Claudio Paolonireceived the degree cum laude in Electronic Engineering from the University of Rome “Sapienza”, Rome, Italy, in 1984.Since 2012, he has been Cockcroft Chair and Professor of Electronics with the Engineering Department, Lancaster University, Lancaster, U.K. Since 2015, he has been the Head of Engineering Department. He is author of more than 230 articles in international journals and conference proceedings in the field of high frequency electronics, with focus on millimetre waves and THz vacuum electronics devices. His research interests span over different major areas:millimetre wave vacuum electron devices and wide band microwave integrate circuits, slow wave structures for traveling wave tubes, novel millimetre wave wireless networks, 5G. He was Guest Editor for the Special Issue of Transaction on Electron Devices on Vacuum Electronics (June 2014).He served as Local Organisation Chair of IEEE International Vacuum Electronic Conference 2009 (IVEC 2009) and as Conference Chair of UK/Europe China Millimeter Wave and THz Technology Workshop 2013 (UCMMT2013) held in Rome. He was Chair of the Technical Programme Committee of the International Vacuum Electronics Conference 2017 (IVEC) held in London, 24-26 April 2017.He was General Chair of “2nd Toward Terahertz Communication Workshop”, Brussels, March 2019. He was General Chair of the workshop “From Evolution to Revolution, a roadmap for beyond 5G” at 2019 IEEE 2nd 5G World Forum (5GWF’19) in Dresden, Germany. He was in Coordinating group of the FP7 OPTHER (Optically Driven THz Amplifier) to realize the 1 THz Traveling Wave Tube amplifier. He is the coordinator of the European Commission H2020 TWEETHER “Traveling wave tube based W-band wireless network for high data rate, distribution, spectrum and energy efficiency” and of the European Commission H2020 ULTRAWAVE “Ultra-capacity wireless layer beyond 100 GHz based on millimeter wave Traveling Wave Tubes”. He is Chair of the IEEE Electron Devices Society Vacuum Electronics Technical Committee (2017 – present) and member of the same committee (2010 – 2016). He was member of the IEEE Electron Device Society Meeting Committee (2017-2019). He is IEEE Senior member (2010). He is Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.