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Joe McGeehan, Professor of Communications Engineering and Director of the Centre for Communications Research at the University of Bristol

Joe received his B.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and electronic engineering from University of Liverpool in 1967 and 1971, respectively. He is presently Professor of Communications Engineering and Director of the Centre for Communications Research at the University of Bristol. He is concurrently Managing Director of Toshiba Research Europe Limited: Telecommunications Research Laboratory (Bristol).

Joe has been actively researching spectrum-efficient mobile radio communication systems since 1973, and has pioneered work in many areas, including linear modulation, linearized power amplifiers, smart antennas, propagation modelling/prediction using ray-tracing and phase-locked loops. Joe is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET). He has served on numerous international committees and standards bodies and was advisor to the UK's first DTI/MOD "Defence Spectrum Review Committee" in the late 70s.

He was the joint recipient of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Transactions ‘Neal Shepherd Memorial Award ‘ (for work on SMART Antennas) and the IEE Proceedings Mountbatten Premium (for work on satellite tracking and frequency control systems). In 2003, he was awarded the degree of DEng from the University of Liverpool for his significant contribution to the field of mobile communications research, and in June 2004, was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to the Communications Industry. He has also been listed as one of the world’s top technology agenda setters by silicon.com (USA).

 

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