Dr Hasan Abbas

  • Lecturer (Electronic & Nanoscale Engineering)

telephone: 01413305251
email: Hasan.Abbas@glasgow.ac.uk

Room 209, Oakfield Avenue, 70 University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8QQ

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5951-9603

Biography

I received the BSc (Hons) degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan in 2009, and PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Texas A&M University in 2017 as a Fulbright scholarship recipient. From 2009 to 2012, I was a lecturer at the department of electrical engineering, UET Lahore, KSK campus. I worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University at Qatar from April 2018 to June 2019. Since June 2019, I have been affiliated with the University of Glasgow, UK where I am working as a Lecturer at the Glasgow College UESTC and James Watt School of Engineering. I am currently serving as the secretary of the IEEE joint AP/MTT societies Scotland chapter and an executive member of the IET electromagnetics professional network.

Research interests

Some of the areas that I have recently been working are briefly described below.

Realtime Super-resolution Microscopy Techniques

The covid-19 pandemic has further highlighted the necessity to have scientific instruments through which potentially harmful biological systems can be investigated in real-time, with as much detail as possible. Often, microscopy technologies require multiple exposures to obtain an image with any meaningful resolution, which unfortunately prevents the live observation of the samples. Considering this need, I am interested in plasmonic microscopy that is based on two-dimensional (2D) materials and a spatially structured illumination which can help understand better how dangerous biological samples such as virus work, through a real-time observation. 

AI-powered Electromagnetics

Contemporary EM device design techniques for antennas and other radiofrequency (RF) devices are based on iterative trial-and-error methods, that are naturally inefficient as well as painstakingly slow. EM design powered by artificial intelligence (AI) not only automates the analysis but reduces the time-to-market for wireless devices. For this proposal, I am looking for highly talented students with a strong mathematical background to develop AI-enabled, robust inverse EM design techniques that have an immense potential for knowledge transfer to the industry.

Developing Greener Antennas

The global market for antennas for communication is expected to reach £ 23.16 B, which is driven by the demands of mobile networks and autonomous vehicle (AV) systems such as cars, and drones. As we go higher in frequency such as the millimetre band, microstrip antennas need to generate highly directive EM waves, which is only made possible by a high-power consuming RF chain. The aim of this project is to investigate plasma, the fourth form of matter to design antennas, that can provide faster reconfigurability and higher bandwidth, but most importantly help minimise the energy footprint of the overall communication system. 

Publications

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2020

Ur Rehman, M. et al. (2020) Assessment and Feedback Under Disruptive Circumstances in Trans-National Education. In: IEEE TALE 2020, 8-11 Dec 2020, (Accepted for Publication)

Abbasi, Q. H. , Abbas, H. T. , Alomainy, A. and Imran, M. A. (Eds.) (2020) Backscattering and RF Sensing for Future Wireless Communication. Wiley. (Accepted for Publication)

Abohmra, A., Abbas, H. , Al-Hasan, M., Mabrouk, I. B., Alomainy, A., Imran, M. A. and Abbasi, Q. H. (2020) Terahertz antenna array based on a hybrid perovskite structure. IEEE Open Journal of Antennas and Propagation, (doi: 10.1109/OJAP.2020.3020239) (Early Online Publication)

Miao, L., Guo, X., Abbas, H. T. , Qaraqe, K. A. and Abbasi, Q. H. (2020) Using Machine Learning to Predict the Future Development of Disease. In: 5th International Conference on the UK-China Emerging Technologies (UCET 2020), Glasgow, UK, 20-21 Aug 2020, (Accepted for Publication)

Iqbal, M. A., Abbas, H. T. , Ahmad, W., Ur Rehman, M. , Hussain, S. and Bremner, D. (2020) Assessment of Computer Networks During the Pandemic and Beyond. In: ACM SIGCOMM Online Networking Education Workshop, 5-6 Aug 2020, (Accepted for Publication)

Abohmra, A., Kazim, J., Abbas, H. , Imran, M. , Alomainy, A., Rehman, M. and Abbasi, Q. (2020) Ultra-wideband Hybrid PICA Terahertz Antenna for High-Resolution Biomedical Imaging. In: 2020 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and North American Radio Science Meeting, Montréal, QC, Canada, 05-10 Jul 2020, (Accepted for Publication)

