Ronan Farrell

Radio Systems and Technologies, National University of Ireland Maynooth

Ronan received his BE and PhD from University College Dublin in 1993 and 1998 respectively. He worked with ICI/Zeneca Chemicals from 1993-1995 and Parthus Technologies from 1998-2001 as a mixed signal ASIC designer. In 2001 he joined NUI Maynooth as a lecturer, promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2010. In 2008 he was appointed Director for the Callan Institute for Applied ICT, and in 2012 was named Head of the Department of Electronic Engineering. In 2004, he became an SFI theme leader for radio frequency electronics research within the Centre for Telecommunications Value-Chain Driven Research (CTVR) and remains in that position. In 2008 he became a strand co-leader for sensors networks in an SFI Cluster on advanced Geotechnologies with a focus on wide area wireless sensor networks. Ronan has published over a hundred peer-reviewed papers. He holds three patents, one of which has formed the basis of a spinout company, Socowave. Ronan’s personal research interests include wireless system design, microelectronics and radio technologies


Active research topics and Collaborations

Predistortion for NonLinear Power Amplifiers (1 Post-doc, 3 PhD students)
Digitally Enhanced Analog Circuits (1 Post-docs; 2 PhD student)
Quantitiative Network Modelling (1 PhD student)

Sigma-delta driven digital Power Amplifiers (1 Post-doc, 1 PhD students) Digitally Enhanced Analog Circuits (1 Post-docs; 2 PhD student)

Smart City technologies (sensing and using data) (1 postdoc, 2 PhD students)

Research supervision:1 PhD and 11 M.Eng.Sc students graduated to date – 6 PhDs under supervision (or co-supervision), 2 due to graduate in 2010, Mentorship of 8 postdoctoral researchers (3 at present)