Personal information

William Scanlon

Scientific Staff

Scanlon, prof.dr. W.G.  (William)


Electrical Engineering

Building Carré, room C2.441

P.O. Box 217

The Netherlands

Phone: +31 53 489 4330

Phone secretary: +31 53 489 3856


William Scanlon received the B.Eng. degree in electrical engineering (first-class honours) by part-time study and the Ph.D. degree in electronics (specializing in wearable and implanted antennas) from the University of Ulster, UK in 1994 and 1997, respectively. He was appointed as Lecturer at the University of Ulster in 1998, Senior Lecturer and Professor at Queen's University of Belfast (UK) in 2002 and 2008, respectively. He currently leads the Radio Communications research group at Queen’s and he holds a part-time Chair in Short Range Radio at the University of Twente, Enschede. Prior to starting his academic career he had 10 years of industrial experience, having worked as a Senior RF Engineer for Nortel Networks, as a Project Engineer with Siemens and as a Lighting Engineer with GEC-Osram. His current research interests include personal and body-centric communications, wearable antennas, RF and microwave propagation, channel modelling and characterization, wireless networking and protocols and wireless networked control systems. He has published over 140 technical papers in major IEEE/IET journals and in refereed international conferences. He served as a keynote speaker for the European Workshop on Conformal Antennas (2007), he will Co-Chair the 2009 Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference and he has acted as invited speaker and session chair at numerous other national and international conferences. Prof. Scanlon received a Young Scientist award from URSI in 1999, he is a prolific reviewer for IEEE/IET journals and conferences and other major conferences. He is a member of the IEEE International Committee on Electromagnetic Safety (ICES) and the IASTED International Committee on Telecommunications.

Research activities

William Scanlon is involved in research on short-range radio communications.


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