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).

Elected Regional Delegate (2015-2017)

Group 1: France

Ronan SAULEAU

   Ronan Sauleau
   IETR, UMR CNRS 6164, University of Rennes 1
   Deputy Director of IETR
   Co-head of the Antennas and Microwave Department
   35042 Rennes Cedex, France
   E-mail: R
   Phone: (+33) (0)2 23 23 56 76
                        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.

 

 

 Group 2: Germany

Dirk Heberling

   Dirk Heberling
   Institute Director, IHF - Institute of High Frequency Technology
   RWTH Aachen University
   Melatener Straße 25
   52074 Aachen, Germany 
   Phone: (+49) (0)241 80 27932
   Mobil: (+49) (0)171 3181623
                          E-mail:
                          www.ihf.rwth-aachen.de

[Biography]

Dirk Heberling studied electrical engineering and graduated with a Dipl. Ing. degree from RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany in 1987. There he also received the Dr. Ing. degree in 1993 for his thesis on conformal microstrip antennas.

From 1987 to 1993 he was employed as a scientist at the Institute for RF-Technologies, RWTH Aachen University. In 1993 he joined IMST GmbH, Kamp-Lintfort, Germany to establish a new Antenna Section and from 1995 to 2003 he was head of the Antennas Department, which was reorganized into the Department of Antennas and EMC in 1998. From 2003 to 2008 he took over the Department of Information and Communication Systems of IMST GmbH and in 2008 he moved to RWTH Aachen University where he is Head of the Institute and holder of the chair for High Frequency Technology.

Prof. Dr. Ing. Heberling is a member of VDE and since 1998 has been a member of the ITG expert group 7.1 "Antennen" which he directed as a chairman from 2002 to 2003 and since 2014 again. During this time he was responsible as General Chairman and organizer of the international antenna conference INICA 2003, September 2003, Berlin and the German Microwave Conference GeMiC 2014, March 2014, Aachen. Since 1998 he has been a member of the European competence projects for antennas COST 260, COST 284, IC0603 and IC1102, from 2002 to 2007 he was the German delegate of COST 284 and now he is the German delegate of IC1102. From 2002 to 2003 he was co-organizer of the European network of excellence on antennas ACE. He is member of the steering committee and organizing committee for the European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP.


Group 3: Italy

Mario Orefice

   Mario Orefice
   DET
   Politecnico di Torino
   C.so Duca Abruzzi 24
   10129 Torino
   Italy
   E-mail:

[Biography]

Mario Orefice is Professor of Electromagnetic Waves and Antennas, and founder and director of LACE (Laboratory of Antennas and EMC) of the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications,  at Politecnico di Torino, Italy, where he graduated summa cum laude in 1968. He was Research Scientist of the National Research Council of Italy, at CESPA, from 1971 to 1983, as well as Adjunct Professor at Politecnico di Torino from 1976 to 1983. He was Visiting Scholar at UCLA in 1979. In 1983 he became Associate Professor at Politecnico di Torino. He is Full Professor since 1990.

His scientific activity has concerned theoretical and experimental studies on antennas and applied electromagnetics. He is author or co-author of more than 200 publications, in particular on waveguide discontinuities, reflector antennas, waveguide arrays, printed antennas. The most recent research activities are on automotive and miniaturized antennas, with particular interest on the bandwidth performance, and on reflectarrays for millimeter waves.

He is also strongly committed in many organizational aspects of the academic life (deputy dean of the 2nd School of Engineering from 1991 to 1999; member of the Evaluation Board of his University up to 2003, and of the Board of Directors from 2003 to 2007; Chairman of the Information Technology Section of his Faculty from 2007 to 2009; delegate to the Committee for the Evaluation of the Italian Conference of Rectors) and in international scientific relationships: he was committed in the organization of several international conferences: founder in 1989 and Chairman up to 1998 of the ICEAA (International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications); General Chairman of the European Microwave Week in 2002 and of EuCAP (European Conference on Antennas and Propagation) in 2011. He is member of the Delegate Assembly of EuRAAP.

 


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:

 

[Biography]

Prof Yi Huang received BSc in Physics (Wuhan, China), MSc (Eng) in Microwave Engineering (Nanjing, China), and DPhil in Communications from the University of Oxford, UK in 1994. He has been conducting research in the areas of radio communications, applied electromagnetics, radar and antennas 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 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 as a Lecturer in 1995, where he is now a Chair in Wireless Engineering, Deputy Head of Department, Head of High-Frequency Engineering Group and MSc Programme Director.

