Dr Amit Mehta

Dr Amit Mehta

Amit Mehta


Senior Lecturer, College of Engineering


Specialist Subjects: Wireless, Antennas, Telecoms, Microwaves Systems, Renewable Energy and General Engineering, Smart Cities

PhD in Smart Reconfigurable Antennas, University of Essex, UK, 2005
MSc in Telecommunications and Information Networks, University of Essex, UK, 2002
BEng in Electronics and Telecommunication, University of Pune, India, 1998


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From 1998 to 2001 Dr Amit Mehta worked in the Telecommunications Industry both in Bangalore and Singapore. From July 2002 to February 2006 he worked as Senior Research Officer at the University of Essex, in the Department of Electronics Systems Engineering. Since February 2006 he has been working at Swansea University where his core research focus is Wireless Communications, RF Microwave systems and Antennas. He is particularly interested in large scale mobile networks, satellite communications, smart antennas, 4G, WIMAX, mm waves, renewable energy, and general engineering.
Dr Mehta has successfully supervised over 13 postgraduates (2 PhD and 11 MScs), has over 70 technical publications and two patents on invention of steerable beam smart antenna and concealed weapons detection system. He is a regular session organizer and chair for the IEEE international conferences, such as IEEE APS, APMC, EMTS, PIERS, etc. Currently he is a reviewer member of EPSRC UK and the Romanian Research Council and undertakes peer review of leading journals such IEEE AWPL, IET, URSI, etc.
Dr. Mehta has strong academic/industry collaborations with Hosei University in Tokyo, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Delhi. Dr Mehta has been invited by IEEE to present seminars based on his leading research in various institutions including the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, the University of Toronto and the National University of Singapore, University of Mumbai and Pune. Along with undertaking state of the art research Dr Mehta also endeavours to develop a high quality teaching curriculum. He was in receipt of the departmental best lecturer award in 2007 and believes that an outstanding teacher produces an outstanding researcher.

