Ramesh Abhari joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Santa Clara University in 2013. Previously, she worked at McGill University, Montreal, Canada where she was a tenured associate professor. She was also a visiting associate professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering of Stanford University. Dr. Abhari pioneered the application of electromagnetic bandgap structures (EBG) for suppression of power/ground noise and the use of substrate integrated waveguides (SIW) as bandpass high-speed interconnects.
She is a senior IEEE member and has been a member of IEEE Pressboard, and technical and organizing committees for IEEE Conferences including 2012 International Microwave Symposium, 2010 International Antenna and Propagation Symposium, and Signal and Power Integrity Workshop. She has received numerous grants (total amount of $2M) from industry, academia, federal and provincial funding agencies, such as Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Quebec research fund in natural sciences and technology (FQRNT), and Canada foundation for innovation.
Dr. Abhari has advised and graduated more than 30 PhD and masters students. She has more than 100 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers, few of which received best student paper awards.
Her current research interests include novel design of passive structures, multi-antenna systems, Signal Integrity and EMC, microwave and mm-wave circuits, and bio-electromagnetics.
Ph.D. University of Toronto, 2003
M.S. Iran University of Science and Technology ,1996
B.S. Amirkabir University of Technology, 1993
- Electromagnetics I (ELEN 104)
- Electromagnetics II (ELEN105)
- Microwave and RF Circuits and Components (ELEN 144)
- Electric Circuits I (ELEN50)
- Electromagnetics I (ELEN 201 Graduate)
- Signal Integrity (ELEN624)
- Antennas I and II (ELEN 715 and ELEN716)
- Microwave Circuit Analysis and Design (ELEN706)
- Bio-Electromagnetics (ELEN203/BIOE203)
- Microwave Measurement Theory and Technique (ELEN726)
At other institutions:
Electromagnetic Fields and Waves, Interconnect and Signal Integrity, Electromagnetic Compatibility, High Frequency laboratory, Introduction to Electronics, Radio Systems.
IEEE Workshops and Short Courses:
Microwave Passive Circuits, Electromagnetic Bandgap Structures (EBG) for Power Delivery and Noise Suppression in Mixed Signal Systems
- “High Speed Bandpass Serial Data Link", US patent, Filed 2/19/2009, US8258892 (CA2656534A1), Granted 9/3/2009. Inventors: R. Abhari, A. Suntives, G. Roberts and N. Smith.
- “Tuneable Substrate Integrated Waveguide Components”- US patent, Filed 5/6/2011, US20120280770, Granted 2/11/2014. Inventors: R. Abhari, K. Payandehjoo and A. Suntives.
IEEE service and academic awards:
Winner of the IEEE EMC Society University Grant for designing a new Electromagnetic compatibility undergraduate course, 2005.
IEEE Microwave Theory and Technique Society Graduate Fellowship Award, June 2000.
Certificate of Recognition for services as chapter chair and section executive, IEEE Montreal Section, 2003, 2007 and 2009.
Centennial Medal from IEEE Toronto Section for services as chapter chair, 2003.
Certificate of Recognition for services as chapter chair, IEEE Toronto Section 1999, 2000, 2001.
Student paper awards and recognitions:
1- First place in student experiment design competition at the 2019 IEEE Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Signal & Power Integrity, July 2019.
2- Ranked in the top three finalists in student paper competition at the 2018 IEEE Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Signal & Power Integrity, July 2018.
3- Honorable mention at the IEEE (AP-S) International Symposium on Antenna and Propagation student paper competition, July 2010.
4-Honorable mention for student paper at the IEEE (AP-S) International Symposium on Antenna and Propagation student paper competition, June 2009.
5- Intel Best Student paper award at the IEEE Electrical Performance and Electronic Packaging Conference, Oct. 2007.
6- IBM award for outstanding problem solving using IBM EIP tool at the IEEE Electrical Performance and Electronic Packaging Conference, Oct. 2007.
7- IEEE 2nd place student paper award at the International Symposium on Antenna Tech. and Applied Electromagnetics, July 2006.
8- Third place award in the student paper competition of IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, June 2002.