Centre for Wireless Innovation

A global leader in Physical Layer Wireless

CWI is the UK’s largest research, development and exploitation base in physical layer wireless, and one of the strongest in Europe, with 60 scientists who invent underpinning technologies for Mobile, Medical and Space applications.

Our work focuses on body-implanted sensors, metamaterials, massive MIMO, mmWave cellular comms, secure and energy-efficient small cell networks, high-efficiency switched-mode power amplifiers, electromagnetic media, retrodirective antennas, all optimising IoT, Industry 4.0, V2X, space exploration, next-gen EO satellites and medical devices.

Research Director for CWI

Research Director

Professor William Scanlon

William is Director of The Centre for Wireless Innovation (CWI) at the ECIT Institute. He is also MD/Co-Founder of ActivWireless - an ECIT spin-out company specialising in the Internet of Things and Real time locating systems.

Professor William Scanlon

Underpinning Technologies


RF through Terahertz Circuits and Front-Ends

mm-Wave Cellular Communications

Antennas, propagation and applied electromagnetics

Retrodirective Antennas for Ground and Space

Communications theory and signal processing

Massive MIMO technologies for 5G and beyond

Sensors and sensing systems

Antennas & Propagation for Bodycentric Communication

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