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Matthias John

Research Fellow


Dr. Matthias John is a Research Fellow at the Antennas & High Frequency Research Centre at Dublin Institute of Technology. He joined the group in 2004, having received the Dipl.-Inf. (FH) degree in Telecommunications and Computer Science from the [external]Deutsche Telekom University of Applied Science Leipzig, Germany. He completed his PhD in November 2008.

He has worked on on subjects including Ultra Wideband Antennas, Evolutionary Optimization Techniques and Antenna Miniaturization. The optimisation techniques he developed are employed in the AHFR centre to optimise antennas for applications in most research areas.

Matthias has implemented genetic algorithms and other advanced evolutionary optimisation algorithms for various computing architectures in Matlab and Perl programming languages. He has also helped to develop and setup the AHFR Laboratory’s manufacturing and measurement systems, IT infrastructure and this website.

His research interests include:

  • Computationally efficient multi-objective evolutionary optimisation
  • Small-envelope ceramic surface mounted UWB antennas
  • Antenna shapes based on Bézier Spline functions
  • Directional UWB antennas
  • Genetic Algorithm Optimisation of wide-band printed monopoles and feed systems
  • Optimisation and miniaturisation of multi-band and wide-band printed elements
  • Pattern reconfigurable antennas
  • Design Principles of Antennas for Multi-band Reconfigurable Wireless Systems

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