Dr Michael Chia 
Department Head (Signal Processing, RF & Optical)
Email:  michael_chia@i2r.a-star.edu.sg

Research areas: 
Radio Frequency, Microwave, millimeterwave, Antenna, 5G and Beyond, Wireless System
Dr. Chia Yan Wah, Michael is the Head of the Signal Processing, RF and Optical (SRO) department at the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), A*STAR, Singapore. He received the B.Sc. Degree (1st Class Honour) in Electronic & Electrical Engineering in 1990 and Ph.D. degree in 1994 from Loughborough University, U.K. He has more than 27 years of rich working experience in R&D, technical leadership, and management in both the public and private sectors with leading MNC & companies in telecom and oil & gas industry. He has led major R&D initiatives at the National Centre for Wireless Communications by the NSTB (hosted by NUS) and A*STAR as Principal Investigator and Programme Director.  His most recent industry R&D experience includes leading the R&D of advanced cellular base station RF products from concept, design, prototype to production at a business unit of Kathrein (now part of Ericsson) as CTO of APAC. He has also worked as a senior scientific advisor at the Halliburton (MNC) to lead R&D of new wireless communications & sensor technologies for oil & gas explorations. He was an Adjunct Professor of the NUS where he taught postgraduate courses and supervised PhD/Master students. He has served as member of Technical and Advisory Committees at the IDA (predecessor of IMDA) and chaired/co-chaired international IEEE conferences.  He has authored and co-authored 190 international & peer-reviewed publications (84 journals and 106 conferences) and a book.  He has contributed to 20 patents: 14 awarded (public sector) and 6 filed (private sector) as inventor/co-inventor.