NASA Jet-Propulsion Laboratory & California Institute of Technology, USA
University of Siena, Italy
VP R&D of INSIGHTEC, Israel
Principal Engineering FellowRaytheon – Space and Airborne SystemsUSA
Wireless Power Beaming - the Future is Now
Although Nikola Tesla conceived of wireless power transmission more than 100 years ago, applications of this mode of directed energy have lagged behind the use of focused RF beams for telecommunications and RADAR. W.C. “Bill” Brown’s (Raytheon) invention of the rectifying antenna (’65) and demonstration of 34 kW in beamed power (’75) established the feasibility of wireless power beaming, but many challenges remain in extending the range, power level, operational frequencies, and rectenna technologies to provide wireless delivery of continuous power, at levels of MW to GW, over extended periods. Such wireless power beaming(WPB) can play a critical role in delivering renewable power from uninhabited regions to the earth’s population centers, in extending the electrification of manned and unmanned airborne, ground, and naval vehicles with power delivered from remotely-located transmitters, and may well be a key enabling technology for powering space platforms, space exploration vehicles, and future space colonies, as well as delivering solar power from space to the power grid on earth and to remote off-grid locations.
This Keynote presentation will open with a review of Tesla’s and Brown’s pioneering work and continue with the history of WPB-based Solar Power Satellite efforts, as well as other potential terrestrial and space applications. Attention will then turn to the key components of a notional WPB system – operating in RF, mmW, or laser frequencies - and the advances required to mature WPB as a pivotal application of Directed Energy technology.
Professor of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of South FloridaUSA
Richard D. Gitlin is a State of Florida 21st Century World Class Scholar, Distinguished University Professor, and the Agere Systems Chaired Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of South Florida. He has 50 years of leadership in the communications industry and in academia and he has a record of significant research contributions that have been sustained and prolific over several decades.
Dr. Gitlin is an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), a Fellow of the IEEE, a Bell Laboratories Fellow, a Charter Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), and a member of the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame (2017). He is also a co-recipient of the 2005 Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award and the IEEE S.O. Rice prize (1995), co-authored a communications text, published more than 170 papers, including 3 prize-winning papers, and holds 65 patents.
After receiving his doctorate at Columbia University in 1969, he joined Bell Laboratories, where he worked for 32-years performing and leading pioneering research and development in digital communications, broadband networking, and wireless systems including: co-invention of DSL (Digital Subscriber Line), multicode CDMA (3/4G wireless), and pioneering the use of smart antennas (“MIMO”) for wireless systems At his retirement, Dr. Gitlin was Senior VP for Communications and Networking Research at Bell Labs, a multi-national research organization with over 500 professionals. After retiring from Lucent, he was visiting professor of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University, and later he was Chief Technology Officer of Hammerhead Systems, a venture funded networking company in Silicon Valley. He joined USF in 2008 where his research is on wireless cyberphysical systems that advance minimally invasive surgery and cardiology and on addressing fundamental technical challenges in 5G/6G wireless systems.
Wireless Century Perspective: 5G/IoT (Internet of Things) and a Vision for 6G/IoE (Internet of Everything)
This presentation provides a perspective on the emerging Wireless Century driven by the introduction of 5G/IoT networks and expectations for 6G /IoE wireless networking.
It is expected that the fifth generation (5G) of mobile communications will impact our life more than any previous wireless technology by enabling a seamlessly connected society that brings together people, data, and “things” via a myriad of new applications and technologies. This presentation will focus on several research challenges and foundation technologies needed to meet the ambitious 5G/IoT application requirements for broadband networking, low-latency applications [e.g., autonomous vehicles] technologies, and Internet of Things (IoT) scenarios such as Machine-to-Machine (M2M) networking. Technology emphasis will be on the central role of Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in optimizing the latency and throughput of cell-less and edge-based (“Fog”) network architectures, synchronization of mmWave networks, novel MAC and NOMA [non-orthogonal multiple access] signal processing for increased throughput in M2M communications, and enabling near-instant recovery from link or nodal failures.
Several contemplated revolutionary 6G/IoE applications will be briefly discussed including self-sustaining networks, 3-D systems (ground and aerial users), smart cities, extended reality, cyber-physical networking of wearable and in vivo bio-medical devices, wireless brain-computer interactions, and connected autonomous systems (e.g., drones, robots). Selected foundation technologies envisioned to realize these application will also be presented including: edge AI, large intelligent surfaces, and 3D networking.
Yoram Palti, MD, PhD, is a professor emeritus of Physiology & Biophysics & Biomedical Engineering at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. Palti holds an M.Sc. and MD degrees from the Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, and a Ph.D. in Biophysics from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
Palti served as Assoc. Prof. of Physiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, 1969 – 1971, Professor of Physiology & Biophysics, Faculty of Medicine, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, 1976 – 2005, and Director, Rappaport Institute for Research in the Medical Sciences, Technion, 1982 – 1993.
In 2000 Palti founded Novocure Ltd, served as its director till 2018 and is serving as its Chief Technology Officer since the company was founded. Within this framework Palti is the inventor and developer of the novel cancer treatment modality - Tumor Treating Fields, TTFields. In 2011 the FDA approved TTFields as treatment for Recurrent brain Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM). In Oct 2015 the FDA approved TTFields as treatment for Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma and in July 2019, for lung Mesothelioma. Currently Novocure is carrying out advanced clinical trials brain metastases, non-small cell lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, ovarian cancer and liver cancer.
Palti is the author of numerous scientific papers and issued patents in the medical as well as other fields that served as a basis for unique start-ups.
Tumor Treating Fields, TTFields, from Theory to Clinical Practice
Electric fields of low frequency and amplitude are generated by both excitable tissues (nerve, muscle, heart, brain) and a large variety of devices that are in everyday use. Intermediate frequency (10K – 1MHz) and high frequency (into the GHZ range) fields are present all around us and, at relatively low power levels that have no thermal effects, are generally considered not to have any meaningful biological effects, although there is a debate regarding this point for the GigaHz range.
Analysis of electric field distribution in living tissues revealed that in some specific cases, intermediate-frequency electric fields may have a significant biological effect. The field effect is primarily due to the fact that cancer cells proliferate frequently and, as they undergo division, they assume an hourglass shape that results in a non-uniform strong intracellular field. The alternating intracellular electric field affects charged and polar or polarizable structures, resulting in dielectrophoresis, i.e. the exertion of non-alternating electric forces on polarizable molecules and structures, including tubulin that plays a major role in cell division. All such structures are forced to migrate towards the narrow neck between the daughter cells and destroy cell structure and interrupt division. On this basis Novocure was founded about 20 years ago with the aim to utilize the unique specific effect of intermediate-frequency alternating electric fields on dividing cancer cells and provide a new cancer treatment modality.
After intensive lab work and clinical trials, Tumor Treating fields, TTFields, of 1-3V/cm, at 100-200KHz range, were shown to specifically and effectively destroy cancer cells. TTFields were FDA approved for treatment of the most prevalent brain cancer: glioblastoma multiforme and malignant pleural (lung) mesothelioma. Novocure has ongoing TTFields clinical trials in: brain metastases, non-small cell lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, ovarian cancer and liver cancer.
Professor of Electrical EngineeringNYU-TandonUSA
Theodore (Ted) S. Rappaport is the David Lee/Ernst Weber Professor of Electrical Engineering at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering (NYU-Tandon) and is a professor of computer science at New York University's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. He is also a professor of radiology at the NYU School of Medicine.
Rappaport is the founding director of NYU WIRELESS, the world's first academic research center to combine engineering, computer science, and medicine. Earlier, he founded two of the world's largest academic wireless research centers: The Wireless Networking and Communications Group (WNCG) at the University of Texas at Austin in 2002, and the Mobile and Portable Radio Research Group (MPRG), now known as Wireless@ at Virginia Tech, in 1990.
Rappaport is a pioneer in radio wave propagation for cellular and personal communications, wireless communication system design, and broadband wireless communications circuits and systems at millimeter wave frequencies. His research has influenced many international wireless-standards bodies, and he and his students invented the technology of site-specific radio frequency (RF) channel modeling and design for wireless network deployment - a technology now used routinely throughout wireless communications.
Rappaport has served on the Technological Advisory Council of the Federal Communications Commission, assisted the governor and CIO of Virginia in formulating rural broadband initiatives for Internet access, and conducted research for NSF, Department of Defense, and dozens of global telecommunications companies. He has over 100 U.S. or international patents issued or pending and has authored, co-authored, and co-edited 18 books, including the world's best-selling books on wireless communications, millimeter wave communications, and smart antennas.
In 1989, he founded TSR Technologies, Inc., a cellular radio/PCS software radio manufacturer that he sold in 1993 to Allen Telecom which later became CommScope, Inc. (taken private in 2011 by Carlyle Group and now owned by Keysight). In 1995, he founded Wireless Valley Communications, Inc., a pioneering creator of site-specific radio propagation software for wireless network design and management that he sold in 2005 to Motorola.
Rappaport received BS, MS, and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from Purdue University, and is a Distinguished Engineering Alumnus of his alma mater.
Dr. Rappaport can be reached by contacting NYU WIRELESS Administrator Pat Donohue at email@example.com, or his assistant Leslie Cerve at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founder & ChairmanElscint TomographyIsrael
Velocity Tomography Imaging and Tumor Treatment Planning
Velocity Tomography basically follows from the Maxwell equations and the theory of Relativity, where it can be shown that the phase Velocity of an Electromagnetic wave V propagating in the human body, is given at high GHz frequencies, where the permittivity εr is much larger than the conductivity (σ), by V ~ C0/(εr)1/2 where C0 is the light velocity. For example as the permittivity of a malignant tumor at 3 GHz is ~60 the “inverse velocity” of an RF beam traversing a malignant tissue, is 25psec/mm.
Consequently what Velocity Tomography says is that the nature of a body tissue, whether normal, benign or malignant can be quantified by measuring “Traversal Time” as “Time” can be measured with extremely high accuracies.
We have clinically shown in cooperation with the Rambam Medical Center that:
7+ 4 psec/mm
As microwaves have significantly longer depth of penetration than do x-rays, Velocity measurements do not require use of Breast compression for in vivo Imaging, as it is the case with Mammography, digital or not.
As the permittivities of blood (εr~56) and blood vessel walls (εr~20) are much larger than breast tissue (εr~6], Velocity Imaging, may offer a clear view of microvessel morphology, and detection of Angiogenesis, which differentiate malignant from benign findings.
In context of the assignment of the Benign or Malignant epithets for a growth/tumor it is important to remember that in Velocity Tomography we are measuring “permittivity”, the amount of net electrical charge of the cells around the traversed route. Malignant and benign tumors and normal tissues have different cell-surface charges, which can assist in the classification between them. Moreover, Malignant tumor are usually inhomogenous and therefore it is important to investigate the scope of the measured permittivity and whether it is constant across or along, a tumor. The utility of the technology in optimization of treatment will also be described.
TU Dresden, 5G Lab, Germany
Gerhard P. Fettweis coordinates the 5G Lab Germany, and 2 German Science Foundation (DFG) centers at TU Dresden, namely cfaed and HAEC. In Dresden, his team has spun out 16 start-ups, and set up funded projects in volume of close to 500 million euros.
Fettweis is an IEEE Fellow, member of the German Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina), the German Academy of Engineering (acatech), and received multiple IEEE recognitions as well has the VDE ring of honor. He is also co-chair of the IEEE 5G Initiative, and has helped organize IEEE conferences, most notably as TPC Chair of ICC 2009 and TTM 2012. And, he was General Chair of VTC Spring 2013 and DATE 2014.
Fettweis earned his Ph.D. under H. Meyr's supervision from RWTH Aachen in 1990. After one year at IBM Research in San Jose, CA, he moved to TCSI Inc., Berkeley, CA. Since 1994, Fettweis has been Vodafone Chair Professor at TU Dresden, Germany, with 20 companies from Asia/Europe/US sponsoring his research on wireless transmission and chip design.
Thales Alenia Space, Italy
Massimo Claudio Comparini, Thales Alenia Space Deputy CEO and Senior Executive VP Observation, Exploration and Navigation, CEO of TAS Italy.
Massimo holds a Master Degree in Electrical Engineering, Remote Sensing and Radar Systems, University of Rome La Sapienza (Italy), and a Degree in Strategy from Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, CA (USA). He started his career in 1983 at Selenia Spazio (later Alenia Spazio), holding various management positions, up to the role of Chief Technology Officer. In 2013 he was appointed Chief Technical Officer of Telespazio. In 2016 he became the CEO of e-Geos, a JV company between Italian Space Agency and Telespazio, established international leader in the Earth Observation and Geo-Spatial Information and Director Line of Business Geo Information at Telespazio. He was Chairman of the Board of GAF (Germany) and EarthLab Luxembourg still in the geo spatial business domain.
In his long career in space he holds a number of academic chairs in technical, economics and innovation management disciplines. Member of various academic and scientific boards. He has been honored by the President of Italian Republic of the star at the merit of labor and Commander to the honor of Italian Republic.
Evolution of Space On-Board Technologies in the global geospatial and connectivity space economy era
The space domain is fast and deeply changing. Low Earth Orbit Constellations and mega constellations are a game changer in the space infrastructures as well as in the down-stream applications and added value services they enable. Global geospatial capabilities and global connectivity are enabled by miniaturization of on board payload and electronics, advanced antennas architectures as well as reconfigurable and software defined on board systems. On board power computing growth, nano-scale based advanced electronics, advanced material and meta-materials as well as new paradigm in the space manufacturing enable to conceive breakthrough architectures.
At the same time emerging paradigms in space infrastructures manufacturing, plug and play configurations and digital transformation and 4.0 information technologies make possible to conceive true space factories looking to the future. The paper will give an overview of latest trends in space electronics and space manufacturing to support the new space economy exponential growth trend.
Tel Aviv University, Israel
Yael Hanein is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at Tel Aviv University, VP of scientific affairs at Nano Retina and CTO and founder at X-trodes.
She received a B.Sc. degree in physics from Tel Aviv University, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from the Weizmann Institute of Science. In 2003, she completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the electrical engineering department and a research associate position in the Physics Department at the University of Washington, Seattle. She then joined the faculty of Tel Aviv University.
Her research field is neuro-engineering, focusing on developing wearable electronics and bionic vision.
IEEE AESS President-Elect (2020-2021), MEDAVIS Consulting, USA
Dr Mark E Davis has over 50 years’ experience in Radar technology and systems development. He has held senior management positions in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Air Force Research Laboratory, and General Electric Aerospace.
Dr Davis is a Life Fellow of the IEEE. And, he has held positions as IEEE Aerospace Electronics Systems Society President Elect and member of the AESS Board of Governors. He is the recipient of the 2011 AESS Warren D White Award for Excellence in Radar Engineering, and the 2018 IEEE Dennis J. Pickard Medal for Radar Technologies and Applications
Goutam Chattopadhyay is a Senior Scientist at the NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology and a Visiting Professor at the Division of Physics, Mathematics, and Astronomy at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA. He has been a BEL Distinguished Visiting Chair Professor at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India and an Adjunct Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India. He received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, in 2000. He is a Fellow of IEEE (USA) and IETE (India), Track Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, and has been an IEEE MTT-S Distinguished Lecturer.
His research interests include microwave, millimeter-wave, and terahertz receiver systems and radars, and development of space instruments for the search for life beyond Earth.
He has more than 350 publications in international journals and conferences and holds more than twenty patents. He also received more than 35 NASA technical achievement and new technology invention awards. He received the IEEE Region-6 Engineer of the Year Award in 2018, Distinguished Alumni Award from the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), India in 2017. He was the recipient of the best journal paper award in 2020 and 2013 by IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology, best paper award for antenna design and applications at the European Antennas and Propagation conference (EuCAP) in 2017, and IETE Prof. S. N. Mitra Memorial Award in 2014 and IETE Biman Bihari Sen Memorial Award in 2022.
Teraherz Instruments to Unlock the Mystries of the Universe
Stefano MACI is a Professor at the University of Siena since 97. His research interest includes 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 13 international conferences and member of the Review Board of 6 International Journals. In 2004 he was the founder of the European School of Antennas (ESoA), a post graduate school that presently comprises 34 courses on Antennas, Propagation, Electromagnetic Theory, and Computational Electromagnetics and 150 teachers coming from 15 countries. Since 2004 is the Director of ESoA. Since 2010 he has been Principal Investigator of 6 cooperative projects financed by European Space Agency.
Professor Maci 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). From 2008 to 2015 he has been Director of the PhD program in Information Engineering and Mathematics of University of Siena, and from 2013 to 2015 he was member of the first National Italian Committee for Qualification to Professor. He has been former member of the Antennas and Propagation Executive Board of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET, UK). He founded and has been former Director of the consortium FORESEEN, involving 48 European Institutions. He was the principal investigator of the Future Emerging Technology project “Nanoarchitectronics” of the 8th EU Framework program, and he is presently principal investigator of the EU program “Metamask”. He was co-founder of 2 Spin-off Companies. He has been a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S), and EuRAAP distinguished lecturer in the ambassador program. He was recipient of the EurAAP Award in 2014, of the IEEE Schelkunoff Transaction Prize in 2016, of the Chen-To Tai Distinguished Educator award in 2016, and of the URSI Dellinger Gold Medal in 2020. He has been TPC Chair of the METAMATERIAL 2020 conference and designed Chairperson of EuCAP 2023. In the last ten years he has been invited 25 times as key-note speaker in international conferences. He is the President of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society in 2023.
His research activity is documented in 200 papers published in international journals, (among which 100 on IEEE journals), 10 book chapters, and about 500 papers in proceedings of international conferences. His papers have been cited about 10,000 times.
Dr. Dana Anderson is co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Infleqtion. He is also Professor of Physics and of Electrical Engineering, and is a Fellow of the JILA Institute at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He received a BSEE degree from Cornell University in 1975 and his PhD in quantum optics from the University of Arizona in 1981; his thesis focused on the then new technology of ring-laser gyroscopes. Dr. Anderson did his postdoctoral work at Caltech, carrying out the development on the prototype gravitational wave interferometer which later evolved into “LIGO” —the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory. Dr. Anderson joined the faculty at the University of Colorado in 1984 where he continued work on optical gyroscopes and also on optical neural networks using dynamic holography. The latter was recognized by the Optical Society of America’s R.W. Wood Prize. Dr. Anderson co-founded ColdQuanta (now Infleqtion) in 2007 to become the first manufacturer of quantum components, instruments, and systems based on cold and ultracold atoms. Infleqtion’s commercial BEC system drew the attention of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), which then led to the NASA Cold Atom Lab (CAL) mission to put a BEC system on the International Space Station. Infleqtion systems have been operating continuously on the ISS for well over four years.
Dr. Anderson has published over 100 scientific papers as is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and of the Optical Society of America. He is also recipient of a Sloan Foundation Fellow, a Humboldt Senior Research Award, and the Colorado Governor’s CO-Labs award for the high impact research leading to the development of foundational technology and recipient of the Willie E. Lamb Award for pioneering work in the foundations of atomtronics.
Atomtronics: Introduc/on, Concepts, and Applica/ons
Jin is the CEO of Mini-Circuits, as of July 2023. Mini-Circuits is a global leader in the design and manufacturing of RF, IF, and microwave components from DC to 86GHz.
Jin’s executive roles through his career include driving business direction and strategy while leading multi-disciplinary organizations built of engineers and business leaders across industries ranging from RF/MW products and systems, Satellite Comms, Telecom, and Wireless systems.
Jin’s role prior to joining Mini-Circuits, was as the Director of Kuiper Government Solutions (KGS, LLC) and the Kuiper Solutions Engineering Team (KSET) at Amazon. Amazon’s Kuiper program is an initiative to increase global broadband access through a constellation of 3,236 satellites in low Earth orbit (LEO). In his role with KGS/KSET, Jin was leading all government and public sector business and technology solutions for Kuiper.
Jin was previously at Facebook (now Meta) serving as the Head of Satellite and Cellular Connectivity in SoCal, where he oversaw and directed key aspects of Facebook’s efforts to increase access to affordable connectivity across the globe.
Prior to Facebook, Jin spent over ten years at National Instruments, where he served as the Vice President of R&D, RF and Wireless Products, managing a global R&D organization of technologists and driving innovation with internal experts and outside partners from industry and academia.
Jin began his career designing RF Power Amplifiers for cellular base-stations. He then spent several years as an RF/Microwave Communications Engineer and R&D leader for Hewlett Packard and Agilent Technologies working on a variety of test and measurement systems.
Jin has played an active role in the industry, as a senior member, IEEE, and has given numerous keynotes and been on many panel discussions. He also serves on the Board of Advisors of the UC Davis Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department.
