Imperial College London

Professor Stepan Lucyszyn

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Professor of Millimetre-wave Systems



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Stepan Lucyszyn PhD, DSc, FIEEE, is Professor of Millimetre-wave Systems and Director of the Centre for Terahertz Science and Engineering, at Imperial College London.

      After working in industry, as a satellite systems engineer for maritime and military communications, he spent 12 years researching microwave and millimetre-wave RFIC/MMICs. He co-edited a popular book on RFIC/MMICs, published by the IEE (now IET) in 2001. This book was translated into Chinese in 2007. For his contributions to RFIC/MMICs, he was made an Adjunct Professor at UESTC (Chengdu, China) in 2008.

      In 2001, Prof. Lucyszyn started working on RF MEMS. In 2004, he published a review paper on RF MEMS technology, which won an IEE Premium Award in 2005. He edited the book entitled Advanced RF MEMS, published by Cambridge University Press in 2010. For his contributions to RF MEMS, he was made a Guest Professor at Tsinghua University (Beijing, China) in 2008.

      Prof. Lucyszyn first starting working on millimetre-wave and terahertz technologies in 1992 and 1996, respectively. In 2010, he was awarded the DSc degree (higher doctorate) of Imperial College for his contributions to Millimetre-wave and Terahertz Electronics. More recently, he has concentrated his activities on emerging millimetre-wave photonic crystal and thermal infrared ‘THz Torch’ technologies. In 2012, he co-founded the cross-disciplinary Centre for Terahertz Science and Engineering at Imperial College London. Since 2014, Prof. Lucyszyn has served as a founding member of the Steering Group for the UK’s EPSRC Terahertz Network (TeraNet) and in 2016 joined the IEEE Technical Committee for Terahertz Technology and Applications (MTT-4).

      Prof. Lucyszyn has (co-)authored over 200 papers and 12 book chapters in applied physics and engineering, and delivered many invited presentations at international conferences. In addition, he has served as a member of TPCs and prize committees for various international conferences. Over the past few years Prof. Lucyszyn has reviewed numerous international research grant proposals and sat on funding panels within Europe.

      Prof. Lucyszyn served as Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Electronics (TandF, 2002-05), Associate Editor for the Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems (IEEE/ASME, 2005-09) and on the Editorial Boards for the international journals Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation (IET, 2007-14) and Wireless Power Transfer (CUP, since 2014). Prof. Lucyszyn was a member of both the EuMA General Assembly, representing Group 4 (UK, Ireland, Gibraltar, Malta), and EuMA Steering Committee (2010-12). He was the Chairman of the 41st European Microwave Conference, held in Manchester (UK, 2011) and will Co-chair the 11th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference, to be held in London (UK, 2016). He was an IEEE Distinguished Microwave Lecturer (DML) for 2010-12, Emeritus DML for 2013 and appointed an EuMA European Microwave Lecturer (EML) for 2013-present. Prof. Lucyszyn is Fellow of the Institute of Physics (UK, 2005), Institution of Engineering and Technology (UK, 2005), The Electromagnetics Academy (USA, 2008) and Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (USA, 2014). In Apr. 2014, he co-founded the Imperial College London spin-out company Drayson Wireless Ltd., being a co-inventor in two patent families associated with radiative and inductive wireless power transfer.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Sun J, Lucyszyn S, 2018, Extracting Complex Dielectric Properties From Reflection-Transmission Mode Spectroscopy, Ieee Access, Vol:6, ISSN:2169-3536, Pages:8302-8321

Otter WJ, Lucyszyn S, 2017, Printing: the future of THz, Electronics Letters, Vol:53, ISSN:0013-5194, Pages:443-443

Otter WJ, Ridler NM, Yasukochi H, et al., 2017, 3D printed 1.1 THz waveguides, Electronics Letters, Vol:53, ISSN:0013-5194

Dhillon SS, Vitiello MS, Linfield EH, et al., 2017, The 2017 terahertz science and technology roadmap, Journal of Physics D - Applied Physics, Vol:50, ISSN:0022-3727

Muller A, Sanabria-Codesal E, Lucyszyn S, 2016, Computational cost reduction for N+2 order coupling matrix synthesis based on Desnanot-Jacobi identity, Ieee Access, Vol:4, Pages:10042-10050

Hanham SM, Ahmad MM, Lucyszyn S, et al., 2017, LED-Switchable High-Q Packaged THz Microbeam Resonators, Ieee Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology, Vol:7, ISSN:2156-342X, Pages:199-208

Otter W, Lucyszyn S, 2016, Hybrid 3-D-printing technology for tunable THz applications, Proceedings of the IEEE, Vol:105, ISSN:0018-9219, Pages:756-767

Sun J, Hu F, Lucyszyn S, 2016, Predicting Atmospheric Attenuation under Pristine Conditions between 0.1 and 100 THz, Ieee Access, Vol:4, ISSN:2169-3536, Pages:9377-9399

Muller AA, Sanabria-Codesal E, Moldoveanu A, et al., 2017, Extended Capabilities of the 3-D Smith Chart With Group Delay and Resonator Quality Factor, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Vol:65, ISSN:0018-9480, Pages:10-19

Gillatt BTW, D'Auria M, Otter WJ, et al., 2016, 3-D Printed Variable Phase Shifter, IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, Vol:26, ISSN:1531-1309, Pages:822-824

Hu F, Lucyszyn S, 2016, Advances in Front-end Enabling Technologies for Thermal Infrared 'THz Torch' Wireless Communications, Journal of Infrared Millimeter and Terahertz Waves, Vol:37, ISSN:1866-6892, Pages:881-893

