CW Collaborate: RF Technology Showcase

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This event will enable Industry, Academe and Government to see in just one day the breadth of RF research being undertaken in UK universities, with the aim to facilitate and encourage collaborations and future developments.

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About the event

CW Collaborate: RF Technology Showcase Costs

The purpose of this event is bringing together universities and companies working with RF. Giving universities the chance to showcase their recent work, research students to present their projects, and for industry to learn the breadth of academic work in a one-stop-shop. The aim is a mutual understanding of how both sides can benefit with a view to future collaborative work.

The research will be presented at a poster session, which enables industry to have one-to-one discussions with the researchers. The posters will be introduced with an opening session of flash presentations showcasing the work and encouraging industry to look at novel techniques. The final session will focus on kicking off collaboration, with talks from representatives of the research council, academia and from industry.

Delivered in partnership with Queen Mary University of London, and kindly hosted at their London campus this in-person event will provide ample opportunities for networking and discussion.

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  • Free to those working in a UK University - email for details
  • Tickets for non-members are £50 plus VAT.

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Qualcomm Technologies International
Rohde and Schwarz

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University RF Showcase projects University RF Poster Boards

The agenda will showcase a series of flash presentations from UK University research groups exhibiting at the event;

  • Queen Mary University of London, Prof Arumugam Nallanathan on ‘Intelligent and Efficient 6G Networks’.
  • Durham University, Prof Sana Salous on ‘Transmission Channels Measurements and Communication System Design for Future mmWave Communications (mmWave TRACCS)’
  • Heriot-Watt University, Dr Yuan Ding on ‘Active Antenna Integration’
  • King's College London, Xin You on ‘Design of a Novel Reconfigurable Metasurface’
  • Loughbrough University, Dr Aakash Bansal on ‘3D printed RF devices’
  • Queen's University Belfast, Dr Gareth Conway onResearch Impact in Wearable Wireless Applications‘
  • University of Birmingham, James Churm on ‘Ultra-Low-Loss Components For Millimetre Wave & Terahertz Communications and Sensing’
  • University of Bristol, Jiteng Ma ‘High-Performance Digital RF Power Amplifiers’
  • Queen Mary University of London, Dr Akram Alomainy on ‘Novel Material Engineering for Electromagnetic Applications: From Additive Manufacturing to Materials Discovery’
  • University of Glasgow, Qammer H. Abbasi and Muhammad A. Imran on ‘Wireless on the wall (Reconfigurable intelligent surfaces)’
  • University of Kent, Dr. Benito Sanz on ‘Additive Manufacturing of Antennas, FSS and RF sensors’
  • University of Leeds, Ian Robertson on ‘Pipebots’
  • University of Liverpool, Dr Junqing Zhang on ‘Wireless Security for the Internet of Things: Device Authentication and Key Generation’
  • University of Manchester, Dr Emad Alsusa on ‘Real-Time Intelligent Sensing, Fingerprinting and Classification’
  • University of Sheffield, Dr Zia Ullah Khan on ‘Direct Digitisation for Frequency Agile Millimetre Wave Massive MIMO’
  • University of Strathclyde, Prof. Robert W. Stewart on ‘Private 5G Spectrum for Broadcast’,
  • University of York, Prof Alister Burr on ‘Yorkshire Open RAN (YO-RAN)’
  • University of Surrey, Dr Moshen Khalily on 'Engineered electromagnetic Metasurfaces in wireless communications: Applications, Research Frontiers and Future Directions

With further RF Research Poster Boards from;

  • Centre for Communication Systems, Durham University
  • Microwave and Antenna Engineering Group, Heriot-Watt University
  • KCL RF Group, King's College London
  • Wireless Communications Research Group (WiCR), Loughbrough University
  • Centre for Wireless Innovation, Queen's University Belfast
  • Communication Systems and Networks, Univeristy of Bristol
  • Univeristy of Surrey
  • Metamaterials Engineering Laboratory, University of Birmingham
  • Communications Sensing and Imaging Hub, University of Glasgow
  • Communication Research group - Antennas, University of Kent
  • School of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, University of Leeds
  • Advanced Networks, University of Liverpool
  • Communication Engineering Group, University of Manchester
  • Communications Group, University of Sheffield
    StrathSDR, University of Strathclyde
  • Communication Technologies, University of York

Queen Mary University of London will share posters from:

  • 'Machine Learning for wireless communications', Prof Arumugam Nallanathan
  • 'Novel Antennas and EM Research: From Theory to Translational Innovation', Dr Akram Alomainy
  • 'Communication and Sensing for 6G Cellular Networks’ Dr Wenqiang Yi
  • 'Antennas & EM Metrology for Next-generation Wireless communications', Prof Clive G. Parini
  • 'Digital Transformation of EM and Materials Engineering – Prosperity Partnership', Prof Yang Hao

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Sponsored by Rohde and Schwarz

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Sponsored by Samsung Cambridge (SCSC)

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Sponsored by Qualcomm Technologies International

