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Dr. Eloy de Lera Acedo

Dr. Eloy de Lera Acedo

Principal Investigator (Principal Research Associate)

Head of Cm-wave Radio Astronomy and Novel Sensors group

Head of class part IB Physics Laboratory

REACH telescope PI

Areas of interest:

21-cm cosmology

Radio instrumentation

Eloy de Lera Acedo is accepting applications for PhD students.

Eloy de Lera Acedo is available for consultancy.

Room G09
Battcock Centre for Experimental Astrophysics,
Cavendish Laboratory,
JJ Thomson Avenue

Cambridge CB3 0HE
Office Phone: +44 (0)1223 337365

Research Interests

I am interested in the study of the early epochs of the Universe via observations of the 21-cm line. I am also interested in developing novel sensors and instrumentation for radio astrophysics, space technology and communications. 

Areas of interest: 21 cm cosmology; radio instrumentation; electromagnetic modelling; telescope calibration; antenna/array design; low noise receivers; synergies between instrumentation for Astrophysics and ultra fast digital communications

Research group: Cm-wave Radio Astronomy and Novel Sensors.


Research Supervision

Current PhD students

Nicolas Fagnoni (4th year+)

John Cumner (3th year)

Alec Josaitis (3th year)

Dominic Anstey (2nd year)

Harry Bevins (1st year)

Yu-Hsuan Shen (MPhil)

Current postdoctoral researchers

Dr Quentin Gueuning

Dr Ergin Dinc

Dr Syed Bukhari 

Associated research fellows

Dr Anas Mohsin (research fellow - Royal Society)

Past visiting PhD students

Christos Kolitsidas (KTH - 2017)

Nausika Memeletzoglou (UC3M Madrid - 2019)

Shijie Sun (NAO-CAS - 2020)

Past postdoctoral researchers

Edgar Colin-Beltran (research fellow - INOAE, 2013-2015)

Hardie Pienaar (2017-2018)

Past assistant researchers

Jens Abraham (2015-2017)


Head of class part IB Physics Laboratory
Maths supervisor of NatSci students (part IB) at Downing college

Other Professional Activities

Outreach Officer (Astrophysics Group)


Galaxies: evolution

Key Publications

Eloy de Lera Acedo, Cathryn M. Trott, Randall B. Wayth, Nicolas Fagnoni, Gianni Bernardi, Brett Wakley, Léon V.E. Koopmans, Andrew J. Faulkner, Jan Geralt bij de Vaate, Spectral performance of SKA Log-periodic Antennas I: mitigating spectral artefacts in SKA1-LOW 21 cm cosmology experiments, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 469, Issue 3, August 2017, Pages 2662–2671,


Cathryn M. Trott, Eloy de Lera Acedo, Randall B. Wayth, Nicolas Fagnoni, Adrian T. Sutinjo, Brett Wakley, Chris Ivan B. Punzalan, Spectral performance of Square Kilometre Array Antennas – II. Calibration performance, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 470, Issue 1, August 2017, Pages 455–465,


de Lera Acedo, E., Razavi-Ghods, N., Troop, N. et al. SKALA, a log-periodic array antenna for the SKA-low instrument: design, simulations, tests and system considerations. Exp Astron 39, 567–594 (2015).


David R. DeBoer,..., E. de Lera Acedo,... et al, "HERA: Hydrogen Epoch of Re-ionization Array", 2017 PASP 129 045001


E. de Lera Acedo, E. Garcia, V. GonzÁlez-Posadas, J. L. Vazquez-Roy, R. Maaskant and D. Segovia, "Study and Design of a Differentially-Fed Tapered Slot Antenna Array," in IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 58, no. 1, pp. 68-78, Jan. 2010.


Find here a list of my publications.

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