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CW Collaborate: Technologies for Wideband Communications

Brought to you by The Academic & Industry Group

This event will highlight some of the latest developments in extremely high frequency and wideband communications.

About the event

The need for higher and higher data rates pushes existing technologies to the limit. This event aims to highlight some of the latest developments in extremely high frequency and wideband communications. This event will explore topics including, Terahertz and optical network communications technology, extremely wideband receivers, and new materials for high frequency communications.

CW Collaborate events bring together universities and companies to share knowledge, strengthen research, promote technological advancement and nurture the next generation of tech talent. These events give academic experts and research students a platform in which to showcase their latest findings. They also give companies the opportunity to understand the breadth of work taking place in UK Universities and pave the way for ongoing, mutually beneficial, academic and industry collaboration.

Kindly hosted at University of Leeds this afternoon SIG event will feature a series of keynote talks from Academic experts in the sector, coupled with extended networking breaks over University research poster boards.

Employees of CW member organisations and those working in a UK University* can attend this event for free. Members of CW will need to be logged into your CW account to access your free ticket – log in (or reset your password here)

Tickets for non-members are £25 plus VATPlease click here to find out more about the CW membership benefits and costs.

*Working in a UK University?

If you work or study at a UK University and would like to attend for free please email for a discount code.

We also have limted free Academic Research Poster Board at this event. To request one please complete this short form here and we will allocate you a place at the event.

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Hosted by University of Leeds - School of Electronic & Electrical Engineering

Established in 1904, the University of Leeds is one of the largest universities in the UK.

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Registration and networking over lunch and University Poster Boards


Introduction to CW, Paul Crane, CEO of CW (Cambridge Wireless)


Session 1: Introduction and welcmome


Dr Josh Freeman, University of Leeds


Tim O’Farrell, University of Sheffield


Refreshments and networking over University Research Poster Boards


Session 2: Chaired by Prof. Kevin Morris, University of Leeds and CW SIG Champion


Name to be confirmed, Keysight Technologies


Dr Miguel Navarro-Cía, Reader in TeraHertz Science and Engineering, School of Physics and Astronomy & School of Engineering, University of Birmingham


Panel Session with all speakers, Chaired by Prof. Kevin Morris, University of Leeds and CW SIG Champion


Closing remarks provided by Prof. Kevin Morris, University of Leeds and CW SIG Champion


Welcome from our host, University of Leeds

SIG Champions

Antonio Di Buono - Research Technologist, National Nuclear Laboratory

Antonio is a Research Technologist in the Instrumentation and In-situ Analysis team. He is working on several aspects of instrumentation development, focusing on wireless communications for nuclear decommissioning environments and the use of digital technologies. During his PhD project on Wireless Communications in Nuclear Decommissioning Environments he gained essential digital skills for the deployment of wireless technologies in nuclear environments. He focused on the radio frequency propagation and data transmission through reinforced concrete wall structures and the radiation tolerance of electronic components. Antonio joined NNL after completing his PhD project at the Centre for Innovative Nuclear Decommissioning (CINDe) in 2020. His research involved the design, prototyping and experimental evaluation of wireless sensing systems to support decommissioning activities and to provide remote sensing capability in nuclear material storage facilities. Antonio is an active member of the Nuclear Institute and European Nuclear Society Young Generation Network (ENS-YGN). He is a member of the European Nuclear Society - High Scientific Council and University Liaison for the North West Branch - Nuclear Institute.

John Haine - Visiting Professor, University of Bristol (Communication Systems & Networks Research Group)

John Haine has spent his career in the electronics and communications industry, working for large corporations and with four Cambridge start-ups. His technical background includes R&D in radio circuitry and microwave circuit theory; and the design of novel radio systems for cordless telephony, mobile data, fixed wireless access and IoT communications. He has led standardisation activities in mobile data and FWA in ETSI, and contributed to WiMax in IEEE. At various times he has been involved in and led fund-raising and M&A activities. In 1999 he joined TTP Communications working on research, technology strategy and M&A; and after the company’s acquisition by Motorola became Director of Technology Strategy in Motorola Mobile Devices. After leaving Motorola he was CTO Enterprise Systems with ip.access, a manufacturer of GSM picocells and 3G femtocells. In early 2010 he joined Cognovo, which was acquired by u-blox AG in 2012. He led u-blox' involvement in 3GPP NB-IoT standardisation and the company's initial development of the first modules for trials and demonstrations. Now retired from u-blox he is an Honorary Professor in Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Bristol University, where he chairs the SWAN Prosperity Partnership Project external advisory board . He was founder chair and is Board Member Emeritus of the IoT Security Foundation. He served on the CW Board chaired the Editorial Board of the CW Journal.  John has a first degree from Birmingham (1971) and a PhD from Leeds (1977) universities, and is a Life Member of the IEEE.

Kevin Morris - Professor of Radio Frequency Engineering, University of Leeds, Head of School, University of Leeds - School of Electronic & Electrical Engineering

Kevin Morris received the B.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in electronics and communications engineering from the University of Bristol, Bristol, U.K., in 1995 and 2000, respectively. He is currently a Professor of Radio Frequency engineering and Head of the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Leeds. He has authored or co-authored over 130 academic papers, and he holds five patents. His research principally concerns looking at methods of reducing power consumption in communications systems with specific interest in the design of efficient frequency flexible transceivers. He is currently involved with several industrial and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) research projects. He was the Head of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Bristol from 2014 to 2018.

Ian Wassell - Associate Professor, Digital Technology Group, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge

Dr Ian Wassell joined the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory as a Senior Lecturer in January 2006. Prior to this, he was with the Department of Engineering for six years. He received the PhD degree from the University of Southampton in 1990 and the BSc., BEng. (Honours) Degrees (First Class) from the University of Loughborough in 1983. He has in excess of 25 years experience in radio communication systems gained via positions in industry and academia and has published more than 200 papers. His research interests include broadband wireless networks, wireless sensor networks, radio propagation, coding, communication signal processing, compressive sampling, and image processing and classification.

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Keysight Technologies lecture theatre, School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT

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