Kamal K Samanta (M’03–SM’08) graduated in Science (Phy Hons) and Engineering (ECE) before his double Masters in Management (R&D) and Technology (ECE), which followed his PhD degree in Microwave Eng. from the University of Leeds, England. For more than two decades, he has been extensively involved in a wide range of industrial and government scientific research activities on advanced space/commercial-grade device/component, circuit and system manufacturing, characterisation/modelling, design and packaging, covering frequency MHz to THz and power from μW (MMICs) to Megawatts (SSPAs). He has produced many innovative and the world’s first industrial solutions. His roles have included that of Senior Principal/Lead R&D – Engineer, -Scientist and -Consultant. The organisations he has worked for include Thales Aerospace (Radar/EW/ESM systems); European Aeronautics Defence and Space (EADS) Astrium (presently Airbus), UK; Indian Space Research Organization (satellite payload ckts); IPR, Dept. of Atomic Energy, India (2 MW 64 phased array); RFMD and Filtronics Compound Semiconductor, UK (MMIC radios, PAs); and Milmega UK (GaN PA MMICs, systems). Presently, he is working for Sony Europe B. V. UK as the Chief Technologist- microwave and mmW, and Tech. Lead next-generation/5G front-end modules. Dr Samanta is highly motivated to innovative multidisciplinary industrial R & D, and in the field of advanced multilayer/3D mmW integration and packaging, and very high-power circuits/systems, recently, he has delivered >50 invited keynote/special talks in IEEE conferences.
Dr Samanta was the recipient of the Commonwealth Fellowship (2003), the Best International Researcher Award (2005) and the Engineering Excellence Award from the IET (IEE) in London, (2005). He is a fellow of IET and IETE, Chair/member of IEEE MTT-S Tech Committees – TC-16 (packaging and interconnects), TC-12 (high power/PA), TC-14 (MMIC/MCM), TC-5 (filters/passives) and HIR 5G-AMS Working Group. He sits on the TPC of the major IEEE MTTS conferences. He has served/serving as an Associate Editor for IEEE MWCL (2013-18) and IEEE Microwave Magazine, IET MAP, and IEEE TMTT, and a Topic Editor for IEEE J. Microwaves.