Centre Member Profile

Fedor Kovalev
Employer: The Australian National University
Centre Role: PhD Student
Job Title in TMOS: PhD Student
Research Interests:

- Metamaterials

- Bolometers

- Microwave Engineering

- Microwave Communication


- M.Sc. in Physics, NUST MISIS, Moscow, Russia (2020)

- Engineer in Radio Physics and Electronics, NRU MPEI, Moscow, Russia (2013)

- B.Sc. in Radio Engineering, NRU MPEI, Moscow, Russia (2011)


Fedor Kovalev is a PhD student at the Research School of Physics at the Australian National University. He is a physicist and a microwave engineer with the strong background of the scientific work at various organizations of the Russian space industry and the Russian Academy of Sciences. Fedor graduated as a Master of Physics at the National University of Science and Technology MISiS in Moscow in 2020. His scientific project was based on one-year research at the TU Ilmenau in Germany, supported by the DAAD scholarship and dedicated to the subTHz metamaterial for the bolometric sensing. He has been involved in various scientific and technical projects since he received an Engineer degree in Radio Physics and Electronics in 2013 and a Bachelor degree in Radio Engineering at the National Research University MPEI in 2011.

The theme of Fedor’s Engineer Thesis was "Power addition of the spin transfer nano-oscillators in the presence of the structures of the metamaterials". Fedor has good skills in electromagnetic modeling and microwave engineering. His research interests are metamaterials, bolometers, microwave and terahertz communication. Fedor has developed several microwave devices for satellite communication such as filters, diplexers, splitters and couplers. In the last two years, before entering the Research School of Physics at the ANU, he worked on a preliminary design of ground terminals for satellite communication. He also has good skills in link budget analysis and system design of transceivers for terrestrial satellite communication terminals.