Panel Sessions


Mark Gouker, Vadim Issakov
MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany
Joe Bardin, Stefano Pellerano, Oleq Mukhanov, Bogdan Staszewski, Glenn Jones

Precise control of the qubits is an essential, yet relatively immature, aspect in the development of quantum computers and is particularly difficult for cryogenic systems. This panel will debate the very different approaches being explored for microwave control signals of the qubits: CMOS vs. superconducting circuits; on the qubit plane vs. a higher temperature stage, etc. The panelists will describe their current approach and the path they intend to take as they scale to larger qubit circuits. The session will include participation from researchers at: Google, Intel, Seeqc, and Equal1.

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Joe Bardin is a Professor of ECE at UMass Amherst and a Research Scientist with Google Quantum AI. At UMass his team performs research in low-temperature/low-noise integrated circuits with applications in Radio Astronomy and the Quantum Information Sciences. At Google, he leads the team working on integrated circuits for future quantum computers.

Stefano Pellerano was born in Bari, Italy, in 1977. He received the Laurea Degree (summa cum laude) and the Ph.D. degree in electronics engineering from the Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy, in 2000 and in 2004, respectively. During his Ph.D., his activity was focused on the design of fully integrated low-power frequency synthesizers for WLAN applications. In 2004 he joined Intel Labs, in Hillsboro, OR. He is now Principal Engineer leading the Next Generation Radio Integration Lab, where he drives several research activities focused at enabling radio circuit integration in deeply-scaled CMOS technologies. His main research contributions include MIMO transceivers for WiFi, digital PLLs, high-efficient digital architectures for polar and outphasing transmitters, mm-wave radio transceiver and phased-array systems, and low-power radios. In the last five years, he has also been exploring cryogenic CMOS integrated electronics for qubit control, leading to the development of “Horse Ridge”, Intel cryogenic qubit controller technology to address the interconnect bottleneck in future large-scale quantum computers. Stefano has authored or co-authored more than 50 IEEE conference and journal papers, one Nature paper, one book chapter and more than 25 issued patents. He was a co-recipient of ISSCC 2019 Lewis Winner Award for Outstanding Paper and ISSCC 2020 Jan Van Vessem Award for Outstanding European Paper. He is currently serving as the Wireless Subcommittee Chair for the IEEE International Solid-State Circuit Conference (ISSCC). He served as the Technical Program Chair and General Chair for the IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit (RFIC) Symposium in 2018 and 2019 respectively and he is now part of the RFIC Executive Committee.

Oleg Mukhanov has more than 30 years of experience in superconducting electronics and is recognized as a leader in the field.

Prior to founding Seeqc, for 27 years Oleg held roles of increasing responsibility at Hypres, the world leader in high-performance superconducting electronics. He joined Hypres to initiate the development of Rapid Single Flux Quantum (RSFQ) superconductor circuit technology, which he co-invented in 1985 while a PhD student at Moscow State University. Over the years at Hypres, Oleg designed and demonstrated a number of world-record-setting digital circuits. He also has initiated and led many projects on high-performance superconductor digital, mixed signal, and analog circuits based on RSFQ logic and its derivatives. These include circuits and devices for data processors and memory, radio frequency signal reception, signal and time digital processing, cryogenic interfaces for a variety of applications including high-end computing, instrumentation, wireless communications, radar, and electronic warfare.

Oleg co-invented and led the development of a new generation of energy-efficient single flux quantum (SFQ) technology and superconducting ferromagnetic and superconducting spintronic random-access memories for energy efficient computing systems. He also co-invented a Digital-RF architecture and led the development of the cryocooled Digital-RF receiver system based on RSFQ logic – the world’s first commercial-grade use of superconducting digital technology.

From 2005-2007, Oleg was president of the US Committee on Superconducting Electronics. He was a long-time editor of the IEEE Transactions of Applied Superconductivity journal and received an IEEE outstanding service recognition as an editor of special issues. Oleg is a Fellow of IEEE, active in the IEEE Quantum Future Directions Initiative, and a member of the American Physical Society. He is the recipient of The IEEE Award for Continuing and Significant Contributions in the Field of Small Scale Applied Superconductivity. Oleg has authored and co-authored over 200 scientific papers, book chapters, and patents.

