Myles Capstick was born in 1965 in the north west of England. He received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wales in Bangor in 1987 and 1991, respectively. He was appointed as a lecturer in the School of Electronic Engineering Science at the University of Wales, Bangor in 1990.
He moved to The University of York, Department of Electronics in 1996, where he was first lecturer and latterly senior lecturer.
In May of 2006 Myles joined the IT’IS Foundation, where he applies his expertise across the wide range of areas encompassing RF, microwave and mm-wave systems, circuits, antennas and measurements to the research of the Foundation in the areas of biological interactions, communications, EMC and dosimetry.
In 2006, he co-founded Zurich MedTech for which he serves as Chief Technology Officer.
It was during his school years that Myles developed his interest in RF electronics and was also introduced to RF and audio measurements and good measurement techniques / practice within the Laboratories of Angus McKenzie Facilities in London where he worked during several summer holidays. His fascination with biomolecular and biological systems was developed during his PhD studies under the supervision of Professor Ron Pethig in the University of Wales. This was further nurtured during the periods of his research at the MD Anderson Cancer Hospital in Houston, Texas. The research was on the development of an electron spin resonance spectrometer for biomolecular applications marrying the RF and microwave circuit design with the biological application.
Since that time he has gained a broad and wide ranging experience of analogue, RF, microwave and mm-wave design of systems, subsystems, circuits, filters and antennas. He has wide experience of research and the management of research in large multinational consortia and with industry. He has also undertaken industry led consultancy for training and product development and analysis.
Furthermore, he has experience of the design and manufacture of RF equipment for use in dosimetry and in particular the equipment used in all the human volunteer trials within the Mobile Telecommunications and Health Research Programme of the UK Department of Health as well as studies using human phantoms. Other work has focused on the design of miniature antennas for portable wireless equipment and in particular the interaction with and changes in performance associated with the interaction with the body.
He also designed and developed the system concept and all the RF / microwave hardware of both payload and ground station for a stratospheric communications trial which was successfully held at the Swedish Space Corporation at ESRANGE, Kiruna as part of the EU IST project Capanina in August 2005.