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Abel Zandamela

PhD Researcher


Abel Zandamela is a PhD Researcher at CONNECT in Trinity College Dublin.

Abel received his BE degree in Information Engineering from South China University of Technology (SCUT) in 2017, and his M.Eng. in Electrical and Software Systems Engineering from the Sirindhorn International Thai-German Graduate School of Engineering (TGGS), King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB) in 2019. In 2018 – 2020 he studied at the Institute of High Frequency Technology (IHF) of RWTH Aachen University, Germany, working on compact pattern reconfigurable antennas, antenna miniaturization, leaky-wave antennas and dielectric image lines. The visit was funded by DAAD scholarship.

Abel is a PhD candidate within the Wireless Engineering and Complexity Science (WhyCOM) group at Trinity College Dublin. He is funded by Science Foundation Ireland through the project “Wireless Physical Layer Cryptography for Post-Quantum Internet of Things using Antenna-Channel Interaction”. Currently, he is investigating advanced pattern reconfigurable antennas to enhance wireless physical-layer security. His research interests include: Pattern reconfigurable antennas, Direction Modulation (DM), Software Defined Radio (SDR), Angle of Arrival estimation, Antenna Miniaturization, Leaky-wave antennas (LWAs), MIMO communications.


PhD Researcher Trinity College Dublin TCD