EurAAP Delegates

Founder Members

  Bruno Casali

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


                              Office Phone: +39 050 3124241


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 : 






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


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 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

   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 :   
   Phone: (+33) (0)2 23 23 69 56


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 25 industrial and collaborative projects. Prof. Sharaiha has published more than 410 journal and conference papers, concerning antenna theory, analysis, design and measurements, and he holds 12 patents. His published works have been cited over 1800 times in Google Scholar. He has graduated/mentored over 40 Ph.D. students/post-docs, and co-authored with them.

He was presently a member of the European School of Antennas Board and is 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.

He is Regional Delegate of European Association for Antennas and Propagation (EurAAP) for France and Monaco since March, 2017. 


 Group 2: Germany

   Prof. Dr. Marta MARTINEZ
   Number Street
   99999 City Germany
   Tel : +49 ....


Marta Martínez-Vázquez (EurAAP member since 2006, FIEEE, 2017) was born in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, in 1973. She obtained her MSc. and PhD. degrees in Telecommunication Engineering from the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain, in 1997 and 2003, respectively. In 2000 she joined the Antennas and EM Modelling department of IMST GmbH in Germany, where she works now as a senior engineer and project manager. Since 2019 she is also a part-time lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences in Cologne. 

Her research interests include the design and applications of antennas for and RF frontends for different applications, including mobile communications, automotive, SatCom and aeronautics. 

Dr. Martínez-Vázquez is a former vice-chair of EurAAP and a former member of the EurAAP Board of directors. She is the chair of the EurAAP Awards Committee. From 2009 to 2018 she was the leader of the EurAAP Working Group on Societal Issues. She has been a member of the organising committee in 10 editions of EuCAP and co-organised and participated in different courses of the European School of Antennas since 2006. 

She has been the chair of the COST IC1102 Action “Versatile, Integrated and Signal-aware Technologies for Antennas” (VISTA) and the vice-chair of the COST IC0603 Action “Antenna Sensors and Systems for Information Society Technologies.” Currently she is the German delegate in the Management committee and a Working Group leader in COST 18223 (SyMAT.) From From 204 to 2007, she was a member of the Executive Board of the ACE 1 & 2 (Antennas Centre of Excellence) Networks of Excellence and the leader of the small antennas activity. She has also been involved in the IEEE Antennas & Propagation Society as AdCom member, distinguished lecturer and member of different committees. 

She is an Associate Editor of the IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation Journal, and a former Feature Editor of the IEEE Antennas & Propagation Magazine, and a former Editor of the IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Magazine and of the Radioengineering Journal. She has over 120 publications, including books, book chapters, journal and conference papers and patents. 

Dr. Martínez-Vázquez has been awarded the 2004 Best Ph.D. award of the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia and the 2013 IEEE AP-S Lot Shafai Mid-Career Distinguished Achievement Award.

Group 3: Italy, San Marino, Vatican City


   Giuseppe VECCHI
   Director of the Antenna and EMC Lab (LACE) at Politecnico
   Politecnico di Torino Duca Abruzzi 24
   10129 Torino


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. 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.

He has been an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Chairman of the IEEE AP/MTT/ED Italian joint Chapter, and member of the IEEE-APS Educational Committee.

Prof. Vecchi is a Fellow of the IEEE, a member of the Board of the European School of Antennas (ESOA), and a member of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Standard Committee.
His main professional experience and research activities concern analytical and numerical techniques for antennas analysis, design, measurement and diagnostics.

Group 4: United Kingdom, Ireland, Gibraltar, Malta

   Prof Steven GAO
   Chair of RF and Microwave Engineering 
   University of Kent
   School of Engineering and Digital Arts 
   Canterbury CT2 7NZ, United Kingdom
   Phone: +44 (0) 1227 823716


Steven Gao is a Full Professor and Chair in RF and Microwave Engineering, and the Head of  Communications Research Group at the School of Engineering and Digital Arts, University of Kent,  UK. His research covers smart antennas, phased arrays, space antennas, MIMO, reconfigurable  antennas, broadband/multiband antennas, RF/microwave/mm-wave/THz circuits, mobile  communications, satellite communications, space-borne synthetic-aperture radars, IOT and small  satellites (Cube-Sat, Micro-Sat, Nano-Sat). 

