Frederick Research Center is a leading research non-profit organization in Cyprus. It was established in 1997 in order to create a solid foundation for the development of scientific research activities of Cypriot and foreign scientists. FRC engages highly qualified academic/research staff, predominantly from Frederick University, with long experience in implementing independent and high caliber research and with rich publications record in peer-reviewed scientific journals. FRC encourages a “Bottom-up” approach for development of ideas and therefore the projects implemented under FRC cover a broad range of research interests. Numerous R&D projects (~130 externally funded national and EU projects, ¬€12mil in funding) have been carried out through FRC and part of their results have been presented in international scientific conferences, contributing to their dissemination and technology transfer. Recent successes through the RIF’s RESTART 2016-20 program include two INTEGRATED and four EXCELENCE HUBS projects as Host Organization and 23 more as main Partner. The Center has been involved in R&D projects relevant to Applied Sciences and Engineering, Environment, Education, Management & Economics and Social Sciences. To facilitate this, FRC has contemporary facilities and access to Frederick University’s infrastructure, equipment and software tools through a special collaboration agreement. Furthermore, FRC staff has developed closed collaboration with several public authorities, enterprises, non-profit organizations and universities in Cyprus and abroad. FRC applies equal opportunity practices for employment of new researchers and strives for gender equality. It should be noted that despite the skewed involvement in STEM related projects, 33% of the new researchers (50) involved in projects over the last two years were female.
Dr. Marios Lestas, PhD (Principal Investigator) received the B.A and M.Eng degrees in Electrical and Information Engineering from the University of Cambridge U.K and the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California in 2000 and 2006 respectively. He is affiliated with Frederick Research Center and an Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering and Informatics of the School of Engineering at Frederick University. His research interests include application of non-linear control theory and optimization methods in Intelligent Networks such as Computer Networks, Transportation Networks, Power Networks, Molecular Nano-networks and Metasurfaces. In the aforementioned networks he has investigated issues pertinent to congestion control, information dissemination, network vulnerability, demand response and more recently privacy and security. He has participated in a number of projects funded by the Research Promotion Foundation and the EU.
Mr. Nikolaos Ntetsikas (PhD Candidate)
Mr. Ntetsikas received his 5-year Diploma from the ECE School of Democritus University of Thrace (DUTh), where his final project was to design a mm-Wave sized printed Rotman Lens antenna for sub-6GHz applications. He has a background in telecommunications, antennas, microwave engineering and signal processing. He has been a research assistant from January 2021 to October 2022, and has worked on an industrial project for 5G Indoor to Outdoor wireless communications in collaboration with Nokia Bell Labs US, as well as on a project about energy efficient ultra-reliable 5G IoT networks for industrial monitoring, which was part of the CHIST-ERA framework called “FIREMAN”. Currently, he is pursuing his PhD on molecular communications at Frederick University Cyprus. His research interests include molecular communications and bio-nano networks, channel modeling, signal processing for wireless communications and AI techniques for wireless communications. He has been a co-author in one published article for the design of True Time Delay beamforming networks, and in one published article on 60 GHz channel measurements.