for Microwave Photonics applictions
Oct 2012 – Oct 2015 INESC-TEC Porto, Portugal
Early Stage Researcher (Marie Curie Fellowship under FP7)
Proposed and analyzed complete Link-Budget of a battery-less RFID based Transceiver using IFN modulation coupled with IR-UWB for Wireless Sensor Network Applications
Designed and tested different Low Noise Amplifier Topologies in UMC CMOS 130nm technology for complete UWB range (3.1-11 GHz)
Designed and tested Ultra-Wideband (3 - 11 GHz) antennas using different substrates (LTCC, Kapton) for Space Applications
Designed a Pulse Generator along with digital control in UMC CMOS 130nm technology
Designed and tested OTA (Operational Trans-Conductance Amplifier) in subthreshold region using UMC CMOS 130nm technology for low applications
Successfully performed several RF Measurements using Cascade Microtech Probing Station and Wirebond based PCB characterization
Written proposals for National and International Funding Opportunities
Organized symposiums and workshops under the auspices of INESC- TEC and University of Porto
Completed documentation for European Union Projects
Sep 2011 till Sep 2012 SEHA-AHS Al Ain, Abu Dhabi.UAE
RF Imaging Engineer
Coordinated Commissioning activities of RF imaging Equipments through different vendors (GE Healthcare, Siemens, Philips)
Sep 2007 till Aug 2009 Al-Reem Hospico Co Al-Ain,Abu Dhabi,UAE
Servicing, Repairing and Planned Maintenance for following Equipments.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (GE HealthCare Systems) Computed Tomography (Toshiba Electronics & GE)
X-RAYs (Siemens,GE, Philips)
The project SENSEIVER was funded by European Commission under Grant No: 289481. The project consortium consisted of seven partners from six different European countries employed a total of 20 researchers. Within this project I have successfully designed an IR-UWB based receiver for wireless sensor networks. (http://www.senseiver.com)
Short-Slot Hybrid Coupler using Gap Waveguides
This project was supported by Arkivator AB and Chalmers University of Technology. For the first time, a hybrid coupler was designed in newly discovered metamaterial (Gap Wave Guide) with strict industrial requirements. The project was a success and Masters Degree was awarded
Channel Estimation in MIMO Systems
This project was supported by Ericsson AB and Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. The main goal of this project was to estimate the channel degradation in a MIMO system using different Antennas. Using GNU Radio and Hydra Software, an efficient channel sounder was prepared which estimated channel parameters using antennas such as China Hat, Dipole and Lossy Cable.
Aside from aforementioned projects, I have designed several RF blocks such as Oscillators, Cassegrain Antenna and 16*16 Patch Antenna Array during graduate studies
B. Hussain, I. Kianpour, V. Grade Tavares, H. Mendonca, G. Miskovic, G. Radosavljevic and V. Petrovic, "Design considerations for LTCC based UWB antennas for space applications," in International Conference on Wireless for Space and Extreme Environments (WiSEE) IEEE ,Noordwijk The Netherland, Oct. 2014.
B. Hussain, "IR-UWB Receivers for Wireless Sensor Networks" in International SENSEIVER Conference,Novi Sad Serbia , Oct. 2015
B. Hussain, I. Kianpour, V. Grade Tavares and H. Mendonca, "A 1.2V Cascaded Low Noise Amplifier for IR-UWB Receivers" in International Conference on Electrical and Power Expositions (EPE) IEEE , Iasi. 2014.
I.Kianpour, B. Hussain, V. G. Tavares, C. Duarte, H. Mendonca and J. Principe, "An Energy Study on IR-UWB Transmitter Using Integration- and-Fire Modulation," in International Conference on Ultra Wide-Band (ICUWB), Paris, 2014.
I.Kianpur, B. Husain. Vitor. G. Tavares.. Helio. S. Mendonca. Iman Kianpour, "A Low-Power Very Low-Harmonic-Distortion OTA," in International Symposium on Circuit and System (ISCAS), Lisbon Portugal, 2015.
Hussain,Bilal (June 2011), Short-Slot Hybrid Coupler in gap waveguide at 38 GHz , Chalmers Publication Library, Gothenburg, Sweden, ISSN 99- 2747920-4 URL:http://publications.lib.chalmers.se/records/fulltext/143058.pdf
Cad Tools and Computer Skills
Cadence Design Environment using Calibre and Assura Layout and Parasitic Extraction Tools
High Frequency Structured Simulator HFSS v13.0
Agilent Design Systems (ADS 2014) along with Goldengate C++ and Python
Matlab 2012 along with Simulink
Trainings and Courses
Completed two month training at TES Electronic Solution, Stuttgart Germany and acquried hand on experience from Industry experts in the field of RFIC design
Completed two month training at University of Novi Sad, Serbia and acquired clean room experience for ink jet printing using Flexible substrates
Completed one week training on LTCC Fabrication organized by Institute of Electron Technology, Krakow, Poland
Attended Project Management Course Organized by OMEC, Krakow, Poland 2013
Attended MD-Array Workshop for Semi-Custom Integrated Circuit Design organized by Microdul Philips, held in Krakow Poland 2015
Attended Summer School on Human Resource Management, organized by Technical University Iasi, held in Iasi, Romania 2014
Completed Cisco Certified Network Associate Training in 2008
English(TOEFL iBT 105/120), Urdu, Arabic, Tagalong, Portuguese
Interests and activities
Graphene based RF designs
An active member of Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI Project) by UC Berkeley
An active member of NASA Student Chapter
Prof,Vitor Grade Tavares
Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto Email: vgt(at)fe.up.pt
Mr, Djordje Simic
Technical Fellow, RF System Design TES Electronic Solutions
Prof, Goran Stojanovic
Faculty of Technical Science, University of Novi Sad Email: sgoran(at)uns.ac.rs
Novi Sad, Serbia
Prof Per-Simon Kildal Department of Signal and System
Chalmers University of Technology Email: per-simon.kildal(at)chalmers.se
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