Seminar: A Brief Overview of Radar Research at St Andrews University, 6th Nov, 11:30am

When: Monday 6th of November, 11:30pm AEST

Where: This seminar will be partially presented at the Rose Street Seminar area (J04) and partially online via Zoom. RSVP

Speaker: Dr Samiur Rahman and Aleksanteri B. Vattulainen

Title: A Brief Overview of Radar Research at St Andrews University


The University of St Andrews Millimetre Wave Radar group started its journey in the late 1990s. The group specialises in high performance millimetre-wave and sub-THz radar instrumentation for environmental monitoring, security and remote sensing applications. The talk will provide a general overview of the group’s involvement in various projects throughout the years, such as drone detection, terrain mapping for volcanology and sensing for marine autonomous vessels.


Samiur Rahman received the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden, in 2010, and the Ph.D. degree from University College London (UCL), U.K., in 2015. Since his Ph.D., he has been working as a Research Fellow with the Millimetre Wave Group, University of St Andrews, U.K. His research interests include radar imaging techniques, radar target classification algorithm development, radar target signature analysis, radar signature modelling, and millimetre-wave radar system design.

Aleksanteri B. Vattulainen holds an MPhys (Hons.) in Physics from the University of St Andrews (2019) and an M.S.E.C.E in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology (2020). Aleks started his PhD in autumn of 2020, having previously completed a final year project designing and building a new antenna with the group in 2019. His PhD concerns the development of millimetre wave radar systems to act as sensors for autonomous boats, as part of the STREAM project in conjunction with the University of Birmingham and the Sea Mammal Research Unit in St Andrews.


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