Contact Dr Ivor Morrow

Areas of expertise

  • Sensor Technologies
  • Space Systems
  • Systems Engineering


Ivor gained his BSc (Hons) in Physics and his MSc in Electronics from Queens University of Belfast in 1988 and 1989 respectively. After a period in industry with BAE at Warton Aerodrome he joined Cranfield University in 1993 to undertake a PhD in Active Integrated Microwave Antennas and Arrays graduating in 1996. He was then a Research Fellow at Stellenbosch University in 1997, working on Finite Difference Time Domain technique (FDTD), before taking up a Senior Research Fellowship at Delft University in 1998 developing antennas and FDTD modelling techniques appropriate to ground penetrating radar applications. He re-joined Cranfield University as a Lecturer in 2002 and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2006.

Ivor is the Academic and Technical Lead for the Centre for Antenna, Communications and Technology Innovation (CACTI) Hub of Cranfield and Milton Keynes University.

Key Academic and Advisory Appointments

- Member of the EPSRC Peer Review Associate College (2015-present).

- Technical Committee Member of the Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference LAPC (2005-2018) . LAPC Life Fellow award 2018.

- Executive Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology's (IET) Antennas and Propagation Professional Network (2017-present).

- Chairman of the Institute of Engineering and Technology's (IET) Antennas and Propagation Professional Network (2009-2013).

Research opportunities

- antennas and phased array for 5G and Tera-Hertz space based applications.

- aerospace antenna and array systems.

- new microwave imaging techniques for ground penetrating radar applications.

- electromagnetic bandgap and microwave materials for focusing e.g. GRIN, phase modulating and switching applications.

- frequency selective surfaces (FSS) with control of polarization and reflection phase.

- Additive manufacture of electromagnetic devices and sensors.

Current activities

- Smart Cities - 5G Retroreflective Surfaces (Grant 2023)

- Pulpatronics - Biodegrable RFIDs (Start up Grant 2024)



(DETERMINE) - New Configurations for Low Cost, Fast and Efficient Ground Penetrating Radar for Humanitarian Demining [Find A Better Way Charity/ EPSRC]

(CORREO) Conformal Retro Reflectors for Earth Observation [UK Space Agency]

(METAPOL) Metamaterial Surfaces for Antenna Polarisation Control [MoD]

(FEATS) Future Electronic Antennas using Tapered Slots [Roke Manor/QinetiQ]

(REANT) Reconfigurable Antennas [Dstl]

(ESFSM) Electrically Small Frequency Selective Materials [Dstl]


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