Aakash is a Research Associate in the Wireless Communications Research Group at Loughborough University. He finished his PhD in Electrical, Electronics and Systems Engineering at Loughborough University. His PhD research was focused on active mmWave beam-steering antenna, dielectric lenses, and metamaterial systems for applications in 5G and beyond. 

He has previously worked with Satellite Applications Catapult, UK as a Future Communications Engineer and CSIR-Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute, Pilani (India) as a Research Associate. He has an extensive experience in RF design, reconfigurable antenna arrays, metamaterial and & metasurfaces, leaky waves, RF lenses, fabrication and measurement. He has collaborated on several consultancy projects for industries in India and UK. 


  • Doctor of Philosophy from Loughborough University (2019 – 2022)
  • Bachelor of Technology (BTech) in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (2013 – 2017)


  • Loughborough University’s Doctoral President’s Award 2022 
  • Sir Robert Martin University Prize 2020 
  • Runner-up for LU PhD Award for Overall Impact 2020 
  • Electronics Weekly Bright Sparks Award 2020 
  • Young Engineer Award 2018 by CSIR-CEERI, Pilani 
  • IEEE Computer Society Richard E. Merwin Student Scholarship 2016 
  • MIT Global Startup Workshop Fellowship 2016 

Aakash's research interests include electromagnetics, antenna arrays, microwave and millimetre wave communication, metamaterial & metasurfaces, reconfigurable intelligent surfaces, 5G/6G, space communication, beamforming, beam-steering antennas, RF lenses and orbital angular momentum waves.