Professor Max Ammann

Prof Max Ammann

Publications

Centre Director

CEng, Senior Member IEEE
Ph.D. in Antennas and Propagation (Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland)

Contact

Room 503, Kevin Street Campus
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Tel: +353 (0)1 402 4905

About

Professor Max Ammann lectures at the Dublin Institute of Technology’s [external] School of Electronic & Communications 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 and honorary professor in 2012.

He sits on the management committee of the [external]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 [external]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 is also a member of [external]Communications and URSI Radio Science Committee of the Royal Irish Academy and official member of URSI Commission K: Electromagnetics in Biology and Medicine.

He has in excess of 200 peer-reviewed papers published in journals and international conferences. 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 currently associate editor for the IEEE Antennas & Wireless Propagation Letters.

Professional Affiliations

  • Senior Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Member of the IEEE International Committee for Electromagnetic Safety
  • Management Committee Member of the EU COST Action IC0603: “Antenna Systems & Sensors for Information Society Technologies” (ASSIST)
  • Management Committee Member of the ICT COST Action IC1102: “Versatile, Integrated, and Signal-aware Technologies for Antennas” (VISTA)
  • Member of Communications and URSI Radio Science Committee of the Royal Irish Academy

Research Interests and Expertise

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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:

  • “Multiband Reconfigurable Wireless Systems”
  • “Combined Photovoltaic and Cellular Antenna Panel for Building Façade Integration”
  • “Compact and High-Performance Circularly Polarized Antennas for the Integration of Wireless Positioning, Communications and Asset Tracking Systems”
  • “Telemetry Antennas for the Next Generation of Body-Centric Sensor Networks”
  • CTVR - the Telecommunications Research Centre
  • Bandwidth Enhancement of Omni-directional Circularly Polarized Antennas

Enterprise Ireland funding for:

  • “Low –cost high performance antennas for UWB systems” PC/2006/011
  • “Ultra Wideband Antenna for Radar in Wireless Sensor Networks” PC/2007/199
  • “Ultra Wideband Antenna Research for DecaWave IC Asset Tags” IP/2008/0812
  • “Efficiently Optimised LTE Antennas (EOLA) with features for fast fine-tuning customisation” CF/2012/2001
  • “Reactive coupling antennas for contactless smartcards and other smart devices”

Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology support on:

  • Mr Sergio Curto - “Antennas for Medical Applications”
  • Ms Maria Jose Roo Ons - Embark Postdoctoral Fellowship “Optically transparent antennas on photovoltaic modules”
  • Dr V. Sipal, - Embark Postdoctoral Fellowship “Radiomyography – Detection of Muscle Activity as an Aid for Treatment of Musculoskeletal Disorder”