Shrief Rizkalla was born in Cairo, Egypt. In 2018, he received his Ph.D. degree with distinction under the supervision of Prof. Mecklenbräuker at the Technische Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria. Shrief got his master degree in 2014 from universität Ulm, Germany. In 2011, he received his bachelor degree with a grade of distinction with honours in communication and electronics engineering from Ain Shams University, Cairo.
Shrief received the best paper award at the IEEE Smart Systech conference 2018, in addition to the second prize for best paper award at Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference (LAPC 2016) for his work on coupling frame-based cards. In 2014, he was awarded for his master’s thesis on channel coding and compressed sensing by the Verband der Elektrotechnik (VDE) for the best thesis at Ulm University, where he was also a recipient of the Best Student Award of the communications technology’s master program in 2013.
In November 2014, Shrief joined the institute of Telecommunications as a project research assistant at the Christian Doppler Laboratory for sustainable mobility. From 2014 to 2016, he worked on the “Nearfield power efficiency” project in cooperation with NXP semiconductors Austria GmbH to design HF RFID systems with a focus on the non-galvanic cards. From 2017 to 2018, he worked on “Advanced Inductive Coupling” project in cooperation with NXP Semiconductors Austria GmbH.
Currently he works at Elektrobit Austria GmbH Wien as Advanced System/Software Engineer.
Master Thesis (authored)
- S. Rizkalla
- Reed-Solomon Codes over the Complex Field – Connection to Compressed Sensing, Master’s thesis, Institute of Communication Engineering, Ulm University, Germany, April 2014.