Dr Yasir Al-Yasir


University of Bradford

PhD Electrical and Electronic Engineering Feb’18 – Nov’20

Thesis: Design of New, Compact and Efficient Microwave Antennas and Filters for 5G Wireless Communications.

University of Basra

MSc Electronics and Communications Engineering (1st – 83%) Sept’12 – Nov’14

Dissertation: Efficient Reconfigurable Printed Antenna Designs Based PIN Diodes for Modern Wireless Communications.

BSc Electrical Engineering (1st – 74%) Sept’08 – July’12

Dissertation: Design and Analysis of Corrugated Printed Antenna for Mobile Communication Applications.


University of Bradford
Post-Doctoral Research Assistant
Jan’21 – present
  • European Space Agency (ESA)Leading the design of massive MIMO antenna arrays and mmWave frequency-selective reconfigurable antennas for the Satellite Network of Experts V (SatNEx V). The project is funded by the European Space Agency (ESA);
  • Developing research objectives and proposals to support the Faculty grant applications to the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), to be submitted in April 2021;
  • Leading the sensor design research group with Tough Water Solutions Ltd. The project is funded by the Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) programme;
  • Supporting in the co-supervision, jointly with Professor Abd-Alhameed, of three postgraduate (2 PhD and 1 MSc) students and two undergraduate final year projects.
Early-Stage Researcher (Horizon 2020 Marie Sk.odowska-Curie Actions)
SARAS Technology Limited
Jan’18 – Jan’21
  • Working as an ESR 6 with 13 ESRs of 8 research groups, spread across 4 leading Universities/research institutions and 4 industrial partners in 5 different European countries, targeting a Secure Network Coding for Reduced Energy Next Generation Mobile Small Cells (SECRET). The project is funded by European Commission under the H2020 MSCA innovation programme;
  • Leading the Tunable 5G Transceiver Research and Innovation Group to develop an energy-efficient RF front end system within the SECRET-H2020-MSCA research and innovation programme;
  • Design and implement novel, reconfigurable/tunable filters and antennas for 5G transceivers;
  • Investigating the design of mobile phone and base station antennas for 5G microwave and mmWave bands;
  • The work has also included a six-month secondment with SARAS Technology Limited to study high-efficiency power amplifier implementation and to investigate the integration of power amplifiers, antennas and filters.
Research Visitor (Supported by the EPSRC) July’14 – Nov’14
  • Implementing planar antennas using CST and HFSS software. The designs were fabricated and measured using the network analyzer and anechoic chamber to prove the design concept;
  • Design, simulation, fabrication and measurements of frequency, polarization and radiation pattern reconfigurable antennas based on PIN diodes for LTE and 60 GHz mm-Wave 5G and beyond;
  • Working on optimization techniques such as Genetic Algorithms, Particle Swarm and Firefly algorithms.
Basra Oil Training Institute
Electrical Engineer
Jan’16 – Jan’18
  • Training and preparation of staff of moderation in the oil specialties scientifically and practically give them the required certificate (technical diploma) for the needs of oil companies and services;
  • Preparation and administration of the qualifying courses and development of the various levels and terms of reference for the staff of the oil sector;
  • Contribute to the editing and preparation of books and scientific resources in the oil industry as well as participating in the engineering committees responsible for many projects in the oil companies.
Iraq University College
Jan’15 – Jan’16
  • Engaging in learning, research, teaching and supervision activities relevant to the school and undertaking various administrative roles within the school. Also, undertaking research and leadership activities and make significant contributions to the field of Electronics and Communication engineering.
Southern Technical University (Technical Institutes)
Jan’14 – Jan’15
  • Engaging in learning, research and teaching activities and undertaking various administrative roles within the schools. Also, undertaking leadership activities and making significant contributions to Electronics and Communications engineering.


  • Satellite Network of Experts V (SatNEx V) grant, ESA, mmWave frequency-selective reconfigurable antennas, Jan 2021;
  • Horizon 2020 Marie Sk.odowska-Curie Actions ITN, European Commission, 5G front-end, 2018-2020;
  • Distinguished Member award, European Alliance for Innovation (EAI). Top 0.5% Index in the EAI Community, 2020;
  • Best Paper Award: International Multi-Disciplinary Conference: “Sustainable Development and Smart Planning”. Novel Differential-Fed Frequency-Reconfigurable Filtering Patch Antenna for 4G/5G Systems, Springer, 2020;
  • Best Paper Award: IEEE 2nd 5G World Forum, Dresden, Germany. Design of Bandpass Tunable Filter for Green Flexible RF for 5G, 2019;
  • Best Paper Award: IEEE 4th 5G Summit Dresden, Dresden, Germany, 2019;
  • Co-recipient of the research development fund monthly publications award (Bradford University). Eight-Element Dual-Polarized MIMO Slot Antenna System for 5G Smartphone Applications, 2019;
  • Research visit Scholarship support by the EPSRC and the Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, 2014.


