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  • Vice-Dean for Doctoral Study and Science, CTU, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, 06/2015 - 12/2018, 09/2019 - present
  • Fulbright-Masaryk Visiting Researcher at Pennsylvania State University, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, CEARL, 12/2018 - 09/2019
  • Assoc. Professor (doc.) 2013, Ph.D. 2003, Ing. (M.S. equiv.) 1996, CTU, Faculty of Electrical Engineering

CV, Google Scholar, Publons profile

Antennas and microwave technique, applied electromagnetism, related computer aided modeling:

  • Chipless RFID transponders for information coding and sensing,
  • wearable, low-profile antennas for UHF RFID of people,
  • electrically small, multiband planar antennas for handheld devices and personal use,
  • analytical modeling of input impedance of low-profile patch and small multiple-arm monopole antennas,
  • artificial EM materials for antenna performance enhancement (miniaturization),
  • passive microwave components,
  • enhanced-gain planar patch antenna based on patended collinear principle,
  • antenna through-the-wall sensor for detection of ilegal mobile phones in prisons,
  • baseband antenna array for GSM/DCS system.

IEEE and EuMA Member
2012-13 IEEE Czechoslovakia section, Vice-chair
2010-11 IEEE Czechoslovakia section, Chair
2010 IEEE Region 8 Voluntary Contribution Fund Coordinator
2007-09 MTT/AP/ED/EMC Joint Chapter of IEEE CS section, Chair

  • Antenna Design and Construction (A0M17NKA)
  • Data Transmission Lines (B2M17VDP)
  • CAD in HF Technique (B2M17CAD)

PhD students supervised:

  • Jaroslav Havlíček, Methods and Structures for chipless RFID, 2020, currently at the Czech Academy of Sciences as a postdoctoral fellow, Dean's Award for Prestigious disertation Thesis, Publons profile
  • David Vrba, Electrically Miniaturized Antennas Based on Zeroth-Order Resonance, 2012, currently at CTU FBMI as an assoc. prof., Publons profile
  • Milan Švanda, Nízkoprofilové antény v blízkosti lidského těla, 2011, Rectors' Award, II. degree, currently at CTU FEE as a researcher, Publons profile
  • Alois Holub, Collinear Microstrip Patch Antennas: Development and Analysis, 2010, currently working with a a programmer
  • 2023-25 Advanced Structures and Characterization Methods of Nonlinear Backscattering for Identification and Sensing, (GA ČR) 23-07518S (Principal Investigator, PI)
  • 2018-20 Fundamental Bounds on Electromagnetic Radiation and Scattering Phenomena and Associated Realizable Subforms, Czech Science Foundation (GAČR) 19-06049S, (team member, TM)
  • 2019-17 Wireless Sensing of Physical Quantities in Complex Environment, Czech Science Foundation (GAČR) 17-02760S (TM)
  • 2015-17 Remote Sensing of Small Scatterers by Electromagnetic Waves, Czech Science Foundation (GAČR) 15-08803S, (PI)
  • 2014-17 Electromagnetic Structures and Circuits for Wireless Power, MŠMT LD 14122, sub-project of COST WIPE IC131 (TM)
  • 2012-15 Advanced Technologies and Modeling for Antennas and Sensors, MŠMT LD 12055, sub-project of COST VISTA IC1102 (TM)
  • 2008-10 Artificial Electromagnetic Structures for Miniaturization of HF and Microwave Radiation and Circuit Components, Czech Science Foundation (GAČR) 102/08/1282, (PI)
  • 2008-10 Antenna Systems and Sensors with Special Characteristics, MŠMT OC08018, sub-projekt COST ASSIST IC0603 (TM)
  • 2009 Interactive Imaging of 3D Electromagnetic Fields, FRVS 2359/2009/F1/a, (PI)
  • 2004-06 Multiband Planar Antennas with Compact-Shaped Radiators, Czech Science Foundation (GAČR), 102/04/P131, (PI)
  • 2004 Modular Antenna Samples for Antenna Design and Construction,  FRVŠ 2020/2004/F1/a (PI)
  • 2002-03 Mobile-Phone Detection System for Prison Administration of the Czech Republic, project (TM)
  • 1997-2000 Antenna Laboratory (RF Anechoic Antenna Chamber), MŠMT VS97035 (TM) 

