Dr Chaouki Kasmi is the Chief Researcher at the Directed Energy Research Center at the Technology Innovation Institute (TII), a cutting-edge UAE-based scientific research center. He is responsible for building advanced research capabilities in the domains of energy physics, electromagnetic technologies, innovative radar and sensing systems, laser technologies, and acoustic devices – from fundamental physics and theoretical problems to experimental physics.
Specialising in unintentional and intentional electromagnetic interference, detection systems, device testing, statistical electromagnetics, computational electromagnetics, and signal processing, Dr Kasmi has published more than 120 scientific papers. He also is Associate Electromagnetics Scientist and Researcher at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the Helmut Schmidt University / University of the German Federal Armed Forces. As part of his international scientific activities, he is Vice President for the Commission E – French Section and Early Career Representative (ECR) of the International Commission E of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI).
Prior to joining TII, Dr Kasmi worked as Director of the Mobile and Telecommunication Lab at DarkMatter, a cyber-security leader based in the UAE. He built DarkMatter’s entire telecommunication security function from the ground up. Before that, he was Deputy Head of the Wireless Security Lab at the French National Cybersecurity Agency (ANSSI). His earlier positions with the Agency included Head of Research and Electromagnetic Security Researcher. Among his responsibilities were research coordination, project advisory services, and team management.
Dr Kasmi has been recognised as a High-Power Electromagnetics (HPEM) Life Fellow by the SUMMA Foundation and has received two Young Scientist Awards from URSI. He also features in the Samsung and Sony hall of fame for reporting security flaws in smart TVs and smartphones.
Dr Kasmi holds a PhD in Electronics from Pierre and Marie Curie University, a Master of Science in Engineering in Embedded Systems from Grandes Ecoles d’Ingénieurs (ESEO), and an MSc in Microelectronics from the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA) de Rennes, all based in France.
15 November 2023 | 11:45 - 12:00 | Presentation : Power beaming comes of age
16 November 2023 | 13:55 - 14:25 | Panel : Sustaining the Final Frontier: A Dive into Space Sustainability and Resource Utilization
Join us for a captivating panel discussion exploring the intersection of space exploration and sustainability. Our panelists will delve into the potential of space resources and mining as a means to alleviate the strain on Earth's resources. We'll explore the concept of harnessing solar energy in orbit, unlocking consistent energy production that could revolutionize our global energy landscape. The debate will also touch on the environmental impact of space missions, discussing the implications of rocket launches and the ongoing efforts to mitigate their effects. This session invites attendees to engage in a forward-thinking dialogue on how space exploration could play a pivotal role in our sustainable future, providing a unique blend of investment, environmental, and ethical considerations.