Syeda Fizzah Jilani

Dr, PhD Electronic Engineering

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Dr Syeda Fizzah Jilani is a Lecturer in the Department of Physics, Aberystwyth University, UK, where she is a course coordinator for MSc. Radio Spectrum Engineering. Before that, she worked as a research scientist at the University of Maine, USA, on a US Department of Energy (DOE) project on the technology transition of harsh-environment RF sensors to the industry. She did Ph.D. in Antennas and Electromagnetics from the Queen Mary University of London, UK, in 2018.

Research interests

Her research interests are in the field of electromagnetics, radio wave propagation, RF spectrum monitoring, reconfigurable antennas, flexible antennas for next-generation wearable electronics, millimetre-wave antenna arrays for 5G and beyond, 5G wireless systems, high-frequency printed metasurfaces, surface acoustic wave sensors, and transducers. In her early-career research, she has authored and co-authored 1 book, 5 book chapters, and more than 50 technical papers (1200+ citations and H-index of 16, i10-index of 29 as per Google Scholar) in leading journals and peer-reviewed conferences.

Book: Antennas and Propagation for 5G and Beyond 

Edited by Qammer H. Abbasi, Syeda Fizzah Jilani, Akram Alomainy, Muhammad Ali Imran


Dr Jilani is a course coordinator of the MSc. in Radio Spectrum Engineering and is actively involved in teaching and supervising undergraduate and master’s research projects, as well as the supervision of PhD scholars. She is the principal investigator (PI) on a 3-year Serapis project with QinetiQ, DSTL, and Spectrum Centre UK, and PI on a research grant from L3Harris Technologies as well.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

PhD Electronic Engineering, Queen Mary University of London

27 Jan 201531 Oct 2018

Award Date: 31 Oct 2018


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