Payal Majumdar, Ph.D.

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Title: Patent Engineer

Location: Houston
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majumdar@oshaliang.com

PRACTICE AREAS AND INDUSTRIES SERVED

Dr. Majumdar assists with prosecuting foreign and domestic patents in the electronics and telecommunications industries.   Her area of expertise includes applicative research in Wireless Communications, Metamaterials (MTMs), Optical Physics, Antenna Design, Microstrip Antennas, Computational Electromagnetics, Radio Frequency (RF), and Microwave Design.

EXPERIENCE

Prior to joining Osha Liang, Dr. Majumdar worked as a technical advisor in the Houston office of Conley Rose P.C. During her tenure, she worked on reviewing and drafting domestic and foreign patent applications for a leading Fortune 500 client in the field of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.

Dr. Majumdar worked for three years as a foreign expert and post-doctorate research fellow in Kuang-Chi Institute of Advanced Technology in Shenzhen, People’s Republic of China. As the corporate researcher, her area of expertise involved analysis, modeling, and design of Frequency Selective Surfaces (FSS) and MTM based microstructures to help develop new microwave components for communication and radar systems, analysis and modeling of propagation characteristics of single-layer and multi-layer planar and non-planar transmission lines, and hands-on experience in coding and simulation.

Dr. Majumdar has 13 years of research and publication experience (50+ publications in journals, conference proceedings and patents) in the field of radio frequency (RF), antennas and microwave design and technology using MTMs for modern and wireless communication systems.

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Microwave Electronics, University of Delhi (2013)
  • M.Sc, Electronics and Communication, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV) (2006)
  • B.A.Sc  (Honours), Electronics, University of Delhi (2004)

SELECTED PATENTS

  • Broadband Microwave Radome for 7 GHz – 20 GHz using FSS, Patent No. 2012102688426.
  • Broadband Microwave Radome for 11 GHz – 20 GHz using FSS, Patent No. 2012102688411.
  • Broadband Microwave Radome for 9 GHz – 18 GHz using FSS, Patent No. 2012102686543.
  • Broadband Microwave Radome for 5 GHz – 18 GHz using FSS, Patent No. 2012102686990.
  • Broadband Microwave Radome for 2 GHz – 18 GHz using FSS, Patent No. 201210327417X.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Payal Majumdar, Zhiya Zhao, Chunlin Ji and Ruopeng Liu, “Parametric Analysis and Modeling of Jerusalem Cross Frequency Selective Surface,” International Journal of Electromagnetics and Applications (p-ISSN: 2168-5037 e-ISSN: 2168-5037), Vol.6, No.1, pp.13-21, May 2016.
  • Payal Majumdar, Zhiya Zhao and Ruopeng Liu, “Parametric Analysis of Different Configurations of Loop Elements in Frequency-Selective Surfaces,” Advance in Electronic and Electric Engineering, ISSN 2231-1297, Vol.4, No.2, pp-162-167, January 2014.
  • Payal Majumdar and A.K. Verma, “CAD Models of Losses for Semi- Ellipsoidal and Semi- Circular Cylindrical Slotline,” International Journal of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, ISSN Number 0974-2174, Vol.5, No.6, September 2012.
  • Payal Majumdar and A.K. Verma, “Integrated Closed-form model and Circuit Model of Lossy Slot line,” IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation, Vol. 5, No. 14, pp.1763-1772, November 2011.
  • Payal Majumdar and A.K. Verma, “CAD Models of Losses for Symmetric Elliptical and Circular Cylindrical Coplanar Strip Lines,” Int. Journal of Electronics, Vol. 98, No. 7, pp. 863-882, July 2011.
  • Payal Majumdar and A.K. Verma, “Accurate CAD Model of Stopping Distance to Compute Conductor Loss of CPW,” International Journal of Electronics and Communications, AËU, Vol.64, pp.1157-1166, December 2010.
  • Majumdar and A.K. Verma, “Modified Closed-form Dispersion and Losses Models of Slot-Line with Conductor Thickness,” International Journal of Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves, Vol. 31, No.3, pp.271-287, March 2010.
  • Payal Majumdar and A.K. Verma, “Accurate Closed- form Model for Computation of Conductor Loss of Coplanar Waveguide,” International Journal of RF and Microwave Computer-Aided Engineering, Vol. 20, No.1, pp.6-14, January 2010.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

