EurAAP Delegates


Founder Members


  Bruno Casali

  IDS - Ingegneria Dei Sistemi S.p.A. 
  Via Enrica Calabresi 24
  Montacchiello (Pisa) IT-56121

  Email: b.casali@idscorporation.com

                              Office Phone: +39 050 3124241

[Biography]

Bruno Casali was born in Livorno, Italy in 1956. He received the Physics Diploma cum Laude in 1981 from the University of Pisa, Italy, presenting a work on "Quasi-termonuclear Plasma for Nuclear Fusion".

Since 1983 he worked in IDS Ingegneria dei Sistemi, a private company offering products and services in Antenna simulation and design and siting, Ground probing radar,  Electromagnetic studies in  airports and other dense e.m. scenarios, contributing to the IDS success, measurable from the personnel growth from 6 in 1983 to 500 persons in 2014.

In 2004-2007, he was the Coordinator of the FP6 Network ACE - Antenna Centre of Excellence, involving the 51 most prominent antenna research centres in Europe.

In 2005, he was a founder of EurAAP, the European Association on Antennas and Propagation, where he took, and still has, the role of Secretary/Treasurer.

   Per Ingvarson

   Email : 

 

 

 

 

[Biography]

Per Ingvarson received the M.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1968 and the Ph.D. in Electron Physics and Radio Astronomy in 1973 from Chalmers University of Technology. Since 1973, he has been with RUAG Space (formerly Ericsson, Saab Ericsson Space, Saab Space, and RUAG Aerospace Sweden) working with antennas, mainly for satellites, as Head of Antenna Department and later as Chief Engineer. During 2004-7 he was Technical Coordinator of the Antenna Centre of Excellence, involving the 45 most prominent antenna centres in Europe. He was Vice Chair for COST 284 on "Innovative Antennas for Emerging Terrestrial & Space-based Applications", and he is a founder of EurAAP, the European Association on Antennas and Propagation.

He is now retired and member of the Advisory Committee of EurAAP and the Steering Committee of EuCAP. He is also a member of the Steering Committee of The Swedish Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics, a member of SNRV (The “Swedish URSI”), Commission B, and a life member of IEEE.

  Juan R. Mosig

  EPFL-Switzerland

Email :

  epfl.ch

  lema.epfl.ch

 

[Biography]

 Juan R. Mosig was born in Cadiz, Spain. He received the Electrical Engineer  degree  from  the  Universidad  Politecnica  de  Madrid, Madrid,  Spain,  in  1973,  and  the  Ph.D.  degree  from  the  Ecole Polytechnique     Fédérale     de     Lausanne     (EPFL),     Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1983. Since 1991, he has been a Professor in the Laboratory of Electromagnetics and Acoustics (LEMA) at EPFL and its Director since 1999. He has held  scientific  appointments with the Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, USA; the Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA; the University of Colorado at Boulder, USA; University of Rennes, Rennes, France; University of Nice, Nice, France and the Technical University of  Denmark, Lyngby, Danemark.

 Dr. Mosig is a IEEE Fellow (1999) and has been a member of the IEEE APS AdCom, first as Transnational Delegate and currently as EurAAP representative. He has also been a member of  the Swiss Federal Commission for Space Applications, the Chairman of the EPFL  Space  Center,   the  Director  of  the  Electrical  Engineering Section at  EPFL and  a  Vice-Dean of  the  Humanities  and  Social Sciences College at EPFL.

He has authored four chapters in books on planar antennas and circuits and over 200 reviewed  papers. He is the recipient of the 2015 IEEE APS Schelkunoff Award for the best Transactions AP paper of the year. His  research  interests include electromagnetic theory, numerical methods, and planar antennas.

Dr.  Mosig  has  been  the  Swiss  Delegate  for  European  COST Antenna Actions since the  1980's and the Chair for the two last completed Actions 284 and IC0603 ASSIST (2003–2011). He is now a member of the COST Senior Scientific Committee. During  2004-7  he  was  Vice-Coordinator  of  the  European  FP6 Network of Excellence ACE, that enabled the EuCAP Conference series. He has also served as member of the Board in the European Network "Metamorphose" and in the Coordination Actions  ARTIC (FP6) and CARE (FP7).

He  is  a  founding  member  of  the  European  Association  on Antennas and Propagation (EurAAP) that he chaired from 2005 to 2015. He was also the Chair of the Steering Committee organizing the   EuCAP   Conferences   series   (2006-2015).  He   will   be   the Conference Chair for EuCAP’2016 (Davos, Switzerland, April 10-15, 2016).

Regional Delegate (2018-2020)

Group 1: France-Monaco

   Ala SHARAIHA 
   IETR-University of Rennes 1 - France
   Co-Head of the ‘Antennas and Microwave Devices’ Department of IETR
   avenue Général Leclerc, Campus de Beaulieu, Bat 11D
   35042 Rennes Cedex, France   
   Website : www.ietr.fr   
   E-mail:   
   Phone: (+33) (0)2 23 23 69 56

[Biography]

Ala Sharaiha received the Ph.D. and Habilitation à Diriger la Recherche (HDR) degrees in telecommunication from the University of Rennes 1, France, in 1990 and 2001 respectively. Currently, he is a Full Professor at the University of Rennes 1, Rennes, France and the Co-Head of the ‘Antennas and Microwave Devices’ Department.

His main research activities include small antennas, broadband and UWB antennas, reconfigurable antennas, printed spiral and helical antennas, antennas for mobile communications, etc. Conducted and involved in more than 20 industrial and collaborative projects.

Prof. Sharaiha has published more than 360 journal and conference papers, concerning antenna theory, analysis, design and measurements, and he holds 12 patents. His published works have been cited over 800 times in Google Scholar. He has graduated/mentored over 30 Ph.D. students/post-docs, and co-authored with them. He is presently a member of the European School of Antennas Board and a member of the small antennas working group of the European Association on Antennas and Propagation (EurAAP).

He is a senior member of the IEEE and is a reviewer for the IEEE APS, IEEE AWPL, the IET Letters and the IET Microwave Antennas Propagation. He was the conference Chairman of the 11th International Canadian Conference ANTEM (Antenna Technology and Applied Electro- Magnetics), held at Saint-Malo in France, 2005.

