Milan Polívka
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Education & Experiences

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

Antennas and microwave technique, related computer aided modeling/simulation:

  • 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-throw wall sensor for detection of ilegal mobile phones in prisons,
  • baseband antenna array for GSM/DCS system.
Členství v odborných organizacich: 

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

Pedagogická činnost: 

Currently taughted:

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

PhD students supervised:

  • Jaroslav Havlíček, Methods and Structures for chipless RFID, 2015 - present
  • David Vrba, Electrically Miniaturized Antennas Based on Zeroth-Order Resonance, defended 2012
  • Milan Švanda, Nízkoprofilové antény v blízkosti lidského těla, defended 2011
  • Alois Holub, Collinear Microstrip Patch Antennas: Development and Analysis, defended 2010
  • 2018-20 Fundamental Bounds on Electromagnetic Radiation and Scattering Phenomena and Associated Realizable Subforms, Czech Science Foundation (GAČR) 19-06049S, (team member)
  • 2015-17 Remote Sensing of Small Scatterers by Electromagnetic Waves, Czech Science Foundation (GAČR) GA15-08803S, (principal investigator, PI)
  • 2014-17 Electromagnetic Structures and Circuits for Wireless Power, MŠMT LD 14122, sub-project of COST WIPE IC131 (team member)
  • 2012-15 Advanced Technologies and Modeling for Antennas and Sensors, MŠMT LD 12055, sub-project of COST VISTA IC1102 (team member)
  • 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 (team member)
  • 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 (team member)
  • 1997-2000 Antenna Laboratory (RF Anechoic Antenna Chamber), MŠMT VS97035 (team member) 

Selected journal papers

  • 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, 12(10), ISSN 1751-8725.
  • 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, 16(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, 15(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, 10(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. ISSN 1687-5869.
  • 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. ISSN 1687-5869.  
  • 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. ISSN 1536-1225.
  • 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. ISSN 1536-1225.
  • 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. ISSN 0895-2477.
  • 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. ISSN 0895-2477.
  • 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. ISSN 0018-9480.
  • 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. ISSN 0895-2477.
  • Holub, A., Polívka, M.: Vertically Meander-Folded, Shorted-Patch Antennas. Microwave and Optical Technology Letters. 2009, vol. 51, no. 12, p. 2938-2942. ISSN 0895-2477.
  • 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. ISSN 1210-2512.
  • Vrba, D., Polívka, M.: Radiation Efficiency Improvement of Zeroth-Order Resonator Antenna. Radioengineering. 2009, vol. 18, no. 1, p. 1-8. ISSN 1210-2512.
  • 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. ISSN 0219-7995.
  • 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, ISSN 1687-5826.
  • 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, ISBN 88-8492-324-7, vol. 3, no. 4, 2007, ISBN 88-8492-324-7.
  • 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. ISSN 0018-9480.
  • Polívka, M., Holub, A., Mazánek, M., Collinear Microstrip Patch Antenna. Radioengineering. 2005, vol. 14, no. 4, p. 40-42. ISSN 1210-2512.
  • Hazdra, P., Polívka, M., Sokol, V., Microwave Antennas and Circuits Modeling Using Electromagnetic Field Simulator. Radioengineering. 2005, vol. 14, no. 4, p. 2-10. ISSN 1210-2512.

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).
Další informace: 

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