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Dr. Moeness Amin Represents Villanova Engineering at U.S.-Egypt NSF Regional Conference

Dr. Moeness Amin, Professor and Director of the Center for Advanced Communications (CAC), served in a variety of roles during October’s U.S.-Egypt National Science Foundation Regional Workshop on Microwave Emerging Technologies, including delegate, panel member, and keynote speaker.

An internationally-renowned expert in radar imaging and the recently published editor of the bookThrough-the-Wall Radar Imaging, Dr. Amin participated in the workshop’s session on radars, radar systems, and ultrawideband application, which covers the development and evolution of emerging radar technologies for sensing, imaging, and weather applications. He also delivered a keynote presentation entitled “Emerging Radar Technologies for Sensing and Imaging Applications.”

“These research areas, which have broad applications from defense to civilian first response rescue units, have real life-saving potential and are of great interest to both the United States and its global partners ,” says Dr. Amin. “It was indeed a privilege to have been invited by the National Science Foundation to represent the U.S., and more specifically Villanova engineering and the CAC, in such an impressive forum that was comprised of international researchers in microwave, communications, and radar, and which included presidents of three IEEE Technical Societies.”

Held in Cairo, the workshop focused on key issues related to security, energy harvesting, ultrawideband, and wireless infrastructure. Sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Army International Technology Center-Atlantic, Research Division, the conference provided the opportunity for multidisciplinary discussions on microwave engineering and antennas, interactions between senior researchers in these fields, and potential collaborations among the participants.

The College of Engineering’s CAC is globally recognized for its world class facilities in antennas, radar imaging, wireless communications, and ultrasound signal processing.