Speakers

​Name ​Organization ​Title
Peter Meincke Ticra Commercial Foundation, Denmark Dr.
Ahmed Kishk Concordia University, Canada Prof.
Jian Yang CHALMERS University of Technology, Sweden Prof.
Marianna Ivashina CHALMERS University of Technology, Sweden Prof.
Rob Maaskant  CHALMERS University of Technology, Sweden Prof.
Stefano Maci University of Siena, Italy Prof.
Ronan Sauleau IETR, Rennes, France Prof.
Dirk de Villiers 
​University of Stellenbosch​ ​Prof.
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CVs of Lecturers


Ahmed A. Kishk received the BS degree in Electronic and Communication Engineering from Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt, in 1977, and BSc. in Applied Mathematics from Ain-Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, in 1980. In 1981, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, where he obtained his M. Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in 1983 and 1986, respectively. In 1986, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Mississippi, as an Assistant Professor. He was on sabbatical leave at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden during the 1994-1995 and 2009-2010 academic years. He was a Professor at the University of Mississippi (1995-2011). Currently, he is a Professor at Concordia University, Montréal, Québec, Canada. He was an Associate Editor of Antennas & Propagation Magazine from 1990 to 1993. He is a distinguish lecturer for the Antennas and Propagation Society (2013-2015). He was an Editor of Antennas & Propagation Magazine (1993-2014). His research interest includes the areas of design of millimeter frequency antennas; feeds for parabolic reflectors, multi-function antennas, phased array antennas, and computer aided design for antennas; He has published over 270-refereed Journal articles and 450 conference papers. He is a coauthor of four books and several book chapters and the editor of three books. He offered several short courses in international conferences.
Dr. Kishk and his students received several awards. Dr. Kishk won the 1995 and 2006 outstanding paper awards for papers published in the Applied Computational Electromagnetic Society Journal. He received the 1997 Outstanding Engineering Educator Award from Memphis section of the IEEE. He received the Outstanding Engineering Faculty Member of the Year in 1998 and 2009, Faculty research award for outstanding performance in research in 2001 and 2005. He received the Award of Distinguished Technical Communication for the entry of IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, 2001. He also received The Valued Contribution Award for outstanding Invited Presentation, “EM Modeling of Surfaces with STOP or GO Characteristics – Artificial Magnetic Conductors and Soft and Hard Surfaces” from the Applied Computational Electromagnetic Society. He received the Microwave Theory and Techniques Society, Microwave Prize 2004. He received 2013 Chen-To Tai Distinguished Educator Award of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society. In recognition “For contributions and continuous improvements to teaching and research to prepare students for future careers in antennas and microwave circuits, Dr. Kiosk is a Fellow of IEEE since 1998, Fellow of Electromagnetic Academy, and a Fellow of the Applied Computational Electromagnetic Society (ACES).

Jian Yang (M’02-SM’10) received the B.S. degree from the Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing, China, in 1982, and the M.S. degree from the Nanjing Research Center of Electronic Engineering, Nanjing, China, in 1985, both in electrical engineering, and the Swedish Licentiate and Ph.D. degrees from the Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, in 1998 and 2001, respectively. From 1985 to 1996, he was with the Nanjing Research Institute of Electronics Technology, Nanjing, China, as a Senior Engineer. From 1999 to 2005, he was with the Department of Electromagnetics, Chalmers University of Technology as a Research Engineer. During 2005 and 2006, he was with COMHAT AB as a Senior Engineer. From 2006 to 2010, he was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Signals and Systems, Chalmers University of Technology. From 2010 to 2016, he was an Associate Professor. From 2016, he has been a professor at the Department of Signals and Systems, Chalmers University of Technology. He has published 46 journal papers and about 120 peer reviewed conference papers. H-index: 23. His research interests include ultra-wideband antennas and UWB feeds for reflector antennas, mmWave antennas, mmWave multilayer phased array antennas, mmWave SWE (sheet waveguide element) antennas, Gap waveguide antennas, UWB radar systems, UWB antennas in near-field sensing applications, hat-fed antennas, reflector antennas, radome design, and computational electromagnetics. 