Oleg earned a PhD in physics from Moscow State University and an MS (with honors) in electrical engineering from Moscow Engineering Physics Institute.

Robert Bogdan Staszewski, a Full Professor with University College Dublin (UCD), Dublin, Ireland and a professor at Delft University of Technology in Netherlands, is the scientific advisor for IP at Equal1. He has authored or coauthored multiple books and book chapters, and over 300 journal and conference publications.

Bogdan is the key inventor and developer of Digital RF Processor (DRP) technology, a novel all-digital transmitter and digitally-sampled receiver architecture that is suitable for the mainstream digital CMOS processes. Previously he was with Alcatel Network Systems, where he was involved in SONET cross-connect systems for optics communications, and a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Texas Instruments.

Bogdan received the B.Sc., summa cum laude, M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas. He holds 180 issued U.S. patents and received the 2012 IEEE Circuits and Systems Industrial Pioneer Award [link:]. In May 2019, the president of Poland gave him the title of Professor.

Glenn Jones is a technical lead on the control systems team at Rigetti Computing, based in Berkeley, CA. Previously, he worked on superconducting kinetic inductance millimeter wave detectors for experimental cosmology at Columbia University. He was awarded a Jansky Postdoctoral Fellowship from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, focused on signal processing instrumentation for pulsar astronomy, continuing his doctoral work. He received his PhD in electrical engineering in Sandy Weinreb's lab at Caltech.

Mona Mostafa Hella, Oren Eliezer, Francois Rivet, Aida Vera Lopez
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Apogee Semiconductor, Univ. of Bordeaux, Intel Corp.
Khurram Muhammad, Shahriar Shahramian, Omar Bakr, Jon Strange, Emilio Calvanese Strinati, Mike Noonen, Reza Arefi

Who could have imagined a decade ago that mmWave would be a candidate for wireless communications, namely 5G? With major investments from network operators, system architects, and chip makers to make it happen, should we even question mmWave 5G practicality and economics? And if mmWave does dominate 5G, would that mean the road is paved for THz in 6G? This panel of international experts from various industry sectors and academia will discuss the technical practicality and economics of 5G mmW deployment and assess the potential for use of even higher frequency bands (D-Band and above) in next-generation communications.

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Khurram Muhammad received a Ph.D. degree from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN in 1999 in electrical engineering. He has worked as a technology development leader in several companies for over 20 years including Samsung Research America, Phazr, MediaTek, Mstar Semiconductor, Blackberry and Texas Instruments. He has authored 94 patents and published more than 80 papers in IEEE journals and conferences. He is an expert on System-on-chip design and worked from 700MHz to 145 GHz systems from baseband to RF frontends for communications and radars.
He is a Director at Samsung Research America leading RF Systems Team that implements new PoC systems to evaluate end-to-end performance with ideas considered for next generation wireless. Previously, he was VP of Hardware at Phazr, Allen, TX where he developed the widest portfolio of mmw communication systems for fixed wireless access in addition to a small cell base station product for 5G communication. At MediaTek, he was a Technical Director in Advance Systems Technology team with a charter to develop new communication and signal processing systems from concept to products. He served as the Chief Architect for RF group in Mstar semiconductor for cellular and connectivity products and as a Principal Researcher at Blackberry. He was a Distinguished Member of technical staff at Texas Instruments and a key developer of TI's DRPTM (digital RF processing) Technology for over 10 years and led a design team for 2G and 3G DRP radios authoring over 60 patents on various aspects of this technology.

Shahriar Shahramian received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, in 2010, where he focused on the design of mm-wave data converters and transceivers. He was an Adjunct Associate Professor with Columbia University, New York, NY, USA, where he received several teaching awards and is the Founder and Host of The Signal Path educational video series. He has been with Nokia—Bell Labs, Murray Hill, NJ, USA, since 2009, where he is currently the Director of the mm-Wave ASIC Research Department. He is also the Lead Designer of several state-of-the-art ASICs for optical coherent and wireless backhaul products at Bell Laboratories.

Omar Bakr - As co-founder and chief scientist of Tarana Wireless Inc., Omar Bakr is one of the key architects behind the technology powering the biggest breakthrough in wireless non-line-of-sight communications in the past 20 years. His leadership and contributions to the company’s core technology development as well as in business development and financing have been instrumental in driving the company on its current trajectory of rapid growth. His prior experience includes design and deployment of WiLDNet, a revolutionary low-cost, high performance wireless network, as part of UC Berkeley’s TIER Group. He has published technical papers on multi-antenna beamforming, wireless spectrum reuse, and delay-tolerant networking, and has been granted several patents in wireless communications and adaptive array technologies. Omar received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT in 2001 and 2003, and Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science from UC Berkeley in 2010.

Jon Strange is Senior Director and Fellow at MediaTek responsible for corporate strategic R&D management. This includes running internal R&D programs and also external partnering. Prior to this he ran MediaTek’s RF design group in Europe focussing on transceivers for cellular connectivity. He has led product development for over a dozen commercially launched RF IC products with cumulative shipments well in excess of 2 Billion units. He is the recipient of 15 granted patents. Currently, he is also an editor on the Technology Working Group at the Next G Alliance.

Dr. Emilio Calvanese Strinati obtained his Engineering Master degree in 2001 from the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’ and his Ph.D in Engineering Science in 2005. . Since 2018 he holds the French Research Director Habilitation (HDR). He then started working at Motorola Labs in Paris in 2002. Then in 2006 he joint CEA/LETI as a research engineer. From 2011 to 2016 he was the Smart Devices & Telecommunications European collaborative strategic programs Director. Between December 2016 and January 2020 is was the Smart Devices & Telecommunications Scientific and Innovation Director. Since February 2020 he is the Nanotechnologies and Wireless for 6G (New-6G) Program Director focusing on future 6G technologies. In December 2013 he has been elected as one of the five representative of academia and research center in the Net!Works 5G PPP ETP. Since July 2018 he is the coordinator of the H2020 joint Europe and South Korea 5G-AllStar project. ). In 2021 he started the coordination of the H2020 European project RISE-6G, focusing on the design and operation of Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces in future high frequency 6G networks. E. Calvanese Strinati has published around 150 papers in international conferences, journals and books chapters, given more than 200 international invited talks, keynotes and tutorials. He is the main inventor or co-inventor of more than 70 patents.

Mike Noonen is the CEO of MixComm, the millimeter wave “Antennas to Algorithms” company based in New Jersey recently acquired by Sivers Semiconductor. He has >25 years of experience leading technology businesses resulting in two IPOs and multiple acquisitions. Mike has led turnarounds and advised numerous companies such as Ambiq Micro, SiFive, Silego, Mythic, and Rambus. Previously, Noonen was:
•Chairman and co-founder of Silicon Catalyst (the World’s 1st semiconductor incubator, EE Times 2015 Start-up of the Year)
•EVP, Global Products, Design, Sales, & Marketing at GlobalFoundries
•EVP, Worldwide Sales & Marketing, at NXP
Noonen has held executive product line, sales and marketing roles at National Semiconductor, Cisco Systems and 8x8. He started his career at NCR Microelectronics teaching mixed-signal ASIC design. He was elected to the Global Semiconductor Alliance Board of Directors and was Chairman of the Board of Socle in Taiwan (acquired by Foxconn). He holds a BSEE from Colorado State University and in 2012 was named the College of Engineering Distinguished Alumni. He holds multiple patents in the areas of Internet telephony and video communications.

