Jordi Mateu

Jordi Mateu

Senior Researcher

Division: Communication Technologies
Category: Research
Phone: +34 93 645 29 14     Ext: 2194
Fax: +34 93 645 29 01

Jordi Mateu received the Telecommunication Engineering and Ph.D. degrees from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, in 1999 and 2003, respectively. Since 2007, he is with the Department of Signal Theory and Communications (TSC) at UPC, where he holds the position of Associate Professor, and with Centre Tecnologic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC) as external Senior Research Associate.

Prior to that, in summer 1999, he held a trainee engineer position at Investment Technology department, Gillette, UK. In 2000, he joined TSC department to pursuit PhD studies. From May to August 2001, he was Visiting Researcher with Superconductor Technologies Inc., Santa Barbara CA. In October 2002, he joined CTTC as Research Associate and later as Coordinator of Communication Subsystems Area, until August 2005. During that period, he was also Part-time Assistant professor at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. In September 2005, he joined the Electromagnetic Division NIST, Boulder, CO, as Fulbright Research Fellow until December 2006. During July 2016 to June 2017, he was (on Sabbatical from UPC) International Associate Guest Researcher at NIST, inside the Communication Technology Laboratory, at Boulder, CO. Additionally, he has held several short-term (<3 month) Research Appointments at NIST (September 2004, summer 2007, summer 2008, April 2009, January 2015 and May 2015), accumulating over three years of experience at NIST. In July 2006, he was visiting Researcher at Lincoln Lab., MIT.  In 2007 he joined TSC department of UPC as a Ramon y Cajal Fellow.

Dr. Mateu was the recipient of the 2004 Prize for the best doctoral thesis in Fundamental and Basic Technologies for Information and Communications by both COIT and AEIT. He was also the recipient of a Postdoctoral Fulbright Research Fellowship and an Occasional Lecturer Award from CIES (Council of International Exchange of Students). He was granted with a Ramón y Cajal Contract (2005-2010), being ranked second at National level, in Electrical and Communication Technologies, a National Program for promoting outstanding Young researchers. He is co-recipient of the 2017 second price for the best transfer technology project of UPC. He was granted by the Spanish government to pursuit with his PhD studies (2000-2003). From February 2011 to June 2012 he was Vice-Dean at Telecommunication and Aerospace Engineering School at UPC, in charge of academic affairs. During 2012-2014 he was director of the Master on Airports and Air Navigation at FUPC, and Course Manager for the Basic Training Course for Air Traffic Controllers. He is IEEE Senior member.  He was Technical Editor of Special Issue of the IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 2016, and Member of Editorial Board at the International Journal of RF and Microwave Computer-Aided Engineering.  He has been serving as member of technical committee in several conferences. He is reviewer of several journals and international conferences.

ORCID ID: 0000-0001-9833-9966

RESEACHER ID: H-7285-2015


  • On the research lines below he authored or co-authored over 55 papers in international journal, more than 60 contributions in international conferences, three book chapter, holds four patents and has actively participated in products in used on the industry, in particular on the development of software tolos for the synthesis of filters for space applications and filter based on acoustic resonators. He has collaborated and lead several research projects for national, European and US Governments and private organizations and companies.

 1- Characterization and modeling of electronic emerging materials

    • Characterization and modeling of acoustic devices
    • Development of calibration platforms
    • Characterization and Modeling of thin film multiferroic
    • Characterization and Modeling of nonlinearities in Superconductors
    • Design of nonlinear measurement platforms
    • Design of measurement platforms for microfluidic applications

 2- Design of microwave devices (focus on filters)

    • Synthesis and design of electro-acoustic filters
    • Synthesis, design and development of dissipative filters
    • Tunable filters
    • UWB filters
    • Superconducting filters / miniaturized superconducting filters
    • SIW filters
  • European Projects: 4 (2 as PI of UPC)
  • US Organization Projects (NSF, DARPA, ONR): 7
  • National Projects: 11 (3 as a PI)
  • Catalan Government Projects: 2 as PI
  • European Space Agency: 2 (1 as a Technical Manager)
  • Private Companies: 9 ( 7 as a PI)
  • Postdoc Supervisor: 1
  • Ph.D Theses: 3 (+3 in progress)
  • Ph. D Visiting Students: 2
  • MS Theses: 9 - Telecom Engineering at ETSETB, UPC
  • BS Theses: 16 - Telecom Engineering at EETAC, UPC
  • BS Theses: 5 - Telecom Engineering at ETSE, UAB
  • BS Theses: 9 - Aeronautical Engineering at EETAC, UPC
  •  He acomulates lecturing experience since 2003. This includes experience at several universities, such as UPC and UAB, at both undergraduate and graduate level and for Telecom and Aeronautical degrees. Additional experience includes several courses for companies and research centers. Below there is a list of the most important courses:

