Broadband and Wireless Communications

The research activities of the group are directed towards components, technologies and techniques and subsystems for high-frequency, high bit-rate wireless systems operating from RF to THz frequencies.

The group is actively involved in national and international projects and has an international reputation. The group is well equipped with a wide range of laboratory and computing facilities and diverse software packages for teaching and research support. Both commercial and in-house software tools enable designing of microwave, RF, optoelectronics and antenna systems and then testing them with network and spectrum analysers (up to 300 GHz), on-wafer prober, and high quality anechoic chambers. The main anechoic chamber has been recently completely refurbished at a cost of £400,000. Its operating frequency range is from 500MHz to 80 GHz. Full workshop facilities include a PCB/printed antenna milling machine for producing printed antennas and circuits.

Some members of the group also form part of the Centre for Photonics, which has been formed to exploit synergies between the applied optics research in the School of Physical Sciences and the photonics work in the department. The Centre is to be located within the Electronics Building.

Optical Communications Research

Research Areas

Group Members

Staff - BWC

Staff NameJob TitleSubject
Batchelor JCReader in Antenna TechnologyAntennas, Passive Wireless Sensing, RFID, RF materials
Gomes NReader in Broadband CommunicationsOptical Communications
Oven RLecturer in Electronic EngineeringSolid State Electronics
Parker EAEmeritus Professor of Radio CommunicationsFrequency Selective Surfaces, Antennas
Sobhy MIEmeritus Professor of ElectronicsMicrowave Engineering, Solid State Electronics
Young PRSenior Lecturer in Electronic EngineeringMicrowave Engineering, Antennas
Wang JProfessor of TelecommunicationsWireless Mobile Communications
Davies PAEmeritus ProfessorOptical Communications
Taylor PResearch AssociateWorking with Dr. Batchelor
Haxha SHonorary ResearcherOptical Communications
Nkansah AGHonorary Research AssociateWith Dr. Gomes
Osman HVisiting Research AssociateULOOP - FP7 Grant 230 322217
Ziai MAResearch AssociateEPSRC Grant 230 25874 - Digital Fabrication of UHF Electromagnetic Structures
Zhu HLecturer in CommunicationsWireless Communications and Networking
Alade TTLecturer in Mobile CommunicationsWireless Communications and Networking
Jastrzebski AKHonorary Reader in Electronic EngineeringMicrowaves, Wireless Communications, Electromagnetic Compatibility, Multimedia Systems
Gao SProfessor of RF/Microwave EngineeringAntennas, smart antennas, small antennas, phased array, MIMO, satellite antenna, RF/microwave/mm-wave/THz circuit, satellite communications, wireless power transfer and radars
Wang CLecturer in Electronic SystemsMicrowave Photonics, Biophotonics, Optical Sensing, Optical Communications
Sanz Izquierdo BLecturer in Electronic SystemsAntennas, microwaves
Xu PVisiting ResearcherWorking with Professor Wang
Assimakopoulos PResearch Associate 
Luo QResearch AssociateAntenna array; Reflectarray; Multiband Antenna; Antenna minimization
Qin FReseach Assistant 
Sklikas PSHonorary Research Associate 
Swaisaenyakorn SResearch Assistant 
Vieira LCHonorary Lecturer 
Collier RJHonorary Senior Research Fellow 
Zheng SVisiting Scholar 
Tang XVisiting Researcher 
Cai YMVisiting PhD Student 
Ng CCHGraduate Teaching Assistant 
Cole AJGraduate Teaching Assistant 
Ahmad EJGraduate Teaching Assistant 
Noor SGraduate Teaching Assistant 
Hepsaydir EVisiting Professor 
Ahmed QZLecturer in Communications 
Worley AVisiting ResearcherWorking with John Batchelor

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