NATO Partnership and Cooperative Security Committee. Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme

NATO Partnership and Cooperative Security Committee
Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme


Project SPS G6002 -

"3D Metamaterials for Energy Harvesting and Electromagnetic Sensing"

NATO Country Project Director: Dr. Žilvinas Kancleris, Center for Physical Sciences and Technology (FTMC), Vilnius, Lithuania
Partner Country Project Director: Dr Mykhailo Ilchenko, Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute (KPI), Kyiv, Ukraine
Partner Country Project Co-Director: Dr Anatolii Belous, V. I. Vernadsky Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry, NAS of Ukraine (IGIC), Kyiv, Ukraine

Project's Intellectual Property Rights Committee:

Dr. Paulius Ragulis, FTMC
Dr. Alex Zhivkov, KPI
Dr. Oleg V'yunov, IGIC

Project summary

This project will focus on the development of energy efficient, reliable and compact microwave rectennas and electromagnetic field sensors that will be used for energy harvesting of IoT devices, sensors, RFID systems etc. The proposed rectennas based on a metamaterial cell formed by a combination of dielectric (DR) and microstrip (MSR) resonators (DR&MSR). The proposed project corresponds to the NATO SPS key priority "1. Facilitate mutually beneficial cooperation on issues of common interest, including international efforts to meet emerging security challenges” and in the framework of this area covers current issues of “Energy Security”.

The project started: 2023.06.15.

Duration of the project 3 years, granted budget 350,000 €.


2023.06.07 - Remote kick-off meeting. 

2023.06.1-3 - III International Scientific Conference “Current Problems of Chemistry, Materials Science and Ecology”, Lutsk, Ukraine.

2023.09.10-15 - IEEE International Conference: “Nanomaterials: Applications & Properties”, Bratislava, Slovakia.

2023.09.25-28 - 12th International Conference on Microwave Materials and their Applications, Mainz, Germany.

2023.10.3 - D. Urbonis, P. Ragulis, G. Šlekas, A. Kamarauskas, D. Seliuta, Ž. Kancleris, Symmetric and asymmetric Fano resonances in a broken axial symmetry metasurface of split ring resonators, J. Appl. Phys. 134, 133102 (2023); doi: 10.1063/5.0167509

2024.01.15 - First financial report (FTMC)


  • 2023.07.15. Dedicated project webpage at the FTMC website. (FTMC)
  • 2023.09.15. Updated Project management plan. (FTMC).
  • 2023.12.15. Updated Communication and dissemination plan (KPI)

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