Narendra Kumar received his doctorate degree in electrical engineering from RWTH Technical University Aachen, Aachen, Germany. He was with Motorola Solutions since early 1999 and holding position of Principal Staff Engineer (product development and testing). He has been appointed as Visiting Professor to Istanbul University since January 2011.
Since August 2013, he is with Department of Electrical Engineering of University Malaya and serving as Associate Professor. He holds 3 US Patents and 4 Defensive Patents in the area of microwave power amplifiers, all assigned to Motorola Solutions. He has authored more than 80 papers in technical journals and conferences and 3 technical books published in USA.
Since early 2011, he is actively involved to give technical courses to many organizations in Asia and Europe, including Spain, Germany, Italy, Turkey, Thailand, etc. His name was included in the 2009 Who’s Who in Science and Engineering. He was recipient of the paper award in 2009 IEEE Microwave Propagations and System for his paper on broadband high power distributed amplifier. His two papers on wideband matching circuits and nonlinear microwave stability were an invited paper for IEEE Mediterranean Microwave Symposium 2010 (North Cyprus) and IEEE Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference 2012 (Florida, US), respectively. He has chaired few IEEE and PIERS technical conferences in Europe and Asia since 2009. He has conducted few IEEE seminars related to RF and Microwave Power Amplifier in Europe and Asia since 2007. He also serves as Keynote Speaker to several IEEE conferences since 2010 (Cyprus, Florida US, Beirut, Bangkok, etc).Since June 2009, he is serving as Reviewer of IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory Techniques, IET Circuit, Devices and Systems, etc. He is Senior Member of Institute of Electrical Electronics Engineers (USA) and Fellow of Institution of Engineering Technology (UK). He has been appointed as IEEE Industry Relations Team of Asia Pacific since Jan. 2015 to support industrial linkage activities.
He has been appointed as Invited Professor of Microwave Electronics and Optics – EMIMEO for EMIMEP - Europe, Universit of Limoges, France in 2022. In 2023, he has been selected as Coordinator of Malaysia for German-ASEAN Industry Oriented Innovation Network.
As industrial collaboration, he is leading NXP-UM and Keysight 5G/6G-UM lab setup in Faculty of Engineering.