  • Payal Majumdar, Zhiya Zhao, Chunlin Ji and Ruopeng Liu, “Design of Broadband Microwave Radome for 7 GHz – 20 GHz,” APS/URSI 2018 Conference, Boston, U.S.A., 8-13 July 2018.
  • Payal Majumdar, Zhiya Zhao, Chunlin Ji and Ruopeng Liu, “An Improved Design to Enhance Isolation and VSWR in 3*3 MIMO Antenna,” APS/URSI 2018 Conference, Boston, U.S.A., 8-13 July 2018.
  • Payal Majumdar, Zhiya Zhao, Chunlin Ji and Ruopeng Liu, “Equivalent Circuit Model of Different Configurations of Multilayer Loop Elements Using Vector-Fitting,” 2018 USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting (NRSM), Boulder, CO, USA, 4-7 January 2018.
  • Payal Majumdar,”Novel CAD Models of Propagation Characteristics for Non-Planar CPS ” 32nd URSI 2017 GASS, Montreal, Canada, 19-24 August 2017.
  • Payal Majumdar, “Application of Single Layer Reduction Technique in Multilayer Transmission Lines,” APS/URSI 2017 Conference, San Diego, California, U.S.A., 9-14 July 2017.
  • Payal Majumdar, “Closed-Form Models of Propagation Characteristics for Non-Planar CPW,” APS/URSI 2017 Conference, San Diego, California, U.S.A., 9-14 July 2017.
  • Payal Majumdar and A.K. Verma, “CAD Models of Losses for Slotline on Multilayered Dielectric Substrates,” PIERS 2016 Conference, Shanghai, P.R.China, 8-11 August 2016.
  • Payal Majumdar, Zhiya Zhao, Chunlin Ji and Ruopeng Liu, “Equivalent Circuit Model of Multilayer Double Square Loop FSS Using Vector-Fitting,” APS/URSI 2015 Conference, Vancouver B.C., Canada, 19-24 July 2015.
  • Payal Majumdar, Zhiya Zhao, Chunlin Ji and Ruopeng Liu, “Equivalent Circuit Model of Different Configurations of Loop Elements Using Vector-Fitting,” PIERS 2014 Conference, Guangzhou, 25-28 August 2014.
  • Payal Majumdar and A.K. Verma, “CAD Models of Losses for Elliptical and Circular Cylindrical CPS on Multilayered Dielectric Substrates,” IEEE Asia Pacific Microwave Conference, APMC 2012, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, December 4-7, 2012.
  • Payal Majumdar and A.K. Verma, “CAD Models of Losses for Elliptical and Circular Cylindrical CPW on Multilayered Dielectric Substrates,” IEEE International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2012, Montreal, Canada, June 17-22, 2012.
  • Payal Majumdar and A.K. Verma, “CAD Models of Losses for Semi-Ellipsoidal and Semi-Circular Cylindrical CPW,” IEEE Asia Pacific Microwave Conference, APMC 2011, Melbourne, Australia, December 5-8, 2011.
  • P. Majumdar and A.K. Verma, “Closed Form Expression for Conductor Loss of Asymmetrical CPW Lines” IEEE AP-S International Symposium & URSI Meetings 2010, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, July 11-17, 2010.
  • P. Majumdar and A.K. Verma, “Conductor Thickness Based Propagation Characteristics and Losses in Slot-Line,” IEEE Asia Pacific Microwave Conference, APMC 2008, Hong Kong, China, December 16-20, 2008.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

  • Awarded IEEE WIE Travel Grant to attend and present paper in International Symposium on 2018 IEEE AP-S & USNC/URSI Symposium in Boston, MA, U.S.A.
  • Awarded Early Career Scientist Travel Grant by USNC-URSI/NAS to present research work at the 32nd URSI GASS 2017, Montreal, Canada.
  • Selected to participate in Research Opportunities Week (17 – 21 March 2014) at the Technische Universität München (TUM), Munich, Germany.
  • Awarded Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (August 2012 – August 2014) by Shenzhen Human Resources and Social Security Bureau, People’s Republic of China.
  • Awarded Foreign expert certificate (April 2012 – April 2015) in P.R. China by State Administration of Foreign Experts affairs, People’s Republic of China.
  • Awarded Shastri Indo-Canadian International Travel Grant to visit Montreal, Canada to attend and present paper in IEEE International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2012.
  • Awarded DST, Govt. of India International Travel Grant to visit Toronto, Canada to attend and present paper in International Symposium on “2010 IEEE AP-S & CNC/USNC/URSI Symposium,” organized by IEEE AP-S & CNC/USNC/URSI.
  • IEEE Houston Section Committee Member (2016 till date) – Zone leader: Signal Processing Society, Zone member: Women in Engineering Society
  • Reviewer:
    • Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Science Publishing Group.
    • COMPEL International Journal, Emerald Publishing Group.
    • Advanced Electromagnetics Journal.
  • Reviewer of International Conference IEEE APMC 2008, Hong Kong, China.
  • Awarded Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi for the period April 2010 – March 2012.
  • Awarded Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) by Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund for the period January 2008 – December 2009.
  • Awarded University Grants Commission-Junior Research Fellowship (UGC-JRF) by Govt. of India from March 2007- December 2007.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES & MEMBERSHIP

  • Senior Member, IEEE MTT-S and AP-S, USA
  • Full member of Commission A, USNC-URSI
  • Full member of Commission B, USNC-URSI
  • Professional Member, SWE
  • Member, MIR Labs (Machine Intelligence Research Labs)
  • Newsletter Chairperson, IEEE Houston Section

LANGUAGES

  • Bengali
  • English
  • Hindi