UCL Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Dr Matt Ritchie

Dr Matt Ritchie


Dept of Electronic & Electrical Eng

Faculty of Engineering Science

Joined UCL
1st Dec 2012

Research summary

Awards, Grants

  • DASA Radar + Communication (£100k) Co-I
  • PETRAS IoT Spectrum Survey (£50k) PI
  • DASA UAV Phase 1 (£100k) PI.
  • DASA Invisible Battlespace Grant Phase 2 "RFSoC FSoC Multi-function RF Exploitation" (£300k) PI.
  • DASA Invisible Battlespace Grant Phase 1 "RFSoC FSoC Multi-function RF Exploitation" (£97k) PI.
  • UDRC Phase 3 Themed Call, joint proposal with Imperial College. Co-PI (£1M)
  • UCL Innovation & Enterprise Knowledge Exchange Grant (£25k)
  • Awarded Google Project Soli Alpha Development Collaboration.

  • UCL-B Discover to Use Grant on Soprano ThroughWall Sensor, (£80k) Co-PI.

  • EDA KBaRET Project, (£60k), named researcher.

  • ONR-G NextRAD Grant 2013 ($391k), namedresearcher.

  • FFI NextRAD Grant 2015 (£40k), named researcher.

  • EPSRC Bridging the Gaps Grant (£5k) via theInstitute of Making, UCL.

  • Premium Award for Best Paperin IET Radar, Sonar & Navigation Journal 2016.

  • Bob Hill Award at the IEEE International RadarConference 2015.

  • Excellent Paper Award for 2011 IEEE CIE RadarConference Paper.

Teaching summary

Teaching Summary:

  • Radar Systems (RS) module - 4th yr
  • Design and Professional Practice (DPP) 2nd yr
  • Electronic Labs - 1st yr
  • Tutor - 1st yr 
  • Project Students in 3rd yr, 4th yr and MSc


Dr. Matthew Ritchie received an MSci degree in physics from The University of Nottingham, in 2008. Following this he completed an Eng.D degree at University College London (UCL), in association with Thales U.K., in 2013. He continued at UCL as a postdoctoral research associate focusing on machine learning applied to multi-static radar for micro-Doppler classification. In 2017 Dr. Ritchie took a Radar Scientist position at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratories (Dstl) which also involved working as the Team Leader for the Radar Sensing group in the Cyber and Information Systems Division. During his time at Dstl he worked on a broad range of cutting edge RF sensing challenges collaborating with both industry and academia. As of mid-2018, he has now taken a lectureship role at UCL in the Radar Sensing group. He currently serves as the Chair of the IEEE Aerospace and System Society (AESS) for United Kingdom & Ireland, Associate Editor for the IET Electronics Letters journal and chair of the UK EMSIG group. He was awarded the 2017 IET RSN best paper award as well as the Bob Hill Award at the 2015 IEEE International Radar Conference.