The Royal Academy of Engineering, Radio Design Ltd and the University of Leeds are delighted to announce the establishment of a new Research Chair focussed on original research in the field of Microwave Signal Processing.

Professor Ian Hunter of the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering has been appointed to this position and will head up a Centre of Microwave Signal Processing at Leeds University.

Driven by the demand for increased data capacity, mobile communications systems operate at an ever increasing number of frequencies and must support many different, rapidly evolving, air interface standards. The programme of research will focus on new microwave signal processing technology to overcome the challenges facing radio frequency system designers in the field of wireless communication infrastructure.

Professor Hunter has held senior positions in both academia and industry and is an international authority in the field of microwave engineering. His work has been widely applied in the mobile communications, satellite communications and defence industries.

Notes for editors

  1. Founded in 1976, The Royal Academy of Engineering promotes the engineering and technological welfare of the country. Our fellowship – comprising the UK’s most eminent engineers – provides the leadership and expertise for our activities, which focus on the relationships between engineering, technology, and the quality of life. As a national academy, we provide independent and impartial advice to Government; work to secure the next generation of engineers; and provide a voice for Britain’s engineering community.
  2. Radio Design Ltd is a leading supplier of custom design rf filter systems to wireless communications infrastructure operators and OEMs. In 2011 Radio Design were finalists for the Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award for Innovation and received a Queens Award for Enterprise, Innovation. Headquartered in Shipley, UK we currently have operations in UK, Finland, India and China.

For more information please contact

Jane Sutton at The Royal Academy of Engineering
Tel. 020 7766 0636; email: Jane Sutton

or Paula Gould at The University of Leeds
Tel. 113 343 8059; email: Paulo Gould

Eric Hawthorn at Radio Design
Tel. 07785 737277; email: Eric Hawthorn