Dr. Nazar M Idrees

  • Department of Electrical Engineering
  • 120
  • nazar.muhammad@namal.edu.pk

Dr. Nazar obtained his PhD in Communications Engineering from the Institute for Communications Engineering and RF-systems, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria in Dec. 2012. During his PhD, he worked on mobile radio channel estimation and tracking for 3GPP LTE-A. Dr. Nazar worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow (2018-2022) at the Department of Information Science and Electronic Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. His postdoctoral research investigations are related to the convergence of wireless communications and sensing which is expected to play a key role in 6G and beyond wireless services. Dr. Nazar has served in the Electrical Engineering Departments of Government College University Lahore (Assistant Professor 2013-2014, Lecturer 2005-2008) and in COMSATS University Islamabad, Sahiwal Campus (Assistant Professor 2014-2018). Current research interests of Dr. Nazar include signal processing for 5G, 6G, and beyond with a special focus on THz for wireless communication, integrated wireless communication and sensing, massive MIMO, mobile radio channel modeling and measurement, and orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM).

Academic Background
PhD (Communications Engineering) ( Mobile Radio Channel Estimation and Tracking for Future Wireless Communications ) Institute for Communications Engineering and RF-systems, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria 2012
MSc (Telecommunications) ( Wireless Communications) Government College University Lahore 2004
MSc (Physics) ( Electronics) University of the Punjab 2002
BSc ( Mathematics, Physics) University of the Punjab 2000
Postdoctoral Research Fellow Research Institute for RF & Photonic Information Processing, Zhejiang University Hangzhou, China 07-May-2018 - 30-Apr-2022
Assistant Professor Electrical Engineering Department, COMSATS University Islamabad, Sahiwal Campus 01-Sep-2014 - 30-Apr-2018
Assistant Professor Electrical Engineering Department, Government College University Lahore 06-Feb-2013 - 30-Aug-2014
Lecturer Center for Advanced Studies in Physics, Government College University Lahore 05-Jun-2005 - 28-Feb-2008
Honours and Awards
Performance Award Departmental performance award by the Center for Advanced Studies in Physics, Government College University, Lahore, Pakistan. 14-Jun-2006
Performance Award Departmental performance award by the Electrical Engineering Department, COMSATS University Islamabad, Sahiwal Campus, Pakistan 15-Jun-2016
HEC Scholarship for PhD studies in Austria Pakistan overseas scholarship program for PhD studies, financed by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. 13-Mar-2008
Postdoctoral Research Performance Award Postdoctoral research performance award (RMB 12000) by the Department of Information Science and Electronic Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. 12-Apr-2021
OeAD Scholarship Special award (18000 Euro) under the Austrian Agency for International Mobility and Cooperation in Education, Science and Research (OeAD). 01-Sep-2011
Journal Publications
Fractal Metamaterial based Multiband Absorber Operating in 5G Regime 13-Jul-2022 International Journal of Light and Electron Optics (OPTIK) [Journal IF 2.97]
Improvement in sensing accuracy of an OFDM-based W-band system 01-Mar-2022 Journal of Communications and Information Networks [Journal IF 1.93]
A W-Band joint communication and sensing system enabled by single OFDM waveform 06-Feb-2022 Micromachines: Special Issue Broadband Terahertz Devices and Communication Technologies [Journal IF 3.46]
Photonics heterodyne generation of phase coded terahertz signals 13-Jun-2021 Optics Communications [Journal IF 2.39 ]
2 × 300 Gbit/s line rate PS-64QAM-OFDM THz photonic-wireless transmission 15-Sep-2020 Journal of Lightwave Technology [Journal IF 5.13]
Through-casing induction logging by detecting lateral waves: A numerical analysis 14-May-2020 IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (TGRS) [Journal IF 6.67]
Photonic generation and de-chirping of broadband THz linear-frequency-modulated signals 19-Feb-2019 IEEE Photonics Technology Letters [Journal IF 2.87]
Conference Publications
Analysis of THz Earth-satellite link capacity in the mid-latitude regions 14-Sep-2021 IEEE Optoelectronics Global Conference, Sept. 2021, Shenzhen China.
Sensing accuracy improvement of an OFDM W-band system 13-Aug-2021 46th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves (IRMMW2021), Aug. 2021, Nanjing.
A terahertz photonic imaging radar system based on inverse synthetic aperture technique 13-Jul-2021 Optoelectronics and Communications Conference, July 2021, Hong Kong
PS-64QAM-OFDM THz photonic-wireless transmission with 2 × 300 Gbit/s Line Rate 25-May-2020 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), May 2020, San Jose, CA
Improved doubly-selective radio channel tracking for modern wireless systems 19-May-2020 Information Communication Technologies Conference, May 2020, Nanjing
300 GHz vector imaging system based on self-mixing detection 19-Apr-2020 Sixth Symposium on Novel Photoelectronic Detection Technology and Application, Apr. 2020, Beijing
Capacity analysis of opto-electronic THz earth-satellite links 19-Nov-2019 Asia Communications and Photonics Conference, Nov. 2019, Chengdu
“26.8m 350 GHz wireless transmission of beyond 100 Gbit/s supported by THz photonics 17-Nov-2019 Asia Communications and Photonics Conference, Nov. 2019, Chengdu.
Experimental generation and de-chirping of photonic THz linearly chirped signals with large time-bandwidth product 21-Oct-2019 International topical meeting on microwave photonics (MWP), Oct. 2019
Probabilistic shaping-assisted bit-energy efficient THz photonic wireless transmission 15-Sep-2019 The 45th European Conference on Optical Communication, Sep. 2019, Dublin
Identification of taps for time-variant channels for 3GPP LTE downlink 21-May-2015 IEEE 21st European Wireless, May 2015, Hungary
Improving Time Variant Channel Estimation for 3GPP LTE-Downlink 16-Sep-2012 IEEE 23rd PIMRC, Sep. 2012, Sydney
Complexity reduction for time variant channel estimation in 3GPP LTE downlink 16-May-2011 Proc. of the 2011 11th International Conference on Telecommunications (ConTEL), June 2011, Graz
  • Wireless Communications
  • Estimation and Detection Theory
  • Antenna and Radio Wave Propagation
  • Principles of Communication Systems
  • Signals and Systems
  • Advanced Digital Communication Systems
  • Digital Signal Processing
Communication and sensing integration of optoelectronic terahertz systems Participated in: Zhejiang Provincial Fund project # LQ21F010015, awarded for the duration: 2021.01-2023.12, Funding amount: RMB 100000
Terahertz high-speed modulation technology Participated in: National key R&D project # 2018YFB1801503 awarded for the duration 2019.07-2023.06, Funding amount: RMB1.3648 Million
Multi-band and multi-beam broadband wireless signal and photon access technology Participated in: National Key Research Development Program # 2018YFB2201703 awarded for the duration 2019.08-2023.07 Funding amount: RMB 3.36 Million
Research on ultra-wideband photonic terahertz wireless transmission theory and key technologies Participated in : National Key R&D program fund # 2020YFB1805700 awarded for the duration 2020.11-2024-10 Funding amount: RMB 36.99 Million
Tbit optoelectronic terahertz communication device chip and system Participated in the funded project with following details: Source and Number: Zhejiang Laboratory 2020LC0AD01 Duration: 2020.05-2023.04 Funding amount: RMB 50 Million