Jin has an undergraduate degree in ECE from University of California, Davis and a graduate degree in Electrical Engineering and Communication Systems at Stanford University.
Technology Innovations Enabling the Rise of Commercial mmWave Markets
Millimeter-wave signal processing has been prevalent in specialized markets and applications for many years, but recent developments in commercial connectivity through cellular (5G), fixed wireless (WiGig), and LEO satellite networks have set new benchmarks for high-frequency performance, cost, and manufacturability. The inherent challenges of designing and building components for millimeter-wave operation together with the limitations of prevailing technologies at lower regions of the spectrum have spurred a wave of innovation among RF component suppliers to accelerate the deployment of next-generation connectivity at a global, commercial scale.
In this keynote talk, Mini-Circuits’ CEO Jin Bains will draw on his experience developing systems for 5G test and measurement, 60 GHz fixed wireless backhaul, and LEO satellite constellations to share insight on recent trends in millimeter wave connectivity, key technical constraints, and the latest advances in component design that will bring these systems to life. The rise of new use cases for specialized semiconductor materials such as GaAs and GaN, advanced techniques in low-temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC) substrates, and novel surface-mount packaging technologies in high-frequency architectures will be discussed. The presentation will also explore new capabilities facilitating millimeter-wave test and measurement techniques.
BSc. in biomedical engineering from the Technion, Israel institute of Technology.
MSc. in biostatistics from Tel Aviv University, Israel.
Currently working as VP of clinical R&D ay INSIGHTEC, responsible for customer training, research development and analytics.
Magnetic Resonance Guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) for brain surgery
Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Politecnico di Torino,Italy
Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany
University of Eastern Finland
University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Cassino, Italy
University of Manitoba, Canada
Technology Innovation Institute, Abu Dhabi, UAE
University of Trento, Italy
ELEDIA Research Center, ELEDIA@UniTN, University of Trento, Italy
University of Colorado, USA
MPI Corporation, Taiwan
Tongji University, China
Kiel University, Germany
Ohio State University, USA
Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
University of Surrey, U.K.
Independent Consultant, Denmark
Università di Napoli Federico II, Italy
University of Salerno, Italy
Microwave Vision Group, Italy
University of Michigan, USA
University of Stuttgart, Germany
IHP - Leibniz-Institut für innovative Mikroelektronik, Germany
Goethe University, Germany
University of Pisa, Italy
Monash University, Clayton, Australia
University of Lisbon, Portugal
Georgia Tech, USA
Boğaziçi University, Turkey
Purdue University, USA
Aalto University, Finland
Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
Electromagnetics Research, USA
Fraunhofer IAF, Germany
Bar-Ilan University, Israel
University of Technology Sydney, Australia
National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Ohio State University, USA (retired)
Graz University of Technology, Austria
Technical University of Berlin, Germany
University of Gent, Imec, Belgium
Intel and Technion, Israel
Cisco Systems, Israel
Bar Ilan University, Israel
Unimicron Technology Corporation, USA
Princeton University, USA
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Riga Technical University, Latvia
Francesco P. Andriulli received the Laurea in electrical engineering from the Politecnico di Torino, Italy, in 2004, the MSc in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2004, and the PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 2008. From 2008 to 2010 he was a Research Associate with the Politecnico di Torino. From 2010 to 2017 he was an Associate Professor (2010-2014) and then Full Professor with the École Nationale Supérieure Mines-Télécom Atlantique (IMT Atlantique, previously ENST Bretagne), Brest, France. Since 2017 he has been a Full Professor with the Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy. His research interests are in computational electromagnetics with focus on frequency- and time-domain integral equation solvers, well-conditioned formulations, fast solvers, low-frequency electromagnetic analyses, and modeling techniques for antennas, wireless components, microwave circuits, and biomedical applications with a special focus on Brain Imaging.
Prof. Andriulli was the recipient of the best student paper award at the 2007 URSI North American Radio Science Meeting. He received the first place prize of the student paper context of the 2008 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium. He was the recipient of the 2009 RMTG Award for junior researchers and was awarded two URSI Young Scientist Awards at the International Symposium on Electromagnetic Theory in 2010 and 2013 where he was also awarded the second prize in the best paper contest. He also received the 2015 ICEAA IEEE-APWC Best Paper Award. In addition, he co-authored with his students and collaborators other three first prize conference papers (EMTS 2016, URSI-DE Meeting 2014, ICEAA 2009), a second prize conference paper (URSI GASS 2014), a third prize conference paper (IEEE–APS 2018), six honorable mention conference papers (ICEAA 2011, URSI/IEEE–APS 2013, 4 in URSI/IEEE–APS 2022) and other three finalist conference papers (URSI/IEEE-APS 2012, URSI/IEEE-APS 2007, URSI/IEEE-APS 2006, URSI/IEEE–APS 2022)). Moreover, he received the 2014 IEEE AP-S Donald G. Dudley Jr. Undergraduate Teaching Award, the triennium 2014-2016 URSI Issac Koga Gold Medal, and the 2015 L. B. Felsen Award for Excellence in Electrodynamics. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.
Prof. Andriulli is a member of Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, and of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI). He is the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, he serves as a Track Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, and as an Associate Editor of URSI Radio Science Letters. He served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, IEEE Access, and IET-MAP. He is the PI of the ERC Consolidator Grant: 321 – From Cubic3 To2 Linear1 Complexity in Computational Electromagnetics.
Regents' Professor of Electrical EngineeringArizona State UniversityUSA
Constantine A. Balanis (S'62 - M'68 - SM'74 - F'86 – LF'04) received the BSEE degree from Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, in 1964, the MEE degree from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, in 1966, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, in l969. From 1964-1970 he was with NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton VA, and from 1970-1983 he was with the Department of Electrical Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV. Since 1983 he has been with the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, where he is Regents' Professor. His research interests are in computational electromagnetics, metasurfaces, RCS reduction, low-profile and leaky-wave antennas. He received in 2004 an Honorary Doctorate from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the 2017 IEEE Rudolf Henning Distinguished Mentoring Award, the 2014 James R. James, Lifetime Achievement Award, LAPC, Loughborough, UK, the 2012 Distinguished Achievement Award of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, the 2012 Distinguished Achievement Alumnus Award (College of Engineering, The Ohio State University), the 2005 Chen-To Tai Distinguished Educator Award of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, the 2000 IEEE Millennium Award, the 1996 Graduate Mentor Award of Arizona State University, the 1992 Special Professionalism Award of the IEEE Phoenix Section, the 1989 Individual Achievement Award of the IEEE Region 6, and the 1987-1988 Graduate Teaching Excellence Award, School of Engineering, Arizona State University.
Dr. Balanis is a Life Fellow of the IEEE. He has served as Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation (1974-1977) and the IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (1981-1984); as Editor of the Newsletter for the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (1982-1983); as Second Vice-President (1984) and member of the Administrative Committee (1984-85) of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society; and Distinguished Lecturer (2003-2005), Chair of the Distinguished Lecturer Program (1988-1991), member of the AdCom (1992-95, 1997-1999) and Chair of the Awards and Fellows Committee (2009-2011) all of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society. He is the author of Antenna Theory: Analysis and Design (Wiley, 2005, 1997, 1982), Advanced Engineering Electromagnetics (Wiley, 2012, 1989) and Introduction to Smart Antennas (Morgan and Claypool, 2007), and editor of Modern Antenna Handbook (Wiley, 2008) and for the Morgan & Claypool Publishers, series on Antennas and Propagation series, and series on Computational Electromagnetics.
Circular Metasurfaces for Curvilinear Radiating Elements
Team LeadInfineon TechnologiesAustria
Matteo Bassi was born in Padova, Italy, in 1985. He received the B.S., M.S. (Summa cum Laude) and Ph.D. degrees in Electronics Engineering from the University of Padova, Italy, in 2007, 2009 and 2013, respectively. In 2008 and 2009 he won a full scholarship and was an EAP student at the University of California, San Diego. During his Ph.D., he co-developed and realized the first CMOS integrated high-resolution radar transceiver front-end for breast cancer detection. Thanks to this work, he was recipient of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Graduate Fellowship for Medical Applications 2012.
In 2012 he was a visiting Ph.D. student at the Analog Integrated Circuits Laboratory, University of Pavia, Italy, where he worked on power amplifiers in sub-nanometer technologies and high-speed mm-wave communication systems. In 2013 he joined the same group as a Post-Doc, and in December 2013 he became Assistant Professor at the same university. His main research interests were in the field of RF/mm-waves integrated circuits and high-speed serial interfaces for multi-level signaling.
In 2017, he joined Infineon Technologies AG, Villach, Austria, where he is now leading a team focused on the development of high-performance RF and mm-wave IPs.
Dr. Bassi holds more than 40 IEEE publications, and since 2018 he is serving as a member of the Technical Program Committee of ISSCC, wireless sub-committee.
High Resolution Radar Imaging for Breast Cancer Detection: Trends and Challenges
Associate Professor, Department of Information EngineeringUniversity of PadovaItaly
Andrea Bevilacqua (S'02, M'04, SM'14) received the Laurea and Ph.D. degrees in electronics engineering from the University of Padova, Padova, Italy, in 2000, and 2004, respectively. From 2005 to 2015, he was an Assistant Professor with the Department of Information Engineering, University of Padova, where he is now an Associate Professor. His current research interests include the design of analog and RF/microwave integrated circuits and the analysis of wireless communication systems, radars, and dcdc converters. He is author or coauthor of more than 90 technical papers, and he holds 5 patents.
Dr. Bevilacqua is a member of the ITPC of IEEE ISSCC. He has been serving in the TPC of IEEE ESSCIRC since 2007, and was TPC Co-Chair of IEEE ESSCIRC 2014. He was a member of the TPC of IEEE ICUWB from 2008 to 2010. He was an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions of Circuits and Systems II from 2011 to 2013 and was nominated Best Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions of Circuits and Systems II for 2012 to 2013. He served as a Guest Editor for the special issue of the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits dedicated to ESSCIRC 2017.
Low-Phase Noise Bipolar VCOs for Integrated 5G Front-ends
IEEE Fellow, IEEE Signal Processing Society Distinguished LecturerRobert W. Wieseman Endowed Professor of Electrical EngineeringElectrical and Computer Engineering Dept.
Rick S. Blum received a B.S.E.E from Penn State in 1984 and an M.S./Ph.D in EE from the University of Pennsylvania in 1987/1991. From 1984 to 1991 he was with GE Aerospace. Since 1991, he has been at Lehigh University. His research interests include signal processing/machine learning for cyber security, smart grid, communications, radar and sensor fusion / processing / networking. Dr. Blum is a Fellow of the IEEE, an IEEE Signal Processing Society Distinguished Lecturer, an IEEE Third Millennium Medal winner, an ONR Young Investigator, AE for many journals/special issues, a member of Eta Kappa Nu/Sigma Xi, and holds several patents.
Cyber Attacks on Internet of Things Sensor Systems for Inference
The Internet of Things (IoT) improves pervasive sensing and control capabilities via the aid of modern digitial communication, signal processing and massive deployment of sensors. The employment of low-cost and spatially distributed IoT sensor nodes with limited hardware and battery power, along with the low required latency to avoid unstable control loops, presents severe security challenges. Attackers can modify the data entering or communicated from the IoT sensors which can have serious impact on any algorithm using this data for inference. In this talk we describe how to provide tight bounds (with sufficient data) on the performance of the best algorithms trying to estimate a parameter from the attacked data and communications under any assumed statistical model describing how the sensor data depends on the parameter before attack. The results hold regardless of the estimation algorithm adopted which could employ deep learning, machine learning, statistical signal processing or any other approach. Example algorithms that achieve performance close to these bounds are illustrated. Attacks that make the attacked data useless for reducing these bounds are also described. These attacks provide a guaranteed attack performance in terms of the bounds regardless of the algorithms the estimation system employs. References are supplied which provide various extensions to all the speciﬁc results presented and a brief discussion of applications to IEEE 1588 for clock synchronization is provided.
Head of Institute for Microwave and Photonic Engineering Institute for Microwave and Photonic Engineering Graz University of TechnologyAustria
Charles F. Campbell received B.S.E.E., M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. degrees from Iowa State University in 1988, 1991 and 1993 respectively. From 1993 to 1998 he was with Texas Instruments involved with microwave module design and MMIC development. Since 1998 he has been with various divisions of TriQuint Semiconductor where he has held positions of Design Team leader, Design Engineering Director and Design Engineering Fellow. He is currently an Engineering Senior Fellow with the Infrastructure and Defense Products Division of Qorvo. A Fellow of the IEEE, he was general chair for the 2015 Compound Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Symposium, has served on the Editorial Board for IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, the IMS TPRC and was a 2016-2018 IEEE Distinguished Microwave lecturer. He has authored or co-authored over 60 journal and conference papers, and authored an on-line book chapter on MMIC power amplifier design.
Reconfigurable Power Amplifiers
There are a number of applications requiring power amplifiers to operate in multiple, relatively narrow frequency bands with greatly differing center frequencies. A high level of amplifier performance is required within the narrow operating bands but not outside of these bands. To cover multiple bands with a single amplifier MMIC would require either a wideband power amplifier, switched individual amplifiers or a single amplifier tuned for multiple frequency bands. Wideband amplifier MMICs are available but generally have a lower level of performance when compared to amplifiers tuned for the individual bands and are difficult to scale to higher output power levels. Wideband amplifiers also have rated gain and output power capability outside of the operating bands of interest creating a potentially undesirable situation with regard to out of band emissions, harmonic level and amplifier stability. RF switching between individual amplifiers that have been optimized for each frequency range would require a large amount of semiconductor real estate and suffer reduced performance due to the insertion loss of wideband high power RF switches. Past efforts to develop amplifiers tuned for multiple bands have achieved limited success and the approach is not commonly used.
To address this a high power amplifier circuit architecture has been developed that is electronically reconfigurable for operation in multiple frequency bands, maintains a high level of performance, can be realized in a small die size and scales to higher output power levels. The approach is compatible with modern MMIC process technology and utilizes bias and control voltage levels typical of existing RF switch and amplifier functions. This talk will start with a discussion of the realization of MMIC compatible reconfigurable circuit elements and the associated RF switch and bias circuits. A design methodology to synthesize frequency reconfigurable matching networks will then be presented. Finally, these ideas will be applied to a 25W GaN S/X-band PA MMIC design. Measured results will be presented illustrating the advantages of the reconfigurable approach over existing wideband MMICs.
President & CEO, ModelithicsUniversity of South FloridaUSA
Dr. Larry Dunleavy is a Professor within USF’s Department of Electrical Engineering, where has been since 1990. In 2001, he co-founded Modelithics, Inc. in 2001, to provide improved modeling solutions and high-quality microwave measurement services for RF and microwave designers. Prior to this, he worked for Hughes Aircraft and E-Systems companies. Dr. Dunleavy received the B.S.E.E. degree from Michigan Technological University in 1982 and the M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. degrees in 1984 and 1988, respectively, from the University of Michigan. He was a Howard Hughes Doctoral Fellow. Dr. Dunleavy is a Senior Member of IEEE, and is active in the IEEE MTT Society and the Automatic RF Techniques Group (ARFTG). Drs. Dunleavy also served as the General Chair and Co-chair of the 2014 IEEE MTT-S IMS held in Tampa Florida.
Lecture: Moving Beyond S-Parameter Files: Advanced Scalable and 3D EM Models for Passive Devices Workshop: Simulation-Based GaN PA Design: From Understanding Non-Linear Models to Complete PA Design Flows
For decades measured S-parameter data files have been the most commonly available “model” for representing passive devices of all kinds in the microwave industry. S-parameter files, while useful, ubiquitous and very portable, only represent the way a specific device behaves in the test fixture environment and test conditions used for the characterization. Physically motivated equivalent circuit models, properly developed, can be setup to scale accurately with part value, substrate properties and other parameters, such as solder pad dimensions. This advance is a marked improvement and today used by many designers world-wide. Still sometimes circuit simulation is not sufficient for pre-build risk management for microwave/mm-wave designs involving compact topologies and dense circuit implementations.
Accordingly, full-wave 3D Electromagnetic (EM) analysis has become a crucial step for radio frequency (RF) to account for possible electromagnetic coupling interactions between microwave components and between components and their surrounding shielding and interconnect environment. This unexpected coupling can result in performance degradation and, in turn, lead to costly and lengthened design cycles. Assembling the necessary geometry for completing full-wave analysis that includes representations of such passive devices as packaged and surface mount devices, packages and connectors, requires close collaboration, and in many cases reluctant sharing of manufacturing IP details, between vendors and customers of vendors and model providers. New technology, recently available in some simulators, such as ANSYS HFSS, allows for encrypting manufacturing IP that better enables 3D EM models to be shared with a wider design community. The wider availability of encrypted 3D EM component model libraries, such as being developed under a new partnership between Modelithics and ANSYS, is anticipated to lead to a paradigm shift in the industry. This paradigm shift is making it much easier for designers to perform comprehensive pre-build full-wave EM analyses that reduce design risk and re-work and improve time-to-market for today’s increasingly compact and complex product form factors.
This workshop will focus on the basic principles behind non-linear power amplifier design and simulation-based design methods utilizing Keysight Advanced Design System software. Examples will include a basic Class AB PA Design that addresses stability considerations and is designed against a specific set of gain, power, efficiency and VSWR considerations. Extensions to address other high-efficiency modes of operation such as Class F, Class J and Doherty amplifier configurations will be discussed briefly. PA design simulation demonstrations will be performed using state-of-the-art non-linear GaN models available from Modelithics for a range of Qorvo GaN power transistors. Examples of successfully completed PA designs will also be presented.
Oscar Borries received the M.S. degree in Applied Mathematics and the Ph.D. degree in Computational Electromagnetics from the Technical University of Denmark in 2011 and 2014, respectively. Since 2014, Oscar has worked in a series of roles at the Danish EM software company TICRA, including both technical engineering, project leadership and team leadership roles. He is currently the Head of Mathematics and AI Team at TICRA as well as the Chairman of the Board at the TICRA Foundation.
TICRA is the author of the popular EM simulation software suite TICRA Tools, which includes market-leading products such as GRASP (for PO-based scattering analysis of high-frequency antenna systems), ESTEAM (for integral-equation based scattering analysis of electrically large systems) and CHAMP 3D (for analysis of feeds and feed chains), as well as several other products.
Oscar’s research interests include a wide range of problems within computational electromagnetics, including fast methods for solution of scattering problems, particularly using higher-order methods, as well as key mathematical challenges such as optimization of large non-linear problems and uncertainty quantification. In recent years, a great deal of focus has been on combining data-based and model-based methods using machine learning methods such as gaussian processes and physics-informed neural networks.
ProfessorDepartment of Mathematics and Computer Science, Weizmann Institute of ScienceIsrael
Yonina Eldar is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rechovot, Israel. She was previously a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Technion, where she held the Edwards Chair in Engineering. She is also a Visiting Professor at MIT, a Visiting Scientist at the Broad Institute, and an Adjunct Professor at Duke University and was a Visiting Professor at Stanford. She received the B.Sc. degree in physics and the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering both from Tel-Aviv University (TAU), Tel-Aviv, Israel, in 1995 and 1996, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, in 2002. She is a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, an IEEE Fellow and a EURASIP Fellow. She has received many awards for excellence in research and teaching, including the IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Achievement Award (2013), the IEEE/AESS Fred Nathanson Memorial Radar Award (2014) and the IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award (2016). She was a Horev Fellow of the Leaders in Science and Technology program at the Technion and an Alon Fellow. She received the Michael Bruno Memorial Award from the Rothschild Foundation, the Weizmann Prize for Exact Sciences, the Wolf Foundation Krill Prize for Excellence in Scientific Research, the Henry Taub Prize for Excellence in Research (twice), the Hershel Rich Innovation Award (three times), the Award for Women with Distinguished Contributions, the Andre and Bella Meyer Lectureship, the Career Development Chair at the Technion, the Muriel & David Jacknow Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Technion’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (two times). She received several best paper awards and best demo awards together with her research students and colleagues, was selected as one of the 50 most influential women in Israel, and was a member of the Israel Committee for Higher Education. She is the Editor in Chief of Foundations and Trends in Signal Processing and a member of several IEEE Technical Committees and Award Committees.
University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Karu Esselle, IEEE ‘M (1992), SM (1996), F (2016), is the Distinguished Professor in Electromagnetic and Antenna Engineering at the University of Technology Sydney and a Visiting Professor of Macquarie University, Sydney. Karu is Australia’s 2022 Professional Engineer of the Year and a Fellow of the Royal Society of New South Wales, IEEE and Engineers Australia, and a Director of Innovations for Humanity Pty Ltd.
