Faculty

Dr. Prerna Saxena

Assistant Professor

E-mail: prerna.saxena@iiitdm.ac.in | Ph: +91-44-27476368 | Room No: 109 A, Laboratory Complex

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=4lpaNjYAAAAJ&hl=en

Education

Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology Nagpur

Nagpur

Ph.D.

2013 - 2017

National Institute of Technology Jalandhar

Jalandhar

M.Tech. in Electronics and Communication Engineering (Gold Medalist)

2011 - 2013

Shri Ramdeobaba Kamla Nehru Engineering College (Now RCOEM), RTM Nagpur University

Nagpur

B.E. in Electronics and Communication Engineering

2006 - 2010

Specialization

  1. Electromagnetics and Antenna Design

Research Interests

  1. Antenna Design, Metamaterials, Smart Antennas, Antenna Array Pattern Synthesis, Soft Computing Techniques in Electromagnetics, Computational Electromagnetics

Honours + Awards + Recognitions

  1. Institute Gold Medal in M.Tech. at NIT Jalandhar.

  2. Merit Certificate from RTM Nagpur University for securing 2nd rank in University in B.E. (ECE).

  3. Travel Grant for FIE 2014 at Beijing, China by COE on Combedded Systems under TEQIP II (1.2.1).

  4. Third position in National Level Seminar 'Harit Sankalp II' organized by India-Canada World Wide Fund for Nature-India.

  5. First position in State Level Seminar 'Harit Sankalp' organized by India-Canada World Wide Fund for Nature-India.

Work Experience

Teaching

  1. Assistant Professor, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Hindustan University, Chennai (July 2017- March 2018). Courses taught: Electromagnetic Fields and Waves, Antennas and Wave Propagation, and Software Defined Radio.

  2. At VNIT Nagpur: Electromagnetic Fields and Waves, Waveguides and Antennas, Computational Electromagnetics

Professional Membership

  1. Member, IEEE

Professional Service

  1. Placement Co-coordinator

  2. Reviewer for IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation, Wireless Personal Communications, AJSE, etc.

Teaching

  1. RF and Microwave Circuit Design

  2. Electromagnetic Interference and Compatibility

  3. RF System Design

Journal Publications

  1. Prerna Saxena, and Ashwin Kothari, “Mathematical modeling of n-sided polygon metamaterial split ring resonators for 5.8 GHz ISM band applications,” Wireless Personal Communications, vol. 96, no. 4, pp. 5959-5971, Oct. 2017.

  2. Prerna Saxena, and Ashwin Kothari, “Ant lion optimization algorithm to control side lobe level and null depths in linear antenna arrays,” AEU - International Journal of Electronics and Communications, vol. 70, no. 9, pp. 1339-1349, 2016.

  3. Prerna Saxena, and Ashwin Kothari, “Optimal pattern synthesis of linear antenna array using grey wolf optimization algorithm,” International Journal of Antennas and Propagation, vol. 2016, Article ID 1205970, 11 pages, Mar. 2016.

  4. Prerna Saxena, and Ashwin Kothari, “Linear antenna array optimization using flower pollination algorithm,” SpringerPlus, vol. 5, no. 1, Mar. 2016.

Conference Publications

  1. Prerna Saxena, and Ashwin Kothari, “Multi-constrained non-linear array synthesis using ant lion optimization with penalty function method,” 2017 Twenty-third National Conference on Communications (NCC), IIT Madras, Chennai, Mar. 2017, pp. 426-431.

  2. Prerna Saxena, and Ashwin Kothari, “Performance analysis of adaptive beamforming algorithms for smart antennas,” In proceedings of International Conference on Future Information Engineering (FIE 2014), Beijing, China, Jul. 6-8, 2014. Published in IERI Procedia (Elsevier), vol. 10, pp. 131-137, 2014.

  3. Prerna Saxena, Sarabjeet Singh, and R.K. Sarin, “Study of patch antenna array using single negative metamaterial structure,” International Conference on Emerging Trends & Research in Engineering & Technology, Mar. 2013. Proceedings published in IJPRET, vol.1, no. 8, pp. 46-53, Apr. 2013.

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