University of Oulu, 2017

Antenna is a combination of Engineering and Art

Adjunct Professor (Docent), Markus Berg

Markus Berg


University Researcher
Antennas and Propagation

60 peer reviewed publications in international journals. The publications have been cited 565 times, of which the most cited publication accounts for 98 citations. The author has a h-index of 13.00. (Google Scholar)


Markus Berg received the M.Sc. (Tech.) and D.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Oulu,Oulu, in 2005 and 2011, respectively. From 2005 to 2015 he was a Research Scientist and Project Manager with the Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu. In 2015, he was a Design Engineer with Elektrobit, Oulu Finland, and Bittium, Oulu Finland. He is currently an Adjunct Professor with the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, University of Oulu. His current research interests include antennas and propagation for wireless communication, wearable and frequency tunable antennas for small devices, and GNSS radio channel characterization. Dr. Berg has authored and co-authored more than 60 international journal and conference papers.

Research interests

  • Wearable Antennas
  • Frequency Reconfigurable Antennas
  • Antennas for NB-IoT & LTE-M Applications
  • GNSS Radio Channel Characterization

Scientific merits

  • Title of Docent, Antennas and propagation especially in the proximity to human body, University of Oulu, 1.10.2017

Professional and community activities

  • Member of IEEE
  • Deputy member of University of Oulu in Finnish National Committee of URSI, 2018->

Research groups

  • University Researcher, CWC Radio Technologies (CWC-RT)

Selected publications

  • Berg, Markus; Chen, Jiangcheng; Pärssinen, Aarno (2018) Analysis of Vertical Loop Antenna and Its Wide and Flat Variant Performance in Wearable Use. - IEEE Access Early online, Early online . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Khan, Bilal; Berg, Markus; Rousu, Seppo; Pärssinen, Aarno (2018) Beam Switchable Vehicular Antenna for Increased Communication Range. - Progress in electromagnetics research M 66, 203-213 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Berg, M. ; Tuovinen, T.; Salonen, E. (2017) Artificial Anisotropic Dielectric Material for Antenna Polarization Rotation. (Artikkeli tieteellisessä konferenssijulkaisussa). - 2017 Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium — Spring (PIERS), St Petersburg, Russia, 22–25 May. Ei sarjaa/No series. 3771-3776. [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Tuovinen, Tommi; Salonen, Erkki; Berg, Markus (2016) An Artificially Anisotropic Antenna Substrate for the Generation of Circular Polarization’. - IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation 64 (11), 4937-4942 . [Original]
  • Aikio, Janne P.; Kostamovaara, Juha; Berg, Markus; Salonen, Erkki T. (2017) On the microwave photonics based pulsed-time-of-flight techniques in the measurement of the thickness of dielectric sheets. (Artikkeli tieteellisessä konferenssijulkaisussa). - 2017 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC). Ei sarjaa/No series. 1-6. [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Berg, Markus; Lighari, Rameez UR Rahman; Tuovinen, Tommi; Salonen, Erkki T. (2016) Circularly Polarized GPS Antenna for Simultaneous LHCP and RHCP Reception with High Isolation. (Artikkeli tieteellisessä konferenssijulkaisussa). - 2016 Loughborough Antennas & Propagation Conference (LAPC). Ei sarjaa/No series. 1-4. [Original]
  • Tuovinen, Tommi; Berg, Markus; Salonen, Erkki (2014) Antenna close to tissue: avoiding radiation pattern minima with anisotropic substrate. - IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters 13, 1680-1683
  • Kaivanto, Emmi; Berg, Markus; Salonen, Erkki; De Maagt, Peter (2011) Wearable Circularly Polarized Antenna for Personal Satellite Communication and Navigation. - IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation 59, 4490-4496
  • Berg Markus Antero, Salonen Erkki (2011) Compensating for the influence of human hand with two switchable antennas. - IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation 5 (13), 1576 - 1582
  • Berg Markus, Sonkki Marko, Salonen Erkki (2011) Absorption Loss Reduction in a Mobile Terminal With Switchable Monopole Antennas. - IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation 59 (11), 4379 - 4383

Thesis supervisions

Co-supervisor: T. Tuovinen (Supervised by J. Iinatti) "Operation of IR-UWB WBAN antennas close to human tissues", October 2014