Stavros Iezekiel is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Cyprus where he also leads the research activity in microwave photonics. His main research focus at present is on mm-wave radio-over-fibre (with potential applications to 5G), integrated microwave photonics and modelling of transistor lasers. He has published over 130 papers and edited a book in microwave photonics, in addition to having given a large number of invited talks at leading conferences. Dr Iezekiel received the 1999 IEE/NPL Measurements Prize for his work in microwave photonic measurements. He currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of IET Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation.From 1993 to 2006, he was on the academic staff at the University of Leeds, where as senior lecturer he served as Deputy Director of the Institute of Microwaves and Photonics (one of the world’s leading centres for research in high-frequency devices, circuits and systems) and also as the Director of Learning and Teaching in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering. He successfully supervised 17 Ph.D. students while at Leeds, many of whom won prizes for their work and are now in senior positions in UK and US industry or have formed their own start-ups. He has received approximately €5.0M on a variety of grants, most of which have either been wholly or partially funded by industry. In 2011 he was an Invited Professor at the ESYCOM Lab of ESIEE Paris.In addition to his extensive research experience in photonics and microwaves, Dr. Iezekiel has a very broad teaching portfolio across all degree levels and several years of administrative and academic management experience. He has led innovations in teaching, including development of a M.Eng. in Photonics at Leeds that was fully funded by Agilent Technologies and succeeded in attracting top quality students. His academic leadership experience includes being President (Head) of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Cyprus (UCY) between 2010 and 2014, overseeing the continued success of one of the newest and most research active departments at UCY, with a combined research income of €10M in its first eight years of operation. He is also very active within professional societies, mostly the IEEE, where he has served on a number of different committees, guest-edited special issues and organized a number of high-profile events in microwaves and photonics, including the forthcoming International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics, the leading event in the field.e-mail: email@example.com
Andreas Perentos received the BEng (First Class Hons) and Ph.D. degrees in communication engineering and optical communication devices technology from RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia in 2001 and 2006 respectively. His Ph.D. work involved the realization and analysis of integrated optic, Long-Period Waveguide Gratings for WDM monitoring. He then took a 5-year break from academic research to work in the mobile telecom operator industry, returning to academic research in late 2010 to join Prof. Stavros Iezekiel at UCY to assist him in the setup of the microwave photonics research laboratory. Andreas worked on the setup of an integrated 60 GHz radio-over-fibre system with a CWDM PON. He has also worked on the EDA funded project NANOCAP where he investigated the application of silicon photonic ring resonators for microwave photonic and radio-over-fiber filtering. In April 2014, he went to Birmingham to work as a Research Fellow at the Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies in the area of high capacity optical communications. Whilst at Aston, Andreas primarily worked on the FP7-ICT project FOX-C and partially on the EPSRC project UNLOC, gaining significant experience and producing high impact research results in the fields of 3R optical regenerators and all-optical OFDM & F-OFDM. After one year at Aston, he returned at UCY to work on the Cyprus/Israel project RADEX with Finisar Israel as the main partner for producing and testing 30 GHz radio-over-fiber transceivers for long-reach applications. He serves as a regular reviewer for IEEE, OSA and Elsevier journals (PTL, JLT, OE, OL, AO and OFT).
Georgios Charalambous is a final year undergraduate student in the department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Cyprus. He is currently working on optoelectronic oscillator schemes for microwave photonic applications.