Reza Arefi leads Emerging Spectrum Strategies and Planning at Intel. In his role, he develops market-driven spectrum and regulatory strategies that support Intel’s existing and future wireless products. Reza has been actively contributing to standards and various industry and international regulatory groups since 1998, often in leadership roles. These included chairing various activities in ITU-R SG1, SG3, and SG5, leading to development of several ITU-R Reports and Recommendations. In addition, he has served as Intel Corporation’s delegate to various ITU-R activities including various RA and CPM meetings as well as WRC-12, WRC-15 and WRC-19. Reza has also been actively involved in many industry forums over the years. He is currently an Executive Board member and Vice President of Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA). Reza has made significant contributions to the development of 5G standards and technologies. He holds several patents in the areas of mm-wave technologies and spectrum sharing – advancements that have proven to be critical to the realization of 5G. Reza is a Senior Member of IEEE and has been an IEEE-SA member for more than ten years. He holds an EE bachelor’s degree from Sharif University of Technology and a master’s degree from West Virginia University. Reza is presently focused on identifying optimal spectral vehicles and necessary regulatory developments to enable the next generation mobile use cases, including consumer, enterprise and industrial solutions.


Jasmin Grosinger, Oren Eliezer, Ke Wu, J.-C. Chiao
Graz Univ. of Technology, Apogee Semiconductor, Polytechnique Montreal, Southern Methodist Univ.
Alyssa B. Apsel, Nuno Borges Carvalho, Scott Hanson, Gernot Hueber, Ilja Ocket

The trend of tiny AI eventually paves the way towards realizing fully-integrated cognitive radios on energy-constrained devices, making Mitola's vision a reality. Currently, tiny AI-based devices operate at mW power consumption. Will uW power consumption become a reality? Will eventually cognitive radios exploiting tiny AI become a reality? In this panel, experts from multiple disciplines and IEEE societies will debate these questions and visions.

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Alyssa Apsel received the B.S. from Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, in 1995 and the Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, in 2002. She joined Cornell University in 2002, where she is currently a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. She is also a Visiting Professor at Imperial College in London working on RF interfaces for implantable electronics. Apsel became the Director of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell in July 2018.

She has authored or coauthored over 100 refereed publications in related fields of RF mixed signal circuit design, ultra-low power radio, photonic integration with VLSI, and circuit design techniques in the presence of variation resulting in five patents and several pending patent applications. Apsel is also a Distinguished Lecturer for IEEE CAS Society for 2018-2019.

Nuno Borges Carvalho (S’97–M’00–SM’05-F’15) was born in Luanda, Angola, in 1972. He received the Diploma and Doctoral degrees in electronics and telecommunications engineering from the University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal, in 1995 and 2000, respectively.

He is currently a Full Professor and a Senior Research Scientist with the Institute of Telecommunications, University of Aveiro and an IEEE Fellow. He coauthored Intermodulation in Microwave and Wireless Circuits (Artech House, 2003), Microwave and Wireless Measurement Techniques (Cambridge University Press, 2013) and White Space Communication Technologies (Cambridge University Press, 2014). He has been a reviewer and author of over 200 papers in magazines and conferences. He is associate editor of the IEEE Microwave Magazine and Cambridge Wireless Power Transfer Journal and former associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques.

He is the co-inventor of six patents. His main research interests include software-defined radio front-ends, wireless power transmission, nonlinear distortion analysis in microwave/wireless circuits and systems, and measurement of nonlinear phenomena. He has recently been involved in the design of dedicated radios and systems for newly emerging wireless technologies.

Dr. Borges Carvalho is the chair of the IEEE MTT-20 Technical Committee and the past-chair of the IEEE Portuguese Section and MTT-11 and also belong to the technical committees, MTT-24 and MTT-26. He is also the vice-chair of the URSI Commission A (Metrology Group). He was the recipient of the 1995University of Aveiro and the Portuguese Engineering Association Prize for the best 1995 student at the University of Aveiro, the 1998 Student Paper Competition (Third Place) of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (IEEE MTT-S) International Microwave Symposium (IMS), and the 2000 IEE Measurement Prize.

Dr. Scott Hanson earned his BS, MS, and PhD degrees at the University of Michigan in 2004, 2006 and 2008, respectively. His research with Prof. Dennis Sylvester and Prof. David Blaauw was on variation-tolerant low voltage circuits, based on which several picowatt-class microprocessors for medical implants were demonstrated. This technology is what was eventually commercialized at Ambiq, which Scott founded in 2010. At Ambiq Scott has served a variety of roles including CEO and VP of Engineering. He currently serves as CTO and is responsible for product and technology roadmaps and drives the company strategy.

Gernot Hueber received the Dipl.-Ing. degree (Master) in Mechatronics and the Dr. techn. degree (Ph.D.) from the Johannes-Kepler University Linz, Austria, in 2000 respectively 2006.

In 2018, Dr. Hueber joined Silicon Austria Labs, where he is Chief Scientist for RF and leading the Research Unit RF.

From 2011 to 2018, he was System Architect for NFC controller products with NXP Semiconductors Austria.

From 2006 to 2011, he was with DICE GmbH & Co KG, a subsidiary of Infineon Technologies, where he managed the RF Innovations group conducting the research on circuits and systems for cellular transceivers.

From 2000 to 2006, he was with the Research Institute for Integrated Circuits (RIIC), where he investigated RF front-ends for multi-mode cellular terminals.

His research interests include the design of radio frequency integrated circuits for communications applications with a focus on phased-array, beam-forming, MIMO, advanced RF architectures, digital enhanced analog/RF, adaptive digital signal processing, and optimization techniques.

Dr. Hueber has published two edited books (the recent one on “Millimeter-Wave Circuits for 5G and Radar”), more than 80 journal and conference publications, workshop presentations, and filed 70+ patent applications in US, EU, CN, KR, JP. Dr. Hueber was awarded the "Talentförderungsprämie 2007" from the Upper Austrian Government, the EEEfCOM Award 2007 and the No. 1 Article in EETimes RF/Microwave Designline 2010.

In 2008, Gernot Hueber formed the IEEE Austria Circuits and Systems/Solid State Circuits Joint Chapter. He is serving the community e.g., as TPC Chair (ESSCIRC 2015), Steering Committee Member and TPC Member (RFIC Symposium) and Reviewer for multiple journals (JSSC, TMTT, TCAS, etc.).

Ilja Ocket (Member, IEEE) received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, in 1998 and 2009, respectively.,He is currently a Program Manager for neuromorphic sensor fusion with IoT Department, IMEC, Leuven, Belgium. His research interests include all aspects of heterogeneous integration of highly miniaturized millimeter wave systems, spanning design, technology, and metrology. He is also involved in research on using broadband impedance sensing and dielectrophoretic actuation for lab-on-chip applications.(Based on document published on 25 August 2021).

Markus Gardill, Steven Reising, Jan Budroweit
Brandenburg Univ. of Technology, Colorado State Univ., German Aerospace Center (DLR)
William Blackwell, Sachidananda Babu, Alexander Kuehn, Gregory Edlund

There is a true spirit of optimism in the current development of small satellites for low-earth-orbit. Entirely new opportunities have been created for education, science, and industry. Well-known examples range from the plethora of CubeSat projects to several announced or deployed mega-constellations. Nevertheless, how will the anticipated intensive use of LEO affect the environment and the frequency spectrum usage, and how can a sustainable and fair-share use of resources be ensured? Let's talk about this in our panel of leading experts from Small Businesses & Startups, Science and Education, Space Agencies, Communication, Regulation, and Space Debris.

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Alexander Kühn is the Head of Section on National and International Spectrum Management at the German regulatory authority - BNetzA. The Section is also responsible for spectrum strategies and the authorization for experimental spectrum use. He is based in Bonn, Germany.
Alexander has over 15 years of professional experience in national and international spectrum regulation. Since 2004, his activities focused on international spectrum aspects, in particular participating in CEPT and ITU-R meetings. He chaired the WRC preparation of CEPT from 2013 to 2019 and is currently a Vice-Chairman of the ITU conference preparatory meeting to WRC-23 (CPM).
His career started in 2002 in the German NRA in the area of electronic signatures and the governance of relevant service providers. He holds second level degree in law.

