Professor Nick Ridler


Lectures by Invitation

Nick Ridler regularly gives invited lectures and talks at universities, on training courses, and as part of workshops (e.g. at IEEE and IET conferences).  A selection of these talks is given below.

If you are interested in hosting one of these talks, please contact  Each lecture runs for typically one hour.  It is expected that travel and subsistence costs related to the lecture will be paid for by the host.

New lectures

These are lectures that have been given at events during the last year or two.

7. "Network Analyser Measurements for Millimetre-wave and Terahertz Electronics Applications" {abstract}

6. "An Introduction to Vector Network Analyser (VNA) Measurements"  {abstract}

5. "Microwave Measurements: keeping pace with requirements in industry" {abstract}

4. "Are Measurements Really Uncertain?  If so, Why? And, by How Much?"  {abstract}

3. "Characterising Electromagnetic Materials to Terahertz Frequencies Using Vector Network Analysers"  {abstract}

2. "The New IEEE 1785 Series of Standards for Rectangular Metallic Waveguides Above 110 GHz"  {abstract}

1. "Future Challenges in High-frequency Electromagnetic Metrology (RF to Terahertz)"  {abstract}

General Interest

These lectures are likely to be of general interest to science and engineering technologists with a general knowledge of high-frequency electromagnetics.

9. "Microwave Measurements . . . The Quiet Revolution"  {abstract}  

8. "What's New in Microwave Measurements?"  {abstract}

7. "Challenges to Measurement Methods as Microwave Techniques are Extended to Millimetre and Submillimetre Wavelengths"  {abstract}

6. "Evaluating and Expressing Uncertainty in High-frequency Electromagnetic Measurements A Selective Review"  {abstract}

5. "General Principles for Evaluating Uncertainty in Measurements"  {abstract}

4. "Measurement Standards and Traceability"  {abstract}

3. "Network Analyser Measurements"  {abstract}

2. "Submillimetre-wave Measurements"  {abstract}

1. "Coaxial Connectors, Air Lines and RF Impedance"  {abstract}

Specialist Interest

These lectures are highly specialised and are based on presentations given at recent international scientific conferences.

2. Analysing Uncertainty Matrices Associated with Multiple S parameter Measurements  {abstract}

1. Investigating Connection Repeatability of Waveguide Devices at Frequencies from 0.75 THz to 1.10 THz  {abstract}