Dr. Mustafa Bakr, University of Oxford, UK; Dr. Chan Hwang See, Edinburgh Napier University, UK; Dr. Bo Liu, University of Glasgow, UK; Prof. Haider Raad, Xavier University, USA; Prof. Hussain Al-Rizzo, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Canada; Prof. Jonathan Rodriguez and Dr. Issa Elfergani, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal.


  • Memberships
    • Distinguished Member of the European Alliance for Innovation (EAI)
    • Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
    • Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
    • Member of IET on Campus (funded and backed by the IET)
    • Member of the Iraqi Engineers Union
  • Conferences and Workshops Organisation
    • Technical Programme Committee (TPC) for IEEE International Workshop on Computer-Aided Modeling Analysis and Design of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD), IEEE, 2020.
    • Technical Programme Committee (TPC) for 2nd International Conference on Communication & Information Technology ICICT’20, IEEE, 2020.
    • Local organization member for 2020 International Multi-Disciplinary Conference Theme: “Sustainable Development and Smart Planning”, Springer, 2020.
  • Editorial Boards
    • Guest Editor: Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292), RF/Microwave Circuits for 5G and Beyond, MDPI, 2021.
    • Guest Editor: Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220), Microwave and mmWave Sensors for 5G and 6G Healthcare Systems, MDPI, 2021.
    • Topic Editor: Sensors, Electronics and Telecom journals, MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.
  • Reviewer for (including but not limited to):
    • IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation; IEEE Access; IEEE Journal of Electromagnetics, RF and Microwaves in Medicine and Biology; IEEE Sensors Letters; Electronics Letters; AEU-International Journal of Electronics and Communications (Elsevier); International Journal of RF and Microwave Computer.Aided Engineering (Wiley); Microwave and Optical Technology Letters (Wiley); Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292, MDPI); Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220, MDPI).
    • IEEE, IET and Springer conferences and workshops in the USA and Europe in addition to many other international conferences.


  • Satellite Network of Experts (SATNEX V): Frequency selectivity in phase-only beamformed user terminal direct radiating arrays, funded by the European Space Agency (ESA), (£20k), Jan 2021;
  • Efficient Reconfigurable 5G Transceiver and Graphene Sensors for Contactless Patient Monitoring with Potential Application in the COVID-19 Pandemic, National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) [Drafted and to be submitted in April 2021] (£250k);
  • Smart Healthcare Using Programmable and Intelligent Meta-Surface Walls, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) [Drafted and to be submitted in April 2021] (£250k).


Programming languages: Python, C/C++ and Visual Basic.
Operating systems: Win98/95, Windows Professional/Vista, Linux and iOS.
Hardware: Vector Network Analyzer, Anechoic Chamber, CNC Printers, PCB circuits, PIC microcontrollers, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), AC drive and HMI (Human Machine Interface).
Packages: NI AWR Design Environment Software, Advanced Design System (ADS), Xilinx (Digital System Design), MATHCAD/MATLAB, High Frequency Structure Simulator (HFSS), Computer Simulation Technology (CST) Microwave Studio, Auto CAD, Wireless Insight, LABVIEW, Proteus Design Suite and Microsoft Office.


I have over 110 publications in international conferences, leading journals, books and book chapters (h-index: 21 and i10-index: 35 with 1290+ citations). Please check the Google Scholar page at:
Some of my research work:


  1. Y. Al-Yasir, F. Alnahwi, F. Hu, R. Abd-Alhameed, “Wideband Broadside Circular Polarization Technique,” US Patent, 2021 [Under Review by the Innovation Office of Bradford University].

