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LAPC 2018

The Loughborough Antennas & Propagation Conference

12 - 13 November 2018 | Loughborough University, UK

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Organising committee

Costas Constantinou  

Dr Costas Constantinou, University of Birmingham, UK
Conference Chair

Dr Costas Constantinou received a B.Eng. degree in Electronic and Communications Engineering and a PhD degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Birmingham, in 1987 and 1991, respectively. In 1989 he joined the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Birmingham as a Lecturer and is now a Professor of Communication Electrodynamics.

His research interests span a broad range of topics that includes electromagnetic theory, scattering and diffraction, electromagnetic measurement, antennas, radiowave propagation and wireless networks and he has published over 140 journals, conference papers and book chapters.

He currently heads the antennas and applied electromagnetics laboratory and is Deputy Director of Research and Knowledge Transfer for the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences.

He has held various posts on the UK URSI Panel since 2002, is a member of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Education Committee, a member of the Executive Committee of the IET’s Antennas and Propagation Technical and Professional Network, Associate Editor for IET Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation, and an IET Fellow.

Enrica Martini  

Dr Enrica Martini, Wave Up, Italy
Conference Chair

Dr Enrica Martini received the Laurea degree (cum laude) in telecommunication engineering in 1998 from the University of Florence, Italy, where she worked under a one-year research grant from the Alenia Aerospazio Company, Rome, Italy, until 1999. In 2002, she received the PhD degree in informatics and telecommunications from the University of Florence and the Ph.D. degree in electronics from the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, under joint supervision.

In 2002, she was appointed Research Associate at the University of Siena, Italy. In 2005, she was awarded the Hans Christian Ørsted Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark, and she joined the Electromagnetic Systems Section of the Ørsted•DTU Department until 2007.

Since 2007 she has been a Research Associate at the University of Siena, Italy. From 2007 to 2013 she has been adjunct professor at the University of Siena. She is currently also with the start-up Wave Up Srl, Florence, that she co-founded in 2012.

Dr Martini was a co-recipient of the 2016 Schelkunoff Transactions Prize Paper Award. Since 2013, she has been a Senior Member of IEEE. Her research interests include metasurfaces, artificial media, electromagnetic scattering, antenna measurements, finite element methods and tropospheric propagation.

Lee Ford  

Dr Lee Ford, University of Sheffield, UK
Committee Member, IET AP TPN

Dr Lee Ford received the BEng and PhD degrees from the University of Sheffield, UK, in 1998 and 2003, respectively.

In 2001, he joined the Stealth Materials Department within the Advanced Technology centre at BAE SYSTEMS, before returning to the University of Sheffield in 2005 as a Lecturer in communications.

He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2012 and his current research interests include reconfigurable antennas, miniaturised antennas, metamaterials, propagation in the built environment and electromagnetic structures for biomedical applications and has published over 100 journal and conference papers.

He currently sits on the executive board of the IET antennas and propagation network and is a senior member of the IEEE.

Mike Warrington  

Professor Mike Warrington, University of Leicester, UK
Committee Member, IET AP TPN

Professor Mike Warrington graduated with a BSc in Applied Physics and Electronics at Durham University before moving to the University of Leicester to study for his PhD in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

He remained in Leicester and joined the academic staff as a lecturer in the Department of Engineering in 1991 where he is now a professor and leads the Electrical and Electronic Signals and Systems Group.

His primary research interests are in radiowave propagation effects, with a particular interest in the effects of the ionosphere on radio systems. He has published over 200 journal and conference papers.

Mike is currently Secretary of the UK URSI Panel, a member of the Executive Committee of the IET’s Antennas and Propagation Technical and Professional Network, and an IET Fellow.

Omar Saraereh  

Dr Omar Saraereh, The Hashemite University, Jordan
LAPC Representative ME & GULF

Dr Omar Saraereh has over 13 years of academic and practical experience in Electrical Engineering, Mobile Communications, Antennas Design, Fabrication & Measurements, Radiation Hazards and Health Effects, and Wireless Communications.

He has published many papers in various international journals and conferences. Omar is a member of the IET, the Jordan Engineers Association JEA, Member of the Higher Education Accreditation Commission/Universities Accreditation Directorate/Jordan, and Coordinator of Practical Training Committee in the Engineering Faculty.

Dr Saraereh has been a CEO of Invisible Link ME for Wired & Wireless Infrastructure Solutions Company (45 employees) 2008-2011 and deployed a large scale WiMAX network in Kurdistan/Iraq.

He has also worked as a high level consultant and a Turn Key Solution Originator in countless business and charitable sectors as well as an international public speaker and trainer on a variety of business and people management topics.

Currently Dr Saraereh is a Head of Department of Electrical Engineering at The Hashemite University, Jordan and the LAPC representative to the Middle East and Gulf.

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