The field of radio frequency (RF) and microwave engineering has been evolving ever since the phenomenon of electromagnetism was discovered in the 19th century. A major part of this progress and large-scale practical utilization of RF and microwave technology has remained focussed around the communication and remote sensing aspects only. However, with the rapidly changing industrial and consumer requirements in the contemporary world, several new and innovative applications of RF are emerging across the healthcare, robotics, manufacturing and other sectors. Thanks to its extensive integration with other disciplines, RF technology is not only giving rise to novel products and devices, but is also asserting itself as a superior alternative for deployment in several existing applications that previously remained dominated by other conventional technologies and methods. In this presentation, the speaker will discuss about his research activities over the years towards the utilization of RF and microwave technology for a diverse range of applications such as high-precision indoor positioning, tele-robotics, smart healthcare monitoring, Internet of Things (IoT), next generation 5G wireless systems and microwaves-based processing of materials.
Dr. Manmohan Sharma is a Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham, UK, where he is undertaking research activities for utilizing microwave technology for materials processing. He received his Bachelor of Engineering degree (First Class Hons.) in Computer Engineering and PhD degree in Electronic Engineering (specialized in antennas and microwave engineering), both from Queen Mary University of London, UK, in 2010 and 2015, respectively. After completing his PhD, he joined Nanyang Technological University in Singapore as a Research Fellow and worked towards designing RF circuits for positioning and IoT applications. From 2017 to 2018, he worked with Huawei Technologies in Sweden as an RF & Microwave Expert at their Stockholm Research Centre for developing RF technologies and circuits for 5G mobile systems. He also served as a Research Assistant during 2013-14 with the Shadow Robot Company, UK on a multidisciplinary project to develop wearable RF sensors for tele-robotics. Dr. Sharma has his core expertise in the areas of RF/ Microwave engineering and electromagnetics. His research interests and experience have involved the utilization of RF and microwave technology for a variety of different applications.