Dr Alexandros Feresidis

Dr Alexandros Feresidis

Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering
Reader in Microwave and Metamaterials Engineering
Head of the Metamaterials Engineering Laboratory

Contact details

Address
Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Alexandros Feresidis is a Reader within the department, and also Head of the Metamaterials Engineering Laboratory. 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.

Qualifications

  • 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.

Biography

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 Systems Engineering, University of Birmingham. He is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers, USA.

Teaching

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

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.

Publications

Book chapters

[1] A. P. Feresidis, K. Konstantinidis, P. Gardner “Fabry-Perot Cavity Antennas” Chapter in Aperture antennas for mm and sub-mm wave applications, Springer, to appear in 2017.

[2] A. P. Feresidis, G. Goussetis, A. Yakovlev, C. Simovski, “High Impedance Surfaces: Applications”, Chapter 21 in Metamaterials Handbook, vol. 2: Applications of Metamaterials, edited by Filippo Capolino, CRC Press, Oct. 2009.

[3] G. Goussetis, A. P. Feresidis, A. Yakovlev, C. Simovski, “High Impedance Surfaces: Theory and design”, Chapter 31 in Metamaterials Handbook, vol.1: Theory and Phenomena of Metamaterials, edited by Filippo Capolino, CRC Press, Oct. 2009.

[4] A. P. Feresidis, G. Goussetis, J.C. Vardaxoglou, “Metallodielectric electromagnetic band gap surfaces and applications” Chapter 9 in Periodic Structures, Editors: M. Bozzi and L. Perregrini, Research Signpost, 2006, pp.241-270. ISBN: 81-308-0032-2 

Recent journal papers

K. Konstantinidis et al., "Low-THz Dielectric Lens Antenna With Integrated Waveguide Feed," in IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology, vol. 7, no. 5, pp. 572-581, Sept. 2017.

M. Mavridou, A. P. Feresidis, “Dynamically Reconfigurable High Impedance and Frequency Selective Meta-Surfaces Using Piezoelectric Actuators,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 64, no 12, pp. 5190 – 5197, Oct. 2016.

M. Mavridou, A. P. Feresidis, P. Gardner, “Tunable Double-Layer EBG Structures and Application to Antenna Isolation,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation vol. 64, no. 1, pp. 70-79, Jan. 2016.

M. Mavridou, K. Konstantinidis, A. P. Feresidis, “Continuously Tunable mm-Wave High Impedance Surface,” IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 15, pp. 1390-1393, April 2016.

K. Konstantinidis, A. P. Feresidis, “Broadband near-zero index metamaterials,” Journal of Optics 17 (10), 105104, Aug. 2015.

K. Konstantinidis, A. P. Feresidis, Y. Tian, X. Shang, M. J. Lancaster, “Micromachined terahertz Fabry–Perot cavity highly directive antennas,” IET Microw. Antennas Propag., vol. 9 (13), pp. 1436–1443, 2015.

K. Konstantinidis, A. P. Feresidis, P.S. Hall “Broadband Sub–Wavelength Profile High-Gain Antennas Based on Multi-layer Metasurfaces,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 63, no 1, pp. 423-427, Jan. 2015.

Q. Li, A. P. Feresidis, M. Mavridou and P. S. Hall, “Miniaturized Double-layer EBG Structures for Broadband Mutual Coupling Reduction between UWB monopole”, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, accepted, vol. 63, no 3, pp. 1168-1171, Mar. 2015

A. P. Feresidis, P. S. Hall, T. Jackson, P. Gardner, “Editorial - Emerging integrated reconfigurable antenna technologies” IET Microwaves Antennas and Propagation, Special Issue on emerging integrated reconfigurable antenna technologies, vol. 8 (11), Aug. 2014

M. Mavridou, A. P. Feresidis, P. Gardner, P. S. Hall, “Tunable millimetre-wave phase shifting surfaces using piezoelectric actuators, IET Microwaves Antennas and Propagation, Special Issue on emerging integrated reconfigurable antenna technologies, vol. 8 (11), pp. 829-834, Aug. 2014

K. Konstantinidis, A. P. Feresidis, and Peter S. Hall, “Multilayer Partially Reflective Surfaces for Broadband Fabry-Perot Cavity Antennas,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol.62, no 7, pp. 3474 - 3481, Jul. 2014

K. Konstantinidis, A. P. Feresidis, and Peter S. Hall, “Dual Subwavelength Fabry–Perot Cavities for Broadband Highly Directive Antennas,” IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 13, pp. 1184 - 1186, Jun. 2014

C. Mateo-Segura, A. P. Feresidis, and G. Goussetis, “Bandwidth Enhancement of 2-D Leaky-Wave Antennas With Double-Layer Periodic Surfaces,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol.62, no 2, pp. 586-593, Feb. 2014 

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