Dr Huang has published over 300 refereed papers in leading international journals and conference proceedings, and authored books on Antennas: from Theory to Practice (John Wiley, 2008) and Reverberation Chambers (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 (such as the IET, EPSRC, European ACE, COST-IC0603 and COST-IC1102 and EurAAP) 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. IEEE iWAT, WiCom and LAPC). He is at present the Editor-in-Chief of Wireless Engineering and Technology (ISSN 2152-2294/2152-2308), Associate Editor of IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, College member of EPSRC, a Senior Member of IEEE and a Fellow of IEE/IET.


Group 5: Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg

  Claude Oestges

  ICTEAM - Electrical Engineering

  School of Engineering - Ecole Polytechnique de Louvain
  Université catholique de Louvain
  URL: www.uclouvain.be/claude.oestges
  Fax: +32-10-478 705

                               E-mail:

[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.



Group 6: Iceland, Norway, Sweden

Jan Carlsson

   Jan Carlsson
   SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden
   Senior Researcher Electronics Department
   Box 857
   SE-501 15 Borås, Schweden
   Phone: (+46)-105-165169
   E-mail:

[Biography]

Jan Carlsson obtained his master in electrical engineering degree from Chalmers University of Technology in 1986 and his PhD from the same institution in 1998. From 1986 to 1990, he was working at Ericsson Radar Electronics AB as an EMC engineer. Since 1990 he has been with SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden, and currently he is a senior researcher at the Electronics Department. Since 2003 he is also an Adjunct Professor of Computational Electromagnetics at the Department of Signals and Systems, Chalmers University of Technology. His teaching activities include courses on electromagnetics, computational methods, EMC and antennas. His research activities include electrically small antennas, measurement techniques for small antennas, numerical techniques for electromagnetics and EMC. He is author or co-author of more than 140 refereed international journals and conference papers, and has contributed to book chapters about measurement techniques for small antennas. He is one of the authors of the EMMA Handbook (EMC handbook issued by the Swedish Defence Material Administration). Since 2009 he is assistant centre manager of Chase, Chalmers Antenna Systems VINN EXcellence Centre at Chalmers University of Technology. During the period 2002-2004 he was the Chairman of the Swedish IEEE EMC Chapter. Dr. Carlsson is Chairman of Commission A of the Swedish National Committee for Radio Science (SNRV) 2015-17, and member of Commission E.


Group 7: Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland

Olav Breinbjerg

   Olav Breinbjerg
   Department of Electrical Engineering
   DTU - Elektro Technical University of Denmark
   Ørsteds Plads, building 348
   DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby
   Phone: (+45) (0)4525 3814 / +45 2082 2908
   E-mail:

[Biography]
Olav Breinbjerg  was born in Silkeborg, Denmark, in 1961. He received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in 1987 and 1992, respectively.  Since 1991, he has been on the Faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering as Assistant Professor from 1991 to 1995, Associate Professor from 1995 to 2005, and Full Professor since 2006. He is now Head of the Electromagnetic Systems Group and the DTU—ESA Spherical Near—Field Antenna Test Facility. He was a Visiting Scientist at Rome Laboratory in 1988, a Fulbright Research Scholar at the University of Texas at Austin in 1995, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Siena in 2011. He has been, or is, the main supervisor of 13 Ph.D. projects. His research is generally in applied electromagnetics — and particularly in antennas, antenna measurements, computational techniques, and scattering — for applications in wireless communication and sensing technologies. He is the author or coauthor of more than 50 journal papers, 150 conference papers, and 75 technical reports.  Dr. Breinbjerg received a U.S. Fulbright Research Award in 1995. He also received the 2001 AEG Elektron Foundation’s Award in recognition of his research in applied electromagnetics and the 2003 DTU Student Union’s Teacher of the Year Award for his course on electromagnetics.


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:
                capek.elmag.org              

[Biography]

Miloslav Capek was born in Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic, in March 1985. He 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.

 He is currently a research associate at CTU in Prague, where he set up a new course on Matlab, which is now offered in each semester. During his doctoral studies, Miloslav created the basis of the AToM package, and he now leads the development of AToM within the framework of a Technology Agency of the Czech Republic project.