Selected journal papers

  • Polivka, M., Svanda, M., "Class of Platform-Tolerant High Encoding Capacity Chipless RFID Tags for EAN/GTIN Encoding," in IEEE Internet of Things Journal (Early Access), doi: 10.1109/JIOT.2023.3312930.
  • Polivka, M., Hubata-Vacek, V., and Svanda, M., Harmonic Balance / Full-Wave Analysis of Wearable Harmonic Transponder for IoT Applications, in IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation,  vol. 70, no. 2, p. 977-987, DOI: 10.1109/TAP.2021.3111226.
  • Švanda, M., Macháč, J., Polívka, M., Havlová, Š., Fitl, P., Vrňata, M., Chipless RFID Tag with Enhanced RCS Used as a Phthalocyanine-Based Solvent Vapors Sensor, IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters. 2020, 19(9), 1556-1560, DOI: 10.1109/LAWP.2020.3009453.
  • Švanda, M., Polívka, M., Havlíček, J., Macháč, J., Werner, D. H., Platform Tolerant, High Encoding Capacity Dipole Array-Plate Chipless RFID Tags. IEEE Access. 2019, vol. 7, pp. 138707-138720, 2019, DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2935258.
  • Švanda, M.; Havlíček, J.; Macháč, J.; Polívka, M., Polarisation Independent Chipless RFID Tag Based on Circular Arrangement of Dual-Spiral Capacitively-Loaded Dipoles with Robust RCS Response, IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation. 2018, vol. 12, no. 10, p. 2167–2171.
  • Švanda, M., Kvičera, M., Polívka, M., Reliability Improvement of RF Identification of Shadowed People in Building Corridors Using Space Diversity. Radioengineering. 2018, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 762-769.
  • Havlíček, J.; Švanda, M.; Polívka, M.; Macháč, J.; Kraček, J., Chipless RFID Tag Based on Electrically Small Spiral Capacitively Loaded Dipole, IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters. 2017, vol. 16, no. 1, p. 3051-3054.
  • Polívka, M.; Havlíček, J.; Švanda, M.; Macháč, J., Improvement in Robustness and Recognizability of RCS Response of U Shaped Strip-Based Chipless RFID Tags, IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters. 2016, vol.15, no. 1, p. 2000-2003.
  • Švanda, M.; Polívka, M., On-body Semi-Electrically-Small Tag Antenna for Ultra High Frequency Radio-Frequency Identification Platform-Tolerant Applications, IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation. 2016, vol. 10, no.6, p. 631-63
  • Polívka, M., Švanda, M.: Stepped Impedance Coupled-Patches Tag Antenna for Platform-Tolerant UHF RFID Applications. IEEE Trans. on Antennas and Propagation. 2015, vol. 63, no. 9, p. 3791-3797.
  • Švanda, M., Polívka, M.: Matching Technique for an On-Body Low-Profile Coupled-Patches UHF RFID TAG Antennas and for Sensor Antennas. IEEE Trans. on Antennas and Propagation. 2015, vol. 63, no. 05, p. 2295-2301.
  • Švanda, M., Polívka, M., Small-Size Wearable High-Frequency TAG Antenna for UHF RFID of People. International Jornal of Antennas and Propagation. 2014, vol. 2014, paper ID 509768, p. 1-5..
  • Švanda, M., Polívka, M., Illustration of the Impedance Behavior of Extremaly Low Profile Coupled Shorted-Patch Antennas for UHF RFID of People. International Journal of Antennas and Propagation. 2014, vol. 2014, paper ID 712790, p. 1-10.
  • Macháč, J., Polívka, M., Zemlyakov, K.: Dual Band Leaky Wave Antenna on a CRLH Substrate Integrated Waveguide. IEEE Trans. on Antennas and Propagation. 2013, vol. 61, no. 7, p. 3876-3879.
  • Morávek, O., Hoffmann, K., Polívka, M., Jelínek, L.: Precise Measurement Using Coaxila-to-Microstrip Transition Through Radiation Suppresion. IEEE Trans. on Microwave Theory and Technique. 2013, vol. 61, no. 8, p. 2956-2965. 
  • Polívka, M., Holub, A., Vyhnalik, M., Švanda, M.: Impedance Properties and Radiation Efficiency of Electrically Small Double and Triple Split-Ring Antennas for UHF RFID Applications. IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters. 2013, vol. 12, no. 1, p. 221-224.
  • Švanda, M., Polívka, M., Hudec, P.: Novel low-profile Foam Dielectric Over the Shoulder antenna Based On Coupled Patches Technique. Microwave and Optical Technology Letters. 2013, vol. 55, no. 3, p. 593-597. ISSN 0895-2477.
  • Polívka, M., Vrba, D.: Input Resistance of Electrically Short Not-too-Closely Spaced Multi-Element Monopoles with Uniform Current Distribution. IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters. 2012, vol. 11, no. 1, p. 1592-1595.
  • Švanda, M., Polívka, M.: Horizontal Five-arm Folded Dipole over Metal Screening plane for UHF RFID of Dielectric Objects. Microwave and Optical Technology Letters. 2010, vol. 52, no. 10, p. 2291-2294.
  • Švanda, M., Polívka, M.: Two Novel Extremely Low-Profile Slot-Coupled Two-Element Patch Antennas for UHF RFID of People. Microwave and Optical Technology Letters. 2010, vol. 52, no. 2, p. 249-252.
  • Polívka, M., Švanda, M., Hudec, P., Zvánovec, S., UHF Radiofrequency Identification of People in Indoor and Open Areas, IEEE Trans. on Microwave Theory and Technique, Special Issue on Hardware and Integration Challenges of RFID’s, 2009, vol. 57, no. 5, p. 1341-1347.
  • Švanda, M., Polívka, M., Novel Dual-loop antenna Placed over Patch Array Surface for UHF RFID of Dielectric and Metallic Objects. Microwave and Optical Technology Letters. 2009, vol. 51, no. 3, p. 709-713.
  • Holub, A., Polívka, M.: Vertically Meander-Folded, Shorted-Patch Antennas. Microwave and Optical Technology Letters. 2009, vol. 51, no. 12, p. 2938-2942.
  • Polívka, M., Vrba, D.: Shielded Micro-Coplanar CRLH TL Zeroth-Order Resonator Antenna, Critical Performance Evaluation. Radioengineering. 2009, vol. 18, no. 4, p. 368-372.
  • Vrba, D., Polívka, M.: Radiation Efficiency Improvement of Zeroth-Order Resonator Antenna. Radioengineering. 2009, vol. 18, no. 1, p. 1-8.
  • Polívka, M., Švanda, M., Černý, P., The Design of the Multiple-Arm Folded Dipole Antenna Operating Closely Spaced to a PEC. International Journal on Wireless and Optical Communication, vol. 2008, no. 5, p. 77-84.
  • Polívka, M., Holub, A.: Enhanced Gain Microstrip Patches Operating on Higher-Order Modes. International Journal of Microwave Science and Technology. vol. 2007, Article ID 46350, 5 pages, 2007. doi:10.1155/2007/46350.
  • Švanda, M., Polívka, M., Hudec, P.: Application of the UHF RFID System for the Identification of Sportsmen in Mass Races. Proceedings of the European Microwave Association. Pisa: Edizioni Plus - Universita di Pisa, 2007, vol. 3, no. 4, 2007.
  • Hudec, P., Polívka, M., Pechač, P., Microwave System for the Detection and Localization of Mobile Phones in Large Buildings. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques. 2005, vol. 53, no. 6, p. 2235-2239.
  • Polívka, M., Holub, A., Mazánek, M., Collinear Microstrip Patch Antenna. Radioengineering. 2005, vol. 14, no. 4, p. 40-42.
  • Hazdra, P., Polívka, M., Sokol, V., Microwave Antennas and Circuits Modeling Using Electromagnetic Field Simulator. Radioengineering. 2005, vol. 14, no. 4, p. 2-10.

