Lukas W. Mayer was born in Vienna, Austria. During his diploma studies at the Vienna University of Technology, he developed components of the radio-frequency frontend of the institutes’ mulitple-input multiple-output (MIMO) testbed. In 2009 he received his PhD degree (summa cum laude). In his thesis he analyzed the properties of radio channels typical for radio-frequency identification (RFID) systems and presents two advanced antenna designs that enable multi-standard and multi-frequency operation. Furthermore, he developed new antenna measurement methods that allow accurate characterization of small and autonomous antennas.
During 2010 and 2011 Lukas served as Head of R&D at the startup company PIDSO GmbH where he built ultra-lightweight antennas and antenna systems made of carbon-fiber composites for unmanned air- and ground-vehicles. Since 2012 he works at Siemens AG Österreich where he develops radio-frequency solutions for the company’s wide research and product range. In 2014 he was appointed Senior Key Expert for Antennas, Wireless Sensors and RFID.