A group of electrical engineering students from United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) achieved 3rd place in the 5th International Conference on Electronic Devices, Systems and Application (ICDESA) which was held at the American University of Ras Al Khaima recently. The conference was sponsored by the Global Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
The team of UAEU students: Musab Asad, Sultan Al Neyadi, Othman Al Aidaros, and Mahmoud Khalil, under the supervision of Department of Electrical Engineering Associate Professor Mousa Hussein, competed with undergraduate and postgraduate students from around the world.
Under the umbrella of the annual Summer Undergraduate Research Experience program (SURE), the idea for the research emerged in summer 2016. It is based on the concept of using resonant circuits in sensing biological samples. The behavior of the sensor, which is still under development, changes according to the electrical properties of the samples being tested.
Some advantages of the device are the fast recognition of biological samples being tested, and the low cost of manufacturing compared to the current ones using medical devices. The title of their project was Single Port Bio-Sensor Design Using Metamaterial Split Ring Resonator.