Organisation

The Working group on Small Antennas is one of the technological working groups of EurAAP. It is chaired by Assoc. prof. Pavel Hazdra (Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic) and Prof. Anja Skrivervik (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland).

Assoc. prof. Pavel Hazdra
Prof. Anja Skriverik
Anja Skrivervik
Members of the working group belong to labs of European universities and companies having a strong focus on various topics of Small Antennas. International Advisors coming from renown international institutions contribute to the working group and build International liaison.
 
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Member Prof. Dr.-Ing Dirk Manteuffel Germany The Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (CAU) is located in..
Participants:Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. Robert Martens, Dipl.-Ing. Markus Grimm
Abstract: The Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (CAU) is located in the north of Germany at the Baltic sea. It hosts more than 22.000 students. The Chair of Wireless Communications (CWC) explores the physicalaspects of wireless communications, i.e. antennas and radio wave propagations. Focus areas are 4G mobile communications, biomedical engineering and safety applications. Antenna integration into smallapplications requires profound knowledge of the interaction between the antenna and the chassis of the application. CWC possesses international reputation especially for its achievements in designingminiature integrated antennas comprising excellent performance. Equipment at CWC includes a powerful computer cluster for electromagnetic simulations and a fully anechoic chamber suited for thecharacterization of antennas including the effect of the user. More detailed information is available at www.cwc.tf.uni-kiel.de.
Member Prof. Anja K. Skrivervik Switzerland n/a..
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Benoît Derat France ART-FI is a team of experienced, highly-qualified and ready-to-operate engineers..
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Abstract: ART-FI is a team of experienced, highly-qualified and ready-to-operate engineers with years of experience and strong industrial knowledge in radiofrequency EM fields. We provide services in EMF problemsolving, 3-D EM simulation, antenna design, measurement automation, product compliance, regulatory implementation and training. More detailed information is available at www.art-fi.eu.
Member Yi Huang UK This group has been working on a wide range of high frequency engineering problems…
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Abstract: This group has been working on a wide range of high frequency engineering problems, from RFID to optical solar energy collection. Their antenna research is mainly in wideband portable antennas and their measurements. More detailed information isavailable at http://www.liv.ac.uk/~huangyi/Home.htm.
Member Guy A. E. Vandenbosch Belgium The radiation subgroup of ESAT-TELEMIC is lead by Prof. Guy A. E. Vandenbosch..
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Abstract: The radiation subgroup of ESAT-TELEMIC is lead by Prof. Guy A. E. Vandenbosch. This group performs research on electromagnetic theory, computational electromagnetics, electromagnetic radiation (including theeffect on biological tissues) and antennas, electromagnetic sensors, and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). The most important projects within the research on antennas at this moment involve the modeling,design, and fabrication of new antenna and sensor topologies at microwave, millimeter wave, and optical frequencies. For high frequency applications, this is done in very close cooperation with IMEC. Theactivities on nano-antenna structures are performed in cooperation with the physics department of the K.U. Leuven. At this moment, the radiation group has one Post-doc and ca. 15 Ph.D. students. Two Ph.D.students are common with IMEC. One Ph.D. student is common with the TU Lessius Mechelen, and one with the Royal Military Academy of Belgium. Over the last 25 years, the group also has developed its ownelectromagnetic solver MAGMAS (see www.esat.kuleuven.be/telemic/antennas/magmas), which is a truly unique asset in the research, and which is, thanks to its fundamental nature, also used in many otherresearch fields. MAGMAS is a truly general framework from which dedicated solvers are derived for niche applications. The results of the group have been published in ca. 125 papers in international journalsand have been presented in ca. 200 papers at international conferences. More detailed information is available at www.esat.kuleuven.be/telemic.
Member Matthias Hein (head of research group) Germany Our research covers the main fields antennas – circuits – RF-MEMS…
Participants:Michael Huhn (technical support)
Abstract: Our research covers the main fields antennas – circuits – RF-MEMS (see web page for details). The research on antennas has one focus on small ultra-wideband antennas, e.g., for biomedical diagnostics.Another focus is on hybrid-integrated millimeter wave antennas for high-data rate links. Compact arrays sustaining full diversity degrees of freedom despite mutual coupling effects with applications incognitive radio and robust satellite navigation represent the third focus in the field of small antennas. More detailed information is available at http://www.tu-ilmenau.de/en/rf-and-microwave-research-laboratory/.
