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Dr Geoffrey Hilton


Dr Geoffrey Hilton received a BSc (Hons) degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Leeds in 1984, and subsequently joined Marconi Command and Control Systems as a Design and Development Engineer.  In 1989, he became a Research Assistant at the University of Bristol working on antenna array design for a radar application.  He received a Ph.D. from the University of Bristol in 1993 for research into printed antenna elements - this included practical design, measurement and analysis of passive and active antenna structures, and their modelling using the Finite Difference Time Domain technique.  In 1993, he was appointed as a Lecturer in the Department and promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2004.

Geoff’s research interests include antenna element, array and system design for a variety of communications and radar applications, and he is a reviewer for IET publications and EPSRC grant proposals in these areas.  He has been the principal investigator or supervised projects involving Ground Penetrating Radar (QinetiQ); performance evaluation of antennas used in mobile radio (Ofcom and Mobile VCE); antenna array design/analysis (Airspan, Kyocera, ProVision, QinetiQ and Toshiba); tuneable elements (Hewlett Packard, QinetiQ and Samsung), and vehicle-mounted antennas (BAR/Honda).  The latter involved the design of a low profile antenna, which was employed on their F1 racing cars from 2004 until they withdrew from F1 racing.