Book chapters


  • Švanda, M., Polívka, M., Low-profile planar antenna. Industrial Property Office (IPO), 304585. 2014-06-04. (in Czech).
  • Polívka, M., Švanda, M., Low-profile antenna. IPO, 303918. 2013-05-15. (in Czech).
  • Švanda, M., Polívka, M., Low-profile slot antenna. IPO, 303919. 2013-05-015. (in Czech).
  • Holub A., Polívka, M., Miniaturized microstrip patch antenna, IPO, 303457. 2012-08-09. (in Czech).
  • Polívka, M., Švanda, M., Low-profile antenna, IPO, 303264. 2012-07-04. (in Czech).
  • Hudec, P., Švanda, M., Polívka, M., Communication antenna for body fixing, IPO, 302377. 2011-03-09. (in Czech).
  • Čáp, A., Raida, Z., Polívka, M., Multiband Patch Antenna. IPO, 299752. 2008-10-01. (in Czech).
  • Polívka, M., Holub, A., Microstrip Patch Antenna and One Point Feeding for the Radiator. IPO, 296985. 2006-06-26. (in Czech).

2010-14 Květnice, member of municipal council
 - strategic plan development (strategický plán rozvoje obce Květnice) (link is external)
 - sustainable development of the territory, nature protection
 - grants (nature revitalization, children playground)

Peer reviewer for IEEE Trans. on Antenna and Propagation, IEEE Trans. on Microwave Theory and Technique, IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, Electronics Letters, Radioengineering