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Hamdi Abdelbagi

Hamdi Abdelbagi

Hamdi Abdelbagi

  • PhD Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Dayton, anticipated 2016
  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Wright State University, 2007
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Current Position: Digital Designer Engineer at Pole/Zero Corporation
  • Research Interest:  Radar Signal Processing, Radar Image Processing, and Hardware Design.
  • Skills Profile: Experience in the computer and electrical engineering fields. Ability to successfully implement projects with digital design in the electrical engineering field. Experience designing VHDL/Verilog blocks for CPLD/FPGA. Application of power electronics and electromagnetic. Full understanding of electronics lab equipment for testing of products designed.


Pole Zero Corporation, Cincinnati, OH

Digital Design Engineer, March 2013 – Present

  • Develop embedded control algorithms, architecture and code.
  • Integral involvement in all phases of hardware and firmware development, including digital control module design, architecture, coding, simulation, module testing, system testing, and production support.
  • FPGA/CPLD design and VHDL coding for embedded applications.
  • Test firmware compliance to requirements, verification of functionality and performance using Pole/Zero hardware and commercial equipment such as in-circuit emulators, logic analyzers, etc.
  • Full product development life cycle (architecture, design, verification, integration & support) of embedded control circuitry and firmware.

Apogee Applied Research, Beavercreek, OH  

FPGA/Hardware Engineer, December 2011 – March 2013

  • Responsible for firmware initial architecture design, development, test, integration, and releasing updates and PCB design as part of a multidisciplinary team working on signal processing acceleration equipment.
  • Generate and read schematics for mixed signal designs, oversee PCB layout, and verify initial PCB designs.
  • Implement large signal processing designs, firmware interfaces to various IO technologies such as 10Gb Ethernet, high-speed A/D converters and USB, instantiating various RAM technologies, channels mux, frequency discriminator, filters, PCI Express, and test simulations.
  • Support the systems, software, QA, and Customer Support teams in quickly resolving issues as well as planned new development releases.

Sierra Nevada Corporation, Beavercreek, OH

Digital Design/Testing Engineer, February 2008 – October 2010

  • CPLD & FPGA designer with VHDL/Verilog.
  • Design VHDL/Verilog blocks for ELINT (Electronic Intelligence).
  • Translate system level requirements into FPGA and board level designs that are components of high-speed data acquisition and digital signal processing products.
  • Test products designed in the lab.

Wright State University, Dayton, OH

Graduate TA, August 2007 – March 2008 

  • Completed Graduate Teaching Training course at WSU.
  • Taught 2 sections of engineering labs per quarter.
  • Responsible for running the lab, instructing, and consulting with students.

Thesis, August 2006 – July 2007  

  • Derived analytical equations from Maxwell’s Equations. These equations were plotted in MATLAB to numerically investigate the skin and proximity effects of an AC current conducting through rectangular metallic plates.
  • Published on-line.
  • Taught in WSU’s Power Electronics graduate course.


  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • The National Management Honorary and Professional  Society (SIE)
  • The National Scholars Honor Society
  • Doulos Comprehensive VHDL, Doulos, Baltimore, MD, June 2008
  • Design for Performance/Advance FPGA, Bottom Line Technology, Columbia, MD, February, 2009
  • Programmable Solutions for Today and Tomorrow's Design Challenges, Xilinx, Dayton, OH, April, 2009


  • VHDL, Xilinx/Altera/Lattice, Program Mgr, Cadence
  • Verilog, Edge CAM, Matlab/Simulink, Multisim
  • C/C++ Programming, Autodesk, Unix/Linux, Magic
  • Microsoft Applications, AutoCAD, Windows, Pspice
  • Fortran Programming, VisualBasic.Net, WinEdit, Hspice
  • Python, Web Design, LaTeX, B2 Logic 3.1.0


University of Dayton, Dayton, OH

  • Doctorate of Philosophy in Engineering, Anticipated June 2016

Wright State University, Dayton, OH

  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, August 2007
  • Thesis: Skin and Proximity Effects in Two Rectangular Plates, GPA 3.8/4.0

Wright State University, Dayton, OH

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, June 2004
  • GPA 3.3/4.0 in Major


  • Digital Systems Design
  • Electronic Circuits /Devices Digital Signal Processing
  • Power Electronics
  • Radar System
  • VLSI Design
  • Digital Spread Spectrum
  • Control Systems
  • Intro to CAD/CAM
  • Microwave Engineering
  • PLD & FPGA Design
  • Signal Processing Linear Systems
  • Communication Theory
  • Digital/Analog Communication


Senior Design Project, Spring 2004

Digital Down Converter in VHDL/FPGA

  • The module implements a digital downconverter (DDC) to tune an IF signal to baseband. The complex output of the demixer is filtered by polyphase decimators to get the desired output sample rate at baseband.
  • Design of a 16-bit microprocessor using Xilinx Program Manager, Summer 2003
  • Designed an Algorithmic Logic Unit, Control Unit, and Data Unit
  • Developed Operational Codes to be programmed to the ROM


  • Skin and Proximity Effects in Two Rectangular Plates” Thesis defense, Wright State University, August 2007
  • The Nature and Techniques of Spread Spectrum” Digital Spread Spectrum Class, Wright State University, May 2006
  • Determining Audio Sound Quality by Calculating Sound Pressure Level with MATLAB” Senior Design Presentation, Wright State University, June 2004
  • Detailed Technical Description and Functionality of (AC / DC) Motor” Technical Writing Class, Wright State University, March 2004


  •  Security Clearance

Collateral: Cleared for Secret level based on NACLC completed on 6/24/2008.  SCI:  Cleared for Top Secret information and granted access to sensitive compartmented information based on single scope background investigation completed on 12/10/2008.

  • Self-motivated, detail oriented, and team player

  • Honest and hard working

  • U.S. Citizen

  • Problem solver

  • Fluent in Arabic and English, spoken and written

  • Artist


Mumma Radar Lab, Dr. Andrew Bogle, Director

Kettering Laboratories
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0232