Withawat Withayachumnankul completed bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electronic engineering from King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL), Thailand, in 2001 and 2003, and a doctorate degree in electrical engineering with a special commendation from the University of Adelaide, Australia, in 2010. In 2010, he was awarded a 3-year Australian Research Council (ARC) Postdoctoral Fellowship. In 2015, he was a Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) at Tokyo Institute of Technology. He has been a Visiting Researcher at Osaka University in recent years.
Dr. Withayachumnankul is currently an Associate Professor and Postgraduate Coordinator at the University of Adelaide, and the founding leader of the Terahertz Engineering Laboratory. Currently, he serves as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology. Between 2017–2018, he was a Chair of the IEEE South Australia Joint Chapter on Microwave Theory and Techniques (MTT) & Antennas and Propagation (AP). He has authored and co-authored more than 80 journal publication, and has supervised 6 PhD students to completion, all with commendation. In recent years, he is a lead investigator for three Australian Research Council (ARC) grants, totalling to over AUD 1M. His research interests include terahertz waveguides, antennas, radar, communications, and metrology. He is the recipient for the IRMMW-THz Society Young Scientist Award 2020.