Karu’s other most recent awards include the top Space award in Australia – the “Winner of Winners” Excellence Award – as well as the Academic of Year Award at the 2022 Australian Space Awards, Engineers Australia 2022 Sydney Professional Engineer of the Year and Bradfield Awards (in addition to the national title mentioned previously), both the most prestigious Excellence Award and the Academic of the Year Award at 2021 Australian Defence Industry Awards, Finalist for 2021 Australian national Eureka Prize for Outstanding Mentor of Young Researchers, Runner-up to the same prize in 2020, 2019 Motohisa Kanda Award (from IEEE USA) for the most cited paper in IEEE Transactions on EMC in the past five years, 2021 IEEE Region 10 (Asia-Pacific) Outstanding Volunteer Award, and 2020 IEEE NSW Outstanding Volunteer Award. According to the Special Report on Research published by The Australian national newspaper, he is the 2019 National Research Field Leader in Australia in both Microelectronics and Electromagnetism fields.
Previously he received 2019 Macquarie University Research Excellence Award for Innovative Technologies, 2019 ARC Discovery International Award, 2017 Excellence in Research Award from the Faculty of Science and Engineering, 2017 Engineering Excellence Award for Best Innovation, 2017 Highly Commended Research Excellence Award from Macquarie University, 2017 Certificate of Recognition from IEEE Region 10, 2016 and 2012 Engineering Excellence Awards for Best Published Paper from IESL NSW Chapter, 2011 Outstanding Branch Counsellor Award from IEEE headquarters (USA), 2009 Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Higher Degree Research Supervision and 2004 Innovation Award for best invention disclosure. His mentees have been awarded many fellowships, awards and prizes for their research achievements. Fifty-eight international experts who examined the theses of his PhD graduates ranked them in the top 5% or 10%. Two of his students were awarded PhD with the highest honour at Macquarie University – the Vice Chancellor’s Commendation, and one received University Medal for Master of Research.
Karu has authored over 650 research publications and his papers have been cited over 13,000 times. In 2021 alone his publications received about 1,500 citations. His h-index is 54 and i-10 is 223. In addition to the IEEE Kanda Award mentioned above, several of his papers have been among most cited or most downloaded. Often one or two of his papers are ranked by Web of Science and Clarivate as Highly Cited Papers (top 1% in the academic field of Engineering). For example, two papers are ranked so, for citations received in Jan-Feb 2022. Some papers have been ranked as Hot Papers as well (top 0.1% in Engineering), e.g. A Scientific Reports paper for citations received in Jan-Feb 2022.
Since 2002, his research team has been involved with research grants, contracts and PhD scholarships worth over 25 million dollars, including 15 Australian Research Council grants. His research has been supported by many national and international organisations including Australian Research Council, Intel, US Air Force, Cisco Systems, Hewlett-Packard, Australian Department of Defence, Australian Department of industry, NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer Office, SmartSat Corporative Research Centre and German and Indian governments.
Karu received BSc degree in electronic and telecommunication engineering with First Class Honours from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, and MASc and PhD degrees with near-perfect GPA in electrical engineering from the University of Ottawa, Canada. Previously he was Director of WiMed Research Centre and Associate Dean – Higher Degree Research (HDR) of the Division of Information and Communication Sciences and directed the Centre for Collaboration in Electromagnetic and Antenna Engineering at Macquarie University. He has also served as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council and the Division Executive and as the Head of the Department several times.
From 2018 to 2020, Karu chaired the prestigious Distinguished Lecturer Program Committee of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation (AP) Society – the premier global learned society dedicated for antennas and propagation - which has close to 10,000 members worldwide. After two stages in the selection process, Karu was also selected by this Society as one of two candidates in the ballot for 2019 President of the Society. Only three people from Asia or Pacific apparently have received this honour in the 68-year history of this Society. Karu is also one of the three Distinguished Lecturers (DL) selected by the Society in 2016. He is the only Australian to chair the AP DL Program ever, the only Australian AP DL in almost two decades, and second Australian AP DL ever (after UTS Distinguished Visiting Professor Trevor Bird). He has served the IEEE AP Society Administrative Committee in several elected or ex-officio positions 2015-20. Karu is also the Chair of the Board of management of Australian Antenna Measurement Facility, and was the elected Chair of both IEEE New South Wales (NSW), and IEEE NSW AP/MTT Chapter, in 2016 and 2017.
Karu has provided expert assistance to more than a dozen companies including Intel, Hewlett Packard Laboratory (USA), Cisco Systems (USA), Audacy (USA), Cochlear, Optus, ResMed and Katherine-Werke (Germany). His led the team that designed the high-gain antenna system for the world’s first entirely Ka-band CubeSat made by Audacy, USA and launched to space by SpaceX in December 2018. This is believed to be the first Australian-designed high-gain antenna system launched to space, since CSIRO-designed antennas in Australia’s own FedSat launched in 2002.
Karu is in the College of Expert Reviewers of the European Science Foundation (2019-22) and he has been invited to serve as an international expert/research grant assessor by several other research funding bodies as well, including the European Research Council and funding agencies in Norway, Belgium, the Netherlands, Canada, Finland, Hong-Kong, Georgia, South Africa and Chile. He has been invited by Vice-Chancellors of Australian and overseas universities to assess applications for promotion to professorial levels. He has also been invited to assess grant applications submitted to Australia’s most prestigious schemes such as Australian Federation Fellowships and Australian Laureate Fellowships. In addition to the large number of invited conference speeches he has given, he has been an invited plenary/extended/keynote/distinguished speaker of several IEEE and other venues over 30 times, including EuCAP 2020 Copenhagen, Denmark; URSI’19, Seville, Spain; and 23rd ICECOM 2019, Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Karu has served or is serving as a Senior Editor of IEEE Access; Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Antennas Propagation, IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine and IEEE Access; and Lead Guest Editor of several journals including IEEE Antennas & Wireless Propagation Letters. He is a Track Chair of IEEE AP-S/URSI 2022 Denver, 2021 Singapore and 2020 Montreal; Technical Program Committee Co-Chair of ISAP 2015, APMC 2011 and TENCON 2013 and the Publicity Chair of ICEAA/IEEE APWC 2016, IWAT 2014 and APMC 2000. His research activities are posted in the web at http://web.science.mq.edu.au/~esselle/ and https://www.uts.edu.au/staff/karu.esselle
Chair for Circuit Design and Network TheoryTechnische Universität DresdenGermany
Prof. Frank Ellinger graduated at the University of Ulm. From ETH Zürich he received an MBA, PhD and habilitation degree. He heads the Chair for Circuit Design and Network Theory at Technische Universität Dresden since 2006. He coordinated e.g. the BMBF cluster project FAST with more than 90 partners, the DFG Priority Program FFlexCom and the EU projects DIMENSION, ADDAPT, FLEXIBILITY. Frank Ellinger has been with the IBM/ETHZ Competence Center for Advanced Silicon Electronics hosted at IBM Research in Rüschlikon. Frank Ellinger published more than 450 scientific papers, has received several awards such as the Vodafone Innovation Award, the Alcatel Lucent Science Award and an IEEE Outstanding Young Engineer Award, and was an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.
Energy Efficient RF- and Millimeter-Wave ICs and Frontends for Communications
The talk focusses on energy-efficient RF- and millimeter-wave ICs. A SiGe millimeter-wave transceiver at 190 GHz with 50 Gb/s drawing a dc power of only 154 mW is present. A single-core CMOS analog to digital converter with a speed of 24 GS/s and 3 bit resolution is demonstrated. A 2.4 GHz receiver with a power consumption of only 3 µW using aggressive duty-cycling is outlined. Variable gain amplifier concepts are elaborated, which reduce the phase errors in vector modulators simplifying beamforming control. By fast DC/DC converter chips the power consumption of typical power amplifiers can be lowered by 50 %. Bandwidth adaptive RFICs are presented which reduce the power consumption by at least a factor of two. Finally, fully integrated bendable and stretchable thin-film transistor based wireless data transmitter and receiver frontends operating in the MHz-range are outlined.
Professor of Electrical and Computer EngineeringThe University of OklahomaUSA
Lecture:Advances in Mutual Coupling-Based Calibration in Digital Phased Array SystemsTutorial:Recent Developments and Future Trends in Digital Phased Arrays
As digital phased array systems become increasingly common relative to their analog counterparts, there are new opportunities to test, refine, and improve on a number of emerging techniques that make use of feedback paths afforded by the inherent mutual coupling between transmitting and receiving elements for the purposes of array calibration. This talk will provide updates on increasingly realistic modeling to predict the performance of such schemes on real systems, seeking to determine guidelines for circuit- and system-level engineering decisions that will help achieve the ultimate goal of array self-calibration without the use of any external measurement equipment.
In the last three decades, digital phased array technology has evolved from demonstrations in narrow-band testbeds to mature, full-scale system developments. This tutorial will outline work done on several intermediate programs in the United States, specifically focusing on modeling and general theory, architectural aspects, calibration considerations, and dynamic range issues in these modern systems. Details will be provided on a number of testbeds and engineering demonstrators, particularly from the University of Oklahoma, ranging from a mid-scale cylindrical array to future development opportunities at scales beyond 10,000 elements. Finally, future research opportunities will be discussed.
Senior Software Development EngineerInnoSenT GmbH, R&D Automotive Division / Automotive Business UnitGermany
Signal Analysis and Radar Cooperation using Automotive Radar System Architectures
Today’s automotive radar architectures are to a large extent software defined: a modern radar frontend typically is a fully integrated MMIC providing all necessary hardware subsystems such as multiple TX and RX channels, synthesizers, timing & control engines, data converters and high speed streaming interfaces to provide CW, FMCW and Chirp-Sequence Radar functionality. Additional hardware subsystems such as phase shifters and TX switches provide further modulation degrees of freedom, necessary e.g. for coherent MIMO operation. The overall operating state of the radar is then defined by the configuration of the MMIC with all of its mentioned resources, which easily may requires up to one thousand registers to be set. And since those settings are controlled by the software running on the signal processor of the radar, the radar truly can be regarded as a software defined system.
For future radar systems, besides taking radar measurements in the traditional sense, handling of radar interference and passive/cooperative radar gains more and more attraction. Current research work typically addresses those challenges by implementing novel ideas and methods on high-performance radar test beds e.g. using FPGAs and full-band receivers. In this presentation it will be shown how the software defined nature of today’s commercial automotive radar systems can be used to implement additional functionality such as spectral analysis and passive/cooperative radar on commercially available radar sensors by just modifying its software configuration.
Roberto D. Graglia (S’83-M’83-SM’90-F’98-LF’21) received the Laurea degree (summa cum laude) in electronic engineering from the Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy, in 1979, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA, in 1983. From 1980 to 1981, he was a Research Engineer with the Centro Studi e Laboratori Telecomunicazioni (CSELT), Turin. From 1981 to 1983, he was a Teaching and Research Assistant with the University of Illinois at Chicago, and later a Lecturer at the Politecnico di Torino from 1984 to 1991. From 1985 to 1992, he was a Researcher with the Italian National Research Council (CNR), where he supervised international research projects. In 1991 and 1993, he was an Associate Visiting Professor with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In 1992, he joined the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, Politecnico di Torino, as an Associate Professor, where he has been a Professor of electrical engineering since 1999. He has authored or coauthored over 150 journal articles, book chapters, and conference proceedings. He is the coauthor of the book Higher-Order Techniques in Computational Electromagnetics (SciTech Publishing/IET, Edison, NJ, USA, 2016). His areas of interests comprise numerical methods for high- and low-frequency electromagnetics, theoretical and computational aspects of scattering and interactions with complex media, waveguides, antennas, electromagnetic compatibility, and low-frequency phenomena. He has organized and offered several short courses in these areas for over 25 years. Since 1999, he has been the General Chairperson of the International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications (ICEAA), and since 2011, he has been the General Chairperson of the IEEE-AP-S Topical Conference on Antennas and Propagation in Wireless Communications (IEEE-APWC). He was one of the three Guest Editors of the highly successful Special Issue of March 1997 on Advanced Numerical Techniques in Electromagnetics for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION; this Special Issue has received over 3750 citations in the scientific literature up to December 2021. He was an Associate Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION from 1995 to 1998, the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY from 1998 to 2000, and the IEEE ANTENNAS AND WIRELESS PROPAGATION LETTERS from 2002 to 2013, and he has been a member of the Editorial Board of Electromagnetics since 1997. He served the International Union of Radio Science (URSI) for the Triennial International Symposia on Electromagnetic Theory as an Organizer of the Special Session on Electromagnetic Compatibility (1998) and a co-organizer of the Special Session on Numerical Methods in 2004, and he was an Invited Convener at URSI General Assemblies for Special Sessions on Field and Waves in 1996, Electromagnetic Metrology in 1999, and Computational Electromagnetics in 1999.
Dr. Graglia is a Life Fellow of the IEEE and a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (2009-2012). He was the President of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society in 2015 and the recipient of the IEEE Harrington–Mittra Computational Electromagnetics Award in 2021. He was inducted into the Accademia delle Scienze di Torino in 2022.
Physical Measurement LaboratoryNIST
Erich N. Grossman (M ’88, SM ’06) received the A.B. degree in physics from Harvard College in 1980, and the Ph.D., also in physics, from the California Institute of Technology in 1987. His thesis work involved development of an ultra-low noise, heterodyne receiver for 2 THz astronomy. From 1988 to 1989, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Univ. of Texas at Austin, and in 1989, he joined the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, CO, where he is now a physicist in the Physical Measurement Laboratory . His work at NIST focuses on infrared and submillimeter system development. Notable accomplishments include the development and demonstration of the world's highest frequency, high efficiency lithographic antennas, the world's highest frequency Josephson junctions, (awarded a Dept. of Commerce Gold Medal in 1993), and conception and early development of the SQUID multiplexer, first enabling large monolithic arrays of superconducting detectors.
More recently, he has developed several 0.1-1 THz cameras for security applications. In2010, he received the Allen V. Astin Measurement Science Award.
Submillimeter-wave Imaging: Applications and Technologies
Imaging at submillimeter wavelengths (expansively interpreted as 3 - 0.1 mm) has been under development for at least 30 years, but has yet to blossom into a true “industry” in the way that
infrared imaging did in the 1990’s. Technology developers often attribute this to the lack of a “killer application”, while organizations seeking to apply submm imaging often attribute it to lack of an ideal technology solution. Both viewpoints have merit, and they intersect on the question of cost.
In this presentation I will discuss some of the submm imaging applications I have encountered over many years of work in the field, both “niche” and potentially large-scale applications. Their common thread is the need to form images through some type of obscurant, whether that be clothing, atmospheric dust and fog, or manmade coatings. I’ll then describe some of the technology solutions that have been developed for submm imaging, focusing on more recent efforts, and touching briefly on some of the published work done in my lab at NIST on bolometers, bolometer arrays, scattering phenomenology, and structured illumination imaging.
ProfessorUniversity of BayreuthGermany
Amelie Hagelauer received the Dipl.-Ing. degree in mechatronics and the Dr.-Ing. degree in electrical engineering from the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany in 2007 and 2013, respectively. She joined the Institute for Electronics Engineering in November 2007, where she was working on thin ﬁlm BAW ﬁlters towards her PhD. Since 2013 she is focusing on SAW/BAW and RF MEMS components, as well as integrated circuits for frontends up to 180 GHz. Dr. Hagelauer has been the Chair of MTT-2 Microwave Acoustics since 2015. Since 2016 she is leading a Research Group on Electronic Circuits. She is continuously contributing to the development of RF Acoustics community by organizing workshops and student design competitions. She has been acting as a Guest Editor for a special issue of the IEEE MTT Transactions on the topic “RF Frontends for Mobile Radio” as well as for a special issue in the MDPI Journal Sensors on the topic “Surface Acoustic Wave and Bulk Acoustic Wave Sensors”.
Vice President of MarketingAWR Group National Instruments USA
Sherry Hess has 15+ years of electronic design automation (EDA) software experience in the RF/microwave industry. Prior employers included Inte, Ansoft (now Ansys), and AWR Corporation (now National Instruments).
In addition to her current VP responsibilities, Sherry holds key roles within the IEEE MTT-S organization, serving as an AdCom officer and vice-chair of Women in Microwaves (WIM). Her IEEE activities have evolved into becoming an international voice for WIM. She participates regularly on panels worldwide, organizes and promotes various networking events, and contributes guest editorials and blogs advocating for WIM.
Sherry holds both a BSEE and an MBA from CMU in Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
Vadim Issakov received the B.Sc. from Tel-Aviv University in 2002, M.Sc. from TU Munich in 2006, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Paderborn, in 2010. In 2010, he joined Infineon Technologies. Afterwards, he was with imec, Belgium, and then with Intel Corporation, before he came back to Infineon in 2015 as Principal mm-wave Design Engineer working on predevelopment of millimeter-wave radar products. Since April 2021 he is a full Professor at the TU Braunschweig. He has authored or co-authored over 125 peer-reviewed papers, one book, and holds 11 patents. Dr. Issakov was a recipient of the 2010 University of Paderborn best Dissertation Award, 2011 VDI/VDE distinguished dissertation award, and a 2019 IEEE MTT Outstanding Young Engineer Award. He served as Associate Editor of the T-MTT 2020 – 2022 and serves as Associate Editor of MWCL since 2018 and also on the technical program committees of RFIC and BCICTS. He is also the distinguished lecturer of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Technique Society in 2023-2025.
ProfessorG.W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering Georgia Institute of TechnologyUSA
Yogendra Joshi is Professor and John M. McKenney and Warren D. Shiver Distinguished Chair at the G.W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research interests are in multi-scale thermal management. He is the author or co-author of nearly four hundred publications in this area, including nearly two hundred journal articles. He received his B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (Kanpur) in 1979, M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1981, and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, from the University of Pennsylvania in 1984. He has served as the Principal Investigator for multiple Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) programs, and Office of Naval Research Consortium for Resource-Secure Outposts (CORSO). He has held visiting faculty appointments at Stanford University, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, and Xi'an Jiaotong University. He is an elected Fellow of the ASME, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and IEEE. He was a co-recipient of ASME Curriculum Innovation Award (1999), Inventor Recognition Award from the Semiconductor Research Corporation (2001), the ASME Electronic and Photonic Packaging Division Outstanding Contribution Award in Thermal Management (2006), ASME J. of Electronics Packaging Best Paper of the Year Award (2008), IBM Faculty Award (2008), IEEE SemiTherm Significant Contributor Award (2009), IIT Kanpur Distinguished Alumnus Award (2011), ASME InterPack Achievement Award (2011), ITherm Achievement Award (2012), ASME Heat Transfer Memorial Award (2013), and AIChE Donald Q. Kern Award (2018).
Thermal Management of Heterogeneous Microsystems
Polina Kuzhir, PhD, Professor in Nanomaterials in the Center of Photonics Science of University of Eastern Finland, is internationally recognized expert in the field of carbon nanomaterials theoretical and experimental photonics with the current focus on biosensors. She has an excellent track with high-impact journals, published more than 310 peer-reviewed papers, being PI in 10 projects funded by EC, h-index is 55 (Scopus).
Antonio Maffucci received the Laurea Degree in Electronic Engineering summa cum laude in 1996 and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering in 2000, from the University of Naples Federico II, Italy.
He is currently Full Professor of Electrotechnics with the Dept. of Electrical and Information Engineering at the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Cassino, Italy, and Research Associate at the National Institute of Nuclear Physics, INFN-LNF, Frascati, Italy. In 1997, he was with the nuclear fusion laboratory JET (Culham, U.K.). From 1998 to 2002, he was with the Dept. of Electrical Engineering, University of Naples Federico II.
His research areas include computational electromagnetics, electromagnetic compatibility, distributed circuit and systems, nanoelectronics, and quantum circuits. He is author of about 200 technical papers on international journals, conference proceedings and essays on books. He also co-authored the books Transmission lines and lumped circuits (Academic Press, 2001), Fundamentals of Applied Nanoelectromagnetics (Springer, 2016 and 2019), Carbon Nanotube for Interconnects (Springer, 2016), Carbon-based nano-electromagnetics (Elsevier, 2019).
He is the Coordinator of the EU-H2020 project “TERASSE” and of the NATO-SPS project “2DSENSE”.
He serves as Associate Editor of the IEEE Trans. on Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technology, is a co-chair of the IEEE TC-EDMS, and is a member of the IEEE Nanopackaging Council, of the Editorial Boards of Applied Sciences and of Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Applications, and of several committees of international conferences. He was the General Chairman of the conferences IEEE SPI 2011 and 2012, and of the workshops FANEM 2015 and 2018.
