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Stan Skafidas

Professor Of Nanoelectronics
Electrical And Electronic Engineering
science & technology
engineering, electrical & electronic
physical sciences
physics, applied
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Stan Skafidas

Primary Interest
Antenna technology
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Stan Skafidas


Professor Stan Skafidas, from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, leads the Melbourne School of Engineering's research in nanoelectronics.
Professor Skafidas received a PhD from The University of Melbourne in 1997.

Before joining NICTA in 2004, he was Chief Technology Officer at Bandspeed (1998-2004), a company he cofounded, based in Austin Texas, which designed and manufactured semiconductor chipsets for wireless systems and products. At Bandspeed, Professor Skafidas co-invented Adaptive Frequency Hopping – A coexistence technology that allows Bluetooth devices to sense and avoid radio interference. This technology transformed Bluetooth into the robust and easy to use radio communication medium that it is today. AFH has been incorporated in every Bluetooth product since ver 1.2. In 2014 alone, there were over 3 Billion devices sold incorporating this technology. The Bandspeed company was acquired by multinational semiconductor provider Broadcom Inc.
In 2008, a team led by Professor Skafidas developed the world's first completely integrated 60GHz transceiver on CMOS. This single chip wireless system was able to deliver 5Gbps data rate at cost of approximately $1 whilst being only 5mm x 5mm in size. Professor Skafidas co-founded Nitero, the spin out company formed to commercialise 60GHz technology. Nitero received investment from leading venture funds such as Southern Cross Ventures and US based Austin Ventures. The technology and products based on this technology have been the recipient of multiple industry awards including the 2015 CES Innovation award. The CES Innovation Awards is the premier international annual competition honoring outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products. Today, this technology, that has both high throughput and low latency, is being used to produce chipsets for wireless virtual reality systems. In March 2017 the Nitero company was acquired by technology multinational Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and has led to the establishment of AMD's global wireless research and development centre in Australia.
Professor Skafidas has over 300 publications in the fields of nanoelectronics, neural engineering, biosensors and wireless communications. He is listed as an inventor on 28 International patents.
Professor Skafidas is a Fellow to the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE). Professor Skafidas is recognised for his vision, leadership and major technical accomplishments in industry, research institutions, academia and international standardisation committees. Adaptive frequency-hopping technology that he developed now forms a critical part of the Bluetooth standard and has been incorporated in several billion devices. His research in nano-electronics has advanced the disciplines of wireless communications, single chip radars and medical diagnostic systems.


Displaying the 42 most recent projects by Stan Skafidas.



Project Types


Research Grant


Research Contracts


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Scholarly Works

Displaying the 432 most recent scholarly works by Stan Skafidas.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships


Richard Newton Award for Research Excellence

University of Melbourne


INNOVIC's Next Big Thing Awards, 'Innovation Excellence' Winner for Gigabit Wireless Transceiver on CMOS project



FTSE - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering


FIEAUST - Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Australia





Professor Of Nanoelectronics

Electrical And Electronic Engineering



Senior Member Of Ieee (Smieee)

IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers


Doctor of Philosophy (Electrical Engineering)

University of Melbourne

Master of Engineering Science (Engineering)

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Science (Mathematics)

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)

University of Melbourne