Professor Kamran Ghorbani

Position

Professor

School /
Work Unit

School of Engineering

Contact Details

+61 3 9925 5064

kamran.ghorbani@rmit.edu.au

Location

Building: 012
Level: 07
Room: 038

City campus

College/Portfolio

Science, Engineering and Health

Kamran Ghorbani

Qualifications

  • PhD (Communication Engineering), RMIT University, 2001
  • Bachelor of Communication Engineering (Honours), RMIT University, 1995

Research activities

Dr Ghorbani’s areas of interest include: dielectric measurements, composite material structures, frequency selective surfaces, metamaterials, RF energy harvesting, radar systems, ferroelectric devices and Multifunctional antennas.

Research Director, Communication Technologies Research Centre

Teaching activities

Courses taught:

  • Communication Engineering 2
  • Communication Engineering 3
  • Antennas for Mobile and Satellite Communications
  • Radar Systems

Grants and awards

Date

Grant

Amont

2001-2003

External research grant with DSO (Singapore)

$80,000.00

2003-2004

External research grant with BAEs

$22,000.00

2004-2007

ARC Linkage grant (Photonic antenna)

$150,000.00

2004-2006

External research grant with DSO (Singapore)

$100,000.00

2004-2005

ARC LIEF grant

$369,000.00

2004-2005

RMIT RIF grant

$490,000.00

2005-2006

Cass Foundation grant (BST materials)

$21,000.00

2005-2006

External research grant with DSTO (High dynamic)

$80,000.00

2006-2007

ARC Linkage International (Rutgers University)

$9,000.00

2006-2007

External research grant with DSTO (Planar antennas)

$35,000.00

2007-2009

External research grant with DSTO (LBA antennas)

$75,000.00

2007-2010

ARC Linkage grant (Embedded antenna)

$157,000.00

2009-2014

DMTC, Multifunctional Composite Structures

$610,000.00

2009-2014

External research grant with DSTO (SWASS)

$765,000.00

2013-2014

External research grant with DSTG (SWASS technology demonstrator)

$120,000.00

2014-2017

ARC Discovery (Aligning and Chaining Carbon Nanofillers in Fibre Composites

$371,000.00

2014-2016

External research grant with DSTG (High resistive surfaces and radar imaging)

$263,000.00

Employment history

  • Professor, School SECE, RMIT University (2013-current)
  • Associate Professor, School SECE, RMIT University (2009-2013)
  • Senior Lecturer, School SECE, RMIT University (2005-2009)
  • Lecturer, School SECE, RMIT University (2002-2005)
  • Senior Research Fellow, School SECE, RMIT University (2001-2002)
  • Senior RF Engineer, Tele-IP, (1999-2001)
  • Engineer, AWA Defence Industries (1994-1996)

Professional activities

  • TPC chair, Asia pacific Microwave Conference APMC2016
  • Associate editor, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
  • Associate editor, IET Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation
  • TPC member of European Microwave Conference, representing Australia
  • Member of sub-adcom IEEE MTT-S committees
  • TPC Chair, IEEE IMaRC 2014 conference
  • General Chair, Asia pacific Microwave Conference APMC2011
  • Member of APMC International Steering Committee, representing Australia
  • Chair, IEEE AP/MTT Victorian Chapter

Recent publications

  • J. Y. Zhu, S. Y. Tang, K. Khoshmanesh, and K. Ghorbani, “An Integrated Liquid Cooling System Based on Galinstan Liquid Metal Droplets”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 8 (3), pp. 2173-2180, 2015.
  • R. B. Ladani, S. Wu, J. Zhang, A. J Kinloch, K. Ghorbani, A. P. Mouritz, , and C. H. Wang, “Multifunctional properties of epoxy nanocomposites reinforced by aligned nanoscale carbon”, Materials & Design, Vol. 94, pp. 554-564, 2015.
  • S. Azemi, K. Ghorbani, and W. Rowe, “3D Tapered Resonators for Frequency Selective Surfaces with Incident Angle Independence”, IEEE Transaction on Microwave Theory and Techniques, (accepted Sept 2015)
  • T. Baum, and K. Ghorbani, “Measurements on the Effects of Moisture on the Complex Permittivity of High Temperature Ash”, IEEE Transaction on Microwave Theory and Techniques, (in press)
  • N. Shariati, J. Scott, W. Rowe, and K. Ghorbani, “Multi-Service Highly Sensitive Rectifier for Enhanced RF Energy Scavenging”, Nature Scientific Report, No. 9655, 2015.
  • S. Azemi, K. Ghorbani, and W. Rowe, “Angularly Stable Frequency Selective Surface with Miniaturized Unit Cell”, IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 7, pp. 454-456, 2015.
  • S. Wu, R. B. Ladani, J. Zhang, A. J Kinloch,Z. Zhao, J. Ma, X. Zhang, A. P. Mouritz, K. Ghorbani and C. H. Wang, “Epoxy nanocomposites containing magnetite-carbon nanofibers aligned using a weak magnetic field”, Polymer, Vol. 68, pp. 25-34, 2015.
  • T. Baum, L. Thompson, and K. Ghorbani, “The Nature of Fire Ash Particles: Material Properties, Dynamic Behavior and Modeled Reflectivity”, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, Vol. 8, Issue 2, pp. 480-491, 2015.
  • S. Wu, R. B. Ladani, J. Zhang, E. Bafekrpour, K. Ghorbani, A. P. Mouritz, A. J Kinloch, and C. H. Wang, “Aligning multilayer graphene flakes with an external electric field to improve multifunctional properties of epoxy nanocomposites”, Carbon, Vol. 94, pp. 607-618, 2015.
  • R. B. Ladani, S. Wu, J. Zhang, E. Bafekrpour, K. Ghorbani, A. P. Mouritz, A. J Kinloch, and C. H. Wang, “Improving the toughness and electrical conductivity of epoxy nanocomposites by using aligned carbon nanofibres”, Composite Science and Technology, Vol. 117, pp. 146-157, 2015.
  • A. Daliri, W. Rowe and K. Ghorbani, “Split Ring Slot in the Broad-wall of a Rectangular Waveguide”, IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, Vol. 8, pp. 991-994. 2014.
  • K. Nicholson, W. Rowe, and K. Ghorbani, “Coaxial Right / Left Handed Transmission Line for Electronic Beam Steering in the Slotted Waveguide Antenna Stiffened Structure”, IEEE Transaction on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Vol. 8, Issue 2, pp. 773-777, 2014.
  • P. Yi, A. Kayani, K. Khoshmanesh, J. L. Campbell, P. Coughlan, K. Ghorbani, and K. Kalantar Zadeh, “Investigation of different nanoparticles for magnetophoretically enabled nanofin heat sinks in microfluidics”, Lab On a Chip, pp. 1-31, 2014.
  • Jin Zhang, J. Wang, T. Lin, C. H. Wang, K. Ghorbani, J. Fang, X. Wang, “Magnetic and mechanical properties of polyvinyl alcohol nanocomposites with hybrid nanofillers”, Chemical Engineering Journal, Vol. 237, pp. 462-468, 2104.
  • P. Yi, K. Khoshmanesh, A. Chrimes, J. Campbell, K. Ghorbani, S. Nahavandi, G. Rosengarten, and K. Kalantar Zadeh, “Dynamic nanofin heatsinks”, Adnance Energy Materials, Vol. 4, Issue 3, 2014.
  • A. Daliri, A. Galehdar, S John, C.H. Wang, W. Rowe and K. Ghorbani, “Quality factor effect on the wireless range of microstrip patch antenna strain sensors”, Sensors, Vol. 14, issue 1, pp. 595-605, 2014.
  • A. Bojovschi, J. Scott, and K. Ghorbani, “The reflectivity of carbon fibre reinforced polymer short circuit illuminated by guided waves” Applied Physics Letters, 103 (11), 2013.
  • A. Daliri, A. Galehdar, S John, C.H. Wang, W. Rowe and K. Ghorbani, “A spiral shaped slot as a broad-band slotted waveguide antenna”, Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 139, pp. 177 – 192, 2013.
  • S. Azemi, K. Ghorbani, and W. Rowe, “A reconfigurable FSS using a spring resonator element”, IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, Vol. 2, pp. 781 – 784, 2013.
  • A. Bojovschi, D. Gray and K. Ghorbani, “A loop-type end-launcher for carbon fiber reinforced polymer waveguides”, Progress In Electromagnetics Research M, Vol. 31, pp. 13 – 27, 2013.
  • A. Daliri, A. Galehdar, Xue, T. Toian,S John, C.H. Wang, W. Rowe and K. Ghorbani, “A slot spiral in carbon-fibre composite laminate as a conformal load-bearing antenna”, Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structure, pp. 1-11, 2013.
  • M. F. Abdul Khalid, E. Fardin, A. S. Holand, J. R. Scott, and K. Ghorbani, “Low third order intermodulation distortion in Ba 0.6 Sr 0.4 TiO3 thin film interdigital capacitors”, Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 44, pp. 225-238, 2013.
  • A. Daliri, A. Galehdar, S John, C.H. Wang, W. Rowe, and K. Ghorbani, “Subwavelength spiral slotted waveguide antenna”, Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 45, pp. 265-279, 2013.
  • T. Baum, L. Thompson, and K. Ghorbani, “A Dielectric Mixing Law Model for Forest Fire Ash Particulates”, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, vol. 9, no. 5, pp. 832-835, 2012.
  • A. Galehdar, K. J. Nicholson, P. J. Callu, W. S. T. Rowe, S. John, C. H. Wang, and K. Ghorbani, “The strong diamagnetic characteristics of unidirectional carbon fiber reinforced polymer laminates”, Journal of Applied Physics, 112(11), 2012.
  • P. Yi, A. Kayani, A. Chrimes, K. Ghorbani, S. Nahavandi, K. Kalantar Zadeh, and K. Khoshmanesh, “Thermal analysis of nanofluids in microfluidics using an infrared camera”, Lab On a Chip, 12, pp. 2520-2525, 2012.
  • A. Daliri, A. Galehdar, S John, C.H. Wang, W. Rowe and K. Ghorbani, “Wireless strain measurement using circular microstrip patch antennas”, Sensors and Actuators, A: Physical, 184: pp. 86-92, 2012.
  • A. Galehdar, P. J. Callu, W. S. T. Rowe, S. John, C. H. Wang, and K. Ghorbani, “Capacitively fed cavity-backed slot antenna in carbon-fiber composite panels”, IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, No.11: pp. 1028-1031, 2012.
  • S. Azemi, K. Ghorbani, and W. Rowe, “3D frequency selective surfaces”, Progress in Electromagnetics Research, 29, pp. 359-360, 2012.
  • T. Seidel, W. Rowe, and K. Ghorbani, “ Passive compensation of beam shift in a bending array” Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, 29, pp. 41-53, 2012.
  • K. Nicholson, W. Rowe, P. Callus, and K. Ghorbani, “Small slot design for slotted waveguide antenna stiffened structure”, Electronics Letters, Vol. 48, pp. 676-677, 2012.
  • A. Bojovschi, K. Nicholson, A. Galehdar, P. Callus, and K. Ghorbani, “The role of fibre orientation on the electromagnetic performance of waveguides manufactured from carbon fibre reinforced plastic” Progress in Electromagnetics Research B, 39, pp. 267-280, 2012.
  • A. Galehdar, W. S. T. Rowe, K. Ghorbani, P. J. Callus, S. John and C. H. Wang, “A Frequency Selective Polarizer Using Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites”, Progress in Electromagnetics Research, PIER 25, pp.107-118, 2012.
  • A. Daliri, A. Galehdar, S John, W. Rowe and K. Ghorbani, “Utilizing Microstrip Patch Antenna strain sensors for Structural Health Monitoring”, Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 23(2), pp. 169-182-8, 2012.
  • K. J. Nicholson, W. S. T. Rowe, P. J. Callus, and K. Ghorbani, “Split-ring resonator loading for the slotted waveguide antenna stiffened structure”, IEEE Antenna and Wireless propagation letters, Vol. 10, pp. 1524-1527, 2011.
  • J. Fang, I. Cosic, S. Lee, and K. Ghorbani, “Developing a wireless implantable body sensor network in MICS band” IEEE Transaction on Information Technology in BioMedicine, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 567-576, 2011.
  • A. Galehdar, W. S. T. Rowe, K. Ghorbani, P. J. Callus, S. John and C. H. Wang, “The effect of ply orientation on the performance of antennas in or on carbon fiber composites”, Progress in Electromagnetics Research, PIER 116, pp. 123-136, 2011.
  • B. D. Pell, E. Sulic, W. S. T. Rowe, K. Ghorbani, and S. John, “Wideband multi-service automotive antenna conformed to a curved structure”, SAE International Journal of Passenger Cars, 4(1) pp. 10-16, 2011.
  • T. Baum, L. Thompson, and K. Ghorbani, “Complex dielectric measurements of forest fire ash at X-band frequencies”, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, vol. 8, no. 5, pp. 859-863, 2011.
  • *R. Daly, W. S. T. Rowe and K. Ghorbani, “A novel zero tilt omnidirectional collinear array antenna with a coplanar feed”, Electronics Letters. vol. 47, no. 6, pp. 359-360, March 2011.
  • B. D. Pell, E. Sulic, W. S. T. Rowe, K. Ghorbani, and S. John, “Experimental study of the effect of modern automotive paints on vehicular antennas”, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 59, no. 2, pp. 434-442, 2011.
  • K. J. Nicholson, W. S. T. Rowe, and K. Ghorbani, “Design and demonstration of a metamaterial with electronically tunable negative refraction across the C microwave band”, IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation. vol. 5, no. 6, pp. 631-636, 2011.
  • A. Galehdar, P. Callus, and K. Ghorbani, “A novel method of conductivity measurements for Carbon-Fibre monopole antenna”, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 59, no. 6, pp. 2120-2126, 2011.