Kamal K. Samanta graduated in Science (Phy Hons) and Electronic Eng. before his double Masters in Engineering (ECE) and Management (R&D). He received his B.Tech and M.Tech degrees from the University of Calcutta, and PhD degree in Microwave Eng. from the University of Leeds, UK. For about two decades, he is extensively involved in the industrial research & development of RF to mm-wave (MHz to 180 GHz) devices/components, circuits and systems (power to Megawatts, CW), in world leading space/satellite, defence, atomic fusion reactor/green energy, high power and the semi-conductor industries. His roles have included that of Senior Principal/Principal/Senior R&D Engineer, Scientist and Consultant. The organisations he has worked for include Thales Aerospace (Radar, EW and ESM systems); European Aeronautics Defence and Space (EADS) Astrium, UK (GaN, HP SatComm); Indian Space Research Organization, ISRO, (satellite payload Tx/Rx ckts); IPR, Dept. of Atomic Energy (2 MW system with 64 phased array antenna) and RFMD and Filtronics Compound Semiconductor (MMICs: pt-to-pt radios, PAs), UK. Presently, he is working with Milmega UK, as a Senior Principal Design Engr. and Project Manager for developing very high power wideband GaN MMICs to systems. His current research interests include development of novel microwave, mm-wave and sub-mmW circuits (MIC, MMIC on GaAs/SiGe/GaN, PAs) and systems, multilayer miniaturized passives, and cost-effective multichip and system-on-package (SoP) modules and technologies.
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/Member of many organizations, member of IEEE MTT-S TC-5, TC-6 & TC-12, sits on the Technical Programme Committees and chairing sub-committees of IEEE/IET conferences (including IMS, RWW, IMaRC and EuMC) and is on the Editorial Board of IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters and IET Microwave Antennas and Propagation.