Professor Claudio Paoloni

Cockcroft Chair

Research Overview

Claudio Paoloni has been the Head of Engineering Department and first Head of School of Engineering in the period July 2015 - July 2022. He is professor of Electronics and Cockcroft Chair.

He is Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

He is member at large of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Electron Device Society.

He is author of more than 240 articles in international journals and conference proceedings in the field of high frequency electronics. He holds three patents.

He is Lead Guest Editor of the Special issue “From Mega to nano: Beyond one Century of Vacuum Electronics” of IEEE Transaction on Electron Devices (June 2013).

He has been Coordinator of the Horizon 2020 project TWEETHER "Travelling wave tube based w-band wireless networks with high data rate distribution, spectrum & energy efficiency" (€3.3M) and of the Horizon 2020 ULTRAWAVE "Ultra capacity wireless layer beyond 100 GHz based on millimeter wave Traveling Wave Tubes" (€3M).

He was Chair of the IEEE Electron Devices Society Vacuum Electronicss Technical Committee.

He establised the TWT Fab, unique distrubted laboratory in Europe for fabrication of sub-THz Traveling Wave Tubes.

He was in Coordinating group of the FP7 OPTHER (Optically Driven THz Amplifier) to realize the 1 THz Traveling Wave Tube amplifier. He devised the double corrugated waveguide being so far one of the most affordable solution for the realisation of TWTs and Backward wave Oscillators up to 1 THz.

He served as:

-Local Organisation Chair of IEEE International Vacuum Electronic Conference 2009 (IVEC 2009)

- Conference Chair of UK/Europe China Millimeter Wave and THz Technology Workshop 2013 (UCMMT2013) held in Rome.

- Technical Programme Committee Chair of UK/Europe China Millimeter Wave and THz Technology Workshop UCMMT 2021.

- Chair of the Technical Programme Committee of the International Vacuum Electronics Conference 2017 (IVEC) held in London, 24-26 April 2017.

He was Guest Editor for the Special Issue of IEEE Transaction on Electron Devices on Vacuum Electronics (June 2014). 


He is IEEE Senior member.

His research interests are:

• Vacuum electron devices for millimetre wave and THz frequencies

• THz applications in plasma diagnostic, healthcare, high speed communications and imaging

• Microfabrication processes

• Novel slow wave structures for traveling wave tubes

• Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit

• Millimetre wave high capacity wireless networks for 5G backhaul and access

• Advanced and digital manufacturing.

He leads the Electronic Engineering group at Engineering Department.

Selected Publications

Double-Corrugated Rectangular Waveguide Slow-Wave Structure for Terahertz Vacuum Devices
Mineo, M., Paoloni, C. 11/2010 In: IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices. 57, 11, p. 3169-3175. 7 p.
Journal article

Sustainable Functional Constructs Engineered from Cellulose Nanofibers to Stifle Electromagnetic Pollution
01/10/2021 → 31/12/2021
Research

E-Band wireless links enabled by TWTs
30/06/2021 → 28/02/2022
Research

Cockcroft Phase 4: 2021 - 2025
01/04/2021 → 31/03/2025
Research

Sustainable Functional Constructs Engineered from Cellulose Nanofibers to Stifle Electromagnetic Pollution
01/03/2020 → 31/12/2021
Research

DLINK - D-band Wireless Link With Fibre Data Rate
01/01/2019 → 31/12/2021
Research

Cockcroft Phase 3: Year 2-4
01/04/2018 → 30/09/2021
Research

H2020 : ULTRAWAVE : Ultra capacity wireless layer beyond 100 GHz based on millimeter wave Traveling Wave Tubes
01/09/2017 → 31/05/2021
Research

Sub-THz detection of hidden objects and IED
03/04/2017 → 02/09/2017
Research

TERALINKS: TERAhertz high power LINKS using photonic devices, tube aplifiers and smart antennas
01/04/2017 → 31/12/2019
Research

H2020: TWEETHER: Travelling wave tube based W-band wireless networks with high data rate, distribution, spectrum and energy efficiency
01/01/2015 → 30/09/2018
Research

THz backward wave oscillator for plasma diagnostic in nuclear fusion
01/11/2014 → 30/06/2017
Research

Millimetre wave double corrugated waveguide TWT
01/04/2014 → 31/03/2015
Research

High Power Terahertz Vacuum devices for social benefits: India -UK Joint Action
13/01/2014 → 15/01/2014
Research

