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Andrea Abrardo

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Andrea Abrardo received the M.E. degree in electronic engineering from the University of Florence, Italy, in 1993, and the Ph.D. degree in communications systems for medical care applications in 1998.,In 1998, he joined the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Siena, Italy, as Assistant Professor. He is currently an Associate Professor of Digital Communication and 5G Technologies at the Department of Information Engineering and Mathematical Sciences of the University of Siena. His research interests include 5G wireless communication systems, wireless sensor network, and signal processing. In 2011, he was the recipient of the Transactions Prize Paper Award of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society. He is currently coordinating the CNIT (National Inter-University Consortium for Telecommunications) activity within the 5G trials in the area of Milan, Italy, collaborating with Vodafone Italia, and he is currently serving as an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications.

Andrea Alú

Andrea Alù is the Founding Director of the Photonics Initiative at the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center. He is also the Einstein Professor of Physics at the CUNY Graduate Center, Professor of Electrical Engineering at the City College of New York, and Adjunct Professor and Senior Research Scientist at the University of Texas at Austin. He received the Laurea, MS and PhD degrees from the University of Roma Tre, Rome, Italy, respectively in 2001, 2003 and 2007. After spending one year as a postdoctoral research fellow at UPenn, in 2009 he joined the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin, where he was the Temple Foundation Endowed Professor until 2018. His current research interests span over a broad range of areas, including metamaterials and plasmonics, electromagnetics, optics and nanophotonics, acoustics, scattering, nanocircuits and nanostructures, miniaturized antennas and nanoantennas, RF antennas and circuits. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, AAAS, IEEE, OSA, APS and SPIE, a Highly Cited Researcher since 2017, a five times Blavatnik awardee and a Simons Investigator in Physics. He has received several awards for his scientific work, including the IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu award (2020), the NSF Alan T. Waterman award (2015), the Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship from DoD (2019), the ICO Prize in Optics (2016), the OSA Adolph Lomb Medal (2013), and the URSI Issac Koga Gold Medal (2011).

Bruno Biscontini

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Bruno Biscontini was born in Gualdo Tadino, Italy on 1976. After the Laurea Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Perugia - Italy, he got PhD with Honor from the Munich University of Technology (TUM). From 2002 to 2006 he worked as research scientist and assistant professor at TUM following several research paths on electromagnetic field theory, antennas and grid computing applied to electromagnetics.
Since 2006 he joined the telecommunications industry covering several positions and roles. Since 2011 he is with Huawei actually in the position of Director of RF System Engineering and Chief AAS Architect at Huawei RC. He is also elected chairman of Next Generation Mobile communications Networks (NGMN) BASTA Active antenna group.
Bruno is author and co-author of more than 25 publications in conference, journals and books, and more than 40 patents. For his PhD thesis he was awarded from the TUM with the “Dr. Spinner Price” and from IEEE - as young scientist - for his work on Grid computing for electromagnetics.

Thomas Emanuelsson

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Thomas Emanuelsson was born in Gothenburg, Sweden, in 1958. He received the M.Sc. degree in electronic engineering from the Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, in 1984.,He was with Ericsson Radio Systems, where he was involved in the design of satellite ground station equipment for the TeleX system. He has designed microwave components for other applications such as radar-beacons, satellites and microwave radios for point-to-point communication, GaAs MMIC power amplifiers for phased-array T/R module radar applications and the T/R modules and belonging subsystem. From 1997 to 2000, he was coordinating microwave technology development for various applications in the area of radar, point-to-point communication, and MMIC components. Since 2004, he has been an Expert in microwave technology with main focus on microwave point-to-point communication for the MINI-LINK system. He is currently an expert in microwave technology with Ericsson AB, Gothenburg, and an Adjunct Professor with the Microwave Electronics Laboratory, Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience, Chalmers University of Technology, where he is involved in coordination of future technology development, system and subsystem design, as well as activities toward universities for research on upcoming technologies.

Lars Foged

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Lars is Scientific Director of the Microwave Vision Group, and Associate Director of Microwave Vision Italy.
Lars contributed to the European network of excellence ACE as an Activity Leader on “Antenna Measurements and Facility sharing” from 2004 to 2008. He was member of the EURAAP Delegate Assembly and responsible for the Working Group on Antenna Measurements from 2009 to 2012. Lars is a frequent technical committee member, special session convener, and reviewer of technical papers in conferences such as AMTA, APS, ISAP and EUCAP. He was Vice-Chair of the EUCAP conference, Rome in 2011, Industrial Chair of EUCAP conferences in 2012, 2014, 2017, and Technical Program Chair of EUCAP in 2016. In 2015, he contributed to the foundation of the AMTA Italian node.
Since 2006, Lars has been a member of the board of the European School of Antennas (ESOA), and technical responsible and teacher in Antenna Measurement courses in Europe and Asia. He is also the short course teacher on Antenna Measurements at ISAP conferences in 2016 and 2017.
Lars became Secretary of the IEEE Antenna Standards Committee in 2004 and has contributed to the development of different standards on antennas and measurements. He is involved in the evolution of the IEC 62209 Standard(s) on Human Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields since 2010.
In 2016, he accepted to lead the Industry Initiatives Committee (IIC), a standing committee of IEEE AP-S with the purpose to improve industrial participation in society activities. Lars is a Senior Member of IEEE and an occasional reviewer on the IEEE Transactions and Letters. He became an Edmond S. Gillespie Fellow of AMTA in 2012, and in 2013 he and his colleagues received the AMTA “Best Technical Paper Award”. He has authored or co-authored more than 200 journal and conference papers on antenna design and measurement topics, contributed to five books and standards, and holds four patents. 

Mats Gustafsson

Mats Gustafsson received the M.Sc. degree in Engineering Physics 1994, the Ph.D. degree in Electromagnetic Theory 2000, was appointed Docent 2005, and Professor of Electromagnetic Theory 2011, all from Lund University, Sweden. He co-founded the company Phase holographic imaging AB in 2004. His research interests are in scattering and antenna theory and inverse scattering and imaging.


He has written over 100 peer reviewed journal papers and over 100 conference papers. Prof. Gustafsson received the IEEE Schelkunoff Transactions Prize Paper Award 2010, the IEEE Uslenghi Letters Prize Paper Award 2019, and best paper awards at EuCAP 2007 and 2013. He served as an IEEE AP-S Distinguished Lecturer for 2013-15.

Nuria Llombart


Nuria Llombart received the Master's degree in electrical engineering and Ph.D. degrees from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain, in 2002 and 2006, respectively.
During her Master’s degree studies, she spent one year at the Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany, and worked at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits, Erlangen, Germany. From 2002 to 2007, she was with the Antenna Group, TNO Defense, Security and Safety Institute, The Hague, The Netherlands, working as a Ph.D. student and afterwards as a Researcher. From 2007 to 2010, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow with the California Institute of Technology, working with the Sub-millimeter Wave Advance Technology Group, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, USA. She was a “Ramón y Cajal” fellow in the Optics Department, Complutense University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain, from 2010 to 2012. In September 2012, she joined the THz Sensing Group, Technical University of Delft, Delft, the Netherlands, where as of February 2018 she is a Full Professor.
She has coauthored more than 200 journal and international conference contributions in the areas of antennas and THz systems. Dr. Llombart was the recipient H. A. Wheeler Award for the Best Applications Paper of 2008 in the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION, the 2014 THz Science and Technology Best Paper Award of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society, and several NASA awards. She was also the recipient of the 2014 IEEE Antenna and Propagation Society Lot Shafai Mid-Career Distinguished Achievement Award. She serves as a Board member of the IRMMW-THz International Society and Associated Editor of IEEE Transaction on Antennas and Propagation. In 2015, she was the recipient of European Research Council Starting Grant. In 2019, she became IEEE fellow for contributions to millimeter and submillimeter wave quasi-optical antennas.

