Dr Alexandros Feresidis


Senior Lecturer in Communications Engineering
Royal Academy of Engineering/ Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellow

School of Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering


Contact details

University of Birmingham
B15 2TT


Alexandros Feresidis is a Senior Lecturer in Wireless Communications within the department. He leads research on electromagnetic metamaterial structures and their applications on  antennas,  microwave, mm-wave and THz circuits. He is an expert on the analysis and design of artificial periodic metamaterials, electromagnetic band gap (EBG) structures and frequency selective surfaces (FSS), high-gain and base station antennas, leaky wave antennas, small/compact antennas, computational electromagnetics, microwave/mm-wave/THz circuits and medical imaging systems.

He has authored three book chapters on artificial electromagnetic surfaces and has published over 100 papers in peer reviewed international journals and conference proceedings. He has also presented a number of invited papers and seminars in international conferences and European PhD schools, He has been a member of organising and technical committees and chaired sessions in international conferences. He is a regular reviewer for several IEEE, IET and IoP journals and the UK EPSRC. His research has been funded primarily by EPSRC, MRC and Ofcom.


  • PhD in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Loughborough University, UK, 2002.
  • MSc(Eng) in Radio Communications and High Frequency Engineering, University of Leeds, UK, 1998.
  • BSc (Ptychion) in Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 1997.


Alexandros Feresidis received the Physics degree from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1997, and the MSc(Eng) in Radio Communications and High Frequency Engineering from the University of Leeds, UK, in 1998. In 2002, he obtained the Ph.D. in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from Loughborough University, UK, for his work on high-gain planar antennas using passive periodic surfaces.

In 2002, he was a research associate and in the same year he was appointed Lecturer in Wireless Communications in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Loughborough University. In 2006, he was promoted to Senior Lecturer in the same department. In 2011, he joined the School of Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Birmingham. He is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers, USA.


Teaching Programmes

  • RF and Microwave Circuits (4th year and MSc)
  • Communication Networks (4th year and MSc)

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Feresidis supervises research on electromagnetic metamaterials, antennas for mobile and wireless communications,  mm-wave and THz antennas and circuits.

If you are interested to study for a PhD in these areas please contact Dr Feresidis directly.

Current PhD projects:

  • Kostantinos Konstantinidis, “Metamaterials-based high gain antennas”
  • Marina Mavridou, “Tunable metamaterials and antennas”

Past PhD projects:

  • George Apostolopoulos, “Miniaturised metallodielectric periodic structures for electromagnetic band gap materials and antenna applications” Awarded Dec. 2006.
  • Yunchuan Guo, “Analysis and design of novel electromagnetic metamaterials using advanced numerical techniques.” Awarded July 2006
  • Shenhong Wang, “High-gain Planar Resonant Cavity Antennas Using Metamaterial Surfaces”. Awarded July 2006
  • George Palikaras, “Cylindrical-conformal meta-surfaces for WLAN and base station antenna applications”, writing-up
  • Titos Kokkinos, "Analysis and design of metamaterial-inspired microwave structures and antenna applications", Awarded 2009
  • Qian Li, "Mutual coupling reduction between MIMO antennas for compact wireless terminals", writing up.


Research themes

  • Metamaterials and applications (FSS, EBG, AMC, LHM structures)
  • Antennas (mobile, wireless networks, base station, mm-wave and THz)
  • Passive and tunable microwave, mm-wave, THz circuits.

Other activities

  • EPSRC Peer Review College Member
  • Senior Member of IEEE
  • Regular reviewer for IEEE Transactions and Letters, IET Proceedings and the UK EPSRC
  • Involved in international conferences as Technical program committee member, session organiser and session chair.


Selected Publications

A. P. Feresidis, G. Goussetis, A. Yakovlev, C. Simovski, “High Impedance Surfaces: Applications”, Book Chapter 21 in Metamaterials Handbook, vol. 2: Applications of Metamaterials, edited by Filippo Capolino, CRC Press, October 2009. [Collaboration with Queen's University Belfast, University of Helsinki, University of Mississippi]

C. Mateo-Segura, M. Garcia-Vigueras, G. Goussetis, A. P. Feresidis, J. L Gomez-Tornero, “A Simple Technique for the Dispersion Analysis of Fabry-Perot Cavity Leaky-Wave Antennas,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol.60, no 2, pp. 803-810, Feb. 2012. [Collaboration with University of Cartagena, Spain]

A. P. Feresidis, Q. Li, “Miniaturised Slits for Decoupling PIFA Array Elements on Handheld Devices,” IET Electronics Letters, vol. 48, no 6, pp. 310-312, 2012

C. Mateo-Segura, G. Goussetis, and A. P. Feresidis, “Sub-Wavelength Profile 2-D Leaky-Wave Antennas with Two Periodic Layers,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol.59, no 2, pp. 416-424, Feb. 2011

T. Kokkinos, and A. P. Feresidis, “Low-Profile Folded Monopoles with Embedded Planar Metamaterial Phase-Shifting Lines,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 57, no 10, pp. 2997-3008, Oct. 2009.

J. R. Kelly, and A. P. Feresidis, “Array Antenna With Increased Element Separation Based on a Fabry–Pérot Resonant Cavity With AMC Walls,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 57, no. 3, pp. 682-687, March 2009.

J. R. Kelly, T. Kokkinos, and A. P. Feresidis, “Analysis and Design of Sub-wavelength Resonant Cavity Type 2-D Leaky-Wave Antennas,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 56, no 9, pp. 2817-2825, Sept. 2008.

P. Kosmas, A. P. Feresidis, and G. Goussetis, “Periodic FDTD analysis of a 2-D leaky-wave planar antenna based on dipole frequency selective surfaces,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 55, no 7, pp. 2006-2012, July 2007.

G. Goussetis, A. P. Feresidis, and R. Cheung, “Quality factor assessment of subwavelength resonant microcavities at FIR”, Institute of Physics J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 9 (2007), pp. 355-360. [Collaboration with University of Edinburgh]

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