M. Poordaraee Zadeh Abarghooee MSc (Mohammad)

About Me

As an antenna engineer, I have three years of work experience in design, prototyping, fabrication, and testing of antenna systems at different companies. Besides, living and working in four countries has shaped me into a multi-cultural individual. As a result of organizing events and extensive collaborations during my PhD, I am successful at implementing technical problem-solving methods, team leadership, and working independently. Bronze medalist in national Physics Olympiad, highly skilled in HFSS, MATLAB, mmwave PCB antennas and conducting field tests.


Physics & Astronomy
Antenna Arrays
Plane Waves
Engineering & Materials Science
Antenna Arrays
Microstrip Antennas


As an antenna engineer, I have helped the WaveComBE project with designing the compact Over The Air (OTA) measurement setup, especially for 5G and MIMO antenna systems in mm-wave frequencies, over the past three years. I used the opportunity to do two secondments at Gapwaves A.B and Ranplan Co. to broaden my industrial job experience besides my academic experience.

I have enjoyed working on antenna systems since my MSc studies. Furthermore, I love seeing practical outcomes of the research results while remaining on the cutting edge and thinking outside the box for novel ideas. Let’s connect to see what we can find from outside the box.

My areas of expertise and interests include:
Over The Air measurement setup, MIMO and 5G array antennas, automotive radar antenna systems, Metasurface and impedance modulated surfaces, artificial intelligence, and machine learning in antenna engineering.


Other Contributions
  • M. Poordaraee and A. A. Glazunov, "Chamber Array Antenna Layout for Compact OTA Measurements," 2020 14th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), 2020, pp. 1-4, doi: 10.23919/EuCAP48036.2020.9135200.
  • M. Poordaraee, A. A. Glazunov " Plane Wave Synthesis with Irregular Chamber Planar Antenna Arrays for Compact OTA Measurements" 2019 13th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2019), Krakow, 2019
  • S. Khajevandi, H. Oraizi and M. Poordaraee, "Design of planar dual-band-stop FSS using square loop enclosing superformula curves," in IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 17, no. 5, pp. 731-734, May 2018.
  • M. Poordaraee, H. Oraizi, S. Khajevandi and F. Hodjat-Kashani, "Systematic Octopus-Shape Antenna Design with Circular Polarization by Characteristic Mode Theory" 2018 12th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2018), London, 2018.
  • S. Khajevandi, H. Oraizi, A. Amini and M. Poordaraee, " Design of a Miniaturized-Element FSS Based on 2.5-Dimensional Closed Loop Hilbert Fractal," in IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation, 2019
  • M. Poordaraee, H. Oraizi, S. Khajevandi and A. A. Glazunov, "Systematic Design of a Circularly Polarized Microstrip Antenna Using a Shape Super-Formula and the Characteristic Mode Theory," 2018 18th Mediterranean Microwave Symposium (MMS), Istanbul, 2018.
  • H. Oraizi, M. Poordaraee, S. Khajevandi and A. Amini, "Design of circularly polarized Giuseppe Peano fractal patch antenna by the theory of Characteristic Mode," 2017 Iranian Conference on Electrical Engineering (ICEE), Tehran, 2017, pp. 2009-2013.

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As an antenna engineer (click here for video), I focused on  design of a reference antenna for compact OTA antenna measurement setup in which I need to emulate far-field conditions in the near-field to propose compact and cost efficient setup. I came up with two novel ideas, first using the thinned array antenna rather than fully populated array and second deploying the Holographic technique using the Metasurface antennas to tailor the field in the near-field region. In first scenario, number of antenna elements and antenna aperture decreased more than 50%. In second one, Metasurface provides a planar reference antenna using the PCB technology which is low profile, cost efficient with simple and convenient fabrication process. 

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University of Twente
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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