He received a PhD in Microwave Engineering in 1999, from Shanghai University, China. He worked  as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at National University of Singapore (Singapore), a Research  Fellow at Birmingham University (UK), a Visiting Scholar at ETH Zurich (Switzerland), a Visiting  Fellow at Chiba University (Japan), and a Visiting Scholar at University of California at Santa  Barbara (US). He joined the University of Kent as a Chair Professor in Jan. 2013.  He co-authored/co-edited 3 books (<>, Wiley, 2012; <>, IEEE-Wiley, 2014; <>, Wiley, 2019), 418 papers  in international Journals and conferences and over 20 patents.  As a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, he gave over 100 invited  talks at many institutes and companies in the UK and internationally since 2014. Currently he serves  as an Associate Editor for several international Journals (IEEE Transactions on Antennas and  Propagation; Radio Science; Electronics Letters; IEEE Access; IET Circuits, Devices and Systems,  etc), and the Editor-in-Chief for John Wiley & Sons Book Series on "Microwave and Wireless  Technologies".

He was General Chair of LAPC 2013, and an Invited Speaker/Keynote Speaker at  many international conferences. He served as the Lead Guest Editor of Proceedings of the IEEE for a  Special Issue on “Small Satellites” (2018), and the Lead Guest Editor of IEEE Trans on Antennas and  Propagation for a Special Issue on "Antennas for Satellite Communication"(2015), and a Guest  Editor of IET Circuits, Devices & Systems for a Special Issue in “Photonic and RF Communications  Systems” (2014). 

He is a member of the 6G Expert Group (Oulu University 6G Flagship) responsible for writing the  new version of 6G White Paper. In the field of antennas and propagation, he is the only UK academic  in the 6G Expert Group which consists of many leading experts internationally in 6G related  technologies. He also provided advice to UK government agencies, including the UK Ofcom, the UK  Space Agency, and DSTL (Defense Science and Technology Laboratory).  He is a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of Royal Aeronautical Society, UK, and a Fellow of IET, UK.

Group 5: Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg

nelson Fonseca

Office Ca221 
Keplerlaan 1, PO Box 299 
NL-2200 AG Noordwijk, The Netherlands 
Phone: +31 (0)71 565 5380          
Fax: +31 (0)71 565 4999


Nelson J. G. Fonseca (Senior Member, IEEE) received the M.Eng. degree from Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Electrotechnique, Electronique, Informatique, Hydraulique et Telecommunications (ENSEEIHT), Toulouse, France, in 2003, the M.Sc. degree from the Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Quebec, Canada, also in 2003, and the Ph.D. degree from Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Université de Toulouse, France, in 2010, all in electrical engineering.

He works in the Antenna and Sub-Millimetre Waves Section, European Space Agency (ESA), Noordwijk, Netherlands, since 2009. The Netherlands. His current research interests include multiple beam antennas for space missions, beam-former theory and design, ground terminal antennas and novel manufacturing techniques. He has authored or co-authored more than 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. He contributed to 25 technical innovations, protected by over 40 patents issued or pending.

Dr. Fonseca received several prizes, including the best young engineer paper award at the 29th ESA Workshop on Antennas in 2007 and multiple ESA Technical Improvement Awards. He is a board member of the European School of Antennas (ESoA) since January 2019 and is actively involved both as lecturer and as coordinator in courses related to space and ground antennas, including the ESA/ESoA course on Antennas for Space Applications, for which he was voted best lecturer by the participants of the 2020 edition, as well as a short course on user terminals presented at every EuCAP conference edition since 2017. He has also been contributing to the technical content of EuCAP conferences as a reviewer since 2014 and is actively involved in the preparation of future EuCAP editions as a member of the organizing committee.

Group 6: Iceland, Norway, Sweden

   Marianna V. IVASHINA
   Website: ...


Marianna V. Ivashina (M'11-SM'13) received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Sevastopol National Technical University (SNTU), Ukraine, in 2001. From 2001 to 2010, she was with The Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON), where she carried out research on innovative phased array technologies for future radio telescopes, such as the Square Kilometer Array. In 2002-2003, she also stayed as a Visiting Scientist with the European Space Agency, ESTEC, where she studied multiple-beam array feeds for the satellite telecommunication system Large Deployable Antenna.

