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Dr Nosherwan Shoaib
Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering

RIMMS
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
 
Tel : 051-90852561

Specialization
 RF Measurements, MIMO Antennas, Electromagnetism, RF Circuit Design

Education
 Postdoc – RF & Microwaves – The Petroleum Institute (PI), University & Research Center, UAE, United Arab Emirates (2016)

Dr. Nosherwan Shoaib was born in 1986. He received his master’s degree in electronics engineering and PhD degree in electronics and electrical measurements engineering from the Politecnico di Torino, Italy, in Sept. 2011 and Feb. 2015, respectively. Afterwards, he worked as a post-doctoral research fellow at Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica (INRIM), Italy and the Petroleum Institute University and Research Center (PI), United Arab Emirates (UAE). He is currently with the Research Institute for Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Studies (RIMMS) at National University of Sciences &Technology (NUST), Islamabad as an Assistant Professor. He teaches RF & Microwave related courses to Electrical Engineering students. His current research interests include RF energy harvesting, RF metrology and design & development of 5G MIMO antennas and microwave active circuits.

Dr. Shoaib is the chair of Pakistan’s first ever IEEE joint Microwave Theory & Techniques and Antenna & Propagation (MTT-AP) chapter. He was the recipient of Best Ph.D. Graduate Award 2015, winner of 4th International URSI Student Paper Competition 2015, the ARFTG Ph.D. Student Sponsorship Award 2013, the Best National Senior Year Graduate Project Gold Medal Award 2010 and the President of Pakistan Gold Medal Award 2008. He has also received the Young Scientist Awards from International Union of Radio Science (URSI) at multiple occasions.

During his PhD, he has actively participated as researcher in European Metrology Research Programme (EMRP) Project SIB62 Metrology for New Electrical Measurement Quantities in High-frequency Circuits. The EMRP is jointly funded by the EMRP participating countries within EURAMET and the European Union. 

Research Experience

Post Doctoral Fellow, The Petroleum Institute (PI), University & Research Center, United Arab Emirates (UAE)
October 2015 – September 2016 (11 months )

Details: Smart Sensor Design for Scale Detection in Oil Pipelines

Post Doctoral Fellow, National Institute of Metrological Research- INRIM, Italy
March 2015 – September 2015 (6 months )

Details: Material Measurements and Characterization using Vector Network Analyzer (VNA) at microwave frequencies

Researcher, National Institute of Metrological Research- INRIM, Italy
January 2012 – December 2014 (2 years 11 months )

Details: RF & Microwave Measurements

Guest Scientist, PTB - The National Metrology Institute of Germany, Germany
August 2014 – October 2014 (2 months )

Details: Design and Development of verification artifacts up to Terahertz VNA system

Guest Scientist, National Physical Laboratory (NPL), United Kingdom (UK)
March 2014 – June 2014 (3 months )

Details: Material measurements using VNA and THz-TDS techniques

Research Fellow, Alta Scuola Politecnica (ASP), Italy
September 2009 – September 2011 (2 years )

Details: Sustainable Management of Underwater Cultural Heritage

Assistant Professor, National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan
September 2016 – Present (5 months )

Details: Research at undergraduate and graduate level engineering programmes


Journal Papers

Warda Saeed, Nosherwan Shoaib, Hammad M. Cheema, Muhammad U. Khan, "RF Energy Harvesting for Ubiquitous, Zero Power Wireless Sensors", International Journal of Antennas and Propagation, pp. , Feb, 2018.

S. Shoaib, N. Shoaib, I. Shoaib and X. Chen, "Design and performance analysis of pattern reconfigurable MIMO antennas for mobile smartphones", Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, Vol. 59, No. 1, pp. 148-156, Jan, 2017.

N. Shoaib, M. Sellone, L. Oberto and L. Brunetti, "Uncertainty Evaluation for Material Characterization Using Vector Network Analyzer", Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, Vol. 58, No. 8, pp. 1841-1844, Aug, 2016.

M. Naftaly, N. Shoaib, N. Ridler and D. Stokes, "Intercomparison of Terahertz Dielectric Measurements Using Vector Network Analyzer and Time-Domain Spectrometer", Journal of Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, Vol. 37, No. 7, pp. 691-702, Jul, 2016.

N. Shoaib, K. Kuhlmann, R. Judaschke, M. Sellone and L. Brunetti, "Investigation of Verification Artifacts in WR-03 Waveguides", Journal of Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, Vol. 36, pp. 1089-1100, Aug, 2015.

N. Shoaib, K. Kuhlmann and R. Judaschke, "A novel type n coaxial air-line verification standard", Metrologia, Vol. 52, pp. 469-478, Apr, 2015.