Gregory Edlund is the Vice President and Chief Architect at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company. He is responsible for understanding the mission priorities and industry landscape to set the vision and strategy for enterprise subsystem and product roadmaps. Prior to his current role Greg lead the RF Payload Center of Excellence at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company. Greg brings over 38 years of leadership and experience working at The Aerospace Corporation, as an independent Consultant, at Northrop Grumman, and at Lockheed Martin. Prior to Lockheed Martin he was with Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems where he worked in program management, new business, and engineering space solutions across DoD, commercial, civil and restricted efforts. He also supported integrated air/space solutions, and the development and execution of several airborne platforms.
Prior to Northrop Grumman, Greg worked as an independent consultant developing business and capture strategies for Commercial, Military and Restricted space business areas. Greg also consulted with the US government focused on advancing the future DOD, civil and restricted communications architectures and specifically the initiation of the TSAT program.
Greg started his career with The Aerospace Corporation, where he supported the DoD, civil and national space programs. He managed the MILSATCOM advanced plans group, a communications subdivision directorate and opened The Aerospace Corporation’s Washington, DC Field Office.

Dr. William J. Blackwell is the Associate Leader of the Applied Space Systems Group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, where he leads a number of projects involving atmospheric remote sensing, including the development and calibration of airborne and space-borne microwave sensors, the retrieval of geophysical products from remote radiance measurements, and the application of electromagnetic, signal processing, and estimation theory. He is currently the principal investigator on the NASA TROPICS CubeSat constellation mission, which is scheduled to begin launching in early 2022. Dr. Blackwell received the ScD degree in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT and is an IEEE Fellow and AIAA Associate Fellow.

Mr. Sachidananda Babu has been working at NASA for more than 34 years. Prior to that, he worked at Intel submicron R&D and TIFR, India. While at NASA, he initially worked on Focal Plane Technologies for many space flight projects like Cassini, Gravity Probe B, Spitzer, SWIFT, SOHO, Landsat, JWST, JPSS, and others. During the last 7 years he has been managing the technology validation program at the NASA Earth Science Technology Office. Under this program, the main elements are InVEST (CubeSat/SmallSat/hosted payload based technology validation program) and SLI-T (Technology for future Sustainable Land Imaging (LandSat) program). The InVEST program manages many successful CubeSat missions such as RAVEN, IceCube, RainCube, TEMPEST-D, HARP and CIRiS. In the next year, his program will launch at least 6 payloads into low earth orbit. During the past 5 years, he has been organizing CubeSat/SmallSat mission-focused sessions at SPIE and IGARSS. He is the recipient of many NASA awards, including the "Exceptional Service Medal".


Ke Wu, J.-C. Chiao
Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal, Southern Methodist Univ.
Manos Tentzeris, Patrick Mercier, Ilja Ocket, Colin Drummond, Alessandra Costanzo

Wearables with convenience, comfort, ubiquitousness, and modularity can provide essential or critical functions to keep us healthy and save lives. They involve multidisciplinary efforts, collaborations, and partnerships in sensing, communication, materials, networking, and system integration. Experts from various disciplines from multiple IEEE societies will talk about the current R&D progress, issues, and challenges in this panel.

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Professor Emmanouil (Manos) M. Tentzeris was born and grew up in Piraeus,Greece. He graduated from Ionidios Model School of Piraeus in 1987 and received the Diploma (Suma Cum Laude) from the National Technical University in Athens, Greece in 1992 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering andComputer Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1993 and1998, respectively.

He joined the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1998.