In January 2011, she joined Chalmers University of Technology (Gothenburg, Sweden), where is currently Full Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering. Since 2017, Prof. Marianna Ivashina heads a research group of Antenna Systems at Chalmers that today consists of 25 employed and adjunct researchers. The Antenna Systems Group has done internationally recognized work on mm-wave antenna technologies for 5G applications and systems, having published several award-winning publications at the international conferences, where she or her students and employees have received a total of 7 awards over the past three years at IEEE conferences or by IEEE and EurAAP societies.

Marianna V. Ivashina is the Co-Director of the VINNOVA Competence Centre ChaseOn (Chalmers Antenna Systems), 2017-2022, that is the largest collaborative academic-industrial initiative in the area of antenna systems in Sweden with more than 25 industrial and academic partners.
Her current research interests include phased-array antennas, active antennas, antenna integration methods, reflector antennas, and focal plane arrays, 5G/6G antenna technologies, radio astronomy instrumentation, and antenna measurements. She has published extensively on the above topics, having authored/co-authored over 130 journal and conference papers. She has received several scientific awards [including the URSI Young Scientists Award for GA URSI, Toronto, Canada (1999), APS/IEEE Travel Grant, Davos, Switzerland (2000), the 'Best team contribution' Paper Award at the ESA Antenna Workshop (2008), the EU FP7 Marie Curie Actions International Qualification Fellowship (2009), Best Paper Award at the IEEE COMCAS Conf., Tel-Aviv, Israel (1019)], and numerous research project funding grants from Swedish and European funding agencies.

In 2019, Prof. Ivashina was one of the invited speakers at the European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2019, Krakow, Poland. 1200 attendees. She is presently an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation and a Board member of the European School of Antennas (ESoA).

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 :



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

pavel Hazdra 21

   Pavel HAZDRA 
   99999 City COuntry
   Phone: ...
    Website :          



Pavel Hazdra was born in Prague, Czech Republic in 1977. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Czech Technical University in Prague, in 2003 and 2009, respectively. Since 2012 he has been an Associate professor with the Department of Electromagnetic Field at the CTU in Prague. He has authored or coauthored more than 50 journal and conference papers. His research interests are in the area of EM/antenna theory, electrically small antennas, reflector antennas and their feeds and antennas for amateur radio purposes. I am a coordinator of the ESoA course “Characteristic Modes: Theory and Applications” and a board member of the Society for Radioelectronics engineering which is publishing the Radioengineering journal.

My other interests include music (almost 20 years of experience as second tenor at mixed chamber choir, guitar), beekeping, chemistry, DYI, gardening and genealogy.

Group 9: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland

slalomer ambrroziak

   Slawomir AMBROZIAK 
   99999 City Country
   Phone: (+48) (0)71 320 3191 
   E-mail : 



Sławomir J. Ambroziak was born in Poland, in 1982. He received the M.Sc., Ph.D. and D.Sc. degrees in radio communication from Gdańsk University of Technology (GUT), Poland, in 2008, 2013, and 2020 respectively. Since 2008 he is with the Department of Radiocommunication Systems and Networks of the GUT: 2008-2013 as Research Assistant, 2013-2020 as Assistant Professor, and since 2020 as Associate Professor. He is an author or co-author of many publications including book, book chapters, articles, reports and papers presented during international and domestic conferences. He participated and still participates in several projects related to special application of wireless techniques as well as two COST Actions (IC1004 and CA15104). Currently, his main scope of research is radio channel modelling in Body Area Networks. Additionally, his research interests include wireless communication and radio wave propagation. He was a recipient of the Young Scientists Awards of URSI in 2016 and 2011, the Eighth International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Communications Best Paper Award in 2012, and many domestic awards. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, Senior Member of URSI, a member of Gdańsk Scientific Society, and a Vice-Chair of Commission-F of the Polish National Committee of URSI. He was also a Management Committee Substitute Member of the COST CA15104 Action and a co-chair of the Sub Working Group Internet-ofThings for Health within this action.