Member Constantine G. Kakoyiannis Greece The Mobile Radio Communications Laboratory (MRCL) is affiliated with the School of Electrical & Computer Engineering…
Participants:– Prof. Dr. Philip Constantinou (group leader) — Dipl.-Ing. Constantine Kakoyiannis (representative) — Dr.-Ing. Athanasios Marousis — Dr.-Ing. Antonis Gotsis — Dr.-Ing. Dimitris Komnakos — Dipl.-Ing.Alexandros Karagiannis
Abstract: The Mobile Radio Communications Laboratory (MRCL) is affiliated with the School of Electrical & Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece. NTUA, otherwise known simply asAthens Polytechnic, is the oldest and most prestigious educational institution in Greece (www.ntua.gr/index_en.html). MRCL was founded by its current Director, Prof. Dr. Philip Constantinou, in 1989. Since1999, it has acted as an official research unit, providing services to both academia and industry. The group comprises 2 faculty members, 4 post-doc researchers, 11 doctoral students, and 6 electricalengineers. MRCL/NTUA publications include 11 book chapters, over 100 peer-reviewed journal papers, and more than 280 international conference papers. Established activities pertain to mobile terrestrial &satellite communications, characterization of non-ionizing E/M radiation effects, PHY/MAC architectures & algorithms for B3G networks, bio-signal processing sensor networks, and compact antenna/array designfor energy-efficient sensor networking. Recently adopted activities include optically-transparent conductive-polymer antennas, small antenna/array design on ferro/ferrimagnetic magnetoelectric substrates,and implanted sensors for cardiovascular engineering. MRCL/NTUA equipment includes microwave antennas, spectrum analyzers, frequency-selective radiation meters, vector network & signal analyzers, a SwissQualquality measurement platform for GSM/UMTS/HSPA systems, and a 5 m–long Gigahertz TEM cell for EMC/EMI studies. More detailed information is available at http://mobile.ntua.gr/index.php?lang=en.
Member Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Zwick Germany In the field of antenna technique antennas….
Participants:Grzegorz Adamiuk, Stefan Beer, Christoph Heine, Juan Pontes
Abstract: In the field of antenna technique antennas for use in satellite and phased array systems, in terrestrial, mobile and Ultra Wide Band communication systems, as far as antennas for automobile sensor systemsare developed at the Institut für Hochfrequenztechnik und Elektronik. More detailed information is available at http://www.ihe.kit.edu/.
Member Prof. Zbynek Raida Czech Republic Laboratory of applied electromagnetics is a part of the Department of Radio Electronics…
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Abstract: Laboratory of applied electromagnetics is a part of the Department of Radio Electronics. At present, 5 junior researchers, 4 post-doctoral researchers and more than 10 PhD students are working on projectsfocused on communication antennas, TV broadcasting antennas, car antennas, RFID antennas, mm-wave antennas, antennas for special applications, etc. Multi-objective global optimization methods and full-wavenumerical methods are also developed to be used for the design of antenna systems. More detailed information is available at http://www.urel.feec.vutbr.cz.
Member Cyril LUXEY France Cyril LUXEY is a full professor at the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis…
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Abstract: Cyril LUXEY is a full professor at the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis. He teaches electromagnetics, electronics and RF microelectronics. His research interests are small antennas for handeldtransceivers, design of Mm-wave antenna in package and their radiation pattern characterization. He is a junior member of the prestigious French Academy IUF (Institut Universitaire de France). He has beenawarded with his student, the IEEE Wheeler Prize 2007 from the Transactions on Antennas and Propagation (Best paper of the year) More detailed information is available athref=”http://unice.fr/”>http://unice.fr/.
Member Max Ammann Ireland Dublin Institute of Technology’s Antenna & High Frequency Research Centre specialises in the analysis, design and measurement of RF and microwave devices for wireless communications and medicalapplications…
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Abstract: Dublin Institute of Technology’s Antenna & High Frequency Research Centre specialises in the analysis, design and measurement of RF and microwave devices for wireless communications and medical applications.With more than 10 years of applied research experience and it has built an international reputation for innovative futuristic concepts and solutions to contemporary industrial challenges.Current research themes include Multiband & Wideband Antennas for Portable Communications, Base-Stations Antennas, Hyperthermia Antennas and Antennas for Sensor Networks, GPS and RFID antennas, and antennasfor on-body communication. Equipped with a comprehensive range of analysis methods, manufacturing equipment and a measurement laboratory, the team can rapidly expedite ideas to qualified prototypes. Moredetailed information is available at http://ahfr.dit.ie.
