Professor Lancaster was invited to join the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques (MTT) Society International Microwave Symposium (IMS) technical program committee and has served on this for six years. He has had a similar time on the European Microwave Conference Technical Committee, chairing subcommittees of both societies on several occasions.
Professor Lancaster has had many invitations to speak at conferences and limit this to one or two per year. He was organiser of workshops in Malaysia (APACE’03), Paris (EuMC), Korea (ICE-2005), Manchester (EuMc) and Joint organiser and co-chair of the 2006 biannual HTSHFF conference at Cardiff University. He has had appointments on seven committee chairs (Malaysia, USA, Ukraine, Korea, UK, Canada). In addition was invited to give short courses in Malaysia (APACE-03), Finland (SCENET-05,) Italy (SCNET-06) and has been chair of conference sessions in Switzerland, USA, Japan, Austria, France and in addition to the above has given eight invited lecturers across the world. In addition he has have reviewed grant applications Hong Kong, Ireland, Holland, India, Singapore and was consultant on the NATO Science for Peace program (2001-2004).