Speakers

CVs of lecturers

Ronan SAULEAU (M’04–SM’06-F’18) 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 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 60 research projects at the national and European levels and has co-supervised 23 post-doctoral fellows, 44 PhD students and 50 master students. He has received 20 patents and is the author or coauthor of more than 215 journal papers and 470 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 and for EurAAP. He is a member of the board of directors of EurAAP.

Jian YANG (M’02-SM’10) received 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 Researcher. 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 more than 60 journal articles and about 150 peer reviewed conference papers. H-index: 26. 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.

Ashraf UZ ZAMAN received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, in 2007 and 2013, respectively. He is currently a Docent (Associate Professor) with the Communication and Antenna Systems Division, Chalmers University of Technology. His research interests include millimeter-wave planar beam scanning antennas, high gain planar antenna arrays, gap waveguide technology, frequency-selective surfaces, microwave passive filters, and packaging techniques and integration of RF MMICs and circuits with the antennas. He has authored or co-authored over 100 referred journal and conference papers and a number of book chapters. He has also filed 6 patents. He is also serving as an Associate Editor for the IEEE transactions on Antennas and Propagation

Ke WU is a Professor of electrical engineering, and Future Wireless Technology Research Chair with the Polytechnique Montréal (University of 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. Currently, he is also with the School of Information Science and Engineering, Ningbo University, on leave from his home institution, leading a 5G and future wireless research program. He has held guest, visiting, and honorary professorships with many universities around the world. He has authored or co-authored over 1200 referred papers and a number of books/book chapters. He has filed more than 50 patents. His current research interests involve substrate integrated circuits and systems, antenna arrays, field theory and joint field/circuit modeling, ultra-fast interconnects, wireless power transmission and harvesting, and MHz-through-THz technologies and transceivers for wireless sensors and systems as well as biomedical applications. He is also interested in the modeling and design of microwave and terahertz photonic circuits and systems. Dr. Wu is a Fellow of the IEEE, 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). Dr. Wu is 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, and the 2015 IEEE Montreal Section Gold Medal of Achievement. 

Zvonimir ŠIPUŠ received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, in 1997. From 1988 to 1993, he worked at Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Zagreb, Croatia, as a research assistant. In 1994, he joined the Antenna Group at Chalmers University of Technology as a Ph.D. student. In 1997, he joined the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, where he is now a Full Professor (since 2008). From 1999 to 2005, he was also an Adjunct Researcher at Chalmers University of Technology. Since 2006 he is participating as a lecturer in the European School of Antennas. Prof. Šipuš research interests are in the area of analysis and design of electromagnetic structures and in the area of optical communication and sensor systems. Related to the analysis of microwave antennas and antenna arrays prof. Šipuš worked on modeling antenna arrays, especially conformal microstrip and waveguide arrays. He also worked on the modeling periodic electromagnetic structures (frequency selective surfaces, EBG structures, metamaterials, metasurfaces), as well as on the analysis of electromagnetic soft and hard surfaces. His main two contributions are modeling of periodic structures (metasurfaces, soft and hard surfaces, etc.) using approximate boundary conditions and development of a method for deriving Green's functions of general multilayer planar and curved structures. The algorithm was developed together with prof. Per-Simon Kildal and it was extensively used in last 20 years and it was given to various research groups (without any cost) to be used in scientific research. Prof. Šipuš is the author or co-author of more than 60 scientific papers published in scientific journals, and of more than 200 conference papers. He is also the co-author of several EM softwares for analyzing planar and conformal antennas and scatterers. Prof. Šipuš received the annual national science award in 2006 for research of conformal antennas and periodic structures.

