Paul A. Smith received the B.Sc. (with honours) from The University of Leeds, Leeds, U.K., in 1986, the M.Sc. degree in microwave engineering from Bradford University, Bradford, U.K., in 1989, and the Ph.D. degree in the microwave properties of High-Temperature Superconductors (HTS’s) from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), Manchester, U.K., in 1991.
From 1991 to 1993, he was a Research Fellow with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics with UMIST. In 1993, he joined the Interdisciplinary Research Centre (IRC) in Materials for High Performance Applications as a Research Fellow. He then worked for several years on mobile communications applications of HTS. In 1999 he left to join the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (DERA), Malvern, U.K., where he was involved with high-performance radar.
In 2001, he returned to The University of Birmingham, taking up a lectureship with the Department of Electrical, Electronic, and Systems Engineering. He has authored or coauthored papers in the field of microwave HTS’s and microwave dielectrics. He is currently involved with novel communication components and ferrite materials and devices.