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What’s new in wireless communications? Higher frequencies & higher throughput, but not only ...- CEA-Leti's speakers

Published on 22 February 2022

Eric Mercier 

Is the deputy head of the Wireless & Telecom Unit at CEA-Leti. After having held positions in test equipment for physical fiber-optical link tests and semiconductor companies as R&D application and marketing engineer, he was promoted to managing head of the RFIC Design Laboratory. He is now in charge of promoting and disseminating scientific developments in the wireless domain, including mmW, RFID, IoT, LiFi, Radar, antenna & propagation modelling, integrated circuits, demonstration platforms and full demonstrators. He has also been involved in several European projects and has co-authored conference papers and book chapters. He is a graduate of ENSEEIH Toulouse..

Jose Luis González-Jiménez

Is mmW project leader and research director at CEA-Leti's Wireless & Telecom Unit, RFIC Design Laboratory, where he has been working since 2011. He studied telecommunications engineering and received a Ph.D. degree in electronic engineering from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) in Barcelona. Following that, he was an associate professor at the university for 13 years. His areas of expertise include signal integrity, power and substrate coupling in mixed-signal circuits, mmW IC design and test and silicon photonics, all for which he has co-authored many papers. He also collaborates as an assistant professor at Phelma-INPG Schoof of Engineering at Grenoble-Alpes University.

Antonio Clemente 

Received B.S. and M.S. degrees in telecommunication engineering and remote sensing systems from the University of Siena, Italy and a Ph.D. degree in signal processing and telecommunications from the University of Rennes 1, France. He realized his master thesis project at Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Lyngby, Denmark, where he worked on spherical nearfield antenna measurements. Since 2013, he has been a research engineer in CEA-Leti's Wireless & Telecom Unit. His current research interests include fixed-beam and electronically reconfigurable transmit array antennas, RIS, millimeter-wave and sub-THz antennas, antenna arrays, near-field focused systems, antenna modelling, and numerous other antenna areas.  He has authored or co-authored more than 110 papers in international journals and conferences, received 15 patents and has won several awards for conference presentations. 

Alexandre Giry 

Has 20+ years of hands-on experience in RF PA design and he is currently leading research activities on integrated PA & front-end modules in CEA-Leti's Wireless & Telecom Unit. He has participated in several research programs with industrial & academic partners and he has supervised several Ph.D. students and researchers. He was principal investigator for the project that led to the work that was awarded the Best Industry Paper Award (Second Place) at IEEE RFIC in 2020. Giry serves as TPC member of the IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium. His current research interests include the architecture and design of high-efficiency and tunable PA/FEM for multimode multiband applications. He received a Ph.D. degree (cum Laude) in electrical engineering from Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA), France.

Peter L. Gammel 

Is vice president and CTO of the Mobile and Wireless Infrastructure BU at GlobalFoundries. He joined the company in 2019. Previously, he was the chief technology officer for Skyworks Solutions, Inc. and also served as chief technology officer and vice president of engineering at SiGe. Prior to this, he was vice president of engineering at Renaissance Wireless and chief technology officer at Advance Nanotech and for Agere Systems’ Analog Products Business. He was also a distinguished member of technical staff at Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs. Gammel received a bachelor of science in physics and mathematics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in physics from Cornell University.

​Benoît Denis 

Has been with CEA-Leti's Systems Division (DSYS), in the Wireless & Telecom Unit Technologies (STSF), since 2005, working as a research engineer and project manager. His main research interests concern localization applications in wireless communication networks, with a focus on cooperative, fusion-based and multipath-aided approaches. They also include location-oriented channel modeling and cross-layer protocol design, enabling radio technologies and  location-based services related to connected and automated mobility (CAM), industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT). He is the co-author of more than 120 scientific papers and the co-creator of 16 patents. He received the E.E. (2002), M.Sc. (2002), and Ph.D. (2005) degrees in electronics and communication systems from INSA, Rennes, France.

Christophe Villien 

Is a permanent research scientist and project manager in CEA-Leti’s Wireless & Telecom Unit. He has been working on UWB radio systems and associated localization algorithms, attitude estimation, indoor localization for pedestrians based on multi-modal fusion and map-matching. His research interests currently include GNSS-INS loose and tight coupling fusion and localization through IoT networks. He has a degree in electrical engineering (ENSEIRB, 2002), and he received a Ph. D. degree in signal processing from Strasbourg University (2006).  

Emmanuel Dreina 

Is the Wireless Connectivity Manager and Wireless Senior Expert within Schneider Electric's Energy Management business unit. Since he joined Schneider Electric in 2008 as a Radio Frequency expert, he extends his expertise to Wireless Communication protocols and architectures. He is currently in charge of the strategy and innovation in the wireless domain as well as wireless technologies integration within products. LPWAN and 5G technologies are at the heart of his current studies to shape
the future of Schneider Electric offers. Emmanuel holds an engineering degree in Electronic and Embedded Systems, a M.Sc. degree in Radio Frequency and a Ph.D. degree in Radio Frequency, Antenna & Propagation from the Grenoble Institute of Technology, France.

​Luc Maret

Is a permanent research scientist and project manager at CEA-Leti in the Wireless & Telecom Unit, High-Throughput Systems Laboratory. His research interests include physical-layer designs and algorithms for wireless systems, mainly millimeter wave, with a focus on implementation of optical wireless communications. He also has conducted visible light communication/light fidelity activities. He has a degree in electrical engineering from ENSER Grenoble.

Sylvain Aubin 

Received his Engineering degree and MSc in Electronics from INSA Rennes in 2003, before working for the French Embassy in London, UK, as a Scientific Attaché in charge of new technologies. In 2005, he joined SIRADEL, where he has held multiple positions in the Wireless and Customer departments and became Wireless Product Manager for radio access network design & optimization products, including Siradel flagship product Volcano.
He participated in the commercial launch of several products addressing challenges related to massive IoT, 5G, Fixed Wireless Access and electromagnetic field exposure (EME). Thus, he had the opportunity to present Siradel capabilities in several events such as the LoRa Things Conference and the Telecom Infra Project summit.After the acquisition of Siradel by the ENGIE, a major energy and services company, the company broadened its activities to address all types of infrastructure, beyond connectivity (e.g. CCTV), based on its know-how, expertise and tools. Sylvain AUBIN now runs the Infra Network Design Department as a Director, member of the Siradel executive committee.