 Miloslav is a member of the IEEE AP Society and 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 the author or a co-author of more than 20 conference papers and 15 journal papers. His current research interests are in the area of electromagnetic theory, electrically small antennas, numerical techniques, and optimization.


Group 9: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland

Pawel Kabacik

   Pawel Kabacik
   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:
                                   http://www.space-comm.pwr.wroc.pl; http://www.pwr.wroc.pl

[Biography]
He 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


Group 13: Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland

Anja K. Skrivervik

   Anja Skrivervik
   Laboratoire d'Electromagnétisme et d'Acoustique
   Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
   station 11
   1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
   Phone: (+41) (0)21 693 46 35 / (+41) (0)21 693 26 69
   E-mail: 

[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. 


Group 14: Andorra, Portugal, Spain

Manuel Sierra Castañer

   Manuel Sierra Castañer
   ETSI Telecomunicación
   Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
   28040 Madrid
   Spain
   E-mail:

[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 and associate professor. He has been director of several research projects, has published more than 40 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 edition (2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014). 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.


Group 15: Cyprus, Greece, Israel, Turkey

GEORGE TSOULOS

   George Tsoulos
   Dept. of Informatics and Telecommunications
   Terma Karaiskaki
   Tripolis 22100 
   Phone: +30-271-0-372267
   E-mail:

 

[Biography]
 

Vice Rector Research & Development University of Peloponnese

Associate Professor Department of Informatics & Telecommunications.

 He graduated from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Athens, Greece, in 1992, and received his PhD in 1997 on wireless communications, from the Department of Electrical Engineering of the University of Bristol, UK.

From 1994 until 1999 he was a Research Associate and then a HEFCE Research Fellow at the University of Bristol, UK, working on European collaborative R&D projects as an expert in the area of smart antennas and MIMO systems for wireless communications. He then joined the Wireless Practice of the PA Consulting Group, in Cambridge, UK, where he worked until 2002 for a range of leading companies across the world in the design and analysis of advanced wireless communication systems.

He returned to Greece in 2003 as an invited researcher in the context of the European R&D programme ENTER, with host institute the NTUA, ICCS, Athens, Greece. He continued his collaboration with NTUA as a Senior Research Scientist at the Microwaves and Fiber Optics Telecommunications Lab of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, until 2009, involved in research projects like PENED 2003 on MIMO systems. Since 2004 he has also been with the Greek Open University, School of Science and Technology, as a tutor for the course Fundamental Issues of Computer Networks.

 He joined the University of Peloponnese in 2005, where his current position is Assistant Professor at the Department of Informatics & Telecommunications, Wireless & Mobile Communications Lab (http://users.uop.gr/~wmclab). He is also the Director of the MSc 'Advanced Telecommunication Systems & Networks'. His research interests include advanced wireless communication systems, smart antennas and MIMO-MAMI Green systems, radiowave propagation, radio network planning and space 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 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.


Group 17: South America

 Silvio Barbin

 E-mail:

 

 


  

Group 18: Country South Africa

Matthys M. Botha

   Matthys M. Botha
   Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
   Stellenbosch University
   South Africa
   Telephone: +27 (0)21 808 4318
   E-mail:

 

[Biography]
Matthys M. Botha received a Bachelor's degree in electrical and electronic engineering and a Ph.D. from Stellenbosch University (SU), South Africa in 1998 and 2002, respectively. From 2003-2004 he worked as a postdoc at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. At the end of 2004 he returned to South Africa where he worked as a Research Fellow at SU and later joined EMSS-SA, developers of FEKO. In 2011 he was appointed to his current position at SU, as Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. His research work and publications are mainly focused on computational electromagnetics. He regularly acts as a reviewer for a range of journals. He was the Technical Program Chair for the 8th International Workshop on Finite Elements for Microwave Engineering in 2006. He was the Vice-Chair of the LOC for the 2012 edition of the ICEAA conference. He is a member of the ICEAA conference Scientific Committee.


Group 19: Asia-Pacific

Koicho Ito

   Koichi Ito
   Center for Frontier Medical Engineering
   Chiba University, Japan
   k-ito@ieee.org
   E-mail:

 

[Biography]

Koichi Ito received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from Chiba University, Japan, in 1974 and 1976, respectively, and the D.E. degree from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, in 1985.  He is currently a Professor at the Center for Frontier Medical Engineering, Chiba University.  From 2005 to 2009, he was Deputy Vice-President for Research, Chiba University.  From 2009 to 2015, he served as Director of the Center for Frontier Medical Engineering, Chiba University. 

