April 2008-Present Senior RF engineer,
Orban Microwave Products, Leuven, Belgium
Have leading role in development of
deep-space X-band coherent transponder.
developing sophisticated models of coherent transponders and
phase-locked receivers in low SNR environments.
Developed RF and microwave analog circuits and systems (e.g. LNAs,frequency converters, transmitters, receivers, sensors, measuring systems).
Developed methods of measuring the ability of coherent receivers to track uplink carriers (Allan Deviation).
December 2006-April 2008: RF/microwave
systems engineer at AsicAhead, Hasselt, Belgium.
Developed system designs for WiMAX radios.
Devoted much time to developing methods for
characterising and debugging RFICs (e.g. Fractional PLL
performance characterisation, multimode RF impedance and noise
Devised methods for constructing wide-band
2003 - December 2006: Independent software and hardware
Developed two software packages for modeling
electromechanical devices (linear motor, mass accelerator).
Published work in IEEE transactions.
Built a series of three highly advanced
computer models for electromagnetic wave propagation,
electromechanical devices and fluid mechanics using finite
element/finite difference methods.
Prepared a real-time microcontroller-based
force logging device, RF PLL synthesizers, Class- E RF power
amplifiers, plasma generators, ISM-band radio designs.
Built large mailing address databases for the
Solar Expo in Vicenza (2004, 2005) using data sifting applications
crafted in C and various Unix shell scripting languages.
Prepared more than 15 articles, presentations
and reports for dissemination in the last 5 years.
2001-November 2003: Senior Research Associate and
Lecturer, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Australia.
Carried out an investigation of analog RF
subsystems in 3G base stations as part of a $9M commercial
performance and feasibility study. Comprehensive report produced.
Designed and constructed low-cost microwave
transmitter and receiver circuits at 1.2 and 2.4 GHz as part of
student project development work. Also devised filters and
amplifiers in Ku band VSAT terminals.
Built benchmarking models for direct-sequence
spread-spectrum communication systems and optically based
millimeter-wave oscillators for SIDEARM (potential $1-2M project).
Initiated and managed an $15K project which
aimed to develop an initial study into modeling for the
manufacturing of microstructured optical fibres using cluster
Organised events for the local chapter of the
IEEE. Managed visits by distinguished lecturers and raised funds
(about $10K) for short term visiting scholar.
2000 - February 2001: Project Engineer at Victoria University,
Melbourne as part of the Australian Telecommunications Cooperative
Developed computer models of signal
impairments due to receiver noise in software steerable antennas.
Presented results at 2002 IEEE-MTT Symposium.
Designed and constructed a wide variety of
electronic devices: encoders, decoders, microwave filters,
low-noise amplifiers, oscillators and PLL synthesizers,
beamformers, power dividers, antennas and SSB frequency translators
(mostly in L and S band).
Carried out antenna pattern measurements.
1994 - February 2000: Postdoctoral Research scientist under CSR
Fellowship at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial
Research Organisation, Forestry and Forest Products Division.
Developed finite-element, finite-difference
and Monte-Carlo based computational tools for heat/mass (moisture)
transfer in porous media, electromagnetics, and viscoelasticity in
2 and 3 dimensions.
Interacted regularly with team members and
Prepared 14 detailed reports and
>Supervised 3 research students.
1993 - July 1994: Guest Lecturer at RMIT, Melbourne. Prepared
and delivered course material on UHF/microwave design, fibre-optic
communications and the theory and mechanics of the Internet.
1990 - June 1993: Completed Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering at
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA. Program focused on Field
Theory and Solid State Physics. Title of dissertation: “Finite
Element Modeling of Transmission Lines in Two and Three Dimensions.”
1987 - December 1989: Received Master of Science degree from the
University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA.
1981 - December 1985: Earned Bachelor of Science in Electrical
Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
(5 year program).
I.E.E.E. Microwave Theory and Techniques,
Antennas and Propagation, Circuits and Systems and Communication
Chapter Chair of I.E.E.E. Microwave Theory
and Technique/Antennas and Propagation Societies, Victorian
Society for Industrial and Applied
Italian: Reading: Good, Writing: Good,
German: Reading: Good, Writing: Good,
Dutch: Reading: Good, Writing: Fair,
English: Mother tongue.