Dr. Peter Meincke was born in Roskilde, Denmark, on November 25, 1969. He received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Lyngby, Denmark, in 1993 and 1996, respectively.
In spring and summer of 1995, he was a Visiting Research Scientist at the Electromagnetics Directorate of Rome Laboratory, Hanscom Air Force Base, MA. In 1997, he was with a Danish cellular phone company, working on theoretical aspects of radio-wave propagation. In spring and summer of 1998, he was visiting the Center for Electromagnetics Research, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, while holding a Postdoctoral position from DTU. In 1999, he became a staff member of the Department of Electromagnetic Systems, DTU. He was an Associate Professor with Ørsted-DTU, Electromagnetic Systems, DTU, where his teaching and research interests included electromagnetic theory, inverse problems, high-frequency and time-domain scattering, antenna theory, and microwave imaging.
Since 2008, he has been with TICRA, Copenhagen, Denmark, where he is developing software for reflector antenna analysis and antenna diagnostics.
Dr. Meincke won the first prize award in the 1996 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Student Paper Contest in Baltimore, MD, for his paper on uniform physical theory of diffraction equivalent edge currents and received the R.W.P. King Paper Award in 2000 for his paper ''Time-domain version of the physical theory of diffraction'' published in IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, February, 1999.

Dr. Marianna V. Ivashina received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Sevastopol National Technical University (SNTU), Ukraine, in 2001. From 2001 to 2004 she was a Postdoctoral Researcher and from 2004 till 2010 an Antenna System Scientist at The Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON). During this period, she was also a guest researcher at the European Space Agency and Technology Center ESTEC
During her postoctoral period she has carried out research on innovative phased array technologies for future radio telescopes, such as the Square Kilometer Array (SKA). The results of these early projects have led to the definition of APERTIF - a phase array feed system that is being developed at ASTRON to replace the current horn feeds in the Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope. Dr. Ivashina was involved in the development of APERTIF during 2008-2010 and acted as an external reviewer at the Preliminary Design Review of the Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP) in 2009. In January 2011, Dr. Ivashina joined Chalmers through the International Qualification Fellowship of the FP7 Marie Curie Actions Program program. In June 2012, she has been appointed Associate Professor in the Antenna Group of the Signals and Systems Department. She is currently a Full Professor and the Head of the Antenna Group. She is presently a Senior Member of the IEEE and an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation. She is one of the teachers at the European School of Antennas (ESoA) courses on ‘Reflector and Lens Antennas’, and ‘Antennas for Radio Telescopes’, and since June 2016 is an ESoA Board member.
She has received the URSI Young Scientists Award for GA URSI, Toronto, Canada (1999), APS/IEEE Travel Grant, Davos, Switzerland (2000), the 'Best team contribution' Paper Award at the ESA Antenna Workshop (2008), the International Qualification Fellowship of the Swedish VINNOVA – European Marie Curie Actions Program (2009), as well as the European Horison2020 Innovative Training Network Grant (2016) in collaboration with the University of Eindhoven and University of Leuven. Dr. Ivashina’s research interests are phased-array antennas, focal plane arrays, reflector antennas, array synthesis and optimization methods, array beamforming algorithms, active antennas.

Dr. Stefano Maci (S 98, F 2004) received his laurea degree (cum laude) in Electronic Engineering from the University of Florence, Italy. Since ‘98 he is with the University of Siena (UNISI), Italy, where he presently is a Full Professor. At UNISI, he is the Director of the PhD School of Engineering, head of the Laboratory of Electromagnetic Applications (LEA), Faculty representative of the International Affair Board, and member nominated by the Rector of the Board for the UNISI Research Program. His research interests include EM theory, antennas, high-frequency methods, computational electromagnetics, and metamaterials.
He was a co-author of an Incremental Theory of Diffraction for the description of a wide class of electromagnetic scattering phenomena at high frequency, and of a diffraction theory for the analysis of large truncated periodic structures. He was responsible and international coordinator of several research projects funded by the European Union (EU), by the European Space Agency (ESA-ESTEC), by the European Defence Agency, and by various European industries. He was the founder and presently is the Director of the European School of Antennas (ESoA), a post-graduate school that comprises 30 courses on antennas, propagation, and EM modelling though by 150 teachers coming from 30 European research centres. Stefano Maci was Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on EMC, two times Guest Editor of IEEE Transaction on Antennas and Propagation (IEEE-TAP), Associate Editor of IEEE-TAP. He is presently a member of the IEEE AP-Society AdCom, a member of the Board of Directors of the European Association on Antennas and Propagation (EuRAAP), a member of the Executive Team of the IET Antennas and Propagation Network, a member of the Technical Advisory Board of the URSI Commission B, a member of the Italian Society of Electromagnetism. He was recipient of several national and international prizes and best paper awards, and he is principal author or co-author of 110 papers published in international journals, (among which 70 on IEEE journals), 10 book chapters, and about 350 papers in proceedings of international conferences.