Chair for Robust Power Semiconductor Systems University of StuttgartGermany
Ingmar Kallfass received the Dipl.-Ing. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Stuttgart in 2000, and the Dr.-Ing. degree from University of Ulm in 2005. In 2001, he worked as a visiting researcher at the National University of Ireland, Dublin. In 2002, he joined the department of Electron Devices and Circuits of University of Ulm as a teaching and research assistant. In 2005, he joined the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid-State Physics. From 2009 to 2012, he was a professor at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Since 2013, he holds the chair for Robust Power Semiconductor Systems at the University of Stuttgart, where his major fields of research are compound semiconductor based circuits and systems for power and microwave electronics.
High System Gain E-Band Link in a Wideband Aircraft-to-Ground Data Transmission
A wireless communication link operating in E-band at 71-76 GHz with 30 dBm of transmit power from a GaN-based solid-state power amplifier and a 3-dB noise figure of its GaAs-based receiver is employed in a data transmission with up to 9.8 Gbit/s data rate between a plane and a ground station. Flying at a height of 1000 m above ground and at distances between 5 and 12 km from the receiver, a microlight aircraft hosts the payload mounted to its wing. The highly directional link is formed by a 39.7 dBi gain Cassegrain parabolic antenna in the plane-mounted transmitter, and a 48.7 dBi Cassegrain antenna with GPS-based antenna tracking in the ground terminal. Stable data links were established with up to 9.8 Gbit/s data rate employing QPSK, 8-PSK and 16-QAM modulation.
Professor of Electrical/Computer EngineeringThe College of New Jersey (TCNJ)USA
Dr. Allen Katz is a professor of Electrical/Computer Engineering at The College of New Jersey. He is the founder and President of Linearizer Technology, Inc, which now includes Linear Photonics, LLC and Linear Space Technology, LLC. He received his doctorate and baccalaureate degrees in electrical engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology and a masters degree in electrical engineering from Rutgers University. Prof. Katz holds 17 patents and has written more than 100 technical publications. He received the IEEE’s Microwave Society’s (MTT-S) Application Award in 2015 for his work in linearization, the IEEE Microwave Magazine Best Paper Award in 2010 and the William Randolph Lovelace II Award for outstanding contributions to space science and technology from the American Astronautical Society in 2002. He has also served as a MTT-S Distinguished Microwave Lecturer. Dr. Katz is a Fellow of the IEEE and has served the MTT-S in numerous capacities. He is chair of the joint AP/ED/MTT chapter in the IEEE Princeton/Central Jersey Section and was the Technical Program Committee co-chair for the IMS2018 in Philadelphia.
Advances in the Linearization of Microwave and Millimeter-wave Power Amplifiers
This talk provides the various trade-offs involved in the decision to include linearization in the design of microwave and millimeter-wave power amplifiers. Emphasis will be placed on efficiently producing linear power over very wide (multi-GHz and octave) bandwidths and at frequencies to 100 GHz and above. The latest developments in power amplifier technology, including millimeter-wave GaN devices will be considered. The application of linearization to linear photonic transmission systems will also be considered.
Vladimir I. Okhmatovski received the M.S. degree in Radiophysics and Ph.D. degree in Antennas and Microwave Circuits from the Moscow Power Engineering Institute, Moscow, Russia, in 1996 and 1997, respectively. He was a Post-Doctoral Research Associate with the National Technical University of Athens from 1998 to 1999 and with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 1999 to 2003. From 2003 to 2004, he was with the Department of Custom Integrated Circuits, Cadence Design Systems, as a Senior Member of Technical Staff. In 2004, he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Manitoba, where is currently a Full Professor. He published over 150 articles on research topics including fast algorithms of electromagnetics, high-performance and quantum computing, modeling of interconnects, and inverse problems. Dr. Okhmatovski was a recipient of the 2017 Intel Corporate Research Council Outstanding Researcher Award. He was also a recipient of Outstanding ACES Journal Paper Award in 2007, Best Paper Award at the 3rd Electronic Packaging Technology Conference in 2001, and 1996 Best Young Scientist Report of the VI International Conference on Mathematical Methods in Electromagnetic Theory.
Felix Vega is the Director of Electromagnetic Research and Development at the Directed Energy Research Centre, a Centre affiliated with the Technology Innovation Institute (TII), located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. His interest includes high power electromagnetic sources, antennas and effects on systems.
He received a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, and a second Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the National University of Colombia.
He's the Secretary of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society.
Consulting: “Semiconductors and Sensors for Safe Driving”Semiconductors and Sensors for Safe DrivingGermany
Born in Parsberg / Oberpfalz, Bavaria
Studied physics at the Technical University of Munich
Received diploma degree in physics from the Technical University of Munich
Scientific assistant at the Technical University of Munich
Received Dr. rer. nat. degree from the Technical University of Munich
Joint Siemens Semiconductors (which became Infineon Technologies AG in 1999)
Development engineer for high frequency- and analog / mixed signal bipolar processes at Infineon
Head of bipolar- und bicmos-technology development
Department head for technology development within the Wireless Communications division
Responsible for automotive radar technology development
Overall project leader of large national and international funding projects (KOKON, ROCC, DOT5, DOT7,…)
Senior Principal „RF Technology“
Present State and Future Trends in Automotive Radar
Assistant ProfessorUniversity of WarsawPoland
Radek Lapkiewicz received his M.Sc. degree in physics from the University of Warsaw and Ph. D. degree from the University of Vienna in 2008 and 2012, respectively.
Since 2015 he is an assistant professor at the University of Warsaw, where he heads the Quantum Optics Lab (http://quantumoptics.fuw.edu.pl) at the Faculty of Physics. He works on applications of quantum optical effects to imaging.
His current research interests include spatially resolved photon counting techniques and their applications to quantum imaging, in particular, quantitative phase imaging and super-resolution fluorescence microscopy.
Two Quantum Efects Applied to Optical Imaging
Quantum imaging typically involves illumination of a sample with light prepared in a quantum state and subsequent detection of light scattered by the sample. We review two classes of quantum imaging experiments which do not follow this route. In the first class, quantum properties of light emitted by the sample itself are used. In the second class, the light scattered by the sample is not detected at all. Each of the discussed experiments is based upon one of two quantum optical phenomena, namely photon antibunching or induced coherence without induced emission.
“Jovenes Investigadores” fellow the Institute of Smart Cities (ISC)Public University of Navarra (UPNA)Spain
Iñigo Liberal received the Engineer's (2009), M.Sc. (2010) and Ph. D. (2013), magna cum laude, degrees in Telecommunication Engineering from the Public University of Navarra (UPNA), Spain. He was a visiting student at Delft University of Technology (Delft, The Netherlands), and a visiting researcher at Aalto University (Espoo, Finland), the University of Arizona (Tucson, USA) and the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, USA).
He currently is a “Jovenes Investigadores” fellow the Institute of Smart Cities (ISC), Public University of Navarra (UPNA), Spain. His current research interests include quantum optics, nanophotonics, metamaterials and antenna theory. He was the recipient of the best photonics paper award in Metamaterials’2018 in Espoo, Finland, the best theory paper award in Metamaterials’2017 in Marseille, France, and a Young Scientist Award in EMTS’2016.
Lecture 1Quantum emission between the weak and strong coupling regimesLecture 2Highly-directive systems inspired by physical bounds on scattering processes
Andrea Massa (IEEE Fellow, IET Fellow, Electromagnetic Academy Fellow) he has been a Full Professor of Electromagnetic Fields @ University of Trento since 2005.
At present, Prof. Massa is the director of the network of federated laboratories "ELEDIA Research Center" located in Brunei, China, Czech, France, Greece, Italy, Japan, Perù, Tunisia with more than 150 researchers. Moreover, he is holder of a Chang-Jiang Chair Professorship @ UESTC (Chengdu – China), Visiting Research Professor @ University of Illinois at Chicago (Chicago – USA), Visiting Professor @ Tsinghua (Beijing - China), Visiting Professor @ Tel Aviv University (Tel Aviv – Israel), and Professor @ CentraleSupélec (Paris - France). He has been holder of a Senior DIGITEO Chair at L2S-CentraleSupélec and CEA LIST in Saclay (France), UC3M-Santander Chair of Excellence @ Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain), Adjunct Professor at Penn State University (USA), Guest Professor @ UESTC (China), and Visiting Professor at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (USA), the Nagasaki University (Japan), the University of Paris Sud (France), the Kumamoto University (Japan), and the National University of Singapore (Singapore). He has been appointed IEEE AP-S Distinguished Lecturer (2016-2018) and served as Associate Editor of the "IEEE Transaction on Antennas and Propagation" (2011-2014).
His research activities are mainly concerned with inverse problems, antenna analysis/synthesis, radar systems and signal processing, cross-layer optimization and planning of wireless/RF systems, system-by-design and material-by-design (metamaterials and reconfigurable-materials), and theory/applications of optimization techniques to engineering problems (coms, medicine, and biology).
Prof. Massa published more than 900 scientific publications among which more than 350 on international journals (> 14.700 citations – h-index = 63 [Scopus]; > 12.000 citations – h-index = 58 [ISI-WoS]; > 23.900 citations – h-index = 88 [Google Scholar]) and more than 570 in international conferences where he presented more than 210 invited contributions (> 50 invited keynote speaker) (www.eledia.org/publications). He has organized more than 100 scientific sessions in international conferences and has participated to several technological projects in the national and international framework with both national agencies and companies (18 international prj, > 5 M€; 8 national prj, > 5 M€; 10 local prj, > 2 M€; 63 industrial prj, > 10 M€; 6 university prj, > 300 K€).
United States Army Research LaboratoryUSA
Kumar Vijay Mishra received his B.Tech. degree, summa cum laude (Gold medal, honors), in electronics and communications engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur, India, in 2003, his M.S. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Colorado State University, Fort Collins, in 2012, and his Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering and M.S. degree in mathematics from The University of Iowa, Iowa City, in 2015 while working on NASA Global Precipitation Mission Ground Validation program weather radars. He has been a research scientist at eLectronics and Radar Development Establishment (LRDE), Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), India (2003-2007); visiting researcher at The University of Iowa (2015-2019); and postdoctoral fellow at Technion, Israel (2015-2017). He is the recipient of Royal Meteorological Society Quarterly Journal Editor’s Prize (2017), the Andrew and Erna Finci Viterbi Postdoctoral Fellowship (2015 and 2016), the Lady Davis Postdoctoral Fellowship (2016), and the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Lab Scientist of the Year Award (2006). Currently, he is the technical advisor to the automotive radar start-up Hertzwell, Singapore; an honorary research fellow at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability, and Trust, University of Luxembourg; and the Harry Diamond Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, supported by the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. His research interests include radar theory and hardware design, remote sensing, signal processing, deep learning, and electromagnetics. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.
Recent Advances in Joint Radar-Communications Processing
Synergistic design of communications and radar systems with common spectral and hardware resources is defining a new era towad efficient utilization of radio-frequency spectrum. This joint radar-communications (JRC) model has advantages of low cost, compact size, less power consumption, resource sharing, and safety. Today, the JRC at the higher end of the RF spectrum, i.e., the millimeter wave (mm-Wave), is attracting significant research interest because of emerging cutting-edge radar and communications applications in this band. Major challenges in realizing mm-Wave JRC are joint waveform design and performance criteria that would optimally trade off between communications and radar functionalities. This talk will give an overview of advances in JRC with an emphasis on mmWave.
Institute of PhysicsNational Academy of SciencesBelarus
Dmitri Mogilevtsev obtained his Ph.D. (1995) and Dr. Sci. (2008) in quantum optics from Institute of Physics of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (IPNASB). Since 2017, he is deputy head of the Center of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information of IPNASB, corresponding member of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. His current research interests include quantum tomography and imaging, nanophotonics, and quantum optics.
Department Head of RF & Smart Sensor SystemsFraunhofer IZMGermany
Ivan Ndip has been with the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration, IZM, Berlin since 2000. He leads the Department of RF & Smart Sensor Systems at IZM, where he directs R&D activities in five research groups, and manages the department. Ivan and his team currently work on the development of reconfigurable 5G mmWave systems, RF & high-speed modules, high resolution radar sensors as well as on ultra-low power wireless sensor nodes. Ivan studied Electrical Engineering at TU Berlin. He received the Dipl.-Ing. (M.Sc.) degree, and the Dr.-Ing. degree (Ph.D.) with the highest distinction (summa cum laude), in Electrical Engineering from TU Berlin in 2002 and 2006, respectively. In 2017, he completed the Habilitation, and received the Dr.-Ing. habil. degree (a higher doctorate) in Electrical Engineering from the Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany.
Ivan has authored and coauthored more than 175 publications in referred international journals and conference proceedings, and is a recipient of numerous Best Paper Awards.
Role of Electronic Packaging in 5G
5G will transform our lives, economy and society. The development of 5G millimeter-wave (mmWave) systems is a challenging task which requires efficient hardware implementation of massive MIMO and hybrid beamforming architectures at mmWave frequencies. For this implementation, advanced electronic packaging platforms and technologies which enable cost-effective, low-loss, reliable and compact integration of high gain mmWave antenna arrays, passive components, RF front-end ICs with beamforming functionalities and baseband ICs are required.
In this talk, the role of electronic packaging platforms and technologies on the performance, cost, reliability and miniaturization of emerging 5G mmWave systems will be extensively discussed.
Institute of Radio-Physics and ElectronicsNational Academy of SciencesUkraine
Alexander I. Nosich was born in 1953 in Kharkiv, Ukraine. He received the M.S., Ph.D., and D.Sc. (higher doctorate) degrees in radio physics from the Kharkiv National University, Ukraine, in 1975, 1979, and 1990, respectively. Since 1979, he has been with the Institute of Radio Physics and Electronics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, in Kharkiv, where he is currently Professor and Principal Scientist heading the Laboratory of Micro and Nano Optics. In 2004, Prof. Nosich was elected IEEE Fellow, for contributions of computational electromagnetics to the theory of antennas and open waveguides. In 2015 he was awarded the title of Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Rennes 1, France. In 2017, he was recipient of the Galileo Galilei Medal of the International Commission for Optics. His research interests include computational electromagnetics and photonics, methods of integral equations, analytical regularization, propagation, radiation, and scattering of waves in open configurations, electromagnetic modeling of micro and nano lasers on threshold, and the history of microwaves.
Associate Professor, Department of Information Engineering and Computer ScienceELEDIA Research Center, ELEDIA@UniTN, University of Trento, Italy
Senior Academic CouncillorKarlsruhe Institute of TechnologyGermany
Mario Pauli (S’04, M’10, SM´19) received the Dipl.-Ing. (M.S.E.E.) degree in electrical engineering from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, in 2003 and the Dr.-Ing. (Ph.D.E.E.) from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in 2011. In 2002, he spent four months at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY, working on time and frequency domain measurement systems for the characterization of the 60 GHz indoor radio channel.
From 2004 to 2011 he has been with the Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik und Elektronik (IHE), University of Karlsruhe, as a Research Assistant. Since 2011 he is with the Institute of Radio Frequency Engineering and Electronics (IHE) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) as a Senior Researcher and Lecturer.
He served as a Lecturer for radar and smart antennas of the Carl Cranz Series for Scientific Education. He is currently a co-founder and the Managing Director of PKTEC GmbH and a co-founder of Wellenzahl Radar- und Sensortechnik GmbH & Co. KG.
Multistatic MIMO OFDM Radar for Drone Detection
Zoya Popovic (S’86–M’90–SM’99–F’02) is a Distinguished Professor and the Lockheed Martin Endowed Chair of Electrical Engineering at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She obtained her Dipl.Ing. degree at the University of Belgrade, Serbia, and her Ph.D. at Caltech. She was a Visiting Professor with the Technical University of Munich in 2001/3, ISAE in Toulouse, France in 2014, and is Chair of Excellence at Carlos III University in Madrid in 2018/19. She has graduated 58 PhDs and currently advises 14 doctoral students. Her research interests are in high-efficiency power amplifiers and transmitters, microwave and millimeter-wave high-performance circuits for communications and radar, medical applications of microwaves, millimeter-wave and THz quasi-optical techniques and wireless powering. She is a Fellow of the IEEE and the recipient of two IEEE MTT Microwave Prizes for best journal papers, the White House NSF Presidential Faculty Fellow award, the URSI Issac Koga Gold Medal, the ASEE/HP Terman Medal and the German Humboldt Research Award. She was elected as foreign member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts in 2006. She was named IEEE MTT Distinguished Educator in 2013 and the University of Colorado Distinguished Research Lecturer in 2015.
mm-wave GaN MMICs (V and W band), or on internal body thermometry (using radiometry)
Professor of Electrical and Computer EngineeringCalifornia State UniversityUSA
Sembiam R. Rengarajan (Life Fellow, IEEE) received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Brunswick, Canada in 1980. Since then he has been with California State University, Northridge (CSUN), CA, presently serving as a Professor and Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, He has held visiting appointments at UCLA, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain, the University of Pretoria, South Africa, and the Technical University of Denmark. His research interests include application of electromagnetics to antennas, scattering, and passive microwave and millimeter wave components. He has published more than 250 journal articles and conference papers. He has served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation (2000-03) and as the Chair of the Education Committee of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (APS). He received the Preeminent Scholarly Publication Award from CSUN in 2005, CSUN Research Fellow Award in 2010, a Distinguished Engineering Educator of the Year Award from the Engineers' Council of California in 1995, and 20 awards from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for his innovative research and technical contributions to Jet Propulsion Laboratory. In 2011 he was appointed as a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE APS. Presently he serves as the Chair of USNC-URSI. Dr. Rengarajan is the local organizing Committee Chair of the URSI Commission B International Symposium on Electromagnetic Theory to be held in San Diego, CA in May 2019.
Radar System EngineerIndustry Department of InnoSent GmbHGermany
Dr. Vishal Riché received the M.S. degree in signal and circuit from the University of western Brittany, France, in 2009. In 2013, he received the Ph.D. degree in signal processing and telecommunication from the University of Rennes 1, France, working on radar system dedicated to specific SAR applications (remote sensing, MIMO configuration).
In 2013, he joined the Fraunhofer Institute FHR, as a researcher for the application of nonconventional waveform for radar application (orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing waveform and discrete frequency coded waveform).
MIMO radar for monitoring applications
Nowadays, security applications require multi detection capability, higher accuracy and higher spatial resolution while keeping a small form factor. In order to solve these challenges, the MIMO concept has been considered as a potential solution. Moreover, MIMO technology has matured enough over the years to be considered for industrial applications.
This talk provides an overview of MIMO radar and the challenges that are still under research. The first part will briefly explain the challenges expected in monitoring radar (from security radar to traffic monitoring radar), why MIMO radar is interesting for certain applications and an explanation on how a MIMO radar works. Then, the transmitter part will be describe before looking in detail on the waveform design (FMCW /SFCW /OFDM / DFCW / PMCW). Pros and cons of each waveform and their limitations will be described (interference problem, implementation problem …). The next part will look on spatial resolution and the digital beamforming concept before comparing the different methods existing (delay and sum (Bartlett beamformer), CAPON, MUSIC, compressed sensing …) and what are their pros and cons for industrial application. The last part will talk about hardware implementation, technological limitation, quality and compromise between hardware, preprocessing (radar signal processing) and post processing (tracker, classification) and will present actual MIMO radar developed for monitoring application, their aims and limitations.
Andrej Rumiantsev received Diploma-Engineer degree (with highest honors) in Telecommunication systems from the Belarusian State University (BSUIR), Minsk, Belarus, and the Dr.-Ing. Degree (with summa cum laude) in Electrical Engineering from Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU) Cottbus, Germany, in 1994 and 2014, respectively.
He joint SUSS MicroTec Test Systems (from 2010 Cascade Microtech) in 2001 were he held various engineering product management and marketing positions. He significantly contributed to the development of the RF wafer probes, wafer-level calibration standards, calibration software and probe systems. Dr. Rumiantsev is currently with MPI Corporation, holding the position of Director of RF Technologies of the Advanced Semiconductor Test Division. His research interests include RF calibration and wafer-level measurement techniques for advanced semiconductor devices.
Dr. Rumiantsev is a member of the IEEE MTT-3 Microwave Measurements Committee, the chair of IEEE MTT-S P2822 Working Group “Recommended Practice for Microwave, Millimeter-wave and THz On-Wafer Calibrations, De-Embedding and Measurements" and the ExCom member of the Automatic RF Techniques Group (ARFTG). He holds multiple patents in wafer-level RF calibration and measurement techniques. His doctoral thesis was awarded as “Best Dissertation of 2014 at Brandenburg University of Technologies”.
Progress of mmWave Wafer-Level Characterization Techniques Towards the 6G Deployment Acceleration
The impending arrival of 6G technology has ignited a surge of excitement and anticipation in the telecommunications industry. With the promise of unprecedented data speeds, ultra-low latency, and revolutionary applications, 6G stands poised to redefine connectivity in the coming decade. At the heart of this technological revolution lies the deployment of millimeter-wave (mmWave) frequencies, a key enabler for unlocking the full potential of 6G.
