Speaker: Prof. Özlem Aydın Çivi, Middle East Technical University

Topic: "Reconfigurable Reflectarrays: Design, Analysis and Fabrication"

Location: Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Abstract: Reflectarray antennas combine the advantages of both reflector and array antennas. Therefore, they offer low-loss, low-cost solutions for the high gain beam steering and beam shaping applications. In this talk, first the current progress and future perspectives regarding the design and analysis of reflectarrays will be discussed. Then, recent technological developments and techniques that are used to realize reconfigurability in reflectarrays will be presented.

Bio: Özlem Aydın Çivi received BSc, MSc and PhD degrees in 1990, 1992 and 1996 respectively in Electrical and Electronics Eng. Department of the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, Turkey. In 1997-1998 she was a visiting scientist at the ElectroScience Laboratory, Ohio State University. Since 1998, she has been with the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Middle East Technical University, where she is currently a Professor. Her research interests include multi-function antenna design, reconfigurable antennas/arrays, RF-MEMS applications, phased arrays and analytical, numerical and hybrid techniques in EMT problems especially fast asymptotic/hybrid techniques for the analysis of large finite periodic structures. She is author or co-author of more than 100 scientific publications. Since 1997, she has been a national delegate of the European Cooperation Actions COST260, COST284, COST-IC0603 on Antennas, and currently participates in COST-VISTA. She also participated in EU’s Network of Excellence on RF MEMS and RF Microsystems. Since 2004, she is a technical reviewer of the European Community for scientific projects in the fields of antennas and communication. Dr. Civi chaired, organized sessions and served in the Technical Program Committees at many International Conferences. In particular, she was actively participated in the organization of 2011 URSI General Assembly, Co-chair of MEMSWAVE2012 and chair of URSI Turkey 2016. She is a Senior Member of IEEE, member of EuRAAP, board member of EuMA Topical Group on RF MEMS, board member of ESoA, and vice chair of URSI Turkish National Committee. She is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation.

  Date and Time




  • Ankara, Ankara
  • Turkey
  • Co-sponsored by METU EEE