Muhammad Akmal Chaudary

Muhammad Akmal Chaudhary received the master’s and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and electronic engineering from Cardiff University, Cardiff, U.K., in 2007 and 2011 respectively, and the M.B.A. degree in leadership and corporate governance from the Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, U.K., in 2022. Before joining Ajman University, United Arab Emirates, in 2012, he held a postdoctoral research position with the Centre for High Frequency Engineering, Cardiff University, U.K., where he carried out commercial work for Freescale Semiconductor, Mesuro, TriQuint Semiconductor, National Physical Laboratory (NPL), and GaN Systems. His research interests in nonlinear device characterization, spectrum-efficient power amplifiers, modulated measurement techniques, and microwave electronics have resulted in over 100 academic articles. Dr. Chaudhary is a Chartered Engineer of the Engineering Council, U.K., and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, U.K.

  • PhD Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Cardiff University, United Kingdom, 2011.
  • Associate Professor — Ajman University, United Arab Emirates (August 2018 to date)
  • Assistant Professor — Ajman University, United Arab Emirates (October 2012 to July 2018)
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate — Cardiff University, United Kingdom - (October 2011 to September 2012)
  • Teaching Assistant — Cardiff University, United Kingdom - (October 2008 to September 2011)
  • Network Engineer — Fujitsu, United Kingdom - (December 2007 – September 2008)
  • Design Engineer — Arup, United Kingdom - (September 2007 – November 2007)
  • Visiting Lecturer — The University of Faisalabad, Pakistan - (February 2006 – July 2006)
  • Technical Support Engineer — Alcatel-Lucent, Pakistan - (January 2005 – September 2006)
  • Quality Assurance Engineer — Wärtsilä, Pakistan - (September 2004 – December 2004)
Teaching Area
  • Electrical Engineering (Communication Engineering)
  • Radio Frequency (RF) and Microwave Engineering
  • RFPA characterization and linearization
  • Non-Linear Device and RF power amplifier designs
  • Large Signal Network Analyzer (LSNA) based waveform engineering and measurements
  • Power transistor nonlinear multi-harmonic characterization for Power Amplifier (PA) design
Conference Presentation
  • An Envelope Domain Probe into Nonlinear Behaviour of a High Frequency Power – 14th IEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics (ICSE), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, July 2020.
  • Auxiliary Envelope Tracking Focused Investigations of a 10W GaN HEMTs Device – IEEE International Conference on Circuits, Systems and Devices, Chengdu, China, August 2019.
  • Sensitivity of Microwave Power Transistors to Low Frequency Impedance Variations – 6th IEEE International Conference on Electrical and Electronics Engineering (ICEEE), Istanbul, Turkey, April 2019.
  • Optimization of Out-of-Band Impedance Environment for Linearity Improvements of Microwave Power Transistors – 5th IEEE International Conference on Electrical and Electronics Engineering (ICEEE), Istanbul, Turkey, May 2018.
  • Multi-tone Measurement System for Linearity Investigations of Microwave Devices – 20th IEEE International Multi-topic Conference (INMIC), Lahore, Pakistan, November 2017.
  • Characterization of Baseband Electrical Memory in Microwave Devices using Enhanced Multi-tone Measurement System – 16th IEEE Mediterranean Microwave Symposium (MMS), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, November 2016.
  • Modulated Waveform Measurement and Engineering System – IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits, and Systems, Cairo, Egypt, December 2015.
Memberships, Awards and Honors
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy (HEA), UK.
  • Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), USA.
  • Member, Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), UK.
  • Heriot-Watt University Bicentennial award.
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) fellowship.
  • Young Researcher Grant.
  • Cardiff School of Engineering Postgraduate Research Studentship award.
  • IEEE Young Engineer Prize.
  • MSc in Electronic Engineering with the highest accolade Distinction.
  • Lion Laboratories Prize for best project in MSc Electronic Engineering.
  • Best Examination Performance award in MSc Electrical Engineering.
  • Cardiff University Vice Chancellor's International Scholarship.
  • BSc in Electrical Engineering with the highest accolade Roll-of-Honour.
  • University Gold Medal for securing first position in BSc Electrical Engineering.
  • Undergraduate University Merit Scholarship.
  • National Merit Scholarship.