 

 

 Group 2: Germany

   Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter KNOTT 
   Executive Director
   Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques FHR
   Fraunhoferstraße 20 | 53343 Wachtberg | Germany
   53343 Wachtberg, Germany
   Tel : +49 (0)228 9435-227 | Fax -627
   E-mail: www.fhr.fraunhofer.de

                       

[Biography]

Peter Knott received the Diploma and Ph.D. degree from RWTH Aachen University, Germany, in 1994 and 2003, respectively. In 1994, he joined the Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques FHR (formerly FGAN e.V.) in Wachtberg, Germany. From 2005 until 2016 he was head of the Department Antenna Technology and Electromagnetic Modelling (AEM), where the focus of his work was design and development of antenna arrays and active antenna front-ends as well as electromagnetic modelling and beamforming methods for conformal antenna arrays. Since 2016, he is Executive Director of the institute Fraunhofer FHR. He is currently holding a professorship of Radar Systems Engineering at RWTH Aachen University and lecturer at different other organisations.

Until 2012, he has been chairman of the NATO research task group SET-131 on Vibration Control and Structure Integration of Antennas. He has published numerous articles in scientific journals and on conferences and holds several patents. He was Co-Chair of the 14th European Radar Conference (EuRAD) in Nürnberg 2017 and will be General Chair of the 18th International Radar Symposium (IRS) in Bonn 2018.

Currently, he is also chairman of the German IEEE MTT/AP Joint Chapter, member in the Board of Trustees of the German Institute of Navigation (DGON e.V.) and chair of its Technical Committee “Radar Techniques”.


Group 3: Italy, San Marino, Vatican City

GIUSEPPE VECCHI

   Giuseppe VECCHI
   Director of the Antenna and EMC Lab (LACE) at Politecnico
   Politecnico di Torino
   C.so Duca Abruzzi 24
   10129 Torino
   Italy
   E-mail: 

[Biography]

Giuseppe Vecchi received the Laurea and Ph.D. (Dottorato di Ricerca) degrees in electronic engineering from the Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy, in 1985 and 1989, respectively, with doctoral research carried out partly at Polytechnic University (Farmingdale, NY).

He was a Visiting Scientist with Polytechnic University in 1989-1990, and since 1990 he is with the Department of Electronics, Politecnico di Torino, where he has been Assistant Professor, Associate Professor (1992 – 2000), and Professor. He was a Visiting Scientist at the University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, in 1992, and has been an Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1997-2011. Since 2015 he serves as the Director of the Antenna and EMC Lab (LACE) at Politecnico.

Prof. Vecchi is a Fellow of the IEEE, member of the Board of the European School of Antennas (ESOA), and member of the IEEE-APS Educational Committee.  He has been an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, and Chairman of the IEEE AP/MTT/ED Italian joint Chapter.

His current research activities concern analytical and numerical techniques for analysis, design and diagnostics of antennas and devices, RF plasma heating, electromagnetic compatibility, and imaging.


Group 4: United Kingdom, Ireland, Gibraltar, Malta

Prof Yi Huang

   Prof Yi HUANG
   Department of Electrical Engineering & Electronics 
   The University of Liverpool 
   Brownlow Hill 
   Liverpool, L69 7GJ, United Kingdom
   Phone: +44 (0)151 794 4521
   E-mail: 
   Websire: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/electrical-engineering-and-electronics/staff/yi-huang/

 

[Biography]

Prof Yi Huang received BSc in Physics (Wuhan University, China) in 1984, MSc (Eng) in Microwave Engineering (NRIET, Nanjing, China) in 1987, and DPhil in Communications from the University of Oxford, UK in 1994. 

He has been conducting research in the areas of wireless communications, applied electromagnetics, radar, antennas and radio propagation since 1987. His experience includes 3 years spent with NRIET (China) as a Radar Engineer and various periods with the Universities of Birmingham, Oxford, and Essex at the UK as a member of research staff. He worked as a Research Fellow at British Telecom Labs in 1994, and then joined the Department of Electrical Engineering & Electronics, the University of Liverpool, UK as a Lecturer in 1995, where he is now a full Professor in Wireless Engineering, the Head of High Frequency Engineering Group and Deputy Head of Department.   

Prof Huang has published over 300 refereed papers in leading international journals and conference proceedings, and authored Antennas: from Theory to Practice (John Wiley, 2008) and Reverberation Chambers: Theory and Applications to EMC and Antenna Measurements (John Wiley, 2016). He has received many research grants from research councils, government agencies, charity, EU and industry, acted as a consultant to various companies, and served on a number of national and international technical committees and been an Editor, Associate Editor or Guest Editor of four of international journals.

He has been a keynote/invited speaker and organiser of many conferences and workshops (e.g. WiCom 2006, 2010, IEEE iWAT2010, LAPC2012, UCMMT2017 and EuCAP2018). He is at present the Editor-in-Chief of Wireless Engineering and Technology, Associate Editor of IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, UK and Ireland Rep to European Association of Antenna and Propagation (EurAAP), a Senior Member of IEEE, a Fellow of IET, and Senior Fellow of HEA.  


Group 5: Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg

  Stefania MONNI

  Senior scientist at the Radar Technology department of TNO

  Oude Waalsdorperweg 63 
  2597 AK ; DEN HAAG ; NETHERLANDS
  E-mail: 

[Biography]

Stefania Monni was born in Cagliari, Italy, in 1974. She obtained her MSc. in Electronic Engineering in 1999 at the University of Cagliari, Italy, and her Ph.D. in 2005 at the Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Between 1999 and 2000 she has worked as Young Graduate Trainee at ESA ESTEC on SAR interferometry and polarimetry.

Currently, Stefania is a senior scientist at the Radar Technology department of TNO, where she is responsible for the activities of the antenna team, including technical coordination and roadmapping.  As scientist she is involved in in the definition of novel antenna architectures and RF components for microwave instruments, mainly for defence, aerospace and communication applications, and in the investigation of integration aspects between antennas and front-end, particularly for phased array radar. 

Moreover she is responsible for the R&D management of multi-disciplinary research projects encompassing a broad spectrum of technologies for microwave instruments (i.e. antenna, RF front-end and back-end). Customers are (national and/or international) governmental institutions and/or commercial companies, and the work is performed within national/ international teams. In particular, she has managed a four-years program on the development of novel protection architectures for phased array radar front-end, including both antenna and active technologies.  At national level, Stefania has coordinated the efforts for the preparation of the Active Array Antenna roadmap for the Netherlands Space Office and she has been responsible for several studies on the design of a FMCW SAR for a small spaceborne platform.

