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Dr Roy Simorangkir

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering


Dr. Simorangkir is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering at Durham University. He embarked on his academic journey by earning a B.S. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia, in 2010, followed by a year of lecturing at the Institut Teknologi Harapan Bangsa. Subsequently, he pursued higher education, earning an M.S. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Yonsei University, South Korea, in 2014, and a Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering from Macquarie University, Australia, in 2018. Post-Ph.D., Dr. Simorangkir delved into a dynamic career path, commencing with postdoctoral research at the Reconfigurable Electronics and Antennas Research Group at Macquarie University in late 2018. He extended his academic journey as an Associate Lecturer at Macquarie University International College from 2018 to 2020. During this tenure, he broadened his research horizons with 1-year international postdoctoral research role at the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications of Rennes (IETR), University of Rennes 1, France. In 2020, he transitioned to the role of Postdoctoral Researcher at the Wireless Sensor Network group, Tyndall National Institute, Ireland, later advancing to the position of Senior Postdoctoral Researcher and working there until 2023.

Research interests

  • Dr. Simorangkir's current research is centered around harnessing the potential of innovative design methodologies, cutting-edge manufacturing techniques, and materials to drive the development of unconventional antennas and sensors tailored for next-generation wireless communication and sensing systems. His research embodies a multidisciplinary approach, bridging the fields of electromagnetics, electronics, materials, mechanics, and biology. This multifaceted journey encompasses diverse activities, from the meticulous characterization and modelling of materials to the creative synthesis, prototyping, and characterization of antennas and sensors. These efforts extend to the seamless integration of these innovations into wireless systems.


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