CEng, Senior Member IEEE
Room 503, Kevin Street Campus
Professor Max Ammann lectures at the Dublin Institute of Technology’s School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering and is the director of the Antennas & High Frequency Research Centre. He joined the DIT in 1986 following eight years of radio systems engineering and antenna design with TCL/Philips Radio Communications Systems in Dublin, where he was responsible for commissioning the Nationwide Communications Network for An Garda Síochána. He received his Ph.D. in antennas and propagation from Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland. He became a Chartered Engineer in 1986, a Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in 1996 and is now a Senior Member IEEE. He was appointed senior lecturer in 2003, honorary professor in 2012 and assistant Head of School in 2015.
His research interests broadly include electromagnetic theory, antenna miniaturization for terminal and ultra wideband applications, antennas for medical devices and the integration with photovoltaic systems. He has served as an expert to industry on various antenna technologies in the communications, medical, aviation and electronic security sectors in Ireland and abroad. He has in excess of 200 peer-reviewed papers published in journals and international conferences. Dr. Ammann’s team received various best paper awards at international conferences on Antennas and Propagation and several commercialization awards.
He sits on the management committee of the EU COST Action IC1102, “Versatile, Integrated, and Signal-aware Technologies for Antennas” (VISTA) and is active in the Antenna Sensors and Systems Work Group. As a member of the IEEE International Committee for Electromagnetic Safety, he participated in the revision of the IEEE Std C95.1, 2005 & 2012 standards for Safety Levels with Respect to Human Exposure to Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields, 3 kHz to 300 GHz.
He has chaired and organized special sessions on small antennas, UWB antennas and UWB Wireless Communication Systems at EuCAP and IEEE APS and chaired the Antennas and Propagation Track for the 65th IEEE VTC, Dublin 2007. He was the local chair for the October 2008 EU COST IC0603 workshop and meeting in Dublin. He is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Antennas & Wireless Propagation Letters since 2012.
His research interests include Electromagnetic Theory, Antenna Miniaturization for Terminal and Ultra Wideband applications, Antennas for Wireless Networks, Microstrip Antennas, Metamaterials, Antennas for Medical Devices and the integration with Photovoltaic Systems.
Prof. Ammann is leading funded research programs that include;
Science Foundation Ireland grants on:
Enterprise Ireland funding for:
Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology support on: