Dr Vit Sipal

Vit Sipal

Research Fellow - IRC EMPOWER Fellowship Scheme

DPhil. in Engineering Science (University of Oxford, UK)
Dipl.-Ing. in Electrical Engineering (RWTH Aachen, Germany)
Bc. in Electrical Engineering (Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic)


Dr. Vit Sipal has joined the Antennas & High Frequency Research Centre in December 2012 as a "Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Engineering, Science, and Technology". His research focuses on radiomyography, which aims to employ electromagnetic waves in detection of muscular activity. The applications for such sensors range from rehabilitation and physiotherapy to the gaming industry.

Before joining the group Vit studied how the wireless channel (antennas and propagation) affects the performance of UWB communication systems and suggested improvements to the existing communication systems in order to fully exploit the available bandwidth of UWB channels.

Research Interests and Expertise

  • Use of electromagnetic waves in biomedical applications
  • Antennas for biomedical applications
  • Antennas and propagation
  • Wireless communications


  • 2012 - Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Engineering, Science, and Technology
  • 2011 - UK ICT Pioneering Competition - one of four finalists in the category "Connected World", London UK
  • 2010 - Springorum Medal, Aachen Germany
  • 2010 - Friedrich Wilhelm Award, Aachen Germany
  • 2009 - SEW Eurodrive Graduate Award, Karlsruhe Germany
  • 2007 - Henry Ford II Award, Aachen Germany
  • 2006 - Dean's Award, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University
  • 2004 - Chancellor's Award, Czech Technical University