This talk delves into the critical role of mmWave wafer-level characterization techniques in advancing the 6G application research phase. As we transition from the conceptualization phase to practical implementation, the need for accurate, efficient, and scalable characterization methods becomes increasingly imperative.
We will explore the latest developments in mmWave wafer-level characterization, including advancements in measurement equipment, methodologies, and data analysis techniques. This presentation will highlight the challenges faced in characterizing devices operating at these extremely high frequencies and showcase innovative solutions that address these challenges.
Furthermore, the talk will underscore the pivotal role that mmWave wafer-level characterization plays in accelerating the deployment of 6G technology. By providing insights into device performance and reliability, these techniques contribute to developing robust 6G infrastructure, ensuring that the promises of 6G are not just theoretical but tangible.
We will shed light on the cutting-edge characterization techniques and instrumentation technologies driving the 6G revolution forward. It will offer valuable insights to researchers, engineers, and industry stakeholders, as we collectively embark on this exciting journey towards the next generation of wireless communication.
Distinguished ProfessorTechnion - Israel Institute of TechnologyIsrael
Julius A. Stratton Professor of Electrical EngineeringMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyUSA
Jeffrey H. Shapiro received the S.B., S.M., E.E. and Ph.D. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1967, 1968, 1969, and 1970, respectively, all in electrical engineering. From 1970 until 1973 he was an Assistant Professor of Electrical Sciences and Applied Physics at Case Western Reserve University. Since 1973 he has been on the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he is now the Julius A. Stratton Professor of Electrical Engineering. Professor Shapiro's research interests center on the application of communication theory to optical systems. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the Optical Society, the Institute of Physics, and SPIE, and a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
In 2008 he was co-recipient of the Quantum Electronics Award from the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, and he received the Quantum Communication Award for Theoretical Research from Tamagawa University.
The Quantum Illumination Story
School of Electrical and Computer EngineeringThe University of OklahomaUSA
Hjalti Sigmarsson (S’01, M’10, SM’18) received the Bachelor of Science in electrical and computer engineering degree from the University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland in 2003, and the Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, in 2005 and 2010, respectively.
He is currently with the School of Electrical & Computer Engineering and the Advanced Radar Research Center (ARRC) at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, where he is an associate professor. His current research is focused on reconfigurable RF and microwave hardware for agile communications, measurement, and radar systems. Furthermore, his research interests include spectral management schemes for cognitive radio architectures, advanced packaging utilizing heterogeneous integration techniques, and additive manufacturing of electromagnetic components.
Integration of Filters into Phased Array Antenna Panels
With the ever-increasing bandwidth requirements of current and future wireless services, the radio-frequency spectral environment will continue to grow more crowded. In anticipation of this development, multifunctional radar systems that can perform multiple missions, such as air-traffic control and weather monitoring, have grown in popularity in recent years. Microwave filters are needed to protect the systems from nearby interference. In this presentation, methods for integrating microwave filters directly into the antenna array panels are presented. A comparison between using different filter implementations, such as miniaturized distributed elements, lumped elements, and quasi-lumped elements, is reported. The goal is to integrate low-loss filters without adding any volume to the array. Overall, these filters can be used to mitigate interference with minimal impact of systems sensitivity, and thus ensuring proper radar operation in the crowded electrical environments of the future.
Program OfficerAdvanced Naval Platforms Division at the Office of Naval Research USA
Dr. Mark S. Spector is a Program Officer in the Advanced Naval Platforms Division at the Office of Naval Research where he manages programs in thermal science, metamaterials, and energy conversion. In addition, he sits on the Steering Committee of the Department of Defense Energy and Power Community of Interest and the NATO Applied Vehicle Technology Power and Propulsion Systems Technical Committee. Previously, he worked as a Research Physicist in the Center for Bio/Molecular Science and Engineering at the Naval Research Laboratory. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his A.B. in Physics and Applied Mathematics from University of California at Berkeley.
Thermal Challenges for Future Military Platforms
Chief for the Networked Sensing & Fusion BranchUS Army Research LaboratoryUSA
Novel Approaches to Expand Detection Coverage of Fixed Unattended Ground Sensor Systems
Over the last few years, the Networked Sensing & Fusion Branch at the Army Research Laboratory has conducted research to advance the technology of Unattended Ground Sensor (UGS) systems to provide situational awareness in support of the US military. This research led to the implementation of new, multi-modal sensors, advanced novel communication networks, data fusion algorithms and a compilation of user feedback regarding desired UGS features. Some of these desired features can now provide: (i) an ability to accurately localize and track personnel or vehicles, (ii) communication links that are resilient and provide Line-of-Sight (LOS) and beyond LOS data exfiltration, (iii) standardized data output for interoperability to ease integration with other sensor systems, and (iv) low Size Weight and Power (SWaP) features for longevity in harsh battlefield environments.
The evaluation of such UGS systems has highlighted a gap in this technology associated with the limited detection range of fixed ground sensors. This briefing will address novel ideas to extend range coverage of fixed ground sensors in open and urban environments.
ProfessorUniversity of CantabriaSpain
Almudena Suárez is a full professor at University of Cantabria (Spain) and head of the research group Microwave Engineering and Radiocommunication Systems. She is a Fellow member of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, New Jersey, USA). She was also an IEEE Distinguished Microwave Lecturer during the period 2006-2008. She has published more than 80 papers in IEEE journals, with 57 in IEEE T-MTT. She has authored the book 'Analysis and design of autonomous microwave circuits' (IEEE-Wiley, 2009) and co-authored the book 'Stability Analysis of nonlinear microwave circuits' (Artech House, 2003). She is a member of the technical committees of IEEE International Microwave Symposium and European Microwave Week. She is a member of the Board of Directors of European Microwave Association. She has been the Editor in Chief of International Journal of Microwave and Wireless Technologies of Cambridge Journals. She was the coordinator of the Communications and Electronic Technology Area for the Spanish National Evaluation and Foresight Agency (ANEP) between 2009 and 2013.
Short Course:Stability Analysis of Microwave CircuitsTalk:Challenges in the Analysis of Innovative Oscillator-Based Circuits for Radar, RFID and Reconfigurable Systems
Instability is a fundamental problem in the design of microwave circuits, giving rise to an experimental behaviour qualitatively different from the expected one, which will degrade or fully disrupt the circuit performance. If the simulated solution is unstable, it will not be able to recover from the small perturbations that are always present in real life, so the solution measured for the same conditions will be different from the simulated one. Undesired behaviours include oscillations, frequency divisions, hysteresis and chaos. Their a posteriori correction is impossible in integrated technologies, whereas in hybrid technologies trial and error procedures turn out to be inefficient in most cases, since they are applied without an identification and understanding of the instability phenomenon causing malfunction. As a result, the problem will arise again in new prototypes, thus increasing the production cycles and the final cost.
The course will enable a good understanding of the stability concept and the causes of the most common types of instability phenomena, and will provide practical simulation tools for an efficient prediction of these phenomena at the design stage. The course will address the stability analysis in small- and large-signal regime. Different approaches will be presented, with emphasis on the Nyquist criterion and pole-zero identification. Qualitative changes in the circuit stability properties under variations of crucial parameters, such as input power or bias voltage, are predicted with a global stability analysis. A bifurcation is a qualitative change of stability of the circuit solution or in the number of steady-state solutions when the parameter is varied continuously. The bifurcations delimit the stable operation ranges of circuits that are not expected to oscillate, such as power amplifiers or frequency multipliers. On the other hand, they are essential in circuits of autonomous nature, such as free and injection-locked oscillators and frequency dividers, as they lead these circuits to the intended operation mode. In the course, the most common types of bifurcation will be presented and classified, so that the designer may indentify the bifurcation phenomena in measurement and simulation. It will present practical examples of instability and bifurcations in nonlinear circuits such as power amplifiers, frequency multipliers, frequency dividers and voltage controlled oscillators. The impact of instability on the circuit performance (for instance, in the measured spectrum or its response to parameter variations) will be shown, and systematic and efficient stabilization procedures will be presented.
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The talk will present recent advances in the analysis and design of compact and low consumption circuits for radar, RFID and reconfigurable systems. The new topologies take advantage of the capability of oscillator circuits to combine the inherent signal generation with specific functions, such a mixing or phase shifting. However, this function integration comes at the cost of an increase in the complexity of the circuit operation, which must simultaneously fulfill a number of mathematical conditions in a system of autonomous nature. The talk focuses on realistic and easy-to-use analysis methodologies for these novel circuits. In self-injection locked radar, the oscillator signal is transmitted to the moving target and reinjected into the oscillator with a phase modulation, induced by the target movement. In compact and low-cost RFID readers the oscillator signal is controlled with a ramp generator and transmitted through an antenna, and the variations in the oscillator load impedance, induced by the tag resonators, give rise to a modulation of the oscillator frequency. The talk will present a new analysis methodology, which makes use of an oscillator model extracted from harmonic-balance simulations and insightful analytical expressions for the description of the oscillator interaction with the environment. As another example, super-regenerative oscillators are able to replace costly amplifier chains in receivers by taking advantage of the initial exponential growth of the oscillation signal. Here they will be analyzed through the extraction of a linear time-variant transfer function in the envelope domain, from which their response to any arbitrarily modulated input signal is efficiently derived. Finally, switchless reconfigurable oscillators, of practical interest in modern multiband communication systems, will be considered.
Infineon Technologies AG Lead Principal Package & Assembly ConceptsInfineonGermany
Horst Theuss received his Ph.D degree in Physics from the University of Stuttgart/Germany in 1993. As a material scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Metal Research in Stuttgart he focused on magnetic properties of superconductors and amorphous metals. His scientific work was awarded the Otto-Hahn-Medal for young scientists by the Max Planck Society.
Within a one-year scholarship at the IBM Almaden Research Center in San Jose, CA, Dr. Theuss evaluated magnetic properties of thin exchange-coupled multilayer structures. In 1996, this was followed by an engagement at Vacuumschmelze GmbH, Hanau/Germany as a product marketing manager for alloys with special magnetic properties.
He joined Infineon in 2000 and has worked on assembly and interconnect technologies since. Focus topics are packaging of discrete semiconductors, multi-chip systems and wafer level packaging. As a Lead Principal he is today responsible for predevelopments in the field of packaging for Sensors and MEMS.
Pushing the Borders of Fan Out Wafer Level Packaging
Fan Out Wafer Level Packaging (FOWLP) has originally been developed for high pin count applications and - due to its superior RF properties - has quickly conquered high frequency applications, e. g. in the field of 77 GHz Automotive Radar transceivers.
The talk will review current limits of FOWLP and then present recent developments on how these challenges can possibly be addressed. A specific topic will be the adaption of the process flow to MEMS and sensors. Details of a respective process option will be presented for the case study of a MEMS microphone. A second section will touch approaches on further improvements of the RF capability of FOWLP systems – e. g. by specific routing concepts or integration of antennas into the package.
Department of Electronic Science and TechnologyTongji University, China
Mei Song Tong received the B.S. and M.S. Degrees from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, respectively, and Ph.D. degree from Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA, all in electrical engineering. Currently, he is the Distinguished/Permanent Professor, Head of Department of Electronic Science and Technology, and Vice Dean of College of Microelectronics, Tongji University, Shanghai, China. He has also held an adjunct professorship at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana,
Illinois, USA, and an honorary professorship at the University of Hong Kong, China. He has published more than 500 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings and co-authored six books or book chapters. His research interests include electromagnetic field theory, antenna theory and technique, modeling and simulation of RF/microwave circuits and devices, interconnect and packaging analysis, inverse electromagnetic scattering for imaging, and computational electromagnetics.
Prof. Tong is a Fellow of the Electromagnetics Academy, Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), and Full Member (Commission B) of the USNC/URSI. He has been the chair of Shanghai Chapter since 2014 and the chair of SIGHT committee in 2018, respectively, in IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society. He has served as an associate editor or guest editor for some well-known international journals, including IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, International Journal of Numerical Modeling: Electronic Networks, Devices and Fields, Progress in Electromagnetics Research, and Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications, etc. He also frequently served as a session organizer/chair, technical program committee member/chair, and general chair for some prestigious international conferences. He was the recipient of a Visiting Professorship Award from Kyoto University, Japan, in 2012, and from University of Hong Kong, China, 2013. He advised and coauthored 12 papers that received the Best Student Paper Award from different international conferences. He was the recipient of the Travel Fellowship Award of USNC/URSI for the 31th General Assembly and Scientific Symposium (GASS) in 2014, Advance Award of Science and Technology of Shanghai Municipal Government in 2015, Fellowship Award of JSPS in 2016, Innovation Award of Universities’ Achievements of Ministry of Education of China in 2017, Innovation Achievement Award of Industry-Academia-Research Collaboration of China in 2019, Chapters Award of IEEE New Jersey Section, USA, in 2019, “Jinqiao” Award of Technology Market Association of China in 2020, and Baosteel Education Award of China in 2021. In 2018, he was selected as the Distinguished Lecturer (DL) of IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society for 2019-2022.
Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Associate DeanUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoUSA
Piergiorgio L. E. Uslenghi received the Laurea degree in Electrical Engineering from the Politecnico di Torino, Italy in 1960 and the Ph.D. degree in Physics from the University of Michigan in 1967. He holds the positions of Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Associate Dean of Engineering in the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has published extensively on electromagnetism, microwaves, antennas, scattering, novel electronic materials, optics, and applied mathematics. He was President of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (2001), Chair of the United States National Committee of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI) (2006-08), Vice-President of URSI (2011-14; re-elected for 2017-20), Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation (1995-98) and of Electromagnetics (1983-89) and Founding Editor of the IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters (AWPL). In November 2009, the IEEE Board of Directors instituted the “AWPL Piergiorgio L. E. Uslenghi Best Paper Award”, to be given annually by the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society to the author of the best letter published during the previous year in the IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters.
Dr. Uslenghi is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi Honorary Societies, a member of USNC-URSI Commissions B, D, E and K, a Distinguished Alumnus of the Politecnico di Torino, a Fellow of the EMP and of URSI, a Life Fellow of IEEE, a recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal and of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Distinguished Achievement Award. He was inducted into the Accademia delle Scienze di Torino in 2003, and was named University of Illinois Scholar in 2006 and Distinguished Professor in 2009.
Principal EngineerQualcomm USA
DirectorGeorgia Tech Electronics and Micro-System (GEMS) labUSA
Dr. Hua Wang (M’05‒SM’15) is the Demetrius T. Paris associate professor at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Georgia Institute of Technology and the director of Georgia Tech Electronics and Micro-System (GEMS) lab. Prior to that, he worked at Intel Corporation and Skyworks Solutions on mm-wave integrated circuits and RF front-end modules. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, in 2007 and 2009, respectively.
Dr. Wang’s active research is in innovating mixed-signal, RF, and mm-wave integrated circuits and hybrid systems for wireless communication, radar, imaging, and bioelectronics applications.
He received the DARPA Young Faculty Award in 2018, the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2015, the IEEE MTT-S Outstanding Young Engineer Award in 2017, the Georgia Tech Sigma Xi Young Faculty Award in 2016, the Georgia Tech ECE Outstanding Junior Faculty Member Award in 2015, and the Lockheed Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Award in 2015. His GEMS research group has won multiple best paper awards, including the IEEE RFIC Best Student Paper Awards (1st Place in 2014, 2nd Place in 2016, and 2nd Place in 2018), the IEEE CICC Outstanding Student Paper Awards (2nd Place in 2015 and 2nd Place in 2018), the IEEE CICC Best Conference Paper Award (2017), the 2016 IEEE Microwave Magazine Best Paper Award, the IEEE SENSORS Best Live Demo Award (2nd Place in 2016), as well as multiple best paper award finalists at IEEE conferences.
Dr. Wang is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters (MWCL) and a Guest Editor of the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits (JSSC). He is a Technical Program Committee (TPC) Member for IEEE ISSCC, RFIC, CICC, and BCICTS conferences, and is a Steering Committee Member for IEEE RFIC and CICC. He serves as the Chair of the Atlanta’s IEEE CAS/SSCS joint chapter that won the IEEE SSCS Outstanding Chapter Award in 2014.
Millimeter Wave Power Amplifiers - State of the Art and Future Technology Trends
The introduction of 5G cellular systems, as well as the recent allocation of mm-wave bands for their operation, create a growing demand for high-performance mm-wave power amplifiers (PAs). In addition to the wide bandwidth requirements, these PAs are expected to deliver high output power to ensure sufficient link budget, high peak and back-off efficiency for energy saving, and high linearity for Gbit/s complex modulations with minimum or even no digital pre-distortions (DPD). While these performance parameters are traditionally traded off with one another, the unreasonable quest for “perfect” mm-wave PAs has recently stimulated a new wave of innovations at both the circuit and architecture levels, which have substantially advanced the state of the art.
This tutorial surveys several recent mm-Wave PA designs that feature various design techniques and innovations at both the circuit-level (nonlinearity compensation, continuous-mode operations, broadband harmonic tuning) and architecture-level (Doherty and outphasing PAs), and also showcases several mm-wave PA/antenna co-design examples that exploit new antenna structures as a new design paradigm to further enhance mm-wave PA output power and efficiency
Senior Research PhysicistNOAA OAR National Severe Storms Laboratory Cooperative Institute of Meteorological StudiesUniversity of Oklahoma USA
Dr. Mark E. Weber is a Senior Research Physicist at the NOAA OAR National Severe Storms Laboratory. His principal assignment involves technology risk reduction, acquisition strategy development and advanced concept exploration for NOAA's Meteorological Phased Array Radar program. In addition Dr. Weber is facilitating efforts at NSSL and the University of Oklahoma to enhance airspace access for small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS), thereby enabling their use for routine and effective in situ measurements of atmospheric parameters.
Prior to joining NSSL, Mark was Assistant Head of the Homeland Protection and Air Traffic Control Division at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory. In this role, he was responsible for leadership of the Laboratory's Air Traffic Control mission area with emphasis on support to the FAA's Next Generation Air Transportation System initiative. The Laboratory's ATC activities include major programs in surveillance, weather, safety modeling, collision avoidance, automation and decision support.
Dr. Weber has also worked at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory. He holds a BA degree in physics from Washington University in St. Louis and a PhD degree from Rice University's Space Physics and Astronomy Department.
Meteorological Phased Array Radar Research at NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has pioneered the development and application of high-performance meteorological radar for public weather warning and forecasting services. The current operational system, the dual-polarization WSR-88D weather surveillance radar, has led to significant capability enhancements, for example, increased accuracy and lead time for severe weather and flash flood warnings.
Special CounselXsensus Intellectual Property LLPUSA
Marc K. Weinstein has been an intellectual property attorney for over 20 years. His practice focuses on post-grant proceedings, litigation, and IP counseling, but he also has significant experience with patent preparation and prosecution. Mr. Weinstein has handled all aspects of post-grant proceedings at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) including inter partes reviews, inter partes reexaminations, and ex parte reexaminations. He has represented clientsacross a variety of technological areas including mobile devices, wireless and network communications, GPS and navigation, imaging and displays, and computer software. In addition, he has worked on numerous patent disputes both at the U.S. District Court and before the International Trade Commission.He also has extensive experience with international intellectual property issues including living and working in Tokyo, Japan for over 10 years. Mr. Weinstein graduated with a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center and with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.
Using intellectual property to protect innovations in a global marketplace
Any industry seeking success in the global marketplace must make skillful use of patents, trade secrets, and employee contracts to ensure protection of its technical know-how and innovation. This talk offers insights and examples of how high-tech companies in Israel and elsewhere can realize this protection and maximize their business advantage. The techniques include close attention to patent law in different countries, cross-licensing agreements, and effective use of legal remedies. The speaker has extensive experience in international patent licensing and litigation.
Paolo Rocca (IEEE Senior Member since 2013) received the MS degree in Telecommunications Engineering (summa cum laude) in 2005 and the PhD Degree in Information and Communication Technologies in 2008 from the University of Trento, Italy. He is currently Associate Professor at the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science (University of Trento), Huashan Scholar Chair Professor at the Xidian University, Xi'an, China, and a member of the ELEDIA Research Center. Prof. Rocca received the National Scientific Qualification for the position of Full Professor in Italy and France in April 2017 and January 2020, respectively.
Prof. Rocca is author/co-author of 1 book chapter, 140 journal articles, and more than 270 conference papers. Prof. Rocca has been awarded from the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society and the Italy Section with the best PhD thesis award IEEE-GRS Central Italy Chapter. His main interests are in the framework of artificial intelligence techniques as applied to electromagnetics, antenna array synthesis and analysis, and electromagnetic inverse scattering. He served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters (2011-2016), the Microwave and Optical Technology Letters (2019-2020) and serves as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine (since 2020), and of Engineering (since 2020). He was Guest Editor of the IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters for the 2020 Special Cluster on "Space-Time Modulated Antennas and Materials".