Undergraduate Courses

  • Fall 03-04: Radio Communications: ETSE/UAB
  • Spring 03-04: Mobile Communications: ETSE/UAB
  • Fall 04-05: Transmitters/Receivers. ETSE/UAB
  • Spring 04-05: Microwave Engineering. ETSE/UAB
  • Spring 06-07: Radar and Space Communications. EPSC/UPC
  • Spring 06-07- Fall 11-12 : Engineering Systems for Avionic Navigaton. EPSC/UPC (Coordinator)*
  • Spring 09-10: Design of High Frequency Components. EPSC/UPC (Coordinator)
  • Spring 10-11: Introduction to Employment. EETAC/UPC. (Coordinator)
  • Spring 12-13: Radio Frequency Engineering. EETAC/UPC
  • Spring 12-13 - Present: Radilocation. EETAC/UPC (Coordinator)*
  • Spring 12-13: Communication Navigation Surveillance. EETAC/UPC

Graduate Courses

  • Spring 06-07: Novel measurement Techniques for on-wafer characterization, MERIT/UPC
  • Spring 09-10- Present: Design and Analysis of RF and microwave Systems for Communication. Synthesis and filter design. MERIT/UPC
  • Fall 12-13: Equipments and Systems. BTC Training Course ATCO
  • Fall 12-13: Equipments and Systems. Master on Airport and Air Navigation / FUPC
  • Spring 12-13: Communication Navigation Surveillance. Master on Airport and Air Navigation / FUPC (Coordinator)*
* I created the course and elaborated the corresponding teaching material

 Other Courses

  • June 2006: High Tc Superconductors Nonlinear Response: Analysis, Simulation, measurements adn Compensation. Seminar at MIT-Lincoln Lab
  • Nov. 2006: Emerging Electronic Materials. Characterization and Modeling. Seminar at The University of Texas- Pan American
  • March-July 2009- Synthesis and Design of advanced microwave filters. MIER Comunicaciones (Coordinator)
  • September-October 2010. Wireless systems. Microwave components.  SONNY
  • May 2015: Short course on Microwave Filters: Focus on Planar Application NIST, Boulder, CO
  • April 2016: Synthesis and Design of Dissipativie Filters.  Microwave Filters and Multiplexing Networks for Space Communication Sytems. ESTEC-ESA (The Netherlands)
  • Member Technical Committee of 7th IWMF2018 (International Workshop on Microwave Filters)
  • 11th award for the best transfer technology project 2017 - second prize
  • Habilitated as a Full Professor (2016) - ANECA
  • Member of Editorial Board of the International Journal of RF and Microwave Computer-Aided Engineering
  • Technical Editor of the Special Issue of the IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity -2016
  • Director of the Master on Ariports and AirNavigation (2012-2013, 2013-2014)
  • Course Manager of the Basic Training Course for Air Traffic Controllers (2012-2014)
  • ANEP reviewer 2016 - Member of the Commission for Juan De La Cierva contracts.
  • ANEP reviewer 2008, 2014
  • Chairman session at IWMF09, ASC2010, ASC2016
  • Vice-Dean at EETAC - UPC  (Feb. 2011- June 2012). In charge of Academic affairs
  • IEEE Senior Member 2010
  • Habilitado para los cuerpos de Profesor Titular de Universidad, convocatoria 2/800/2005.
  • Acreditació de Recerca AQU 2007.
  • Acreditació de Lector AQU 2005.
  • Ramón y Cajal 2005(ref: RYC-2005-001125). Second ranked in Electrical and Communication Technology Area.
  • 2005-2007 Postdoctoral Fulbright/MEC, (ref: FU2005-072).
  • 2006 Occasional Lecturer Program Travel Award by Fulbright Program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), July 2006
  • 2004 Grant conference support to, High Temperature Superconductors in High Frequency Fields 2004, Begur, Girona. European  Office of Aerospace  R&D
  • Best Ph.D Disertation in Fundaments and Basic Technologies for Information and Communication 2004 by COIT /AEIT.
  •  Best Master Degree Project 2001 in Wireless Communications by NORTEL. Title: Synthesis and design of Quasi-elliptic superconducting planar Filters
  • 2001: Grant for Movility by Ministry of Education and Science as a visiting researcher at Superconducting Technologies Inc., Santa Barbara, CA
  • 2000-02:  Scholarship for PhD by Ministry of Education and Science (MEC, ref: AP99-78085980).
  • Sep. 99:  Scholarship by NATO, Summer School on Advanced Studies on microwave superconductivity.