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Andrés Alayón Glazunov

Senior Associate Professor

Shaping the Multidimensional Wireless Future where Maxwell meets Shannon - Design and characterization of intelligent devices and environments for communications, localization, and sensing applications.

Andrés Alayón Glazunov is an ELLIIT Senior Associate Professor with the Department of Science and Technology, Linköping University, Norrköping, Sweden. He received the MSc (Engineer-Researcher) degree in physical engineering from Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (Polytech), Saint Petersburg, Russia, in 1994.  His MSc thesis was on the topic of kinetics of the radial distributions of the excited states of the Helium atom in the positive pole of capillary discharge. The Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering was obtained from Lund University, Lund, Sweden, in 2009, working on developing an analysis of  the antenna-channel interactions based on the spherical vector wave expansion of the electromagnetic field and the scattering matrix representation of antennas.  He received the Docent (Habilitation) degree in antenna systems from the Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, in 2017.

From 1996 to 2005, he held various research and specialist positions with the telecom industry, e.g., Ericsson Research, Telia Research, and TeliaSonera, Stockholm, Sweden. From 2001 to 2005, he was the Swedish Delegate with the European Cost Action 273, and from 2018 to 2020, he was the Dutch Delegate with the European Cost Action IRACON. He has been one of the pioneers in producing the first standardized OTA measurement techniques for 3GPP, and devising novel OTA techniques, e.g., the random-LOS and the hybrid antenna characterization setups. He has contributed to, or initiated various European research projects, e.g., more recently, is3DMIMO, WAVECOMBE, 5VC, and Build-Wise projects under the auspices of the H2020 European Research and Innovation Program. He also contributed to the international 3GPP and the ITU standardization bodies. From 2009 to 2010, he held a Marie Curie Senior Research Fellowship with the Centre for Wireless Network Design, University of Bedfordshire, Luton, U.K. From 2010 to 2014, he held a postdoctoral position with the Electromagnetic Engineering Laboratory, KTH-Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. From 2014 to 2018, he was an Assistant Professor with the Chalmers University of Technology. From 2018 to 2023, he was an Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands.

He is the author, or co-author, of more than 175 scientific and technical journal publications, conference papers and abstracts, book chapters as well as standardization contributions and other scientific manuscripts. He is the coauthor and the coeditor of the textbook LTE-Advanced and Next Generation Wireless Networks-Channel Modelling and Propagation (Wiley, 2012). His current research interests include, but are not limited to, mmWave array antenna design, MIMO antenna systems, electromagnetic theory, fundamental limitations on antenna-channel interactions, radio propagation channel measurements, modeling and simulations, wireless performance in the built environment, and the OTA characterization of antenna systems and wireless devices for communication and sensing.

Summary of Main “Firsts” in Research Milestones

I have conceptualized, defined, devised, or otherwise fundamentally contributed, alone or together with collaborating researchers, the following research milestones in radio systems:

  • 2000 – Standardized 3G Spatial Channel Model (EU COST ACTION 259 & 3GPP at Ericsson)
  • 2004 – Standardized Over-The-Air (OTA) Characterization of Wireless Devices (EU COST ACTION 273 & 3GPP at Telia/TeliaSonera)
  • 2009 – General Mathematical Framework for the Characterization of Antenna and Propagation Channels Interactions (at Lund University)
  • 2009 – Physical Limitations on Antennas in Random Propagation Channels by the Spherical Vector Wave Expansion of the Electromagnetic Field (at Lund University)
  • 2010 – Massive MIMO Channel Measurements (Lund University at University of Bedfordshire)
  • 2014 – Virtual Massive MIMO Channel Measurement in a Reverberation Chamber (at KTH-Royal Institute of Technology)
  • 2015 – OTA-aided antenna design (at Chalmers)
  • 2015 – The Random-LOS OTA Characterization method (at Chalmers)
  • 2015 – Random-LOS OTA of Active Wireless Devices on a Vehicle (Volvo Cars and RISE at Chalmers)
  • 2017 – Wireless Building Performance Evaluation (Ranplan at Chalmers)
  • 2020 – The Hybrid Multipath-LOS OTA Chamber (Chalmers at University of Twente) 



2017 - Docent (Habilitation) qualification in Electrical Engineering with specialization in Antenna Systems, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.
2009 - PhD in Electrical Engineering with specialization in Radio Systems, Lund University, Sweden.
1994 - MSc in Electrical Engineering with specialization in Physical Electronics, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia.

Academic Positions

2023 - present ELLIIT Senior Associate Professor, Physics and Electronics, Linköping University, Sweden.
2023 - present Guest Associate Professor, Radio Systems, University of Twente, The Netherlands.
2018 - 2024 Affiliate Associate Professor, Antenna Systems, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.
2018 - 2023 Associate Professor, Radio Systems, University of Twente, The Netherlands.
2014 - 2018 Assistant Professor, Antenna Systems, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. 
2010 - 2014 Postdoc, Electromagnetic Engineering, KTH - The Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. 
2009 - 2010 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Postdoctoral Researcher, Centre for Wireless Network Design, University of Bedfordshire, UK.



Mhd Zaher Mahfouz, Robert Vogt-Ardatjew, Andre B. J. Kokkeler, Andrés Alayón Glazunov (2024) Empirical Characterization and Modeling of the Propagation Channel Inside the VIRC IEEE Access, Vol. 12, p. 22448-22464 Continue to DOI
Noud Kanters, Andrés Alayón Glazunov (2024) Stochastic array antenna figures-of-merit for quality-of-service-enhanced massive MIMO Electronics Letters, Vol. 60, Article e13064 Continue to DOI


Wai Yan Yong, Andres Alayon Glazunov (2023) Miniaturization of a Fully Metallic Bandpass Frequency Selective Surface for Millimeter-Wave Band Applications IEEE transactions on electromagnetic compatibility (Print), Vol. 65, p. 1072-1080 Continue to DOI
Wai Yan Yong, Arjen Velkers, Andrés Alayón Glazunov (2023) Fully metallic frequency selective surface (FSS) circular polarizer based on cost-effective chemical etching manufacturing technique Electronics Letters, Vol. 59, Article e12982 Continue to DOI
Wai Yan Yong, Abbas Vosoogh, Alireza Bagheri, Coen van de Ven, Abolfazl Hadaddi, Andrés Alayón Glazunov (2023) An Overview of Recent Development of the Gap-Waveguide Technology for mmWave and Sub-THz Applications IEEE Access, Vol. 11, p. 69378-69400 Continue to DOI


Responsible for the course Project Course CDIO, 12 credits at the Masters programme  in Electronics Design Engineering.