Lars Jacob Foged
Scientific Director, Microwave Vision Group (Italy)
received his B.S. from Aarhus Teknikum, Denmark in 1988 and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from California Institute of Technology, USA in 1990.
He was a “graduate trainee” of the European Space Agency, ESTEC and in the following ten years, designed communication and navigation antennas in the satellite industry. He led the antenna design effort on the recently launched GALILEO space segment and performed the multi-physics design of shaped reflectors for the EUTELSAT W satellites, still serving European users. Following his passion to rationalize the multi-disciplinary antenna design process, including measurements and simulations, he joined MVG (formerly SATIMO) in 2001 and founded the Italian branch office.
In MVG, he initiated close collaborations with universities and research institutions on measurements with focus on antennas and techniques for analysis/post-processing. He has held different technical leadership positions in MVG and is currently the Scientific Director of the Microwave Vision Group, and Associate Director of Microwave Vision Italy.
He contributed to the European network of excellence “ACE” as an Activity Leader on “Antenna Measurements and Facility sharing” from 2004 to 2008. He was member of the EURAAP Delegate Assembly and responsible for the Working Group on Antenna Measurements from 2009 to 2012. He was Vice-Chair of the EUCAP conference in 2011, Industrial Chair of EUCAP conferences in 2012, 2014, 2017, and Technical Program Chair of EUCAP in 2016.
Since 2004, he is secretary of the IEEE Antenna Standards Committee and has contributed to the development of different standards on antennas and measurements. He is board member of the European School of Antennas (ESOA), and technical responsible and teacher in Antenna Measurement courses in Europe and Asia since 2006. He is involved in the evolution of IEC standards on Human Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields since 2010. In 2016 and 2017, he led the Industry Initiatives Committee (IIC), a standing committee of IEEE APS.
He is an Edmond S. Gillespie Fellow of AMTA and received the Distinguished Achievement Award from AMTA in 2017. In 2015, he contributed to the foundation of the AMTA Italian node. He has authored or co-authored more than 200 journal and conference papers on antenna design and measurement topics and received the “Best Technical Paper Award” from AMTA in 2013. He has contributed to five books and standards, and holds four patents.