The Antennas and Metamaterials Engineering group at the University of Birmingham, UK, is leading research in mm-wave and THz antennas and metasurfaces for the next generation of dynamically beam steered antennas and intelligent reflecting surfaces. We have over 20 years expertise in antennas, microwave/mm-wave/THz circuits, tuning technologies and metasurfaces/metamaterials designs. We have testing equipment covering all bands from RF to 1 THz, including a 1.1THz VNA with a quai-optical table for free space characterisation of antennas and metasurfaces. We have microfabrication facilities and fabrication expertise for mm-wave THz antennas/metasurfaces/feeding lines etc.
We are happy to contribute to projects that need the development and use of beam-steered antennas, dynamically reconfigurable antennas/metasurfaces and intelligent reflecting surfaces at mm-wave and sub-THz bands. We work on novel design concepts as well as novel material/tuning technologies, as well as more conventional antenna design techniques.
Founded in 1900, the University of Birmingham (UoB) is one of the leading research-based universities in the United Kingdom; the breadth of research expertise is a distinctive characteristic of the University. The last UK Research Assessment Exercise in 2014 confirmed that 87% of the University’s research has global reach, meaning it is recognised internationally in terms of its originality, significance and rigour. The University of Birmingham has extensive experience of EU collaboration and partnerships and in-depth expertise of Framework Programme matters including management, reporting and auditing.