School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering


Professor Yiannis Vardaxoglou BSc, PhD, CEng, FIET, FIEEE, FREng

Photo of Professor Yiannis Vardaxoglou


University education at University of Kent BSc Mathematical Physics (1982) and PhD Electronics (1985). Joined Loughborough University as a lecturer in 1988. Promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1992 and Professor in 1998.

Head/Dean of School 2006 - 2012.

Professional Affiliations

Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng)
Fellow of the Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (FIEEE)

External Activities

EPSRC College Member
Steering Committee member of European Conference on Antennas and propagation (EUCAP)

Chair : Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference (LAPC)

Broad Interests and Expertise

  • Wireless Communications
  • Fixed and mobile communication systems
  • Microwave and mm-wave engineering

Research Interests and Activities

  • Metamaterials
  • Frequency-selective surfaces
  • Antennas
  • Optical control of microwaves

Yiannis C. Vardaxoglou received the BSc degree in Mathematics (Mathematical Physics) in 1981 from the University of Kent at Canterbury and then at the same institution he researched towards a PhD, which he received in 1985.

He joined Loughborough University of Technology in 1988 as a Lecturer, was promoted to Senior Lecturer in January 1992 and in 1998 he was awarded a personal chair. He was the Head and the first Dean of the Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering School at Loughborough University from 2006 to 2012.

He established the Wireless Communications Research (WiCR) group at Loughborough University and founded the Centre for Mobile Communications Research. He has pioneered research, design and development of frequency selective surfaces (FSS) for communication systems, Metamaterials and low SAR antennas for mobile telephony and has commercially exploited a number of his innovations.

He has served as a consultant to various industries, holds 5 patents and is the Technical Director/Founder of Antrum Ltd (a University spinout company). He has attracted research funding from industry and has been awarded 20 EPSRC/EU research grants. He has published over 250 refereed journals and conference proceeding papers and has written a book on FSS.

He is past the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the IET’s Antennas and Propagation Professional Network in the UK and he chaired for 5 years the IEEE’s distinguish lecturer program of the Antennas and Propagation Society. He is a member of the EPSRC College in ICT and chaired the Executive Committee of Metamorphose, the EU FP6 NoE on Metamaterials. He was the General Chair of EuCAP’2007. He has chaired numerous IEE/IET events and has been in the Steering Committee of the IEE International Conferences on Antennas and Propagation and EuCAP’2006. He founded and is the Series Chair of the Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conferences (LAPC), which has been running since 2005.

He is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET), Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng) and fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (FIEEE).

Research into metamaterials for antenna applications, wearable systems and antennas (analysis and design) at all frequencies. Currently supervises 6 research students and 2 research assistants.

See BBC news clip on wearable systems,

Currently teaching Personal Radio Communications and Communication Channels modules.

Athena Swan Bronze award

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