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Professor Max Ammann honoured as Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Posted: 28 November, 2018

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has elevated Professor Max Ammann, Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) to a Fellow for his contribution to Compact Antennas for Wideband Wireless Applications.

Engineering - Max Ammann Fellow of IEEE

Professor Ammann is Director of the DIT Antenna & High-Frequency Research Centre (AHFR) and Assistant Head of the DIT School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering. The first IEEE Fellow from the Institute of Technology sector, he joins fifteen IEEE fellows in Ireland to date.

Professor Ammann has contributed to the advancement of antenna technology with revolutionary research in the fundamentals of antenna design for wideband pulse transmission. His efforts paved the way for disruptive technologies such as UWB Impulse Radio for applications in asset-tracking, automotive, logistics, security, smart farming and healthcare.  

He leads the field of antenna research in the Republic of Ireland and is one of the Principal Investigators in the €56m Science Foundation Ireland funded CONNECT Centre for Future Networks and Communications. His work is widely cited across the globe with over 4,553 citations of his 100-plus journals and 160-plus international conference publications on Google Scholar. He serves as an associate editor for the IEEE Antennas Wireless and Propagation Letters, and alongside his research centre team at DIT, he is a recipient of twelve international Best Paper awards and seven commercial awards.

Responding to the announcement, Professor Ammann remarked “While it is a privilege to receive this recognition, my efforts would not have been possible without the dedicated support of the researchers and my collaborators who share a passion for radio communications engineering. I feel indebted to them and to the Dublin Institute of Technology who facilitated and encouraged contributions to the broader good. I hope that we have helped to improve the lives of others through the use of technology.”

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is the world’s leading professional association for advancing technology for humanity. Through its 400,000 plus members in 160 countries, the association is a leading authority on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers, signal processing, and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power, and consumer electronics.

The Board of Directors confers IEEE Grade of Fellow upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of IEEE fields of interest. The number of fellows selected in any one year does not exceed one-tenth of one per cent of the combined voting membership of the Institute.