Anja Skrivervik obtained her electrical engineering degree from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in 1986, and her PhD from the same institution in 1992, for which she received the Latsis award. After a stay at the University of Rennes as an invited Research Fellow and two years in the industry, she returned part time to EPFL as an Assistant Professor in 1996, and is now a Professeur Titulaire at this institution, where she is the head of the Microwave and Antenna Group. Her teaching activities include courses on microwaves and antennas. Her research activities include electrically small antennas, implantable and wearable antennas, multifrequency and ultra wideband antennas, and numerical techniques for electromagnetics. She is author or co-author of more than 200 peer reviewed scientific publications.
Anja Skrivervik was the chairperson of the LAPC conference, and the Vice-Chair and TPC chair of EuCAP 2016. She is very active in European collaboration and European projects. She was the chairperson of the Swiss URSI until 2012, is a Board member of the European School on Antennas and is frequently requested to review research programs and centers in Europe. She is a member of the board of directors of the European Association on Antennas and Propagation (EurAAP).
The group's broader research interests are centered on the integration of antennas to non conventional or harsh communication environments. Topics studied comprise sub-miniature antennas, wearable and in body implanted antennas, miniature sensors, UWB and reconfigurability. In these topics, the laboratory's expertise covers the entire spectrum from theoretical analysis, development of efficient simulation tools, breadboarding and characterization. The latter point involves the set up of dedicated measurement techniques.
Latest achievements include the design of a subminiature antenna for a glucometer deeply implanted in the body, which currently sets the standart for what can be achieved in the field of in body communications. The working frequency is 404MHz and the antenna size 9x6x6 mm.