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  FERRANDO ROCHER, MIGUEL

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FERRANDO ROCHER, MIGUEL

Personal data

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Current professional activity

Position:
PROFESOR/A AYUDANTE DOCTOR/A (LOU)
Dept.
Institutes:
I.U. FISICA APLICADA A LAS CIENCIAS Y LA
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UNESCO Code:
220210 - Radioondas y microondas
332504 - Enlaces de microondas
332506 - Comunicaciones por satélite
330701 - Antenas

Academic background

  • Doctor Ingeniero en Telecomunicación
    Universitat Politècnica de València (18/12/2018)
  • Ingeniero de Telecomunicación
    Escuela Técnica Superior Ingenieros de Telecomunicación (01/07/2012)

Miguel Ferrando-Rocher is a Telecommunications Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), Valencia, Spain, since 2012 and a PhD engineer since 2018. In 2012, he joined the Complex Radiation Systems Team at the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications in Rennes (France) as a researcher, where he was involved in reflectarray antennas for satellite applications in collaboration with Thales Alenia Space.

In 2016, he joined Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, as a visiting researcher. Since 2013, he has been a researcher at the Antenna and Propagations Lab. (APL) Institute for Telecommunications and Multimedia Applications (iTEAM) at UPV. His current research interests include satellite communications-on-the-move (SATCOM-on-the-move), high gain arrays in Gap Waveguide (GW) technology and millimeter wave components. Dr. Ferrando-Rocher received the Best Young Researcher Award in Spain in the field of antennas and propagation at the URSI Conference in 2017. In 2019, he also received of COIT-AEIT Award from the Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación (COIT) and the Asociación Española de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación (AEIT). His doctoral thesis based on new antenna solutions in the millimeter band for satellite communications was awarded the AIRBUS SPACE and DEFENCE award (2019). He was also honored with the Extraordinary Doctoral Thesis Award of the Universitat Politècnica de València (2020). During his education, he also received an Erasmus scholarship to study at the University of Ghent (Belgium) in 2010.

From 2018 to 2020 he also worked as Chief Innovation Officer at Stratolloon, a start-up dedicated to innovation in the high-altitude research business and which has been recognized with important national and international awards (such as the Explorer program of Santander X or Galileo Masters of the European Union Agency for the Space Program).

Since September 2019 he joins as Assistant Professor Doctor at the University of Alicante, within the Department of Physics, Systems Engineering and Signal Theory, collaborating since then in the research activity of the Microwaves and Electromagnetism Group (GMECA) investigating mainly the Corona Discharge-Breakdown in devices in Gap Waveguide technology.

Finally, he has been elected by the IEEE (the world's largest technical professional organization) as an Ambassador for the Young Professionals program to inspire and inform future generations on a variety of technical and non-technical topics in the field of Antennas and Propagation.