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LAST AMPERE NEWSLETTER

The AMPERE Newsletter appears quarterly and covers short topical articles written by experts in the field. Typically it also includes a profile, conference reports, advertisements, a calendar of events and news items on various aspects of radio frequency and microwave energy usage in the ISM frequency band, covering topics broadly from 1 MHz to 30 GHz, although higher frequencies have also been covered. It also highlights on promising new research developments to emanate from academe and industry.

Issue 82.


Editorial

I am pleased to present in this issue a contribution from Prof. Dariusz Bogdal. Professor Bogdal is the author and coauthor of the well‐known books published by Elsevier and Blackwell‐Wiley “Microwave‐Assisted Organic Synthesis: One Hundred Reaction Procedures” and “Microwave‐Enhanced Polymer Chemistry and Technology”, and has publisehd more than 100 papers and review articles.
This time, he anounces and explains the new location of next of AMPERE 2015 Conference to be held in Cracow.
I had the opportunity to enjoy this city some months ago and I can ensure to all of you that it is an incredible city due to its monuments and warm people.
Prof. Oliver Kappe is also welcome to our newsletter. He is the co‐author of 350 publications and his main research interests have focused on multicomponent reactions, combinatorial chemistry and the synthesis of biologically active heterocycles in the past.
More recently his research group has been involved with enabling and process intensification technologies, including microwave and continuous flow chemistry.
In this case, he explains the temperature measurement methodology they use during microwave‐assisted tests to conclude that ultimately it is only the bulk reaction temperature that governs the outcome of a chemical transformation Finally, the afterthought piece is written as usual by Dr. Metaxas.
This time he describes a metamaterial‐based system to convert microwave signals into DC energy with an energy efficiency conversion near the 37%.
I take this opportunity to wish you all the best during the next autumn months and to invite you to next 15th AMPERE conference to be held in Krakow University of Technology (Cracow, Poland) during 14th‐17th September, 2015.

Prof. Juan Monzó‐Cabrera
ETSI Telecomunicación
Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena (Spain)