Keynote Speakers


Professor Sir Colin Humphreys


Professor of Materials Science, Queen Mary University of London

Professor Humphreys' research profile:



Dr. Hanyang Wang

Ph.D, C.Eng, FIET

Huawei Fellow, Chief Terminal Antenna Expert, HUAWEI Technologies



Hanyang Wang received the Ph.D. degree from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, U.K. in 1995. From 1986 to 1991, he served as a Lecturer and an Associate Professor with Shandong University, Jinan, China. From 1995 to 1999, he was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow with the University of Birmingham, Birmingham, U.K., and the University of Essex, Colchester, U.K. From 1999 to 2000, he was with Vector Fields Ltd., Oxford, U.K., as a Software Development and Microwave Engineering Consultant Engineer. He joined Nokia U.K. Ltd., Farnborough, U.K. in 2001, where he had been a Mobile Antenna Specialist for 11 years. He joined Huawei Technologies after leaving Nokia, and he is currently the Chief Mobile Antenna Expert and the Head of the Mobile Antenna Technology Division. He is also an Adjunct Professor with the School of Electronics and Information Technology, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China. His current research interests include small and multi-band antennas for mobile terminals, antennas and antenna arrays for 5G mobile communications, and numerical methods for the solutions of electromagnetic radiation and scattering problems. He holds over 50 granted and pending US/EU/CN patents, and he has authored over 100 refereed papers on these topics. He was a recipient of the Title of Nokia Inventor of the Year in 2005 and the Nokia Excellence Award in 2011. He was also a recipient of the Huawei Individual Gold Medal Award in 2012 and the Huawei Team Gold Medal Award in 2013 and 2014, respectively. His patent was ranked number one among 2015 Huawei top ten patent awards. Dr. Wang is a Huawei Fellow and an IET Fellow. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters.



Professor Wei Hong

Ph.D, Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of CIE

Director of State Key Laboratory of Millimetre Waves, Southeast University


                          The Role of mmWave and THz Technologies in the Evolution of 5G to 6G

Wei Hong*, Debin Hou, Zhiqiang Yu, Chao Yu, Yan Zhang, Zhangcheng Hao,
Peng Chen, Jianfeng Zhai, Jianyi Zhou, Jixin Chen, Haiming Wang, Ling Tian, Nianzu Zhang, Zhihao Jiang, Hui Zhang, Fan Wu, Yingrui Yu, Chong Guo,
Le Kuai, Yun Hu, Jun Xu, Rong Lu, Yuanwei Zhu, et al

State Key Laboratory of Millimeter Waves, School of Information Science and Engineering

Southeast University, Nanjing, 210096, P. R. China


Recently, 6G (Sixth Generation Mobile Communications) has become a hot topic. People begin to discuss the key technologies for 6G, and some countries have launched research programs. Some people think THz will be the key technology for 6G, and others think it should be satellite communications. In this talk, we’ll present the perspective of ours on 6G, and will discuss the role of millimeter wave (mmWave) and THz technologies in the evolution of 5G to 6G.


Wei Hong (M’92-SM’07-F’12) received the B.S. degree from the University of Information Engineering, Zhengzhou, China, in 1982, and the M.S. and Ph.D degrees from Southeast University, Nanjing, China, in 1985 and 1988, respectively, all in radio engineering.

Since 1988, he has been with the State Key Laboratory of Millimeter Waves and serves for the director of the lab since 2003, and is currently a professor and the dean of the School of Information Science and Engineering, Southeast University. In 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998, he was a short-term Visiting Scholar with the University of California at Berkeley and at Santa Cruz, respectively. He has been engaged in numerical methods for electromagnetic problems, millimeter wave theory and technology, antennas, RF technology for wireless communications etc. He has authored and co-authored over 300 technical publications with over 9000 citations, and authored two books. He twice awarded the China State Natural Science Prizes (second and fourth classes), thrice awarded the first-class Science and Technology Progress Prizes issued by the Ministry of Education of China and Jiangsu Province Government etc. Besides, he also received the Foundations for China Distinguished Young Investigators and for “Innovation Group” issued by NSF of China.

Dr. Hong is a Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of CIE, Vice-Presidents of Microwave Society and Antenna Society of CIE, Chairperson of IEEE MTT-S/AP-S/EMC-S Joint Nanjing Chapter. Beisdes, he was an IEEE MTT-S AdCom Member (2014-2016), and served for the associate editor of IEEE Trans. on MTT during 2007-2010.


Dr.  Wolfgang Templ


Manager, Wireless Transceiver Research Dpt., NOKIA Bell Labs



Wolfgang Templ graduated in Physics from University of Stuttgart in 1987. He received his PhD from University of Stuttgart working at Max Planck Institute for Metal Physics / Stuttgart in 1990 on the field of muon spin rotation based investigations of spin density waves in antiferromagnetic Chromium.

After two years postdoc at MPI working on nuclear methods in solid state physics at Paul Scherrer Institute (Switzerland) and Rutherford Appleton Labs (UK) he joined Alcatel-SEL in 1992 where he worked for four years in the field of semiconductor component qualification and tests.

From 1999 to 2005 Wolfgang Templ led the microelectronic technology group of Alcatel Research Centre which became Bell Labs Germany after merger between Alcatel and Lucent.

Until 2013 he was working at Bell Labs in the optical networking department, mainly concentrating on identification, assessment and introduction of new electronic and photonic device technologies for optical and wireless communication systems.

Since 2013 Wolfgang Templ is leading a Bell Labs department directed to research on wireless transceivers for 4G and 5G radio- and mmWave- infrastructure.

As member of CATRENE Steering Group and acting as project reviewer he has been participating since 2001 on numerous CATRENE, FP6, H2020 and VLAIO microelectronic project reviews.