Alessandra Costanzo is full professor at the University of Bologna, Italy. Her research activities are dedicated to CAD algorithms for multi-domain co-design and modeling of active nonlinear microwave/RF circuits. Recently she has proposed novel solutions for energy autonomous RF systems based on the wireless power transmission, adopting both far-field and near-field solutions, for several power levels and operating frequencies. She has authored more than 250 scientific publications on peer-reviewed international journals and conferences and several chapter books. Dr. Costanzo is a co-founder of the EU COST Action IC1301 WiPE Wireless Power Transfer for Sustainable Electronics, where she chaired WG1: Far-Field Wireless Power Transfer. She is past-chair of the MTT-26 Committee on Wireless Energy Transfer. Since 2016, she has been the Steering Committee Chair of the new IEEE Journal of Radio Frequency Identification. She is the MTT-S representative and Distinguished Lecturer of the Council on Radio Frequency Identification (CRFID).She has been Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory And Techniques. She is IEEE Fellow.

Patrick P. Mercier received the B.Sc. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, in 2006, and the S.M. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA, in 2008 and 2012, respectively.

He is currently an Associate Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California San Diego (UCSD), where he is also the co-Director of the Center for Wearable Sensors. His research interests include the design of energy-efficient microsystems, focusing on the design of RF circuits, power converters, and sensor interfaces for miniaturized systems and biomedical applications.

Prof. Mercier received a Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC) Julie Payette fellowship in 2006, NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships in 2007 and 2009, an Intel Ph.D. Fellowship in 2009, the 2009 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) Jack Kilby Award for Outstanding Student Paper at ISSCC 2010, a Graduate Teaching Award in Electrical and Computer Engineering at UCSD in 2013, the Hellman Fellowship Award in 2014, the Beckman Young Investigator Award in 2015, the DARPA Young Faculty Award in 2015, the UC San Diego Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award in 2016, the Biocom Catalyst Award in 2017, the NSF CAREER Award in 2018, and the San Diego County Engineering Council Outstanding Engineer Award in 2020. He has served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VERY LARGE SCALE INTEGRATION from 2015-2017. Since 2013, he has served as an Associated Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON BIOMEDICAL INTEGRATED CIRCUITS, and is currently a member of the ISSCC, VLSI, and CICC Technical Program Committees. Prof. Mercier was the co-editor of Ultra-Low- Power Short Range Radios (Springer, 2015) and Power Management Integrated Circuits (CRC Press, 2016).

Ilja Ocket (Member, IEEE) received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, in 1998 and 2009, respectively.,He is currently a Program Manager for neuromorphic sensor fusion with IoT Department, IMEC, Leuven, Belgium. His research interests include all aspects of heterogeneous integration of highly miniaturized millimeter wave systems, spanning design, technology, and metrology. He is also involved in research on using broadband impedance sensing and dielectrophoretic actuation for lab-on-chip applications.(Based on document published on 25 August 2021).

Colin Drummond - In January 2015, Colin re-joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering as Professor and Assistant Chair, to lead efforts in undergraduate education with a specific focus on expanding experiential design courses and professional practice preparation. Colin’s research focuses on educational pedagogy, healthcare IT, entrepreneurship and innovation. Most recently, Colin was with the School of Nursing. From 2008-2013, Colin was the Director of the Coulter-Case Translational Research Partnership (CCTRP) in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. He received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Syracuse University in 1985 and an MBA in Technology Management from the Weatherhead School of Management in 1997. Dr. Drummond has conducted research in the areas of medical device design, microfabrication packaging, sensor systems, and cross-platform software systems integration. For over two decades Colin has worked in the application of science and technology to the creation of products and services.

During 2004-2007, Colin was the Director of Clinical Research for non-acute medical products at the Invacare Corporation, specializing in respiratory therapy (primarily oxygen therapy), sleep disorder research, and establishing a new clinical research program strategy. Prior to joining Invacare in 2000, Colin was the Manager of Marketing and Business Development for the Powder Systems Group at the Nordson Corporation, focusing on product development, international high-technology manufacturing coating system start-ups, and eBusiness initiatives. Earlier, Colin spent 8 years at the NASA Lewis Research Center developing programming techniques for complex aircraft system analysis and turbomachinery stability. He holds three product patents and has a fourth pending.

