- General Chair of IEEE 2014 Sections Congress

- Past President of IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society

- Past Chair of IEEE Spain Section

- Past Chair of the Department of Signal Theory and Communications, College of Engineering, Charles the Third University of Madrid
- Co-director of the Research Group on Radiofrequency, Electromagnetics, Microwaves and Antennas (GREMA) of Charles the Third University of Madrid


Magdalena Salazar-Palma was born in Granada, Spain. She received the MS and PhD degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain, where she was Assistant and Associate Professor at the Department of Signals, Systems and Radiocommunications. Since 2004 she is with the Department of Signal Theory and Communications, Charles the Third University of Madrid, Spain, where she is Full Professor, co-director of the Radiofrequency, Electromagnetics, Microwaves and Antennas Research Group (GREMA) and has served for three years as Department head.


She has developed her research in a number of areas: electromagnetic field theory; advanced computational and numerical methods for microwave and millimeter wave passive components and antennas analysis and design; advanced network theory, in particular, passive devices, filters and multiplexers theory and design; antenna arrays and smart antennas; novel materials and metamaterials for the implementation of devices and antennas with improved performance (multiband, miniaturization, and so on) for the new generation of communication systems; design, simulation, optimization, implementation, and measurement of microwave circuits both in waveguide and integrated (hybrid and monolithic) technologies; millimeter, submillimeter and THz frequency band technologies; propagation theory; and history of telecommunications.


She has authored 643 scientific publications: 7 books and 25 contributions for books published by international editorial companies, 13 contributions for academic books, 96 papers in scientific journals, 334 papers in international conferences, symposia, and workshops, 76 papers in national conferences, 53 project reports, 30 short courses notes, and 9 other publications. She has coauthored 2 European/USA patents and several software packages for the analysis and design of microwave and millimeter wave passive components, antennas and antenna arrays, advanced filters and multiplexers, which are used by multinational companies. She has participated (as principal investigator or researcher) in 90 projects and contracts, financed by international, European, and Spanish institutions and companies. She is the co-founder of a small business dealing with advanced Electromagnetic simulators for the analysis and design of antennas and microwave devices. She has delivered numerous invited presentations and short courses. She received two individual research awards, and together with her Department another research award. She has received several grants and other recognitions.


She has been member of Spain Accreditation Committee of Full Professors in Engineering and Architecture and other accreditation panels for institutions in Spain and abroad. She has assisted several Spanish agencies in the evaluation of projects, research grants applications, and so on. She has served in evaluation panels of the Commission of the European Communities, and other countries, including the National Science Foundation in USA. She has been member of the editorial board or associate editor of several scientific journals, member of the Technical Program or Organizing Committees of many international and national symposia, and reviewer for many international scientific journals, symposia, and editorial companies.


In 1989 she became a Member the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a Senior Member in 2001. She was elevated to Fellow in 2014. She is member of IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S), Communications Society, Education Society, Magnetics Society, Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S), and Women in Engineering (WIE). Since 1989 she has served IEEE under different volunteer positions: Vice-chair and Chair of Spain Section AP-S/MTT-S Joint Chapter, Spain Section Chair, Spain Section Membership Development officer, Professional Development officer, Region 8 Committee member, Region 8 Nominations and Appointments Subcommittee member, Region 8 Conference Coordination Subcommittee Chair, Women in Engineering Committee (WIEC) member, Chair of WIEC, member of Ethics and Member Conduct Committee, History Committee, MGAB (Member and Geographic Activities Board) Geographic Unit Operations Support Committee, elected member at large of AP-S Administrative Committee, member of Division IV Nominations and Appointments Committee. She was elected 2010 AP-S President-Elect, serving in 2011 as AP-S President and member of the Technical Activities Board (TAB), and, in 2012, as AP-S Past President, Chair of AP-S Nomination Committee and Chair of AP-S Past Presidents Council. Currently she is member of AP-S Administrative Committee as Past President, member of AP-S Distinguished Lecturer Program Committee, MTT-S Subcommittee # 15, MTT-S Education Committee, Service Awards Committee and Honorary Membership Committee (committees of the Awards Board) and TAB Society Review Committee. She is the Chair of AP-S History Committee and General Chair of MGAB Sections Congress 2014 Committee.

With IEEE 2011 President Kam and IEEE 2011 MTT-S President Snyder

102nd IEEE Region 8 Meeting, Budapest, Hungary, April 2014. In the balcony, with IEEE Region 8 Director Bastiaans, IEEE Spain Section Chair Corchado, and IEEE President-Elect Michel

IEEE MTT-S Internatiomal Microwave Symposium, IMS 2014, Tampa, FL, USA, June 2014. Receiving the IEEE Fellow recognition from IEEE 2013 President Staecker and IEEE 2014 MTT-S President Weigel

2011 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, Spokane, WA, USA. During the Awards Ceremony acting as AP-S President

1992 URSI Commission B International Symposium on Electromagnetic Theory, EMTS, Sydney, Australia, August 1992.

7th International Workshop on Finite Elements for Microwave Engineering, Madrid, Spain, May 2004. Co-chair of the Workshop

IEEE AP-S Region 9 Outreach Project. Workshop at Buenos Aires University, Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 2012

3rd Asia-Pacific Conference on Antennas and Propagation, APCAP 2014, Harbin, China, July 2014



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