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His research interests are in the area of microwave and antenna components and subsystems with particular focus on their applications in satellite communication and IoT systems. For more information you can also visit the website of the Microwave and Antenna Engineering Group.



George Goussetis received the Diploma degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, in 1998, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Westminster, London, UK, in 2002. In 2002 he also graduated B.Sc. in physics (first class) from University College London (UCL), UK.

In 1998, he joined the Space Engineering, Rome, Italy, as RF Engineer and in 1999 the Wireless Communications Research Group, University of Westminster, UK, as a Research Assistant. Between 2002 and 2006 he was a Senior Research Fellow at Loughborough University, UK. He was a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) with Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK between 2006 and 2009 and a Reader (Associate Professor) with Queen’s University Belfast, UK, between 2009 and 2012. In 2013 he joined Heriot-Watt as a Reader. He has authored or co-authored over 500 peer-reviewed papers, one book, five book chapters and five patents. 

Dr. Goussetis has held a research fellowship from the Onassis foundation in 2001, a research fellowship from the UK Royal Academy of Engineering between 2006-2011 and a European Marie-Curie experienced researcher fellowship in 2011-12. In 2010 he was visiting Professor in UPCT, Spain. He is the recipient of several awards including the 2011 European Space Agency young engineer of the year prize and the 2016 Bell Labs prize. Dr. Goussetis served as Associate Editor to the IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters between 2014-18 and is the Chair of EuCAP 2024.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities


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