Thz backward wave oscillatorm for plasma diagnostic in nuclear fusion
01/12/2013 → 01/12/2015
Research

FST-RG: Backward Wave Oscillator for Plasma Turbulence Diagnostic
01/12/2012 → 01/12/2013
Other

IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques (Journal)
Editorial activity

2022 Joint European Conference on Networks and Communications & 6G Summit (EuCNC/6G Summit) (Event)
Membership of committee

IEEE Trans. Electron Devices (Journal)
Editorial activity

New Frontiers of Sub-THz Wireless Communications Enabled by Travelling-Wave Tubes
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

IVEC2021
Participation in conference

2020 Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (IEEE PIMRC 2020)
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

2020 IEEE Third 5G World Forum (Event)
Membership of committee

45th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves (Event)
Membership of committee

2nd Towards THz Communications Workshop
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

From Evolution to Revolution, a roadmap for beyond 5G
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

“Ultracapacity layer enabled by novel traveling wave tubes”
Invited talk

IET Colloquium on Millimetre-wave and Terahertz Engineering & Technology 2018
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

1st Workshop on Economics and Adoption of Millimeter Wave Technology in Future Networks
Other

CROWNCOM 2018
Other

Towards TeraHertz Communications Workshop
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

26th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO 2018),
Participation in conference

2018 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC)
Participation in conference

Novel High Capacity Millimetre Wave Wireless Networks Enabled by Traveling Wave Tubes
Invited talk

2018 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC)
Other

European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC 2017)
Participation in conference

Millimeter wave wireless communications toward 300 GHz
Invited talk

Traveling Wave Tubes for Millimeter Wave Wireless Communications Toward 300 GHz
Invited talk

TWEETHER - Traveling wave tube based W-band wireless networks with high data rate distribution, spectrum and energy efficiency
Invited talk

THz vacuum electronics
Invited talk

IBROW 30M workshop
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Millimetre Wave Point to Multipoint Enabled by a Novel W-band Traveling Wave Tube
Invited talk

Millimetre Wave Point to Multipoint Enabled by a Novel W-band Traveling Wave Tube
Invited talk

IEEE EDS Society (Event)
Membership of committee

The Basics of Traveling Wave Tube Amplifiers (Event)
Membership of committee

IEEE EDS Society (Event)
Membership of committee

International Vacuum Electronics Conference 2017 (Event)
Membership of committee

European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC 2017)
Participation in conference

UK Spectrum Policy Forum - Cluster 2: Access Mechanisms for mmWave
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

WM-06 THz Electronics Technology for Communications and Sensing
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

ULTRAWAVE The Kickoff Workshop
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Case Study: Using Horizon 2020 Funding to Build New Generation Wireless Networks
Invited talk

THZ BACKWARD-WAVE OSCILLATORS FOR PLASMA DIAGNOSTIC IN NUCLEAR FUSION
Invited talk

FOSTECT Foundation For Science And Technology Development Ton Duc Thang University (External organisation)
Membership of committee

Journal of Applied Physics (Journal)
Publication peer-review

UCMMT2014 (Event)
Membership of committee

IET Optoelectronics (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Conference Chair, 6th UK, Europe, China Millimeter Waves and THz Technology Workshop
Participation in conference

IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices (Journal)
Editorial activity

IEEE Journal of the Electron Devices Society (Journal)
Publication peer-review

IEEE (Publisher)
Publication peer-review

Micro and Nano Letters (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Physics of Plasmas (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Journal of Infrared and Millimeter Waves (Journal)
Publication peer-review

IEEE Electron Devices Society: Technical Committee on Vacuum Electronics (External organisation)
Membership of committee

IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science (Journal)
Publication peer-review

IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques (Journal)
Publication peer-review

IEEE
Business Engagement

Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications (Journal)
Publication peer-review

IEEE Electron Device Letters (Journal)
Publication peer-review

IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices (Journal)
Publication peer-review

IEEE Transactions on Circuits Systems - II: Analog and Digital Signal Processing (Journal)
Publication peer-review

IEE Proceedings - Microwaves, Antennas, and Propagation (Journal)
Publication peer-review

  • Cockcroft Institute
  • Engineering of Microwaves, Terahertz and Light (E-MIT)
  • Security Lancaster
  • Security Lancaster (Networks)