About the Author
Professor Gehan Amaratunga FREng., FIET, CEng., obtained his BSc (1979) from Cardiff University and PhD (1983) from Cambridge, both in electrical engineering. He has held the 1966 Professorship in Engineering at the University of Cambridge since 1998. He currently heads the Electronics, Power and Energy Conversion Group, one of four major research groups within the Electrical Engineering Division of the Cambridge Engineering Faculty. Professor Amaratunga’s research is in the broad area of materials and technologies for electrical energy and power. It intersects electrical and electronic engineering with chemistry, physics, materials science and information systems. He has an active research programme on the synthesis and electronic applications of carbon nanotubes and other nanoscale materials. His current research is focussed on integrated power conversion circuits.
Professor Amaratunga was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2004. In 2007 he was awarded the Royal Academy of Engineering Silver Medal ‘for outstanding personal contributions to British engineering’. He has published over 500 archived journal and conference papers (∼15 000 citations) and is an inventor on 32 patents.
Table of ContentsTable of Contents: Preface / Introduction / Symmetries and conservation theorems / Spontaneous symmetry breaking / symmetry breaking and electromagnetic radiation / symmetry breaking and dielectric antennas / Piezoelectric antennas / Radiation from a superconducting loop / Conclusion and future work