"World-Leading EM scientist Visits Zewail City" The RFID System Components and Applications by Prof Atef Z. Elsherbeni


Zewail City is pleased to announce that Prof Atef  Z. Elsherbeni,  Electrical Engineering Department, Colorado School of Mines will visit ZC on Thursday, July 21th 2022 and he will deliver a talk titled “The RFID System Components and Applications”. The abstract of the talk and bio of Prof Atef is below:


Abstract: With the fast-emerging use of Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology there is a great need for understanding the system composition and theory of operation. This presentation will start with a brief history and the illustration of an RFID system components. Next is the process of operation and the frequency allocation in different parts of the world. Followed by the different types of RFID tags and their properties. Focus will then shift to the UHF systems, tag developments and system applications, especially for integrating sensors with RFID tags. Throughout the presentation, material available from open literature will be presented and identified along with other material developed by the presenter’s research group and in collaboration with different groups. Current challenges for RFID systems and applications will be highlighted and other identification methods will be touched on at the end of the presentation.
Bio:  Atef Z. Elsherbeni received an honor B.Sc. degree in Electronics and Communications, an honor B.Sc. degree in Applied Physics, and a M.Eng. degree in Electrical Engineering, all from Cairo University, Egypt, in 1976, 1979, and 1982, respectively, and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Manitoba University, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, in 1987. He started his engineering career as a part time Software and System Design Engineer from March 1980 to December 1982 at the Automated Data System Center, Cairo, Egypt.  Dr. Elsherbeni joined the faculty at the University of Mississippi in 1987 as an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering.  He advanced to the ranks of Associate Professor and Professor in 1991 and 1997, respectively, and became the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs from 2009 to 2013.  He then joined the EECS Department at Colorado School of Mines in August 2013 as the Dobelman Distinguished Professor. He was appointed the Interim Department Head for EECS department from 2015 to 2016 and became the EE Department Head from 2016 to 2018. He spent a sabbatical term in 1996 at the EE Department, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and was a visiting Professor at Magdeburg University in Germany and at Tampere University of Technology in Finland during the summers of 2005 and 2007, respectively. In 2009 he was selected as Finland Distinguished Professor by the Academy of Finland and TEKES.

Dr. Elsherbeni is the Editor-in-Chief for ACES Journal, a past Associate Editor to Radio Science Journal, a past Chair of the Engineering and Physics Division of Mississippi Academy of Science, a past Chair of Educational Activity Committee for IEEE Region 3 Section, and the general Chair for the 2014 APS-URSI Symposium, the president of ACES Society from 2013 to 2015, and the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (APS) Distinguished Lecturer for 2020-2023. Dr. Elsherbeni is a Life Fellow member of IEEE and a Fellow member of ACES.