He is very active in EurAAP since he has become its member in 2012. Since 2015 he is a member of the Board of the Working Group on Propagation, where he is a coordinator of an on-line map of propagation experts in Europe ( Since 2015 he has been co-organising the EuCAP convened session entitled “Measurements and Simulations in Channel Modelling in Wireless Body Area Networks”. In 2019 he was a Technical Programme Co-Chair at the 13th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation in Krakow.

Group 10: Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine


   Phone: ...




Dr. Leri Datashvili is CEO & Chief Designer of Large Space Structures GmbH (LSS GmbH) - a spin-off from the Technical University of Munich, Germany. Prior to this (2002-2015) he was Senior Research Scientist and Space Structures Group Leader at the Institute of Lightweight Structures, TUM, Germany and from January 1986 till April 2002, Dr. Datashvili worked at the Georgian Institute for Space Constructions (GISC), Georgia, starting as a Researcher and ending as a Vice Director General and Vice Designer General. He was awarded his PhD degree in Space Deployable Antenna Technology from the Georgian Technical University (GTU), Tbilisi, Georgia, in 1997. 
Dr. Datashvili’s research & development areas of interest include large deployable space antenna reflectors (LDRs), membrane structures, high-precision structures, composite materials and structures, flexible shell and morphing skin structures, multilayer sandwich structures, among others, for space and terrestrial applications, all with design, numerical simulation, production technology and experimental validations.

He has acted as Study Leader and Project Manager of many ESA projects on LDRs and deployable structures (among others TAHARA, TALDES, LABUM, SCALABLE, RECORA, RAO, ReFlex). Dr. Datashvili was a main manager of the Georgian 6 m diameter deployable reflector development project for the space flight experiment “Reflector” on board the orbital station “MIR” in 1999. These development expertise has led to winning a H2020 project on Large European Antenna, two ESA projects for an 8 m class LDRs development incl. Copernicus mission with an 8 m class flight model within a consortium where LSS GmbH is responsible for deployable reflector assemblies including flight hardware and multiple micro-sat antenna projects.

Dr. Datashvili is a member of technical, scientific, steering and organizational committees of several international conferences including founding of a one conference and has contributed to more than 50 international conferences. He is a reviewer of several international scientific journals, he has published more than 150 journal, book and conference papers and is an author of more than 20 inventions/patents.


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

Branko Kolundzija

   Zvonimir ŠIPUŠ
   School of Electrical Engineering
   University of Zagreb
   Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing 
   Unska 3, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia 
   Phone: +385 1 61 29 798 
   E-Mail:   Website :


Zvonimir Šipuš was born in Zagreb, Croatia, in 1964. He received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (FER), in 1988 and 1991, respectively. In 1997 he received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden. Dissertation, entitled Analysis of planar and circular cylindrical multilayer structures with application to soft and hard surfaces, was written under the supervision of Professor Per-Simon Kildal.

From 1988 to 1993, he worked at Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Zagreb, Croatia, as a research assistant, involved in the development of detectors for explosive gases. In 1994, he joined the Antenna Group at Chalmers University of Technology as a Ph.D. student. In 1997, he joined the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, where he is now a Full Professor (since 2008). From 1999 to 2005, he was also an Adjunct Researcher at Chalmers University of Technology. Since 2006 he is participating as a lecturer in the European School of Antennas. He was one of the main organizers of the ESoA courses Advanced Mathematics for Antenna Analysis, held every second year in Dubrovnik, and Metasurfaces for Antennas, held every fourth year in Zagreb.

Prof. Šipuš research interests are in the area of analysis and design of electromagnetic structures and in the area of optical communication and sensor systems. Related to the analysis of microwave antennas and antenna arrays prof. Šipuš worked on modeling antenna arrays, especially conformal microstrip and waveguide arrays. He also worked on the modeling periodic electromagnetic structures (frequency selective surfaces, EBG structures, metamaterials and metasurfaces), as well as on the analysis of electromagnetic soft and hard surfaces. In the area of numerical methods in electromagnetics, he worked on the application of the moment method to various electromagnetic problems.

