Early Stage Researchers

Coen van de VenESR3: Numerical modelling, design and fabrication of phased array antennas and packaging for automotive radar applications
Coen van de Ven is an antenna engineer at Gapwaves AB Gothenburg Sweden. He studied electrical engineering at the Technical University Eindhoven in the Netherlands, where he received his Bachelor’s in 2019 and his Master’s degree in 2021. Besides his studies he worked on a new method for accurate RCS measurements with the royal NLR. Currently, he is an industrial PhD student at Universiteit Twente in the EEMCS department. His interest mainly focuses on the physical realization of antenna concepts, going from theory to an architecture which can be produced for use in industry.
Aamir Ullah Khan
Aamir Ullah KhanESR4: Multi-band wireless propagation modelling for meshed 5G V2X scenarios
Aamir Ullah Khan received his Bachelor of Science degree in 2015 in Electrical (Telecommunication) Engineering from COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (now known as COMSATS University), Islamabad, Pakistan. He has 3 years of professional experience covering both academia and the industry sector. He completed his Master of Science in 2020 in Electronics and Communication Engineering at Kocaeli University, Kocaeli, Turkey. In his master’s thesis, he worked on channel optimisation for angle diversity receiver (ADR) based indoor MIMO visible light communication (VLC) systems. In 2021, he joined “Technische Universität Ilmenau”, Ilmenau, Germany, as an Early-Stage Researcher (ESR) for the ITN-5VC project. He is also currently enrolled in his doctorate in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology department at “Technische Universität Ilmenau”. He is currently working on the modelling methods to enable reliable and widely consistent multi-band channel simulations based on geometry-based propagation channel models (GBCM).
Syed Najaf Haider Shah
Syed Najaf Haider ShahESR5: 5G NR based cooperative communication and localization
Syed Najaf Haider Shah received his B.Eng. degree in Electrical Engineering from National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan in 2017 and his Masters degree in Electrical Engineering with majors in digital and wireless communication systems from Information Technology University (ITU), Lahore, Pakistan in 2020. In his Masters thesis, he proposed a novel architecture of Joint Communication and Radar sensing as a unified system that shares not only the spectral resources but also the hardware platform. Currently, he is associated with EMS, a research group at Technische Universität Ilmenau (TU Ilmenau), Germany, as an Early Stage Researcher for the ITN-5VC project. Simultaneously, he is also pursuing his PhD from TU Ilmenau. His major research interests include investigating novel concepts of 5G NR based Joint communication and sensing (JCAS), devising a distributed 5G/B5G network with resource scheduling to achieve extended road traffic situation and awareness in V2X communication.
Yanet Estrada González
Yanet Estrada GonzálezESR6: 5G enabling technologies for hybrid and interoperable 5G V2X/cellular networks allowing range extension
Yanet Estrada González graduated in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering in 2015 at Technological University of Havana “José Antonio Echeverría”, Cuba. She received her M.Sc. in Telecommunications Engineering in 2018 from Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Argentina. In 2021, she joined the iTEAM Research Institute of the Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain, as a Ph.D student. Her current research interests are focused on optimising and improving the reliability of 5G V2X/cellular interoperability for the case of autonomous driving.
Nandan Dutta Chaudhury
Nandan Dutta Chaudhury ESR7: Over the Air System Testing for Integrated Massive MIMO and Beamforming V2X Communications Systems
Nandan Dutta Chaudhury has received his Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, India in 2016. He completed his Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering (with focus on Microwave Engineering) from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden in 2020. In KTH, he did couple of projects on GPS antenna designing for a free falling unit in sounding rocket experiment and millimeter-wave filter for 5G. Additionally, he has done his summer internship with Microdata Telecom AB in the domain of RF filter designing for 5G. He did his M.Sc. thesis on designing ultra-wideband microwave antenna for application in wide-angle scanning multi-beam AESA (active electronically scanned array) radars at Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques FHR, Germany. He has joined Volkswagen AG in 2021 as an ESR (Early Stage Researcher) for the ITN-5VC project. He is also enrolled in Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany for his PhD. His research interests include antenna designing, microwave filter designing, antenna measurement, passive and active microwave device measurement, antenna integration with active RF devices, MIMO, beam-forming, integration of antenna into cars.
Ruben Darío Riaño Álvarez
Ruben Darío Riaño ÁlvarezESR9: Integration of sensoring into 5G V2X protocols
Rubén Darío Riaño Álvarez is Telecommunications Engineer by the University UNITEC in Bogotá – Colombia. He received his Master’s degree in Telecommunications Technologies, Systems and Networks from the Universitat Politècnica de València in Spain in 2020. He has around 7 years of professional experience as IT manager with experience on audio, video, security systems, and IoT solutions, using programming tools and wireless protocol systems. In his Master’s thesis he worked on the deployment of a 5G private network focusing on its network architecture Non-Stand Alone (NSA). Currently, he is PhD student at iTEAM Research Institute of the Universitat Politècnica de València. His research interests are focused on the integration of sensoring into 5G V2X protocols.
Carlos Ravelo Pérez
Carlos Ravelo PérezESR11: New integrated telematics unit with sensor and communications capabilities
Carlos Ravelo Pérez graduated with honors in Telecommunications and Electronics Engineering at the Technological University of Havana, Cuba, in 2015. He worked as an engineer in Movitel, Cuba, designing and implementing enterprise wireless network solutions. In 2021 he joined Fivecomm, an innovative startup based on the campus of the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) as an Early-Stage Researcher for the ITN-5VC. At the same time, he is pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Telecommunications at the UPV. His current research is related to the integration of sensor and communication capabilities in a telematic unit.