CV & Publications
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
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.
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).
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).
My research has attracted industrial support over the years from the following companies:-
European Space Agency (ESTEC)
Nokia Mobile Phones
Asahi Chemical Co. (Japan)
GEC Marconi Materials Technology Ltd
RF Hitec Inc. (Korea)
ALPS Electric (UK)
Woojin Semiconductor (Korea)
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.