Full professor

Manuel Sierra Castañer

  • Name: Manuel Sierra Castañer
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  • Phone: +34 910-672-365
  • Position: Full professors
  • Office: C-410
Prof. Manuel Sierra Castañer 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 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 visitor Professor in Tokyo Tech during the summers of 2012 and 2013. Currently, he is Senior member of the IEEE and Fellow of AMTA. His current research interests are in planar antennas and antenna measurement systems. Prof. 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.

Manuel Sierra Castañer is the vice-chair of European Association of Antennas & Propagation (EurAAP), and the general chair of the next European Conference on Antennas & Propagation next year 2022 in Madrid. Before, he was the leader of the EurAAP WG5 “Measurements” since April 2012 until April 2015, was elected as EurAAP regional delegate for Portugal, Spain and Andorra and was member of the Board of Directors of EurAAP since 2016. Manuel Sierra Castañer represents UPM (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid) in the Board of the European School of Antennas.

At UPM, Manuel Sierra was Director of Cooperation for Development of Universidad Politécnica de Madrid since October 2010 to 2016, Director for International Cooperation and relations with Latin-American until end of 2020, and since May 2021 he is the Director (dean) of the UPM Telecommunications Engineering School. 

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