School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering


Dr Robert Seager BSc, MPhil, MIET, SMIEEE

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Senior Lecturer in Communications

Born in Botswana and schooled in Africa, Rob studied Electronics at Bangor University in Wales, before working with Hewlett Packard Ltd in Scotland. After Postgraduate studies in Bangor he moved to Loughborough as a Lecturer and has remained there ever since. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in Communications. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a Member of the IET as well as being a Senior Fellow of the HEA.

1976 - 1978 Analogue Design Engineer at Hewlett Packard Ltd in South Queensferry, West Lothian, Scotland

Currently, active research links exist with UDK, Berlin and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Current Research areas include -

  • Textile systems including Frequency Selective Surfaces, embedded circuits, sensor systems, substrate integrated waveguides and antennas.

Past Research interests include -

  • Microwave Device Packaging
  • 3-D antenna arrays
  • Switched antenna systems
  • Polarisation dependent surfaces
  • Propagation control within buildings
  • Antennas
  • Tunable and switchable microwave filters
  • Fabric antennas and systems
  • Frequency Selective Surfaces

Currently, Rob teaches electromagnetics theory to the first year in two modules, Electronic Circuits and Electrical Science. He teaches the following topics in later years -

  •     Second year Communications
  •     Microwave Communications Systems to third year
  •     Microwave Circuits to finalist MEng
  •     Microwave Integrated Circuit Design for MSc. students.

Rob is Programme Director of the Electronic and Electrical Engineering MSc. At Loughborough.