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Prof. Dr. Mohamed Essaaidi Prof. Dr., US based Institute of Electrical  and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Senior Member. He has been the Dean  of ENSIAS College of Engineering   of Mohammed 5th University in Rabat, Morocco since December 2011 and he was a Professor  of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Abdelmalek Essaadi University, Tetuan, Morocco from 1993 till 2011.  He is the founder and Past  Chairman of the IEEE Morocco Section, founder of Joint Morocco Chapter of IEEE Computer & Communication Societies, Founder and Chair of IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society and Joint Chapter of Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Morocco and founder of IEEE Education Society Morocco Chapter.  He has been also the founding Director of the Morocco Office of Arab Science and Technology Foundation, ASTF (2006-2009)  and the Coordinator of ASTF RD&I Network of Electro-Technology since 2006. He has also founded several IEEE Student Branches in different Moroccan universities and engineering schools.

Prof. Essaaidi also actively  contributed  to the establishment of IEEE Tunisia Section, IEEE Algeria Section, and IEEE Iraq Section.

He has authored and co-authored 5 books and more than 180 papers published  in international refereed journals and conferences’ proceedings covering different topics related with  the field of Electrical, Information and Communication Technologies. He has been  the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal on Information and Communication Technologies, Serial Publications, India between 2007 and 2011.  He is also an active member of the editorial boards of several IEEE and other refereed international journals in the field of electrical engineering and information and communication technologies.

Prof. Essaaidi is the  founder and has been the General Chair of the Mediterranean Microwave Symposium since the year 2000, he was the General Chair of Information and Communication Technologies International Symposium in 2005 and 2007, the International Conference on Multimedia Systems and Computing in 2009, 2011 and 2012,  International Conference on Complex Systems in 2012, 2013, 2015, International Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conference in 2013, 2014, 2015 and American / Moroccan NSF Workshop on Smart Cities in 2015.  He has also been involved in the Organizing and Scientific Committees of several other international conferences held worldwide.

Prof. Essaaidi  holds 10  patents on antennas for very high data rate UWB and multi-band wireless communication systems and high resolution medical imaging systems. Furthermore, he has co-organized / been involved in the juries of  several national and international competitions aiming at fostering research, development and innovation such as Moroccan Engineers Week 2006, 2007, “Made in Morocco”,  Arab Science and Technology Foundation (ASTF) “Made in Arabia” Competitions in 2007 and 2009,  Qatar Foundation Stars of Science 2010 and Intel Science Competition 2011.  He was the manager of two projects for Arab Science and Technology Foundation ( with a grant of Spanish Agency of International Cooperation about “Measures of support to the innovation of Arab Small and Medium Enterprises” and “Implication of the Arab scientific community in the process of decision Making.”.

He was also a member of the IEEE 802.16 Sponsor Ballot Pool of IEEE Standard Association that defined the technical specifications for WiMAX.

Moreover, he has supervised several Ph D and Masters Theses and has been the principal investigator and the project manager for several international research projects with US (NSF and US ARO), Canada, Spain, Finland, Italy, India, Korea, Egypt and Tunisia.


Efficient techniques for Small antennas Design

Small microstrip antennas play an increasingly important role in current and future wireless technologies. These  antennas are compact and  offer a very simple geometry suitable for low cost fabrication and straightforward printed circuit board integration. More specifically, the impedance matching of the classic printed microstrip antennas  is improved by introducing transitions between the microstrip feed line and the printed disc. There are several techniques used  for miniaturization purpose of microstrip antennas in order to comply with an increasing radiation elements size restriction especially for a myriad of mobile and hand-held wireless devices such as

Prof. Dr. Mohamed Essaaidi

-Prof. Dr. , US based Institute of Electrical  and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Senior Member

smart phones,  tablets and even wearables such as watches enabled with wireless communication technologies. This talk is a comprehensive overview of those techniques with an emphasis on their advantages and limitations.