Zain Shafiq was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and received his BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Heriot Watt University in 2018. During his student years Zain preferred the antenna and RF related courses and completed his final year project on an antenna related project. In 2018 after his BEng graduation Zain was selected to be part of the CDT-EI programme. A unique four year PhD with industry backing from Leonardo UK. His primary research interests are phased antenna arrays, array calibration and microwave circuit calibration.