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Senad Bulja

Funded Investigator


Dr Senad Bulja is a Funded Investigator at CONNECT and Principal Scientist with Tyndall National Institute, in charge of creating a Radio Frequency (RF) Hardware research team.

Previously, from 2010 until 2020, he was with Nokia Bell Labs, where he was Senior Research Scientist. There, he led the research effort in the research and development of low-profile resonators and filters and the discovery of dielectric tunability of inorganic electro-chromic materials and RF switching capability of transition metal oxides. His research work on cavity filters was successfully introduced in Nokia’s future technology roadmap. He received numerous awards, such as the Nokia patent awards in 2020 for being the “top and leading inventor in implementation patent filings”. His current research interests encompass new tunable RF dielectric and optical media, RF filters, RF amplifiers, specialized antennas, complete RF transceivers and a plethora of RF passive and active devices (attenuators, couplers and phase shifters) up to 300 GHz.

He received his Ph.D. in 2007 in RF Engineering from Essex University, United Kingdom. He has authored/co-authored over 70 papers in international journals and conference proceedings and holds over 70 patents in the area of electromagnetics and wireless telecommunications. He is Fellow of the IET, senior member of the IEEE and a chartered engineer.


Funded Investigator Tyndall National Institute