Her main research interests concern phased array antennas and periodic structures, leaky wave antennas, antenna/front-end integration, digital beam forming and MIMO techniques, mainly for radar applications.



Group 6: Iceland, Norway, Sweden

   Oscar QUEVEDO-TERUEL
   Associate Professor at KTH Royal Institute of Technology
   Division of Electromagnetic Engineering
   Teknikringen 31, SE-10044 STOCKHOLM; SWEDEN
   Phone:+46-72-844 41 64
   Website: http://www.etk.ee.kth.se/personal/oscarqt/
   E-mail: 

[Biography]

Oscar Quevedo-Teruel received his M.Sc. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from Carlos III University of Madrid Spain in 2005, part of which was done at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. He obtained his PhD from Carlos III University of Madrid in 2010 and was then invited into a postdoctoral research position at the University of Delft (The Netherlands). From 2010-2011, he joined the Department of Theoretical Physics of Condensed Matter at Universidad Autonoma de Madrid as a research fellow, and went on to continue his postdoctoral research at Queen Mary University of London from 2011-2013. In 2014, he joined the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, where he is an Associate Professor and director of the Master Programme in Electromagnetics Fusion and Space Engineering.


Group 7: Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland

   Ville VIIKARI 

   Associate Professor
   School of Electrical Engineering, Espoo, Finland 
   Maarintie 8
   02150 ; ESPOO ; FINLAND
   phone number: +358504135458
   mail address:  
   website : https://people.aalto.fi/index.html?language=english#ville_viikari

 

[Biography]

Ville Viikari (S’06–A’09–M’09–SM’10) was born in Espoo, Finland, in 1979. He received the Master of Science (Tech.) and Doctor of Science (Tech.) (with distinction) degrees in electrical engineering from the Helsinki University of Technology (TKK), Espoo, Finland, in 2004 and 2007, respectively. He is currently an Associate Professor and Deputy Head of Department with the Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering, Espoo, Finland. From 2001 to 2007, he was with the Radio Laboratory, TKK, where he studied antenna measurement techniques at submillimeter wavelengths and antenna pattern correction techniques. From 2007 to 2012, he was a Research Scientist and a Senior Scientist with the VTT Technical Research Centre, Espoo, Finland, where his research included wireless sensors, RFID, radar applications, MEMS, and microwave sensors. His current research interests include antennas for mobile networks, RF-powered devices, and antenna measurement techniques.

Dr. Viikari has served as the chair of the Technical Program Committee of the ESA Workshop on Millimetre-Wave Technology and Applications and the Global Symposium on Millimeter Waves (GSMM) twice, in 2011 and 2016 in Espoo, Finland. He was the recipient of the Young Researcher Award of the Year 2014, presented by the Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion, IEEE Sensors Council 2010 Early Career Gold Award, the 2008 Young Scientist Award of the URSI XXXI Finnish Convention on Radio Science, Espoo, Finland, and the Best Student Paper Award of the annual symposium of the Antenna Measurement Techniques Association, Newport, RI, USA (October 30– November 4, 2005).


Group 8: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia

Miloslav Capek

   Miloslav Capek
   Department of Electromagnetic Field
   Faculty of Electrical Engineering
   Czech Technical University
   Technicka 2
   166 27 Prague 6, Czech Republic
   Phone: (+420) 777 899 512
    E-mail:
    Website : capek.elmag.org              

[Biography]

Miloslav Capek was awarded his B.Sc. degree (2007), his M.Sc. degree (2009), and his Ph.D. degree (2014) in electrical engineering from the Czech Technical University (CTU), Prague, Czech Republic. In 2017 he was appointed Associate Professor at the Department of Electromagnetic Field at the CTU in Prague. During his doctoral studies, Miloslav created the basis of the AToM (Antenna Toolbox for Matlab) package, and he now leads the development of AToM within the framework of a Technology Agency of the Czech Republic project.

Miloslav is a senior member of the IEEE, a member of the Radioengineering Society, a EurAAP delegate, and an Associate Editor of Radioengineering. He has been a grant holder and member of a research team for several national and international projects, including projects funded by the Czech Science Foundation, the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic, and European Cooperation in Science and Technology. He is an author or a co-author of more than 70 journal and conference papers. His current research interests include classical electromagnetic theory, electrically small antennas, numerical techniques, and optimization.


Group 9: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland

Pawel Kabacik

   Pawel Kabacik
   Head of R&D Group:
   Onboard Telecommunication Electronics for Spacecraft and 
   Transportation Means
   Faculty of Electronics
   Wroclaw University of Technology
   50-370 Wroclaw, Poland
                                   Phone: (+48) (0)71 320 3191
                                   E-mail:
                                   Websites :    http://www.space-comm.pwr.wroc.pl;         http://www.pwr.wroc.pl

[Biography]
Pawel Kabacik is an Associate Professor at Wroclaw University of Technology, where he is a head of the R&D Group. He leads research on innovative antenna designs. Recent credits for his research include being a Principal Investigator to projects on small antennas, near-field measuring systems, spaceborne antennas and complete antennas and communication equipment for use onboard Earth minisatellites and Moon orbiters, radar for off-shore industry and broadband communication at sea. He was a Principal Investigator to ARISS antennas onboard Columbus Laboratory of the International Space Station and to radar/antennas for off-shore operation in the High North. In 2000 he co-received the IEEE Harold A. Wheeler Honorable Mention Award for the best application paper published in 1999 volume of IEEE Trans. on Antennas and Propagat. In 2007 he received Pro-student Award, the honour offered by student councils of more than 20 universities in Wroclaw.


Group 10: Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine


Group 11: Albania, Bosnia-Herz., Croatia, FYR Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenian

Branko Kolundzija

   Branko Kolundzija
   School of Electrical Engineering
   University of Belgrade
   Bulevar kralja Aleksandra 73
   11120 Belgrade, Serbia
   Phone: (+381) (0)63 326 228
   E-Mail:

[Biography]
Branko M. Kolundzija was born in 1958 in Zenica, former Yugoslavia. He received the B.Sc. (1981), M.Sc. (1986), and Ph.D. (1990) degrees from Univ. of Belgrade, Serbia. He joined the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade in 1981, where he is currently a Full Professor in Electromagnetics and Antennas. He is co-author of 5 books, 30 journal papers and more than 100 articles at international conferences. His research interests are electromagnetic modeling, antennas and microwave components. He is a fellow IEEE and the main architect of the WIPL-D software.


