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Dr Tim Brown is a Senior Lecturer in RF Antennas and Propagation

Tim Brown is a chartered engineer with specialism in antennas, propagation of radio as well as radio circuits and systems where he has undertaken a wide variety of projects for different applications and frequency bands. His PhD thesis was on diversity antennas for mobile terminals, which he completed in 2004. Since completing his PhD, Tim undertook further postdoctoral research at Aalborg University, Denmark in channel characterisation and modelling as well as antenna designs for multiple input multiple output (MIMO) communication systems.

In January 2007, Tim returned to the Institute for Communication Systems (formerly the Centre for Communication Systems Research, CCSR) at Surrey as an academic in RF Antennas and Propagation. During that time, Tim has led and initiated a wide range of projects, particularly in connection with novel antenna designs and their interaction with the radio environment as well as propagation channel modelling. Research topics include land mobile satellite MIMO, compact MIMO antennas, vehicular radio frequency identification (RFID), near field communication (NFC), contactless payments, ultra wideband (UWB), numerical magnetic resonance, cognitive radio and linear angular momentum (LAM), for which he authored the founding paper. Also recent research includes electromagnetic field exposure reduction.

Both in research and teaching, Tim has had active collaborations with industry through European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) actions, UK research councils as well as EU Framework Programme 7 and 8 framework. Tim is also heavily involved in delivering continuing professional development (CPD) courses in radio, though which he has made many collaborations. Prior to his PhD, Tim has also gained industrial experience with Nortel Networks and Nokia Mobile. Currently, Tim is also the editor in chief of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Journal of Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation.

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