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Omar Ramahi, FIEEE


Professor Omar RamahiContact Information​

Phone: 519-888-4567 x37460
Location: EIT 4154
Fax: (519) 746-3077
Cross appointed with: Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering department

Biography Summary

Omar Ramahi is an Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor at the University of Waterloo.

Professor Ramahi’s research interests include radiating systems, renewable energy technology, biomedical applications of electromagnetic waves and fields, electromagnetic compatibility and interference, metamaterials and its engineering applications, and material measurements. In addition to his research, he co-founded Applied Electromagnetic Technology, LLC.

Professor Ramahi has received numerous awards as a result of his extensive research and teaching capabilities. He was recognized for his graduate research work with the 2010 University of Waterloo Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision. Additionally, Professor Ramahi was awarded the IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society Technical Achievement Award in 2012. Professor Ramahi is an elected IEEE Fellow.

Professor Ramahi has written over 300 journal and conference papers on electromagnetic phenomena and computational techniques. EMI/EMC Computational Modeling Handbook is one of the notable books that Professor Ramahi has co-authored. 

Research Interests

  • Radiating systems and antennas
  • Biomedical applications of electromagnetic waves and fields
  • Electromagnetic compatibility and interference
  • Photonics and electromagnetic bandgap structures
  • Metamaterials and its engineering applications
  • Energy Harvesting
  • Material measurements
  • Surface and subsurface detection using near-field microscopy


  • BS, Mathematics, Oregon State University
  • BS, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Oregon State University
  • MS, Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • PhD, Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Further information

Please see Professor Ramahi's own web page for more information.

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