Member Marta Martínez Vázquez Germany IMST GmbH is a competence centre and professional development house for high-frequency circuits, wireless modules, and communications systems. We provide individualized support to any customerduring every phase of product development, from initial consulting to series production…
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Abstract: IMST GmbH is a competence centre and professional development house for high-frequency circuits, wireless modules, and communications systems. We provide individualized support to any customer during everyphase of product development, from initial consulting to series production. IMST has the added resources of critical partnerships in the commercial marketplace and in the publicly sponsored research sector.The company was founded in 1992 and currently has 145 employees in the areas:IMST.Research: Applied research for radio communications, radar systems, microsystems and nanoelectronics.IMST.Development: Contract-based industrial design and development, from microelectronics to product realizations in software and hardware. IMST.Products: EDA-Electronic Design Automation Software: Empire – A full 3D electromagnetic simulation tool; wireless solutions and radio modules – customized and tailored to our clients needs. IMST.Testing: Accredited test center for type approval, mobile terminals, antennas and RF circuits.One of our core competencies is antenna design and development. We can elegantly integrate electronically controllable antennae for mobile satellite communication into the outer shell of vehicles, ships, andaircraft, while allowing electronically controlled repositioning of the antenna beam.IMST is leading innovator of digital communications technology. We offer prototypes of localisation and positioning systems based on ultra-wide band technology. We create solutions by designing andproducing both hybrid and fully integrated circuits for our customers. IMST GmbH is certified according to ISO 9001:2008. The laboratories of the IMST test centre are accredited according to DIN EN ISO/IEC17025. More detailed information is available at www.imst.com.
Member Chen, Xiaodong UK The Antenna Group at Queen Mary Unviersity of London is working on a wide range of topics on electromagnetics…
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Abstract: The Antenna Group at Queen Mary Unviersity of London is working on a wide range of topics on electromagnetics. The work on small antennas covers UWB antennas, multiband antennas, MIMO antennas, Terminal GPsantennas, RFID antennas and sensor antennas. More detailed information is available at http://www.elec.qmul.ac.uk/antennas/.
Member A. Sharaiha France The IETR (Institut d’électronique et de télécommunications de Rennes, www.ietr.fr) conducts research in information, communication and technologies…
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Abstract: The IETR (Institut d’électronique et de télécommunications de Rennes, www.ietr.fr) conducts research in information, communication and technologies. The seven main research axes are the following: Antennasand Microwaves, Automatics, Communication systems, Image processing, Microelectronics, Propagation, Radar remote sensing. IETR is involved in a large number of academic and industrial, national, European andinternational cooperations including European projects and networks of excellence. IETR has a major asset which resides in its platforms of characterisation of various antenna technologies unique in Franceand even in Europe for a university laboratory. In fact, a main particularity of IETR resides in its capacity to characterise prototypes from 400MHz up to 110GHz. The Complex Radiating Systems team from the Antennas and microwave devices department, which implied in the WG, has a high skill level and large expertise in the field of antennas and microwaves from themodeling to the development of novel antennas for a lot of applications (telecommunications, mobile communications, radar…). The Complex Radiating Systems team is very active in measurements, modelling andsmall antenna topics. It has also strong competences in the field of miniature antennas, metamaterials, reflectarrays, CEM and periodic structures for antenna systems. More detailed information is availableat www.ietr.fr.
Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. Christoph F. Mecklenbräuker Austria With more than 70 scientific staff, the Institute of Telecommunications (TC) is one of the largest in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at Vienna University ofTechnology…
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Abstract: With more than 70 scientific staff, the Institute of Telecommunications (TC) is one of the largest in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at Vienna University of Technology. Withthe core of the institute founded in 1928, it has a long tradition of excellence in teaching and research. In its history, the institute went through a number of organizational changes, with the most recentone in January 2011, when the former Institute of Communications and Radio-Frequency Engineering (INTHFT) and the former Institute of Broadband Communications (IBK) merged to form the new Institute ofTelecommunications (TC). The institute contributes to teaching in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science through courses covering a wide range of subjects in signals and systems, communications, radio-frequency engineering, andcommunication networks. The institute’s research is in fields of practical relevance, including mobile communications, flexible wireless systems, multimedia systems, optical communications, signalprocessing, communication theory, radio frequency engineering, and broadband communications. Projects range from fundamental research to hardware design and many of them are carried out in close cooperationwith industrial partners and/or in the framework of international projects and programs. The institute is a founding member of the Austrian COMET competence center “Forschungszentrum Telekommunikation Wien” (FTW, Telecommunications Research Center Vienna). The Christian Doppler Laboratory forWireless Technologies for Sustainable Mobility is hosted by the institute. More detailed information is available at http://www.tc.tuwien.ac.at/.