Ronan Sauleau (M’04–SM’06) graduated in electrical engineering and radio communications from the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées, Rennes, France, in 1995. He received the Agrégation degree from the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, France, in 1996, and the Doctoral degree in signal processing and telecommunications and the “Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches” degree from the University of Rennes 1, France, in 1999 and 2005, respectively.
He was an Assistant Professor and Associate Professor at the University of Rennes 1, between September 2000 and November 2005, and between December 2005 and October 2009, respectively. He has been appointed as a full Professor in the same University since November 2009. His current research fields are numerical modeling (mainly FDTD), millimeter-wave printed and reconfigurable (MEMS) antennas, substrate integrated waveguide antennas, lens-based focusing devices, periodic and non-periodic structures (electromagnetic bandgap materials, metamaterials, reflectarrays, and transmitarrays) and biological effects of millimeter waves. He has been involved in more than 35 research projects at the national and European levels and has co-supervised 20 post-doctoral fellows, 35 PhD students and 50 master students.
He has received 14 patents and is the author or coauthor of more than 200 journal papers and 420 publications in international conferences and workshops. He has shared the responsibility of the research activities on antennas at IETR in 2010 and 2011. He was co-director of the research Department ‘Antenna and Microwave Devices’ at IETR and deputy director of IETR between 2012 and 2016. HE is now director of IETR. Prof. Sauleau received the 2004 ISAP Conference Young Researcher Scientist Fellowship (Japan) and the first Young Researcher Prize in Brittany, France, in 2001 for his research work on gain-enhanced Fabry-Perot antennas. In September 2007, he was elevated to Junior member of the “Institut Universitaire de France”. He was awarded the Bronze medal by CNRS in 2008. He was the co-recipient of several international conference awards with some of his students (Int. Sch. of BioEM 2005, BEMS’2006, MRRS’2008, E-MRS’2011, BEMS’2011, IMS’2012, Antem’2012, BioEM’2015). He served as a guest editor for the IEEE Antennas Propogat. Special Issue on “Antennas and Propagation at mm and sub mm waves”. He served as a national delegate for COST VISTA. Since 2013 he is national delegate for EurAAP, and is a member of the board of directors of EurAAP.

Dirk de Villiers received the B.Eng and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa in 2004 and 2007 respectively.  During 2005 to 2007 he spent several months as visiting researcher at the University of Antwerp in Antwerp, Belgium working on analytical solutions of high order and degree Legendre functions to model higher order modes in conical transmission lines.  
From 2008 to 2009 he was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Stellenbosch working on antenna feeds for the South African SKA program.  He is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Stellenbosch, and has spent several months as research visitor at Antwerp University in Antwerp, Belgium, at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, as well as at the University of Novi Sad in Serbia. His main research interests include reflector antennas as well as the design of wideband microwave components.  Since 2010 he has been working on contract for EMSS Antennas (Pty) Ltd on the design of the reflector optics for the MeerKAT and SKA radio telescopes.  He has received the ESKOM prize for the best final year undergraduate electrical and electronic engineering student in South Africa in 2004, as well as the chancellors’ medal from the University of Stellenbosch for the best student in the university in 2007. He has authored or co-authored more than 35 journal and conference papers.

Dr. Rob Maaskant was born in the Netherlands on April, 14th, 1978. He received his MSc degree (cum laude) in 2003, and his PhD degree (cum laude) in 2010, both in Electrical Engineering from the Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands. From 2003- 2010 he was employed as an Antenna Research Scientist at the Netherlands Institute of Radio Astronomy (ASTRON), The Netherlands, and from 2010-2012 as a postdoctoral researcher at the Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, for which he received a Marie-Curie (Rubicon) postdoctoral fellowship from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). He won the 2nd best paper prize (best team contribution) at the 2008 ESA/ESTEC workshop, Noordwijk, and has been awarded the prestigious prize of the best PhD project in 2010 of the TU/e Electrical Engineering Department. He has published more than 100 journal and conference papers (H-Index=17), and is holder of 6 patents or patent applications. He is the primary author of the CAESAR software; an advanced integral-equation based solver for the analysis of large antenna array systems, which is being used by several international research institutions. As an Assistant Professor he received the prestigious "Young Researcher" grant from the Swedish Research Council (VR) in 2011. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Antenna Division of the Signals and Systems Department at Chalmers. He has received a Vidi grant from NWO in 2016 for realizing novel mm-wave integrated antenna and microwave structures through a dual appointment at the TU/e and Chalmers in collaboration with NXP and Ericsson. He has been elevated to Senior Member IEEE in 2013, and served the AP community as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation. He is presently an Associate Editor for the IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters and is in the Editorial Board of a unique open-access journal: Forum for Electromagnetic Research Methods and Application Technologies (FERMAT, http://www.e-fermat.org).

Published: Wed 06 Sep 2017. Modified: Wed 27 Sep 2017