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... Afonso Manuel dos Santos Barbosa

Senior Researcher

Afonso Barbosa

Academic position: Full Professor
Joining date: 10-04-1992
Roles in IT: Senior Researcher
Scientific Area: Wireless Communications
Group: Antennas and Propagation – Lx

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Address: IT – Lisboa
Instituto Superior Técnico - Torre Norte - Piso 10
Av. Rovisco Pais, 1
1049 - 001 Lisboa
Tel: +351 21 841 84 54
Fax: +351 21 841 84 72

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Scientific Achievements

  • Agregação, Instituto Superior Técnico, 29-07-1992
  • PhD, Instituto Superior Técnico, 13-04-1984
  • MSc, NUFFIC, 19-02-1974
  • Licenciatura, Instituto Superior Técnico, 30-09-1972
  • Electromagnetic wave theory and applications with emphasis on complex media
  • Guided wave propagation
  • Microwave field theory and devices
  • Electromagnetics Academy,MIT, 01-01-1995, Fellow
  • Instituto Superior Técnico, 01-01-1995, Professor Catedrático
  • AMTA,Antenna Measurement Techniques Association, 01-01-1989, Member
  • Optical Society of America, 01-01-1987, Membro
  • Ordem dos Engenheiros, 23-07-1981, Membro
  • IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 01-01-1980, Senior Member
  • A. Topa, C. R. Paiva, A. Barbosa, Dispersion and losses in metamaterial DNG H-guides, Chapter in, Metamaterials and Plasmonics: Fundamentals, Modelling and Applications, S. Zouhdi, A. Sihvola, and A. Vinogradov, Springer, 2009
  • A. Topa, C. R. Paiva, A. Barbosa, Electromagnetic Wave Propagation in Omega Waveguides:Discrete Complex Modes and Application to a Ridge Waveguide, Chapter in, Progress in Electromagnetic Research, J. A. Kong, EMW Publishing, Cambridge, Massachussets, 2004
  • A. Topa, C. R. Paiva, A. Barbosa, Surface and Leaky Modes of Multilayered Omega Structures, Chapter in, Advances in Electromagnetics of Complex Media and Metamaterials, Saïd Zouhdi, Ari Sihvola, and Mohamed Arsalane, Kluwer Academic, Dordrecht, Netherlands, 2002
  • A. Topa, C. R. Paiva, A. Barbosa, Complete Spectral Representation for the Electromagnetic Field of Planar Multilayered Waveguides Containing Pseudochiral Omega Media, Chapter in, Progress In Electromagnetic Research, J. A. Kong, EMW Publishing, Cambridge, Massachussets, 1998

Closed Projects9

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
ACE Antenna Centre of Excellence EU/FP6 30-01-2004 31-12-2007
CHIRAL 2D and 3D Chiral and Omega Structures:Guidance,Leakage and Radiation Behaviour FCT/POSI 01-02-2002 30-09-2005
COMPACT Compact Range for millimeter wave antenna measurements using dielectric lenses FCT/POCTI 02-01-2003 28-02-2005
COST 284 Innovative Antennas for Emerging Terrestrial and Space-Based Applications ESF/COST 21-02-2002 04-10-2006
FS Fiber Solitons: Propagation, Amplification and Switching FCT/POSI 01-10-2000 01-10-2004
IMP IMP - Instituto Marítimo Portuário EID 03-04-2002 19-04-2002
MEIOS ARTIFICIAIS Propagation and Radiation in Complex Media Using Planar Technology CRUP 01-01-2002 31-12-2003
MICROCELLS Wideband mobile communications in microcells:propagation models and antenna design JNICT/STRADA 01-03-1992 27-03-1995
Non Linear and Chiroguides Microwave and optical devices for transmission and switching using linear and nonlinear media FCT/PRAXIS 15-05-1997 21-02-2001
  • S.A. Matos, C. R. Paiva, A. Barbosa, Honorable mention from the Student Paper Contest associated with the 2009 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, A Spacetime Algebra Approach to Moving Bi-Isotropic Media, 01-06-2009
  • S.A. Matos, C. R. Paiva, A. Barbosa, Beyond Isotropic Metamaterials: From Anisotropic to Bianisotropic Media Using the Geometric Perspective Provided by Clifford Algebra, Invited Talks, 01-07-2009
  • A. Barbosa, PIRM 2001-Problems of Interaction of Radiation with Matter, Member of Technical Committee, 29-10-2001
  • A. Barbosa, A. Topa, 8th International Conference on Electromagnetics of Complex Media-BIANISOTROPICS 2000, Editor of Conference Proceedings, ISBN 972-98115-1-2, 01-09-2000
  • A. Barbosa, COST 260-Smart Antennas-CAD and Technology, National Delegate, 01-07-1997
  • A. Barbosa, COST 245-Active Phased Arrays and Array Fed Antennas, National Delegate, 01-01-1993
  • A. Barbosa, IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference-MELECON'89, Editor of Conference Proceedings, 01-09-1989
  • A. Barbosa, URSI-Commission B-Fields and Waves, National Delegate, 01-06-1989
  • A. Barbosa, COST 223-Active Array Antennas for Future Satellite and Terrestrial Communications, National Delegate, 01-01-1989
  • A. Barbosa, COST 213-Electronically Steerable Phased Array Antennas for Future Satellite and Terrestrial Communications, National Delegate, 01-06-1987
  • URSI International Symp. in Electromagnetic Theory, 2010
  • BIANISOTROPICS 2000-8th Internacional Conference on Electromagnetics of Complex Media, Conference Chairman, 2000
  • Conference on Telecommunications-ConfTele 99, Technical Programme Chairman, 1999
  • IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference,MELECON´89, Technical Programme Chairman, 1989
  • IEEE Trans. on Antennas and Propagation
    2014, 2 review(s); 2013, 4 review(s); 2012, 3 review(s); 2011, 5 review(s); 2010, 8 review(s); 2009, 2 review(s); 2008, 1 review(s); 2007, 1 review(s); 2006, 2 review(s); 2005, 2 review(s); 2002, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters
    2011, 1 review(s); 2010, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Trans. on Microwave Theory and Tech.
    2014, 1 review(s); 2010, 2 review(s); 2009, 2 review(s); 2008, 1 review(s); 2007, 1 review(s); 2006, 3 review(s); 2005, 2 review(s); 2004, 1 review(s); 2000, 1 review(s);
  • IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation
    2009, 1 review(s); 2008, 2 review(s); 2006, 4 review(s); 1995, 1 review(s); 1994, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Microwave Guidded Wave Letters
    1999, 1 review(s);
  • Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications
    1999, 1 review(s); 1996, 2 review(s); 1992, 1 review(s);
  • Radio Science
    1998, 1 review(s);
  • Progress In Electromagnetics Research - PIER
    2011, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Microwave Magazine
    2011, 1 review(s);
  • European Microwave Week/European Microwave Conf.
    2013, 1 review(s); 2011, 2 review(s); 2010, 1 review(s); 2009, 1 review(s); 2008, 1 review(s); 2007, 1 review(s); 2006, 1 review(s); 2005, 1 review(s);
  • URSI International Symp. in Electromagnetic Theory
    2010, 1 review(s);