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Scientific Area Coordinator

Carlos Fernandes

Academic position: Full Professor
Joining date: 04-10-1993
Roles in IT: Scientific Area Coordinator
Board of Directors
Scientific Area: Wireless Communications
Group: Antennas and Propagation – Lx

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Address: IT – Lisboa
Instituto Superior Técnico - Torre Norte - Piso 10
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1049 - 001 Lisboa
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Full Professor (2006) from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (DEEC) of Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), faculty of Engineering from the University of Lisbon. Obtained the PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering form IST in 1990. Past vice-president of DEEC/IST (2003-04). Member of the Board of Directors of Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT) since 2009, coordinator of its Wireless Communications Scientific Area, and Head of the Antennas and Propagation Group. Teaching chairs are in the fields of Antennas, Microwaves and Radiowave Propagation. He is Senior Member of the IEEE.

His research work spans millimeter-wave antennas for broadband communication systems, antennas for the internet of things based on RFID and UWB technology, antennas for body-area applications including medical applications, and metamaterials. He is the co-inventor of 5 patents, one of them protected worldwide and commercialized. He is co-author of one book, 3 book chapters and 250+ publications in international Journals and Conferences.

Scientific Achievements

  • Agregação, Instituto Superior Técnico, 01-01-2002
  • PhD, Instituto Superior Técnico, 13-11-1990
  • MSc, Instituto Superior Técnico, 07-06-1985
  • Licenciatura, Instituto Superior Técnico, 02-04-1980
  • IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 01-01-2008, Senior Member
  • Ordem dos Engenheiros, 12-04-1988, Especialista em Telecomunicações
  • Instituto Superior Técnico, 01-06-1980, Full Professor
Supervision of theses
  • Sub-6 and mm-wave antennas for cubesats , MSc Student, Artur de Almeida Alves, 10-2019
  • Microwave Imaging for Breast Scanning, MSc Student, Duarte Brandão Oliveira Fernandes, 10-2019
  • Reconfigurable antennas for 5G and IoT, MSc Student, Henrique Onofre Duarte Simões Piedade, 10-2019
  • New technologies for ground terminal satellite-on-the-move antennas, MSc Student, Christopher Alexander Xavier Edgley, 06-2019
  • Systems for breast tumor detection using microwave imaging, MSc Student, Catarina Alexandra Godinho Rebocho, 11-2018
  • Planar antennas for cubesat missions, MSc Student, Tomás Alexandre Saltão Almeida, 11-2018
  • Mm-wave antennas antennas for 5G applications, MSc Student, Ana Sofia Cabral Nunes, 10-2017
  • 3D Printed Planar Antennas for Mm-wave Multi-gigabit Loca-Area Networks, MSc Student, André Jorge Fortes Carrilho dos Reis Arraiano, 05-2017
  • Study of a universal planar antenna for ultrawide band applications, MSc Student, João Manuel de Almeida Monteiro Felício, 05-2014
  • Antenas impressas com tintas orgânicas para RFID passivo, MSc Student, Luís Carlos Caeiro Franco Vicente de Almeida, 11-2012
  • Antenas para redes de sensores corporais, MSc Student, André Generoso Santiago, 05-2012
  • Antenas para a nova geração de sistemas UWB-RFID, MSc Student, Valter Santos Matos, 05-2012
  • Efficiency Measurement of Broadband Antennas, MSc Student, António Miguel Castanheira Afonso de Almeida, 03-2011
  • Transparent Antennas for Advanced RFID Applications, MSc Student, Pedro Miguel Araujo Ambrosio Alvares Serrao, 03-2011
  • Study of Transparent Antennas for RFID, MSc Student, Maria Cristina Câmara Serra, 05-2010
  • Very Compact Integrated Lens Antennas for Quasi-Optical Applications, MSc Student, Ivo Rego, 09-2009
  • Mechanical Steerable Lens for Wireless Communications, MSc Student, Eduardo Jorge da Costa Brás Lima, 10-2008
  • RF Propagation in Complex Environments for Wireless Systems, MSc Student, António José Dionísio Varela, 09-2008
  • Development of RFID Antennas, MSc Student, Tatiana Sofia Sá Fernandes, 07-2008
  • Active Multi-Band Antenas for Mobile Communication Systems, MSc Student, Ridwan Nabi, 12-2007
  • Reconfigurable Antennas Using MEMS, MSc Student, Carla Sofia dos Reis Medeiros, 11-2007
  • Propagation Models for Complex Environments in Mobile Communications, MSc Student, Jorge Silva, 09-2007
  • Estudo do impacto das antenas no canal de propagação em comunicações móveis em ondas milimétricas, MSc Student, Luís Anunciada, 12-1999
  • Lens Antenna for Earth Observation Application, BSc Student, Ludovica Collaciani, 03-2006
  • Co-Siting of Communication Antennas and Wind Power Generators, BSc Student, Luca Fauro, 03-2000
  • Study of Wall Penetration Loss at the 5 GHz Band, BSc Student, Nuria Ruiz, 06-1999
  • Dielectric Lens Antenna for Wireless Local Area Network at 43 GHz, BSc Student, Mayte Fernandez, 06-1998
  • Conception d'une Lentille Dilectrique Destineé a des Mesures à la Surface Terrestre, BSc Student, David Lemaire, 06-1994
Co-Supervision of theses
  • Design of dual-band transmit arrays, Research Grant, Parinaz Naseri, 08-2017
  • Frequency Independent Patterns From Multiple Shell Lenses Fed by Leaky Wave Feeders, Research Grant, Ozan Yurduseven, 08-2014
  • Multi-beam transmit array, Research Grant, Enrique G. Plaza, 06-2014
  • Design of lenses for high bit-rate indoor data links, Research Grant, Aimeric Bisognin, 11-2013
  • Link Budget Issues of Implantable Antennas for Medical Telemetry, Research Grant, Asimenia Kiourti, 02-2013