Zahid, A., Abbas, H. T. , Escorcia Carranza, I. , Grant, J. , Imran, M. A. , Cumming, D. and Abbasi, Q. H. (2020) Assessing the Salt Constituents Characteristics in Aqueous Solutions Using Terahertz Waves. In: 2020 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and North American Radio Science Meeting, Montréal, QC, Canada, 05-10 Jul 2020, (Accepted for Publication)

Aljihmani, L., Abbas, H. , Mansoor, B., Hijazi, Z., Abbasi, Q. and Qaraqe, K. (2020) In Situ Remote Monitoring of Novel Biodegradable Cardiovascular Stents - Design and Validation. Pediatric and Adult Interventional Cardiac Symposium (PICS-AICS 2020), Istanbul, Turkey, 25-28 Mar 2020. (Accepted for Publication)

2019

Abbas, H. T. , Alic, L., Erraguntla, M., Ji, J. X., Abdul-Ghani, M., Abbasi, Q. H. and Qaraqe, M. K. (2019) Predicting long-term type 2 diabetes with support vector machine using oral glucose tolerance test. PLoS ONE, 14(12), e0219636. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0219636) (PMID:31826018)

Zahid, A., Abbas, H. T. , Ren, A. , Zoha, A. , Heidari, H. , Shah, S. A. , Imran, M. A. , Alomainy, A. and Abbasi, Q. H. (2019) Machine learning driven non-invasive approach of water content estimation in living plant leaves using terahertz waves. Plant Methods, 15, 138. (doi: 10.1186/s13007-019-0522-9)

Abbas, H. T. , Abbasi, Q. H. , Aljihmani, L. N., Boudjemline, Y., Hijazi, Z., Mansoor, B. and Qaraqe, K. A. (2019) Remote Monitoring of Absorbable Cardiovascular Stents Using Millimetre Waves. In: 16th International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS 2019), Oulu, Finland, 27-30 Aug 2019, pp. 450-451. ISBN 9781728125275 (doi:10.1109/ISWCS.2019.8877268)

Abbas, H. T. , Aljihmani, L. N., Nevels, R. D. and Qaraqe, K. A. (2019) Electromagnetic scattering of two-dimensional electronic systems. IEEE Access, 7, pp. 106521-106526. (doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2932506)

Zahid, A., Abbas, H. T. , Imran, M. A. , Qaraqe, K. A., Alomainy, A., Cumming, D. R.S. and Abbasi, Q. H. (2019) Characterization and water content estimation method of living plant leaves using terahertz waves. Applied Sciences, 9(14), 2781. (doi: 10.3390/app9142781)

Abbas, H. , Alic, L., Rios, M., Abdul-Ghani, M. and Qaraqe, K. (2019) Predicting Diabetes in Healthy Population through Machine Learning. In: 2019 IEEE 32nd International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS), Cordoba, Spain, 05-07 Jun 2019, pp. 567-570. ISBN 9781728122861 (doi:10.1109/cbms.2019.00117)

Abohmra, A., Jilani, F., Abbas, H. , Alomainy, A., Imran, M. A. and Abbasi, Q. H. (2019) Hybrid Terahertz Antenna Design for Body-Centric Applications. In: IET Antennas and Propagation Conference (APC 2019), Birmingham, UK, 11-12 Nov 2019, ISBN 9781839531705 (doi:10.1049/cp.2019.0704)

Aljihmani, L., Abbas, H. , Zhu, Y., Mehta, R., Sasangohar, F., Erraguntla, M., Lawley, M., Abbasi, Q. H. and Qaraqe, K. A. (2019) Features of Physiologic Tremor in Diabetic Patients. In: Fifth IEEE Annual International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2 2019), Casablanca, Morocco, 14-17 Oct 2019, ISBN 9781728108469 (doi:10.1109/ISC246665.2019.9071646)

Zahid, A., Abbas, H. T. , Sheikh, F., Kaiser, T., Zoha, A. , Imran, M. A. and Abbasi, Q. H. (2019) Monitoring Health Status and Quality Assessment of Leaves Using Terahertz Frequency. In: 2019 IEEE Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting, Atlanta, GA, USA, 07-12 Jul 2019, pp. 379-380. ISBN 9781728106922 (doi:10.1109/APUSNCURSINRSM.2019.8889356)

