Osama Mohamed Haraz was born in Aswan, Egypt, in October 23, 1976. He received the B.S. (with honors) and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt, in 1999 and 2004, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada, in 2011. From 1999 to 2000, he worked with Nuclear Material Authority, Cairo, Egypt, as an electronic engineer. Between 2000 and 2006, he was with the Electrical Engineering Department of Faculty of Engineering, Assiut University, as an Assistant Lecturer. He is currently Researcher in with the KACST Technology Innovation Center in Radiofrequency and Photonics for the e-Society (RFTONICS), King Saud University. He is also an Assistant Professor of electrical engineering (Electronics and Communication Section), Assiut University. His current research interests include small antennas, microwave circuits for UWB and MMW applications, phased array antennas, and interaction of EM waves with new advanced materials. Haraz received the 2010 Concordia Ph.D. thesis completion award, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. He has also received the Scholarship of the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education (2006–2010), the 2000 Mobinil communication company excellence award, and the 6th October University Academic Distinction Award (1997-1998), Cairo, Egypt.
Biography Updated on 8 December 2014