Omar Ramahi

Omar Ramahi
Location: EIT 4154
Phone: 519-888-4567 x37460


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., and Wave Intelligence Inc.

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 450 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, Theoretical and Computational Electromagnetics, Electromagnetic Compatibility, Interference and Electronic Packaging, Biomedical Applications of Electromagnetics, Photonics, Material measurements, Antennas, Microwaves & Photonics, Medical imaging, Scanning, Energy harvesting/bio-energy, Renewable energy, Sensors and devices, Wireless communications/networking


  • 1990, Doctorate Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • 1986, Master of Science Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
  • 1984, Bachelor of Science (BS) Mathematics, Oregon State University, USA
  • 1984, Bachelor of Science (BS) Electrical and Computer Engineering, Oregon State University, USA


  • 2005
  • 2008 IEEE Fellow


  • ECE 207 - Signals and Systems
    • Taught in 2020, 2022, 2023
  • ECE 375 - Electromagnetic Fields and Waves
    • Taught in 2024
  • ECE 475 - Radio-Wave Systems
    • Taught in 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024
  • ECE 675 - Radiation & Propagation of Electromagnetic Fields
    • Taught in 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • ECE 770 - Special Topics in Antenna and Microwave Theory
    • Taught in 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024

* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Moomen, Abdelniser and Ali, Abdulbaset and Ramahi, Omar M, Reducing Sweeping Frequencies in Microwave NDT Employing Machine Learning Feature Selection, Sensors, 559, 2016
  • Almoneef, Thamer S and Sun, Hu and Ramahi, Omar M, A 3-D Folded Dipole Antenna Array for Far-Field Electromagnetic Energy Transfer, IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, 1406, 2016
  • Siddiqui, Omar and Ramzan, Rashad and Amin, Muhammad and Ramahi, Omar M, A Non-Invasive Phase Sensor for Permittivity and Moisture Estimation Based on Anomalous Dispersion, Scientific Reports, , 2016
  • El Badawe, Mohamed and Almoneef, Thamer S and Ramahi, Omar M, A True Metasurface Antenna, Scientific Reports, , 2016
  • Ruphuy, Miguel and Ramahi, Omar M, Refraction in electrically thin inhomogeneous media, JOSA A, 538, 2016

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