Dr Polycarpou is a Professor at the University of Nicosia in the Department of Engineering. He graduated from Arizona State University in 1992 earning a BSEE degree in Electrical Engineering with Summa Cum Laude. He continued his graduate studies at the same university where he received an MSc degree in Electrical Engineering in 1994 and a PhD degree in 1998. He has an extensive experience in funded research projects related to antenna analysis and design, microwave circuits and high-frequency electronic packaging, numerical methods in Electromagnetics, mode-matching and analytical methods, wave propagation in ferrites and liquid crystals, and radio frequency identification (RFID). He has worked on numerous projects funded by a number of private companies and non-profit organizations including Boeing, Sikorsky, NASA, US Navy, US Army, Kyocera America, European Union, the Republic of Cyprus, Greece, etc. He also acted as a consultant to a number of companies.
Prof. Polycarpou has a broad knowledge and experience on Information Technology and Communications and an expertise on Wireless Communications, RF/Microwave Circuits, Antenna Analysis & Design, and Computational Methods in Electromagnetics. He is the author of a book on the Introduction of the Finite Element Method (FEM) in Electromagnetics, two chapters in books on Antenna Theory and Numerical Methods, and more than 80 scientific papers in prestigious journals and refereed conference proceedings. He has also participated in the COST-IC1102 (VISTA) action on Versatile, Integrated, System-aware, Technologies for Antennas. He is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE), member of the IEEE AP and MTT Societies, and a reviewer of scientific articles published in PIERS, JEMWA, IEEE, AIP, APS, and IET magazines. He is also an Associate Editor of the IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation journal. He is currently the Head of the Department of Engineering at the University of Nicosia, member of the Senate, and actively involved in a number of University committees related to academic issues and faculty matters.