Full Professor
Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena.
Campus la Muralla, Edif. Antigones
30202 – Cartagena (Murcia)

Office:  Antigones
Address:  Campus Muralla del Mar s/n
Phone:  968 32 5315
Fax:  968 32 5973
Email: alejandro.alvarez@upct.es
Web page: https://scholar.google.es/citations?user=tu3FxiUAAAAJ&hl=en
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Teaching: Ondas Electromagnéticas, Microondas, Sistemas de Radionavegación, Posicionamiento y Radar
Office Hours: Jueves de 16h a 19h y Viernes de 10h a 13h.

Academic Background

December 1998. PhD degree, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. “Applications of the integral equation technique to the analysis and synthesis of multilayered printed shielded microwave circuits and cavity backed antennas“, DOI: 10.5075/epfl-thesis-1901.

January 1991. Master degree in Telecommunication Engineering, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. “Spiral antenna for a warfare equipment“.


Professional Experience

1999- Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena. Catedrático de Universidad.

1995-1999 Universidad Politécnica Federal de Lausanne (EPFL), Suiza. Profesor Asociado, desarrollando la tesis doctoral.

1993-1995 Agencia Espacial Europea (ESA-ESTEC), Holanda. Ingeniero de microondas para Alcatel Espacio.

1991-1993 Agencia Espacial Europea (ESA-ESTEC), Holanda. Ingeniero de microondas Spanish Trainee.


Awards

  1. Premio JINA a la mejor contribución científica al congreso JINA’98, “An efficient technique for the rigorous analysis of shielded circuits and antennas of arbitrary shape“. 17-19 November 1998, pp. 57-60, Nice, France.
  2. Premio COIT/AEIT a la mejor tesis doctoral en tecnologías básicas de la información y las comunicaciones, “Applications of the Integral Equation Technique to the Analysis and Synthesis of Multilayered Printed Shielded Microwave Circuits and Cavity Backed Antennas“, Thesis No. 1901. Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland, December 1998.
  3. URSI Young Scientist award for the following contribution to the XXVI General Assembly of the International Union of Radio Science, August 1999: A. Alvarez-Melcon and Juan R. Mosig. “The Summation by Parts Technique: A Novel Procedure for the Convergence Acceleration of Series Arising in Electromagnetic Problems“. XXVI General Assembly of the International Union of Radio Science. 13-21 August 1999, pp. 104, No. B4.P.24, Toronto, Canada.
  4. Miembro senior de la sociedad IEEE, March 20th, 2007.

Recent Publications

  1. J. Hinojosa, Adrian Saura, A. Alvarez Melcon, Felix L. Martinez Viviente. “Electronically Tunable Microstrip Bandstop Filters Using a Varactor-Loaded Open Ring Resonator (VLORR)”. Applied Physics A. Vol. 123, No. 477, pp. 1–6, June 2017. DOI: 10.1007/s00339-017-1094-z
  2. D. Correas Serrano, J.S. Gomez Diaz, A. Alvarez Melcon, A. Alu. “Black Phosphorus Plasmonics: Anisotropic Elliptical Propagation and Nonlocality-Induced Canalization”. Journal of Optics, Special Issue on quantum plasmonics. Vol. 18, No. 10, September 22nd, 2016, pp. 1–16, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/2040-8978/18/10/104006.
  3. A. Pons Abenza, M. Martinez Mendoza, F. Quesada Pereira, A. Alvarez Melcon. “Design of Manifold Multiplexers in All-Inductive Dual-Mode Rectangular Waveguide Technology Using the Coupling Matrix Formalism”. Radio Science. Vol. 51, June 2016, pp. 1–16, DOI: 10.1002/2016RS005999.
  4. D. Correas Serrano, J.S. Gomez Diaz, Dimitrios Sounas, Yakir Hadad, A. Alvarez Melcon, Andrea Alu. “Non-Reciprocal Graphene Devices and Antennas Based on Spatio-Temporal Modulation”. IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters. Vol. 15, June 2016, pp. 1529–1533, ISSN: 1536-1225. DOI: 10.1109/LAWP.2015.2510818.
  5. Fernando D. Quesada Pereira, Antonio Romera Perez, Pedro Vera Castejon, and A. Alvarez Melcon. “Integral-Equation Formulation for the Analysis of Capacitive Waveguide Filters Containing Dielectric and Metallic Arbitrarily Shaped Objects and Novel Applications”. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques. Vol. 63, No. 12, December 2015, pp. 3862-3873, ISSN: 0018-9480. DOI: 10.1109/TMTT.2015.2490073.