ICREA Academia

Ferran Martín

ICREA Academia 2008 & 2013

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) · Engineering Sciences

Ferran Martín received the BS in Physics from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in 1988 and the PhD in 1992. Since 2007 he is Full Professor of Electronics. He is the head of the Microwave Engineering, Metamaterials and Antennas Group at UAB, and Director of CIMITEC, a research Center ascribed to UAB and focused on Technology transfer to Industry on the basis of Metamaterials. He has authored and co-authored over 500 technical conference, letter and journal papers and he is co-author of the book on Metamaterials entitled Metamaterials with Negative Parameters: Theory, Design and Microwave Applications (John Wiley, 2007) and author of the book Artificial Transmission Lines for RF and Microwave Applications (John Wiley, 2015). Honors: 2006 Duran Farell Prize for Technological Research; Parc de Recerca UAB/Santander Technology Transfer Chair (2009); two ICREA Academia grants (calls 2008 and 2013); IEEE Fellow since 2012; IET Fellow since 2016.

Research interests

The research activity is focused on the application of metamaterials and related concepts to the optimization and miniaturization of RF/microwave components and communication systems. This research activity has impact in several fields within Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), such as broadband wireless communications, radiofrequency identification (RFID), radar systems, sensors, etc. Particular topics of interest include chipless RFID systems for security and authentication, microwave sensors for dielectric characterization and health diagnosis, automated synthesis of microwave circuits, and fundamental research on metamaterials and metasurfaces.


Metamaterials, Microwave Engineering, Wireless Communications, Radiofrequency Identification (RFID)