Ferran Martín vwas born in Barakaldo (Vizcaya), Spain in 1965. He received the B.S. Degree in Physics from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) in 1988 and the PhD degree in 1992. From 1994 up to 2006 he has been Associate Professor in Electronics at the Departament d’Enginyeria Electrònica (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), and from 2007 he is Full Professor of Electronics. In recent years, he has been involved in different research activities including modelling and simulation of electron devices for high frequency applications, millimeter wave and THz generation systems, and the application of electromagnetic bandgaps to microwave and millimeter wave circuits. He is now very active in the field of metamaterials and their application to the miniaturization and optimization of microwave circuits and antennas. He is the head of the Microwave and Millimeter Wave Engineering Group (GEMMA Group) at UAB, and director of CIMITEC, a research Center on Metamaterials supported by TECNIO (Generalitat de Catalunya). He has organized several international events related to metamaterials, including Workshops at the IEEE International Microwave Symposium (years 2005 and 2007) and European Microwave Conference (2009). He has acted as Guest Editor for three Special Issues on Metamaterials in three International Journals. He has authored and co-authored over 350 technical conference, letter and journal papers and he is co-author of the monograph on Metamaterials entitled Metamaterials with Negative Parameters: Theory, Design and Microwave Applications (John Wiley & Sons Inc.). Ferran Martín has filed several patents on metamaterials and has headed several Development Contracts. Among his distinctions, Ferran Martín has received the 2006 Duran Farell Prize for Technological Research, he holds the Parc de Recerca UAB – Santander Technology Transfer Chair, and he has been the recipient of an ICREA ACADEMIA Award.
Jordi Bonache was born in 1976 in Barcelona, Spain. He received the Physics and Electronics Engineering degrees and the Ph.D. degree in electronics engineering from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, in 1999, 2001, and 2007, respectively. In 2000, he joined the “High Energy Physics Institute” of Barcelona (IFAE), where he was involved in the design and implementation of the control and monitoring system of the MAGIC telescope. In 2001, he joined the Department of Electronics Engineering of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona where he is currently Lecturer. From 2006 to 2009 he worked as executive manager of CIMITEC. Currently he is leading the research in RFID and antennas in CIMITEC. His research interests include active and passive microwave devices, metamaterials, antennas and RFID.
Gerard Sisó was born in Barcelona in 1981. He received the Industrial Engineering Diploma, specialising in Electronics from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in 2004, the Electronics Engineering degree from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in 2006, and PhD in Electronics Engineering form the same University in 2010. His research interests include microwave circuits based on metamaterial transmission lines, especially enhanced bandwidth and multiband devices.
He works as Executive Manager of CIMITEC since 2009.
Ferran Paredes was born in Badalona (Barcelona), Spain in 1983. He received the Telecommunications Engineering Diploma (specializing in Electronics) and the Telecommunications Engineering degree from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in 2004 and 2006, respectively and the PhD degree in Electronics Engineering from the same university in 2012. He was Assistant Professor from 2006 to 2008 at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, where he is currently working as a Research Assistant. His research interests include metamaterial concepts, passive microwaves devices, antennas and RFID.
Gerard Zamora was born in 1984 in Barcelona (Spain). He received the Telecomunications Engineering Diploma, specialising in Electronics from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in 2005. He obtained the Telecomunications Engineering degree in 2008 and the PhD degree from the same university in 2013, with the Thesis titled “Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Tags and Reader Antennas Based on Conjuate Matching and Metamaterial Concepts”. His research interests include antennas and microwave devices, the RFID technology and metamaterials.
Simone Zuffanelli was born in Prato (Italy) in 1983. He received the Electronics Engineering Diploma in 2008 at the Università Degli Studi di Firenze. He obtained “Micro and Nanoelectronics Engineering” master’s degree in 2011 at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. He is currently working as a researcher in the field of metamaterial inspired antennas and RFID tags. His previous experiences include electronic design in the context of European projects “Persona” and “NOMS”.
Jordi Selga Ruiz was born in Argentona (Barcelona), Spain in 1982. He received the degree in Telecomunications Engineering, specialising in Electronics, in 2006 and the Electronics Engineering degree in 2008 from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. He is currently working toward his PhD degree in subjects related to metamaterials and microwave circuits in the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. He is presently holder of a national research fellowship from the FPU Program of the Education and Science Spanish Ministry (MEC).
Paris Vélez Rasero was born in Barcelona (Spain) in 1982. He received the degree in Telecommunications Engineering, specializing in Electronics in 2007 and the Electronics Engineering degree in 2010 from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. In 2014 he received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the UAB with a thesis entitled “Common mode suppression differential microwave circuits based on Metamaterial concepts and semilumped resonators”. Actually, his scientific activity is focused on the miniaturization of passive circuits RF / microwave based Metamaterials
Pau Aguilà was born in Barcelona, Spain in 1989. He received the Telecommunications Engineering diploma (specializing in electronics) and the Telecommunications Engineering degree from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in 2010 and 2012, respectively. He is currently working toward his PhD degree at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in the field of metamaterials applied to microwave devices and RFID systems.
Javier Mata Contreras was born in 1976 in Málaga (Spain). He received the Ingeniería de Telecomunicación Degree from the Universidad de Málaga (UMA) in 2000 and the PhD degree from the same university in 2010, with the Thesis “Distributed Amplifiers and Mixers with Transmission Lines based on Metamaterials” . In 2000, he joined the UMA Department of Ingeniería de Comunicaciones UMA as Assistant Professor. He is currently working at CIMITEC and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona as Visitant Professor. His research interests include active and passive microwave devices and active distributed circuits based on metamaterials, among others.
Lijuan Su was born in Qianjiang City, Hubei Province, P.R. China in 1983. She received the Bachelor degree of Engineering in Communication Engineering and the degree for Master of Engineering in Circuits and Systems from Wuhan University of Technology (P.R. China) in 2005 and 2013, respectively. Between 2005 and 2009, she worked as an engineer in China Telecom Corporation Ltd. She is currently working towards her PhD in the field of metamaterials applied to RF/microwave sensors in the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona.
Marco Antonio Orellana Gutiérrez was born in San José, Costa Rica in 1985. He earned a Licentiate degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Costa Rica (UCR) in 2009. In 2011 obtained the Master degree in Micro and Nanoelectronics Engineering at the Autonomous University of Barcelona with the support of the Erasmus Mundus Programme and the UCR. He has been instructor of the course of Electromagnetism at the School of Electrical Engineering at UCR. He is currently working on his Doctoral Thesis at the Autonomous University of Barcelona focused on the automation of metamaterial-based structures design.
Cristian Herrojo Prieto was born in Badalona (Barcelona), Spain, in 1983. He received the Telecommunications Technical Engineering degree (specialty in Electronic Systems) and the Telecommunications Engineering degree in 2010 and 2012, respectively. Currently, he is working toward his PhD which is mainly focused on the design of RF/microwave resonant structures applied to RFID tags (Radio Frequency Identification) without chip and he has a research grant from FPI Program of the Education and Science Spanish Ministry.