Prof. Josaphat Tetuko Sri Sumantyo, Ph.D.

Prof. Josaphat 'Josh' Tetuko Sri Sumantyo, Ph.D
Prof. Josaphat ‘Josh’ Tetuko Sri Sumantyo, Ph.D

This talk will introduce the development of unmanned aerial vehicles, aircraft, high altitude platform systems (HAPS), and microsatellite onboard multiband microwave sensors called circularly polarized synthetic aperture radar (CP-SAR) for disaster and environmental monitoring. The development of this multiplatform CP-SAR includes the international research and education collaboration on microwave remote sensing that has been promoted by the Center for Environmental Remote Sensing of Chiba University for environmental and disaster monitoring since 2005.

The international education in this research includes a double degree program, short/long stay programs, a world-class professor program, a visiting professor, a postdoctoral program under a Japanese governmental program, and overseas governments to promote high skills and knowledge on microwave remote sensing. We hope this research and education activities could boost the development of microwave remote sensors for future Earth and planetary missions.


Univ.-Prof Dipl.-Ing. Dr. WOLFGANG BÖSCH, MBA

Univ.-Prof Dipl.-Ing. Dr. WOLFGANG BÖSCH, MBA
Univ.-Prof Dipl.-Ing. Dr. WOLFGANG BÖSCH, MBA

Wolfgang Bösch (Fellow, IEEE, IET) received his Dipl.Ing. degree from the Technical University of Vienna, Austria, in 1985, his Ph.D. degree from the Graz University of Technology, Austria, in 1988, and his M.B.A. degree from the School of Management, University of Bradford, U.K., in 2004. In 2010, he joined Graz University of Technology to establish a new Institute of Microwave and Photonic Engineering. The research areas cover the characterization and design of microwave components, wave propagation, RFID, communication and radar systems. In the last 9 years, he also has been the Dean of the Faculty of Electrical and Information Engineering, which currently incorporates 13 Institutes and 20 full professors covering the areas of energy generation and distribution, electronics, and information engineering. He is responsible for the strategic development, the budget, and the personnel of the Faculty. Prior he was the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the Advanced Digital Institute, Shipley, U.K., he was the Director of Business and Technology Integration for RFMD, U.K., and for almost ten years, he was with Filtronic plc, U.K., as the CTO of Filtronic Integrated Products and the Director of the Global Technology Group. Before joining Filtronic, he held positions with the European Space Agency (ESA), The Netherlands, working on amplifier linearization techniques, with MPR-Teltech, Burnaby, BC, Canada, working on MMIC technology projects, and with the Corporate Research and Development Group of M/A-COM, Boston, MA, USA, where he worked on advanced topologies for high-efficiency power amplifiers. He was with DaimlerChrysler Aerospace (now Hensoldt), Ulm, Germany, for four years, working on T/R modules for airborne radar. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of the IET. He published more than 200 papers and holds 4 patents.