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Zhou Du

Espoo, Finland
Microwave Radio Technology Expert


  • D.Sc.(Tech.), Radio Engineering, Aalto University, Finland, 2009-2014
  • M.Eng, Communication Engineering, Gyeongsang National University, South Korea, 2006-2008


Zhou (Joe) Du is an RF wireless technology expert in Nokia Bell Labs with over 11 years of research experience. He holds a Doctor of Science (Tech.) degree in Radio Engineering from Aalto University (formerly Helsinki University of Technology). 

From September 2006 to December 2008, he was with the Department of Electronic Engineering/A.W.C Lab of Gyeongsang National University as a Research Assistant. From March 2009 to January 2015, he was with the Department of Radio Science and Engineering/SMARAD center of excellence as a researcher. In February 2015, Zhou joined Nokia Bell Labs Espoo as a Microwave Radio Technology Specialist. His responsibilities in Nokia Bell Labs Espoo include but not limited to:

✔ 5G Proof of Concept and Board Engineering solutions: RAN, Fixed Wireless Access, Microwave, and mmW Backhaul.
✔ Drive the development of RF solutions/proposal for 5G cmWave and mmWave applications.
✔ Define/develop the technology strategy and roadmap in radio technology, State of the art technology scouting.
✔ Specification, evaluation, and analysis of components for 5G PHY system together with major silicon partners.
✔ Collaboration with academia and industrial partners.
✔ Perform, document and communicate research studies, measurement and case studies.
✔ Project management and coordination.

Research Interests

  • Analog Electronics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Communications Paradigms
  • IoT/M2M
  • Optical Communication
  • Optical Devices
  • System Integration
  • Wireless Communications

Professional Activities

Reviewer of several international journals.
Served as Technical Program Committee (TPC) member of:

  • The 9th Global Symposium on Millimeter-Waves (GSMM2016)
  • IEEE ICC2017 Workshop on Flexible Networks (FLEXNETS)
  • IEEE WCNC2018 workshop on Flexible and Agile Networks (FLEXNETS)
  • IEEE INFORCOM2019 Workshop on Flexible and Agile Networks: 5G and Beyond (FlexNets)

Co-Chair of Wireless Technologies Session in 47th European Microwave Conference (EuMC2017)

Selected Articles and Publications