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Antennas and Propagation for 5G and Beyond

28 February 2019 | IET Birmingham: Austin Court, UK

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Professor Mark Beach, University of Bristol, UK

Professor Mark Beach (University of Bristol (UK)) currently manages the delivery of the EPSRC CDT in Communications, leads research in the field of enabling technologies for the delivery of 5G and beyond wireless connectivity, as well as his role as the School Research Impact Director. He has over 25 years of experience in physical layer wireless research.

Alex Feresidis  

Alexandros Feresidis, University of Birmingham, UK

Alexandros Feresidis is a Reader in Microwave and Metamaterials Engineering at the School of Engineering, University of Birmingham, UK, and a former Royal Academy of Engineering/Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellow.

He is the Head of the Metamaterials and Antennas Engineering group. He leads research on artificial electromagnetic metamaterial structures, antennas, microfabrication techniques, microwave/mmWave and THz circuits and systems. Dr Feresidis has published more than 150 papers in peer reviewed international journals and conference proceedings and has co-authored four book chapters. His work has been cited over 3000 times with an h-index of 22.

He has presented a number of invited papers and seminars in international conferences and European PhD schools. He is a member of the UK EPSRC Peer Review College and he has served on the Editorial Board of IET Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation journal. He currently leads projects on microwave/mm-wave and terahertz antennas and components for communications and radar systems, funded mainly by EPSRC as well as major industrial partners from the telecommunication and aerospace sectors.

Neil McEwan - photo  

Neil McEwan, Saras Technology Ltd, Leeds 

Dr Neil J McEwan was formerly Reader in Electromagnetics at Bradford University, teaching many electrical and electronic subjects and undertaking research in microwave propagation and antennas. As a visiting research scientist at Millitech Corporation, Massachusetts, he developed quasi-optical and imaging antennas for frequencies up to 94 GHz.

Later as a principal engineer with Filtronic PLC in Shipley, he worked on mobile base station components. Since 2007 he has been an RF design engineer with Saras Technology Ltd, Leeds and has designed filters, passive components and power amplifiers. He has authored or co-authored 120 technical papers.


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