I did my schooling in St Josephs- followed by VTU/Christ University, India for my Bachelors/Master's :)
Bachelor and Master of engineering in Electronics and Communication (4+2 years)
I worked as Research assistant in Tyndall National Institute, RF engineer in India
PhD student at Tyndall National Institute, UCC, Cork
Favourite thing to do in my job: Everything!!
About Me: i. I am Nadeem and I am a Ph.D. student working at Tyndall National Institute, UCC - I design new antenna and wireless communication systems!!
I have been living in cork for 2 years now. I play guitar, do photography, sketching, and watch a lot of Netflix ;).
I love cats and at one time I had 4 white cats and a big black cat who never would let me do my work. I miss them here in cork.
My Work: I design antennas for wireless communications - The challenging part is to design an antenna for applications like on-body antennas, contact lens antennas, etc.
As of now, my work involves designing a wireless communication system – which includes a transmitter and a receiver.
My specification is on chipless and battery-less antennas – ( For Ex. which means that you can have a metallic sticker on your hand which can work as an antenna in the future to tell your mobile device what your temperature is 🙂 ) – very important in these times, innit?
I am using a similar technique to study the health of cows because animals need health care too, don’t they? 🙂
My Typical Day: My work involves a lot of reading and software work. After I create a design on the computer, I can send it to manufacturing and test it in our laboratory at Tyndall.
What I'd do with the money: I will put it for savings! I need to buy a phone! :)
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
Publish papers as an author :)
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
What was your favourite subject at school?
What did you want to be after you left school?
A Scientist :)
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Yes, most of the times. I have a got lot of ear pulling from my teachers for talking too much in class.
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
Musician or photographer
Who is your favourite singer or band?
Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Guns and Roses, Beatles, Zayn Malik and Justin Beieber :)
What's your favourite food?
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Go to the top of Burj Khalifa (tallest building in the world) and stay at the tallest hotel in the world
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
to travel across the planets and a time traveler
Tell us a joke.
I ate a clock yesterday, it was very time-consuming!!