Currently running projects5

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
ADAM_3D Additive Antenna Manufacturing FCT 01-06-2018 01-06-2021
COST CA17115 European network for advancing Electromagnetic hyperthermic medical technologies ESF/COST 04-09-2019 03-09-2022
EMERALD ElectroMagnetic imaging for a novel genERation of medicAL Devices EU/H2020 16-05-2018 31-07-2021
MWI-MedScan Microwave medical imaging IT 01-09-2014 01-08-2019
RESCuE-TOOL Radio coverage for emergency communication systems to operate under critical wildfire environments TOOL FCT 01-01-2019 28-02-2022

Closed Projects37

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
ACE Antenna Centre of Excellence EU/FP6 30-01-2004 31-12-2007
COMPACT Compact Range for millimeter wave antenna measurements using dielectric lenses FCT/POCTI 02-01-2003 28-02-2005
CO-SITE Co-siting of Wind Turbine Generators and Communication Antennas ICP-ANACOM 01-01-2000 31-12-2000
COST 284 Innovative Antennas for Emerging Terrestrial and Space-Based Applications ESF/COST 21-02-2002 04-10-2006
COST TD1301 Development of a European-based Collaborative Network to Accelerate Technological, Clinical and Commercialisation Progress in the Area of Medical Microwave Imaging ESF/COST 01-11-2013 01-11-2017
DielHorn Excitation of shielded dielectric horns FCT/PRAXIS 03-05-1999 04-07-2001
FLOWS Flexible Convergence of Wireless Standards and Services EU 01-10-2001 01-12-2004
GALACTIC Innovative GaAs MMICs and Avanced LTCC packaging technologies for multicomponents Ka Band subsystems EU 01-01-2002 31-12-2004
HeadSAR Head SAR Measurement System Specification ICP-ANACOM 01-07-2002 15-02-2003
HORA Disseminação horária IPQ 11-08-2004 30-01-2005
ILASH Integrated Lens Antenna Shaping ESA-ESTEC 01-09-2003 01-09-2007
ILENA Integration of Lenses and Planar Antennas FCT/POSI 01-10-2000 30-09-2004
IMP IMP - Instituto Marítimo Portuário EID 03-04-2002 19-04-2002
Incentivo/EEI/LA0008/2013 Incentivo 2013 FCT 01-01-2013 01-12-2013
Incentivo/EEI/LA0008/2014 Incentivo 2014 FCT 01-01-2014 01-03-2015
ITEM Technical Information on Exposure to Electromagnetic Radiation in Mobile Communications VODAFONE 01-11-2002 30-04-2004
KALens Compact Lens-Based Mechanically Steered Ka-Band user Terminal Antenna ESA-ESTEC 01-11-2013 01-10-2018
LENTILLES Benchmarking of Integrated Lens Antenna Design and Manufacturig FCT/PESSOA 01-01-2006 01-12-2009
MEIOS ARTIFICIAIS Propagation and Radiation in Complex Media Using Planar Technology CRUP 01-01-2002 31-12-2003
META-ID Spatially confined RFID detection with a metamaterial grid IT/LA 01-06-2011 01-12-2012
Metex Metamaterial with extreme permittivity IT/LA 01-12-2008 01-05-2010
MICROCELLS Wideband mobile communications in microcells:propagation models and antenna design JNICT/STRADA 01-03-1992 27-03-1995
mm-SatCom Millimeter Wave Antennas for Next-Generation Satellite Mass Services FCT/PTDC 01-07-2013 01-01-2016
NEWCOM++ Network of Excellence in Wireless Communications ++ EU/FP7 01-12-2007 01-12-2010
NEWFOCUS New Fromtiers im mm/sub-mm waves integrated dielectric focusing systems ESF/PESC 01-06-2010 01-06-2015
Nonlocal Non-local Metamaterials and Applications FCT/PTDC 01-01-2010 01-12-2012
Pest-OE/EEI/LA0008/2011 IT Laboratório Associado FCT 01-01-2011 01-12-2012
Pest-OE/EEI/LA0008/2013 IT Laboratório Associado FCT 01-01-2013 01-03-2015
RadioAire Estudo de Viabilidade do Centro de Radiocomunicações de Serra d'Aire ICP-ANACOM 01-10-1995 24-04-1997
RFID-Local Advanced Antennas for Radio Frequency Identification and Localization FCT/PTDC 01-01-2010 01-12-2012
RFID-Shelf RFID Smart Surfaces IT/LA, CreativeSystems, Vicaima 01-12-2006 01-03-2011
