Group Research Themes

About the Antennas & Electromagnetics Research Group

Established in 1968, the Antennas & Electromagnetics (Antennas) Group has comprehensive experimental facilities housed in the Antenna Measurement Laboratory, which has recently received £1 million in infrastructure investment. The group has strong links with industry and a current active grant portfolio of over £7m. This includes a prestigious EPSRC Programme Grant led by Prof. Yang Hao on Transformation Electromagnetics, worth around £4.6m, and a successfully completed EPSRC platform grant, valued at £1.2m, to fund post-doctoral researchers, as well as in- reach and outreach activities with other world-leading antenna laboratories. Our research themes and interests range from satellite reflector arrays and compact antenna test ranges to nano-scale particles applied in bio-electromagnetics. Our activities range from TV White-Space communication at low frequencies to THz spectroscopy beyond 3 THz. For more on our general research themes and recent activities, please explore our Research.

The Antennas Group's mission statement is "High Quality Research backed by High Quality Measurements". Comprehensive experimental facilities are available at Queen Mary and are housed in the Antenna Measurement Laboratory. Research in the Group is directed by Prof. Clive Parini FREng, together with ten full-time academic members of staff, a full-time CAD/CAM engineer, a laboratory manager, and a workshop manager. The Group is also assisted by a part-time research professor, a number of visiting professors and more visiting researchers. In addition, our research population typically includes around 51 post-doctoral research associates and research students. Visit People for more information on those involved. We are active in both professional and public engagement; see the Outreach and News & Events pages to keep up-to-date with what we are doing.