His main research interests include small antennas for mobile communications, microwave antennas for medical applications such as cancer treatment, research on evaluation of the interaction between electromagnetic fields and the human body by use of phantoms, and antenna systems for body-centric wireless communications. 

Professor Ito is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers, Japan (IEICE).  He served as Chair of the Technical Committee on Human Phantoms for Electromagnetics, IEICE, from 1998 to 2006, Chair of the Technical Committee on Antennas and Propagation, IEICE, from 2009 to 2011, Chair of the IEEE AP-S Japan Chapter from 2001 to 2002, General Chair of the 2008 IEEE International Workshop on Antenna Technology (iWAT2008), an AdCom member for the IEEE AP-S from 2007 to 2009, an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation from 2004 to 2010, a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE AP-S from 2007 to 2011, General Chair of the 2012 International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (ISAP2012), and a member of the Board of Directors, BEMS, from 2010 to 2013.  He currently serves as Chair of the IEEE AP-S Committee on Man and Radiation (COMAR) and a Councilor to the Asian Society of Hyperthermic Oncology (ASHO).  He has been elected as a delegate to the European Association on Antennas and Propagation (EurAAP) since 2012 and Chair of Commission K, Japan National Committee of URSI (International Union of Radio Science) since 2015.


 Additional Delegates

  Cyril Mangenot

  European Space Agency ESTEC, TEC-EE Office Da217 
  Keplerlaan 1, PB 299
  Noordwijk , The Netherlands NL-2200 AG

  Email: cyril.mangenot@esa.int 

                               Phone: +31 71 565 6166

[Biography]

Cyril Mangenot was born in France in 1962. He received the Master in Electrical Engineering and Ph.D. degrees from Paul Sabatier University (Toulouse, France) in 1986 and 1989, respectively. He did his DEA (Extensive Study Diploma) on antenna for cylindrical launcher structure with Matra Marconi Space (now Airbus Defense and Space) and his Ph.D on power synthesis of shaped beam antenna patterns in partnership with Alcatel Espace (now Thales Alenia Space). 
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. Since 2002 he has been with the European Space Agency first as Head of Antenna and sub-millimetre wave section and as per June 2013 as Head of the Electromagnetics and Space Environment Division. This division entails Antennas, sub-millimetre wave instruments, Propagation & wave interactions, EMC and Space environments & effects.  
His  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, as well he initiated and implemented the 2 first editions of the one week Space antennas course under the umbrella of the European School of Antennas. 
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 he is the author and co-author of 5 international patents in the antenna domain. 

 

  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

  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).  

 

  Prof. dr. ir. Guy A. E. Vandenbosch

  Dep. of Electrical Engineering, division ESAT-TELEMIC, KU Leuven
  Kasteelpark Arenberg 10, B-3001 Leuven, Belgium
  Tel. 32-16-32.11.10

   Email : 

  

[Biography]

Guy A. E. VANDENBOSCH received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, in 1985 and 1991, respectively. From 1991 to 1993, he held a postdoctoral research position at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. Since 1993, he has been a Lecturer, and since 2005, a Full Professor at the same university. Guy Vandenbosch has taught or teaches courses on “Electromagnetic Waves”, “Antennas”, “Electromagnetic Compatibility”, “Electrical Engineering, Electronics, and Electrical Energy”, and ”Digital Steer- and Measuring Techniques in Physics”. His research interests are in the area of electromagnetic theory, computational electromagnetics, planar antennas and circuits, nano-electromagnetics, EM radiation, EMC, and bio-electromagnetics. His work has been published in ca. 230 papers in international journals and has led to ca. 330 papers at international conferences. Guy Vandenbosch has been a member of the ``Management Committees'' of the consecutive European COST actions on antennas since 1993. Within the ACE Network of Excellence of the EU (2004-2007), he was a member of the Executive Board and coordinated the activity on the creation of a European antenna software platform. At present, he leads the EuRAAP Working Group on Software and represents this group within the EuRAAP Delegate Assembly. From 2001 to 2007, he was the President of SITEL, the Belgian Society of Engineers in Telecommunication and Electronics. From 2008 to 2014, he was a member of the board of FITCE Belgium, the Belgian branch of the Federation of Telecommunications Engineers of the European Union. In the period 1999-2004, he was vice-chairman, and in the period 2005-2009 secretary of the IEEE Benelux Chapter on Antennas en Propagation. Currently he holds the position of chairman of this Chapter. In the period 2002-2004 he was secretary of the IEEE Benelux Chapter on EMC. In the period 2012-2014, he was secretary of the Belgian National Committee for Radio-electricity (URSI), where he is also in charge of commission E. Guy Vandenbosch is a fellow of the IEEE. From September to December 2014, he was a visiting professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