Group 12: Russian Federation, Belarus

Sergei Skulkin

   Sergei P. SKULKIN 
   Affiliation :National Research University Higher School of Economics  
   Title : Professor
   Adress :  Bolshaya Pecherskaya str,, 25/12,
   603093, Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia
   Phone:+79036014627 
   E-Mail:

[Biography]
Sergey P. Skulkin was born in Gorky (now Nizhny Novgorod), Russia, in 1961. He received the M.Sc. degree from the State Technical University in 1983 and Ph.D. degree in radiophysics from the Radiophysical Institute, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia in 1995.


Group 13: Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland

   Francesca Mioc
   Consultant for general antenna developments involving, measurement post  
   processing, antenna diagnostic and data standardization
   Adress :  
   Post Code,Ronco Sopra Ascona , Switzerland
   Phone: (+41) 787117021
   E-mail: 

[Biography]

Francesca Mioc was born in Ivrea (Italy) in 1968. She received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electronic engineering from the University of Florence (Italy). From 2000 to 2002 she was working with Ingegneria Dei Sistemi S.p.A. (IDS) as a Senior Engineer at Aerospace Division. From 2002 to 2008 she was working as a Senior Technical Staff at SATIMO Italy. Technical responsible of software R&D for measurement post-processing, antenna diagnostic and electromagnetic propagation in complex environment. Leader of the working group for the definition of a data format for the exchange of electromagnetic field data (EDX), project co-founded by ESA and European Commission within the Sixth Framework Programme (2005-2006). Since 2009 she has been working as a consultant for general antenna developments involving, measurement post processing, antenna diagnostic and data standardization. Co-authored numerous antenna related journal articles or conference papers.


Group 14: Andorra, Portugal, Spain

Rafa Caldeirinha

   Rafael Caldeirinha
   Instituto de Telecomunicações - Leiria
   Polytechnic Institute of Leiria
   Campus 2, Morro do Lena, 2411-901 Leiria, Portugal
   Phone: (+351) 244 820340 / (+351) 244 820300 / (+351) 196 5545906
   E-mail:

[Biography]
Rafael F. S. Caldeirinha (Fellow Member IET and Senior Member IEEE) was born in Leiria, Portugal, in 1974. He received the BEng (Hons) degree in Electronic and Communication Engineering from the University of Glamorgan, UK, in 1997. In 2001, he was awarded a Ph.D in Radiowave Propagation by the same University for his research work in vegetation studies at frequencies from 1 to 62.4 GHz.
He is currently Head of the Antennas & Propagation (A&P-Lr) research group at Instituto de Telecomunicações, Leiria, Portugal, and Coordinator Professor in Mobile Communications at the School of Technology and Management (ESTG) of the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (IPLeiria), Portugal.  His research interests include studies of radiowave propagation through vegetation media, radio channel sounding and modeling and frequency selective surfaces, for applications at microwave and millimetre wave frequencies. 
Prof. Caldeirinha has authored or co-authored more than 120 papers in conferences and international journals and 4 contributions to ITU-R Study Group, which formed the basis of the ITU-R P.833-5 (2005) recommendation.
He is Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation journal; Associate Editor of the IET on Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation journal; Member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Communication Systems, IJCS (New York, Wiley); Program chair of WINSYS International Conference between 2006 and 2012; Appointed Officer for Awards and Recognitions of the IEEE Portugal section in 2014; Chair of the IEEE Portugal Joint Chapter on Antennas & Propagation - Electron Devices - Microwave Theory & Techniques since 2016; Regional Delegate of European Association for Antennas and Propagation (EurAAP) for Andorra, Portugal and Spain since March, 2017; and a Senior Member of IEEE and Fellow Member of IET.


Group 15: Cyprus, Greece, Israel, Turkey

GEORGE TSOULOS

   George Tsoulos
   Professor, Director of the Wireless and Mobile Communications Lab and 
   Director of the MSc ‘Advanced Telecommunication Systems & Networks
   Dept. of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Peloponnese
    Academician Vlachou, 
   22131,  Tripolis 22100 GREECE
   Phone: +30-271-0-372267
    E-mail: gtsoulos@uop.gr
   Website : http://wmclab.uop.gr/members/george-tsoulos/

 

[Biography]

George Tsoulos, graduated from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Athens, Greece, in 1992, and received his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK, in 1997. From 1994 until 1999 he was a Research Associate and then a HEFCE Research Fellow at the University of Bristol, working in the area of wireless communication systems with particular emphasis on smart antennas. Then, he was with the Global Technology Centre of the PA Consulting Group, Cambridge, UK, until 2002, working for leading companies across the world in the design and analysis of advanced wireless communication systems. Between 2003-2004 he was a senior research fellow at the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems, Athens, Greece, in the context of the program ENTER, and then collaborated until 2009 with the MFOL of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of NTUA, Athens, Greece, in the context of the program PENED.

He has been with the University of Peloponnese since 2005, Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, Wireless Communications Lab, where his current position is Professor, Director of the Wireless and Mobile Communications Lab and Director of the MSc ‘Advanced Telecommunication Systems & Networks’. Among other things, he was a WG chairman for COST260, national representative in COST IC1102, regional delegate for EurAAP and external evaluator for R&D proposals. He has published more than 100 papers, two of them were finalists for Best Paper Award. His research interests include advanced wireless communication systems, smart antennas, MIMO, radiowave propagation and network planning, UAV and THz communications.


Group 16: North America

W. Ross Stone

   W. Ross Stone
   Stoneware Ltd.
   840 Armada Terrace
   San Diego
   CA 92106 USA
   Phone: +1 (619) 222-1915
                          E-mail:

[Biography]

W. Ross Stone was born in San Diego, California. He has a BA in Earth Sciences
(Geophysics), and MS, PhC, and PhD degrees in Applied Physics, all from the University
of California, San Diego. He has over 45 years of industry, consulting, and research
experience in antennas, propagation, cellular and wireless communications, cell phones,
computational electromagnetics, networking, and HF through optical technologies. He
was Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine and its predecessor
publication for over 30 years. He is Editor of the Radio Science Bulletin of URSI (the
International Union of Radio Science), a position he has held for more than 20 years. It is
estimated he has edited over 10,000,000 peer-reviewed words in print.