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Registration and networking with refreshments


Welcome & Introduction from CW, Abhi Naha, CCO, of CW (Cambridge Wireless)


Welcome from our Event Partner, Queen Mary University of London

Dr Philippa Lloyd, Vice-Principal (Policy and Strategic Partnerships) and
Dr Joanne Chamberlain, Senior Partnerships Manager (Science & Engineering)


A series of flash presentations from UK University research groups exhibiting at the event

Chaired by Peter Topham, Qualcomm Technologies International & CW SIG Champion

• Queen Mary University of London
• Durham University
• Heriot-Watt University
• King's College London
• Loughbrough University
• Queen's University Belfast
• University of Birmingham
• University of Bristol
• University of Glasgow
• University of Kent
• University of Leeds
• University of Liverpool
• University of Manchester
• University of Sheffield
• University of Strathclyde
• University of York
• University of Surrey


Lunch and networking in the poster area.


Welcome from Chair for afternoon talks


University Perspective: Professor Mark Beach, University of Bristol

Talk about how universities want to collaborate with industry, what universities have to offer, and what they want to get out of industrial collaboration. This will aim to represent the views of universities in general.


Industry Perspective: Paul Harris, Principal Wireless Architect, VIAVI Solutions

A talk exploring what does industry want and need. This will aim to represent the views of industry in general.


How industry and universities can collaborate, EPSRC


Wrap up and event closes

SIG Champions

Mark Beach - Professor of Radio Systems Engineering, University of Bristol (Communication Systems & Networks Research Group)

Mark Beach received his PhD for research addressing the application of Smart Antenna techniques to GPS from the University of Bristol in 1989, where he subsequently joined as a member of academic staff. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1996, Reader in 1998 and Professor in 2003. He was Head of the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering from 2006 to 2010, then spearheaded Bristol’s hosting of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Communications. He is the Co-Director of this centre. He leads research in the field of enabling technologies for the delivery of 5G and beyond wireless connectivity; which includes the recent award of an EPSRC Prosperity Partnership in the field of Secure Wireless Agile Networks (SWAN). Mark’s current research activities are delivered through the Communication Systems and Networks Group, forming a key component within Bristol’s Smart Internet Lab. He has over 30 years of physical layer wireless research embracing the application of Spread Spectrum technology for cellular systems, adaptive or smart antenna for capacity and range extension in wireless networks, MIMO aided connectivity for through-put enhancement, experimental evaluation and optimization of Massive MIMO, Millimetre Wave technologies as well as flexible RF technologies for SDR modems. With a strong industrially focused research portfolio, he is also the School Research Impact Director.

Brian Collins - Managing Consultant, BSC Associates

Brian has designed antennas for applications including radio and TV broadcasting, base stations, handsets and consumer products, and has operated his own consultancy firm for the last 12 years. He has published more than 70 papers on antenna topics and contributed chapters to several recent textbooks. He operates a small consultancy company, chairs the Antenna Interface Standards Group and is an Honorary Visiting Professor in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary, University of London.

Paul Harris - Principal Wireless Architect, VIAVI Solutions

Paul is a wireless technology expert with experience across a range of areas including research, design, implementation and standardisation. He received his PhD from the University of Bristol for evaluating the performance of massive MIMO technology in the lead-up to 5G and is currently a Principal Wireless Architect within the CTO Office at VIAVI Solutions providing thought leadership on new and emerging technologies for 5G, 6G and beyond. In line with this he represents VIAVI within a range of bodies and fora including 3GPP, the O-RAN Alliance, ETSI, the Next G Alliance, the 6G-IA and the UKTIN. His experience prior to joining VIAVI includes representing Vodafone within 3GPP for radio performance aspects, contributing to the development of massive MIMO channel estimation solutions at Cohere Technologies, and working with customers as a domain expert at National Instruments to establish effective research solutions using software-defined radio. He is also a Chartered Engineer, Senior Member of the IEEE, Fellow of the ITP, and an Honorary Industrial Fellow at the University of Bristol.

Peter Kibutu - 5G NTN Market lead, TTP plc

Peter has been working in the cellular industry for over 15 years, specialising in modem system architecture and physical layer development. Before joining TTP, Peter worked in the development of 2G/3G/4G wireless modem products and small-cell base station projects for a number of leading cellular equipment vendors. At TTP Peter has worked with a wide range of clients in the satellite and cellular communication domains, specialising in end-to-end system engineering, modem system development and advising on commercial aspects. Currently Peter is the TTP technical lead for 5G/6G activities and represents the company in range of industry bodies including 3GPP and UKTIN.

Peter Topham - Principal Engineer, Qualcomm Technologies International

Peter has more than 30 years experience of RF and high-speed circuit design, taking chips into production ranging from FM Band II through cellular, Bluetooth and on to UWB at 10GHz. He has been with Qualcomm for 7 years, specialising in low-power RF design for portable and wearable products.

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Peston Lecture Theatre, Graduate Centre, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Rd, Bethnal Green, London E1 4NS

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