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Accolades to the Team

      1.            48 International experts independently ranked our recent PhD theses in the top 5% or 10% of the world.

      2. ·         2019 - Invited member of the committee that successfully proposed the first ever IEEE milestone in Australia,"Reception of First Communication to Earth from a
      3.  Human Walking on the Moon, in 1969 by Pakes radiotelescope and Honeysuckle Creek stations", (Bird, Zakarevicius, Esselle, Gwilliam, Fong)
        ·         2019 - APR Intern position at Electrotecknik (Khushboo Singh)
        ·         2019 - Motohisa Kanda Award for the most cited paper in IEEE Transactions  in the past five years (Sohail, Ranga, Matekovits, Esselle, Hay)
        ·         2019 -Invitation from the European Science Foundation to join the ESF college of Expert Reviewers (Esselle)
        ·         2019-18 -Selection as the Chair of IEEE Antenna & Propagation Society (USA) Distinguished Lecturer Program for the second consecutive year
        ·         2019-17
        IEEE Antennas and Propagation Distinguished Lecturer (Esselle)
      4. ·         2019 - Selected by the Faculty of Science & Engineering as the Graduate Speaker, April 18th Graduation (Maria Kovaleva))
      5. ·         2019 - ARC Discovery International Award (Prof Karu Esselle)
      6. ·         2019 - ARC Discovery International Award (Prof Yiannis Vardaxoglou)
      7. ·         2019 - Invitation  to join  Audacy Alliance (an International consortium of leading space technology and product providers) by Audacy Corporation, CA, USA, (Prof. Karu  Esselle and Team) 
      8. ·         2019-17 - IEEE Antennas and Propagation Distinguished Lecturer (Esselle)
      9. ·         2018 - 25 Years of service plaque, Macquarie University (Esselle)
      10. ·         2018 - Vice Chancellor's Commendation for PhD Thesis (Maria Kovaleva)    
      11. ·         2018 - 1st Prize IEEE Region 10 (Asia Pacific) Student Paper Contest - Postgraduate Category (Ali Lalbaksh)
      12. ·         2018 - Best Poster HDR Conference (Ali Lalbaksh)    
      13. ·         2018 - 2nd Prize for presentation at HDR Conference (Khushboo Singh)    
      14. ·         2018 - TICRA Travel Award, AP-S Symposium, San Diego, USA (Maria Kovaleva)  
      15. ·         2017 - UNIVERSITY MEDAL for Master of Research (Nishat Koli)
      16. ·         2017 - Deputy Vice Chancellor(Research) Commendation for Postgraduate Research Fund grant (Ali Lalbaksh)
      17. ·         2017 - WiMed Travel Grant (Ali Lalbaksh)    
      18. ·         2017 - Engineering Excellence Award for Best Innovation (Esselle), IESL NSW Australia Chapter 
      19. ·         2017 - 1st Prize IEEE Region 10 (Asia Pacific) Student Paper Contest - Postgraduate Category (Roy Basten)
      20. ·     2017 - International Union of Radio Science (URSI) Young Scientist Award, Belgium (Hashmi)
      21. ·         2017 - Macquarie University  Excellence in Research  Awards - Five Future-Shaping Research Priorities - Highly Commended (Esselle & Afzal)
·     2017 - Research Excellence Award, Faculty of Science & Engineering (Esselle)
·     2017 - Higher Degree Research Award, Faculty of Science & Engineering (Maria Kovaleva)
·     2017 - Runner Up Prize and Finalist for Best Paper Award, IEEE Life Sciences Conference (Rajas Khokle)
·         2017 - One of the two candidates selected by IEEE AP Society for the ballot for 2019 Society President (Esselle)
·         2017 - Macquarie University Excellence in Research Awards Highly Commended - Five Future-Shaping Research Priorities - Innovative Technologies (Esselle)