Ludger Klinkenbusch received the Diploma in electrical engineering, the Dr.-Ing., and the Venia Legendi (Habilitation) in the theory of electromagnetic fields, all from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany) in 1986, 1991, and 1996, respectively. Since 1998, he has been with Kiel University, Germany, as Professor of Computational Electromagnetics and Director of the Institute of Electrical and Information Engineering.
His research interests include theoretical aspects of scalar and electromagnetic fields, corresponding analytical and numerical methods, and their application in scattering and diffraction, bio-magnetic fields and EMC-related problems, among others. He has also been active as a consultant for industry, e.g., in developing methods and software for antenna near-field measurements.
Dr. Klinkenbusch is a Fellow of IEEE for contributions to spherical-multipole analysis in electro-magnetics. He currently serves as President of the U.R.S.I. Member Committee Germany. He co-organized the 2010 URSI Commission B International Symposium on Electromagnetic Theory in Berlin (Germany). He is the winner of the ’2004 URSI Commission B International Electromagnetics Prize.’
University of Bordeaux, France
Wireless communications: disruptive circuits for next generation cellular radios
POLI Lorenzo received the M.S. degrees in Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Trento, Italy, in 2008, and the PhD degree from the International Doctoral School in Information and Communication Technology in 2012. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science (DISI) at the University of Trento, Italy, and a Senior Researcher of the ELEDIA Research Center.
Dr. Poli is author/co-author of more than 60 journals and 90 conference papers. He is a member of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society since 2010, when he was a recipient of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Doctoral Research Award. He was a Visiting Researcher at the Laboratoire des Signaux et Systèmes (L2S@Supèlec, France) in 2015 and a Visiting Professor at the University of Paris Sud (France) in 2016. Dr. Poli serves as a reviewer for several international journals including IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, and IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation. His research activities are focused on the solution of antenna design and unconventional array synthesis problems as well as electromagnetic inverse scattering problems.
Andrea Massa (IEEE Fellow, IET Fellow, Electromagnetic Academy Fellow) he has been a Full Professor of Electromagnetic Fields @ University of Trento since 2005.
At present, Prof. Massa is the director of the network of federated laboratories "ELEDIA Research Center" located in Brunei, China, Czech, France, Greece, Italy, Japan, Perù, Tunisia with more than 150 researchers. Moreover, he is holder of a Chang-Jiang Chair Professorship @ UESTC (Chengdu – China), Professor @ CentraleSupélec (Paris - France), and Visiting Professor @ Tsinghua (Beijing - China). He has been holder of a Senior DIGITEO Chair at L2S-CentraleSupélec and CEA LIST in Saclay (France), UC3M-Santander Chair of Excellence @ Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain), Adjunct Professor at Penn State University (USA), Guest Professor @ UESTC (China), and Visiting Professor at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (USA), the Nagasaki University (Japan), the University of Paris Sud (France), the Kumamoto University (Japan), and the National University of Singapore (Singapore). He has been appointed IEEE AP-S Distinguished Lecturer (2016-2018) and served as Associate Editor of the "IEEE Transaction on Antennas and Propagation" (2011-2014).
His research activities are mainly concerned with inverse problems, antenna analysis/synthesis, radar systems and signal processing, cross-layer optimization and planning of wireless/RF systems, system-by-design and material-by-design (metamaterials and reconfigurable-materials), and theory/applications of optimization techniques to engineering problems (coms, medicine, and biology).
Prof. Massa published more than 700 scientific publications among which more than 350 on international journals (> 12.000 citations – h-index = 55 [Scopus]; > 9.500 citations – h-index = 48 [ISI-WoS]; > 20.000 citations – h-index = 80 [Google Scholar]) and more than 500 in international conferences where he presented more than 200 invited contributions (> 35 invited keynote speaker) (www.eledia.org/publications). He has organized more than 100 scientific sessions in international conferences and has participated to several technological projects in the European framework (>20 EU Projects) as well as at the national and local level with national agencies (>300 Projects/Grants).
B. Shanker received his B'Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India in 1989, M.S. and Ph.D in 1992 and 1993, respectively, from The Pennsylvania State University. From 1993 to 1996 he was a research associate in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Iowa State University where he worked on the Molecular Theory of Optical Activity. From 1996 to 1999 he was with the Center for Computational Electromagnetics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as a Visiting Assistant Professor, and from 1999-2002 with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University as an Assistant Professor. From 2017, he was a University Distinguished Professor (an honor accorded to about 2% of tenure system MSU faculty members) in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Michigan State University, and the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Currently, he is a Professor and Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The Ohio State University. At Michigan State University, he was appointed Associate Chair of the Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering, a new department at MSU and was a key player in building this Department. Earlier he served as the Associate Chair for Graduate Studies in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering from 2012-2015, and the Associate Chair for Research in ECE from 2019-2022. He has authored/co-authored around 450 journal and conference papers and presented a number of invited talks. His research interests include all aspects of computational electromagnetics (frequency and time domain integral equation based methods, multi-scale fast multipole methods, fast transient methods, higher order finite element and integral equation methods), propagation in complex media, mesoscale electromagnetics, and particle and molecular dynamics as applied to multiphysics and multiscale problems. He was an Associate Editor for IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters (AWPL), IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, and Topical Editor for Journal of Optical Society of America: A. He is a full member of the USNC-URSI Commission B. He is Fellow of IEEE (class 2010), elected for his contributions to time and frequency domain computational electromagnetics. He has also been awarded the Withrow Distinguished Junior scholar (in 2003), Withrow Distinguished Senior scholar (in 2010), the Withrow teaching award (in 2007), and the Beal Outstanding Faculty award (2014).
Télécom SudParis, France
University of Vienna, Austria
Andrii Chumak studied physics at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv and received his PhD in 2009 in the group of Gennadii Melkov. After the PostDoc at the group of Burkard Hillebrands of the University of Kaiserslautern, he continued in the same group as a Principal Investigator and Head of ERC Junior Research Group. Andrii Chumak became a Full Professor and Head of Nanomagnetism and Magnonics Group at the Faculty of Physics of the University of Vienna in 2019. His scientific interests include magnetization dynamics and magnonics, nonlinear wave physics, spin-orbit spintronics, unconventional computing and quantum magnonics.
Russian Quantum Center and Moscow State University, Russia
Dr. Habil., Prof. V.I. Belotelov got his Master (2001) and PhD (2004) degrees at Lomonosov Moscow State University. He made habilitation in 2013. Currently he is a principal investigator at Russian Quantum Center and Moscow State University.
Vladimir Belotelov is well known for his research in the field of nanophotonics, magneto-optics, plasmonics and ultrafast magnetism. He is the author of more than 300 publications, of which more than 100 are published articles in representative peer-reviewed scientific journals (Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Communications, Physical Review Letters, Physical Review X, Optica, Scientific Reports, etc.), chapters in four scientific books, and more than 50 invited papers at scientific conferences. V.I. Belotelov has extensive experience working abroad at universities and research institutes in Germany, Australia, Italy, France and India.
The obtained results in the field of magnetoplasmonics and ultrafast magnetism are both fundamentally important and of great practical importance, since they can radically change the concept of designing optical components of various devices and thus lead to a revolution in information and telecommunication and sensor technologies.
Constantin (Konstantin) R. Simovski has worked in both industry and academy in several countries. He defended his PhD thesis in 1986 in the Polytechnic University of Leningrad (USSR) and the Habilitation thesis in 2000 in the same university -- presently, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University. In 2001 he became a full professor of ITMO University at St. Petersburg (Russia). Since 2008, he has been with Helsinki University of Technology -- presently Aalto University (Finland). Full professor of Aalto University since 2012. Recent research areas: impact of plasmon resonances for fluorescence and spontaneous Raman scattering, light-trapping in thin-film solar cells, radiative heat transfer in nanostructures and thermophotovoltiac generators, homogenization and electromagnetic characterization of metamaterials/metasurfaces, radiofrequency coils for ultra-high field magnetic resonance imaging, new physical approaches in wireless power transfer, label-free subwavelength imaging in far fields.
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Corentin Coulais investigates designer soft materials, with a particular emphasis on how mechanical metamaterials can programmed to achieve advanced mechanical tasks. Coulais explores the structure-property relationship in metamaterials with highly nonlinear degrees of freedom, by combining additive manufacturing, precision-desktop experiments, numerical methods and theory inspired from condensed matter. Recent highlights include robotic materials, which combine the notions of emergence and symmetries inherent to condensed matter with the capabilities of robotics. This has led to early experimental observations of non-Hermitian wave phenomena such as unidirectional amplification and non-Hermitian topology. More information on his group can be found at coulaislab.com.
Newcastle University, UK
Dr Victor Pacheco Peña received his MRes and PhD in Communications Technologies from the Public University of Navarre (UPNA), Pamplona, in 2012 and 2016, respectively. He has been a visiting researcher at the Imperial College London (UK) and University of Pennsylvania (USA) in 2014 and 2015, respectively. From 2013-2016 he was a predoctoral researcher at the Public University of Navarra (Spain) where he was funded as PI by a University Teacher Training Aid (FPU Fellowship) by the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports. From 2016-2018 he was appointed as a Postdoctoral Fellow within the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania (USA). He currently holds a prestigious Newcastle University Research Fellowship and has been working within the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics at Newcastle University UK since 2018. He currently leads the Metamaterials and Plasmonics Laboratory at the same institution. He has published more than 45 manuscripts in high impact journals, one book and a book chapter, and more than 65 abstracts in international conferences. His current research interests include metamaterials and metasurfaces from microwaves to the optical regime, plasmonics, temporal and spatiotemporal metamaterials, artificial intelligence and computing with waves, among others. Dr Pacheco Peña has been PI of research projects grants ($1.1Million USD) and has participated in international grants ($0.7Million USD). He has been awarded as "Young Scientist" by the URSI GASS 2020 in Rome, Italy, "Young Scientist of the Year" by the Spanish URSI during the XXXI Spanish Conference URSI 2016 and has received a CST University Publication Award for the best international journal publication using CST Microwave Studio® in 2016.
University of Texas, USA
Dr. Haberman is an Assistant Professor in the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas (UT) at Austin with a joint appointment at the Applied Research Laboratories UT Austin. He received his Ph.D. and Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2007 and 2001, respectively, and received a Diplôme de Doctorat in Engineering Mechanics from the Université de Lorraine in Metz, France in 2006. His undergraduate work in Mechanical Engineering was done at the University of Idaho, where he received a B.S. in 2000. Dr. Haberman's research interests are centered on elastic and acoustic wave propagation in complex media, acoustic metamaterials, new acoustic transduction materials, ultrasonic nondestructive testing, and vibro-acoustic transducers. He has worked extensively on the modeling and characterization of composite materials and the multi-objective design of acoustical materials. His current research focuses on modeling, design, and testing of composite materials, metamaterials, and structures for applications areas that include the absorption and isolation of acoustical, vibrational, and impulsive energy using negative stiffness structures, Willis (bianisotropic) materials, and non-reciprocal acoustic and elastic wave phenomena.
University of Chicago, USA
Vincenzo Vitelli has been a Professor in the Physics Department and the James Franck Institute at the University of Chicago since 2017. Previously he was a Professor in the Institute Lorentz for theoretical physics in Leiden University where he held the Chair of Condensed Matter Theory since 2015. Vitelli obtained a B.S. in theoretical physics from Imperial College London in 2000 and a Ph.D. in Physics from Harvard University in 2006 working under the supervision of David Nelson. He was a post-doctoral fellow at Upenn from 2006 till 2009. He was awarded the H. Callan Prize in 2007, he received a Feinberg Foundation Fellowship (Weizmann Institute) in 2009 and was an invited Professor at ESPCI (Juliot Curie Chair) and Ecole Normale, Paris in 2013 and 2015 respectively. In 2018 he became a fellow of the American Physical Society (GSOFT) for theoretical contributions to topological mechanics.
University of Colorado Boulder, USA
Kusmartsev Fedor Vasilievich (British), Professor of Khalifa University (UAE) got PhD in Lev Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics with E I Rashba. He has received a series awards including Research Prof. of Excellence, ITMO University and University of Roma, Italy;Thousand Talent Award, China; Visiting Professor at Tokyo University, Tokyo, Japan and Humboldt Fellowship, University of Cologne, Germany. Fedor has supervised more than 40 PhD students who are now Professors and leaders of their own research groups, entered industry and started companies. He has organised more than 40 International meetings. Fedor is also Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA, UK 2020); Fellow of American Physical Society (FAPS) and British Institute of Physics (FInstP). He was a chairman of the European Network-Programme “Arrays of Quantum Dots and Josephson Junctions” and Member of International Editorial Advisory Boards and a guest editor: Advances in Condensed Matter Physics (since 2007); Econophysics, New Economy and Complexity (since 2010 –). Scientific Reports (NATURE, since 2013); J. of Physics A (2003), Supercond. Science and Techn. (2009), J. of Modern Physics B (2008).
Fedor has led a series of research projects, especially, leading and managing the large multi-stakeholder research consortium – the European Network-Programme “Arrays of Quantum Dots and Josephson Junctions”(AQDJJ) from 2004, which included 75 universities from 12 EU countries. He has given over 71 plenary and invited talks at international conferences, research seminars at other institutions and four series of short research courses on Topological materials in research centres, e.g. Plenary lecture ”The Terahertz Devices from hybrids of superconductors and topological materials” at the Intern. Conference Superconducting Terahertz Devices 2020 (STD2020) and many others. With his students Luke Chalmers and Dan Elford he founded a spin-off company SONOBEX Ltd, which employ novel sound barrier technology their proposed to stop sound and electromagnetic waves.
Nikolaos L. Tsitsas was born in Athens, Greece, in 1979. He received the diploma and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 2002 and 2006, respectively, and the M.Sc. degree in applied mathematics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in 2005. From 2008 to 2011, he was an Adjunct Lecturer with the School of Applied Mathematical and Physical Sciences, NTUA. From 2009 to 2011, he was an Adjunct Lecturer with the Hellenic Army Academy. Since 2012, he has been with the School of Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, where he is currently an Associate Professor. He is the author or coauthor of 77 papers in scientific journals and over 70 papers in conference proceedings. His research is focused on methodologies of applied mathematics in direct and inverse wave scattering and propagation theory with applications in computational electromagnetics and optics
Gabriele Gradoni received the Ph.D. degree in electromagnetics from the Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy, in 2010. He was a Visiting Researcher with the Time, Quantum, and Electromagnetics Team, National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, U.K., in 2008. From 2010 to 2013, he was a Research Associate with the Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA. From 2013 to 2016, he was a Research Fellow with the School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, U.K. From 2020 to 2023, he was an Associate Professor of mathematics and electromagnetics engineering with the University of Nottingham. Since May 2023, he has been a Full Professor of Wireless Communications with the University of Surrey, U.K. His research interests include probabilistic and asymptotic methods for propagation in complex wave systems, wave chaos, and meta-surfaces, with applications to electromagnetic compatibility and modern wireless communication systems. He is a Member of the IEEE, the American Physical Society, and the Italian Electromagnetics Society. He was the recipient of the URSI Commission B Young Scientist Award in 2010 and 2016, the Gaetano Latmiral Prize in 2015, and the and the Honorable Mention IEEE TEMC Richard B. Schulz Transactions Prize Paper Award in 2020. From 2014 to 2021, he has been the URSI Commission E Early Career Representative. Since 2020, he has been a Royal Society Industry Fellow with British Telecommunications, a Visiting Fellow at the Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, U.K., and an Adjunct Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, IL, USA.
Olav Breinbjerg (M'87, S’16, F´19) 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. He was on the Faculty of DTU’s Department of Electrical Engineering as an Assistant Professor from 1991 to 1995, Associate Professor from 1995 to 2005, and Full Professor from 2006 to 2021. From 1997 to 2021 he was also Head of the Electromagnetic Systems Group and the DTU-ESA Spherical Near-Field Antenna Test Facility, and he founded the DTU Electromagnetic Test Centre. He resigned his position at DTU in May 2021 and is now an independent consultant. Olav Breinbjerg 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 Sienna in 2011 and 2022. He has been the main supervisor of 17 Ph.D. students. 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 co-author of more than 60 journal papers, 250 conference papers, and 250 technical reports. Dr. Breinbjerg was a recipient of a U.S. Fulbright Research Award in 1995, the 2001 AEG Elektron Foundation's Award, the 2003 DTU Student Union's Teacher of the Year Award, the 2013 and 2015 European School of Antennas Teacher of the Year Awards, and the 2020 Hans Christian Ørsted Award. He is Fellow of AMTA and IEEE.
Claudio Curcio is currently Associate Professor at Università di Napoli Federico II. He received the "Laurea" degree (summa cum laude) in electronic engineering and the Ph.D. degree in electronic and telecommunication engineering both from the Università di Napoli Federico II, Naples, Italy, in 2002 and 2005, respectively. In 2022, He became Associate Editor for IEEE Access. Since 2020 he is member of the IEEE Working Group on the revision of Standard IEEE Std1720 "Recommended Practice for Near-Field Antenna Measurements".
He won the Optimus Award at the SIMAGINE 2002 “Worldwide GSM & Java Card Developer Contest”. In the 2009 and 2010 he received the Best Technical Paper Award at the Antenna Measurement Techniques Association (AMTA) Symposium. In the 2011 he received Honorable Mention for the Best Antenna Measurement Paper at the European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP), while in both 2013 and 2018 he was award finalist. In the 2016 he received the IEEE Best Italian EMC Poster Prize from the IEEE EMC Society, Italy Chapter.
Francesco D'Agostino is currently associate professor at University of Salerno, Department of Industrial Engineering. He received his degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Salerno in 1994 where he immediately started collaborating with the research group in Applied Electromagnetism. In 2001 he obtained the title of PhD in Information Engineering, Applied Electromagnetism and Telecommunications and in 2002 he became a researcher at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Salerno where he became associate professor in 2005.
The main topics of his scientific activity are: application of sampling techniques to near field - far field transformations and development of innovative scanning techniques, explicit evaluation of the directivity of antennas, accurate evaluation of the radar section of targets, electromagnetic compatibility. The results are collected in over 250 scientific papers published mainly in international journals and conference proceedings and he is also co-author of 4 books. Francesco D'Agostino carries out review service for important international journals and as a member of the scientific technical committee of some of the most prestigious international congresses; he is a senior member of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), a senior member and a fellow of AMTA (Antenna Measurement Techniques Association), a member of EurAAP (European Association on Antennas and Propagation) and of SIEM (Società Italiana of electromagnetism).
Lars Jacob Foged is Scientific Director of the Microwave Vision Group.
In 2004 he became secretary and now vice-chair of the IEEE Antenna Standards Committee. He is member of the IEEE New Technology Directions Committee (NTDC) and member of the Industry Initiatives Committee (IIC), that he led in 2016/2017. He is course organizer and Board Member of the European School of Antennas (ESOA) since 2006. He was Vice-Chair of the EuCAP conference in 2011 and 2022.
He is the 2023 president, Fellow and Distinguished Achievement Award recipient of AMTA. He has authored or co-authored more than 300 journal and conference papers on antenna design and measurement topics and received the “Best Technical Paper Award” at the 2012 AMTA symposium and the “Best Measurement Paper Award” at the EUCAP 2021 conference. He made contributions to seven books and standards and holds four patents.
Eric Michielssen (Fellow, IEEE) received the M.S. degree (summa cum laude) in electrical engineering from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL), Leuven, Belgium, in 1987, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (UIUC), Champaign, IL, USA, in 1992.
From 1992 to 2005, he served on the faculty at UIUC. In 2005, he joined the University of Michigan (UM), Ann Arbor, MI, USA, where he is currently the Louise Ganiard Johnson Professor of engineering and a Professor of electrical engineering and computer science. He has authored or coauthored over 200 journal articles and book chapters and over 400 papers in conference proceedings. His research interests include all aspects of theoretical and applied computational electromagnetics. His research focuses on the development of fast frequency and time-domain integral-equation-based techniques for analyzing electromagnetic phenomena, and the development of robust optimizers for the synthesis of electromagnetic/optical devices.
Dr. Michielssen is a member of URSI Commission B. He received the Belgian American Educational Foundation Fellowship in 1988. He was a recipient of the National Science Foundation Career Award in 1995, the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES) Valued Service Award in 1998, the IEEE AP-S Chen-To-Tai Distinguished Educator Award in 2014, the IEEE APS Sergei A. Schelkunoff Transactions Prize Paper Award in 2017, the IEEE APS Harrington-Mittra Computational Electromagnetics Award in 2020, the ACES Computational Electromagnetics Award in 2020, and the IEEE APS R.W.P. King Paper Award in 2022. In 1999, he was named the 1999 URSI United States National Committee Henry G. Booker Fellow and selected as a recipient of the URSI Koga Gold Medal. In 2003, he served as a Scholar at the Tel Aviv University Sackler Center for Advanced Studies.