He is Assistant Secretary General (Publications and GASS) of URSI. Among other
positions, he was Chief Scientist of McDonnell Technologies, Research Advisor of IRT
Corp., and Executive Director of an international scholarship fund in
telecommunications. He has been President of his own consulting firm for over 40 years,
a Director and/or principal of five companies, and an investor in and/or active part of 16
startup companies. He currently works as an expert witness, provides technical consulting
to legal and industrial firms on patents, and provides research, design, and engineering
services. He is an Adjunct Full Professor of Beijing Jiaotong University.

He is a Life Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of URSI, a Fellow of the Chinese Institute of
Electronics, a Fellow of the Electromagnetics Academy, and author/editor of six books
and over 100 journal and conference papers. He is an Honorary Life Member of the IEEE
Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S) AdCom, received the AP-S Outstanding
Service Award, and the IEEE Third Millennium Medal. He received the EurAAP
Antenna Award and the URSI President’s Medal. He has been General Co-Chair of 20
international scientific symposia in China, and on the Technical Program and Organizing
Committees of over 40 other international scientific symposia.


Group 17: South America

 José Ricardo BERGMANN

   Affiliation : Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
   Title : Associated Professor
   Adress : Center for Telecommunication Studies
   Rua Marque de Sao Vicente 225
   Post code 22451-900 , Rio de Janeiro Brazil

Phone : +55-2135271619

E-Mail : 

www.puc-rio.br

 

[Biography]

 José Ricardo BERGMANN received the degree of electrical engineer from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, in 1975, the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from Instituto Militar de Engenharia, Brazil, in 1979, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Queen Mary College, University of London, London, U.K., in 1986.

 

Group 18: Africa, Middle East, Iraq, Iran


Matthys Botha

   Matthys M. Botha
   Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

   Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602
   Stellenbosch, South Africa
   Phone: +27 21 808 4318
   Email: mmbotha@sun.ac.za 

[Biography]

Matthys M. Botha received the Bachelor degree in electrical and electronic engineering and the Ph.D. degree in the field of computational electromagnetics (CEM), from Stellenbosch University (SU), Stellenbosch, South Africa, in 1998 and 2002, respectively. In 2003, he joined the Center for Computational Electromagnetics and Electromagnetics Laboratory (CCEML), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, USA, as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. At the end of 2004, he returned to South Africa, where he worked as a Research Fellow at SU and later joined EM Software and Systems-S.A. (Pty) Ltd, developers of FEKO. In 2011, he was appointed within the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, SU, where he currently holds the position of Professor. His main research interest is CEM. He was the Technical Program Chair for the 8th International Workshop on Finite Elements for Microwave Engineering in 2006. He was Vice-Chair of the local organizing committee for ICEAA’12-IEEE APWC-EEIS’12, held in 2012; and from 2014 to 2017 was the Regional Delegate for the European Association on Antennas and Propagation (EurAAP), for Africa and the Middle East. He is a Member of the ICEAA conference series’ Scientific Committee and is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine.


Group 19: Asia-Pacific

   Zhi Ning CHEN
   National University of Singapore
   Professor and Vice President of IEEE Council on RFID 
   4 Engineering Drive 3 
   117583 Singapore 
   Phone: +65 65162124

E-mail: eleczn@nus.edu.sg

Website : https://www.ece.nus.edu.sg/staff/bio/czn.html 

[Biography]

Zhi Ning Chen received his BEng, MEng, and PhD degrees all in Electrical Engineering from the Institute of Communications Engineering (ICE), China and his second PhD degree from the University of Tsukuba, Japan, respectively.

During 1988-1995, he worked as a Lecturer and later an Associate Professor at ICE as well as a Postdoctoral Fellow and later an Associate Professor at Southeast University, China. During 1995-1997, he joined the City University of Hong Kong as a Research Assistant and later a Research Fellow. In 1997, he was awarded the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship to conduct his research at the University of Tsukuba, Japan. In 2001 and 2004, he visited the University of Tsukuba under the JSPS Fellowship Program (at a senior level). In 2004, he worked as an Academic Visitor at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA. In 2013, he visited “Laboratoire des SignauxetSystèmes”, UMR8506 CNRS-Supelec-University Paris Sud in Gif-sur-Yvette, France as a Senior DIGITEO Guest Scientist. During 1999-2016, he worked with the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R) as Principal Scientist, Head for RF & Optical Department, and Technical Advisor. In 2012, he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore as a tenured Full Professor.

He is holding/held the concurrent guest professorships at Southeast University (Changjiang Chair Professor), Nanjing University, Tsinghua University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Tongji University, University of Science and Technology of China, Fudan University (Outstanding Visiting Professor), Dalian Maritime University, Chiba University, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Shanghai University (Ziqiang Professor), Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Tohoku University and City University of Hong Kong (Adjunct Professor). He is also serving as the members of State Key Laboratory of Millimeter-waves at Southeast University and City University of Hong Kong. 

Dr Chen is the founding General Chairs of International Workshop on Antenna Technology (iWAT in 2005), International Symposium on InfoComm & Mechatronics Technology in Bio-Medical & Healthcare Application (IS 3Tin3A in 2010), International Microwave Forum (IMWF in 2010), and Asia-Pacific Conference on Antennas and Propagation (APCAP in 2012). He also involved many international events as General Chairs, Chairs and members for technical program committees and international advisory committees.

Currently Dr Chen is interested in electromagnetic engineering and antennas/sensors for communication, radar, imaging and sensing systems. He has published more than 580 academic papers and five books entitled Broadband Planar Antennas (Wiley 2005), UWB Wireless Communication (Wiley 2006), Antennas for Portable Devices (Wiley 2007), Antennas for Base Stations in Wireless Communications (McGraw-Hill 2009), and Handbook of Antenna Technologies with 76 chapters (by Springer References in 2016 as an Editor-in-Chief).