Prof. Šipuš is an author or co-author of more than 60 scientific papers published in scientific journals and of more than 200 conference papers. Only at EuCAP conferences he was the co-author of more than 50 papers. He is also the co-author of EM software for analysing planar and conformal antennas and scatterers. He received the annual national science award in 2006 for research of conformal antennas and periodic structures.

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

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


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

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

athanasios khanats delegates 2021

   Athanasios (Thanasis) Kanatas
   Professor, Dep. of Digital Systems       
   Director of Telecommunication Systems Lab
   University of Piraeus 
   80 Karaoli & Dimitriou Str., Piraeus 
   Phone: +30....
   Website :



Athanasios (Thanasis) Kanatas, is a Professor at the Department of Digital Systems, University of Piraeus, Greece, and Director of the Telecommunication Systems Laboratory. He received the Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (1991), the M.Sc. degree in Satellite Communication Engineering from the University of Surrey, UK (1992), and the Ph.D. degree in Mobile Satellite Communications from NTUA (1997). From 1993 to 1994 he was with the National Documentation Center of National Research Institute. In 1995, he joined SPACETEC Ltd. as Technical Project Manager for VISA/EMEA VSAT Project in Greece. In 1996, he joined the Mobile Radio-Communications Laboratory as a research associate. From 1999 to 2002 he was with the Institute of Communication & Computer Systems responsible for the technical management of various research projects. In 2000, he became a member of the Board of Directors of OTESAT S.A. In 2002, he joined the University of Piraeus. He has published more than 200 papers in international journals and conference proceedings. He is the author of 6 books in the field of wireless and satellite communications. He has been the editor and co-author of the Springer book “Parasitic Antenna Arrays for Wireless MIMO Systems”, the CRC book “Radio Wave Propagation and Channel Modeling for Earth-Space Systems”, and the Taylor & Francis book “New Directions in Wireless Communications Systems: From Mobile to 5G”. He has been the technical manager of several European and National R&D projects. His current research interests include wireless channel characterization and modeling; antenna design and array beamforming for next generation wireless systems; the development of new waveforms and digital techniques for next generation wireless systems; V2V communications and cybersecurity issues for V2V communications; UAV communication systems. He has been a Senior Member of IEEE since 2002. In 1999, he was elected Chairman of the Communications Society of the Greek Section of IEEE. From 2013 to 2017, he has served as Dean of ICT School of the University of Piraeus, Greece.

Group 16: North America

   Mohammad Sharawi
   Phone: +



Mohammad S. Sharawi: is currently is a professor of Electrical Engineering at Polytechnique Montréal, Québec, Canada. He is also a member of the Poly-Grames Research Center. He was with King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia, between 2009-2018. He founded and directed the Antennas and Microwave Structure Design Laboratory (AMSDL) at KFUPM. He was a visiting Professor at the Intelligent Radio (iRadio) Laboratory, Electrical Engineering Department, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, during the Summer-Fall of 2014. He was a visiting research Professor at Oakland University during the summer of 2013. He received his PhD degree from Oakland University, Michigan, USA in 2006.


Prof. Sharawi’s areas of research include Multiband Printed Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output (MIMO) Antenna systems, Reconfigurable and Active integrated Antennas, Applied Electromagnetics, Millimeter-wave MIMO antennas and Integrated 4G/5G antennas for wireless handsets and access points. He has more than 300 papers published in refereed journals and international conferences, 10 book chapters, one single authored book entitled “Printed MIMO Antenna Engineering,” Artech House, 2014, and the lead author of the recent book “Design and Applications of Active Integrated Antennas,” Artech house, 2018. He has 22 issued and 15 pending patents in the US Patent Office. He served as the EurAAP Delegate for region 18 between 2018-2019. He is currently serving as the Associate Editor for the IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters (AWPL), IET Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation (MAP), and as an Area Editor for Wiley Microwave and Optical Technology Letters (MOP). He is the Specialty Section editor (EIC) of the newly launched Frontiers Journal on Communications and Networking, of the System and Test-Bed design section. He served on the Technical and organizational program committees of many international conferences such as EuCAP, APS, IMWS-5G, APCAP, iWAT among many others. 