·         2017 - IEEE ANZSCON Best Postgraduate Poster 1st Prize (Affan Baba)
    ·         2017 - Choose Maths Grant for AMSI Optimise (Khushboo Singh)
    ·         2017 - Finalist, IEEE International Microwave Symposium Best Student Paper Award (Roy Simorangkir)
    ·         2017 - Team "Smart Antenna Systems", competitively selected for CSIRO ON Prime 2 (Afzal, Esselle, Huda, Hashmi, Koli, Lalbakhsh)
    ·         2017 - Team "Real-World Optimization Platform", competitively selected for CSIRO ON Prime 2 (Kovaleva, Bulger (Statistics Dept.), Esselle, Zeb)
·         2016 - IEEE Australia Council Outstanding Student Branch Competition 1st Prize (Several Students)
·         2016 - Best Research Project Award and Gift Voucher (most votes from industry) 2016 Macquarie University Engineering Industry Event (Joseph Trad)
    ·         2016 - 3rd Prize IEEE Region 10 (Asia Pacific) Postgraduate Paper Contest (Ali Lalbakhsh and Muhammad U. Afzal)
    ·         2016 - Competitive conference travel grant (AUD 2000) ICEAA, Cairns, Australia (Ali Lalbakhsh)
    ·         2016 - Elevation to IEEE Fellow (Esselle)
  1. ·         2016 - Awards for Best Published Paper (Esselle and Thalakotuna), IESL NSW Australia Chapter
  2. ·         2016 - Elevation to Engineers Australia Fellow (Esselle)

  3. ·         2015 - 1st Place, Student Poster Competition (Karmokar), Engineering Symposium, Macquarie University

  4. ·         2014 - WiMed Prize (Ahsanul Anzam Upal), Engineering Symposium, Macquarie University
  5. ·         2014 - Honorable Mention (Mian), IEEE AP-S International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (Memphis, USA) Student Paper Competition

  6. ·         2013 - 1st Place, Student Poster Competition (Shahidul), Engineering Symposium, Macquarie University
  7. ·         2013 - Shortlisted (five) for Best Student Paper Award and came 2nd, Asia-Pacific International Symposium and Exhibition on EMC (Sohail)
  8. ·         2013 - Nominated by the Executive Dean of Faculty of Science for 2013 Australian Eureka Prize for Outstandign Mentor of Young Researchers (Esselle)

  9. ·         2012 - Best published paper in Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering (Esselle and Dissanayake), IESL NSW Australia Chapter
  10. ·         2012 - Honorable Mention (Basit), IEEE AP-S International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (Chicago, USA) Student Paper Competition

  11. ·         2011 - Imperial College Press Prize (Basit), Student Paper Competition, Metamaterials'2011 Conference, Spain
  12. ·         2011 - Best Student Paper Presentation Prize (Basit), Twelfth Australian Symposium on Antennas 
  13. ·         2011 - 2nd Place, 3 Minute Thesis Competition (Basit) , Faculty of Science, Macquarie University
  14. ·         2011 - IEEE Exemplary Student Branch in Asia-Pacific Region, 2nd Prize (team of mentees)
  15. ·         2011 - Outstanding Branch Counselor Award (Esselle) – IEEE (USA)

  16. ·         2010 - Best UWB antenna design (Ranga), EuCAP/European SOA Italy
  17. ·         2010 - Best mark in Antenna Test (Thalakotuna), EuCAP/European SOA Italy

  18. ·         2009 - Marie-Curie Fellowship (Matekovits: 2009 -12), European Union 7th Framework

  19. ·         2008 - Excellence in HDR Supervision (Esselle), Macquarie University Vice Chancellor’s Award
  20. ·         2008 - Best Student Paper Award (Kiani), Workshop on Applications of Radio Science, Canberra

  21. ·         2007 - Lund University Department Award for extraordinary performance in research project (Kiani), Sweden
  22. ·         2007 - LUCID Best Engineering Poster Award (Isik), Division of ICS, Macquarie University

  23. ·         2006 - URSI Young Scientist Award (Nasimuddin), Belgium

  24. ·         2005 - Australian Research Council (ARC) Postdoctoral Fellowship (Ge:2005 -2007)
  25. ·         2005 - Macquarie University Research Fellowships (Ge:2005-2007)

