G. T. Watkins is a member of the Institute of Engineering Technology (IET), the European Microwave Association (EuMA) and Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE). He received the MEng degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 2000 from the University of Bristol and a PhD from the same institution in 2003 on the topic of Wideband Feedforward Amplifiers for Software defined Radios.
In 2008 he joined Toshiba of Europe Limited where he is the leader for the Analogue and Digital Systems programme. He is the vice chair for the IET RF and Microwave Technical Network and an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques. He is part of the technical programme committee for European Microwave week.
He has been the recipient of a Toshiba Innovation Award for his work on high efficiency FM broadcast transmitters, also the 2015 Best Paper Award from the Internationals Journal of Microwave and Wireless Technology and the 2019 IET Premium Award.
His areas of expertise include: linear power amplifiers, high efficiency system architectures, analogue circuitry, device characterization, 3D printing for RF and Full Duplex communications systems.