Michail Antoniou was born in New York, U.S.A in 1982, and currently holds a dual (Greek-American) citizenship. He qualified with a BEng (Hons) in Electronic and Communications Engineering from the University of Birmingham in 2003. He went on to study for a PhD in Radar Systems in the same year, and was awarded his degree in 2007.
From 2006 until 2011 he was a Research Fellow at the Microwave Integrated Systems Laboratory (MISL), under Prof. Mike Cherniakov. From 2006-2008 he carried out research and development of a compact Forward Scattering Radar (FSR) network for situational awareness in ground operations. This work was funded by the EMRS DTC, under grant no. EMRS/DTC/2/65. A working prototype was demonstrated to members of the DTC board at the end of the project. From 2008-2010, he developed and tested the system prototype for a passive imaging radar using the Galileo satellites as transmitters and an airborne receiver. Airborne trials were conducted successfully and resulted in the first radar images in the world using this topology. This research was funded by the DTC under contract no. EMRS/DTC/1/27 for a period of three years. From 2010-2011 he was conducting research on engineering infrastructure monitoring using passive radar systems. This work is funded by EPSRC (grant no. EP/G056838/1) for four years and is in collaboration with the School of Civil Engineering and the Environment at Southampton University.
In 2011 Michail joined the School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering as a Lecturer in Communications Engineering, where he is building a number of research activities in the area of radar systems, while also contributing to teaching and administrative tasks.