Member Mazanek, Milos Czech Republic The Antenna team is affiliated with the Czech Technical University in Prague, FEE, Department of Electromagnetic Field. We are focused on research, design and development of broad range ofantenna types for various purposes…
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Abstract: The Antenna team is affiliated with the Czech Technical University in Prague, FEE, Department of Electromagnetic Field. We are focused on research, design and development of broad range of antenna types forvarious purposes: wire, microstrip, fractal, horn, spiral, antennas for UWB, RIFD, special feeders for reflector systems etc… Antenna prototypes are manufactured either by ourselves or by third parties. Weown our photo-etching technology lab, antenna anechoic chamber with standard measurement equipment (NSA) for frequency range 100 MHz – 40 GHz and in selected bands up to 110 GHz. More detailed information isavailable at http://www.fel.cvut.cz/en/vv/tymy/anteny.html.
Clemens Icheln Finland Antenna design with emphasis on frequency tuning of small antennas such as non-resonant coupling elements, towards antenna solutions for multi-system terminals and adaptivity for the usereffect…
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Abstract: Antenna design with emphasis on frequency tuning of small antennas such as non-resonant coupling elements, towards antenna solutions for multi-system terminals and adaptivity for the user effect, as well asantenna evaluation e.g. with MIMO OTA measurements and dual-link MIMO channel measurements More detailed information is available at http://radio.aalto.fi/fi/.
Member Jofre, L. Spain The Antenna Lab has extensive experience in the design, testing and integration of antennas into communication and remote sensing systems…
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Abstract: The Antenna Lab has extensive experience in the design, testing and integration of antennas into communication and remote sensing systems. The group is member of the Antenna Center of Excellence (ACE) andMetamorphose Networks of Excellence within the VI Framework Program of the European Union. Research facilities include full instrumentation to perform circuital and radiation measurement into the wholemicrowave band. The availability of its own measurement resources has supported an intensive research activity in the domain of near to far field transformation and antenna diagnostics. The group has been pioneer in introducing novel concepts in antenna design such as fractal and highly convoluted geometries for miniature and multiband antennas. The antenna design activity has beensupported by the group capacity to develop and implement efficient numerical methods for antenna design.DESCRIPTION OF THE GROUP The Antenna Lab group was consolidated both at scientific level and in facilities in the 80’s and it acquired a strong national and international projection in the 90’s. At the moment its members (figure 1)are about 6 permanent professors, 3 postdoctoral Ramon and Cajal fellows, 8 doctorate scholarship holders and up to 30 students pursuing their PhD or Master degree. The group shares scientific projects,facilities and support structure. A continued policy to combine efforts has allowed to furnish the lab with equipment of measurement, characterization and microweld for devices from 100 MHz to 75 GHz andwith an anechoic chamber with a roll over azimuth positioner system with a 5 meter distance between Antenna Under Test (AUT) and probe. The chamber is operative from 1 GHz to 40 GHz and has 8x8x10 m3dimensions. Since 1980 the work at the AntennaLab has been translated in 102 international publications in indexed journals, 208 conference papers and 35 doctoral thesis. More detailed information is available at www.tsc.upc.edu/eef.
Member Buon Kiong Lau Sweden n/a..
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Member Neus Vidal Spain The Radiofrequency group of the University of Barcelona (GRAF) has more than 15 years of experience in the design, analysis and optimization of components, circuit building blocks and systemmodules for RF applications…
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Abstract: The Radiofrequency group of the University of Barcelona (GRAF) has more than 15 years of experience in the design, analysis and optimization of components, circuit building blocks and system modules for RFapplications. GRAF has an international reputation for innovative methods to improve the performance of RF passive components, especially inductors and transformers. Since 2010 research interest of the groupexpanded to the field of small antennas for biomedical applications. Special attention is paid to the system in package integration of compact modules including the antennas and embedded electronics forsensing and processing. The GRAF laboratory is equipped with frequency and time domain equipment up to 26.5 GHz, a probe station for on water measurements, a fully anechoic chamber for testing up to 18 GHzand computer facilities for electromagnetic simulation and circuit/system design and optimization. More detailed information is available at http://www.el.ub.edu/index.php/en/research/graf-group-of-radio-frequency.
Member António A. Moreira Portugal Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT) is a private, non-profit Portuguese nationwide organization. ..
