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Qualifications

2013 – Master’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (MSc) branch of Electronics and Telecommunications, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal

2010 – Undergraduate degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (BEng) branch of Electronics and Telecommunications, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal

About

Graduated and post graduated in 2010 and 2013, respectively, in Electrical and Electronics Engineering branch of Electronics and Telecommunications – Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (Portugal);

Worked as FTTH and GPON Network Designer between 2012 and 2013, have designed the passive fibre distribution network for two different location in Portugal (Castanheira de Pera and Vila Nova da Barquinha) in the project “New Generation Networks”;

Joined WORIC group @ USW in October 2013 as PhD research student.

Areas of interest: Antennas and Radio Propagation; active Metamaterials; Frequency Selective Surfaces; Beam Forming and Beam Steering Applications, Wireless Communications.

Experience

2013 to present – PhD Research Student @ University of South Wales (WORIC group)
2012/13FTTH/GPON Network Designer @ IPTV Telecom, Portugal
2010/11 – Product and Client Manager @ Schunk Portugal (Schunk Group)

Publications

Reis, J, Al-Daher,Z.,Copner, N.,Hammoudeh, A., Caldeirinha, R.F.S. and Fernandes, T, “Two-Dimensional Transmitarray Beamsteering Using Stacked Tunable Metamaterials,” in 2014 Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference (LAPC), 2014, pp.495-499

Ferreira, D.; Caldeirinha, R.F.S.; I. Cuinas; Fernandes, T.R.; Reis, J.; “A Square Loop Frequency Selective Surface Parametric Study for EC Model Optimisation”, Proc Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conf. – LAPC, Loughborough, United Kingdom, Vol. 1, pp. 1 – 4, November, 2014.

Memberships

Member of Instituto de Telecomunicações

External

WORIC group
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Instituto Telecomunicações

Consultancy

“Performance of Zigbee Communications in an Aircraft Environment”, Department of Aerospace Sciences, Cranfield University,

Research

“Novel Antenna Beam Steering for Wireless Applications” as PhD research: The aim of this project is the development of novel antenna (array) capable of electronic beam forming and beam steering, in a fast and efficient manner, without using any mechanical or motorized components.

“5G Pilot Studies”, research and investigation of possible new waveforms for 5G applications.

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