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.