2018

Abbas, H. T. , Zeng, X., Nevels, R. D. and Zubairy, M. S. (2018) Deep subwavelength imaging via tunable terahertz plasmons. Applied Physics Letters, 113(5), 051106. (doi: 10.1063/1.5035312)

2016

Abbas, H. T. and Nevels, R. (2016) Plasma Based Integrated On-Chip Antenna. In: 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (APSURSI), Fajardo, Puerto Rico, 26 Jun - 01 Jul 2016, pp. 1645-1646. ISBN 9781509028863 (doi:10.1109/APS.2016.7696529)

Nevels, R. D. and Abbas, H. T. (2016) Optical nanoantennas. In: Chen, Z. N., Liu, D., Nakano, H., Qing, X. and Zwick, T. (eds.) Handbook of Antenna Technologies. Springer: Singapore, pp. 527-566. ISBN 9789814560436 (doi:10.1007/978-981-4560-44-3_43)

2015

Abbas, H.T. , Shin, J. and Nevels, R.D. (2015) Numerical Techniques for Evaluating Electromagnetic Field Propagators. In: 2015 IEEE International Conference on Computational Electromagnetics, Hong Kong, China, 02-05 Feb 2015, pp. 22-23. ISBN 9781479962815 (doi:10.1109/COMPEM.2015.7052541)

Nevels, R. D., Michalski, K. A. and Abbas, H. T. (2015) Plasmonic and Surface Wave Propagation in Boundary Layers in the Microwave, THz, and Optical Regimes. In: 2014 IEEE Conference on Antenna Measurements and Applications (CAMA), Juan-les-Pins, France, 16-19 Nov 2014, ISBN 9781479936786 (doi:10.1109/CAMA.2014.7003332)

Shin, J., Abbas, H. T. and Nevels, R. (2015) A Numerical Method for the Electromagnetic Field Time Domain Propagator Equations. In: 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation & USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 19-24 Jul 2015, pp. 1480-1481. ISBN 9781479978151 (doi:10.1109/APS.2015.7305129)

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Articles

Abohmra, A., Abbas, H. , Al-Hasan, M., Mabrouk, I. B., Alomainy, A., Imran, M. A. and Abbasi, Q. H. (2020) Terahertz antenna array based on a hybrid perovskite structure. IEEE Open Journal of Antennas and Propagation, (doi: 10.1109/OJAP.2020.3020239) (Early Online Publication)

Abbas, H. T. , Alic, L., Erraguntla, M., Ji, J. X., Abdul-Ghani, M., Abbasi, Q. H. and Qaraqe, M. K. (2019) Predicting long-term type 2 diabetes with support vector machine using oral glucose tolerance test. PLoS ONE, 14(12), e0219636. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0219636) (PMID:31826018)

Zahid, A., Abbas, H. T. , Ren, A. , Zoha, A. , Heidari, H. , Shah, S. A. , Imran, M. A. , Alomainy, A. and Abbasi, Q. H. (2019) Machine learning driven non-invasive approach of water content estimation in living plant leaves using terahertz waves. Plant Methods, 15, 138. (doi: 10.1186/s13007-019-0522-9)

Abbas, H. T. , Aljihmani, L. N., Nevels, R. D. and Qaraqe, K. A. (2019) Electromagnetic scattering of two-dimensional electronic systems. IEEE Access, 7, pp. 106521-106526. (doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2932506)

Zahid, A., Abbas, H. T. , Imran, M. A. , Qaraqe, K. A., Alomainy, A., Cumming, D. R.S. and Abbasi, Q. H. (2019) Characterization and water content estimation method of living plant leaves using terahertz waves. Applied Sciences, 9(14), 2781. (doi: 10.3390/app9142781)

Abbas, H. T. , Zeng, X., Nevels, R. D. and Zubairy, M. S. (2018) Deep subwavelength imaging via tunable terahertz plasmons. Applied Physics Letters, 113(5), 051106. (doi: 10.1063/1.5035312)

Book Sections

Nevels, R. D. and Abbas, H. T. (2016) Optical nanoantennas. In: Chen, Z. N., Liu, D., Nakano, H., Qing, X. and Zwick, T. (eds.) Handbook of Antenna Technologies. Springer: Singapore, pp. 527-566. ISBN 9789814560436 (doi:10.1007/978-981-4560-44-3_43)