Participants:Carlos Fernandes, Custódio Peixeiro, Jorge Costa, Nuno Pires, Mohsen Koohestani
Abstract: Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT) is a private, non-profit Portuguese nationwide organization. IT is a partnership of eight institutions with research and development in the field of Telecommunications: IST- Técnico Lisboa; UA – Universidade de Aveiro; UC – Universidade de Coimbra; PTIn – Portugal Telecom Inovação, S.A.; NSN – Nokia Siemens Networks; UBI – Universidade da Beira Interior; UP – Universidade doPorto; and ISCTE – IUL – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa. IT site in Lisbon is located at IST – Técnico Lisboa, the largest and most reputed school of Engineering, Science and Technology and Architecture in Portugal. Scientific expertise spans: Wireless Communications; Optical Communications; Networks and Multimedia; Basic Sciences and Enabling Technologies. IT research staff includes about 200 PhD holders, 200 PhD students and 200 MSc students. Advanced laboratory facilities support applied research, which is carried in the framework of national andinternational projects in cooperation with peer institutions worldwide. Yearly, IT is involved in more than 170 projects with competitive funding and scientific output exceeds 40 books and book chapters, 250papers in international scientific peer refereed journals, 450 papers in conferences and more than 10 filed patents. More detailed information is available at http://www.it.pt/.
Member Werner L. Schroeder Germany The Enginering Campus of RheinMain University of Applied Sciences is located in Ruesselsheim in the center of Germany…
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Abstract: The Enginering Campus of RheinMain University of Applied Sciences is located in Ruesselsheim in the center of Germany. The research activities of the RF & EMC department have a focus on antenna and RFfront-end solutions for mobile communications and related measurement methods. Industry funded and publicly funded projects cover miniaturization of MIMO antenna systems, reconfigurable and tunable antennasystem, MIMO Over-the-Air test methods for User Equipment, antenna solutions for Cognitive Radio and EMC aspects. For more details on current research projects and equipment please see http://www.hs-rm.de/rf-emc . More detailed information is available at http://www.hs-rm.de/rf-emc.
Member Ladislau Matekovits, Prof. Mario Orefice Italy n/a..
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Member Juraj Bartolic Croatia n/a..
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Member Dr. John C. Batchelor England The University of Kent 100km South East of London and has 20,000 students…
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Abstract: The University of Kent 100km South East of London and has 20,000 students. The Antennas group at Kent was founded in 1968 by Prof Ted Parker. In small Antennas, we are active in Body-Centric Communications, RFID and passive Sensing, EBG and 2D and 3D Digital Fabrication of Radiating Structures. The group currently has 6 academics. Our primary focus is on wireless technologies for healthcare, rehabilitation and security. Our particular expertise is in ultra-low profile RFID tagging on challenging surfaces including skin, disguised worn antennas and animated human avatar models. Our equipment at Kent includes a cluster of powerful servers for electromagnetic simulation and an anechoic chamber from 400MHz – 110GHz with CATR and near-field measurement. More detailed information is available at https://www.eda.kent.ac.uk/research/theme_detail.aspx?gid=2 <https://www.eda.kent.ac.uk/research/theme_detail.aspx?gid=2&tid=18> &tid=18 . More detailed information is available at https://www.eda.kent.ac.uk/research/theme_detail.aspx?gid=2&tid=18.
Member Jasmin Grosinger Austria The RFID Technologies group is part of the Microwave Technologies group of the Institute of Microwave and Photonic Engineering at Graz University of Technology in Austria (www.ihf.tugraz.at)..
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Abstract: The RFID Technologies group is part of the Microwave Technologies group of the Institute of Microwave and Photonic Engineering at Graz University of Technology in Austria(www.ihf.tugraz.at). The group works on radio frequency identification (RFID) topics. RFID is a fast growing technology and paves the way for various new applications in low-power contactless communication systems. Additionally, RFID plays an important role for various companies in the Graz region. Approximately 50% of all RFID chips in global use have been developed in the Graz region. More detailed information is available at www.ihf.tugraz.at.
Application Pending Prof. Hubregt J. Visser Netherlands Hubregt J. Visser received the M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), The Netherlands, in 1989…
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Abstract: Hubregt J. Visser received the M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), The Netherlands, in 1989. In 1990 he joined TNO Physics and Electronics Laboratory, The Hague, The Netherlands. He has participated in several projects concerning near-field antenna measurements, monolithic microwave integrated circuits design, and phased-array antenna design. In 2001 he joined TNO Science and Industry, Eindhoven, The Netherlands where he has been involved in antenna miniaturization projects. In 2009 he joined the Holst Centre as an employee of Imec working on wireless energy transfer. In 2009 he obtained a Ph.D. degree from Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. Since 2014, he is appointed as professor at TU/e for the chair ‘Wireless Data and Power Transfer for Miniature and Environement-Independent Electronics’. Hubregt is author of the books ‘Array and Phased Array Antenna Basics’ (Wiley, 2005), ‘Approximate Antenna Analysis for CAD’ (Wiley, 2009) and `Antenna Theory and Applications’ (Wiley, 2012). More detailed information is available at http://www.tue.nl/.