Miguel Navarro-Cía was born in Pamplona, Spain, in 1982. He received the M.Sci. and Ph.D. degrees in Telecommunication Engineering and a M.Sc. in 'Introduction to research in Communications' from the Universidad Pública de Navarra, Spain, in 2010, 2006 and 2007, respectively.
He is a Birmingham Fellow at University of Birmingham, UK. He is also affiliated with Imperial College London and University College London as a Visiting Researcher. Previously, he held research-focused positions at Universidad Pública de Navarra (2010-2011), University College London (2012) and Imperial College London (2011-2012 and 2012-2015).
He was a Visiting Researcher with the University of Pennsylvania (for three months in 2010), with Imperial College London (2008, 2009, and 2010 for four, six, and three months, respectively), and with the Valencia Nanophotonics Technology Center (for two months in 2008).
Awardee of the 2016 and 2012 CST University Publication Award , the "COIT/AEIT Best Doctoral Thesis in Basic Principles and Technologies of Information and Communications and their Applications" corresponding to the XXXI Edition of the Awards "Telecommunications Engineers" 2010 and the Raj Mittra Travel Grant 2011 - Junior Researcher.
His current line of research focuses on plasmonics, metamaterials, antennas, frequency selective surfaces, time-domain near-field imaging/spectroscopy (millimetre-waves, terahertz and infrared).
Moving away from academia, Miguel Navarro-Cia is shareholder of the spin-off company TAFCO Metawireless and his personal interests embrace travelling and chess. He is FIDE Master (FM) with 1 norm for International Master (IM).