Edited Books

Abbasi, Q. H. , Abbas, H. T. , Alomainy, A. and Imran, M. A. (Eds.) (2020) Backscattering and RF Sensing for Future Wireless Communication. Wiley. (Accepted for Publication)

Conference or Workshop Item

Aljihmani, L., Abbas, H. , Mansoor, B., Hijazi, Z., Abbasi, Q. and Qaraqe, K. (2020) In Situ Remote Monitoring of Novel Biodegradable Cardiovascular Stents - Design and Validation. Pediatric and Adult Interventional Cardiac Symposium (PICS-AICS 2020), Istanbul, Turkey, 25-28 Mar 2020. (Accepted for Publication)

Conference Proceedings

Ur Rehman, M. et al. (2020) Assessment and Feedback Under Disruptive Circumstances in Trans-National Education. In: IEEE TALE 2020, 8-11 Dec 2020, (Accepted for Publication)

Miao, L., Guo, X., Abbas, H. T. , Qaraqe, K. A. and Abbasi, Q. H. (2020) Using Machine Learning to Predict the Future Development of Disease. In: 5th International Conference on the UK-China Emerging Technologies (UCET 2020), Glasgow, UK, 20-21 Aug 2020, (Accepted for Publication)

Iqbal, M. A., Abbas, H. T. , Ahmad, W., Ur Rehman, M. , Hussain, S. and Bremner, D. (2020) Assessment of Computer Networks During the Pandemic and Beyond. In: ACM SIGCOMM Online Networking Education Workshop, 5-6 Aug 2020, (Accepted for Publication)

Abohmra, A., Kazim, J., Abbas, H. , Imran, M. , Alomainy, A., Rehman, M. and Abbasi, Q. (2020) Ultra-wideband Hybrid PICA Terahertz Antenna for High-Resolution Biomedical Imaging. In: 2020 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and North American Radio Science Meeting, Montréal, QC, Canada, 05-10 Jul 2020, (Accepted for Publication)

Zahid, A., Abbas, H. T. , Escorcia Carranza, I. , Grant, J. , Imran, M. A. , Cumming, D. and Abbasi, Q. H. (2020) Assessing the Salt Constituents Characteristics in Aqueous Solutions Using Terahertz Waves. In: 2020 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and North American Radio Science Meeting, Montréal, QC, Canada, 05-10 Jul 2020, (Accepted for Publication)

Abbas, H. T. , Abbasi, Q. H. , Aljihmani, L. N., Boudjemline, Y., Hijazi, Z., Mansoor, B. and Qaraqe, K. A. (2019) Remote Monitoring of Absorbable Cardiovascular Stents Using Millimetre Waves. In: 16th International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS 2019), Oulu, Finland, 27-30 Aug 2019, pp. 450-451. ISBN 9781728125275 (doi:10.1109/ISWCS.2019.8877268)

Abbas, H. , Alic, L., Rios, M., Abdul-Ghani, M. and Qaraqe, K. (2019) Predicting Diabetes in Healthy Population through Machine Learning. In: 2019 IEEE 32nd International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS), Cordoba, Spain, 05-07 Jun 2019, pp. 567-570. ISBN 9781728122861 (doi:10.1109/cbms.2019.00117)

Abohmra, A., Jilani, F., Abbas, H. , Alomainy, A., Imran, M. A. and Abbasi, Q. H. (2019) Hybrid Terahertz Antenna Design for Body-Centric Applications. In: IET Antennas and Propagation Conference (APC 2019), Birmingham, UK, 11-12 Nov 2019, ISBN 9781839531705 (doi:10.1049/cp.2019.0704)

Aljihmani, L., Abbas, H. , Zhu, Y., Mehta, R., Sasangohar, F., Erraguntla, M., Lawley, M., Abbasi, Q. H. and Qaraqe, K. A. (2019) Features of Physiologic Tremor in Diabetic Patients. In: Fifth IEEE Annual International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2 2019), Casablanca, Morocco, 14-17 Oct 2019, ISBN 9781728108469 (doi:10.1109/ISC246665.2019.9071646)

