Ali Pourghorban Saghati, a graduate student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, is among 12 elite graduate students from across the globe to have been named a recipient of IEEE’s Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) Graduate Fellowship. He is the first Texas A&M graduate student to receive this fellowship.
Saghati received the fellowship for his research proposal, “Near-Field Microwave Sensor for Contact-Less Ultra-Wide-Band Dielectric Spectroscopy,” conducted under the supervision of his adviser Dr. Kamran Entesari, an associate professor in the electrical and computer engineering department.
Saghati has been the primary author of eight publications in high-impact IEEE peer-reviewed international journals and conferences. His recent paper on microwave miniaturization techniques was listed as the most popular paper of IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques in January 2016.
He received his Master of Science degree with honors in electrical engineering from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad in Iran in 2014, and he is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in electrical engineering at Texas A&M. His research interests include miniaturized RF/Microwave passives and antennas, reconfigurable multiband and broadband antennas, and microwave chemical sensing suitable for lab-on-a-board applications. Saghati was a recipient of the department’s graduate student scholarship in 2014 and the L. Fouraker Fellowship in 2016.
The fellowship will be presented during the Student Awards Luncheon at the 2017 International Microwave Symposium in June in Honolulu, Hawaii.