Manuel Sierra Castañer

Manuel Sierra Castañer

Board Director EurAAP


Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
ETSI Telecomunicación
Avda. Complutense, 30

Madrid ES-28040
Office Phone: +34 607 166 474


Manuel Sierra Catañer was born in 1970 in Zaragoza (Spain). He obtained the degree of Telecommunication Engineering in 1994 and the PhD in 2000, both from the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) in Spain. He worked for the cellular company Airtel from 1995 to 1997. Since 1997, he worked in the University "Alfonso X" as assistant, and since 1998 at Technical University of Madrid as research assistant, assistant and associate professor. He has been director of several research projects, has published more than 40 papers in scientific journals and he has directed 7 PhD Thesis. He has been visitor researcher in Tokyo Tech (September-December 1998) and EPFL (September-December 1999) during his PhD and in visitor Professor in Tokyo Tech during the summers of 2012 and 2013. Currently, he is Senior member of the IEEE.  His current research interests are in planar antennas and antenna measurement systems. Dr. Sierra-Castañer obtained the IEEE APS 2007 Schelkunoff Prize paper Award for the paper “Dual-Polarization Dual-Coverage Reflectarray for Space Applications” in 2007 and other awards for papers in conferences. His research interests are in Array Antennas and Antenna Measurement Techniques.
Manuel Sierra Castañer has been the leader of the EurAAP WG5 “Measurements” since April 2012 until April 2015. Manuel Sierra Castañer represents UPM (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid) in the Board of the European School of Antennas, and he has been the coordinator of the ESoA Course about Antenna Measurements in the Madrid and Paris edition (2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014). Also, he organized the special edition of the course in Shanghai in 2014 (Shanghai Tongji  and Beijing Jiaotong Universities). He has been vice-chairman of EuCAP 2010 in Barcelona and Lisbon (2015). Since, January 2015 he is AMTA Europe Liaison.

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