Václav Valenta has been with the European Space Agency since 2016. With over a decade of experience in RFIC design, he’s running internal research and industrial R&D contracts in the area of RF equipment and technology, covering radar, navigation and satcom applications. His research interests include frequency generation & timing, high-power amplification and beamforming concepts in active antenna arrays and FMCW radars. Václav is the ESA lead engineer of a radio-scientific instrument LaRa embarked on the ExoMars surface platform Kozachok. He holds a dual doctoral degree in radio-engineering from the ESIEE Paris, France and the Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic.