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Last update: 21/03/2024

Miguel López-Benítez

Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor)

Dept. Electrical Eng. & Electronics

University of Liverpool, UK

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About me

I received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Telecommunication Engineering (both with Distinction) from Miguel Hernández University (UMH), Elche, Spain in 2003 and 2006, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in Telecommunication Engineering (with Highest Distinction, summa cum laude) from the Department of Signal Theory and Communications (TSC) of the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona, Spain in 2011. From 2011 to 2013, I was a Research Fellow in the Centre for Communication Systems Research, currently Institute for Communication Systems (ICS) of the University of Surrey (UNIS), Guildford, UK. In 2013, I joined the Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics (EEE) of the University of Liverpool (UoL), UK as a Lecturer (Assistant Professor), where I have been a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) since 2018. Since 2018, I have also been an Affiliate Senior Research Associate with the ARIES Research Centre, Antonio de Nebrija University, Madrid, Spain.

My research interests are in wireless communication systems, with special emphasis on several theoretical and experimental aspects of cellular mobile communication technologies, dynamic/shared spectrum access, and wireless Internet of Things (among others). I am/have been the principal investigator of research projects competitively funded in the UK by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the Royal Society and the UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI). I have also been involved in European-funded projects (AROMA, NEWCOM++, FARAMIR, QoSMOS and CoRaSat).

I am author or co-author of four book chapters and have published over 150 papers in refereed journals and recognised conferences. I am Associate Editor of IEEE Access, IET Communications and Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing and have served as guest editor for other journals. I have been a member of the Organising Committee for the IEEE International Workshop on Smart Spectrum (IWSS 2015-23). I have also been TPC for several IEEE conferences (GLOBECOM, ICC, WCNC, PIMRC, VTC) as well as frequent reviewer for IEEE journals.

I received several academic awards during my undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Spain. I have also received some distinctions including the IET Innovation Awards 2012 (finalist) in the category of Telecommunications, the IEICE Communications Society Best Tutorial Paper Award 2014, the IEEE Access Reviewer of the Month Award (July 2015), the distinction of Exemplary reviewer of IEEE Wireless Communications Letters 2017 and the Best Paper Award of the IEEE International Conference on Wireless Networks and Mobile Communications 2019. I have also been named in the Stanford University List of World Top 2% Scientists since 2020.

I am a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) and IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS), and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Some random facts:

  • I am an amateur self-taught classical pianist.
  • My favourite composers are Chopin, Liszt and Rachmaninoff (but I play mostly Chopin).
  • I have a YouTube channel with some of my piano performances.
  • A few of my piano compositions are published in IMSLP.
  • I enjoy travelling to new places. Here are some pics of places I have visited.
  • I became a self-taught computer programmer at the age of 11 (in QBasic).
  • My Erdős number is 4.

Oct. 2018 - Present:

Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor).

Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics (EEE).

School of Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Computer Science (EEECS).

University of Liverpool (UoL).

Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom.

Sep. 2013 - Sep. 2018:

Lecturer (Assistant Professor).

Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics (EEE).

School of Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Computer Science (EEECS).

University of Liverpool (UoL).

Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom.

Aug. 2011 - Aug 2013:

Research Fellow.

Centre for Communication Systems Research (currently ICS).

Department of Electronic Engineering (EE).

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (FEPS).

University of Surrey (UNIS).

Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom.

Sep. 2006 - Jul. 2011:

Research and Teaching Assistant.

Mobile Communication Research Group (GRCM).

Department of Signal Theory and Communications (TSC).

ETSETB Telecommunications Engineering School.

Technical University of Catalonia (UPC).

Barcelona, Spain.

Feb. 2003 - Jul. 2006:

Research Assistant.

Ubiquituous Wireless Communications Research (Uwicore) laboratory.

Signal Theory and Communications Division (TSC).

Department of Communications Engineering (DIC).

Miguel Hernández University (UMH).

Elche, Alicante, Spain.



Room 616, Building 235

Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics

University of Liverpool

Brownlow Hill

Liverpool, Merseyside, L69 3GJ

United Kingdom


+44 (0)151 794 4562


+44 (0)151 794 4540





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