L. Brunetti, L. Oberto, M. Sellone, N. Shoaib and E. Vremera, , "Improvements on INRIM Coaxial Microcalorimeter and Outcome of a Model Comparison", IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, Vol. 64, pp. 1472- 1476, Mar, 2015.

S. Shoaib, I. Shoaib, N. Shoaib, C. Xiaodong and C. Parini, "MIMO Antennas for Mobile Handsets", IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, Vol. 14, pp. 799-802, Dec, 2014.

S. Shoaib, I. Shoaib, N. Shoaib, C. Xiaodong and C. Parini, "Design and Performance Study of a Dual-Element Multiband Printed Monopole Antenna Array for MIMO Terminals", IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, Vol. 13, pp. 329-332, Feb, 2014.

M. Sellone, L. Oberto, Y. Shan, Y.S. Meng, L. Brunetti and N. Shoaib, , "Comparison of S-Parameter Measurements at Millimeter Wavelengths Between INRIM and NMC", IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, Vol. 63, No. 7, pp. 1810-1817, Dec, 2013.

S. Shoaib and N. Shoaib, "Modeling and Performance Analysis of Helix Antenna for Integrated Satellite and Terrestrial Communications", Journal of Applied Research, Design & Technology, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 1310-1315, Jun, 2013.

N. Shoaib, I. Shoaib and S. Shoaib, "A Novel Approach to Transform an Open Circuit Series Stub to a Short Circuit Shunt Stub for the Implementation of High-Pass Butterworth Filter", Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, Vol. 55, No. 3, pp. 497-501, Mar, 2013.

N. Shoaib, "A novel inconsistency condition for 2-port vector network analyzer calibration", Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, Vol. 54, No. 10, pp. 2372–2375, Oct, 2012.

M. Ahmed, N. Shoaib and I. Mahmood, "Design, Analysis and Optimization of Multistage LNA at KU-Band", Journal of Space Technology, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 95-100, Jun, 2011.

Conference Papers

Warda Saeed, Nosherwan Shoaib, Hammad M. Cheema, Muhammad U. Khan, Fatima Khalid, "Triband Impedance Transformer for Frequency Dependent Complex Load", Proceedings of the 18th International Symposium on Antenna Technology and Applied Electromagnetics, pp. , Aug, 2018, Waterloo Canada.

Fatima Khalid, Muhammad U. Khan, Nosherwan Shoaib, Warda Saeed and Hammad M. Cheema, "Multiband Antenna Design for Ambient Energy Harvesting based on RF Field Investigation", Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting, Jul, 2018, Boston United States.

Nosherwan Shoaib, Ahmed Shafqat, Sana Ilyas and Sultan Shoaib, "Planar SIW Horn Antenna with Improved Matching at 94 GHz", Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting, Jul, 2018, Boston United States.

Nosherwan Shoaib, M. Hammad Akhtar, "Waveguide Microcalorimetry Status at NMIs", Proceedings of the 2nd URSI AT-RASC, Gran Canaria, Jun, 2018, Gran Canaria Spain.

M. Sellone, L. Callegaro, N. Shoaib , "On the uncertainty of network analysis methods for the calibration of electrical impedance standards at high frequency", Proceedings of the IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC), 2017, Turin Italy.

N. Shoaib, S. Shoaib , "Uncertainty Analysis of Circular Iris Waveguide Verification Standard for Vector Network Analyzer", Proceedings of the 32nd URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium 2017, 2017, Montreal Canada.

Nosherwan Shoaib, Abdellatif Bouchalkha and Khalid Alhammadi, "Electromagnetic Wave Propagation in Underground Oil Pipelines", Proceedings of the 16th Mediterranean Microwave Symposium (MMS2016), pp. 1-4, Nov, 2016, Abu-Dhabi United Arab Emirates.

N. Shoaib, M. Sellone, L. Brunetti and L. Oberto, "Connection Repeatability of Waveguide Verification Standards for VNA System", Proceedings of the URSI Asia-Pacific Radio Science Conference (URSI AP-RASC 2016), pp. 1-6, Aug, 2016, Seoul South Korea.

N. Shoaib, L. Brunetti, M. Sellone and L. Oberto, "Material Measurements Using the Vector Network Analyzer", Proceedings of the Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements (CPEM 2016), pp. 1-2, Jul, 2016, Ottawa Canada.

S. Shoaib, I. Shoaib, N. Shoaib, C. Xiaodong and C. Parini, "Compact and Printed MIMO Antennas for 2G/3G and 4G - LTE Mobile Tablets", Proceedings of the IEEE-APS Topical Conference on Antenna and Propagation in Wireless Communications, Sep, 2015, Turin Italy.

