Jayakrishnan Methapettyparambu Purushothama received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree in Electronics and Electronics Science, respectively from the Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India, and Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, Kerala, India, subsequently in 2012 and 2014, with first rank position for both, and the Ph.D. degree in RF and Microwave Electronics Engineering from the Université Grenoble Alpes, France, in 2019.

From 2014 to 2016, he worked as a Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in Electromagnetics and Antennas, Department of Electronics, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, India. There he worked on implantable sensor antenna systems for wireless sensing, for medical applications. From 2016 to 2019, he worked as a Ph.D. scholar with the Laboratoire de Conception et d’Intégration des Systèmes (LCIS), Grenoble-INP, Université Grenoble Alpes, France, and since December 2019 to February 2021, he worked there as a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the ScattererID project (funded by the European Research Council (ERC) under European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program), focused on development of CBRAM based RF switches, and their integration in passive RF/microwave devices, especially in chipless RFID applications. Since February 2021, he joined the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences of the Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK, as a Research Associate with the Microwave and Antenna Engineering Research Group. His research interests include microwave antennas and beamforming, chipless RFID, CBRAM based solid state RF switches, microwave-based biosensors, implantable antennas, RCS studies, dielectric characterization, and similar.

Dr. Methapettyparambu Purushothama has received the Young Scientist Award (YSA) from URSI, at the URSI – General Assembly and Scientific Symposium (GASS) 2020, Rome, Italy. He is the recipient of the 4th prize and cash award in the 6th international student paper competition organized by the International Union of Radio Science (URSI), held at URSI Atlantic Radio Science Meeting (AT-RASC) 2018, Gran Canaria, Spain, and was a finalist for student paper competition at the IEEE-MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS) 2019, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He has also cleared the University Grants Commission (UGC), Govt. of India, National Eligibility Test (NET) for Assistant Professorship in Indian Universities, with an award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) for PhD studies, being among the 0.6% out of 0.6 million candidates who appeared for the examination, and qualified for both NET and JRF, in June 2013.

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