Muller AA, Lucyszyn S, 2015, Properties of purely reactive Foster and non-Foster passive networks, Electronics Letters, Vol:51, ISSN:0013-5194, Pages:1882-1883

D'Auria M, Otter WJ, Hazell J, et al., 2015, 3-D Printed Metal-Pipe Rectangular Waveguides, IEEE Transactions on Components Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, Vol:5, ISSN:2156-3950, Pages:1339-1349

Hanham SM, Watts C, Otter WJ, et al., 2015, Dielectric measurements of nanoliter liquids with a photonic crystal resonator at terahertz frequencies, Applied Physics Letters, Vol:107, ISSN:0003-6951

Papantonis S, Lucyszyn S, 2015, Lossy Spherical Cavity Resonators for Stress-testing Arbitrary 3D Eigenmode Solvers, Progress in Electromagnetics Research, Vol:151, ISSN:1070-4698, Pages:151-167

Hu F, Sun J, Brindley HE, et al., 2015, Systems Analysis for Thermal Infrared 'THz Torch' Applications, Journal of Infrared Millimeter and Terahertz Waves, Vol:36, ISSN:1866-6892, Pages:474-495

Hu F, Lucyszyn S, 2015, Modelling Miniature Incandescent Light Bulbs for Thermal Infrared ‘THz Torch’ Applications, Journal of Infrared Millimeter and Terahertz Waves, Vol:36, ISSN:1866-6892, Pages:350-367

Jose Sanchez-Martinez J, Marquez-Segura E, Lucyszyn S, 2015, Synthesis and Design of High-Selectivity Wideband Quasi-Elliptic Bandpass Filters Using Multiconductor Transmission Lines, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Vol:63, ISSN:0018-9480, Pages:198-208

Papantonis S, Ridler NM, Wilson A, et al., 2014, Reconfigurable Waveguide for Vector Network Analyzer Verification, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Vol:62, ISSN:0018-9480, Pages:2415-2422

Muller AA, Sanabria-Codesal E, Moldoveanu A, et al., 2014, Apollonius unilateral transducer constant power gain circles on 3D Smith charts, Electronics Letters, Vol:50, ISSN:0013-5194, Pages:1531-1532

Otter WJ, Hanham SM, Ridler NM, et al., 2014, 100 GHz ultra-high Q-factor photonic crystal resonators, Sensors and Actuators A - Physical, Vol:217, ISSN:0924-4247, Pages:151-159

Jose Sanchez-Martinez J, Marquez-Segura E, Lucyszyn S, 2014, Design of Compact Wideband Bandpass Filters Based on Multiconductor Transmission Lines With Interconnected Alternate Lines, IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, Vol:24, ISSN:1531-1309, Pages:454-456

Liang X, Hu F, Yan Y, et al., 2014, Secure thermal infrared communications using engineered blackbody radiation, Scientific Reports, Vol:4, ISSN:2045-2322

Carvalho NB, Georgiadis A, Costanzo A, et al., 2014, Wireless Power Transmission: R&D Activities Within Europe, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Vol:62, ISSN:0018-9480, Pages:1031-1045

Papantonis S, Ridler NM, Lucyszyn S, 2014, Rectangular waveguide enabling technology using holey surfaces and wire media metamaterials, Sensors and Actuators A - Physical, Vol:209, ISSN:0924-4247, Pages:1-8

Papantonis S, Lucyszyn S, Shamonina E, 2014, Dispersion effects in Fakir's bed of nails metamaterial waveguides, Journal of Applied Physics, Vol:115, ISSN:0021-8979

Episkopou E, Papantonis S, Otter WJ, et al., 2012, Defining Material Parameters in Commercial EM Solvers for Arbitrary Metal-Based THz Structures, Ieee Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology, Vol:2, ISSN:2156-342X, Pages:513-524


Lucyszyn S, Zhou Y, 2011, Engineering approach to modelling metal THz structures, Online Journal of Terahertz Science and Technology (jtst), Vol:4, ISSN:1941-7411, Pages:1-8

Chrisostomidis CE, Lucyszyn S, 2010, Seed function combination selection for chained function filters, IET Microwaves Antennas & Propagation, Vol:4, ISSN:1751-8725, Pages:799-807

Zhou Y, Lucyszyn S, 2010, MODELLING OF RECONFIGURABLE TERAHERTZ INTEGRATED ARCHITECTURE (RETINA) SIW STRUCTURES, Progress in Electromagnetics Research (P IE R) , Vol:105, ISSN:1559-8985, Pages:71-92

Lucyszyn S, Zhou Y, THz Applications for the Engineering Approach to Modelling Frequency Dispersion within Normal Metals at Room Temperature, Piers Online, Vol:6, Pages:293-299

Lucyszyn S, Zhou Y, 2010, CHARACTERISING ROOM TEMPERATURE THz METAL SHIELDING USING THE ENGINEERING APPROACH, Progress in Electromagnetics Research (P IE R) , Vol:103, ISSN:1559-8985, Pages:17-31

Zhou Y, Lucyszyn S, 2009, HFSS™ modelling anomalies with THz metal-pipe rectangular waveguide structures at room temperature, Em Academy's Piers Online Journal, Vol:5, Pages:201-211


Otter W, Ridler NM, Lucyszyn S, 2017, 3D printed waveguides: A revolution in low volume manufacturing for the 21st century, ARMMS RF & Microwave Society Conference, ARMMS RF & Microwave Society, Pages:1-6


Mitcheson PD, Lucyszyn S, Pinuela M, et al., 2015, Inductive power transfer system, US, US9899877B2

Mitcheson PD, Lucyszyn S, Pinuela M, et al., 2016, RF energy harvester, US, US9837865B2

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