IEEE Radio & Wireless Week

17 - 22 January 2021
Virtual Conference

Joint RWW/ARFTG Plenary Session

Wednesday, 20 January 2021 8:00 - 9:45


Quantum Computing with Microwaves

Speaker: Joseph Bardin, University of Amherst




Joseph Bardin received the BS degree in electrical engineering from the University of California Santa Barbara in 2003, the MS degree in electrical engineering from the University of California Los Angeles in 2005, and the PhD degree in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 2009. From 2003–2005, he was with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, where he was involved in the demonstration of an array-based downlink for the NASA deep-space network. In 2010, he joined the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Amherst, where he is currently an Associate Professor.
Professor Bardin was a recipient of a 2011 DARPA Young Faculty Award, a 2014 NSF CAREER Award, a 2015 Office of Naval Research YIP Award, the 2016 UMass Amherst College of Engineering Barbara H. and Joseph I. Goldstein Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, and the 2016 UMass Amherst Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research and Creative Activity. He has served as a member of the International Microwave Symposium Technical Program Review Committee since 2012.

Laying the Groundwork for 6G Communications

Speaker: Dr. Peter Gammel, CTO, MWI Business Unit, GlobalFoundries


With the deployment of 5G accelerating, it is essential to lay the groundwork for 6G now. In this talk we will explore some of the megatrends driving the need to 6G, as well as some of the unique opportunities that 6G will enable. We will also review the need for coordination between WLAN, 6G and LEO communication to create the seamless, ubiquitous and secure communications network of the future. As the spectrum for 6G data rates is likely to extend beyond 100GHz, we will also review semiconductor device performance for 100GHz-300GHz networks, with a focus on advance SiGe and fully-depleted SOI technologies.


Peter Gammel is vice president and CTO of the Mobile and Wireless Infrastructure BU at GlobalFoundries. He joined the company in 2019. Previously, he was the chief technology officer for Skyworks Solutions, Inc. and also served as chief technology officer and vice president of engineering at SiGe. Prior to this, he was vice president of engineering at Renaissance Wireless and chief technology officer at Advance Nanotech and for Agere Systems’ Analog Products Business. He was also a distinguished member of technical staff at Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs.

Gammel received a bachelor of science in physics and mathematics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in physics from Cornell University.