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Last update on December 2, 2016.

Dr Miguel López-Benítez

Lecturer (Assistant Professor)

Dept. Electrical Eng. & Electronics

University of Liverpool, UK

PhD / post-doc: I am always looking for enthusiastic and self-motivated PhD students and postdoctoral researchers. If you are interested in any of my research topics or related/complimentary areas, you are welcome to contact me (please send a copy of your CV, including publications (if applicable), academic transcripts and statement of your research interests). If your home country funds PhD or post-doc grants to conduct your research abroad, support could be provided to prepare the application.

About me

I received a B.Sc. degree and a M.Sc. degree in Telecommunications Engineering (both with First-Class Honours) from Miguel Hernández University (UMH), Elche, Spain, and a Ph.D. degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the Department of Signal Theory and Communications (TSC) of the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona, Spain. I have been a Research Assistant in the Ubiquituous Wireless Communications Research (Uwicore) laboratory at UMH, a Research and Teaching Assistant in the Mobile Communication Research Group (GRCM) at UPC, and a Research Fellow in the Centre for Communication Systems Research (CCSR) of the University of Surrey (UNIS), Guildford, United Kingdom. I currently am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics (EEE) at the University of Liverpool (UoL), United Kingdom.

My research interests embrace the field of wireless communications and networking, with special emphasis on several theoretical and experimental aspects of cellular mobile communication technologies, heterogeneous radio access networks and dynamic spectrum access in cognitive radio systems. I have been involved in the European-funded projects AROMA, NEWCOM++, FARAMIR, QoSMOS and CoRaSat, and have been the principal investigator of an EPSRC/eFutures-funded project as well.

I am co-author of three book chapters and have published over 60 papers in refereed journals and recognised conferences. I am Associate Editor of IET Communications. I have been a member of the Organising Committee for the IEEE WCNC International Workshop on Smart Spectrum (IWSS 2015, 2016 and 2017). I have also been TPC for several IEEE conferences (ICC, WCNC, VTC) as well as frequent reviewer for IEEE journals and conferences.

After graduation, I was the recipient of the University Education National Awards in the area of Telecommunications Engineering for my B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees, a distinction from the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science to the best national academic records. I also was awarded other prizes and distinctions from the Spanish Professional Institution of Telecommunications Engineers, among others. My M.Sc. thesis was awarded the national research prize from the France Telecom foundation (today Orange foundation) in the context of the 5th Archimedes University Competition, the scientist contest for young researchers in Spain organised by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science (over 100 applications). I was awarded a full scholarship (FPU) for my Ph.D. studies from the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science, being ranked 1st in Electronic Technology and Communications. My Ph.D. thesis received the Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis Award 2011 of the Department of Signal Theory and Communications (TSC) of the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC). My work was shortlisted as a finalist for the IET Innovation Awards 2012 in the category of Telecommunications (over 400 applications). I received the IEICE Communications Society Best Tutorial Paper Award 2014, and the IEEE Access Reviewer of the Month Award (July 2015).

I am a 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).


Sep. 2013 - Present:

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 (CCSR).

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


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