Constantin (Konstantin) R. Simovski (Simovsky, Simovskii, Simovskiy, born 1957, Russia) earned his PhD (Candidate in Physics and Mathematics) degree in 1986. Institution of defense: Leningrad Polytechnical Institute (LPI). The degree was in Radio Science. In 2000 he earned the degree Dr. Sci. (Doctor of Sciences in Physics and Mathematics (the scientific area included both Radio Science and Optics). Institution of defense: State Polytechnical University of St. Petersburg (former LPI). Graduating from LPI in 1980 he worked as an engineer-physicist until 1992 when he was with the Soviet scientific and industrial firm "Impulse". His researches areas were as follows: antennas for special communication systems (1980-1987); artificial electromagnetic phenomena in the ionosphere and magnetosphere plasmas (1987-1992). Started as an engineer he became in 1991 the head of a scientific group. In 1992 - 2008 he was with the St. Petersburg Institute of Fine Mechanics and Optics (now University ITMO – Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics). He pursued researches in the fields: electromagnetics for microwave applications (1993-1998), theory and applications of photonic and electromagnetic band-gap structures, electromagnetic scattering in lattices, optical properties of nanoparticles, and homogenization models for meta-materials (1999-2008). Starting as a university teacher he became full professor in 2001. Since 2008 he has been with the Helsinki University of Technology – TKK, now Aalto University. In 2008-2012 he occupied the post of visiting professor. His researches in Finland were in the following fields: electromagnetic metamaterials for nanosensing, for energy harvesting systems, for nanophotonic components; electromagnetic characterization of nanostructured metamaterials. By the decision of the President of Aalto University on 24.08.2012 Constantin Simovski, Dr. Sci., has been appointed to the tenure track position of Full Professor in Electromagnetic Materials in the Department of Radio Science and Engineering at the Aalto University, School of Electric and Electronic Engineering.
Sergei A. Tretyakov received the Dipl. Engineer-Physicist, the Candidate of Sciences (Ph.D.), and the Doctor of Sciences degrees (all in radiophysics) from the St. Petersburg State Technical University (Russia), in 1980, 1987, and 1995, respectively. From 1980 to 2000, he was with the Radiophysics Department, St. Petersburg State Technical University. Presently, he is a Professor of radio engineering at the Department of Radio Science and Engineering, Aalto University, Finland. Prof. Tretyakov worked as visiting scientist, CEA-CESTA (French Atomic Energy Commission research centre), also affiliated with the University of Bordeaux, Laboratory of Wave-Material Interactions, in 1994, and as a visiting professor at Abbe Center of Photonics, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany (June–July 2013) and at the Department of Photonics Engineering, Technical University of Denmark (Jan. 2013 – April 2013). His main scientific interests are electromagnetic field theory, complex media electromagnetics and microwave engineering. He is the General Chair of the conference series Congress on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and Optics (Metamaterials) (2007-2014). Prof. Tretyakov served as President of the European Virtual Institute for Artificial Electromagnetic Materials and Metamaterials (Metamorphose VI) during 2007-2013 and as Chairman of the St. Petersburg IEEE ED/MTT/AP Chapter from 1995 to 1998.
Nam Ha-Van was born in Viet Nam. He received his B.S. degree from the School of Electronics and Telecommunications, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Viet Nam, in 2012, and his Ph.D. degree in Information and Telecommunication Engineering from Soongsil University, Seoul, South Korea, in February 2019. He was a postdoctoral researcher with Soongsil University from March 2019 to September 2020. Currently, he is a postdoctoral researcher in Prof. Sergei Tretyakov's group in the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University, Finland. His research interests include wireless power transfer, metamaterials, antennas, and energy harvesting systems.
Shamsul Arefeen Al Mahmud was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in 1994. He received his B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from United International University, Bangladesh, in 2015. He received his M.Sc. degree in autonomous systems from Aalto University, Finland, and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, in 2020. Currently, he has started his D.Sc. degree at the Department of Electronic and Nano-engineering, School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University, Finland. His main research interest is in wireless power transfer systems.
Francisco Cuesta was born in Quito, Ecuador, in 1990. He received his Electrical Engineer bachelor’s degree from Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Quito, Ecuador, in 2014; and a M. Sc. Degree in Electronics and Nanoengineering at Aalto University, Aalto, Finland, in 2018. He is currently pursuing a doctoral degree at Aalto University, under the supervision of Prof. S. Tretyakov. His current research is focused on the interaction of metamaterials and metasurfaces with complex sources and their possible applications.
Reza Heydarian was born in Qom, Iran in 1989. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering- Telecommunication from IKIU and Guilan universities respectively (Both located in Iran). His master thesis was about numerical methods in electromagnetism. He is currently working on electromagnetic metamaterials for energy harvesting systems under supervision of Prof. Simovski.
Yongming Li was born in Bozhou, Anhui Province, China, in 1995. He received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering and Automation from Anhui University, China, in 2017. He is currently working towards D. Sc. degree at Xi’an Jiaotong University. His main research interests are metamaterials and metasurfaces for control of propagating waves, time-modulated metasurfaces and inverse design metasurfaces assisted by deep learning.
Yining Liu was born in Harbin, China. She received her B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology, China, in 2018 and 2020, respectively. She is currently working towards D. Sc. degree at Aalto University. Her main research interests include wireless power transfer, high-frequency dc-dc converters and MOSFET gate drivers.
Mostafa Movahediqomi was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1992. He received B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Khajeh N. Toosi university of technology (KNTU) and Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), Tehran, in 2015 and 2018, respectively, both in Electrical Engineering. After that, he worked as a research assistant in the millimeter-wave laboratory at IUST until 2020. Since 2021 he joined professor Tretyakov’s research group and now working toward a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering at Aalto University, Espoo, Finland. His major research during the Ph.D. studies is proposing an equivalent circuit to model reconfigurable intelligence metasurfaces (RISs) for the next generation of mobile networks. Besides, his research interests are leaky type and reflector-based metasurface antennas, spatiotemporal modulation for metasurfaces to realize new physics such as non-reciprocity as well as Doppler-like shift effect.
Mohamed Hesham Mostafa was born in Cairo, Egypt, in 1995. He received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from The British University in Egypt, in 2018. He received his M.Sc. degree in Electronics and Nanotechnology (Microwave Engineering major) from Aalto University, Finland, in 2021. He is currently working towards his doctoral degree under the supervision of Prof. Sergei Tretyakov. His main research interest is electromagnetics of temporally varying structures.
Mohammadjavad Shabanpoursheshpoli was born in Babol, 1994. He received his B.Sc. and M. Sc. degrees from Babol Noshirvani University of Technology and Iran university of science and technology, in 2016 and 2019 respectively. Now, he is pursuing the Ph.D. degree on IRS for future 6G communications. His current research interests are in the areas of applied electromagnetics, metamaterials, plasmonics, and nanophotonics, with applications ranging from microwaves to optical frequencies. He is an Early-Stage Researcher that worked on "multi-function reconfigurable intelligent surfaces (RISs) structures for wireless networks" funded by the Meta Wireless project within the framework of the H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (ITNs).