He has also contributed the chapters to the books entitled UWB Antennas and Propagation for Communications, Radar, and Imaging (Wiley 2006), Antenna Engineering Handbook (McGraw-Hill 2007), Microstrip and Printed Antennas (Wiley 2010), and Electromagnetics of Body Area Networks (Wiley 2016). He is holding 28 granted/ filed patents with 35 licensed deals with industry. He is the recipient of International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation Best Paper Award 2010, the CST University Publication Awards 2008&2015, ASEAN Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award 2013, Institution of Engineers Singapore Prestigious Engineering Achievement Awards 2006, 2013(2), and 2014, I2R Quarterly Best Paper Award 2004, IEEE iWAT 2005 Best Poster Award, several technology achievement awards from China during 1990-1997 as well as more than 19 academic awards by the students he supervised.

Dr Chen elevated a Fellow of the IEEE for the contribution to small and broadband antennas for wireless applications in 2007. He has served IEEE Council on RFID as a Vice President and a Distinguished Lecturer since 2015. He severed IEEE Transaction on Antennas and Propagation as an Associate Editor and IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society as a Distinguished Lecturer. 

With EurAAP and EuCAP  1. Have attended all versions of EuCAP (except one) since 2006. 2. Have organized two short courses with high attendance. 3. Have delivered an invited talk on miniaturized UWB antenna.  4. Have been authors and co-authors of 22 papers presented. 5. Have worked as an Asia Pacific Liaison since 2016. 6. Have been a member of taskforce group of small antennas.  


 Additional Delegates

  Cyril Mangenot

  Api-Space
  Lombers
  France 81120

  Email : 

                                Phone: +33 5 63 42 12 99

      Website : https://api-space.com/

[Biography]

Cyril Mangenot  (M’98) was born in France in 1962. He received the M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering and Ph.D. degrees from Paul Sabatier University (Toulouse, France) in 1986 and 1989, respectively.

From 1989 to 2002 he was working in industry with ALCATEL SPACE, first as an antenna engineer for Spaceborne radars then as Head of the Antenna studies section in the Antenna Department. From 2002 to 2017 he has been with the European Space Agency first as Head of Antenna and sub-millimetre wave section, then as Head of the Electromagnetics and Space Environments Division and more recently as Head of RF Payloads and Technology. This division entails Antennas, sub-millimetre wave instruments, RF equipment’s and Payloads as well as Propagation & wave interactions.  Since December 2017 he is with ApiSpace consulting  http://api-space.com/ 

Cyril main research interests are Space antenna architectures and technologies for Telecommunication, Earth Observation and Science missions with focus on large reflector antennas, sparse arrays, reflect/transmitarrays and system aspects. He gave several lectures in these fields.

He is a member of the IET Antenna and propagation Technical & Professional Network executive committee. He is co-author of the Wiley book  “Space antenna handbook” for which he wrote the last chapter on the future trends and is author and co-author of 7 international patents in the antenna domain.

 

Peter de Maag

  Peter de Maagt

  European Space Agency ESTEC, TEC-EFA
  Keplerlaan 1, PB 299
  Noordwijk , The Netherlands NL-2200 AG 
  Email: 
  Website: www.esa.int
  Phone: +31 71 565 5906

[Biography]

Peter de Maagt received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, in 1988 and 1992, respectively, both in electrical engineering. In the period 1992/1993 he was station manager and scientist for an INTELSAT propagation project in Surabaya, Indonesia.

He is currently with the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC), European Space Agency, Noordwijk, The Netherlands. His research interests are in the are of millimetre and submillimeter-wave reflector and planar integrated antennas, quasioptics, electromagnetic bandgap antennas, and millimetre- and submillimetre-wave components. He spent summer 2010 as a Visiting Research Scientist at the Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa.  

Dr. de Maagt was corecipient of the H. A. Wheeler Award of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society for the Best Applications Paper of 2001 and 2008. He was granted an ESA Award for Innovation in 2002, and an ESA award for Corporate Team Achievements for the Herschel and Planck Program in 2010.  

He was co-recipient of the LAPC 2006 and IWAT 2007 best paper award. He served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on antennas and propagation from 2004–2010, and was Co-Guest Editor of the November 2007 Special Issue on Optical and Terahertz Antenna Technology. He was also a member of the IEEE Benelux chapter and IET (formerly IEE) Antenna and Propagation Professional Network Executive Team between 2002 and 2008.
He was the general chairman of the 2014 edition of the EUCAP conference. He is currently the chairman of the IEEE Distinguished Lecture program.

 

  W. Ross Stone

  Stoneware Ltd. 
  840 Armada Terrace 
  San Diego 
  Phone: +1 (619) 222-1915 
  E-mail:

[Biography]
W. Ross Stone was born in San Diego, California. He has over 45 years of industry, consulting, and research experience in antennas, propagation, cellular and wireless communications, cell phones, computational electromagnetics, networking, and HF through optical technologies. He was Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine and its predecessor publication for over 30 years.
He is Editor of the Radio Science Bulletin of URSI (the International Union of Radio Science), a position he has held for more than 10 years. It is estimated he has edited over 10,000,000 peer-reviewed words in print. He is Assistant Secretary General (Publications) of URSI. Among other positions, he was Chief Scientist of McDonnell Technologies, Research Advisor of IRT Corp., and Executive Director of an international scholarship fund in telecommunications. He has been President of his own consulting firm for over 35 years, a Director and/or principal of five companies, and an investor in and/or active part of 16 startup companies. He currently works as an expert witness, provides technical consulting to legal and industrial firms on patents, and provides research, design, and engineering services.
He is an Adjunct Full Professor of Beijing Jiaotong University. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the CIE, a Fellow of the Electromagnetics Academy, and author/editor of six books and over 100 journal and conference papers. He is an Honorary Life Member of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S) AdCom, received the AP-S Outstanding Service Award, and the IEEE Third Millennium Medal. He has been General Co-Chair of more than 10 international scientific symposia in China, and on the Technical Program and Organizing Committees of over 40 other international scientific symposia.

  Stefano Maci

  University of Siena
  Department of Information Engineering and Mathematics, 
  Via Roma 56, 53100, Siena, Italy

  Email : 

 

[Biography]

Stefano MACI is Professor at the University of Siena, and Director of the PhD School of Information Engineering and Science, which presently includes about 60 PhD students. His present research interests are focused on high-frequency and beam representation methods, computational electromagnetics, large phased arrays, planar antennas, reflector antennas and feeds, metamaterials and metasurfaces.

