Contact Dr Ivor Morrow

Areas of expertise

  • Computing, Simulation & Modelling
  • 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.

Current activities


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

(ii) new microwave imaging techniques for ground penetrating radar applications.  

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

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


Ivor has given undergraduate courses in Electromagnetic Fields and Waves (E357) and currently teaches master level in the following subjects; antennas, propagation and electromagnetic devices (EMPD), developments in communication and radar sensors and computational electromagnetic techniques (MSEEW).   


  • Member of the EPSRC Peer Review Associate College (2015-present).
  • Previous Technical Committee Member of the Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference  LAPC (2005-2018) . LAPC Life Fellow award 2018.
  • Current Committee Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology's (IET) Antennas and Propagation Professional Network (2017-present).
  • Previous Chairman of the Institute of Engineering and Technology's (IET) Antennas and Propagation Professional Network (2009-2013).
  • Previous Technical Committee Member Computation Electromagnetics Conference (2014).



(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]


Articles In Journals

Conference Papers


  • I. L. Morrow (2007) Launching of Electromagnetic Waves on Negative Impedance Surfaces. In: Scientific Writing in English. M. Hatakeyama (ed.), Tokyo: ALC Press Inc., ed. 1st.