Professor William Scanlon, Queen's University, Belfast


Professor William Scanlon Professor William Scanlon is Director of Research for the Wireless Communication Systems (WCS) Research Cluster at Queen's University of Belfast. His research expertise is mainly at the physical layer, but extends through the link layer and network layers. He is interested in solutions for challenging applications that demand efficiency, performance and reliability and he is a global pioneer in wearable communications, having worked and published in this area for more than 20 years. Applications of interest range from mobile networks, RFID, localisation, wireless body area networks & wireless networked control to connected health, spanning UHF to mm-wave frequencies. The WCS Cluster is a major division within the Institute of Electronics, Communications & Information Technology (ECIT), in the School of EEECS.

Short Bio

Professor William Scanlon wave interaction with human body for waist mounted cell phone is Chair of Wireless Communications at Queen's University, Belfast where he has been employed since since 2002. He also held a part-time Chair in Short Range Radio at the University of Twente, The Netherlands from 2009 through 2014. Professor Scanlon also has significant industrial experience (Osram-GEC, Siemens and Nortel) and his early academic career was spent at the University of Ulster where he worked on wireless aspects of biomedical engineering. His research has attracted significant support from a wide range of sources including the EPSRC, government departments and international companies. He was a founding Director of WirelessLAB, an all-Ireland collaborative and innovation network and he is a founder and Managing Director of ActivWireless Ltd, a Queen's University spin-out company focused on real time locating systems (RTLS). Professor Scanlon is an Associate Editor of IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters and he was a founding Associate Editor of the IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine (2013 to 2015). Scanlon has been a Series Editor of the IET Book Series on Telecommunications and Networking and he delivered the 2012 NATO International Lecture Series on Next Generation Communications. He received a Young Scientist award from URSI in 1999, and he was a recipient of the 2010 IEEE H. A. Wheeler Prize Paper Award for the best applications paper in IEEE Transactions Antennas and Propagation. Prof. Scanlon has published well over 220 papers since 1995 and the more than 2700 citations of his work can be viewed on Google (h-index of 26), or on Scopus (h=20, n=1513).