Since 2000 he was member the Technical Advisory Board of 11 international conferences, member of the Review Board of 6 International Journals. He organized 25 special sessions in international conferences, and he held 10 short courses in the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S) Symposia about metamaterials, antennas and computational electromagnetics.  

He was responsible of 5 projects funded by the European Union (EU). In 2004-2007 he was WP leader of the Antenna Center of Excellence (ACE, FP6-EU) and in 2007-2010 he was International Coordinator of a 24-institution consortium of a Marie Curie Action (FP6).

He was the founder of the European School of Antennas (ESoA), a post graduate school that presently comprises 30 courses on Antennas, Propagation, Electromagnetic Theory, and Computational Electromagnetics and 150 teachers coming from 15 countries. He has been a former member of the AdCom of IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S), associate editor of AP-Transaction, Chair of the Award Committee of IEEE AP-S, and member of the Board of Directors of the European Association on Antennas and Propagation (EuRAAP). He has been also a member of the Governing Board of the European Science Foundation Project “NewFocus”, a member of the Italian Committee for Professor Promotion, a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S), and a member of the Antennas and Propagation Executive Board of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET, UK). He has been one of the founder of the consortium FORESEEN on Nanoarchitectronics.

Stefano Maci is presently Director of ESoA, director of FORESEEN, a member of the Technical Advisory Board of the URSI Commission B. He was recipient of several awards, among which the EurAAP Carrier Award 2014.

His research activity is documented in 10 book chapters, 140 papers published in international journals, (among which 90 on IEEE journals), and about 300 papers in proceedings of international conferences. His h-index is 30, with around 4000 citations (source Google Scholar).  

 

  Martijn van Beurden

  Affiliation
  Adress
  Tel. 

   Email : 

  

[Biography]

Martijn van Beurden biography : coming soon.

 

  Maria Alberica Saporetti

  Microwave Vision Italy 

  Via dei Castelli Romani, 59 Pomezia (Rome) Italy                                     

E-Mail.   

[Biography]

Maria Alberica Saporetti was born in Taranto (Italy) in 1985. She received MSc  in “Astronautic Engineering” cum laude from Sapienza Rome University (Italy).

From 2008 to 2010 she worked as project engineer at “Deimos Engenharia”, Lisbon (Portugal).

Since  2012 she has been working at “MICROWAVE VISION ITALY”, Rome (Italy).

She manages the R&D projects about electromagnetic software for measurement post-processing, antenna diagnostic and electromagnetic propagation in complex environment.

In particular, she has worked on parametric electromagnetic models for antenna modelling requirements of typical space missions and since 2016 she has been involved on time efficient satellite antenna testing techniques within ESA projects.

She is specialized in metrics, range intercomparison,  measurements and simulations correlation  thanks to the experience gained managing the EurAAP Intercomparison Campaigns with Microwave Vision Group antennas.

In 2018 she has been elected leader of the EurAAP working Group on Antenna Measurements.

She has authored and coauthored several conference papers.

Anja Skrivervik

  Anja SKRIVERVIK

  Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne 
  LEMA, EPFL - Ecublens 
  CH-1015 Lausanne,Switzerland 
  Office Phone+41 21 6934635 
  Website:  https://mag.epfl.ch/
  Email:  anja.skrivervik[at]epfl.ch

[Biography]

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. 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.
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.


Eva Antonino Daviu

  Eva Antonino Daviu

Eva Antonino-Daviu
Institute of Telecommunications and Multimedia Applications (iTEAM)
Universitat Politècnica de València
Camino de Vera s/n (8G building)
46022 Valencia, Spain
Phone: +34 963 879 585
Email: 

[Biography]

Eva Antonino Daviu was born in Valencia, Spain, in 1978. She received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain, in 2002 and 2008, respectively. In 2002, she joined the Electromagnetic Radiation Group, Universitat Politècnica de València, and in 2012 she became Associate Professor at this University. During 2005 she stayed for several months as a guest researcher at the Department of Antennas & EM Modelling of IMST GmbH, in Germany. Eva Antonino-Daviu has published over 100 papers in international technical journals and renowned conferences in the field of antennas and propagation, as well as two book chapters. She has participated and led several projects (regional, national and international), with both administrations and companies. She is a regular lecturer in European School of Antennas courses. Her current research interests include characteristic modes, small antennas, wideband and multi-band planar antenna design, MIMO and antenna design for mm-wave applications. Eva Antonino-Daviu was awarded the “Premio Extraordinario de Tesis Doctoral” from Universitat Politècnica de València in 2008.

 

  Claude OESTGES

  UCL Louvain
  Professor
  Place du Levant, 3
  1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium 
  Tel.: +32 10 47 80 98
                                E-Mail:                                 Website : www.uclouvain.be/claude.oestges  

[Biography]

Claude Oestges received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, respectively in 1996 and 2000. From 2001 to 2002, he joined as a post-doctoral scholar the Smart Antennas Research Group (Information Systems Laboratory), Stanford University, CA, USA. He is presently Associate Professor with the Electrical Engineering Department, Institute for Information and Communication Technologies, Electronics and Applied Mathematics (ICTEAM), UCL. He also currently serves as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology and the EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking. He is the author or co-author of three books and more than 170 journal papers and conference communications. He was the co-recipient of the 1999-2000 IET Marconi Premium Award and of the 2004 and 2013 IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Neal Shepherd Memorial Award.

   Ronan Sauleau 
   IETR, UMR CNRS 6164, University of Rennes 1
   Director of IETR
   35042 Rennes Cedex, France 
   E-mail:
   Phone: (+33) (0)2 23 23 56 76 
   Website http://www.ietr.fr/ronan.sauleau.html

[Biography]

Ronan Sauleau was born in 1972. He graduated in electrical engineering and radio communications from the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées, Rennes, France, in 1995. He received the Agrégation degree from the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, France, in 1996, and the Doctoral degree in signal processing and telecommunications and the “Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches” degree from the University of Rennes 1, France, in 1999 and 2005, respectively.He is full professor at IETR, Rennes, France.

His main research interests are numerical modelling, millimetre wave antennas (SIW, lens-based focusing devices, etc.), periodic and non-periodic structures (EBG materials, metamaterials, reflectarrays, transmitarrays) and bioelectromagnetics.He has been involved in more than 30 national and EU research projects. He has co-supervised 18 post-doctoral fellows, 25 PhD students and 45 master students. He has received 10 patents and co-authored more than 170 journal papers and more than 380 publications in international conferences and workshops.

