Dr. Prerna Saxena

Assistant Professor

E-mail: prerna.saxena@iiitdm.ac.in | Ph: +91-44-27476368 | Room No: 219C, Second Floor, Laboratory Complex

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Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology Nagpur



2013 - 2017

National Institute of Technology Jalandhar


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

2011 - 2013

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


B.E. in Electronics and Communication Engineering

2006 - 2010


  1. Electromagnetics, RF and Microwave Communications

Research Interests

  1. Antennas, Metamaterials, RF & Microwave Circuit/System Design, EMI/EMC, 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).

Work Experience


  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


  1. Ongoing Sponsored Project: Detection and Diagnosis of Intentional Electromagnetic Interference Attack on Critical Network, Agency: DST-SERB, Scheme: Core Research Grant (CRG), Role: Co-Principal Investigator, Value: 82.84 Lakhs.

Professional Membership

  1. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Member

  2. IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, Member

Professional Service

  1. Reviewer for IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation, Wireless Personal Communications.


  1. RF and Microwave Circuit Design

  2. Electromagnetic Interference and Compatibility

  3. RF System Design

  4. Antenna Theory and Design


  1. Conference proceeding published as a Book Chapter: P. Saxena, A. Kothari and S. Saxena, "Synthesis of Antenna Array Pattern Using Ant Lion Optimization Algorithm for Wide Null Placement and Low Dynamic Range Ratio," In Intelligent Computing Techniques for Smart Energy Systems, Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, vol 607, pp. 47-56, Springer, Singapore, 2020.

Journal Publications

  1. P. Saxena and A. 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, 2017.

  2. P. Saxena and A. 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. P. Saxena and A. 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, 2016.

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

Conference Publications

  1. P.P. Kumar and P. Saxena, “High Gain Metamaterial Loaded Antipodal Tapered Slot Antenna for Millimeter Wave Applications,” 2020 International Conference on Signal Processing and Communications (SPCOM), Bangalore, 2020. (Accepted for presentation).

  2. P.P. Kumar and P. Saxena, "Design and Analysis of 20-60 GHz Broadband Left Handed Metamaterial," 2020 Twenty-sixth National Conference on Communications (NCC), Kharagpur, 2020.

  3. A. Mondal and P. Saxena, “Thinning of Concentric Circular Antenna Array Using Binary Salp Swarm Algorithm,” 2019 IEEE Conference on Information and Communication Technology (CICT), Allahabad, Dec. 6-8, 2019.

  4. S. Raksanta, P.P. Kumar, and P. Saxena, “A Sub-1GHz Rectangular Dielectric Resonator Antenna for IoT,” 2019 5th IEEE International WIE Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (WIECON-ECE), Bangalore, Nov. 15-16, 2019.

  5. P. Patel, G. Kumari, and P. Saxena, “Array Pattern Correction in Presence of Antenna Failures using Metaheuristic Optimization Algorithms,” 2019 IEEE International Conference on Communication and Signal Processing, Chennai, April 4-6, 2019.

  6. P. Saxena, A. Kothari, and S. Saxena, “Synthesis of Antenna Array Pattern using Ant Lion Optimization Algorithm for Wide Null Placement and Low Dynamic Range Ratio,” International Conference on Intelligent Computing Techniques for Smart Energy Systems, Jaipur, Dec. 2018.

  7. G. Kumari, R.K. Barik, P. Saxena, and S.S. Karthikeyan, “Compact substrate integrated waveguide power divider with slot-loaded ground plane for dual-band applications,” 2018 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave and RF Conference, Kolkata, Nov 28-30, 2018.

  8. P. Saxena and A. Kothari, “Multi-constrained non-linear array synthesis using ant lion optimization with penalty function method,” 2017 Twenty-third National Conference on Communications, Chennai, Mar. 2017, pp. 426-431.

  9. P. Saxena and A. Kothari, “Performance analysis of adaptive beamforming algorithms for smart antennas,” International Conference on Future Information Engineering (FIE 2014), Beijing, China, Jul. 6-8, 2014. Proceedings published in IERI Procedia (Elsevier), vol. 10, pp. 131-137, 2014.

  10. P. Saxena, S. Singh and R.K. Sarin, “Study of patch antenna array using single negative metamaterial structure,” International Conference on Emerging Trends & Research in Engineering and Technology, March 2013. Proceedings published in International Journal of Pure and Applied Research in Engineering and Technology, (IJPRET), vol.1, no. 8, pp. 46-53, Apr. 2013.

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