Mr. Muhammad Haroon Tariq studied Electrical Engineering with majors in Telecommunication from COMSATS University Islamabad in 2011, where his final year project was on compact antenna design for LTE applications. He obtained his Masters from the NUST-Military College of signals in 2014, with his MS thesis devoted to the topic of microwave beamforming using frequency selective surfaces. From Nov. 2015 to Dec. 2016 he was a post graduate researcher at Frederick University in Nicosia, Cyprus, where he worked on dynamically reconfigurable RF devices and SWIPT systems.
His research interests include microwave engineering, wireless communication systems, electromagnetic theory, radio wave propagation, antenna design, RF design and energy harvesting, among others. He has published two journal and two conference papers on these topics and was the recipient of an Erasmus Mundus scholarship. He also earned the 1st place in an all-Pakistan Electronics Olympiad and 2nd place in an all-Pakistan Entrepreneurship Forum, both in 2011. In May 2019, he joined Athens Information Technology (AIT) in Athens, Greece, as an early stage researcher (ESR #2) for the European ITN Project PAINLESS, for which he will work on the topic of adaptive mobile backhauling for portable access points.