Professor Richard LangleyProfessor Richard Langley

Head of Communications Group

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Richard Langley has BSc and PhD degrees from the University of Kent. After spending some time working on communications satellites at Marconi Space Systems in the 1970s he became a lecturer at the University of Kent in 1979. He become Professor of Antenna Systems in 1994. Richard was Honorary Editor of IEE Proceedings – Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation from 1995-2003.

In 1997 he founded the European Technology Centre for Harada Industries Japan, the world´s largest supplier of automotive antennas. The centre researches and develops advanced hidden antenna systems for the global automotive market including radio, telephone and navigation systems.

After successfully building up the technology and business he rejoined academic life in 2003. Professor Langley is now Head of the Communications Research Group at the University of Sheffield. His main research is in the fields of automotive antennas, frequency selective surfaces, electromagnetic band gap materials and applications, multi-function antenna systems and reconfigurable antennas.