Dr. Huiwen Yao brings 30+ years’ successful experience in engineering team building and management, system architecture, research and technology development and program execution in communications satellites. Previously, he was the Senior Director of Commercial Payload/RF Engineering in the Space Systems Group of Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems (previously Orbital ATK). He was a major contributor to the success of the commercial satellite business of Orbital/Orbital ATK with more than 40 GEO communications satellites delivered. Dr. Yao is the author of more than 55 technical papers and a book chapter in the fields of communications systems, antennas, microwave/RF components and EM simulations/CAD. He has been granted two U.S. patents. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Beijing Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in electronic physics from the University of Maryland.