Rafael Rodríguez Boixgot his “LicenciadoenFísica” degree (equivalent to Bachelor + Master in Physics) by the University of Seville in1986. He was appointed “number one in the class” and “number two among all Physics students in Spain”. He got his Ph. D. degree by University of Seville in 1990, and was awarded the “1990-91 U. S. Physics Ph. D. Prize”. In 1994 he became Associate Professor at the Department of Electronics and Electromagnetism of the University of Seville, and in 2010 he was promoted to Full Professor. Since he finished his Ph. D., Prof Boix has been advisor or co-advisor of five Ph. D. students, three of whom have achieved the “Ph. D. Prize”. Prof. Boix has been author or co-author of more than 70 journal papers in the topic of Electromagnetism applied to Telecommunication Engineering. Out of these journal papers, more than 40 have been published in the prestigious IEEE Transactions (the most acclaimed journals in the field of telecommunications). Also, Prof. Boix has authored or co-authored more than 130 papers in Spanish and international conferences (many of them presented by himself). Prof. Boix has visited three U.S.A. universities as a post doc for periods of roughly three months of duration, twice at the University of California in Los Angeles and once at Syracuse University (New York State). He has been an active member of numerous regional, national and international research projects (including European Space Agency projects), and he has acted as head of two of these projects. The research career of Prof. Boix has mainly dealt with the following research topics: a) study of the effect of dielectric and mangnetic anisotropy on planar technology passive circuits components (transmission lines, resonators, filters, etc.); b) study of the effect of anisotropy on the radiation performance and tuning capabilities of printed antennas; c) analysis of the scattering by planar objects in multilayered media in periodic as well as non-periodic configurations, and its applications in remote sensing and the design of frequency selective surfaces; d) implementation of extremely fast and accurate algorithms for the determination of homogeneous and multilayered electromagnetic Green’s functions both in periodic and non-periodic configurations; e) use of these Green’s function algorithms in Method of Moment codes for the solution of integral equations involved in multilayered structures problems, both in the periodic and non-periodic cases; f) application of those algorithms in the periodic case for the design of broadband or dual band reflectarray antennas with dual linear and/or circular polarization, high radiation efficiency, low cross-polarization and low losses.
Teresa M. Martín-Guerrero was born in Málaga,Spain. She received the Grado de LicenciadoenCienciasFísicas (M.Sc. equivalent in Physics) from the Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain, in 1990, and the Grado de Doctor Ingeniero de Telecomunicación (Ph.D. equivalent in Telecommunication Engineering) from the Universidad de Málaga, Málaga, in 1995. In 1991, she joined the Departamento de Ingenieriade Comunicaciones, Universidad de Málaga, where she became a Full Professor in 2016. From 2008 to 2012, she was the Vice-Director for Research with the E.T.S Ingeniería de Telecomunicación (Faculty of Telecommunication Engineering), Universidad de Málaga. She has been the chair of the 13th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference (EuMIC) held in Madrid in September 2018. Her current research interests include microwave and millimeter wave device characterization and modeling and the analysis, and design of RF nonlinear circuits.
Full Professor, University of Malaga, GEA cofounder
Carlos Camacho Peñalosa (IEEE Life Senior Member) receivedthe Ingeniero de Telecomunicación and Doctor Ingeniero degreesfromthe Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain, in 1976 and 1982, respectively.
From 1976 to 1989, he waswiththe Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, as a ResearchAssistant, anAssistantProfessor and anAssociateProfessor. In 1980 he was a cofounder of the Applied Electromagnetism Group. From September 1984 to July 1985, he was a Visiting Researcher in the Department of Electronics, Chelsea College, University of London, U.K. He was ‘Subdirector-Jefe de Estudios’ (1987-1989) of the ‘E.T.S. Ingenieros de Telecomunicación’ of the ‘Universidad Politécnica de Madrid’.
In 1989 he became a Full Professor with the Universidad de Málaga, Málaga, Spain. He was ‘Director’ of the ‘E.T.S. Ingeniería de Telecomunicación’ (1991-1993), ‘Vice-Rector’ (1993-1994) and ‘Rector (enfunciones)’ (1994) of the ‘Universidad de Málaga’. From 1996 until 2004 he held the position of ‘Director’ of the ‘Departamento de Ingeniería de Comunicaciones’.
His research interests include microwave and millimetre solid-state circuits, nonlinear systems and applied electromagnetism. He has participated and been responsible for several research projects on nonlinear microwave circuit analysis, microwave semiconductor device modelling and applied electromagnetism. He has also participated in technology transfer contracts. He was (2000-2003) co-Head of the Nokia Mobile Communications Competence Centre in Málaga.
Manuel Arrebola was born in Lucena, Córdoba, Spain. He received the M.Sc. degree in telecommunication engineering from the Universidad de Málaga, Málaga, Spain, in 2002, and the Ph.D. degree from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Madrid, Spain, in 2008.
From 2003 to 2007, he was a Research Assistant with the Electromagnetism and Circuit Theory Department, UPM. In 2005, he was with the Microwave Techniques Department, Universität Ulm, Ulm, Germany, as a Visiting Scholar. In 2007, he joined the Electrical Engineering Department, Universidad de Oviedo, Gijón, Spain, where he is currently an Associate Professor. In 2009, he was with the European Space Research and Technology Centre, European Space Agency, Noordwijk, The Netherlands. In 2018, he was with the Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, and in 2019 with the Institute of Sensors, Signals and Systems, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK, both as Visiting Professor. His current research interests include the development of efficient analysis, design and optimization techniques of reflectarray and transmitarray antennas both in near and far fields.
Dr. Arrebola was a co-recipient of the 2007 S. A. Schelkunoff Transactions Prize Paper Award given by the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society.
Assistant Professor at “ Universidad Rey Juan Carlos”
Eduardo Martínez de Riojareceived the Telecommunication Engineer and Ph.D. degrees from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Madrid, Spain, in 2014 and 2018, respectively. From 2015 to 2019, he was a Research Assistant with the Applied Electromagnetics Group of UPM, where he carried out his Ph.D. thesis under the supervision of Prof. José Antonio Encinar. In 2016, he was a visiting researcher at the Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. Since 2019, he is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Signal Theory and Communications, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain. His research activity focuses on the design of dual-frequency, dual-polarization and multibeam reflectarray antennas for satellite and 5G applications. Eduardo Martínez de Rioja was a recipient of the 2019 National Awards of the Spanish Official College of Telecommunication Engineers to the Best Ph.D. Thesis in the category of Government Satellite Services, and the 2018 Young Researchers Award of the XXXIII National Symposium of URSI.