Natanael Ayllon received the B.Sc. degree in telecommunications engineering (2005), the M.Sc. degree in electronics engineering (2007) and the Ph.D. degree in microwave engineering (2011) from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain.
From 2006 to 2007 he was an RD Engineer at the Electricity and Electronics department of UPV/EHU, where he worked in linear and non-linear stability analysis of microwave high power amplifiers. From 2007 to 2011 he worked with Thales Alenia Space – France, the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES) and UPV/EHU, where he was involved in the assessment of enhanced design techniques of microwave high power amplifiers for spaceborne applications through analysis, design, manufacture and test of such devices.
Since 2011, he is with the European Space Agency (ESA) where he is currently responsible of high power amplifier and transmit/receive module development activities for spaceborne applications from conceptual phases up to flight model equipment. He is responsible of the preparation, coordination and implementation of technology roadmaps in the field of Traveling Wave Tube Amplifiers at European level.
He has been an active member of IEEE community for over 8 years by participating as a reviewer of the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques and with contributions in the field of high power amplifiers and measurement techniques in several IEEE Conferences and Journals. He is currently serving as General Chair of the IEEE International Vacuum Electronics Conference in its European Edition.