 

  Sergiy Pivnenko

  Antenna Systems Solutions

  Phone. +44 7487 687 585

  Mobile. +45 2728 3660

  E-Mail.  spivnenko@asysol.com

 

[Biography]

Dr. Sergiy Pivnenko received the M.S. degree in 1995 and the Ph.D. degree in 1999, both from Kharkiv National University (KhNU), Kharkiv, Ukraine. He has worked as Researcher at the Department of RadioPhysics at KhNU from 1998-2000 with radiation and scattering of pulsed and transient signals in various media.

He has worked at the Electromagnetic Systems Group, Department of Electrical Engineering, at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark as Assistant Professor from 2000-2003 and as Associate Professor from 2003-2015. He was a daily operator of the DTU-ESA Spherical Near-Field Antenna Test Facility, were he carried our numerous measurements on all kinds of antennas for internal DTU research, for ESA (European Space Agency) research and development projects, and commercial antenna measurements for European industry. He has participated to or managed 17 R&D projects funded by ESA, EU, Danish national and private foundations. Since 2007, he is lecturing in 3 courses of the European School of Antennas on near-field antenna measurements topics. He is author or co-author of 3 book chapters, 25 journal papers, more than 100 conference papers, and more than 100 technical reports.

In 2015, Dr. Sergiy Pivnenko joined Antenna Systems Solutions (ASYSOL) as Technical Director on Antenna Technology. His area of interests covers all topics related to antenna measurements and antenna design aspects.

  Marta Martinez-Vasquez

  IMST GmbH
  Carl-Friedrich-Gauß-Str. 2-4
  Kamp-Lintfort
  Kamp-Lintfort DE-47475

  Email: martinez@imst.de

[Biography]

Marta Martínez-Vázquez was born in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, in 1973. She obtained her MSc. (1997) and PhD. (2003) in Telecommunication Engineering from the U.P. Valencia. Since 2000 she works at as senior engineer and project manager in the IMST Antennas and EM Modelling department.

She chairs the COST IC1102 Action VISTA. She has been member of the Executive Board of the ACE Network of Excellence and of the AdCom of the IEEE AP-S, and vice-chair of COST IC0603. She is in the Technical Advisory Panel for the AP Professional Network of IET and the IEEE AP-S Committees on "New Technology Directions" and "Education". She has also served as a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE AP-S.

She co-organises the course "Antenna Project Management" of the European School of Antennas (ESoA), and is involved in other courses of the same.

She is an Editor of the IEEE Antennas & Propagation Magazine, Associate Editor of IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters and member of the editorial board of Radioengineering. She received the 2004 Best Ph.D. award of the U.P. Valencia, and the 2013 IEEE AP-S Lot Shafai Mid-Career Distinguished Achievement Award. 


  Pavel Hazdra

  Department of Electromagnetic Field
  Faculty of Electrical Engineering
  Czech Technical University in Prague
  Technicka 2
  166 27 Prague 6, Czech Republic
  Phone: (+420) 224 355 966
                        Email : 

[Biography]

Pavel Hazdra was born in Prague, Czech Republic, in 1977. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the Czech Technical University in Prague in 2003 and 2009 respectively and was appointed an associate professor in 2012. His research interests include antenna and EM theory,
computational electromagnetics, small antennas and special prime-feed antenna structures. He is member of EurAAP, IEEE and Radioengineering society.
Dr. Hazdra authored or coauthored more than 30 journal and 20 conference papers. His other interests include music, genealogy and beekeeping. 

 

Ronan SAULEAU

   Ronan Sauleau 
   IETR, UMR CNRS 6164, University of Rennes 1
   Deputy Director of IETR
   Co-head of the Antennas and Microwave Department
   35042 Rennes Cedex, France 
   E-mail:
   Phone: (+33) (0)2 23 23 56 76 
                         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.