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CoE and IEEE Seminar, 10th November 2014

The IEEE, together with the Chamber of Engineers and Bank of Valletta will be holding an event on 10th November at 18:00 at the Professional Centre in Gzira.


  • Customised Package for Engineers - Ms Victoria Azzopardi, EU Business Development, Bank of Valletta
  • Launching of the IEEE Malta Section website
  • Talk on Satellite Systems - Dr Hector Fenech, IEEE Distinguished Lecturer

Click: Directions to the Professional Centre, Gzira

The event will be followed by light refreshments.

This is a free of charge event. It would be greatly appreciated if you confirm attendance by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by not later then 7th November 2014.

About the presentation

The talk will focus on some theoretical aspects, on frequency bands, power and power efficiency, communications and control, materials etc. of satellites and on new technologies that are being developed, as well as on practical aspects regarding satellite payloads, and their handling, and the international aspects of satellite management.

About the Speaker

Dr Hector Fenech read Electrical Engineering at the University of Malta until 1978 when the Bachelor degree was conferred on him.

After a short duration of employment in Malta, he then pursued further study at the Philips International Institute of Technological Studies, Eindhoven, The Netherlands and the Master of Electronic Engineering was conferred to him in 1983. Subsequently he continued to read satellite communications at the University of Bradford, UK where he completed his Ph.D. and worked as a lecturer until 1987.

This was followed by work at Communications System Research Ltd., Ilkley, UK, which became part of the Communication Systems Division of Ferranti International Signal plc, until 1989 where he was Head of Satellite Communications Systems Group. He then joined EUTELSAT in the Future System Studies Section where he was involved with a number of satellites.  Later he worked as a Payload Manager within the Satellite Engineering and Procurement Division in the Technical Department and was involved with ten satellites until 1999.  His current position is  Director of Future Satellite Systems in the Development and Innovation Department.

Dr Fenech has been involved for the communications missions definition and negotiations of over 30 satellite programmes.  He is the lead author for eight applications of patents.  He currently holds the position of Secretary of Galileo Services.

He is a Fellow of I.E.E.E.


Last Updated on Thursday, 06 November 2014 23:55