Ignacio Llamas-Garro

Ignacio Llamas-Garro | CTTC

Navigation & Positioning (N&P)

Phd , Researcher

Phone: +34 93 645 29 00

Dr. Llamas-Garro is an expert in the field of device engineering and implementation from design to fabrication and testing, applied to wireless communications and sensors, including RF and microwave circuits, reconfigurable designs using microelectromechanical systems and semiconductor diode-based components. Micromachined devices, 3D printing of microwave passive components, inkjet printing of planar circuits and sensors, and micro/nano fabricated optical sensors for the detection of hazardous liquids and gases.

Ignacio Llamas-Garro obtained his PhD from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom in 2003, and has been with the CTTC since 2010. Previous appointments include a postdoctoral stay at the Inter-University Semiconductor Research Center, followed as a BK-21 Assistant Professor at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Seoul National University, Korea. He was an Associate Professor with the Large Millimeter Telescope at the National Institute for Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics INAOE, Mexico, and a Juan de la Cierva Fellow with the Signal Theory and Communications Department at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya UPC, Barcelona. To date, he has advised six graduated PhD students and several graduated BSc and MSc student dissertations. Co-author of the book “frequency measurement technology”, Artech House, Norwood, MA, USA, 2018. Co-author of over 100 papers in refereed journals and conferences. Principal investigator of the projects: Agentsensor, SensorQ, MiniFIDS, 3DMUX, Nanowave, HTag and co-PI of 5G-Trident.

NATO country project director: “compact sensor system for unmanned aerial vehicles, ref. G4809” (Project awarded with the NATO Science Partnership Prize in 2018, in the field of advanced technologies among successful projects finished in the last ten years). Dr. Llamas-Garro has given presentations by invitation on topics related to micromachining of structures, sensors and reconfigurable circuits at the companies NEC Corporation Central Research Laboratories, Nakahara-Ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa, 211-8666, Japan, in 2010, and Toyota Central R & D Labs. Inc., Aichi-ken, Japan, in 2006. Co-author of the best paper award at the ISITC 2018 conference in Jeonju Korea. TPC member of the European Microwave Week, London UK, 2021. Asia Pacific Microwave Conference, Hong Kong, China, 2008. Antenna Design and Measurement International Conference, Saint Petersburg, Russia 2019. IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Workshop Series on Millimeter Wave Integration Technologies, IMWS, 2011, Sitges, Spain. IEEE iWEM 2017, International Workshop on Electromagnetics, London UK. SBMO/IEEE IMOC 2015, 2019 and IEEE LAMC 2016 among other conferences. A senior member of the IEEE, member of the IET and member of the EuMA.


Prospects for developing pressure and tactile sensors based on surface plasmon resonance
IEEE SENSORS JOURNAL. Vol 22. No. 19. pp. 1-1 January 2022.
Maciel-Neto J.O., Fernandes G.D.F., Cavalcanti G.O., Llamas-Garro I., Kim J., Fontana E.
10.1109/JSEN.2022.3199730 Google Scholar
Reconfigurable Filtenna using Varactor Diode for Wireless Applications
Journal of Microwaves, Optoelectronics and Electromagnetic Applications. Vol 20. No. 4. pp. 834-854 March 2023.
Araujo, J. A. I., Oliveira, M. R. T., filho, Cavalcanti, C. P. N., Silva, M. S., Coutinho, M.T., Melo, Llamas-Garro, I., A.G., BARBOZA
10.1590/2179-10742021v20i41152 Google Scholar
Review of microwave frequency measurement circuits
JOURNAL OF ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES AND APPLICATIONS. Vol 36. No. 14. pp. 2055-2087 January 2022.
Silva C.P.D.N., Espinosa-Espinosa M.I., Llamas-Garro I., Kim J.-M., de Melo M.T.
10.1080/09205071.2022.2051755 Google Scholar
Microwave Spoof Surface Plasmon Sensor for Dielectric Material Characterization
IEEE Sensors Letters. Vol 6. No. 5. January 2022.
Llamas-Garro I., Brito-Brito Z., Mira F., De Melo M.T., Kim J.-M.
10.1109/LSENS.2022.3165215 Google Scholar
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