Dr. Roy B. V. B. Simorangkir – Assistant Professor

Roy earned a B.S. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia, in 2010, followed by a year of lecturing at the Institut Teknologi Harapan Bangsa. Subsequently, he pursued higher education, earning an M.S. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Yonsei University, South Korea, in 2014, and a PhD in Electronic Engineering from Macquarie University, Australia, in 2018. Post-PhD, he delved into a dynamic career path, commencing with postdoctoral research at the Reconfigurable Electronics and Antennas Research Group at Macquarie University in late 2018. He extended his academic journey as an Associate Lecturer at Macquarie University International College from 2018 to 2020. During this tenure, he broadened his research horizons with 1-year international postdoctoral research role at the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications of Rennes (IETR), University of Rennes 1, France. In 2020, he transitioned to the role of Postdoctoral Researcher at the Wireless Sensor Network group, Tyndall National Institute, Ireland, later advancing to the position of Senior Postdoctoral Researcher and working there until 2023.


Editorial Role

  1. Review Editor, sections in Frontiers in Antennas and Propagation, “Wearable Antennas, Implantable Antennas“, Sept. 2022-present.
  2. Guest Editor, special issue in Micromachines, “Recent Advances in Microwave Components and Devices, 2nd Edition“, open.
  3. Guest Editor, special issue in Electronics, “RF/Microwave and mm-Wave Circuits for Wireless Sensing Applications and 5G/6G Communications“, closed (Oct. 2023).
  4. Guest Editor, special issue in Sensors, “High-Performance Metamaterial Sensors“, closed (Jul. 2023).
  5. Guest Editor, special issue in Sensors, “Unobtrusive Antennas and Sensors for Next-Generation Wireless Sensing Applications“, closed (Jun. 2023).
  6. Guest Editor, special issue in Electronics, “Advances in Antennas and Wireless Propagation“, closed (Feb. 2022).

Conference Organizer

  1. Publicity Chair, IEEE International Workshop on Antenna Technology (IWAT), Dublin, Ireland, May 2022.
  2. Session Chair, “Wearable and Implantable Antenna I”, IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, Singapore, Singapore, Dec. 2021.
  3. Session Chair, “Wearable Antennas, Sensors, and Material Characterization Techniques”, Asia Pacific Microwave Conference (APMC), Adelaide, Australia, Dec. 2021.
  4. Session Chair, “Microwave and Antenna Technology for Wireless Body-Centric Systems”, International Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES) Symposium, Beijing, China, Aug. 2018.

Professional Membership

  1. Member, Microwave Materials and Processing Technologies Technical Committee (TC-17), IEEE Microwave Theory and Technologies Society, Jan. 2024-present.
  2. Member, IEEE Microwave Theory and Technology Society, Jan. 2024-present.
  3. Member, IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, Jan. 2015-present.
  4. Member, IEEE Young Professionals, Jan. 2015-present.