Mostafa Attaran Kakhki

Mostafa Attaran Kakhki 
Cell: 438-985 8399 
Email: mostafa.attaran-kakhki.1@ens.etsmtl.ca m.attarankakhki@gmail.com







Highlight of Qualifications:


  • RF designer with experiences in design and fabrication of passive and active microwave devices such as Filter, Coupler, Antenna, etc.
  • Experience in RF Modeling and packaging using electromagnetic simulation tools like HFSS and ADS.
  • Hands-on experience in RF assembly and fabrication processes (especially in LTCC) and Comprehensive lab skills in RF measurements tools such as Vector Network Analyser (VNA), spectrum analyser, signal generator, oscilloscope, etc. 
  • Ability to work independently with excellent time management to push the design from start to end.
  • Supervised a technical group of 5-7 peoples; and the ability to work multitask across various projects and tasks.
  • Great team worker in multicultural environment with good communication skills to co-operate other for achieving targeted goals.
  • Winning IEEE MICROWAVE THEORY AND TECHNIQUES SOCIETY (MTTS) PhD Student sponsorship Initiative program, Phoenix, USA, IMS 2015.
  • 3rd Place for “Tunable RF MEMS Filters” design, PhD student design competitions, Phoenix, USA, IMS 2015.
  • 3rd Place for “Substrate Integrated Waveguide (SIW) Dual-Band Filter” design, PhD student design competition, Phoenix, USA, IMS 2015.


Work Experience: 

LACIME Research Center, and Ecole de technologie supérieure (University of Quebec), Montreal, QC, Canada

  • PhD Project (Jan. 2014- present), (Software: HFSS, ADS, Microwave Office, etc.)
  • Design of a switchable band pass filter with high selectivity for 0.95GHz and 2.45GHz using Radant SP2T MEMS switches and fabrication in LTCC for IMS2015 student competition.
  • Proposing compact RF lumped element inductor with high Q-Factor for 1GHz and consequently designing and fabricating a new switchable lumped element inductor to be used in a band pass filter in LTCC.
  • Proposing compact RF lumped element capacitor with high Q-Factor for 1GHz and with the capability to be used as a switchable lumped element capacitor to be used in a band pass filter in LTCC.
  • Developing a compact lumped element band pass filter and then implementing by lumped elements and fabricating in LTCC. 

Sanmina, Kanata, ON, Canada
Engage Project for enhancement of bonding-wire interconnection for high frequency (60GHz) and packaging 
(Sept. 2017-present), (Software: HFSS)

  • Investigation, design and implementation of bonding-wire interconnection for high frequency applications in LTCC.
  • Novel packaging concepts in LTCC technology for integration of RF circuits with bonding-wire.
  • CPW transition designs with cavities and bonding-wire.
  • Proposing and designing capacitors underneath bonding wires to compensate the related mismatching and fabrication in LTCC.

Some Other Experiences, Iran
Design and fabrication of 90 degree stripline hybrid coupler for ultra wide band application (May 2012 - March 2013), (Software: HFSS, CST, ADS)Tehran, Iran.
Design and fabrication of microstrip filter bank (8GHz-12GHz) (May 2012 - March 2013), (Software: HFSS, CST, ADS, Ansoft Designer) Tehran, Iran.
Supervisor of design and implementation of TILT meter monitoring system for financial building (May 2009 - Sept. 2009), Janbaz square, Mashhad, Iran.
Co-op Student design and implementation of Monitoring system for an industrial factory (May 2005 - Sept. 2005), Mashhad, Iran.
Co-op Student assistant of mounting parts on PCB, manufacturing signal generator and Voltage and current supplier and final tests (May 2004 - Sept. 2004), Mashhad, Iran.


Technical Skills:
 
Telecommunication:
• RF hardware design and simulation, RF component, microwave system design, antenna design, RF test and measurement equipment (VNA, spectrum analyser, power meters, etc.), LTCC technology (Low Temperature Co-fired Ceramic) fabrication process and design, EM simulation tools (Ansys HFSS, CST, ADS, FEKO, etc.)
Technical software:
• Circuit design and simulation : ANSYS HFSS, ADS (Advanced Designed System), Ansoft Designer, Orcad, PSpice, Protel, Solid Work
• Programming software : C++, MATLAB
Other software: 
• Microsoft Office, Image Editors.

Education:
 
Jan. 2014 – Current
   
   
Sep. 2007 –
Aug. 2010
 
   
   
   
Sep. 2003 –
Aug. 2007
 
   
   
Ph.D. student in Electrical Engineering (Communication)
École de Technologie Superieure, Montreal, Canada
Thesis: Highly Compact Tunable Filters for Wideband Applications

M.Sc. in Microwave and communication
Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran
Thesis: Microstrip Filter Optimization Using Defected Ground Structure (DGS)

B.Sc. in Electronic
Islamic Azad University of Central Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran
Thesis: Holography (Making a 3-D Picture with laser)


Selected Journal Papers: 

  1. Mostafa Attaran Kakhki and Ammar B. Kouki, " Staggered and Cavity-backed High-Q Spiral Inductors in LTCC ", IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters(MWCL),Submitted.
  2. Mostafa Attaran Kakhki and Mohammad H. Neshati, " Novel Band-Reject Microwave Filter by C-Shaped DGS With Improved Q Factor", International Journal of Computer and Electrical Engineering(IJCEE), Vol. 4, No. 6, pp. 944-947, December, 2012.
  3. Mostafa Attaran Kakhki and Mohammad H. Neshati, " Novel Dual Band-Reject Microwave Filter Using C-Shaped Defected Ground Structures", International Journal of Computer and Electrical Engineering(IJCEE), Vol. 4, No. 6, pp. 948-951, December, 2012.
  4. Seyed ehsan hosseini and Mostafa Attaran Kakhki, " Study of an UWB Spherical Monopole Antenna on the Dielectric Substrate", International Journal of Computer and Electrical Engineering(IJCEE), Vol. 4, No. 6, pp. 916-919, December, 2012.
  5. Behzad Naimian, Mohammad H. Neshati, and Mostafa Attaran Kakhki, " Design Investigation of a Novel Dual-Band Circularly-Polarized Microstrip Antenna for 2.4 GHz and 5.7 GHz", International Journal of Computer and Electrical Engineering(IJCEE), Vol. 4, No. 6, pp. 967-969, December, 2012.