Journal Papers

  1. Y. Al-Yasir, I. Elfergani, J. Rodriguez, J. Noras, R. Abd-Alhameed, “Green and Highly Efficient Internet of Things (IoT) Controlled Transceiver for 5G Heterogenous Networks,” IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking, pp 1-29, 2021 [Under Review].
  2. Y. Al-Yasir, A. Abdulkhaleq, N. Parchin, J. Rodriguez, R. Abd-Alhameed “A New Design Technique for Efficient Sub-6 GHz 5G Pattern-Reconfigurable Antenna Using Hybrid Co-Simulation EM-Circuit,” Scientific Reports, Nature, 2021 [Under Review].
  3. Y. Al-Yasir et al., “A Varactor-Based Very Compact Tunable Filter with Wide Tuning Range for 4G and Sub-6 GHz 5G Communications,” Sensors, vol. 20, no. 16, p. 4538, 2020.
  4. Y. Al-Yasir et al., “A Survey of Differential-Fed Microstrip Bandpass Filters: Recent Techniques and Challenges,” Sensors, vol. 20, no. 8, p. 2356, 2020.
  5. Y. Al-Yasir et al., “A New and Compact Wide-Band Microstrip Filter-Antenna Design for 2.4 GHz ISM Band and 4G Applications,” Electronics, vol. 9, no. 7, p. 1084, 2020.
  6. M. Al-Sadoon, R. Asif, Y. Al-Yasir, R. Abd-Alhameed, and P. Excell, “AOA Localization for Vehicle-Tracking Systems Using a Dual-Band Sensor Array,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 68, no. 8, pp. 6330-6345, 2020.
  7. N. Parchin, Y. Al-Yasir et al., “Orthogonally dual-polarised MIMO antenna array with pattern diversity for use in 5G smartphones,” IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation, vol. 14, no. 6, pp. 457-467, 2020.
  8. Y. Al-Yasir et al., “Design of multi-standard single/tri/quint-wideband asymmetric stepped-impedance resonator filters with adjustable TZs,” IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation, vol. 13, no. 10, pp. 1637-1645, 2019.
  9. Y. Al-Yasir et al., “New multi-standard dual-wideband and quad-wideband asymmetric step impedance resonator filters with wide stop band restriction,” International Journal of RF and Microwave Computer.Aided Engineering (Wiley), vol. 29, no. 8, p. e21802, 2019.
  10. Y. Al-Yasir et al., “Mixed-coupling multi-function quint-wideband asymmetric stepped-impedance resonator filter,” Microwave and Optical Technology Letters (Wiley), vol. 61, no. 5, pp. 1181-1184, 2019.
  11. Y. Al-Yasir et al., “Recent Progress in the Design of 4G/5G Reconfigurable Filters,” Electronics, vol. 8, no. 1, p. 114, 2019.
  12. N. Parchin, Y. Al-Yasir et al., “Eight-Element Dual-Polarized MIMO Slot Antenna System for 5G Smartphone Applications,” IEEE Access, vol. 7, pp. 15612-15622, 2019.
  13. Y. Al-Yasir, et al., “A New Polarization-Reconfigurable Antenna for 5G Applications,” Electronics, vol. 7, no. 11, p. 293, 2018.
  14. Y. Al-Yasir et al., “Design of frequency reconfigurable multiband compact antenna using two PIN diodes for WLAN/WiMAX applications,” IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation, vol. 11, no. 8, pp. 1098-1105, 2017.


  1. Y. Al-Yasir, N. Ojaroudi Parchin, and R. Abd-Alhameed (Eds.). Microwave Filters, Antennas and Filtennas for 5G. Lambert Academic Publishing. ISBN: 978-620-2-92023-0, 2020.
  2. N. Ojaroudi Parchin, Y. Al-Yasir, and R. Abd-Alhameed (Eds.). Microwave/RF components for 5G front-end systems. Avid Science, 2019.

Conference Papers

  1. Y. Al-Yasir et al., “Very Compact Reconfigurable Planar Filter With Wide-stopband Performance for Sub-6 GHz 5G Systems,” 2020 IEEE 25th International Workshop on Computer-Aided Modeling and Design of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD), Pisa, Italy, 2020.
  2. Y. Al-Yasir et al., “A Differential-Fed Dual-Polarized High-Gain Filtering Antenna Based on SIW Technology for 5G Applications,” 2020 14th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), Copenhagen, Denmark, 2020.
  3. Y. AI-Yasir et al, “New Pattern Reconfigurable Circular Disk Antenna Using Two PIN Diodes for WiMax/WiFi (IEEE 802.11a) Applications,” 16th International Conference on Synthesis, Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Methods and Applications to Circuit Design (SMACD), Lausanne, Switzerland, 2019.