Professor Richard Langley
Tel: +44 (0)114 22 25583
Research Group: Communications
I hold BSc and PhD degrees from the University of Kent. After spending some time working on communications satellites at Marconi Space Systems in the 1970s I became an academic at the University of Kent in 1979. I was Honorary Editor of IEE Proceedings – Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation from 1995-2003.
In 1997 I founded the European Technology Centre for Harada Industries Japan, a global leader in automotive antennas. After successfully building up the technology and business I rejoined academic life in 2003. In 2005, I moved to the University of Sheffield where I became Head of the Communications Research Group in the EEE Department.
My main research areas are in the fields of automotive antennas, propagation in the built environment, frequency selective surfaces, electromagnetic band gap materials and applications, multi-function antenna systems and reconfigurable antennas. I initiated the setting up of the Wireless Friendly Building Forum in 2009 to address the problems of wireless signal propagation in buildings and the built environment. I have published over 400 papers in international journals and conferences and I am a past Chair of the IET Antennas and Propagation Professional Network.
I recently won funding to set up a £1M millimetre wave testing facility at The University of Sheffield. My latest research is aimed at future communications systems such as 5G, the Internet of Things and Autonomous vehicles.