Selected publications

  • A Mehta, Generating a pure circularly polarised axial beam from a pattern reconfigurable square loop antenna, IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation, 2013, 7, 3, [ISSN:1751-87251751-8733], [DOI: 10.1049/iet-map.2012.0093]
  • A Mehta, Low-Profile Steerable Loop Antenna With Capacitively Coupled Feeds, IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, 2012, 11, pp.873, [ISSN:1536-12251548-5757], [DOI: 10.1109/lawp.2012.2210379]
  • A Mehta, High-impedance surface-based square loop antenna with RF-absorber, Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, 2011, [DOI: 10.1002/mop.25777]
  • A Mehta, Implementation and simulation of commercial RF switch integration with steerable square loop antenna, Electronics Letters, 2011, [DOI: 10.1049/el.2011.0905]
  • A Mehta, Microresonator antenna for biosensing applications, Micro & Nano Letters, 2011, [DOI: 10.1049/mnl.2011.0320]
  • A Mehta, A Square-Loop Antenna With 4-Port Feeding Network Generating Semi-Doughnut Pattern for Vehicular and Wireless Applications, IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, 2011, 10, [ISSN:1536-12251548-5757], [DOI: 10.1109/LAWP.2011.2144559]
  • A Mehta, Theory and Generation of Circularly Polarized Waves by Antenna Arrays With $ {N} $-Fold Rotational Symmetry, IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, 2011, 10, pp.1441, [ISSN:1536-12251548-5757], [DOI: 10.1109/lawp.2011.2179280]
  • A Mehta, Thickness Reduction and Performance Enhancement of Steerable Square Loop Antenna Using Hybrid High Impedance Surface, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 2010, 58, 5, [ISSN:0018-926X1558-2221], [DOI: 10.1109/TAP.2010.2044339]
  • A Mehta, Beam steerable square loop antenna over hybrid high impedance surface, Electronics Letters, 2009, 45, 19, pp.962, [ISSN:00135194], [DOI: 10.1049/el.2009.1788]
  • A Mehta, A versatile beam steering double square loop antenna for modern wireless communications, 2009, pp.1, [ISBN:978-1-4244-4818-0], [DOI: 10.1109/AEMC.2009.5430710]
  • A Mehta, Beam switched loop antennas - square to circular, 2009, pp.1871, [ISBN:978-1-4244-2801-4], [DOI: 10.1109/APMC.2009.5384189]
  • A Mehta, Circular loop antenna for pattern steerable applications, 2009, pp.1, [ISBN:978-1-4244-3647-7], [ISSN:1522-3965], [DOI: 10.1109/APS.2009.5171565]
  • A Mehta, A beam switched loop antenna for pattern reconfigurable applications, 2009, pp.157, [ISBN:978-1-4244-2720-8], [DOI: 10.1109/LAPC.2009.5352513]
  • A Mehta, Multiple beams switching eight feed antenna using variable dielectric substrate for modern wireless communications, 2009, pp.517, [ISBN:978-1-4244-5186-9], [DOI: 10.1109/SCORED.2009.5442949]
  • A Mehta, Doughnut and Tilted Beam Generation Using a Single Printed Star Antenna, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 2009, 57, 10, [ISSN:0018-926X1558-2221], [DOI: 10.1109/TAP.2009.2030523]
  • A Mehta, An HIS-Based Spiral Antenna for Pattern Reconfigurable Applications, IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, 2009, [DOI: 10.1109/LAWP.2008.2010003]
  • A Mehta, A star patch antenna for generating multiple radiation patterns, Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, 2008, 50, 7, pp.1908, [ISSN:0895247710982760], [DOI: 10.1002/mop.23522]
  • A Mehta, A switched beam star patch antenna, 2008, pp.1, [ISBN:978-1-4244-2041-4], [DOI: 10.1109/APS.2008.4619211]
  • A Mehta, A novel 8 feed beam switched antenna, 2008, pp.1, [ISBN:978-1-4244-2041-4], [DOI: 10.1109/APS.2008.4619212]
  • A Mehta, Recent progress in switched beam single element antennas, 2008, pp.309, [ISBN:978-1-4244-1894-7], [DOI: 10.1109/LAPC.2008.4516928]
  • A Mehta, A Novel 45 Degree Beam Steerable Antenna For Modern Communications, 2008, pp.1, [ISBN:978-1-4244-1843-5], [DOI: 10.1109/SARNOF.2008.4520094]
  • A Mehta, Short-circuited feed terminations on beam steering square loop antennas, Electronics Letters, 2008, [DOI: 10.1049/el:20082350]
  • A Mehta, Pattern steerable square loop antenna, Electronics Letters, 2007, 43, 9, pp.491, [ISBN:0013-5194], [ISSN:00135194], [DOI: 10.1049/el:20070662]
  • A Mehta, Pattern reconfigurable spiral antenna and its current distribution, Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, 2007, 49, 10, pp.2567, [ISBN:0895-2477], [ISSN:0895247710982760], [DOI: 10.1002/mop.22738]
  • A Mehta, Practical realization of dual S arm antenna for beam steering applications, Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A, 2007, 8, 12, pp.1901, [ISSN:1673-565X1862-1775], [DOI: 10.1631/jzus.2007.A1901]
  • A Mehta, Does acute exposure to mobile phones affect human attention?, 2006, pp.215-220, [ISBN:0197-8462], [DOI: 10.1002/bem.20193]
  • A Mehta, Beam adaptive single arm rectangular spiral antenna with switches, IEE Proceedings - Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation, 2006, 153, 1, pp.13, [ISBN:1350-2417], [ISSN:13502417], [DOI: 10.1049/ip-map:20050045]
  • A Mehta, No title, 0, [DOI: 10.1049/iet-map.2012.0703]


  • AT-M49 - RF and Microwaves (14/15)
  • EG-062 - Development of Key Skills for Engineers (14/15)
  • EG-368 - Mobile Internet Protocols (14/15)
  • EG-245 - Communications (14/15)

Research theses supervised


  • 2013 - Next generation single element conformal adaptive antennas (2nd Supervisor: Professor Michel Marhic)
  • 2011 - Stochastic decoding and implementation issues (2nd Supervisor: Professor Thomas Chen)
  • 2010 - 'Low Profile Pattern Reconfigurable Square Loop Antenna' (2nd Supervisor: Professor Jinho Choi)
  • 2010 - student transferring to computer science
  • 2009 - Beam steerable antennas over high impedance surfaces for 4G applications (2nd Supervisor: Professor Jinho Choi)


  • 2007 - Single element Beam Steerable Antenna for UWB systems (2nd Supervisor: Professor Jinho Choi)


  • 2013 - Concealed weapons detection using microwaves imaging
  • 2013 - Wei: Iphone antennas
  • 2009 - Design of reconfigurable antenna formodern wireless communication systems
  • 2008 - RFID System: Design of RFID Antenna and Tag Antenna