  26. ·         2004 - Macquarie University Innovation Award for best invention disclosure (Ge with Esselle)
  27. ·         2004 - ARC Linkage CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowships (Weily:2004-2007)

  28. ·         2003 - Macquarie University Research Fellowships (Weily:2003-2006)

  29. ·         2002 - IEEE NSW Max Symons best student paper award (Ge)
  30. ·         2002 - IEEE AP-S Raj Mittra Senior Researcher Award (Esselle)

  31. ·         2000 - IEEE MTT-S Graduate Fellowship (Ge)
Accolades   
 Professor Karu Esselle receiving the 25 Years of service plaque from the Vice Chancellor Professor Bruce Dalton in appreciation of his service, loyalty and commitment to Macquarie University
Karu with his IEEE Fellow plaque in San Francisco, CA, USA


Inaugural Macquarie University Innovation Award for best invention disclosure awarded to Prof. Esselle and Dr Ge.


Karu receiving honours in Boston, USA, in 2018, for his three-year service to IEEE AP-S Administrative Committee as an Elected Voting Member (2015-2017)
Maria Kovaleva receiving a TICRA award at 2018 IEEE AP-S Int. Symposium, Boston, USA


A plaque from New Jersey (USA) Chapter

Outstanding Branch Counselor Award from IEEE headquarters, USA

Previous Invited Presentations

  1. Invited Talk: Prof. Esselle delivered an invited talk at Asia-Pacific Conference on Antennas and Propagation (APCAP), Kaohsiung, Taiwan in July 2016. The topic was " Recent advances in electromagnetic band gap resonator antennas"

  1. Invited Talk: Prof. Esselle delivered an invited talk at IEEE CAMA at Chiang Mai, Thailand in November 2015. The topic was " Recent advances in electromagnetic band gap resonator antennas"

  2. Invited Talk: Prof. Esselle delivered an invited talk at ISAP in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia in November 2015. The topic was " Recent developments in antennas with full ground planes for wireless body area networks"

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  4. Invited Talk: “Stretchable and Highly Conductive Carbon Nanotube-Graphene Hybrid Yarns for Wearable Systems”, 10th International Conference on Body Area Networks (BodyNets 2015), Sydney, Australia, Sep. 2015.

  5. Invited Talk:Arrays of high aperture efficiency wideband EBG resonator antennas,” 2015 IEEE International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications (ICEAA), Turin, Italy, Sep. 2015.


Some photos of leading minds who have visited us



Left: Prof P. S. Kidal, University of Chalmers, Sweden (2014), Right: Dr Brian Kent, Consultant and Michigan State University Adjunct Professor, USA (2014)



Left: Prof Qing Huo Liu, Duke University, USA (2015), Right: Prof Amir Boag, Tel Aviv University, Israel (2014)



Left: Prof John L. Volakis, Ohio State University, Ohio, USA (2014), Right: Prof Joshua Le-Wei Li, University, Malaysia (2014)



Left: Prof Goutam Chattopadhyay, JPL, California Institute of Technology, USA (2014), Right: Prof Dr.-Ing. Dirk Manteuffel, University of Kiel, Germany (2014)



Left: Dr Andrew Ko, Agilent, Hongkong (2013), Right: Dr Frank, CST, Germany (2013)


Left: Prof Nemai Karmakar, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia (2013), Right: Prof Dominique Schreurs, Katholieke Universite (KU) Leuven, Nederlands (2013)


Left: Prof Koichi Ito, Chiba University, Japan (2013), Right: Prof Monai Krairiksh, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL), Thailand (2013)


Left: Prof Shiban Koul, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India (2013), Right: Prof Anand K Verma, University of Delhi, India (2012)


Left: Dr Arun Bhatacharya, Northrop Grumman, CA, USA (2012), Right: Prof Ben Kwok W. Leung, City University of Honkong, China (2012)