Professor Janina Mazierska
Professor (Personal Chair), Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Member of the James Cook University Council
Ph.D., FIEEE (Warsaw University of Technology, 1979)
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Microwave Characterisation of Materials
IEEE Fellow, Past Director of IEEE Region 10
Jana obtained MEEng in Electronic Engineering and PhD in Telecommunication from Warsaw University of Technology, Poland. She also worked there, at the Institute of Electronic Fundamentals, from 1972 to 1987. In the period from 1983 till 1987 she was on secondment to University of Jos (under an intergovernmental agreement between Nigeria and Poland) to assist in development of the Bachelor degree in Electronics. Then she joined James Cook University serving in various positions including Deputy and Acting Dean of the Faculty of Engineering. She was also a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University in 1991 and 1996. From 2004 to 2008 she was a Head of the Institute of Information Sciences and Technology at Massey University in New Zealand.
Jana’s research expertise is in microwave characterisation of low loss materials, including High Temperature Superconductors (HTS), novel dielectric materials and semiconductors, as well as applications of HTS to wireless communication systems, with over 125 journal and conference proceedings papers published. For her contributions to knowledge in this area she was elected an IEEE Fellow (class 2005). In the period 1998-2003 she was awarded four ARC Discovery Grants as the first Chief Investigator for over $M1.3, and was a CI on four other ARC grants for over $M2.1. She gave many keynote and invited lectures around the world.
Jana has been an active member of the IEEE, the biggest non-profit, technical professional association of more than 375,000 members in 160 countries, since 1987. She served the organisation in many roles and was instrumentational in creation the IEEE North Queensland (now Northern Australia Section). In the period 2007-2008 she was on the IEEE Board of Directors and a Director of Region 10(Asia&Pacifics).
For service to Polish Australian Community Jana has been awarded the Order of Poland (Złoty Krzyż Zasługi).
Full list of publications
Most significant publications
J. Krupka, J. Mazierska: “Contact-less Measurements of Resistivity of Semiconductor Wafers Employing Single-Post and Split-Post Dielectric Resonator Techniques”, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 56, pp. 1839-1844, 2007.
J. Mazierska, J. Krupka, M. V. Jacob: „Precise Microwave Characterisation of Low Loss Dielectrics”, Invited Paper, Microwave Workshop Digest, MWE2005, Proceedings of Microwave Workshops and Exhibition 2005, Yokohama, 9-11 November 2005, IEICE Press, ISBN 4-902339-07-2 C3055, pp. 295-300, 2005.
J. Mazierska, M. Jacob: “High Temperature Superconducting Filters for Wireless Communication”, a book chapter invited for “NOVEL TEACHNOLOGIES FOR MICROWAVE AND MILLIMETER-WAVE APPLICATIONS” edited by Jean-Fu Kiang, Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, ISBN: 1-4020-7642-8, pp. 123-152, 2004.
M. V. Jacob, J. Mazierska, K. Leong and J. Krupka:“Microwave Properties of Low Loss Polymers at Cryogenic Temperatures”, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 50, No. 2, pp. 474-480, 2002.
K. Leong, J. Mazierska: “Precise Measurements of the Q-factor of Dielectric Resonators in the Transmission Mode: Accounting for Noise, Crosstalk, Uncalibrated Lines, Coupling Loss and Coupling Reactance”, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 50, No. 9, pp. 2115-2127, 2002.
J. Mazierska, C. Wilker: ”Accuracy Issues in Surface Resistance Measurements of High Temperature Superconductors using Dielectric Resonators”, IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 3217-3225, 2001.
K. Leong and J. Mazierska: “Accurate Measurements of Surface Resistance of HTS Films using a Novel Transmission Mode Q-factor Technique”, Journal of Superconductivity, vol. 14, pp. 93-103, 2001.
J. Krupka and J. Mazierska: “Single Crystal Dielectric Resonators for Low Temperature Electronics”, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory & Techniques, vol. 48, No. 7, pp. 1270-1274, 2000.
J. Mazierska and R. Grabovickic: “Circulating Power, RF Magnetic Field and RF Current Density of Shielded Dielectric Resonators for Power Handling Analysis of High Temperature Superconducting Thin Films of Arbitrary Thickness”, IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, vol. 6, No. 4, pp. 178-187, 1998.
J. Mazierska: "Dielectric Resonator as a Possible Standard for Characterisation of High Temperature Superconducting Films for Microwave Applications", Journal of Superconductivity, vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 73-85, 1997.
J. Ceremuga and M. Ziolkowski: "The p-n-n+ Step Recovery Diode - Theory, Design and Applications", Electronika, No. 6, pp. 5-10, 1982.
J. Ceremuga: "The Dynamic Model of the p-n-n+ Step Recovery Diodes for the Numerical Analysis of Pulse Circuits", Solid State Electronics, vol. 24, No. 5, pp. 501-510, 1981.