Dr James Kelly is a Research Associate in the Communications Research Group at The
University of Sheffield, U.K. His research topic is reconfigurable antennas for body-worn
wireless networks. After graduating, from Loughborough University, with a Masters
degree in Electrical Engineering (first class honours), he read for a PhD in reconfigurable
microwave filters. He then spent 14 months with the Wireless Communications Research
Group, at Loughborough University, working largely on 2D leaky-wave antennas. Following
this he accepted a position as a Research Fellow in the Antennas and Applied Electromagnetics
Laboratory at The University of Birmingham. Whilst at Birmingham he worked on reconfigurable
antennas for Cognitive Radio.
From 1999 to 2000 he worked for, the International Rail Vehicle Consultancy, Interfleet
Technology and in 2000 he was employed within the Roles-Royce Strategic Research
He has published 50 papers in peer reviewed international journals and conference
proceedings, and frequently acts as a reviewer for several professional journals.
During the past two years he has filed three patents on new developments in small
antenna technology. In October 2009 he was keynote speaker at the IET seminar on
“Adaptable and Tunable Antenna Technology for Handsets and Mobile Computing Products”.
He served on the TPC for the 2010 Mediterranean Microwave Conference. He also helped
to organize a special session at the 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas
and Propagation in Toronto, Canada where he acted as a session co-chair.