RFMLI Thermal Blanket with Low RF Reflectivity HPS-Portugal, ESA 01-11-2012 01-11-2015
R-META Reconfigurable Low-profile Antennas Using Metamaterials FCT/POSC 01-10-2005 30-09-2008
TRAP Trapping Light in Open Resonators IT/LA 01-04-2014 01-04-2016
UID/EEA/50008/2013 UID/EEA/50008/2013 FCT 01-04-2015 01-03-2018
VISTA COST IC1102 - Versatile, Integrated and Signal-aware Technologies for Antennas ESF/COST 01-12-2011 01-12-2015
Wi-mm Millimetre-wave wireless indoor link with automatic tracking antenna IT/LA 01-10-2008 01-10-2010
  • A. Zaric, Catarina C. Cruz, J.R. Costa, C. A. Fernandes, First Prize in 2014 IEEE AP-S Student Design Contest, International student competition organized by IEEE Antenna and Propagation Society in which 2-5 student teams propose, design and build antennas and a communication system for a specific application scenario., 01-07-2014
  • C. A. Fernandes, 2011 UTL/Santander Totta Award, Prize, in the Electrotechnical Engineering area, 01-12-2011
  • C. A. Fernandes, 2010 UTL/Santander Totta Award, Honorable mention, in the Electrotechnical Engineering area, 01-02-2011
  • J.R. Costa, E.B. Lima, C. A. Fernandes, CST University Publication Award 2010, The CST University Publication Award is an annual grant to university institutes and researchers for their work in the application of 3D EM field simulation., 01-12-2010
  • M. G. Silveirinha, C. A. Fernandes, “An Hybrid Method for the Calculation of the Band Structure of 2D Photonic Crystals, 3rd place in the Student Paper Contest held in the APS/URSI Symposium, San Antonio, Texas , USA June 2002, 17-07-2002
  • IEEE 2015 IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering 15EEEIC, Scientific Committee, 2017
  • IEEE 2015 IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering 15EEEIC, Scientific Committee, 2017
  • International Workshop on Antenna Technology - IWAT, Technical Programme Chairman, 2009
  • Conf. on Telecommunications - ConfTele, Scientific Committee, 2006
  • Conf. on Telecommunications - ConfTele, Organizing Committee, 2004
  • International Symp. on Antenna Technology and Appl Electromagnetics - ANTEM, Scientific Committee, 2004
  • Mathematical Techniques and Problems in Telecommunications, Organizing Committee, 2003
  • IEEE International Symp. on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Commun - PIMRC, Organizing Committee, 2002
  • Conf. on Telecommunications - ConfTele, Organizing Committee, 1999
  • IEEE Microwave Wireless and Components Letters
    2015, 1 review(s); 2014, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Trans. on Antennas and Propagation
    2014, 1 review(s); 2013, 1 review(s); 2011, 4 review(s); 2010, 1 review(s); 2009, 1 review(s); 2008, 1 review(s); 2007, 2 review(s); 2006, 2 review(s); 2005, 2 review(s); 2004, 1 review(s); 2003, 1 review(s); 2002, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters
    2014, 1 review(s); 2010, 1 review(s);
  • Intrnl. Journal of Antennas and Propagation
    2014, 1 review(s);
  • IET Microwaves Antennas & Propagation
    2006, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Trans. on Microwave Theory and Tech.
    2003, 1 review(s);
  • European Microwave Week/European Microwave Conf.
    2007, 1 review(s); 2005, 1 review(s); 2004, 1 review(s);

  • 2007, 1 review(s); 2005, 1 review(s);
  • European Conf. on Antennas & Propagation - EUCAP
    2010, 1 review(s); 2008, 1 review(s); 2007, 1 review(s);
  • ICC Wireless Communications
    2005, 1 review(s);
  • International Symp. on Antenna Technology and Appl Electromagnetics - ANTEM
    2005, 1 review(s);
  • IST Mobile and Wireless Communications Summit
    2005, 2 review(s);