Ingmar Kallfass received the Dipl.-Ing. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Stuttgart in 2000, and the Dr.-Ing. degree from University of Ulm in 2005 on the topic of nonlinear modelling of dispersive heterostructure field effect transistors and their MMIC applications. In 2001, he worked as a visiting researcher at the National University of Ireland, Dublin. In 2002, he joined the department of Electron Devices and Circuits of University of Ulm as a teaching and research assistant. In 2005, he joined the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid-State Physics. From 2009 to 2012, he was a professor at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Since 2013, he holds the chair for Robust Power Semiconductor Systems at the University of Stuttgart, where his major fields of research are compound semiconductor-based circuits and systems for power and microwave electronics.
BiCMOS Transceivers for Energy-Efficient Sub-THz Wireless-Communication Systems
The advancements in Integrated Circuit (IC) technology, particularly with respect of maximal frequency of operation, coupled with more than a decade of successful research activities, have enabled the utilization of mm-wave bands and are bringing the sub-THz bands within practical reach of wireless communication systems. The 5G standard has already incorporated mm-wave bands, and the upcoming 6G standardization efforts are considering the 100-300GHz range. Thanks to the very wide RF-bandwidth available, these latter sub-THz bands come with the potential to offer unprecedented data rates, and are particularly fit to pico- and femto-cell scenarios. However, beyond the peak data rate, a relevant aspect that tends to draw less attention is the opportunity to transfer data with competitive energy efficiency, which could actually make those bands the default choice of mobile units, whenever they are available.
In this talk, we delve into the energy-efficiency of the wireless communication systems operating in the sub-THz bands by examining various aspects of such systems. First, we review the power consumption of state-of-the-art mm-wave circuit blocks, focusing on beam-steering transceivers, and present several design examples to illustrate their impact on the power budget of the system. Next, we explore the different alternatives available in terms of architecture and modulations for designing communication systems to leverage these bands effectively. Lastly, we compare the available options in terms of energy cost per transferred bit, considering the trade-offs associated with different approaches.
Viktor Krozer (M’91 - SM’03) received the Dipl.-Ing. and Dr.-Ing. degree in electrical engineering at the Technical University Darmstadt in 1984 and in 1991, respectively. In 1991 he became senior scientist at the TU Darmstadt working on high-temperature microwave devices and circuits and submillimeter-wave electronics. From 1996–2002 Dr. Krozer was professor at the Technical University of Chemnitz, Germany. During 2002-2009 Dr. Krozer was professor at Electromagnetic Systems, DTU Elektro, Technical University of Denmark, and was heading the Microwave Technology Group. During 2009-2012 Dr. Krozer has been an endowed Oerlikon-Leibniz-Goethe professor for Terahertz Photonics at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany and since 2012 heads the Goethe-Leibniz-Terahertz-Center at the same university. He is also with FBH Berlin, leading the JointLab for THz components and systems.
Mário G. Silveirinha received the Licenciado degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal, in 1998, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering (with a minor in Applied Mathematics) from the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal, in 2003. Currently, he is a Professor at the University of Lisbon, Portugal and a Senior Researcher at Instituto de Telecomunicações.
Mário Silveirinha is an IEEE Fellow, and OSA Fellow and an APS Fellow. He is a member of the Academy of Sciences of Lisbon. He is a founding editor of the APS journal Physical Review Applied. He was a Visiting Professor at the University of Pennsylvania during several periods in 2004-2005 and 2010-2011, and a Chercheur CNRS en Physique at the University of Montpellier in 2017.
His research interests include electromagnetism, plasmonics and metamaterials, quantum optics, and topological effects ( web.tecnico.ulisboa.pt/mario.silveirinha/ )
Oskars Ozoliņš (M’09) received the M.Sc. degree in telecommunications from Riga Technical University, Riga, Latvia, in 2009 and the Dr. Sc.Ing. (Ph.D.) degree in optical communications from Riga Technical University, in 2013. He received habilitation degree from KTH, Sweden in 2021. O. Ozoliņš is an Academician (foreign member) at the Latvian Academy of Science. He is also the Latvian Council of Science Expert in Committees: Engineering, Computer Science, and Physics. His research interests are in the areas of digital and photonic-assisted signal processing techniques, high-speed short-reach communications and devices, optical and photonic-wireless interconnects, and machine learning for optical network monitoring.
In his professional career, O. Ozoliņš has been a guest researcher at III-V Lab (Nokia Bell Labs and Thales, France), Keysight Technologies (Böblingen Germany), DTU Fotonik (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark), IDLab (Ghent University – imec, Belgium), OFO (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden), and FOTON laboratory (University of Rennes 1, France). In total 265 days for external stays.
O. Ozoliņš is coholder of a world record reported at OFC2023 conference post-deadline session: on optical amplification free highest baud rate for OOK, PAM4 and PAM6 transmitted with single integrated externally and directly modulated laser. He is the author of around 230 international journal publications, conference contributions, invited talks/tutorials/keynote/lecture, patents, and book chapters. He has more than 13 years of experience in supervising students. He has supervised 36 bachelor students, 23 master students, 5 Ph.D. students, and 3 postdocs. O. Ozoliņš was a Technical Program Committee (TPC) member of the ECOC2022, Basel Switzerland. He also was a TPC member of OFC2023, Sandiego California, USA.
Nadav Levanon (Life Fellow, IEEE) is Professor Emeritus at Tel Aviv University, where he has been a faculty member since 1970.
Levanon received his BSc (1961) and MSc (1965) from the Technion, Haifa, Israel and the PhD (1969) from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. All in Electrical Engineering.
His 1998 IEEE Fellow citation is for “Contribution to radar signal analysis and detection”. He is the 2016 recipient of the IEEE Dennis J. Picard medal for Radar Technology and Applications, cited for “Contributions to radar signal design and analysis, pulse compression, and signal processing”. His books are Radar Principles (Wiley, 1988), Radar Signals (Wiley, 2004), Radar – Concise Course, vols. 1 and 2 (open access, 2021).
I-Ting is a third-year Ph.D. student in ATHENA Lab in Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA. She received her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA in 2020. Her research interests focus on energy harvesting/wireless power transfer, reconfigurable intelligence surfaces, and radiofrequency identification (RFID). She developed inkjet-printed and highly integrated/multilayer millimeter identification (mmID) for wireless applications. She received 2nd place Best Contribution Award in IEEE Wireless Power Technology Conference and Expo (WPTCE) 2023 in San Diego, CA, USA.
“Zero-Power” Additively Manufactured FHE-Enabled Wireless/5G+ Ultrabroadband Modules for IoT, SmartAg, Industry 4.0 and Smart Cities Applications: from dream to reality
In this talk, inkjet-/3D-printed antennas, interconnects, “smart” encapsulation and packages, RF electronics, RFIDs microfluidics and sensors fabricated on glass, PET, paper and other flexible substrates are introduced as a system-level solution for ultra-low-cost mass production of Millimeter-Wave Modules and Metasurfaces for Communication, Energy Harvesting and Sensing applications. Prof. Tentzeris will touch up the state- of-the-art area of fully-integrated printable FHE-Enabled broadband wireless modules covering characterization of 3D printed materials up to E-band, novel printable “ramp” interconnects and cavities for IC embedding as well as printable structures for self-monitoring and anti-counterfeiting packages. The presented approach could potentially set the foundation for the truly convergent flexible wireless sensor ad-hoc networks of the future with enhanced cognitive intelligence and “rugged” packaging. Prof. Tentzeris will discuss issues concerning the power sources of “near-perpetual” RF modules, including 5G-enabled wireless power grids as well as energy harvesting approaches involving thermal, EM, vibration and solar energy forms. The final step of the presentation will involve examples from shape-changing 4D-printed (origami) packages, reflectarrays and mmW wearable (e.g. biomonitoring) antennas and RF modules. Special attention will be paid on the integration of ultrabroadband (Gb/sec) inkjet-printed nanotechnology-based backscattering communication modules, opto-RF modules as well as miniaturized printable wireless (e.g.CNT) sensors for Internet of Things (IoT), 5G and smart agriculture/biomonitoring applications. It has to be noted that the talk will review and present challenges for inkjet-printed organic active and nonlinear devices as well as future directions in the area of environmentally-friendly transient (“green”) RF electronics and “smart-skin’ conformal sensors as well as massively scalable “tile-by-tile” RFID-enabled reconfigurable intelligent surfaces.
Queen Mary University of London, UK
Professor Yang Hao is QinetiQ/Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair at Queen Mary University of London. He also serves in the management team of Cambridge Graphene Centre since 2013. Prof. Hao was the Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE ANTENNAS AND WIRELESS PROPAGATION LETTERS. He founded a new open access journal and is now the Editor-in-Chief of EPJ Applied Metamaterials.
His work has been recognised both nationally and internationally through his books “Antennas and Radio Propagation for Body-Centric Wireless Communications” and “FDTD Modeling of Metamaterials: Theory and Applications,” (Artech House, USA) and highly cited papers published in leading journals, including Nature Communications, Advanced Sceince, Physical Review Letters, Applied Physics Letters, IEEE Proceedings, and Transactions.
His research on transformation optics and metamaterials have led to many tangible benefits for a range of industrial products. One example is metalens antenna designs for satellite communications. This technology has been fully scoped and is currently commercialized under a startup of Isotropic System Limited (All.Space).
Prof. Hao won many accolades, including the prestigious AF Harvey Prize in 2015, the BAE Chairman’s Silver Award in 2014, and the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award in 2013. He was the AdCom Member and currently serves as the Chair of Publication Committee for IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society. Prof. Hao is an elected Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering, IEEE and IET.
Dr. Dumanli received the B.Sc. degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Orta Dogu Teknik Universitesi, Ankara, Turkey, in 2006, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Bristol, Bristol, U.K., in 2010. She was with Toshiba Research Europe, Bristol, as a Research Engineer and a Senior Research Engineer from 2010 to 2017. She is currently an Associate Professor at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey. She is the founder of the Boğaziçi University Antennas and Propagation Research Laboratory (BOUNtenna). She is the current chair of IEEE AP/MTT/EMC/ED Turkey Joint Chapter and URSI-TR Commission K. She is the recipient of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society 2022 Donald G. Dudley Jr. Undergraduate Teaching Award. Her current research interests include antenna design for implantable and wearable devices, in-body sensing, and multiscale communications.
AntennAlive: Antennas Reconfigured by Engineered Cells
Reconfiguring the pattern or operating frequency of antennas is an established field of research. However, until now, reconfiguration using living cells (bacterial or mammalian) has never been considered. In this talk, I am going to present our recent project on this idea: Antennas reconfigured by engineered cells where the reconfiguration is linked to the arrival of specific molecules of interest.
AntennAlive consists of a bio-hybrid implant antenna reconfigured by engineered bacteria or muscle tissue and a pair of on-body reader antennas, that monitor the bio-hybrid antenna. It is a generic platform that has the potential to detect various molecular biomarkers and molecules of interest and wirelessly communicate this information to remote readers. It has the potential to be the ultimate interface between the way cells communicate and the most advanced communication system that human beings have invented to date, electromagnetic communication. Advancements here will advance the monitoring of events within the body by making real-time in-body sensing at a molecular level a reality.
RF Plasma Circuits and Antennas
Plasma technology is widely used in various applications such as lighting, semiconductor manufacturing, and food processing. Recently, there have been significant developments in using plasma technology in high-frequency electronics, ranging from RF to millimeter-wave bands. This talk aims to explore the latest advancements in this field and discuss the benefits, challenges, and application space of plasma-based devices in RF technology.
During this talk, we will focus on the use of cold plasma as a tunable material for varactors, switches, and variable resistors. These devices are of particular interest in high-power applications, such as radar, radio transmission, and satellite communication, where signal control is required at the transmit side. In addition, these devices are useful for protecting sensitive circuits. We will present several proof-of-concept devices, including plasma tunable resonators, limiters, and switches.
We will also explore the potential of plasma technology in plasma antennas, reviewing both gas and solid-state implementations. Furthermore, we will discuss the exciting potential to create widely tunable antenna elements for reconfigurable plasma antenna array systems.
Professor Avraham Gover is a faculty member (emeritus) in the Physical Electronics Department of the Faculty of Engineering in Tel Aviv University. He has received his B. Sc. and M. Sc. Degrees in Physics from Tel-Aviv University in Israel in 1968 and 1971 respectively. He received his Ph.D. degree in Applied Physics from CALTECH in California U.S.A. in 1975.
Gover is a Fellow of the IEEE (citation - "For contributions to free electron lasers and superradiant bunched e-beam radiators") and a Fellow of the American Physical Society (citation - "For outstanding scientific achievements and leadership in
international cooperation in the area of Free Electron Lasers"). In 1988 he organized and chaired the 10th International FEL Conference in Jerusalem. He served in the International Executive Committee of the FEL Conference 1986-2005, and in the FEL Prize Committee 1989-1991. In 2005, he was awarded the international FEL prize "in recognition for his outstanding contributions to Free Electron Laser science and technology".
Gover is one of the pioneers of the field of Free Electron Lasers (FEL) and is one of the leading experts in this field for the last forty years. In 1974, together with his PhD thesis advisor at CALTECH – Amnon Yariv, he made pioneering contributions to the fundamental theory of FEL (full classical formulation including the high gain and collective operating regimes). In Tel-Aviv University, his FEL research group has developed an electrostatic accelerator FEL oscillator based on the Tandem accelerator of the Weizmann Institute and demonstrated lasing in 1999 with world record (at the time) narrow linewidth (10-6). This FEL was the basis of the present Israeli Center for Radiation Sources and Applications of Ariel and Tel-Aviv Universities (FEL Knowledge Center) that he heads. The center includes a long pulse mm-wave FEL oscillator and a Photo-cathode RF-Gun 6MeV accelerator that was constructed in collaboration with UCLA PBPL for demonstrating his preconceived scheme of a superradiant FEL THz radiation source. This unique innovative source of coherent THz radiation displayed first light emission in October 2022, and is presently under continued development into a user facility in the Israeli FEL center.
Gover has participated in numerous international FEL projects in the U.S. and other countries. These include consulting for NRL (Washington DC, US) through SAIC (1978-1984), sabbatical period employments in Stanford University (1983) and Brookhaven National Lab (1986), and collaborations with University of Maryland and UCLA. In the period 1987-1988 he managed through SAIC a research and development contract for SDIO (Strategic Defense Initiative Office) aimed at development of high average power FEL concepts. In 2005 he served as a member of the "Soft X-Ray Free Electron Laser Committee" of ESFRI (EU), charged of preparing a road map of the long-term scientific infrastructure development of the European Union Commission. He carries out scientific collaborative projects on FEL and accelerator science with UCLA, SLAC and Stanford University.
As an emeritus professor, Gover continues his research work in full thrust as a world leader in the fields of FEL and electron-beam interactions with light and matter. Bridging classical physics theories of FEL and accelerators with the quantum theory of modern electron microscopy, he has established new areas of research within the fast-evolving research field of “Quantum Electron-Optics”. In particular he initiated the presently flourishing research areas of “interaction of pre-shaped quantum electron wavefunction with light” and “free-electron – bound-electron resonant interaction” (FEBERI).
Carlos III University, Spain
Luis Enrique García-Muñoz is currently Full Professor with the Carlos III University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain. He has managed or participated in sixl national and European research projects on areas, such as antennas, THz and array designs. He has managed 6 national funded projects and has coauthored 67 articles in international journals, holding 6 international patents. His current research interests include mm and sub-mm antennas, quantum electrodymanics, electrodynamics in general relativity and radio astronomy instrumentation. Developing radio astronomy instrumentation has been the main line of research for the last 25 years, with particular emphasis on the work on a receiver with maximum sensitivity (photon counting) in the microwave range frequency working at room temperature. This work required the coordination of an international team composed by researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy (Germany), Observatorio Astronómico Nacional (Spain), Friedrich-Alexander Erlangen-Nürnberg University (Germany) and the University of Otago (New Zealand.)
Nils Pohl received the Dipl.-Ing. and Dr.Ing. degrees in electrical engineering from Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany, in 2005 and 2010, respectively.
From 2006 to 2011, he was a Research Assistant with Ruhr University Bochum, where he was involved in integrated circuits for millimeter-wave (mm-wave) radar applications. In 2011, he became an Assistant Professor with Ruhr University Bochum. In 2013, he became the Head of the Department of mm-wave Radar and High Frequency Sensors with the Fraunhofer FHR, Wachtberg, Germany. In 2016, he became a Full Professor for Integrated Systems with Ruhr University Bochum. In parallel, he is head of the Research group for Integrated Radar Sensors at Fraunhofer FHR. He has authored or coauthored more than 200 scientific papers and has issued several patents. His current research interests include ultra-wideband mm-wave radar, design, and optimization of mm-wave integrated SiGe circuits and system concepts with frequencies up to 500 GHz and above, as well as frequency synthesis and antennas.
Prof. Pohl is a member of IEEE, VDE, ITG, EUMA, and URSI. He was a co-recipient of the 2009 EEEfCom Innovation Award, and a recipient of the Karl-Arnold Award of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts in 2013 and the IEEE MTT Outstanding Young Engineer Award in 2018. Additionally, he was co-recipient of the best paper award at EUMIC 2012, best demo award at RWW 2015, and best student paper awards at RadarConf 2020, RWW 2021 and EUMIC 2021.
Arthur D. Yaghjian received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Brown University in 1964, 1966, and 1969, and an Honorary Doctorate from the Technical University of Denmark in 2020. After teaching for a year, he joined the research staff of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Boulder, CO in 1971 and transferred in 1983 to the Air Force Research Laboratories, Bedford, MA until 1996. His early research at NIST helped pioneer the development of probe-corrected near-field antenna measurements for accurately characterizing modern antennas in both the frequency and time domains. More recently, he has extended the spherical-wave near-field antenna theory to the rigorous analysis of the partially coherent fields radiated by the sun and other stars. His research in electromagnetic theory has led to the fundamental determination of electromagnetic fields in spatially dispersive as well as temporally dispersive natural materials and metamaterials. He has derived the definitive microscopic and macroscopic force and energy expressions for both diamagnetic and paramagnetic media. He has contributed significantly to the determination and fundamental understanding of the classical equations of motion of accelerated charged particles. In the area of high-frequency diffraction, he obtained convenient robust expressions for incremental length diffraction coefficients that are currently used to predict bistatic scattering and reflector antenna performance in commercial high-frequency computer codes. His fundamental characterization of antennas, including the determination of the upper bounds on the bandwidth of complex antennas, has had a major impact on the research and development of modern electrically small antennas. He holds the patent on supergain electrically small antennas. He is an IEEE Life Fellow and has been an IEEE-APS Distinguished Lecturer. He has received the IEEE Electromag-netics award, the IEEE-APS Distinguished Achievement award, four IEEE Schelkunoff prize paper awards, and has written two widely referenced books, one in the IEEE Press Series on Electromagnetic Wave Theory.
Carmit Hazay is presently a professor in the faculty of Engineering at Bar-Ilan University, Israel. She received her Ph.D. in 2009 from Bar-Ilan University and was a postdoctoral researcher at the Weizmann Institute of Science and Reichman University, Israel, and Aarhus University, Denmark. Carmit's research lies in the foundations of cryptography with a special focus on secure computation and zero-knowledge proof systems, both theory and practice. She is a co-author of the book 'Efficient Secure Two-Party Protocols -- Techniques and Constructions' and a program co-chair of Eurocrypt 2023.
Y. Jay Guo is Distinguished Professor and the Director of Global Big Data Technologies Centre at UTS. He is the founding Technical Director of New South Wales Connectivity Innovation Network. He has over 30 years of experience as an academic, industry leader and research director at CSIRO.
Jay is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) and IEEE. He is the recipient of numerous most prestigious Australian national science and engineering awards. He has chaired numerous international conferences and served as a guest editor for a large number of journals.
Jay has published six books, and over 700 research papers including over 300 IEEE journal papers in antennas, microwave and millimeter wave technologies and wireless communications. He holds over 26 international patents. He is a pioneer of Fresnel antennas that later became known as reflectarrays and transmit arrays. He is a world leading researcher on reconfigurable antennas. He is the inventor of hybrid antenna arrays that later became a critical 5G technology. Jay’s most recent research activities include 6G antennas, multibeam antennas in particular, and joint/integrated communications and sensing (JCAS/ICAS).
