Muhammad Umar Riaz

PhD Student in Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica E Delle Comunicazioni , 39th cycle (2023-2026)
Department of Electronics and Telecommunications (DET)



Research topic

Sub-THz Electromagnetics for Space Applications and 6G


Research interests

Antennas, electromagnetic devices, propagation and radars
Micro- and nanotechnologies, devices, systems and applications
Modeling, simulation and CAD
Radio frequency and microwave electronics


In 2016, I finished my undergraduate degree in computer engineering at NUST University in Pakistan. After that, I signed up for military service and served from 2016 to 2020. In 2020, after retiring early at the rank of captain, I moved to Italy to obtain my master's degree in electronics engineering at the University of Palermo. In July 2023, I finished my master's degree. I completed my master's thesis on 'Successive interference cancellation multiuser receiver for LORA' with Professor Stephano Mangione as my supervisor. At present, I am working as an associate researcher at National Research Council of Italy (CNR) while also pursuing a PhD in electrical, electronics, and communication engineering at Politecnico di Torino. I am conducting research on Sub-THz electromagnetics for space applications and 6G.
The research activity is focused on mm-wave and subTHz smart radio environments for terrestrial applications, future satellite links for non-terrestrial networks and observation/sensing systems operating from 30 to 850 GHz. Both antenna systems and metasurfaces will be considered in terms of modeling, design, experimental characterization (device and channel), and advanced manufacturing (silicon and metal micromachining, additive manufacturing).