Renato Lombardi

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Renato Lombardi is Head of Huawei Italy Research Center, Vice President of Huawei’s Microwave Product Line. In these roles, he oversees the research and development of microwave / millimeter-wave technologies for wireless communications and the implementation of innovative mobile broadband backhauling solutions all over the world.

Renato Lombardi joined Huawei in 2008, founding the Huawei Research Center in Milan, Italy.  

In 2011, he was awarded the title of “Fellow of Huawei”.

Renato has more than 25 years of experience in the microwave and millimeter-wave industry. He previously led the Siemens Microwave Business and Product Management and then appointed Head of Research and Development. He was member of the integration team of for the Siemens and Nokia joint venture in 2006, and later became the Head of Product Management of the Nokia Microwave Business Line.

In 2015 Renato Lombardi has been elected Chairman of the ETSI Industry Study Group mWT (millimeter-Wave Transmission).

Renato Lombardi graduated from the Politecnico of Milano, the largest technical university in Italy with a Master’s Degree in Electronic Engineering.

Andrea Massa

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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) ( 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).

Eva Rajo


Eva Rajo-Iglesias was born in Monforte de Lemos, Spain, in 1972. She received the M.Sc. degree in telecommunication engineering from the University of Vigo, Vigo, Spain, in 1996, and the Ph.D. degree in telecommunication engineering from the University Carlos III of Madrid, Madrid, Spain, in 2002.

She was a Teaching Assistant with the University Carlos III of Madrid, from 1997 to 2001. She joined the Polytechnic University of Cartagena, Cartagena, Spain, as a Teaching Assistant, in 2001. She joined the University Carlos III of Madrid, as a Visiting Lecturer, in 2002, where she has been an Associate Professor with the Department of Signal Theory and Communications, since 2004. She has been a Full Professor, since 2018. She visited the Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, as a Guest Researcher, from 2004 to 2008, where she has been an Affiliated Professor with the Antenna Group, Signals and Systems Department, from 2009 to 2016.

She has coauthored over 70 papers in JCR international journals, and more than 120 papers in international conferences. Her current research interests include microstrip patch antennas and arrays, metamaterials, artificial surfaces and periodic structures, gap waveguide technology, MIMO systems, and optimization methods applied to electromagnetism. She was a recipient of the Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference Best Paper Award, in 2007, the Best Poster Award in the field of metamaterial applications in antennas at the Metamaterials Conference, in 2009, the Excellence Award to Young Research Staff at the University Carlos III of Madrid, in 2014, and the Third Place Winner of the Bell Labs Prize, in 2014. She is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, and the IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters.

Marco di Renzo

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Marco Di Renzo was born in L’Aquila, Italy, in 1978. He received the Laurea (cum laude) and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of L’Aquila, Italy, in 2003 and 2007, respectively, and the Habilitation a Diriger des Recherches (Doctor of Science) degree from University of Paris-Sud, France, in 2013.,Since 2010, he has been with the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), where he is currently a CNRS Research Director (CNRS Professor) with the Laboratory of Signals and Systems (L2S), University of Paris-Saclay–CNRS and CentraleSupelec, Paris, France. He is also a Nokia Foundation Visiting Professor with Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland, and a Honorary Professor with the University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia.,Dr. Di Renzo was a recipient of several awards, including the 2013 IEEE-COMSOC Best Young Researcher Award for Europe, Middle East, and Africa, the 2013 NoE-NEWCOM# Best Paper Award, the 2014–2015 Royal Academy of Engineering Distinguished Visiting Fellowship, the 2015 IEEE Jack Neubauer Memorial Best System Paper Award, the 2015 CNRS Award for Excellence in Research and Ph.D. Supervision, the 2016 MSCA Global Fellowship (declined), the 2017 SEE-IEEE Alain Glavieux Award, the 2018 IEEE-COMSOC Young Professional in Academia Award, and eight best paper awards at IEEE conferences (the 2012 and 2014 IEEE CAMAD, 2013 IEEE VTC-Fall, 2014 IEEE ATC, 2015 IEEE ComManTel, 2017 IEEE SigTelCom, EAI 2018 INISCOM, and IEEE ICC 2019). He serves as the Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Communications Letters. He has served as an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications, the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, and the IEEE Communications Letters and the Associate Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Communications Letters. He is also a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society and the IEEE Communications Society. He is a Highly Cited Researcher (Clarivate Analytics, Web of Science).

Ke Wu

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Ke Wu received the B.Sc. degree (with distinction) in radio engineering from the Nanjing Institute of Technology (now Southeast University), Nanjing, China, in 1982, the D.E.A. degree (with distinction) in optics, optoelectronics, and microwave engineering from the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, Grenoble, France, in 1984, and the Ph.D. degree (with distinction) in optics, optoelectronics, and microwave engineering from the University of Grenoble, Grenoble, in 1984 and 1987, respectively.

He is a Professor of electrical engineering, and endowed Industrial Research Chair in Future Wireless Technologies with the Polytechnique Montréal (University of Montreal), Montreal, QC, Canada. He has been the Director of the Poly-Grames Research Center. He was the Founding Director of the Center for Radiofrequency Electronics Research of Quebec (Regroupement stratégique of FRQNT) and Tier-I Canada Research Chair in RF and millimeter-wave engineering. He is also an Adjunct Professor with the School of Information Science and Engineering, Ningbo University, Ningbo, China. He has held Guest, Visiting, and Honorary professorships with many universities around the world.

He has authored or coauthored more than 1300 referred papers and a number of books/book chapters. He has filed more than 50 patents. His current research interests include substrate integrated circuits and systems, antenna arrays, field theory and joint field/circuit modeling, ultrafast interconnects, wireless power transfer and harvesting, and MHz-through-THz technologies and transceivers for wireless sensors and systems as well as biomedical applications, also modeling and design of microwave and terahertz photonic circuits and systems.

Dr. Wu is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) and of the Royal Society of Canada (The Canadian Academy of the Sciences and Humanities). He is a Member of Electromagnetics Academy, Sigma Xi, URSI, and IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN). He has held key positions in and has served on various panels and international committees including the chair of Technical Program Committees, International Steering Committees, and international conferences/symposia. In particular, he was the General Chair of the 2012 IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques (IEEE MTT-S) International Microwave Symposium (IMS). He has served on the Editorial/Review Boards of many technical journals, transactions, proceedings and letters as well as scientific encyclopedia including Editor and Guest Editor. He was the Chair of the joint IEEE Montreal chapters of MTT-S/AP-S/LEOS and then the restructured IEEE MTT-S Montreal Chapter, Canada. He has served IEEE MTT-S and Administrative Committee (AdCom) as Chair of the IEEE MTT-S Transnational Committee, Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Committee, Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC) and 2016 IEEE MTT-S President among many other AdCom functions. Currently, he is the Chair of the IEEE MTT-S Inter-Society Committee. He was an IEEE MTT-S Distinguished Microwave Lecturer (2009–2011). He was the inaugural representative of North America as a Member of the European Microwave Association (EuMA) General Assembly. He was the recipient of many awards and prizes including the first IEEE MTT-S Outstanding Young Engineer Award, the 2004 Fessenden Medal of the IEEE Canada, the 2009 Thomas W. Eadie Medal of the Royal Society of Canada, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013, the 2013 FCCP Education Foundation Award of Merit, the 2014 IEEE MTT-S Microwave Application Award, the 2014 Marie-Victorin Prize (Prix du Quebec— the highest distinction of Québec in the natural sciences and engineering), the 2015 Prix d'Excellence en Recherche et Innovation of Polytechnique Montréal, the 2015 IEEE Montreal Section Gold Medal of Achievement, and the 2019 IEEE MTT-S Microwave Prize.

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