Group 17: South America

 Luis Silva MELLO

   Affiliation : ...
   Title : ...
   Adress : ...
   Post code ... , CIty

Phone : +...

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Prof. Luiz da Silva Mello was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1953. He received the B.S. degree in 1976, the MSc degree in 1977 and the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering in 1987 from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). From 1984 to 1985 he was Research Assistant at the University College London, while working towards his PhD degree. He is currently Dean of the Technology and Sciences School at PUC-Rio and Associate Professor at the Centre of Telecommunication Studies (CETUC/PUC-Rio). At CETUC he has been involved, since 1977, in teaching and R&D activities on radio wave propagation, satellite communications, mobile cellular and broadband radio access systems.

He published more than 200 papers in journals and conferences and lead several research projects with sponsoring from government agencies, and research contracts with the Brazilian Telecommunications Regulatory Agency (ANATEL), mobile service operators and industries of the telecommunication sector in Brazil. He is a frequent member of the Brazilian delegation to ITU-R Working Part 3 (Radiowave Propagation) meetings since 1991 and Coordinator of its Brazilian counterpart, the Brazilian Communications Commission Mobile Radio Propagation working party at Anatel. His research group at CETUC is an active participant in the Telebrasil 5G project.


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


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


Website : 


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

  France 81120

  Email : 

                                Phone: +33 5 63 42 12 99

      Website :


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 

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.


Anja Skrivervik


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


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.

Manuel Sierra Castañer

   Manuel Sierra Castañer 
   Universidad Politécnica de Madrid 
   Avda. Complutense, 30; 28040 Madrid, Spain 

   Website :


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.

  Oscar Quevedo Teruel

Associate Professor (& Docent)
Director of Master Programme in Electromagnetics, Fusion and Space Engineering
Teknikringen 31, SE-100 44 Stockholm, Sweden Phone:  
Phone: +46-72-844 41 64



Oscar Quevedo-Teruel received his 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 as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Delft (The Netherlands). From 2010-2011, Dr. Quevedo-Teruel 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 (EECS)/Electromagnetic Engineering (ETK) 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. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation since 2018, and he is the delegate of EurAAP for Sweden, Norway and Iceland for the period 2018-2020. He is a distinguished lecturer of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society for the period 2019-2021.

He has made scientific contribution to higher symmetries (glide and twist), transformation optics, lens antennas, metasurfaces, leaky wave antennas, multi-mode microstrip patch antennas and high impedance surfaces. He is the co-author of 77 papers in international journals, more than 130 at international conferences and has received approval on 4 patents.


W. Ross Stone

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

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.

Stefania Monni

Stefania MONNI 

   Senior scientist at the Radar Technology department of TNO
   Oude Waalsdorperweg 63 




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.

  Thomas Kuerner

  Institut für Nachrichtentechnik
  Technische Universität Braunschweig
  Schleinitzstr. 22
  D-38092 Braunschweig
  Tel.: +49 531 391 2416


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.


  Stefano Maci

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

  Email : 



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).  



Peter de Maag

  Peter de Maagt

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



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.


  Martijn van Beurden

  Eindhoven University of Technology 
  Department of Electrical Engineering 
  Groene Loper 3 ; 5612 AE Eindhoven, Netherlands 
  Office Phone: +31 40 2473976
  Website: ;



Martijn van Beurden biography : 

Martijn van Beurden received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering (both cum laude) from the Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, in 1997 and 2003, respectively. From 2000 until 2011, he has been an Assistant Professor and from 2012 till 2019 he was Associate Professor. Since June 2019, he is full professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering of the Eindhoven University of Technology. His current research interest involves efficient numerical modeling techniques in the context of stochastic as well as detection and design problems in electromagnetics.

Dr. van Beurden won the second prize of the IEEE region 8 student paper contest and the C.I.V.I.-prize 1998 for electrical engineering, both for his M.Sc. thesis on the analysis of phased arrays of printed antennas. In 2004, he received the ASML prize for the best Ph.D. Thesis on Applied Research in 2003 of the Eindhoven University of Technology.


  Maria Alberica Saporetti

  Microwave Vision Italy 

  Via dei Castelli Romani, 59 Pomezia (Rome) Italy                                     



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.

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


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.


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


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.