Microwave Imaging and Material Testing (MIMT) Laboratory


Facilities:
  • The lab includes the following facilities:
    20 GHz VNA
    Dielectric Probe Kit
    Waveguide Calibration Kits
    Dielectric Measurements

Research:
  • Electromagnetic Characterization
  • Microwave Imaging
  • Microwave Nondestructive Testing
  • Interaction of Materials with Electromagnetic Waves.

Publications:
  • Book: Jaleel Akhtar, Microwave Imaging: Reconstruction of One Dimensional Permittivity Profiles, Vdm Verlag Dr. Mueller, Germany, May 2008, ISBN 3639014553.
  • M. J. Akhtar, L. E. Feher and M. Thumm, "Noninvasive procedure for measuring the complex permittivity of resins, catalysts and other liquids using a partially filled rectangular waveguide structure," IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 57, No. 2, Feb. 2009, pp. 458-470.
  • M. J. Akhtar, L. E. Feher and M. Thumm, "A Unified nondestructive approach to evaluate dielectric properties of industrial resins and common liquids," FREQUENZ - Journal of RF Engineering and Telecommunications, Germany, vol. 62, No. 9-10, Dec. 2008, pp. 246-251.
  • M. J. Akhtar, L. E. Feher and M. Thumm, "Nondestructive approach for measuring temperature-dependent dielectric properties of epoxy resins," The Journal of Microwave Power and Electromagnetic Energy (JMPEE), vol. 42, No. 3, 2008, pp. 17-26.
  • M. J. Akhtar, L. Feher and M. Thumm, "A Closed Form Solution for Reconstruction of Permittivity of Dielectric Slabs Placed at the Center of a Rectangular Waveguide," IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, vol. 4, No. 1, Jan 2007, pp. 122-126.
  • M. J. Akhtar, L. Feher and M. Thumm, "A waveguide based two-step approach for measuring complex permittivity tensor of uniaxial composite materials," IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 54, No. 5, May 2006, pp. 2011-2022.
  • M. J. Akhtar, L. Feher and M. Thumm, "A novel approach for measurement of temperature dependent dielectric properties of polymer resins at 2.45 GHz, " Proceedings Global Congress on Microwave Energy Applications GCMEA 2008, MAJIC 1st , Aug. 4-8 2008, Otsu, Japan, pp. 529-532.
  • L. Feher, V. Nuss, T. Seitz, J. Akhtar et al., "Microwave curing of aerospace and automotive composite structures at HEPHAISTOS experimental centre (HEC)," Proceedings Global Congress on Microwave Energy Applications GCMEA 2008, MAJIC 1st , Aug. 4-8 2008, Otsu, Japan, pp. 741-744.
  • V. Komarov, M. Thumm. L. Feher and J. Akhtar, "Heating patterns of microwave exposed liquid polymers," Proceedings Global Congress on Microwave Energy Applications GCMEA 2008, MAJIC 1st , Aug. 4-8 2008, Otsu, Japan, pp. 845-848.
  • M. J. Akhtar, L. Feher and M. Thumm, "Measurement of dielectric properties of liquid polymers with their temperature dependence at 2.45 GHz," IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science (ICOPS 2008), June 15-19, 2008, Karlsruhe (Germany), pp. 371.
  • M. J. Akhtar, L. Feher and M. Thumm, "Simple analytical approach for measurement of the complex permittivity of resins and viscous liquids," Proceedings 37th European Microwave Conference 2007, October 2007, Munich, Germany, pp. 206-209.
  • M. J. Akhtar, L. Feher and M. Thumm, "Nondestructive measurement of temperature-dependent dielectric parameters of epoxy resins at 2.45 GHz," Proceedings 11th International Conference on Microwave and High Frequency Heating, Oradea, Romania, September 3-6, 2007, pp. 351.
  • M. J. Akhtar, L. Feher and M. Thumm, "Electromagnetic measurement of temperature-dependent dielectric properties of aerospace grade epoxy resins and catalysts at 2.45 GHz," Proceedings 41st Annual International Microwave Symposium, International Microwave Power Institute (IMPI), Vancouver, BC, Canada, August 1-3, 2007, pp. 68-73.

Projects:
  • Title: Establishment of a facility for the determination of electromagnetic properties of materials over a wide band of frequencies
    Principal Investigator (PI): Dr. M J Akhtar
    Sponsoring Agency: IIT Kanpur under CARE 2009 Proposal
    Starting Date: October 2009
    Amount sanctioned: Rs.40,00,000.00 (INR. Forty Lakhs only)
  • Title: Electromagnetic Characterization of Advanced Composites and Dielectrics
    Principal Investigator (PI): Dr. M J Akhtar
    Sponsoring Agency: IIT Kanpur under Initiation Grant
    Starting Date: September 2009
    Amount sanctioned: Rs. 10,00,000.00(INR. Ten Lakhs only)
  • Title: A Proposal for RF and Microwave Characterization Virtual Laboratory
    Principal Investigator (PI): Dr. M J Akhtar
    Co-PI: Dr. K V Srivastava
    Sponsoring Agency: MHRD, Govt. of India
    Status: Submitted, October 2009
    Amount requested: Rs. 155,00,000.00(INR. One Hundred Fifty Five Lakhs only)

Contact Person:
Dr. M J Akhtar
Email: mjakhtar@iitk.ac.in
Phone: +91-512-259-63523
Location: ACES 329