Stavros Iezekiel is a Professor at the University of Cyprus, where he leads the research activity in microwave photonics and space photonics (the latter with funding from the European Space Agency under the Programme for European Cooperating States). He is Director of the EMPHASIS Research Centre (an interdepartmental research centre targeting electronics, microwaves, photonics and sensing). His current research focuses on integrated microwave photonics (based on thin-film lithium niobate, silicon nitride and indium phosphide platforms) and the photonic generation of microwaves with applications to high-throughput satellite payloads and 6G mm-wave radio-over-fibre.

He has published over 190 papers and edited a book on microwave photonics. Prof. Iezekiel received the 1999 IEE/NPL Measurements Prize for his work in microwave photonic measurements. He served as the Editor-in-Chief of IET Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation from 2009 to 2019, and is a Fellow of the IET and Fellow of the Institute of Physics. In 2011 he was an Invited Professor at the ESYCOM Lab of ESIEE Paris, and since 2017 he has collaborated with NICT Japan on joint projects in microwave photonics for 6G, which includes demonstrating optoelectronic oscillators at W-band frequencies.

From 1993 to 2006, he was on the academic staff at the University of Leeds, where he served as Deputy Director of the Institute of Microwaves and Photonics. He supervised 17 Ph.D. students while at Leeds, many of whom won prizes for their work and are now in senior positions in UK and US industry or have formed their own start-ups. Much of his work has been wholly or partially funded by industry (e.g. BAES, Keysight, Sony).

Prof. Iezekiel has actively contributed to several professional societies, including the IEEE and URSI, where he has served on several technical committees, guest-edited special issues and organized several workshops and conferences in microwaves and photonics, including the 2015 IEEE International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics.