Committee Of Recommendation

Bart Smolders was born in Hilvarenbeek, the Netherlands in 1965. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in 1989 and 1994, respectively. From 1989 to 1991, he worked as an IC Designer at FEL-TNO, The Hague. From 1994 to 1997, he was a Radar System Designer with Thales, the Netherlands. From 1997 to 2000, he was project leader of the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) with the Netherlands Foundation for Research in Astronomy (ASTRON). From 2000 to 2010, he has been with NXP (formerly Philips) Semiconductors, The Netherlands, responsible for the innovation in the RF business line. Since 2010, he is a full-time professor at the TU/e in the Electromagnetics Group with special interest in antenna systems and applications. He currently leads several research projects in the area of integrated antenna systems operating at frequencies up to 150 GHz for several application domains, including 5G/6G wireless communications, radar sensors and radio-astronomy. He is junior-past chairman of the IEEE Benelux section and past-chair of the NERG (Nederlands Radio- en Elektronica Genootschap). He is Board member of the SWAN (Stichting Wetenschappelijke Activiteiten van het Nederlands URSI Committee) and member of the Advisory Board of ASTRON and PhotonDelta. Next to his research activities, he is the dean of the Electrical Engineering department of the TU/e. He has published more than 150 papers. More details can be found at: