Biography                                        [Arabic Bio]                               

Mohammad S. Sharawi was born in Wolfsburg, Germany, in 1977. He is currently a Professor of Electrical Engineering at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. He was a visiting Associate Professor at the Intelligent Radio (iRadio) Laboratory, at the Electrical Engineering Department, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, during the Summer-Fall of 2014. He was a visiting research Professor at Oakland University During the summer of 2013. Prior to joining KFUPM in 2009, Prof. Sharawi was a Research Scientist with the Applied Electromagnetics and Wireless Laboratory at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Oakland University, Michigan, USA, during 2008-2009. He was a faculty member in the Computer Engineering Department at Philadelphia University, Amman, Jordan, during 2007-2008. Prof. Sharawi was the acting head of the Computer Engineering Department at the German-Jordanian University in Amman, Jordan During 2006-2007. He served as the Organization Committee Chair of the IEEE Conference on Systems, Signals and Devices that was held in Jordan in July 2008.

Prof. Sharawi obtained his B.Sc. degree in Electronics Engineering with highest honors from Princess Sumaya University for Technology in Amman - Jordan in 2000. He received his M.Sc. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Ph.D. in RF Systems Engineering from Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan - USA in 2002 and 2006, respectively, with a focus on Microwave and Antenna Systems Design. He was an exchange student during the academic year of 1997/1998 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was an Intern with Silicon Graphics Inc. (SGI), Mountain View, California - USA, during the summers of 1998, 2001 and 2002, were he worked on various circuit design and interconnect modeling projects. Then, he became a Member of Technical Staff - Design Engineer- with SGI during 2002-2003, were he was responsible for modeling, design and verification of high speed PCBs and circuits for various high performance computing systems.

Prof. Sharawi is the founder and director of the Antennas and Microwave Structure Design ( AMSD ) laboratory at KFUPM. His research interests include Printed Antennas and Antenna Arrays, MIMO Antenna Systems, Millimeter-Wave antennas, Reconfigurable Antennas, Applied Electromagnetics, Microwave Electronics and Microwave System Integration. Prof. Sharawi has brought more than 10 Million SAR in research funding (~ 2.75 Million USD) in 9 years while with KFUPM. He has organized several special sessions in International IEEE conferences in the area of Printed, MIMO and Millimeter-wave antenna systems as well as served on the technical program committees (TPC) at APS, EuCAP, APCAP, ICCE and APWC among other international conferences. Prof. Sharawi is the single author of the book "Printed MIMO Antenna Engineering", Artech House, 2014, and the lead author of "Design and Applications of Active Integrated Antennas", Artech House, 2018. He has published more than 250 refereed journal and conference papers and has 15 issued and 15 pending patents with the USPO. Prof. Sharawi is a Senior Member in IEEE and a Fellow IET.

Current and Past Positions:                                   

Apr. 2016 - Current:  Professor,  Electrical Engineering Department, KFUPM, Saudi Arabia.
Aug. 2014 - Jan. 2015:  Visiting Associate Professor, Intelligent Radio (iRadio) Laboratory, University Of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Jun. 2013 - Aug. 2013:  Visiting Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Oakland University, Michigan, USA.
Feb. 2012 - Mar. 2016:  Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering Department, KFUPM, Saudi Arabia.
Aug. 2009 - Feb. 2012:  Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering Department, KFUPM, Saudi Arabia
Mar. 2008 - Aug. 2009:  Research Scientist, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Oakland University, Michigan, USA
Feb. 2007 - Mar. 2008:  Assistant Professor, Computer Engineering Department, Philadelphia University, Jordan
Aug. 2006 - Feb. 2007:  Assistant Professor (and Acting Head), Computer Engineering Department, German Jordanian University, Jordan

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