Prof. Sauleau received the 2004 ISAP Conference Young Researcher Scientist Fellowship (Japan) and the first Young Researcher Prize in Brittany, France, in 2001 for his research work on gain-enhanced Fabry-Perot antennas. In September 2007, he was elevated to Junior member of the “Institut Universitaire de France”. He was awarded the Bronze medal by CNRS in 2008. He was the co-recipient of several international conference awards with some of his students (Int. Sch. of BioEM 2005, BEMS’2006, MRRS’2008, E-MRS’2011, BEMS’2011, IMS’2012, Antem’2012, BioEM'15). He served as a guest editor for the IEEE Antennas Propogat. Special Issue on “Antennas and Propagation at mm and sub mm waves”.

He has shared the responsibility of the research activities on antennas at IETR in 2010 and 2011. He is now co-responsible for the research Department 'Antenna and Microwave Devices' (~ 120 pers.) at IETR and is deputy director of IETR (~ 370 pers.). He serves as a national delegate for COST VISTA and EurAAP, and is a member of the board of directors of EurAAP since 2013.


  Thomas Kuerner

  Institut für Nachrichtentechnik
  Technische Universität Braunschweig
  Schleinitzstr. 22
  D-38092 Braunschweig
  Tel.: +49 531 391 2416
   E-Mail: t.kuerner@tu-bs.de
                                https://www.ifn.ing.tu-bs.de/en/ifn/ms/kuerner/  

[Biography]

Thomas Kürner received his Dipl.-Ing. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1990, and his Dr.-Ing. degree in 1993, both from Universität Karlsruhe (Germany). From 1990 to 1994 he was with the Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik und Elektronik (IHE) at the University of Karlsruhe working on wave propagation modelling, radio channel characterisation and radio network planning. From 1994 to 2003, he was with the radio network planning department at the headquarters of the GSM 1800 and UMTS operator E-Plus Mobilfunk GmbH &Co KG, Düsseldorf, where he was team manager radio network planning support from 1999 to 2003. He was responsible for radio network planning tools, algorithms, processes and parameters. Since 2003 he is Professor for Mobile Radio Systems at the TU Braunschweig. His working areas are propagation, traffic and mobility models for automatic planning of mobile radio networks, self-organization of cellular networks, car-to-x communications as well as indoor channel characterisation for high-speed short-range systems including future terahertz communication systems and accuracy of satellite navigation systems. In 2012 he was a guest lecturer at Dublin City University. He has been engaged in several international bodies such as ITU-R SG 3, UMTS Forum Spectrum Aspects Group and COST. Currently he chairs the IEEE 802.15 Task Group 3d 100Gbit/s and the IEEE 802.15 Interest Group THz. Since 2008 he is Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and an elected member of URSI commission F.

 

Antonio Martellucci

   Antonio Martelluci
   European Space Agency, ESTEC, TEC-EWF
   Keplerlaan 1, PB 299, NL-2200 AG Noordwijk
   The Netherlands
   Tel: +31-71-565-5603, Fax: +31-71-565-4999
   E-mail:

[Biography]

Antonio Martellucci received the Laurea degree in electrical engineering and the Ph.D. degree in applied electromagnetism from the Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy, in 1987 and 1992, respectively. After working in the Selenia Group (now Leonardo of Finmeccanica), he joined the Ugo Bordoni Foundation, Rome, as researcher on atmospheric propagation effects for terrestrial and spatial radio communication systems. He participated at the OLYMPUS and ITALSAT SatCom propagation experiments at Ka-, Q-, and V-bands, also in collaboration with ESA.
Since 2001, he has been a Radiowave Propagation Engineer where he is involved in ESA Telecommunication , Navigation (Galileo), Earth Observation (ENVISAT. MTG and EPS-SG), and Science (Gaia, Bepi Colombo and JUICE) Programs.
He is the author of more than 90 publications in books, international journals, and conference proceedings. Dr. Martellucci received the Young Scientist Award at the XXV International Union of Radio Science General Assembly in 1996. He has been the general Editor of the EU COST 255. He was a member of the COST280 MC and WG Chairman. He was the Chair of COST IC0802. He is also member of ITU-R SG3 and chairman of the EurAAP-WG on Propagation.


Manuel Sierra Castañer

   Manuel Sierra Castañer
   Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
   Professor 
   Avda. Complutense, 30; 28040 Madrid, Spain
   E-mail:

   Website : http://www.upm.es/observatorio/vi/index.jsp?pageac=investigador.jsp&idInvestigador=6995

[Biography]

Manuel Sierra Catañer was born in 1970 in Zaragoza (Spain). He obtained the degree of Telecommunication Engineering in 1994 and the PhD in 2000, both from the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) in Spain. He worked for the cellular company Airtel from 1995 to 1997. Since 1997, he worked in the University "Alfonso X" as assistant, and since 1998 at Technical University of Madrid as research assistant, assistant, associate professor and full professor. He has been director of several research projects, has published more than 50 papers in scientific journals and he has directed 7 PhD Thesis. He has been visitor researcher in Tokyo Tech (September-December 1998) and EPFL (September-December 1999) during his PhD and in visitor Professor in Tokyo Tech during the summers of 2012 and 2013. Currently, he is Senior member of the IEEE. 

His current research interests are in planar antennas and antenna measurement systems. Dr. Sierra-Castañer obtained the IEEE APS 2007 Schelkunoff Prize paper Award for the paper “Dual-Polarization Dual-Coverage Reflectarray for Space Applications” in 2007 and other awards for papers in conferences. His research interests are in Array Antennas and Antenna Measurement Techniques. Manuel Sierra Castañer has been the leader of the EurAAP WG5 “Measurements” since April 2012 until April 2015.

Manuel Sierra Castañer represents UPM (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid) in the Board of the European School of Antennas, and he has been the coordinator of the ESoA Course about Antenna Measurements in the Madrid and Paris editions. Also, he organized the special edition of the course in Shanghai in 2014 (Shanghai Tongji  and Beijing Jiaotong Universities). He has been vice-chairman of EuCAP 2010 in Barcelona and Lisbon (2015). Since, January 2015 he is AMTA Europe Liaison.