Applied Electromagnetics

Our Applied Electromagnetics group’s research centres on electromagnetic waves and their application in electrical, electronic and optical engineering.

Applied Electromagnetics

Our research has supported advances in a variety of transformative products and services. Among them are antennas and systems for defence applications, high-speed next-generation wireless communications, and high-resolution ‘see through’ radar imaging.

Areas of particular focus include: 

  • microwave antennas and propagation
  • computational electromagnetics
  • metamaterials and metasurfaces
  • terahertz devices and communications and radar systems
  • photonics, nanoelectronics, quantum devices.

Our Applied Electromagnetics group aims to:

  • produce cutting-edge research on electromagnetic devices, and electromagnetic fields’ interaction with matter
  • develop electromagnetic devices and systems to serve next-generation technologies
  • generate graduates with industry-relevant research and development skills.

Our researchers

We have expertise across a wide range of areas. Many of our researchers are available to assist with research project supervision for Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy students

Research team Expertise
Professor Nelson Tansu Photonics; Nanoelectronics; Quantum devices; Semiconductor lasers
Professor Christophe Fumeaux Antennas and microwaves; RF-inspired micro- and nano-structures; Computational electromagnetics
Associate Professor Withawat Withayachumnankul Terahertz technology; Metamaterials; Terahertz communications
Associate  Professor Brian Ng Radar; Signal processing
Dr Shengjian Chen Wearable antennas
Dr Siti Nailah Mastura Zainarry Reconfigurable and wideband antenna
Dr  Morteza Shahpari Theoretical and numerical electromagnetics, antennas
Dr Alexe Bojovschi Antenna arrays
Dr Aliya Dewani Frequency-selective surfaces


We collaborate with various industry and government organisations, including:

Higher degrees by research

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