School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering


Wireless Communications Research Group

The Wireless Communications Research Group (WiCR) undertakes research on a range of topics applicable to cutting edge wireless communications technology.

The research is primarily focused on antennas, microwave and (sub)mm-wave engineering, and metamaterial structures. With innovation at the centre of its ethos, the Group collaborates with a number of internationally leading companies and universities across the world.

We have a wide range of electromagnetic simulation and measurement facilities

General research areas include

  • Antennas
  • Propagation
  • Propagation in buildings
  • Small antennas
  • Fabric based antennas and systems
  • Frequency Selective Surfaces
  • Electromagnetic Bandgap Structures
  • Metamaterials
  • Heterogenous substrates
  • Leaky Wave Antennas
  • Planar and Conformal Antennas and Arrays
  • Mobile Communications Antennas
  • Microwave Filters
  • High Frequency Device Packaging
  • Mm-wave and Submm-wave (THz) antennas
  • Tunable antenna and filter systems
  • Bioelectromagnetics
  • Biomimetic Antennas
  • Polarisation Dependent EBG surfaces
  • Numerical modelling and simulation

Please see the profiles of the members of the group for recent publications.


University Teacher

Research Associates

Research Students

Lab Manager


  • Sheffield University
  • Manchester University
  • Queen’s University (Belfast)
  • University Hospitals Leicester
  • Cash’s
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • Signature Industries (Sarbe)
  • DSTL
  • University of Kiel
  • University of Patra, Greece
  • Technical University of Cartagena, Spain
  • 2D Leaky-wave high-gain antennas
  • 3D printed antennas and RF devices
  • Analysis and design of periodic meta-surfaces
  • Conical antennas with EBGs
  • Conformal/cylindrical antennas
  • Electromagnetic focusing structures for medical applications
  • Embroidered antennas
  • Energy harvesting - PhD Studentship currently available
  • Enhancing Networks and Wireless Research at Loughborough
  • Fabric based antennas
  • Frequency Selective Surfaces
  • Heterogeneous substrates
  • Inkjet printing
  • Logo antennas
  • Metamaterial based antennas
  • Meta-surface superstrates
  • Microwave sintering of materials
  • MIMO antennas
  • Next generation mobile antennas
  • Packaging of a photoconductive microwave switch
  • Power spectral density of UWB signals
  • Propagation control within buildings
  • Reconfigurable antennas
  • Reconfigurable microwave filters
  • Specific absorption rates with real hands
  • Specific absorption rates with metallic jewellery
  • Synthetic materials
  • Textile FSS
  • Ultra wideband monopole antenna
  • Vehicular antennas
  • Wideband Fractal Antennas


  • 2 anechoic chambers
  • Spectrum analysers up to 65GHz
  • Osciloscopes
  • EMPIRE and CST commerical electromagnetic software
  • In-house FDTD and TLM software
  • DASY4 - for specific absorption measurments
  • iSAR for fast specific absorption rate measurements
  • Specialised embroidery machine for wearable antennas
  • Dielectric measurement apparatus
  • Etching facilities

For more information please contact