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Biography

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Apostolos Georgiadis

Apostolos Georgiadis was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. He received his BS degree in physics and M.S. degree in telecommunications from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1993 and 1996, respectively. He received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, in 2002.


In 1995, he spent a semester with Radio Antenna Communications (R.A.C.), Milan Italy, where he was involved with Yagi antennas for UHF applications. In 2000, he spent three months with Telaxis Communications, South Deerfield, Massachusetts, where he assisted in the design and testing of a pillbox antenna for local multipoint distribution service (LMDS) applications. In 2002, he joined Global Communications Devices (GCD), North Andover, Massachusetts, where he was a systems engineer involved with CMOS transceivers for wireless network applications. In June 2003, he was with Bermai Inc., Minnetonka, Minnesota, where he was an RF/analog systems architect. In 2005, he joined the University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain as a researcher. While with the University of Cantabria, he collaborated with Advanced Communications Research and Development, S.A. (ACORDE S.A.), Santander, Spain, in the design of integrated CMOS voltage controlled oscillators (VCOs) for ultra-wideband (UWB) applications. Since 2007, he has been a senior research associate at Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), Barcelona, Spain, in the area of communications subsystems where he is involved in active antennas and antenna arrays and more recently with radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology and energy harvesting.


Dr.Georgiadis is an IEEE senior member. He was the recipient of a 1996 Fulbright Scholarship for graduate studies with the University of Massachusetts at Amherst; the 1997 and 1998 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award presented by the University of Massachusetts at Amherst; the1999, 2000 Eugene M. Isenberg Award presented by the Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts at Amherst; and the 2004 Juan de la Cierva Fellowship presented by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science. He is involved in a number of technical program committees and serves as a reviewer for several journals including IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, and IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques. He was the co-recipient of the EUCAP 2010 Best Student Paper Award and the ACES 2010 2nd Best Student Paper Award. He is the Chairman of COST Action IC0803, RF/Microwave communication subsystems for emerging wireless technologies (RFCSET), and he is the Coordinator of the Marie Curie Industry-Academia Pathways and Partnerships project Symbiotic Wireless Autonomous Powered system (SWAP).


Co-Author of Volume 11 of the Deep-Space Communications and Navigation Series:

Coupled-Oscillator Based Active-Array Antennas