Imperial College London

Professor Stepan Lucyszyn, FIEEE

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 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. In 2011, he introduced the concept and has since been pioneering ‘over the THz horizon’ thermal infrared ‘THz Torch’ technologies. In 2012, he co-founded the cross-disciplinary Centre for Terahertz Science and Engineering at Imperial College London. 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). More recently, he has concentrated his activities on 3D printing technologies for microwave, millimetre-wave and terahertz applications. For his contributions to passive component technologies, he was made a Visiting Professor at Tohoku University (Sendai, Japan) in 2019.

      Prof. Lucyszyn has (co-)authored well over 200 papers and 12 book chapters in applied physics and engineering and served as Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Electronics, Associate Editor for the Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems and sat on the Editorial Boards for the international journals Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation and Wireless Power Transfer. In addition, he has delivered many Plenary and Keynote presentations at international conferences and served as a member of TPCs and prize committees for various international conferences. He was a member of both the EuMA General Assembly, representing Group 4 (UK, Ireland, Gibraltar, Malta), and EuMA Steering Committee. Prof. Lucyszyn was the Chairman of the 41st European Microwave Conference, held in Manchester (UK, 2011) and co-chaired the 11th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference, held in London (UK, 2016).

      He was an IEEE Distinguished Microwave Lecturer (DML) for 2010-12, Emeritus DML for 2013 and appointed a EuMA European Microwave Lecturer (EML) in 2013. Prof. Lucyszyn has been elected to Fellow of the Institute of Physics (UK, 2005), Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (UK, 2005), Fellow of The Electromagnetics Academy (USA, 2008) and Fellow of the 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. Over the past few years, Prof. Lucyszyn has evaluated numerous international research grant proposals and sat on funding panels within Europe and North America

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Shin S, Lucyszyn S, 2020, Benchmarking a Commercial (Sub-)THz Focal Plane Array Against a Custom-built Millimeter-wave Single-pixel Camera, Ieee Access, ISSN:2169-3536

Jones A, Lucyszyn S, Marquez-Segura E, et al., 2020, 3-D printed standards for calibration of microwave network analysers, Measurement, Vol:158, ISSN:0263-2241, Pages:1-10

Ren H, Lucyszyn S, 2020, Thermodynamics-based cognitive demodulation for `THz Torch' wireless communications links, Scientific Reports, Vol:10, ISSN:2045-2322

Shin S-H, Alyasiri DF, D'Auria M, et al., 2019, Polymer-Based 3-D Printed Ku-Band Steerable Phased-Array Antenna Subsystem, Ieee Access, Vol:7, Pages:106662-106673

Sun J, Dawood A, Otter WJ, et al., 2019, Microwave Characterization of Low-Loss FDM 3-D Printed ABS With Dielectric-Filled Metal-Pipe Rectangular Waveguide Spectroscopy, Ieee Access, Vol:7, Pages:95455-95486

AL-JUBOORI B, ZHOU J, HUANG Y, et al., 2018, Lightweight and low-loss 3-D printed millimeter-wave bandpass filter based on gap-waveguide, Ieee Access, Vol:7, ISSN:2169-3536, Pages:2624-2632

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, Hybrid 3-D-Printing Technology for Tunable THz Applications, Proceedings of the IEEE, Vol:105, ISSN:0018-9219, Pages:756-767

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, 3-D printed 1.1 THz waveguides, Electronics Letters, Vol:53, ISSN:0013-5194, Pages:471-473

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

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

Dhillon S, Vitiello M, Linfield E, et al., 2017, The 2017 terahertz science and technology roadmap, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Vol:50, ISSN:1361-6463, Pages:1-49

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, 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, ISSN:2169-3536, Pages:10042-10050

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, Lucyszyn S, 2015, Properties of purely reactive Foster and non-Foster passive networks, Electronics Letters, Vol:51, ISSN:0013-5194, Pages:1882-1884

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 S, 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:1077-3118

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

Papantonis S, Lucyszyn S, 2015, Lossy Spherical Cavity Resonators for Stress-Testing Arbitrary 3D Eigenmode Solvers, Progress in Electromagnetics Research (P IE R) , Vol:151, ISSN:1559-8985, Pages:151-167

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

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

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

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, Pages:1-7

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, 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, Vol:5, Pages:799-807

Zhou Y, Lucyszyn S, 2010, Modelling of reconfigurable terahertz integrated architecture (RETINA) SIW structures, Pier Journal, Vol:105, Pages:71-92

Lucyszyn S, Zhou Y, 2010, Engineering approach to modelling frequency dispersion within normal metals at room temperature for THz applications, Progress in Electromagnetics Research (P IE R) , Vol:101, ISSN:1559-8985, Pages:257-275

Lucyszyn S, Zhou Y, 2010, Characterising room temperature THz metal shielding using the engineering approach, Pier Journal, Vol:103, 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

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, Shang X, Otter W, et al., 2018, Polymer-based 3D printed millimeter-wave components for spacecraft payloads, International Microwave Workshop Series on Advanced Materials and Processes (IMWS-AMP), IEEE MTT-S

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., 2016, RF energy harvester, US, US9837865B2

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

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