Arno Thielens received the M.Sc. degree in engineering (applied physics) from Ghent University in 2010, and the Ph.D. degree in applied
physics from Ghent University, in 2015. His research focused on personal exposure assessment to radio-frequency electromagnetic fields and numerical dosimetry. He was a Post-Doctoral Fellow of the Institute for Science and Innovation, Flanders, Belgium, from 2016 to 2017 at Waves (Information Technology Department, UGent). In 2017, he joined the Berkeley Wireless Research Center, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, where he is involved in the development of the human intranet. This research was founded by an FWO [PEGASUS]² Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship and an Honorary Fellowship by the Belgian American Education Foundation. Since 2020, he is a senior Postdoctoral Fellow of the FWO. He is an associate professor at Ghent University since 2018.
Dr. Thielens was a recipient of the Joseph James Morrissey Memorial Award issued by the Bioelectromagnetics Society and the European Bio Electromagnetics Association in 2013. He received the 2015 International Union of Radio Science [Union Radio-Scientifique Internationale or (URSI)] Young Scientist Award. Dr. Thielens also won the Alessandro Chiabrera Award for Excellence in Bioelectromagnetics at BioEM 2019 in Montpellier, France. This prize has the purpose to keep alive Prof. Chiabrera’s memory and scientific legacy, as well as to foster excellence in the Bioelectromagnetics community, by giving recognition to outstanding scientific contributions from early stage researchers.