Bart Smolders is the Dean of the Department of Electrical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and Professor and Chair of the Electromagnetics (EM) group. His key areas of expertise include smart antenna systems and microwave engineering. His work is in the area of integrated antenna systems for 5G/6G wireless communications.
What are electromagnetic waves?
Which characteristics do electromagnetic waves have?
How do antennas emit and receive electromagnetic signals?
What is different for 5G technology compared to its predecessors?
Why do we need higher frequencies for 5G?
How does an electromagnetic wave transport information?
How do 5G antennas and base stations look like?
How does 5G accomplish higher bandwidth?
How does 5G provide less latency?
How can 5G be used for millions of IoT devices?
Is 5G technology “all or nothing”, or can it be implemented step by step?
Are the high frequencies of 5G dangerous for human health?
The interview was conducted on 11. January 2021.