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Dr Soheyl Soodmand

Research Fellow in Bioreactor Technology for Regenerative Medicine



Professional Qualifications and Degrees

2018 - date: Research Fellow in Bioreactor Technology for Regenerative Medicine
IBME, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
2018 - date: Honorary Departmental Research Assistant
NDORMS, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
2016 - 2017: Postdoctoral Research Fellow in RFID Sensors & IoT Intelligent Networks
Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK

2014 - 2016: Senior Wireless Power Transfer & RF Energy Harvesting Specialist
Drayson Technologies LTD & Drayson Wireless Co., London, UK

2011 - 2014: Fully unded Ph.D. scholarship 
Institute for Communication Systems (Home of 5G innovation centre), University of Surrey, Guildford, UK

2005 - 2011: Senior RF Microwave and Antenna Design Engineer
Mobile Communications Technologies (MCT) Co., Tehran, Iran

2003 - 2005: M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering
Urmia University, Urmia, Iran

1998 - 2002: B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering
University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran

1992 –1998: Middle & High Degrees
National Organization for Development of Exceptional Talents (NODET) & Kharazmi


Publications and Patents

[Patent] S. Soodmand, B. Franciscatto and M. Pinuela “Antenna”, GB20150015664 20150903, 2017
[Patent] S. Soodmand, B. Franciscatto and M. Pinuela “Microstrip patch antenna aperture coupled to a feed line with circular polarization” , WO2016EP67893 20160727, 2017
S. Soodmand and T. W. C. Brown “Inductively Coupled Small Self Resonant Coil (SSRC) Reader Antennas for HF RFID Applications” Elsevier - AEU - International Journal of Electronics and Communications, Vol. 78, pp. 32-40, 2017,
S. Soodmand, T. W. C. Brown and A. Gluhak “Evaluation of HF band NFC/RFID antennas for smart shelf applications,” 2013 7th IEEE European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), Sweden, pp. 1895-1898, 2013.
S. Soodmand, “Circular formed dual-band dual-polarized patch antenna and a method for designing compact combined feed networks,” Elsevier - AEU - International Journal of Electronics and Communications, Vol. 65, Issue 5, pp. 453-457, 2011

S. Soodmand, “A novel circular shaped dual-band dual-polarized patch antenna and introducing a new approach for designing combined feed networks,” Loughborough Antennas & Propagation Conference (LAPC) IEEE,UK, pp. 401-404, 2009
S. Soodmand, CH. Ghobadi and J. Noorinia “Narrow CPW-fed strip monopole (NCPWS monopole): An antenna element of width 2mm for single band operation selectable from 100 MHz - 20GHz range,” Far East Journal of Applied Mathematics, Vol. 27, Issue 2, pp. 307-320, 2007
S. Soodmand, CH. Ghobadi and J. Noorinia, “A new patch antenna for UMTS band: Narrow compact CPW-fed monopole,” WSEAS Transactions on Communications, Vol. 5, Issue 6, pp. 1247-1249, 2006
S. Soodmand, CH. Ghobadi and J. Noorinia “A novel printed dual band antenna structure operating at UMTS and HIPERLAN2 bands,” Antennas, Propagation & EM Theory, 2006. ISAPE'06. 7th IEEE International Symposium, China, pp. 1-4, 2006
S. Soodmand, CH. Ghobadi and J. Noorinia “A new patch antenna for UMTS band: Narrow compact CPW-fed monopole,” Proceeding of the 5th WSEAS International Conference on Telecommunications and Informatics (TELE-INFO '06), Turkey, pp. 391-393, 2006 
S. Soodmand, A. Zhu, G.Y. Tian, “A UHF RFID System for Wirelessly Detection of Corrosion on Metallic Surfaces Based on Resonance Frequency Shift in Forward Interrogation Power,” IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation - 2018

S. Soodmand, G.Y. Tian, "Errata to :UHF RFID Tag Antenna-Based Sensing for Corrosion Detection & Characterization Using Principal Component Analysis", IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation - 2018

