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 R&D 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 heading the Radio Frequency Equipment and Technologies group that is in charge of the development of RF active, RF passive and Time & Frequency equipment and technologies for space applications.
He has been an active member of IEEE community for over 15 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 IVEC General Chair in its European edition.