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Abdalla Eblabla

Dr Abdalla Eblabla


School of Engineering

Queen's Buildings - Central Building, Room Room C3.13, 5 The Parade, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 3AA
Available for postgraduate supervision


I become a lecturer and academic member of staff for the Centre of High-Frequency Engineering research group at Cardiff University in February 2022. I received my PhD degree in Electronics and Electrical Engineering in 2017 from the University of Glasgow. Since then, my research focus has been on the development of Microwave Monolithic Integrated Circuit (MMIC)-compatible technology for the realisation of high-performance passive and active devices on GaN-based substrates for mm-wave MMIC applications. This was done using state-of-art nanotechnology techniques based on a variety of compound semiconductor technologies including GaN-on-Si, GaN-on-SiC and GaN-on-Diamond. The developed semiconductor device technology is used for the following research fields:

  • New generation wireless & microwave communication systems.
  • Terahertz (THz) imaging and spectroscopy systems.
  • Energy-efficient power electronic systems.
  • Biosensors.
  • Chemical sensors.
  • Multi-sensor technology for simultaneous flow, pressure, temperature and gas (CO2 or H2) detection.

I have research collaborations with the school of physics and medicine, taking full advantage of the developed word-competing compound semiconductor device technology. Please visit my research section in my profile if you are interested in more details about my research activities.













My current research field focuses on the design and development of cost-effective, high-speed compound semiconductor analogue devices using in-house innovative micro and nanotechnology techniques. I have gained a strong knowledge and experience (> 8 years) in GaN-based device fabrication technology which is emerging as the material of choice for most applications. My research interests can be summarised as follows:

  • GaN-on-Si technology for power electronics (Net Zero) and mm-wave (6G) applications.
  • GaN-based technology for sensors and medical care.
  • GaN Schottky diodes-based Terahertz sources.
  • On-chip antenna array fabrication for sub-THz integrated circuit applications.

I have been working on a wide range of UK-funded projects in conjunction with local collaboratives including The School of Physics, the School of Medicine at Cardiff University, and other research teams from top-ranked UK universities and industrial partners. These research projects target high-speed wireless communications, radar, sensors and systems applications. My partial contribution to a number of previous and current scientific proposals consists of the following:

  • EPSRC Funding, “Integration of RF Circuits with High-Speed GaN Switching on Si Substrate” August 2016 – July 2019.
  • Innovate UK “A Feasibility Study for the Development of GaN-based High-Frequency RF Devices”, September 2017 – August 2018.
  • Cambridge University Funding, “GaN Sensors” April 2018 – April 2019.
  • EPSRC Funding, “High-performance buffers for RF GaN electronics” September 2019 – September 2021.
  • EPSRC Funding, “GaN on Diamond” Aug 2019 – September 2022.
  • Welsh Government Funding, “Gallium Nitride for Communication and Security” December 2019 – November 2022.


I am currently teaching the following modules:

  • ENT871 - Micro- and Nano- Engineering.
  • ENT870 - Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Integrated Circuit Design and Technology.
  • ENT693 - Research Study.


  • 2017: PhD in Electronics and Electrical Engineering, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom.
  • 2012: MSc in Electronics and Electrical Engineering, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom.
  • 2007: BSc in Communication Engineering, Misurata University, Misurata, Libya.

Professional memberships

  • IEEE member - The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Academic positions

  • 2022-preset: Lecturer at the School of Engineering of Cardiff University, started this role in February 2022.
  • 2018-2022: Research Associate in Analogue Electronics in the area of Compound Semiconductor Technology in the Centre for High-Frequency Engineering, School of Engineering, Cardiff University.
  • 2017-2018: Research Assistance in Analogue Electronics in the area of Microwave and Millimetre-wave Compound Semiconductor Technology at the Electronic and Nanoscale Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Glasgow.
  • 2012-2013: Teaching assistant at Misurata University, Faculty of Engineering, Misurata, Libya.
  • 2007-2011: Teaching assistant at Misurata University, Faculty of Engineering, Misurata, Libya.

Committees and reviewing

  • IEEE Electronics Letters.
  • IEEE Electron Device Letters.
  • IEEE European Microwave Conference.


I am interested in supervising PhD students in the areas of:

  • RF GaN-based device technology for RF telecommunications.
  • Technology development of GaN-based active devices for power switching applications.
  • On-chip millimeter-wave and THz passive devices based on VI & III-V compound semiconductors.
  • Development of GaN-based MEMs technology for sensing and THz imaging.

Current postgraduate students:

  • Amandeep Singh.