Juan Montojo is VP of Engineering at Qualcomm’s Corporate Standards group. He has Telecommunications Engineering degrees from the Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain, and Institut Eurecom, Sophia Antipolis, France, as well as, MS and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California and UC San Diego, respectively.
Dr. Montojo joined Qualcomm in San Diego in January 1997 and has worked in the system design and standardization of various communication systems including Globalstar, 3G, 4G, 5G, and WiFi as part of the corporate R&D and Standards groups. He led the 3GPP PHY layer standardization of WCDMA Rel-7 and of LTE Rel-8, 9, 10, and part of 11. He led the Qualcomm Research Germany group from Nov ’11 to July ’15 working on Gbps cable modem design and IEEE standardization, as well as, 802.11ah modem design and implementation. Upon his return to San Diego, Dr. Montojo led the system design of 5G NR unlicensed and spectrum sharing until he moved back to the 3GPP team in January ‘17 where he helped with the execution of the 5G NR acceleration. Currently, Dr. Montojo works in the design and standardization of 5G NR Phase 2.
Dr. Montojo has been a recipient of QCT’s Upendra Patel Achievement Awards for Outstanding Contributions to LTE, Corporate R&D’s Excellence award for Management of Qualcomm Research Germany, and IP Excellence award for his contributions to 5G. Dr. Montojo has over 400 granted US patents and over 4,000 granted patents world-wide.