Early Stage Researchers

Reza Gheybi Zarnagh
Reza Gheybi ZarnaghESR1: Design and characterization of phased array for joint 3D Sensing and wireless communications at the mmWaves
He received his master degree in Telecommunications Engineering, Fields and Waves, from the University of Tabriz in Iran in 2021. During his MSc at the University of Tabriz and as a Research Assistant in Ultra-Wide Band laboratory in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty, he worked on designing and fabricating array antennas for satellite communications in mm-wave band frequencies, also he researched on remote sensing for IoT applications with using of microwave antenna sensors and RFID tags. In 2022, he got employed as a Ph.D. candidate by the University of Twente in the Netherlands. At the same time, he is collaborating with GAPWAVES company in Sweden as an Early-Stage Researcher to work on ITN-5VC project. His recent research is related to Design and characterization of multi-purpose phased array antenna for joint 3D Sensing and wireless communications at the mm-waves.
Alejandro Antón Ruiz
Alejandro Antón RuizESR2: OTA-aided design and characterization of transmit phased array MIMO solution on vehicles
Alejandro Antón Ruiz was born in 1997 in Elche, Alicante, Spain. He obtained his BScs in Telecommunications Engineering and Business Administration from the Universidad Politècnica de València (UPV) in 2020, and his MSc in Telecommunications Technologies, Systems and Networks in 2021, also from the UPV. From December 2020 to January 2022 he has been working in the iTEAM University Institute of UPV, involved in the 5G CARMEN European project, where he took part of digital twin simulation, including V2X communications. Additionally, he has been working in a project with Huawei Düsseldorf named “Cell-less deployment with Intelligent Reflecting Surfaces and micro-antennas”, focusing on IRS system modelling. In February 2022 he joined the University of Twente as an Early-Stage Researcher for the ITN-5VC, where he will be developing joint Over-The-Air measurements of radar sensors and phased arrays in 5G V2X, basing the channel emulation on mixed Rich Isotropic MultiPath (RIMP) and Random Line-of-Sight (RLOS) models.
Coen van de Ven
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.
Vishakha Shukla
Vishakha ShuklaESR8: Reliable communication for dense vehicular networks
Vishakha Shukla graduated in Electronics and Communications Engineering from an Indian institute. She obtained a Master’s degree in Photonic Integrated Circuits, Sensors and Networks (Fully funded Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degree) from Aston University (UK), Osaka University (Japan) and Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Italy), after gathering 2.9 years of work experience in the information and technology sector. In 2022, she joined BOSCH in Germany as an Early-Stage Researcher and will also be enrolled in her PhD studies at the Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany. Her research interests focus on working with 5G networks, software-defined network controllers, network slicing, resource allocation and schedulers.
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.
Yang Fu
Yang FuESR10: 5G chipsets for on-board autonomous driving sensors
Yang Fu received her Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications Engineering with Management from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), Bejing, China in 2016. After graduated from BUPT, she received her M.Sc. in Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in 2017 and majored in Electronic Engineering. She has been working as a wireless communication engineer and focused on physical layer algorithm design and implementation in 5G for around 4 years after graduating from HKUST. In 2021, she joined CASA Communications Technology as an Early Stage Researcher (ESR) for the INT-5VC project. She is also pursuing her PhD degree in Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) in Telecommunications. Her current research interest is related to modify the current 5G chipsets to adapt to on-board autonomous driving sensors.
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.