Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Inact)
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology
Purna B. Samal (Graduate Student Member, IEEE) received a B.E. degree in Electrical Engineering from the College of Science and Technology, Royal University of Bhutan (RUB), Thimphu, Bhutan, in 2008, and an M.E. degree in electrical engineering (with a major in electronics and integrated circuits) from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven), Leuven, Belgium, in 2013. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia.
He is also a casual tutor teaching Electronic Circuits at the University of Adelaide since 2020. From 2009 to 2019, he was a Lecturer with the Electronics and Communication Engineering Department, College of Science and Technology, RUB. During his tenure, he also served as a Program Leader of Instrumentation and Control Engineering from 2018 to 2019, a member of the College Research Committee from 2015 to 2019, and a Staff Secretary from 2015 to 2018.
Mr. Samal was a recipient of the Annual University Research Grant of the Royal University of Bhutan from 2014 to 2015. He received the 2011 Exchange by Promoting Quality Education, Research and Training in South and South–East Asia (EXPERTS) Scholarship and the Adelaide Scholarship International in 2019. He was awarded the Grant Funded Supplementary Scholarship from December 2019 to 2021. He has reviewed articles for IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, Wiley, and the International Journal of RF and Microwave Computer-Aided Engineering. His current research interests include wearable antenna design, flexible ultrawideband antennas, wireless body area networks (WBANs), unconventional conductive and dielectric materials for wearable antenna design, and drone applications for rescue operations.
Date Position Institution name 2020 - 2023 Casual Tutor The University of Adelaide 2009 - 2019 Lecturer College of Science and Technology, Royal University of Bhutan
Language Competency Dzongkha Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review Hindi Can speak and understand spoken Nepali Can read, speak and understand spoken
Date Institution name Country Title 2011 - 2013 University of Leuven Belgium Master in Engineering: Electrical Engineering 2004 - 2008 College of Science and Technology, Royal University of Bhutan BHUTAN Bachelors of Engineering: Electrical Engineering
Year Citation 2023 Samal, P. B., Chen, S. J., Tung, T. T., Losic, D., & Fumeaux, C. (2023). Efficiency-Driven Design for Planar Antennas With Lossy Materials. IEEE Open Journal of Antennas and Propagation, 4, 23-33.
2022 Samal, P. B., Chen, S. J., & Fumeaux, C. (2022). Wearable Textile Multiband Antenna for WBAN Applications. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 71(2), 1391-1402.
2019 Samal, P. B., Soh, P. J., & Zakaria, Z. (2019). Compact microstrip-based textile antenna for 802.15.6 WBan-UWB with full ground plane. International Journal of Antennas and Propagation, 2019, 12 pages.
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2014 Samal, P. B., Soh, P. J., & Vandenbosch, G. A. E. (2014). UWB all-textile antenna with full ground plane for off-body WBAN communications. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 62(1), 102-108.
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2013 Samal, P. B., Soh, P. J., & Vandenbosch, G. A. E. (2013). A systematic design procedure for micro-strip-based unidirectional UWB antennas. Progress in Electromagnetics Research, 143, 105-130.
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2013 Soh, P. J., Van Den Bergh, B., Xu, H., Aliakbarian, H., Farsi, S., Samal, P., . . . Nauwelaers, B. K. J. C. (2013). A smart wearable textile array system for biomedical telemetry applications. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 61(5), 2253-2261.
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Year Citation 2022 Samal, P. B., Chen, S. J., Zhang, Q., & Fumeaux, C. (2022). A PDMS-Based Low-Profile Monopole Antenna for Wearable Applications. In IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Biomedical Conference (IMBioC) (pp. 271-273). Online: IEEE.
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2022 Samal, P. B., Chen, S. J., & Fumeaux, C. (2022). Miniaturized Wearable Antennas using Resonant Current Path Length Manipulation. In 2022 International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, ISAP 2022 (pp. 169-170). Sydney, AUSTRALIA: IEEE.
2019 Samal, P. B., Jack Soh, P., & Zakaria, Z. (2019). Compact and Wearable Microstrip-based Textile Antenna with Full Ground Plane Designed for WBAN-UWB 802.15.6 Application. In 13th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2019 (pp. 4 pages). Krakow, POLAND: IEEE.
2014 Samal, P. B., Soh, P. J., Xu, H., & Vandenbosch, G. A. E. (2014). Microstrip-based all-textile unidirectional UWB antenna with full ground plane. In 8th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2014 (pp. 1408-1412). Hague, NETHERLANDS: IEEE.
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