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Microwaves and Antenna Engineering Research Group

Pioneering the analysis, design and integration of high frequency electronics devices and systems

photo colladoDr Ana Collado was born in Santander, Spain. She received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Cantabria, Spain, in 2002 and 2007 respectively. In 2002 she worked as a research engineer in the University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain designing software to determine the uncertainty in noise figure measurements. In 2007 she joined the Technological Telecommunications Center of Catalonia (CTTC), Barcelona, Spain, as a Research Associate. In 2013 she became a Senior Research Associate and the Project Management Coordinator at CTTC. Since July 2016 she is an Assistant Professor at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK.  She has participated in several national and international research projects and has co-authored over 100 papers in journals and conferences. She has collaborated in the organization of several international workshops and conferences in different countries of the European Union and also a Training School for PhD students. She was a Marie Curie Fellow of the FP7 project Symbiotic Wireless Autonomous Powered system (SWAP). She was the Grant Holder Representative of the COST Action IC0803 “RF/Microwave Communication Subsystems for Emerging Wireless Technologies”. She is a Management Committee Member of the COST Action IC1301 “Wireless Power Transfer for Sustainable Electronics”. She has participated in the EU Horizon 2020 project “Flex5Gware: Flexible and efficient hardware/software platforms for 5G network elements and devices”. She is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Microwave Magazine and of the IET Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation Journal. She serves in the Editorial Board of the Radioengineering Journal and of the Cambridge Wireless Power Transfer Journal. She is a member of the IEEE MTT-S TC-26 Wireless Energy Transfer and Conversion and MTT-S TC-24 RFID Technologies. Her research interests include active antennas, substrate integrated waveguide structures, nonlinear circuit design, and energy harvesting and wireless power transmission (WPT) solutions for self-sustainable and energy efficient systems.                                        

 A full research profile can be viewed on Dr Ana Collado's Heriot-Watt University personal webpage .