Professor Claudio Paoloni (Lancaster University, UK)
Biography– Claudio Paoloni is Head of Engineering Department at Lancaster University and Cockcroft Chair. He is author of more than 220 articles in international journals and conference proceedings in the field of high frequency electronics, millimetre wave vacuum electron devices and novel 5G wireless network.
He is Coordinator of the Horizon 2020 project TWEETHER "Travelling wave tube based w-band wireless networks with high data rate distribution, spectrum & energy efficiency" and of the H2020 ULTRAWAVE “Ultra capacity wireless layer beyond 100 GHz based on millimeter wave Traveling Wave Tubes”.
He served as Local Organization Chair of IEEE International Vacuum Electronic Conference 2009 (IVEC 2009), as Conference Chair of UK/Europe China Millimeter Wave and THz Technology Workshop 2013 (UCMMT2013) held in Rome. He was Chair of the Technical Programme Committee of the International Vacuum Electronics Conference 2017 (IVEC) held in London. He was Guest Editor for the Special Issue of Transaction on Electron Devices on Vacuum Electronics (June 2014).
He is Chair of the IEEE Electron Devices Society Vacuum Devices Technical Committee.
Professor Maziar Nekovee (University of Sussex, UK)
Biography – Maziar Nekovee is Professor of Telecommunications an Head of Centre for Advanced Communications, Mobile Technology and IoT at University of Sussex. His current research focuses on 5G and beyond-5G Mobile Communications, AI for mobile networks and THz communications for 6G. Prior to his current post he was from 2013 to 2017 Head of Samsung’s UK and European Research and Collaborations in 5G . Prior to joining Samsung he was from 2001-2013 with BT Research and Innovation as a team leaders and senior scientist. Maziar has a PhD in Physics from University of Nijmegen and a first degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Delft University of Technology, both in the Netherlands. He is the author of over 100 highly cited papers, one book and 13 patents. He is Vice Chair of NetWorld 2020 European Technology Platform, which contributes to EC’s strategic research and innovation roadmap in communication technologies and is a Steering Board Member of EPSRC-funded Comnet2.
Dr. Hairui Liu (China Institute of Information and Communication, China)
Biography– Hairui Liu, PhD, is a senior engineer of millimeter wave technology in China Institute of Information and Communication. He is the Secretary General of China Millimeter wave and Terahertz Alliance (MTA).
Dr. Liu received the degree of B.Sc. in Electronic Engineering from Beihang University (BUAA), Beijing, China in 2006, degree of M.Sc in Microwave Electronics from Beihang University in 2009, and the degree of Ph.D. in Physical Electronic from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), Beijing, China in 2013. From September 2010 to October 2011 he joined MMT Group of Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL), UK, as a visiting scientist. In September 2013 he was employed by Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), as a Postdoc.
In December 2016 he employed by China Institute of Information and Communication as a senior engineer. From August 2018, he was responsible for preparing the China Millimeter wave and Terahertz Alliance (MTA), and chosen to be the Secretary General when MTA was founded in April 26th 2019.
His research interests are in millimeter wave and terahertz devices, wireless communications and applications. His work is mainly on the study of industrial development in millimeter wave and terahertz, organizing alliance activities to promote exchange between industry and scientific research.
Mr. Haroon Khan (Huawei Technologies Munich Research Centre, Germany)
Biography– Haroon Khan, M.Sc, was born in Hyderabad, India in 1970 and grew up in the UK where he received his Master’s Degree in Microwave Solid State Physics at the University of Portsmouth in 1992. He then went on to start his career as an RF Engineer at Marconi Radar & Control Systems. After 26 years in industry at seven different companies in UK and Germany he is now employed at Huawei Technologies Munich Research center as a Principal RF Research Engineer on the topic of OTA testing for 5G communications.