Grigorios P. Zouros (S’12–M’13–SM’17) was born in Lefkada, Ionian Islands, Greece, in 1982. He received the Electrical and Computer Engineering degree and the Dr. Eng. degree from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Athens, Greece, in 2008 and 2012, respectively.
From 2009 to 2021, he was a Laboratory Instructor with the School of Pedagogical and Technological Education (ASPETE), Athens, Greece. From 2010 to 2011, he was a Visiting Researcher with the Delft Institute of Applied Mathematics, Delft University of Technology (TUDELFT), Delft, The Netherlands. From 2012 to 2022, he was a Post-Doctoral Researcher with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NTUA. From 2020 to 2021, he was a Post-Doctoral Researcher with Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), Thessaloniki, Greece. Since 2019, he has been a Post-Doctoral Researcher with the Department of Solid State Physics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (UoA), Athens, Greece. Since 2022, he has been an Academic Scholar with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NTUA, teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses in electromagnetics and applied mathematics. His current research interests include the propagation and scattering of electromagnetic waves in elliptical, spheroidal and anisotropic configurations, microwave and optomagnonic cavities, fast-light media, and semi-analytical/hybrid solvers for the electromagnetic modeling of inhomogeneous anisotropic objects.
Dr. Zouros was a recipient of the Young Scientist Award of the international conference MMET in 2010, the IEEE Student Paper Contest Award of the IEEE AEC and the IEEE IAW in 2011, and a candidate for a 2016 IEEE AP-S paper award. He was awarded a postgraduate fellowship of excellence (Siemens program) from the Greek State Scholarships Foundation (IKY) in 2017. He was a TPC member of the IEEE MMET 2018, the IEEE COMCAS 2019, the IEEE COMCAS 2021 and the IEEE UKRMW 2022. He organized and co-organized special sessions on nanoscale modeling, photonics and coupling of spin waves in COMCAS 2019, in URSI GASS 2020, in URSI GASS 2021, and in COMCAS 2021.
Evangelos Almpanis was born in Athens, Greece in 1984. He embarked on his academic journey at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), where he earned his Diploma in Applied Mathematics and Physical Sciences, specializing in Applied Physics, in October 2007. Continuing at NTUA, he completed an MSc in Physics and Technological Applications in July 2009, while furthering his studies, he pursued an MSc in Applied Mechanics, also from NTUA. He completed his doctorate in Materials Physics/Nanophotonics at NTUA in December 2014. His PhD research, supported by a four-year scholarship from the 'Demokritos' National Center for Scientific Research, focused on photonic structures for the control of electromagnetic waves at the nanoscale. This effort was recognized with the 3rd Best Doctoral Dissertation Award at NTUA for the year 2014.
Dr. Almpanis has published 27 papers in international peer-reviewed journals, while he has also acted as the Editor and co-author of the book "Optomagnonic Structures: Novel Architectures for Simultaneous Control of Light and Spin Waves," published by World Scientific in 2021. His research interests lie in the field of theoretical and computational solid-state physics, covering a wide range of topics including time-dependent photonic structures, optomagnonic/optomechanic structures, magneto-photonic structures, plasmonic/dielectric metasurfaces, dynamically controlled directional scatterers, optical invisibility/ slow-light/fast-light materials, photonic/plasmonic crystals, and sensors. He has been invited to present his work at international institutions, while he was also the co-organizer of the special session “Coupling of spin waves with microwave and optical radiation” at the IEEE COMCAS 2021 conference.
Prabhakar H. Pathak : received his Ph.D. (1973) from The Ohio State Univ.( OSU), in the Dept. of ECE where he later joined the faculty and became a Professor. Currently, he is Prof. Emeritus at OSU. He was also an Adjunct Prof. at the Univ. of South Florida. He is regarded as a co-developer of the Uniform Geometrical Theory of Diffraction (UTD). His interests are in the development of Ray, Wave, and Beam optical methods in frequency and time domains, for solving electrically large Electromagnetic(EM) antenna and scattering problems of engineering interest. He has also developed some Hybrid methods which combine the best features of any of the above methods with numerical methods to solve EM problems which cannot otherwise be solved in a tractable fashion by any of the methods when used alone. His work is specifically applicable to the prediction of EM radiation and coupling associated with small antennas, or large phased array antennas, placed on or near large structures (e.g, on airborne, spaceborne or naval platforms) as well as to the EM scattering by such structures. He has presented many invited lectures in the USA and abroad; also he has published 7 book chapters and several journal and conference papers. He published a book on EM waves with Dr. R. J. Burkholder (co author) entitled “Electromagnetic Radiation, Scattering, and Diffraction”. He was an Assoc. Ed. for IEEE Trans. AP; an IEEE AP distinguished lecturer (DL) during 1991-1993; chair of that DL program (1995-2005); member of IEEE AP-S AdCom (2010). He received the 1995 IEEE AP Schelkunoff best paper award, the 1996 George Sinclair Award from the OSU ElectroScience Lab, the 2009 ISAP best paper award, the IEEE 3rd Millenium Medal from AP-S, and the 2013 IEEE AP-S Distinguished Achievement Award. He is a Life Fellow of IEEE and member of URSI Commision B.
In March 2010 Professor Dr. Wolfgang Bösch has joined Graz University of Technology in Austria to establish a new Institute for Microwave and Photonic Engineering. For 8 years he is the Dean of the Faculty of Electrical and Information Engineering, which currently incorporates 13 Institutes and 20 Full-Professors with revenues from 3rd party of over €7.8 million, roughly 150 university funded staff with an overall personnel budget of €13 million and additionally 140 3rd party funded researchers, who are working in the areas of Energy, Electronics and Information Engineering. Dr. Wolfgang Bösch is responsible for strategic development, the budget and the personnel of the faculty.
His Institute has more than 40 researchers, in average 60 publications per year and a research project turnover of €1.7 million per year.
Prior he has been the CTO of the Advanced Digital Institute in the UK, a not for profit organisation to promote research activities. Earlier he served as the Director of Business and Technology Integration for RFMD UK and for almost 10 years he has been with Filtronic plc as CTO of Filtronic Integrated Products and the Director of the Global Technology Group. Before joining Filtronic, he has held positions at the European Space Agency (ESA) working on amplifier linearization techniques, MPR-Teltech in Canada working on MMIC technology projects and the Corporate R&D group of M/A-COM in Boston, USA. For four years he was with DaimlerChrysler Aerospace (now Airbus) in Germany working on T/R Modules for airborne radar.
Professor Bösch received his engineering degrees from the Technical University of Vienna and Graz in Austria. He finalised his MBA with distinction at Bradford University School of Management in 2004. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of the IET. He published more than 180 papers and holds 4 patents.
Technological Challenges for 5G & 6G Front-End Module
Friedel Gerfers received the Dr.-Ing. degree from the University of Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, in 2005.
He gained his first industrial R&D experience at Philips Semiconductor, Starnberg, Germany. From 2006 to 2014 he was with Intel Research in Santa Clara, Aquantia Inc., Integrated Device Technology (IDT), Inphi and Apple in Cupertino, all in California, USA.
In 2015, he was appointed as a full professor at the Technische Universität Berlin, Germany where he heads the "Mixed Signal Circuit Design (MSC)" chair.
In recognition of this achievements in this field, he was awarded in 2019 the Einstein-Professorship for Mixed Signal Circuit Design from the Einstein Foundation Berlin.
In 2018, Dr. Gerfers co-founded IC4X GmbH, Berlin, which specializes in the development of high-performance analog and mixed-signal circuits and systems.
Currently he is scientific advisory board member of research institutes IHP, FBH and the FMD, Germany as well as Siemens Digital Industries, Fremont, USA.
Dr. Gerfers is currently technical program committee member of the ISSCC, ESSCIRC, EUMW and OFC. He was guest editor of the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits (JSSC).
Data Converter Concepts and Implementations for Energy-Efficient Optical and Wireline Systems
The steadily increasing number of agile Internet users with simultaneously increasing data volumes demand innovation in the field of energy-efficient wireline and optical communication systems.
New communication technologies such as wideband sampling concepts are essential in addition to bandwidth and energy-efficiency enhancements.
To further improve energy efficiency, mixed-signal calibration concepts are applied to accurately correct for nonlinearities and mismatch effects.
In this talk, the key performance parameters of high-speed data converters are first presented and analyzed. Basic ADC and DAC architectures including underlying circuits such as track-and-hold are discussed.
In addition, mixed-signal calibration schemes are proposed, which in turn relax the stringent design specifications and thus reduce the overall power consumption of the devices.
High-speed SiGe Transceiver Circuits for Optical Communication
This talk gives an overview of recent developments in SiGe BiCMOS circuits for next-generation
optical communication links targeting 100 GBd PAM4 modulation per wavelength to support 4-
lane 800Gb and 8-lane 1.6Tb Ethernet. Quad-channel modulator drivers (> 80 GHz bandwidth)
and receivers (> 65 GHz bandwidth) relying on traveling-wave architectures with high gain-
bandwidth products are discussed. Besides amplification, also the signal generation at these
rates is challenging. For this, an analog multiplexer making use of return-to-zero (RZ)
modulation is presented. The explicit RZ generation enables equalization of the interleaved
signal. Higher equalization orders are obtained with a 120 GBd PAM4 4-to-1 multiplexer with a
mixed-signal 7-tap feedforward equalizer. The equalizer consists of a combination of digital
delay cells and analog delay cells enabling a compact and power efficient solution. Combining
different of these architectural innovations in IC design enables further scaling of next-
generation optical communication line rates.
Toward a Quarter Tera Bit-Rate Transceiver for Long-Reach Wireline Channels
The demand for faster, smaller, low-power and high-speed wired communication interfaces has been growing rapidly to satisfy the ever-increasing needs of datacenters and their diverse workloads. Faster electrical interfaces continue to be developed to enable this growth in datacenter bandwidth which doubles every 3-4 years. Using an ultra-fast Analog to Digital Converter (ADC) and a Digital to Analog Converter (DAC) as a part of the receiver and the transmitter, respectively, paves the way to transfer significant equalization, adaptation, and signal-processing mechanisms into the digital domain. In this lecture the motivation, the challenges, the architecture, and the circuits of such a 224 Gb/s transceiver will be presented with the focus on the receive path. The transceiver, designed in 5nm TSMC process, supports long-reach channels of 38dB attenuation at Nyquist frequency with better than 6e-7 BER.
Index Terms—Transceiver, SERDES, Time interleaved ADC, DAC, SAR, PAM4, 224 Gb/s, digital FFE, digital DF
The Chiplet Revolution and its Challenges on Die-to-Die Interfaces
Next generation high speed data links – new challenges
Leonid Yavits is with the Faculty of Engineering, Bar-Ilan University, Israel. He received his MSc and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from Technion, Israel.
Leonid is a serial entrepreneur who co-founded and managed (in a CTO role) several start-ups in the field of ASICs.
One such startup, VisionTech, which developed the world’s first Personal Video Recorder-on-chip, was acquired in 2000 by Broadcom and became the foundation for Broadcom Israel.
Leonid’s research interests include bioinformatics, domain specific accelerators, and processing in memory.
Hardware platform for surveillance and diagnostic of pathogens of pandemic importance
John H Lau, with more than 40 years of R&D and manufacturing experience in semiconductor packaging, has published more than 517 peer-reviewed papers (375 are the principal investigator), 52 issued and pending US patents (30 are the principal inventor), and 23 textbooks (all are the first author), e.g., Chiplet Design and Heterogeneous Integration Packaging (525 pages, Springer, 2023). John is an elected IEEE fellow, IMAPS Fellow, and ASME Fellow and has been actively participating in industry/academy/society meetings/conferences to contribute, learn, and share.
Chiplet Design and Heterogeneous Integration Packaging
Chiplet is a chip design method and heterogeneous integration is a chip packaging method. Chiplet design and heterogeneous integration packaging have been generated lots of tractions lately. For the next few years, we will see more implementations of a higher level of chiplet designs and heterogeneous integration packaging, whether it is for cost, time-to-market, performance, form factor, or power consumption. In this lecture, the following topics will be covered.
Who Should Attend?
If you (students, engineers, and managers) are involved with any aspect of the electronics industry, you should attend this course. It is equally suited for R&D professionals and scientists. The lectures are based on the publications by many distinguish authors and the books by the lecturer. Each attendee will receive more than 200 pages of lecture notes.
Dotan Levi serves as a Senior Director of Architecture at NVIDIA, where he leads the development of video compression and time synchronization technologies. With a prolific career marked by innovation, Dotan has authored several publications and is credited with holding over 100 US patents. His groundbreaking technology plays a crucial role in enabling many of today's cutting-edge compute workloads. His contributions continue to push the boundaries of the field, driving progress and setting new standards in the industry.
Navigating the Challenges of High-Speed Communication in the AI Era
In the imminent future, high-speed communication will become more vital to the computing landscape than ever before. Within the emerging era of Artificial Intelligence (AI), where diverse workloads are distributed across multiple compute nodes, the efficiency and scalability of high-speed communication are essential. The goal is to achieve near-linear growth, where doubling the compute capacity results in a corresponding doubling of throughput.
One innovative approach to achieving linear performance scaling in distributed systems is the precise synchronization of CPU clocks. This requires high-speed communication lines to not only deliver data but also the clock itself. But what exactly does it mean to deliver a clock? How precise can this synchronization be? And to what extent does it enhance performance? These questions form the core subject of this presentation, providing insights into the challenges and possibilities of high-speed communication in the AI era.
Sergei A. Tretyakov received the Dipl. Engineer-Physicist, the Candidate of Sciences (PhD), and the Doctor of Sciences degrees (all in radiophysics) from the St. Petersburg State Technical University (Russia), in 1980, 1987, and 1995, respectively. From 1980 to 2000 he was with the Radiophysics Department of the St. Petersburg State Technical University. Presently, he is professor of radio science at the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, Aalto University, Finland. His main scientific interests are electromagnetic field theory, complex media electromagnetics, metamaterials, and microwave engineering. He has authored or co-authored six research monographs and more than 350 journal papers. Prof. Tretyakov served as President of the Virtual Institute for Artificial Electromagnetic Materials and Metamaterials (”Metamorphose VI”), as General Chair, International Congress Series on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and Optics (Metamaterials), from 2007 to 2013, and as Chairman of the St. Petersburg IEEE ED/MTT/AP Chapter from 1995 to 1998.
How to minimize far-field radiation from wireless power transfer devices?
N. Ha-Van, C.R. Simovski, F.S. Cuesta, P. Jayathurathnage, and S.A. Tretyakov
Near-field wireless power transfer links are formed by two antennas at electrically small distances. In this case, in order to enhance the power transfer efficiency between two antennas, it is desirable to minimize radiation of energy into far zone, since this is one of the loss mechanisms. One recently proposed possibility is to use anapole antennas that create practically only near fields. On the other hand, radiative fields of antennas exist also in the near zone, and they also can contribute to the power delivery. This means that full suppression of radiative fields may be also detrimental. Moreover, it is desirable to increase the transfer distance as much as possible, and fast decay of near fields may call for the use of radiative fields. In this presentation, I will discuss means to minimize far-field radiation in such ways that the transfer distance can be comparable to the wavelength, still maintaining high power transfer efficiency. We will compare anapole-antenna links to links between usual loop antennas and show that also in links between magnetic dipoles far-field radiation can be partially suppressed, allowing high-efficiency links at significant distances.
Reference: N. Ha-Van, C.R. Simovski, F.S. Cuesta, P. Jayathurathnage, and S.A. Tretyakov, Effective midrange wireless power transfer with compensated radiation loss, Physical Review Applied, vol. 20, p. 014044, 2023.
Felix J. Yanovsky (IEEE M’94–SM’96–F’08–LF’20) graduated (with Honors) from the National Aviation University (NAU), Kyiv, Ukraine. He got his PhD degree in Radar & Radio Navigation, DSc degree (habilitation) in Aviation Meteorology, and the one more DSc in Radar & Radio Navigation in 1979, 1992, and 1993 respectively. He is currently a Senior Researcher (parttime) in the Delft University of Technology, Geoscience and Remote Sensing department and (remotely) the Professor of Electronics, Robotics, Monitoring and IoT Technologies (ERMIT) Department in NAU. He was visiting professor and/or scientist in different Universities in the Netherlands, USA, Germany, Jordan, Republic of Korea, Turkey, China, Poland, India, and Kenya. He promoted 16 PhD & DSc holders and hundreds of M.S. and Engineers. He was the Chair of IEEE Ukraine Section (2016-2022), founder and Chairman of the Microwaves, Radar and Remote Sensing Symposium (MRRS). Research activity in electronics, IT, radar, remote sensing, signal processing. He took part in numerous projects in Ukraine, the Netherlands, and Republic of Korea. He got many awards and International Grants. Author of 12 books (CRC, Springer, Momentum Press, Elsevier, Tekhnika, NAU), more than 500 papers, and 42 invention patents.
University of Bath, UK
Anton is an Assistant Professor in theoretical physics at the University of Bath, UK. He completed his PhD at the University of Pennsylvania (US) and has previously worked at the Georgia Institute of Technology (US), the University of Chicago (US), and Leiden University (NL). His research interests include modelling the mechanics of soft materials, designing new states of matter, flow and patterns in active materials, and topological soft matter. In addition to modelling naturally occurring materials, he also researches the design of mechanical metamaterials using patterns on scales from nanometres to the macroscopic.
Mikhail Shalaginov is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT. He is a member of the Photonic Materials group led by Prof. Juejun Hu. Mikhail’s latest research is centered on the development of high-performance reconfigurable metasurface-based devices operating in mid-infrared. He recently demonstrated a varifocal high-performance metalens and a single-layer, aberration-free metalens with an ultra-wide field of view. Before joining MIT, he pursued his Ph.D. at Purdue University in the Nanophotonics & Metamaterials group of Prof. Vladimir Shalaev. Mikhail’s doctoral research was devoted to developing metamaterials and plasmonic structures for enhancing emission properties of diamond color centers. His work has garnered multiple honors such as the Purdue Outstanding Research Award, best presentation prizes, and international press.
Tianjin University, China
La Jolla near San Diego, USA
Vitaliy Lomakin received his M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Kharkov National University (Ukraine) in 1996 and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Tel Aviv University (Israel) in 2003. From 1997 to 2002, he was a Teaching Assistant and Instructor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Tel Aviv University. From 2002 to 2005, he was a Postdoctoral Associate and Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. In 2005, he joined the University of California, San Diego, where he is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His research interests include the development of efficient computational techniques and analytical models for studying multiphysics problems, including Electromagnetics, Micromagnetics, and first principle simulations as well as using these techniques for the study of nanoscale materials and devices.
The Technion, Israel
Considered one of the most influential and productive information theorists of today, the fundamental and cutting-edge contributions of Shlomo Shamai have been central to continued progress in wireless communications systems by addressing areas such as channel capacity, secure transmission, and the building blocks for next-generation wireless systems. Multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO) technology multiplies the capacity of wireless communications networks, and Shamai has provided the most conclusive results on MIMO broadcast channels as an enabler of capacity expansion. He demonstrated that Costa (dirty paper) coding is the fundamental method for capacity-optimal signaling. His work has inspired much follow-up research toward the goal of achieving full capacity in MIMO broadcast channels. Shamai is among the first who introduced large random matrix concepts into information theory, which has had important implications for analyzing the performance of multiuser detection algorithms and quantifying the theoretical limits of multiantenna communication. Shamai and his collaborators provided inspiring and fundamental analytic connections between information and estimation in a Gaussian regime. His outage capacity concept has spanned beyond information theory as a useful tool to study the impact of antenna design on channel capacity. Shamai was instrumental in developing an understanding of efficient communications of fading channels, where severe interference from obstacles and propagation can degrade signal quality. He was among the first to study cellular communications in the fading regime and also presented the concept of block-fading channels. This concept has become a standard model allowing for progress in understanding fading channels.
Shamai’s recent work has addressed a rich variety of aspects in cooperative cellular communication models, physical-layer security in wireless networks, including developing basic security results for MIMO systems, and characterizing the ability of fading broadcast channels to support variable-rate secured data transmission. He is also contributing to the foundations for cloud-based radio networks and next-generation (5G and beyond) wireless network architectures.
An IEEE Fellow and recipient of the 2011 Claude E. Shannon Award, Shamai is a Distinguished Professor, The Andrew & Erna Viterbi Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.
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Dear IEEE COMCAS community,
Due to the current situation in Israel, we regret to inform you that the IEEE COMCAS 2023 conference, originally scheduled for November 6-8, 2023, will be postponed, to July 9-11, 2024.
In our continued commitment to the community, we are carefully evaluating all aspects of this postponement. All further related information will be announced as soon as possible.
In these challenging times, we maintain hope for better days and extend our support to all.
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