Eugene Pikulin was born in St. Petersburg (Russia) in 1980.
Eugene attended the Electrotechnical University of St. Petersburg, where he studied radio- and microwave-engineering, graduating with BS (2001) and MS (2003) degrees. He pursued further education and completed the PhD degree in 2004. All of his work during this time was dedicated to application of 3D microwave numerical modeling (based on FDTD) to particle accelerator structures.
While working on his PhD thesis, Eugene also worked as a junior lecturer and as an engineer at the Electrotechnical University of St. Petersburg. About a half year after completing the PhD, he left academia to work as a RF engineer at several companies – including Huawei's R&D center in Moscow – developing receivers, transmitters, amplifiers, phase shifters, and other RF and microwave devices. He participated in both military and commercial projects.
Eugene relocated with his family to Zürich and joined SPEAG in March 2016 as a RF-engineer with interests in RF and microwave engineering, near-field measurements, and FPGA design. His hobbies include guitar, sport, travelling, and horseback riding.