Dr Stephen Hanham BSc BE(Hons) PhD MIEEE

Dr Stephen Hanham

Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering
Senior Birmingham Fellow

Contact details

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

Stephen Hanham currently holds the position of Senior Birmingham Fellow in the Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Birmingham. He is a member of the Emerging Device Technology (EDT), Antennas and Applied Electromagnetics Laboratory (AAEL) and Metamaterials Engineering Laboratory research groups.

Stephen has over 60 publications in scientific journals, international conferences and book chapters spanning the fields of electronic engineering, physics and material science. His main area of expertise lies in terahertz and microwave technologies for sensing applications.

He is a regular reviewer for numerous scientific publications including Nature Publications Group, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, American Chemical Society and Advanced Optical Materials.

Qualifications

  • Member of the IEEE
  • PhD in Electrical and Information Engineering, University of Sydney, Australia, 2010
  • BE in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with first class honours, University of Western Australia, Australia 2004
  • BSc in Science, University of Western Australia, Australia, 2004

Biography

Stephen Hanham received the BE (Hons) and BSc degrees from the University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia in 2004 and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Information Engineering from the University of Sydney, Australia in 2010.

From 2008 to 2010 he was a Research Project Officer and later a Systems Engineer at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) in Sydney, Australia working on THz antennas and detectors, mobile satellite terminals and radio telescope antenna systems.

From 2010 to 2017, he worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate and later as an Experienced Researcher in the Physics and Material Science Departments at Imperial College London, UK. Whilst there, his research examined biological applications of terahertz radiation as well as various aspects of terahertz plasmonics, metamaterials, two dimensional materials and dielectric resonators.

In 2012 and 2013, he was the recipient of Research Excellence Grants from the European Metrology Research Programme to investigate metrological aspects of microwave near-field imaging.

In 2017, he moved to the University of Birmingham to take up the position of Senior Birmingham Fellow in the Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering.

In addition to his work at the University of Birmingham, Stephen holds an Honorary Lectureship in the Department of Materials at Imperial College London and a Visiting Researcher position in the Department of Physics, Imperial College London.

Postgraduate supervision

Applications from good students are always welcome. For a full list of available opportunities, please visit the Department for Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering Postgraduate doctoral research programmes page.

Research

Stephen’s research has focused on developing the technologies that enable terahertz and microwave sensing, particularly at the sub-wavelength scale. His research has the following themes:
    
•    High quality-factor dielectric resonators for sensing applications
•    mm-wave and terahertz antennas and antenna arrays
•    Terahertz plasmonics
•    Near-field terahertz and microwave scanning microscopy
•    Biological applications of terahertz radiation
•    Terahertz devices utilising two-dimensional materials
•    Photonic crystals and metamaterials

Other activities

  • Member of IEEE
  • Member of the IEEE MTT-S Technical Committee 10 - Biological Effects and Medical Applications of Microwave Radiation
  • Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, IEEE Transactions on Microwave, Theory and Techniques, IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, ACS Photonics, Nature Scientific Reports, Advanced Optical Materials

Publications

A complete listing of Stephen’s publications is available on Google Scholar.

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