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Dr. Marco A. Antoniades

Marco A. Antoniades
Assistant Professor
416-979-5000 ext. 556097

Areas of Academic Interest

Engineered electromagnetic materials (metamaterials/metasurfaces)

Electrically-small antennas

Adaptive/reconfigurable antennas

RF/microwave circuits and devices

Implantable/wearable antennas

Microwave imaging

Wireless power transfer

Radio-frequency identification


Year University Degree
2009 University of Toronto PhD
2003 University of Toronto MASc
2001 University of Waterloo BASc

Courses Taught

Course Code Course
ELE 401 Field Theory
ELE 861 Microwave Engineering
EE 8418 Antenna Theory and Design


Wireless networks, currently in their 5th generation (5G), have evolved rapidly in the past 30 years, and are now an indispensable part of our everyday lives. “Wireless communications are changing very fast,” says Marco Antoniades. “The next generation of 5G wireless networks promises to connect every device to the internet at rapid speeds that up to this point have only been obtained with conventional wires.” But first, Antoniades says, significant developments must be made on the radio-frequency (RF) hardware. 

That’s where the electromagnetics expert and his research on antennas and microwave components come into play. When it comes to wireless communications, the base-stations connecting our mobile devices – and soon enough, all of our electronics, from fully automated vehicles to personal robots – will need to dynamically adapt to their environment, says Antoniades. “In order to allow high-bandwidth, high data rate wireless connectivity, you need to have steerable, directive beams that follow users within small cell sites, continuously tracking and communicating with each other. ”

Antoniades is also committed to training the next generation of RF engineers. “I love interacting with students, and passing on my enthusiasm for electromagnetics. The best way to learn is through hands-on experiences in the lab. My students work on cutting-edge industry-relevant projects, and I’m happy to give them full ownership."

 Marco's LinkedIn Profile (external link) 

Marco A. Antoniades

“My work on adaptive antennas for 5G networks will pave the way for a completely interconnected world. The future is in a wireless Internet-of-Things.”

  • Best of IEEE Computer Architecture Letters Award, 2018
  • Teaching Innovation Award, University of Cyprus, 2018
  • First Place in the Student Paper Competition at the 2006 IEEE AP-S/URSI International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation
  • Hellenic Canadian Federation of Ontario Academic Excellence Award, 2003
  • Z. Hadjilambrou, S. Das, M.A. Antoniades and Y. Sazeides, "Harnessing CPU Electromagnetic Emanations for Resonance-Induced Voltage-Noise Characterization," in IEEE Transactions on Computers. doi: 10.1109/TC.2020.3008851, 2020.
  • A. Quddious, M.A.B. Abbasi, M.A. Antoniades, P. Vryonides, V. Fusco and S. Nikolaou, "Dynamically reconfigurable UWB antenna using a FET switch powered by wireless RF harvested energy," IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 68, no. 8, pp. 5872-5881, Aug. 2020.
  • A. Dadgarpour, M.A. Antoniades, A. Sebak, A.A. Kishk, M.S. Sorkherizi and T.A. Denidni, “High gain 60 GHz linear antenna array loaded with electric and magnetic metamaterial resonators,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 68, no. 5, pp. 3673-3684, May 2020.
  • K.M. Kossifos, M.A. Antoniades and J. Georgiou, "Integrated-circuit enabled adaptive metasurface absorber with independent tuning of orthogonal polarization planes," IEEE Access, vol. 8, pp. 50227-50235, Mar. 2020.
  • M.A. Antoniades, H. Mirzaei and G.V. Eleftheriades, “Transmission-Line Based Metamaterials in Antenna Engineering,” in Handbook of Antenna Technology edited by Z.N. Chen, Springer, 2016.
  • Microwaves & Antennas Laboratory (MA-Lab)
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters
  • Member, Education Committee for the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society
  • Member, IEEE SIGHT, Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology for the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society
  • Technical Program Chair, 2020 IEEE APS/URSI International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation
  • Associate Editor, IET Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation (2014 - 2018)
  • Conference Chair, 2015 Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference (LAPC)
  • Guest Editor, IET Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation Special Issue on selected papers from the 2015 Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference
  • Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Member, IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (APS)
  • Member, IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTTS)
  • Member, European Association on Antennas and Propagation (EurAAP)