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Dr Manish Nair


I am a Senior Research Associate RF Transceiver Architect for the SWAN (Secure Wireless Agile Networks) EPSRC Project.

I completed my Ph.D., which was fully funded through the RAPID 5G EU H2020-Japan Consortium as well as Richard Collier Scholarship Programme, from the University of Kent in 2019. My research focus was on (i) 5G Massive MIMO, and (ii) millimetre wave (mmWave) hybrid beamforming. It also included experiments on multi-user mmWave radio-over-fiber (RoF) systems for implementing spatial multiplexing and mmWave sub-carrier multiple access [SCMA], and, experiments with mmWave lens antenna systems. I continued as a Research Associate which was partly funded by the 5G DRIVE EU H2020 Consortium, where my research was on (i) non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA), (ii) advanced antenna systems (AAS) for sub-6GHz massive MIMO, and (iii) vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications.

Before I joined the Academia, I spent a few years in the industry, where I was associated with Nokia Siemens Networks (R&D Engineering Intern during the Summers of 2009 and 2010), Skyworks Solutions Inc. (RF Design Engineer 2 from 2011 until 2013), Samsung Telecommunications America (RF Systems Design Engineer from April 2013 until December 2013), and Qualcomm Technologies India (September 2014 – December 2014), where I mainly worked on (i) R&D of GaAs HBT and LDMOS power amplifiers (waveform shaping, envelope tracking, bias, match and filter design) in quad-band GSM and band-1 WCDMA respectively, (ii) the design of absorptive and tunable filters for LTE-A (carrier aggregation) specifications, and (iii) PA and RF hardware applications.

I completed my MS in Electrical Engineering form the University of Texas at Dallas in 2010 and the Bachelor of Engineering (BE) from VTU, India in 2007.

At heart, I am still a power amplifier design engineer. My other interests are in (i) RFIC (radio frequency integrated circuits) design, (ii) filter design, (iii) microwave design, (iv) RF-MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems), and (v) antenna design.

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