Andres ALAYON GLAZUNOV (SM’11) was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1969. He received the M.Sc. degree in physical engineering from Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (Polytech), Saint Petersburg, Russia, in 1994, the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Lund University, Lund, Sweden, in 2009, and the Docent (Habilitation) degree in antenna systems from the Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, in 2017. From 1996 to 2005, he held various research and specialist positions at telecom industry, e.g., Ericsson Research, Telia Research, and TeliaSonera, all in Stockholm, Sweden. From 2001 to 2005, he was the Swedish delegate to the European Cost Action 273 and was active in the Handset Antenna Work Group. From 2009 to 2010, he was a Marie Curie Senior Research Fellow with the Centre for Wireless Network Design, University of Bedfordshire, Luton, U.K. From 2010 to 2014, he held a postdoctoral position with the Electromagnetic Engineering Laboratory, KTH-Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. From 2014 to 2018, he was an Assistant Professor with the Chalmers University of Technology. Dr. Glazunov has contributed to and initiated various European Research Projects, e.g., currently, the is3DMIMO, the WAVECOMBE, and the Build-Wise Projects under the auspices of the H2020 European Research and Innovation Program. He has also contributed to the international 3GPP and the ITU standardization bodies. He has been one of the pioneers in establishing over-the-air measurement techniques. Currently, Dr. Glazunov is an Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands, and also affiliated with the Chalmers University of Technology. He is leading the Radio, Propagation and Antenna Systems Research Group, University of Twente, while at Chalmers, he is leading the over-the-air (OTA) characterization of antenna systems research area. He is currently the Dutch delegate to the IRACON Cost Action. He has authored more than 100 scientific and technical publications. He has co-authored and co-edited the text book LTE-Advanced and Next Generation Wireless Networks Channel Modeling and Propagation (Wiley, 2012). His current research interests include MIMO antenna systems, electromagnetic theory, fundamental limitations on antenna–channel interactions, radio propagation channel measurements, modeling and simulations, and the OTA characterization of antenna systems and wireless devices.

CVs of industrial speakers

Astrid ALGABA-BRAZÁLEZ received her Ph.D from Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, in 2015. She has been working as a senior researcher at Ericsson Research, Ericsson AB, Gothenburg, Sweden, since November 2014. Her main research interests include millimeter wave antenna systems, including antenna array design, filters, transitions, and metamaterials. She has been involved in the development of gap waveguide and glide symmetry technology for millimeter and sub-millimeter wave applications.



Martin JOHANSSON(M’93-SM’06) received the M.S. degree in Engineering Physics and the Ph.D. degree in Electromagnetics from Chalmers University of Technology, in 1986 and 1997, respectively. He joined Ericsson Research at Ericsson AB, Gothenburg, Sweden, in 1997 where he now serves as Expert in Antenna Technology. His current research interests include antenna technology for mobile communications, antenna system modeling, and deterministic propagation modeling.




Thomas EMANUELSSONborn in Sweden, 1958. He received his Master of Science in Electronic Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology in 1984 and is currently holding a position as CTO at Gapwaves AB and is an Adjunct Professor at the Microwave Electronics Laboratory, Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Chalmers University of Technology. Extensive background in mmWave radio communication, Radar phased array systems and MMIC technology.




Zhinong YING is currently a principle engineer of antenna technology in the Radio Access Technology Lab within the Research Center, Sony Corporation, Lund, Sweden, also as a distinguish engineer within the whole Sony group. He has been in Ericsson, Sony Ericsson, Sony Mobile as antenna expert in his engineer career since 1995. He also has been a guest professor in the Joint Research Centre of Royal institute of Technology, Sweden and Zhejiang University, China since 2001. He became a senior member of IEEE since 2006. He has many hundreds of publications and patents and also has published 5 book chapters in mobile antenna area.


Nima JAMALY received a PhD degree in Advanced Wireless Communication Systems from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, in early 2013. Dr. Jamaly is most known for inventing the first ultra-wideband in-ground MIMO antennas for small-cell applications worldwide. His research area is broad and includes compact multiport antenna design, wideband base station antenna design, radiating cable design, characterisation of multipath environments etc. Dr. Jamaly has several patents which have been licensed to different European companies and has won a number of international awards and grants.



Amir MAJIDZADEH is recognized as automotive antenna expert and go-to-person regarding questions related to antenna systems and reception performance within broadcasting as well as wireless communications. He received his second M.S. degree in Digital Communication Systems from Chalmers University of Technology in 1999 and has several years of industrial and research experience in developing electronic/telecommunications and automotive products especially within antenna and RF design. Currently he is holding the position of Technical Expert within Antenna & Reception Performance at Volvo Cars Corporation in Sweden.


Robert REHAMMAR received a Ph.D. in applied physics from the Applied Physics department at Chalmers University of Technology 2012. Between 2012 and 2015 he was with Bluetest as a research engineer and between 2015 and 2018 with Qamcom Research and Technology as a microwave and antenna specialist. 2018 he re-joined Bluetest, now as CTO. His research interest involve complex electromagnetic structures, measuring antenna performance and testing of wireless terminals. Robert has published more than 10 papers in international journals and conferences. He also has several pending patents in the area of microwave technology.

Published: Wed 06 Sep 2017. Modified: Tue 19 Mar 2019