Research

The Antennas & Electromagnetics research group has a strong team of academics and researchers working on various areas related to antenna engineering, bio-electromagnetic, novel materials for enhanced performance, antenna and electromagnetics (EM) theory and metrology concepts. The group has established excellent collaborations and links with many academic and industrial partners working locally and globally, specifically in antennas and EM problems, but also ranging to problems for wireless communications and medical applications. Interdisciplinary research interfacing with life sciences, social sciences and medicine is at the heart of our current research activities and clearly shapes our grant portfolio.

Our current research activities are interdisciplinary and adventurous with high impact academically, commercially and socially, within the local community and globally.

Our current research themes include:

 

Antenna Metrology Theory and Applications

Research into microwave and millimetre-wave antenna metrology

Antennas and EM interactions with Life Sciences

By exposing certain chemical materials to high intensity THz radiation we hope to influence the design and synthesis of such materials, thereby enhancing the synthetic chemist’s toolkit.

Antennas and Radios for Localisation and Tele-control

Motion capture is being studied in many areas such as animation, health care, sport science, robotic tele-operation and human computer interaction.

Bio-electromagnetics for Healthcare and Security Applications

Work includes but not limited to: Dosimetry and development of full body SAR model for handset antennas.

Body-Centric Wireless Communication

The development of wearable computer systems has been growing rapidly. These are becoming smaller and more lightweight; no one wants to wear a bulky and heavy computer all day!

Digital and Additive Manufacturing of Antennas

Research into Difital/Additive Manufacturing of Antennas

Electromagnetic Compatibility

Research into Electromagnetic Complatibility

Metamaterials and Transformation Optics

Our work covers a very broad range of research topics in metamaterials, including electromagnetic bandgap structures, high impedance surfaces and partially reflective surfaces.

Microgrid/Green and Power Electronics

Research for Reliability Monitoring of EV power electronics, and multi-agent control of microgrids

Microwave & Millimetrewave Power Devices

Research into microwave and millimetre-wave power devices

Quasi-optics and Millimetre-wave/THz Antennas and Devices

Since the late 1980s, the Group has built up a considerable reputation for work in millimetre-wave antennas, both in measurements and theory. This has been extended into the Terahertz region of the spectrum in recent years.

Reconfigurable Antennas, Arrays and Microwave Devices

Radio Frequency (RF) communications have existed for centuries, and the frequency spectrum for these communications is an increasingly congested resource, particularly below 30GHz.

IR/THz spectroscopy for space exploration

Research into THz spectroscopy for space exploration

5G and Beyond

Research into microwave and millimetre-wave antenna metrology

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