Nawaf Almuqati is a PhD student in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, advised by Dr. Hjalti Sigmarsson. His scholarships and publications include:
• Scholarship between 2010-2012 from the Ministry of Education in Saudi Arabia for a Master program in Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.
• Scholarship between 2017-present from the Ministry of Education in Saudi Arabia for PhD program in University of Oklahoma.
• ECE and ARRC journal award in 2021 for the paper titled “Empirical Quality Factor Prediction of Quarter-Mode Substrate Integrated Waveguide Resonators”.
• N. R. Almuqati, G. Ariturk and H. H. Sigmarsson, "Empirical Quality Factor Prediction of Quarter-Mode Substrate Integrated Waveguide Resonators," in IEEE Journal of Microwaves, vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 777-786, July 2021.
• N. Almuqati and H. Sigmarsson, "3D Microstrip Line Taper on Ultra-low Dielectric Constant Substrate," 2019 IEEE 20th Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference (WAMICON), 2019, pp. 1-5.
Nawaf is currently working on two papers that highlight two designs of high-Q ultra-miniaturized evanescent-mode filters. Asked about his personal life and future plans, Nawaf said, "I like to spend my free time with my wife and son going out and having fun. Also, I enjoy outdoor activities and watching movies and soccer games. My plans for after graduating are working on academic research and expanding my experience and knowledge in the field of electromagnetics. Also, I am pursuing an academic profession in a university in Saudi Arabia".
Congratulations to ECE/ARRC undergraduate student Lucia Torres for being awarded first place in the Oral Presentation competition at the 27th annual OK-LSAMP Research Symposium. This event took place at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK on October 9, 2021.
Lucia is pictured her on the left. Her presentation was titled "Puddle Detection with Computer Vision for Self-Driving Cars".
Gustavo B.H. de Azevedo is a PhD candidate in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, advised by Dr. David Schvartzman and Dr. Tian-You Yu.
Recent publications and patent:
• Co-inventor on U.S. patent for the CopterSonde, a revolutionary weather-UAS.
• Co-author of a text-book chapter "Fundamentals of Capturing and Processing Drone Imagery and Data: Chapter 19: Assessing the Greenhouse Gas Carbon Dioxide in the Atmospheric Boundary Layer." (https://www.routledge.com/Fundamentals-of-Capturing-and-Processing-Drone-Imagery-and-Data/Frazier-Singh/p/book/9780367245726)
• Co-author of two Journal papers:
o "Moving towards a Network of Autonomous UAS Atmospheric Profiling Stations for Observations in the Earth's Lower Atmosphere: The 3D Mesonet Concept." https://www.mdpi.com/1424-8220/19/12/2720
o "Observations of the thermodynamic and kinematic state of the atmospheric boundary layer over the San Luis Valley, CO, using the CopterSonde 2 remotely piloted aircraft system in support of the LAPSE-RATE field campaign." https://essd.copernicus.org/
Gustavo's current research:
• Distributed computing paradigms (e.g. mobile agent computing) and how they can be used to create a UAS collaboration network for simultaneous ABL in situ measurements, while considering atmospheric feature resolution, agents' measurement characteristics, agents' flight characteristics, agents' local flight conditions?
• Standardization and characterization of Airborne in-situ atmospheric measurements.
• Low-cost/open-source UAS-based measurements of atmospheric Carbon Dioxide.
Regarding how he spends his free time, Gustavo said, "I enjoy hanging out with my friends and chasing the wind across the lakes of the Great Plains to kite surf." After graduating, Gustavo plans to "pursue a research career in autonomous systems and in-situ measurements standardization."
Nim Ccoillo Ramos is a PhD student in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, advised by Dr. Jorge Salazar. He in currently working in theoretical and applied electromagnetics, researching on mathematical modeling for antennas and microwave devices.
Recent honors and publications include:
• Honored in 2009 by hometown’s mayor as “Hijo Predilecto” (Distinguished Son), due to the outstanding performance in diverse regional and national Math contests during high school.
• Scholarship between 2016 and 2018 for M. Sc. program in Electronics Engineering from the Fund of Science and Technology of Peru.
• ARRC and ECE paper awards in 2021 from the paper entitled: “Improved Analytical Model for a Proximity Coupled Microstrip Patch Antenna (PC-MSPA)”
• William H. Barkow Scholarship for the term Fall 2021 - Spring 2022 from the Gallogly College of Engineering
• N. Ccoillo-Ramos, N. Aboserwal, Z. Qamar and J. L. Salazar-Cerreno, ``Improved Analytical Model for a Proximity Coupled Microstrip Patch Antenna (PC-MSPA)," in IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, DOI: 10.1109/TAP.2021.3082570.
