Dr. Zahra Abbasi

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Assistant Professor

Schulich School of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Software Engineering

Location

Office: ICT447

Research Interests:

  • Applied Electromagnetics
  • RF/microwave sensing
  • Chipless sensors
  • Wearable sensors
  • Non-invasive detection and monitoring

Background

Educational Background

Postdoctoral Fellow Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo, 2021

PhD Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta, 2020

MSc. Electrical Engineering, Iran University of Science & Technology, 2016

BSc. Electrical Engineering, Iran University of Science & Technology, 2014

Biography

Dr. Zahra Abbasi is an Assistant Professor, at the Department of Electrical and Software Engineering, University of Calgary, since September 2021. Prior to that, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Waterloo Microfluidics Lab, University of Waterloo. She received her Ph.D. degree in Nanosystems and Microsystems from M2M lab the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, in 2020. and her B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in telecommunication and electronics engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), Iran, in 2014 and 2016. 

During her Ph.D. and postdoc, she focused on designing microwave planar sensing structures for distant, non-invasive, and real-time sensing. The designs Dr. Abbasi developed have enabled a wide range of applications, from oil and gas harsh environment sensing to a non-invasive glucose monitoring device.

Awards

  • Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship (AGES), University of Alberta. 2020
  • Martha Piper Award, University of Alberta. 2020
  • Graduate Student Research Assistant Award , University of Alberta. 2019
  • Winner of Student Design Competition , IEEE International Microwave Symposium. 2018

More Information

There are currently multiple openings for highly motivated undergraduate students, graduate (MSc and PhD) students, and postdoctoral researchers. Please check the lab website and contact Dr. Abbasi for more information about these opportunities.