ICREA Academia
Ferran Martín

Ferran Martín

ICREA Academia 2008, 2013 & 2018

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona · Engineering Sciences

Ferran Martín

Ferran Martín received the B.S. Degree in Physics from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) in 1988 and the PhD degree 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 and related concepts. He has authored and co-authored over 550 technical conference, letter and journal papers, and he is author or co-author of three books for John Wiley. He has generated 19 PhDs, among them 10 awarded the Extraordinary PhD Prize. Among his honors, he has been the recipient of the 2006 Duran Farell Prize for Technological Research, a Parc de Recerca UAB/Santander Technology Transfer Chair (2009), and the Icrea Academia Prize in 3 occasions (calls 2008, 2013 and 2018). He is Fellow of the IEEE since 2012 and Fellow of the IET since 2016.

Research interests

The research activity is focused on three main areas: (i) the application of metamaterials and related concepts to the optimization and miniaturization of RF/microwave components and communication systems; (ii) the design and implementation of novel sensors based on symmetry properties for motion control, dielectric characterization and biosensors; and (iii) the design of chipless radiofrequency identification (chipless-RFID) systems and sensors with unprecedented data capacity. This research activity has impact in several fields within Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), Internet of things (IoT), Security, Space, industry 4.0, etc.


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