Gerardo Orozco, Thomas Williamson, Jeffrey Jargon, Jon Martens
National Instruments, Georgia Tech Research Institute, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Anritsu
Matt Little, Sidina Wane, Caleb Fulton, Michael Foegelle, Cesar Lugo, Rob Horansky

This panel addresses current and future challenges regarding over the air (OTA) characterization, measurement, and calibration of modern phased arrays. We will discuss various repeatable, practical, and economic methods for addressing challenges presented by emerging technology. We will draw on a breadth of knowledge from academia, the defense and aerospace industry, and the cellular industry to speak to the diversity of array technology for 5G, 6G, satellite-borne arrays, and radar.

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Matt Little is the Chief Technologist for the Command, Control, Communications and Instrumentation mission area at Ball Aerospace. Matt has 20 years of experience developing phased array antennas for radar and communication systems for defense and commercial applications. This includes leading significant R&D efforts to improve calibration measurement accuracy and efficiency for phased array antenna systems. Prior to joining Ball Aerospace, he was an engineering fellow at Raytheon Technologies. He holds a master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Sidina Wane is President, Founder and CEO of eV-Technologies – a France based high-technology company providing leading edge energy-aware tools, instrumentations and chip-package-PCB-antenna co-design solutions for RF, millimeter-wave and optical applications. Sidina Wane holds a Dr.-Ing.-HDR degree in electronic circuits and systems with specialization in on chip-package-PCB co-design, co-simulation, and co-verification. His main interests and background are in the fields of power integrity, signal integrity, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and electromagnetic interference (EMI) in integrated circuits and systems for RF, mm-wave, and optical applications.

Caleb Fulton (S’05-M’11-SM’16) received the B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electronics and communication engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA, in 2006 and 2011, respectively. He is currently an Associate Professor of electronics and communication engineering with the Advanced Radar Research Center, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA. His current research interests include antenna design, digital phased array calibration and compensation for transceiver and array polarization errors, integration of digital transceivers and high-power GaN devices, and advanced digital array design considerations. Dr. Fulton is a member of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, the Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society, and the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society, where he also serves on the Education Committee. He was the recipient of the Purdue University Eaton Alumni Award for Design Excellence in 2009 for his work on the Army Digital Array Radar (DAR) Project, the Meritorious Paper Award for a summary of these efforts at the 2010 Government Microcircuit Applications and Critical Technologies Conference, and the 2015 DARPA Young Faculty Award for his ongoing digital phased array research.

Dr. Michael D. Foegelle is the Director of Technology Development at ETS-Lindgren in Cedar Park, Texas, and has more than 25 years of test and measurement experience in RF and wireless. He received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Foegelle has been actively involved in standards development on the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Accredited Standards Committee C63 on electromagnetic compatibility, CTIA Certification Program Working Group, Wi-Fi Alliance, WiMAX Forum, IEEE 802.11, and 3GPP. He has served as chair or vice-chair of various working groups in those organizations and currently co-chairs the
CTIA MIMO OTA Subgroup. He has authored or co-authored numerous papers in the areas of Electromagnetics, EMC, Wireless Performance Testing, and Condensed Matter Physics, holds dozens of patents on wireless and electromagnetic test methods and equipment, and is dedicated to advancing the state of the art in radiated RF testing of emerging wireless technologies.

Dr. Cesar Lugo is a Senior Fellow at L3Harris. His research has focused on phased arrays, digital arrays, and other advanced technologies.

Robert D. Horansky received the B.A. degree in chemistry and the Ph.D. degree in physics from the University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA, in 1999 and 2005, respectively. His thesis work focused on low-noise dielectric measurements on novel materials in molecular electronics. Since 2005, he has been with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Boulder, CO, USA, where he started out developing the highest resolving power energy dispersive sensor to date. He then went on to develop metrology techniques for single photon sensors in nuclear radiation and optical power measurements. In 2015, he joined the Metrology for Wireless Systems Project in the Communications Technology Laboratory, NIST developing calibrations and traceability for millimeter-wave wireless systems and reverberation-chamber measurements for cellular applications. He is the Secretary of the IEEE P1765 Standards Working Group on Uncertainty for EVM.