Bart Smolders received his MSc and PhD degree in electrical engineering from the Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE) in 1989 and 1994, respectively. From 1989 to 1991, he worked as an IC designer at TNO-FEL, The Hague. From 1994 to 1997, he was a radar system designer with Thales, Hengelo. From 1997 to 2000, he was project leader of the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) with Astron. From 2000 to 2010, he’s been with NXP Semiconductors, responsible for the innovation in the RF business line. Since 2010, he’s a full-time professor at the TUE in the Electromagnetics group with special interest in antenna systems and applications. He currently leads a large European project on mm-wave 5G wireless communications (www.silika-project.eu). Next to his research activities, he’s the dean of the department of Electrical Engineering.