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I have research interests in Electronic and Electromagnetic Engineering. With 10 years of teaching experience, I am enthusiastic about curriculum development for UG/PG degree programs, engaging with integrating professional practice within curriculum, design-problem based learning, flip classrooms and pedagogical innovation. I am interested in radio-frequency systems, wireless communication hardware, and applied electromagnetics. I have authored/coauthored over 80 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers, 2 invited book chapters, and am an inventor on two patent applications.

I am a leading expert in mono-fed planar directional antennas with unprecedented bandwidths, high-gain antennas with hybrid-microwave lensing, pattern-synthesis using mono-fed/sparse-fed metasurtaces, and millimeter-wave antennas for applications in broadband communication and defense sectors. My research has received over 1.6 million dollars worth of research grants, contracts and fellowships.  I have been a visiting researcher at CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science (Australia), University of Stuttgart (Germany), and University of California Irvine (USA). In 2017, I received the URSI Young Scientist Award, and in 2018, I was selected for IEEE NSW Outstanding Young Professional Award.

I serve as an Editorial Board Member of IEEE ACCESS, IET Microwave Antennas and Propagation, and Microwave and Optical Technology Letters (MOTL).


May 2019: Featured article on Flexible Antennas in Wearable Devices selected as Cover for Sensors Journal

Mar 2019: Twin antenna array system designed by our team launched into space aboard world's first entirely Ka-band CubeSat Audacy Zero, deployed from a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

Feb 2019: Invited book chapter "Resonant Cavity Antennas" is now available at: https://doi.org/10.1002/047134608X.W8385

Nov 2018: Hashmi received NSW Outstanding Young Professional Award for contributions to IEEE in New South Wales

Sep 2018: Invited book chapter "Antennas for Wireless Medical Devices" is now available 

Aug 2017: Hashmi received URSI Young Scientist Award at XXXIInd URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium in Montreal, Canada for innovative contributions in multi-discipline research related to electromagnetic fields and waves

Prospective MRes/PhD Students


I actively engage in curriculum development for undergraduate and postgraduate programs, engaging with integrating professional practice within curriculum, design-problem based learning, flip classrooms and pedagogical innovation. Independent surveys have rated my teaching and student engagement at an excellent 4.8/5 points (e.e. top 5%).

  • Reconfigurable Electronics and Antennas (Postgrad.)
  • Linear Circuits and Devices
  • Introduction to Electronic Systems
  • Electromechanics
  • Engineering Project Practices
  • Introduction to Professional Engineering
  • Engineering Research Thesis (Postgrad. & Undergrad.)

Supervision & Mentoring

  1. Dr Affan Baba, Postdoctoral Fellow, now with SEDE UTS Australia
  2. Dr Roy B.V.B Simorangkir, Postdoctoral Fellow, now with IETR Uni. Rennes, France
  3. Bahare Mohamadzade, PhD Student [PS]
  4. Sujan Shrestha, PhD Student [PS]
  5. Arslan Kiyani, PhD Student [PS]
  6. Julio Alberto Gonzalez, Visiting PhD Student, IHF Uni. Stuttgart [AS], now with Bosch Germany
  7. Abu Sadat Md. Sayem, PhD Student [PS]
  8. Hijab Zahra, PhD Student [AS]
  9. Affan Aziz, PhD Student, completed 2017 [AS]
  10. Nishat Koli, MRes Student, completed 2017 [AS]
  11. Arslan Kiyani, MRes Student, completed 2016 [AS]

and over 20 Honours and MEng research students

(PS: Principal Supervisor; AS: Associate Supervisor)

Selected Awards

  • 2020 - Best Student Paper Award, IEEE Int'l Workshop on Antennas Tech. (iWAT), Romania (Bahare)
  • 2019 - Featured Article selected as Cover for SENSORS Journal
  • 2018 - Outstanding Young Professional, IEEE New South Wales, Australia
  • 2018 - Top 1% of reviewers in the field, PUBLONS Peer Review Awards, USA
  • 2017 - Young Scientist Award (EM Field and Waves), URSI, Canada
  • 2014 - Teaching Excellence Award, Macquarie University, Australia
  • 2012 - Commonwealth IPRS & Australian Postgraduate Award, Australia
  • 2010 - Institute's Gold Medal, COMSATS, Pakistan
  • 2009 - International DSU Postgrad. Scholarship, Italy
  • 2009 - Gold Medal in Telecom. Engineering, COMSATS, Pakistan

Editorial Activities

See all my verified editorial and reviewer records here.

I regularly review for several top journals including IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, IET Microwave Antennas and Propagation, IEEE Access, Hindawi International Journal on Antennas and Propagation, and Applied Physics Letters.

Technical Program Committees:

  • IEEE APMC 2018, 2019, 2020
  • IEEE APS/URSI 2018, 2019, 2020
  • IEEE ICEAA 2016
  • IEEE Region 10 Symposium 2018
  • ICMAP 2018

Education/Academic qualification

Electronics Engineering, PhD

Computing Systems Engineering, MS

Telecommunications Engineering, BEng (Hons.)

External positions

Associate Editor, Wiley Microwave and Optical Technology Letters (MOTL), John Wiley and Sons Australia Ltd


Guest Editor, IEEE ACCESS (Special Section: Antennas & Propagation for 5G and beyond), IEEE


Technical Co-Chair, Electronics Track and Microwaves, Antennas & Propag. Track, IEEE TENSYMP 2018

Jul 2018

Chair, IEEE AP-MTT Joint Chapter, IEEE NSW Section

Jan 2018Dec 2019

Chair, Young Professionals Affinity Group, IEEE NSW Section

Jan 2016Dec 2017

Associate Editor, Microwaves, Antennas & Propag., Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)


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Research Outputs

A conformal band-notched ultrawideband antenna with monopole-like radiation characteristics

Mohamadzade, B., Simorangkir, R. B. V. B., Hashmi, R. M., Chao-Oger, Y., Zhadobov, M. & Sauleau, R., Jan 2020, In : IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters. 19, 1, p. 203-207 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • A stripline-based planar wideband feed for high-gain antennas with partially reflecting superstructure

    Baba, A. A., Hashmi, R. M., Asadnia, M., Matekovits, L. & Esselle, K. P., May 2019, In : Micromachines. 10, 5, p. 1-9 9 p., 308.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 7 Downloads (Pure)

    Broadband partially reflecting superstrate-based antenna for 60 GHz applications

    Baba, A. A., Hashmi, R. M., Esselle, K. P., Gonzalez Marin, J. & Hesselbarth, J., Jul 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation. 67, 7, p. 4854-4859 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 3 Citations (Scopus)

    Compact on-body antennas for wearable communication systems

    Abbas, S. M., Zahra, H., Hashmi, R., Esselle, K. P. & Volakis, J. L., 2019, 2019 International Workshop on Antenna Technology (iWAT). Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), p. 65-66 2 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

  • Prizes