M. Naftaly, N. Ridler, J. Molloy, N. Shoaib, and D. Stokes, "A comparison method for THz measurements using VNA and TDS", Proceedings of the 40th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, Aug, 2015, Hong Kong Hong Kong.

N. Shoaib, K. Kuhlmann and R. Judaschke, "Investigation of verification artefacts in rectangular waveguides up to 325 GHz", Proceedings of the 1st URSI Atlantic Radio Science Conference (URSI AT-RASC), May, 2015, Gran Canaria Spain.

N. Shoaib, K. Kuhlmann and R. Judaschke, "A novel type n coaxial air-line verification standard", Proceedings of the 1st URSI Atlantic Radio Science Conference (URSI AT-RASC), May, 2015, Gran Canaria Spain.

M. Sellone, N. Shoaib, L. Callegaro and L. Brunetti, "Two different ways in evaluating the uncertainty of S-parameter measurements", Proceedings of the 20th IMEKO TC-4 International Symposium, 2014, Benevento, Italy Italy.

N. Shoaib, M. Sellone, L. Oberto, L. Brunetti, Y. Shan and Y.S. Meng, "Phase comparison between NMC and INRIM on scattering parameter measurements with WR15 and WR10 connections", Proceedings of the Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements (CPEM 2014), 2014, Rio de Janeiro Brazil.

L. Brunetti, L. Oberto, M. Sellone, N. Shoaib and E. Vremera, "Improvements on INRIM coaxial microcalorimeter", Proceedings of the Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements (CPEM 2014), pp. , 2014, Rio de Janeiro Brazil.

S. Shoaib, I. Shoaib, N. Shoaib, C. Xiaodong and C. Parini, "A 4×4 MIMO antenna system for mobile tablets", Proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2014, pp. , 2014, The Hague Netherlands.

N. Shoaib, M. Sellone, A. Ferrero, L. Oberto and L. Brunetti, "Error propagation with different calibration techniques at millimeter frequencies", Proceedings of the 82nd ARFTG Microwave Measurement Symposium, 2013, Columbus, Ohio United States.

N. Shoaib, M. Sellone, L. Callegaro, A. Ferrero, M. Wollensack and L. Brunetti, "The S-matrix method for high frequency capacitance calibration", Proceedings of the 82nd ARFTG Microwave Measurement Symposium, 2013, Columbus, Ohio United States.

S. Shoaib, I. Shoaib, N. Shoaib, C. Xiaodong and C. Parini, "Compact Dual Printed MIMO Antennas for Mobile Handsets Covering GSM/UMTS/WLAN and LTE", Proceedings of the 34th Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS), 2013, Stockholm Sweden.

I. Ahmed, I. Shoaib, N. Shoaib and A. Rasheed, "A printed hybrid loop planar inverted-F antenna for next generation handheld terminals", Proceedings of the 7th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2013), pp. , 2013, Gothenburg Sweden.

I. Ahmed, I. Shoaib, S. Shoaib and N. Shoaib, "A switched-beam three-element printed loop antenna array for MIMO systems", Proceedings of the 7th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2013), 2013, Gothenburg Sweden.

S. Shoaib, W. A. Shah, M. Amin and N. Shoaib, "Dual Mode Helix Antenna for Wideband Terrestrial and GPS L2 Communications", Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2011), 2011, Rome Italy.

N. Shoaib, M. Ahmed and I. Mahmood, "Design Fabrication and testing of Low Noise Amplifier at KU-Band", Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE International Conference on Advances in Space Technologies (ICAST 2008), 2008, Islamabad Pakistan.


Books/Chapters Published

[Book]N. Shoaib, "Vector Network Analyzer (VNA) Measurements and Uncertainty Assessment", Springer, Vol. 1, Ed. 1, ISBN 978-3-319-44771-1, Oct, 2016.


Laboratory Engineer , HITEC University, Taxila, Pakistan
December 2008 – August 2009 (8 months )

Details: Laboratory Engineer for students of Bachelor in Electrical Engineering

Lecturer , HITEC University, Taxila, Pakistan
September 2011 – January 2012 (4 months )

Details: Lecturer for students of Bachelor in Electrical Engineering

Assistant Professor , National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan
September 2016 – Present (5 months)

Details: Teaching and conducting research at undergraduate and graduate level engineering programmes


Assistant Manager, Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO), Pakistan
September 2008 – December 2008 (3 months )

Details: Antenna Design and Wave Propagation