Antennas and Microwaves Research Group

Main Thematic Areas:

Reconfigurable antennas, RFIDs, Wireless sensors, Wearable and implantable antennas, Reconfigurable filters, Passive microwave devices

Contact/Lead Person(s):

Dr. Symeon Nikolaou

Team/Unit/Lab Website:

Description of the main research interests and activities of the team/lab:

The Antennas and Microwaves research group currently consists of two faculty members and four PhD students, three of which are Erasmus Mundus “Intact” Scholars.

Their research interests span the areas of antennas and microwaves, and specifically the design and implementation of: reconfigurable antennas and filters using PIN diodes, implementation of wearable and implantable antennas using full wave simulation phantoms in both frequency and time domain, the integration of passive sensors on antennas and RFIDs using inkjet printing technology, and nano-composite materials.

Description of the main equipment/facilities available:
Either located at the facilities of Frederick University or hosted the collaborating research groups the group uses the following tools: 

  • Simulation tools: Ansys HFSS, CST Microwave Studio, Agilent ADS
  • Fabrication tools: In house photolithography method, milling machine, inkjet printer
  • Measurement tools: Agilent VNA, up to 40 GHz

Research Projects Experience:
The team members have participated in several externally funded project, two of which as the coordinator: - Reconfigurable Antennas and Filters, - RFIDs and Sensors on Paper Substrate. The team also maintains strong industrial links offering consulting services to various enterprises and organizations. Further information on projects, publications and other activities can be found the team’s website.

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