Zahid, A., Abbas, H. T. , Sheikh, F., Kaiser, T., Zoha, A. , Imran, M. A. and Abbasi, Q. H. (2019) Monitoring Health Status and Quality Assessment of Leaves Using Terahertz Frequency. In: 2019 IEEE Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting, Atlanta, GA, USA, 07-12 Jul 2019, pp. 379-380. ISBN 9781728106922 (doi:10.1109/APUSNCURSINRSM.2019.8889356)

Abbas, H. T. and Nevels, R. (2016) Plasma Based Integrated On-Chip Antenna. In: 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (APSURSI), Fajardo, Puerto Rico, 26 Jun - 01 Jul 2016, pp. 1645-1646. ISBN 9781509028863 (doi:10.1109/APS.2016.7696529)

Abbas, H.T. , Shin, J. and Nevels, R.D. (2015) Numerical Techniques for Evaluating Electromagnetic Field Propagators. In: 2015 IEEE International Conference on Computational Electromagnetics, Hong Kong, China, 02-05 Feb 2015, pp. 22-23. ISBN 9781479962815 (doi:10.1109/COMPEM.2015.7052541)

Nevels, R. D., Michalski, K. A. and Abbas, H. T. (2015) Plasmonic and Surface Wave Propagation in Boundary Layers in the Microwave, THz, and Optical Regimes. In: 2014 IEEE Conference on Antenna Measurements and Applications (CAMA), Juan-les-Pins, France, 16-19 Nov 2014, ISBN 9781479936786 (doi:10.1109/CAMA.2014.7003332)

Shin, J., Abbas, H. T. and Nevels, R. (2015) A Numerical Method for the Electromagnetic Field Time Domain Propagator Equations. In: 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation & USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 19-24 Jul 2015, pp. 1480-1481. ISBN 9781479978151 (doi:10.1109/APS.2015.7305129)

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Grants

  • Location Tracking System for autonomous monitoring of Bulks of Cereal Grain (EPSRC IAA + GKEF) - £10,183.24 (PI)
  • Self-directed learning through Virtual Reality - £65,000 (co-I)
  • Remote healthcare system for diabetes management - £49,974 (co-I)

Supervision

Proposals for Prospective Students

High-Resolution Plasmonic Imaging Technique using Semiconductor Heterostructures

Plasmonics in the optical and terahertz frequency regions has enabled the development of ultra-small yet efficient sensing and detection devices. This project focuses on the design and modelling of plasmonic devices in these frequency domains. Super-resolution imaging techniques is one of the many attractive applications of plasmonics. We aim to understand the science behind the interplay of materials and electromagnetic waves that unlock some of the extraordinary physical phenomena.  

Development of accurate multiphysics solvers to simulated wave phenomena in two-dimensional materials

Advancements in fabrication technologies have enabled the realization of purpose-specific two-dimensional materials that have atomic-scale thickness. These 2D materials are highly attractive in the development of high-frequency communication devices. Here we aim to develop simulation tools through which the electromagnetic wave phenomena of 2D systems can be analyzed with high accuracy and reliability. 

Funding opportunities

For PhD students

If you are interested in pursuing a PhD with me, there are various avenues for fundings and scholarships that can be explored. Some of them are listed below:

Scholarship from School of Engineering, University of Glasgow: 

https://www.gla.ac.uk/colleges/scienceengineering/graduateschool/scholarships/

If you are a student from the People's Republic of China, you may apply for the CSC scholarship:

http://www.csc.edu.cn/

Other opportunities such as the Commonwealth Scholarship and Erasmus fundings can also be jointly explored. 

Fellowships for Postdocs/Visiting Researchers

If you would like to pursue postdoctoral research with me, there are also many fellowship opportunities, some of the most notable are listed below:

  • EPSRC Fellowships
  • The Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships
  • Royal Academy of Engineering Fellowships
  • British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • Newton International Fellowships
  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions - Research Fellowship
  • CSC postgraduate scholarship
Current Students
  1. Jaspreet Kaur
  2. Abdoalbaset Ali Yusef Abohmra
  3. Yiqun Zhang

Teaching

  • UESTC 1005 - Introductory Programming
  • UESTC 0108106017 - High-Frequency Communication Systems (PhD Course)

Additional information

  • Member, IEEE
  • Member, IET
  • Associate Member, EPSRC Peer Review College
  • Guest Associate Editor, Frontiers in Communication and Networks - IoT and Sensors