Invited speakers

Introduction to the invited speakers at this event.

Dr Akram Alomainy, Queen Mary University of London, UK

Title: Wearable and body-centric technologies - Antennas and propagation prospective from textile to nano-scale networks

Akram Alomainy is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London.  His current interests include small and compact antennas for wireless body area networks, radio propagation characterisation and modelling, reconfigurable radio and nano-communication concepts.  He has authored and co-authored a book, five book chapters and more than 200 technical papers (2800+ citations and H-index 25) in leading journals and peer-reviewed conferences.     


Dr Mark Baxendale, Queen Mary University of London, UK

Title: Multifunctional nanostructures for cancer therapy and imaging 

Appointed to The School of Physics and Astronomy at Queen Mary University of London in 2002 as a Senior Lecturer, promoted to Reader in Nanotechnology, 2004.  My interest in nanoscience and nanotechnology stems from attempts to do something useful with the newly discovered carbon allotropes (fullerences, carbon nanotubes, and graphene); this focus follows from a period as Research Fellow for the Japan Science and Technology Agency at the time of carbon nanotube discovery in the 1990s.  My present activity is mainly directed towards health and energy applications of nanocarbons: multifunctional carbon nanotubes for magnetic hyperthermia cancer therapy and new approaches to thermoelectric energy harvesting.     

Professor Norbert Klein, Imperial College London, UK

Title: Microwave-to-terahertz near-field sensors for dielectric measurements on liquid and cells

Norbert Klein is full Professor and Chair in Electromagnetic Materials at Imperial College London and Director of Imperial's Centre of Terahertz Science and Engineering.
Before 2009, Prof Klein was division leader for Electromagnetic Sensors at Juelich Research Centre in Germany and was lecturing at the Technical Universities of Aachen and Dortmund in Germany.  He is (co)author of more than 170 peer-reviewed scientific papers and book articles and is key inventor in more that 10 European and US patents related to microwave devices for sensor- and communication applications. In 2007 Prof. Klein founded the spin off company EMISENS which has successfully commercialised a microwave bottle scanner for airport checkpoints.  Moreover, he has been involved in the science and development related to EVA Diagnostics a spin-off company founded by one of his former PhD students.
Prof. Klein's current research activities are focussed on microwave and terahertz sensor development for microfluidic biomedical applications, plasmonic and photonic bandgap structures for sensor applications and graphene sensors.

Professor Pankaj Vadgama, Queen Mary University of London, UK

Title: A new paradigm in diagnostic testing; sensors for the real world

Professor Pankaj Vadgama has worked as a hospital Chemical Pathologist, and has variously been Professor of Clinical Biochemistry and Director of the Biomedical Materials IRC at Queen Mary University of London where he holds an appointment within the School of Engineering and Materials Science.  He is Editor in Chief of Bioelectrochemistry.




Key date

  • Full paper online submission deadline:
    23 December 2016