B Science, M Science, PhD
Professor, Griffith School of Engineering
Professor Thiel has active research interests in the fields of communications (smart antennas, wireless sensor networks, antenna measurements, RFID, antennas in difficult environments), electronics packaging (Circuits in Plastic, RoHS, WEEE compliance), electromagnetic modelling (Impedance method, inverse problems). His work has direct applications in human monitoring (elite athletes, team sports, the elderly and infirmed) and electromagnetic geophysics applications (subsurface modelling and interpretation of impedance data). He is Director for the Centre for Wireless Monitoring (CWMA) and Applications at Griffith University (http://www.griffith.edu.au/engineering-information-technology/centre-wireless-monitoring-applications).
He has made contributions to the study of electromagnetic precursors for earthquakes, surface based electromagnetic geophysics, odour sensing robots, smart antennas, numerical modelling for earth propagation problems, elite athlete monitoring and artificial dielectrics.
Professor Thiel is currently Chair of the IEEE Wave Propagation Standards Committee, and a member of the IEEE Antennas Standards Committee. He is a Griffith University representative for StEP (Solving the Electronic Waste Problem) (http://www.step-initiative.org/ ) in Task Force 2: ReDesign.
Current teaching areas
- Engineering Mathematics
- Linear Electromagnetics
- Advanced Communications Systems
- Research Methods for Engineers
- International exchange programs
Professor Thiel has more than 80 journal papers, 125 international conference papers, 10 patents and 50 consultancy reports for companies. His book (coauthored with Stephanie Smith), Switched Parasitic Antennas for Cellular Communications is a highly cited book.
Journal and conference papers can be found at Publications.