My name is Farhad Farzami, a PhD student at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). I graduated with a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Tarbiat Modares, Tehran, Iran in February, 2012. My research interests are on Metamaterials and their applications in antennas and passive/active microwave circuits, Backscatter Communication Systems (BCS), In-Band Full-Duplex (IBFD), active RFID and antenna and microwave engineering. I have several published Journal papers on antenna miniaturization and wave propagation in uniaxial media. More specifically, Varactor-Loaded Embedded Split Ring Resonators (VLESRRs) were proposed for the first time in conjunction with the compact Substrate Integrated Waveguides (SIWs) to provide tunability to the electrical characteristics of the waveguide, “See more". This has led to the highly efficient, miniaturized and tunable transmission lines suitable for adaptive RF devices and antennas, "See more". In addition, antenna design for biomedical applications and implemented devices are one of my interests. I am currently working on scattering and its application in active BCS and RFID and interference cancellation in analog level for IBFD systems in collaboration with Andrew Electromagnetics Lab at UIC.