• N. R. Ccoillo Ramos, N. Aboserwal, Z. Qamar and J. L. Salazar-Cerreno, ``Assessment of the Impedance Bandwith of a Proximity-Coupled Microstrip Patch Antenna," 2020 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and North American Radio Science Meeting, 2020, pp. 153-154, DOI:10.1109/IEEECONF35879.2020.9330497.
• N. Aboserwal, N. R. Ccoillo Ramos, Z. Qamar and J. L. Salazar-Cerreno, ``An Accurate Analytical Model to Calculate the Impedance Bandwidth of a Proximity Coupled Microstrip Patch Antenna (PC-MSPA)," in IEEE Access, vol. 8, pp. 41784-41793, 2020, DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.2976750.
"In my free time I love traveling and photography, especially landscape and celestial bodies. At home, I like watching documentaries and listening to classical music. After graduating I plan to be involved in academia as a professor and researcher in electromagnetics.
Stephen Bass is a PhD candidate in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, advised by Dr. Jessica Ruyle and Dr. Kiersten Kerby-Patel.
Stephen received an ARRC Student Journal Paper Award in 2019, and has two notable publications listed here:
• Bass, S., Cook A., Schab K., Kerby-Patel K., and Ruyle J., “Conversion matrix method of moments for time-varying electromagnetic analysis,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Under Review. Estimated 2021.
• Bass, S., & Ruyle, J., “Adaptation of Babinet’s Principle for Complementary Antennas in a Dielectric Half-Space,” IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, 18.2 (2019): 333-337.
Stephen's current research centers around designing electronically reconfigurable antennas for use in a spectrum-cluttered environment and developing tools to better design and analyze non-LTI antennas.
Asked about what he likes to do with his free time, Stephen responded, "Sailing and baking are my top pastimes, especially in the pandemic era." Regarding his future plans, Stephen said, "I plan to continue doing research with an IC Postdoc position at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign."
We’d like to bring your attention to the kickoff of the ARRC’s new Strategic Partner Consortium (SPARC). The SPARC is designed to increase student support, enable new research initiatives, increase interaction between your organization and the ARRC, and improve your organization’s visibility among our students.Visit the SPARC website here to read more and download an informational PDF. You can also email us with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sam Emmerson is an M.S. student in the School of Meteorology, studying with advisors Dr. Bob Palmer and Dr. David Bodine.
• My current work focuses on passive bistatic weather radars, particularly dual-Doppler retrievals of 2D and 3D wind fields. These prototype radar systems could be of high interest to the weather radar community due to their intrinsic low cost and ease of operation.
What do you like to do in your free time:
• When I’m not at home gaming or tinkering with stuff around the house, I can be found hiking, golfing, or rock climbing. However, if it’s springtime, I’m usually storm chasing!
Plans for after graduating:
• After completing my M.S., I will be pursuing a Ph.D here at the ARRC, where I will continue to broaden my work on bistatic weather radars, particularly focusing on bistatic polarimetry.
Congratulations to Shane Flandemeyer on becoming a member of the 2021 Class of Astronaut Scholars.
This extremely competitive scholarship is awarded by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, which was founded by Mercury 7 astronauts with the goal of supporting STEM scholars while “commemorating the legacy of America’s pioneering astronauts.
Read more here.
Congratulations to SoM/ARRC Ph.D. candidate Noah Brauer on being awarded an FY2021 NASA Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST) research grant!
The successor of the NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship, the FINESST program provides research grants to graduate students who are designing and performing research projects relevant to interests of the NASA Science Mission Directorate. The Earth Science Research Program contributes to NASA's mission through the following key questions:
• How is the global Earth system changing?
• What causes these changes in the Earth system?
• How will the Earth system change in the future?
• How can Earth system science provide societal benefit?
Noah's proposed research focuses on improving the understanding of microphysics and rainfall processes in tropical cyclones. The analysis will leverage observations from the satellite-based Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission along with ground-based radar and disdrometer data. This project will improve the representation of precipitation of tropical cyclones from space, of global precipitation characteristics in extreme rainfall scenarios, and the understanding how to enhance hydrological modeling and prediction of tropical cyclone precipitation and microphysics. The work addresses aspects of the 2017-2027 Decadal Survey and it is applicable to the water cycle, climate variability, and weather/atmospheric dynamics foci by targeting improved understanding and representations of extreme rainfall events to fully understand the climate system. Mr. Brauer is advised by Dr. Pierre Kirstetter with Dr. Jeffrey Basara and will continue his Ph.D. studies at the University of Oklahoma.