Professor Christophe Fumeaux

EOS Chair in Optical and Microwave

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
+61 7 336 53988


Christophe Fumeaux received the Diploma and Ph.D. degrees in physics from the ETH Zurich, Switzerland, in 1992 and 1997, respectively.

From 1998 to 2000, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher with the School of Optics, University of Central Florida, Orlando. In 2000, he joined the Swiss Federal Office of Metrology, Bern, Switzerland, as a Scientific Staff Member. From 2001 to 2008, he was a Research Associate and Lecturer with the Laboratory for Electromagnetic Fields and Microwave Electronics at ETH Zurich. From 2008 to 2023, he has been a Professor with The University of Adelaide, Australia. In 2023, he joined the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at The University of Queensland, as Chair Professor in Optical and Microwave Engineering. His main research interests concern applied electromagnetics, antenna engineering, and the application of RF design principles across the electromagnetic spectrum.

Prof. Fumeaux was the recipient of the ETH Medal for his doctoral dissertation. From 2011 to 2015, he was a Future Fellow of the Australian Research Council. He was the recipient of the 2018 Edward E. Altshuler Prize, the2014 IEEE Sensors Journal and the 2004 ACES Journal best paper awards. He also received best conference paper awards at the 2012 Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (APEMC 2012) and the 17th Colloque International sur la Compatibilité Electromagnétique (CEM 2014). More than ten of his students have received student awards with joint papers at IEEE conferences. He was the recipient of the University of Adelaide Stephen Cole the Elder Award for Excellence in Higher Degree by Research Supervisory Practice in 2018. He served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques from 2010 to 2013. From 2013 to 2016 he served as a Senior Associate Editor and later as the Associate Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation. From 2017 to early 2023, he served as the Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters. He is the 2024 President-Elect of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.

Research Interests

  • Applied Electromagnetics
    Antennas, reconfigurable antennas, wearable antennas, antenna arrays, frequency-selective surfaces, absorbers, micro- and nano-structures


  • Journal Editor in Chief, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers


  • Dechwechprasit, Panisa, Withayachumnankul, Withawat, Lees, Harrison, Fumeaux, Christophe and Headland, Daniel (2024). Photoexcited multiport terahertz integrated switches with demonstration of multi-beam antennas. SPIE Photonics Europe, Strasbourg, France, 7-12 April 2024. SPIE. doi: 10.1117/12.3016591

  • Gardin, Alan, Bourcin, Guillaume, Bourhill, Jeremy, Vlaminck, Vincent, Person, Christian, Fumeaux, Christophe, Tettamanzi, Giuseppe C. and Castel, Vincent (2024). Engineering synthetic gauge fields through the coupling phases in cavity magnonics. Physical Review Applied, 21 (6) 064033. doi: 10.1103/physrevapplied.21.064033

  • Chen, Shengjian Jammy, Dang, Quoc Hung, Trong, Nghia Nguyen and Fumeaux, Christophe (2024). Considerations on the implementation technologies for reconfigurable textile antennas. 2023 IEEE 11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Antennas and Propagation (APCAP), Guangzhou, China, 22-24 November 2023. Piscataway, NJ USA: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. doi: 10.1109/APCAP59480.2023.10469691

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  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Book Chapter

  • Naqui, Jordi, Horestani, Ali Karami, Fumeaux, Christophe and Martín, Ferran (2018). Microwave Sensors Based on Symmetry Properties and Metamaterial Concepts. World Scientific Series in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. (pp. 499-535) World Scientific. doi: 10.1142/9789813228696_0012

  • Naqui, Jordi, Horestani, Ali Karami, Fumeaux, Christophe and Martin, Ferran (2018). Microwave Sensors Based on Symmetry Properties and Metamaterial Concepts. World Scientific Handbook of Metamaterials and Plasmonics. (pp. 499-535) edited by Maier, SA and Shamonina, E. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.

  • Zou, Chengjun, Withayachumnankul, Withawat, Staude, Isabelle and Fumeaux, Christophe (2018). Optical antennas. Developments in Antenna Analysis and Design: Volume 2. (pp. 127-159) Herts, United Kingdom: Institution of Engineering and Technology. doi: 10.1049/SBEW543G_ch4

  • Fumeaux, Christophe, Kaufmann, Thomas, Shaterian, Zahra, Baumann, Dirk and Klemm, Maciej (2014). Conformal and Multi-scale Time-Domain Methods: From Unstructured Meshes to Meshless Discretisations. Computational Electromagnetics—Retrospective and Outlook. (pp. 139-165) Singapore: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-981-287-095-7_6

  • Hu, Zhonghao, Cole, Peter H., Fumeaux, Christophe and Wang, Yuexian (2012). Analysis and Design of Meander Line Dipole Antennas. Chipless and Conventional Radio Frequency Identification. (pp. 10-28) Hershey, PA United States: IGI Global. doi: 10.4018/978-1-4666-1616-5.ch002

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