Awards and Honours

Best technical development within energy harvesting award - IDTechEx Show for Freevolt technology, 2016

Technology Commercialisation award - CleanEquity® Monaco, 2016

Fully funded 4-year Ph.D. scholarship by Institute for Communication Systems(ICS), University of Surrey, 2011

One of the winner finalists through very competitive exams at the National Organization for Development of Exceptional Talents in IRAN, 1992


Engineering Skills

Systems: RF energy harvesting - RFID - wireless energy transfer - bioreactor - NFC- structural health monitoring (SHM) -nondestructive testing (NDT) – IoT etc

Circuits/Elements: RF sensors - coils - transceiver boards (TRX) - RF microwave elements - duplexer - coupler - filter - divider - combiner - impedance matching techniques - frequency selective surfaces (FSS), electromagnets - Magnetostatic devices

Antennas: Far field - near field - RFID - sensors – multiband - dual polarized - circular polarized - reconfigurable - arrays - ultra wideband - fractal - dish reflector - flexible

Software: CST, HFSS, ADS, MATLAB, Ansoft Designer, Protel, Orcad, Eagle & common PC software

Measurement Tools: Network analyser (VNA/PNA), Spectrum analyser, Synthesized signal generator, Power meter & Common electrical instruments


Some of Projects

- Electromagnetic bioreactor design for regenerative medicine and drug targeting applications, (IAA EPCRS project) -  University of Oxford

- High gain dual-band TRX system with circular polarization for 4G cellular base station, GSM1800/WIFI bands (1800 and 2450 MHz) - Mobile Communication Technologies CO.

- UHF RFID sensor system to detect corrosion on metallic surfaces for structural health monitoring (SHM) and non destructive testing (NDT) Novel Sensing Network for Intelligent Monitoring of railways (NEWTON EPCRS project) - Newcastle University

- Ultra-wide band circular polarized antenna for RF energy harvesting (500~3500 MHz) - Drayson Tech. LTD

- HF RFID/NFC antenna system with controllable Q factor and uniform near filed pattern at 13.56 MHz - University of Surrey

- Cooperation in design, implementation and production of radio transceiver (TRX) boards of the BTS-900 V1.0/V2.0, DCS-1800, MMDS and WCDMA (RX & TX boards including: LNA, mixers, power amplifier, filters, etc.) - Mobile Communication Technologies CO.

- Wireless power transfer system at 13.56 MHz - Drayson Wireless CO.

- New method to increase bandwidth of inductively coupled HF RFID/NFC reader antennas for Internet of the things (IoT)application - University of Surrey

- Novel compact combined feed networks for multiband dual-polarized antennas - Mobile Communication Technologies Co.

- Energy harvester microstrip antenna for clean space tag - Drayson Technologies LTD

- Design, implementation and production of RF microwave elements: duplexer, coupler, filter, divider, combiner (GSM/DCS/UMTS/WCDMA bands) - Mobile Communication Cechnologies CO.

- Inductive power transfer (IPT) coil system at 6.78 MHz - Drayson Wireless CO.

- Flexible RF harvesting antenna operating at WIFI band - Drayson Technologies LTD

- High gain parabolic dish reflector antenna at 5.5 GHz - Mobile Communication Technologies Co.

- RF tests/ measurements of cellular base stations -Mobile Communication Technologies Co.

- Planar dual-polarized array antenna at 5.2~ 6.1 GHz - Mobile Communication Technologies Co.

- Compact dual-band dual-polarized base station antenna, GSM/DCS bands (900 &1800 MHz) - Mobile Communication Technologies Co.

- Dual-band coplanar wave guide (CPW)-fed antenna system at UMTS/HIPERLAN2 bands (2.1 - 5.6 GHz) - Urmia University

- Compact CPW-fed monopole antennas for single band operation selectable from 100 MHz~20 GHz range - Urima University

- Array antenna at 2.5 GHz - MCT

- Investigate graphene properties for RF applications - Drayson Technologies LTD

- Modified Sierpinski and Koch snowflake fractal antennas - Urmia University