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CV & Publications

CURRENT POST

 

Professor of Microwave and Millimetre-Wave Circuits

School of Electronic & Electrical Engineering

University of Leeds

 

Head of School: 2011 to 2016

Director of Learning & Teaching: 2006 to 2011

 

 

 

PREVIOUS APPOINTMENTS

 

July 1996-May 2004  Professor, University of Surrey

 

October 1990-June 1998 Lecturer and Reader, King's College London

 

June 1986-Sept. 1990  Research Assistant, King's College London.

 

Sept. 1984-June 1986  Plessey Research (Caswell)

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE (King’s College, Universities of Surrey and Leeds)

 

I have taught a wide range of modules in the area of RF & Microwave Engineering and Circuit Design. At Leeds I have diversified dramatically through my involvement with the Product Design programme, and I have developed new modules such as Consumer Electronics (Level 1) and Product Design and Entrepreneurship (Level M). I have supervised final year projects in the areas of The Intelligent Home and Consumer Electronics.  Most recently I have been developing new modules in renewable energy systems and helping to organise a Summer School at Leeds.

 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

 

I have held a variety of administrative roles over the years, the most notable being:-

 

Research Group Leader (Surrey)

Director of Research (King’s College)

Director of Learning and Teaching (Leeds)

 

As DoLT I Introduced two UG and six PGT programmes of study. Three of these (EE & Renewable Energy Systems, Embedded Systems Engineering and Communications Engineering) have become our most popular courses.

 

I was one of the founding partners in the award-winning CEESI system-on-chip Masters programme (MTP, EPSRC, £980k).

 

 

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

 

I have developed a microwave and millimetre-wave circuit design activity which is well-known internationally. My research team has published over 380 research papers, including >150 refereed journal papers and letters, over 150 papers at major international conferences, and 100 publications at other conferences, colloquia and workshops. I have had research grants awarded as PI that total over £2M (many in collaboration with other universities, including Leeds, Kent, Imperial College, Belfast, Sheffield, Surrey and Glasgow). I have supervised 36 PhD students through to completion.

 

I have overseen the design of more than 250 different MMIC designs, both for SERC/EPSRC research projects and for industrial contracts. My main area of interest is in the design of RFICs & MMICs and their applications in communications, active phased-array antennas, remote sensing, and radar. In recent years my research has been steered towards CMOS RFIC design, system-in-package design and communications systems. I was a founder member of the Advanced Technology Institute at Surrey  (ATI).

 

 

INDUSTRIAL COLLABORATION

 

My research has attracted industrial support over the years from the following companies:-

 

European Space Agency (ESTEC)

British Aerospace

COM-DEV Europe

DRA/QinetiQ

Nokia Mobile Phones

Ericsson (Sweden)

ERA Technology

Matra-Marconi Space

Asahi Chemical Co. (Japan)

GEC Marconi Materials Technology Ltd

RF Hitec Inc. (Korea)

Filtronic

Autotype

ALPS Electric (UK)

British Telecom

Bookham (Caswell)

WFI (USA)

Woojin Semiconductor (Korea)

Hibridas (Lithuania)

 

 

I was a Non-Executive Director of the Advanced Digital Institute (ADI), an independent research and development institute based in Airedale, supported by Yorkshire Forward.

www.adi-uk.com