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Ning Yang
Ning Yang, Postdoctoral Fellow. Ning Yang was born in Taixin, Jiangsu Province, China on Dec. 1976. He received B. Eng degree in radio engineering from Southeast University (SEU), Nanjing, China. He obtained Ph.D on microwave engineering in 2004 under joint student program between SEU and Center for Wireless Communications (CWC), National University of Singapore. Since Oct. 2006, he has been a post-doc Research Fellow with Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada. His current research interests include coplanar integrated circuits and antennas, left-handed transmission lines, SIW devices and active RF systems.
Toshiro Kodera
Toshiro Kodera, Postdoctoral Fellow. Toshiro Kodera was born in Hyogo, Japan. He received the B.E., M.E. and Dr. Eng. from Kyoto Institute of Technology, Kyoto Japan, in 1996, 1998, and 2001, respectively. He developed some numerical program and devices using ferrite media during this period. In 2001 he joined the Faculty of Engineering, Osaka Institute of Technology as a Lecturer. In 2005, he joined Wave Engineering Laboratories, ATR international, Kyoto Japan as an invited researcher, and in 2006 he was a researcher. In ATR, he engaged in R&D; of GaAs MMICs for 802.15.3c Gbps wireless LAN system and PWM-EER transmitter. In 2008, he joined Caloz group of Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal. His current research is on the dispersion technology.
Hoang Van Nguyen
Hoang Van Nguyen, Postdoctoral Fellow. Van-Hoang Nguyen received the B.A.Sc (with honors) and M.A.Sc degrees both in electrical engineering from the University of Toronto and Carleton University in 2001 and 2004, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from École Polytechnique de Montréal in 2009. He is currently working toward the Ph. D degree at the École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada. His research interests include microwave/mm-wave circuits and devices, ultra-wideband (UWB) systems, and electromagnetic metamaterial broadband devices and components. In 2002-2003, he was a researcher at Sirenza MicroDevices Inc., where he developed linearization circuits for RF power amplifiers. In the summer 2004, he visited Advanced Silicon Devices and Materials Laboratory, National Tsing-Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan as a Research Fellow, where he developed CMOS UWB low-noise amplifier. He is the recipient of the URSI Canadian Young Scientist Award for the best paper award presented at the 2007 International Symposium on Signals, Systems and Electronics.
Dimitrios Sounas
Dimitrios Sounas, Postdoctoral Fellow. Dimitrios L. Sounas was born in Thessaloniki, Greece on Sept. 1981. He received the Diploma degree in electrical and computer engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), Thessaloniki, Greece, in 2004, and the Ph.D. degree from the same university, in 2009. In August 2010, he joined the group of Prof. Christophe Caloz as a post-doctoral fellow. His research interests include analytical and numerical techniques in electromagnetics, metamaterials and graphene-based structures.
Qingfeng Zhang
Qingfeng Zhang, Postdoctoral Fellow. Qingfeng Zhang was born in Jiangsu Province of China in December 1984. He recieved his B.E. degree from the school of electrical engineering and information science in University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China in July 2007. From August 2007 to November 2010 he was offered schorlarship by Nanyang Technology University, Singapore and enrolled as a Ph.D. student. Since April 2011, he joined the research group of Professor Christophe Caloz at École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada, as a postdoctoral fellow. His current research interests are focused on the synthesis of all-pass filters and real-time analog sigal processors.
Cédric Blanchard
Cédric Blanchard, Postdoctoral Fellow. Cédric Blanchard completed his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the Universities Claude Bernard (Lyon, France) and Joseph Fourier (Grenoble, France), respectively. In 2003, he joined the company AT4 wireless (Málaga, Spain) as an R&D; engineer. From 2005 he was a Ph.D. student at the University of Granada (Spain), where he receceived his doctorate in 2009. He then spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Charles Coulomb Laboratory (Montpellier, France), before joining ETA research group in March 2012. His research activities encompass computational electromagnetics, dielectric mixtures, metamaterials, plasmonics, and scattering of fields by arbitrary objects.
Shulabh Gupta
Shulabh Gupta, Ph.D. Student. Shulabh Gupta was born on 14th december, 1982 in India. He completed his Bachelors in Technology (B.Tech) in Electronics from Indian School of Mines, India and Masters of Science (MS) in Telecommunications from INRS-EMT, Universite du Quebec in 2004 and 2006 respectively. He is presently pursuing his Doctoral degree under the supervision of Prof. Christophe Caloz. He has filed two patents and is a recipient of Young Scientist Award in URSI-GA, Chicago ’08 and EMTS Ottawa ’07. His current research interest is in dispersion engineered metamaterials for Ultra-wideband systems and devices and Fourier optics inspired leaky-wave structures and systems.
Louis-Philippe Carignan
Louis-Philippe Carignan, Ph.D. Student. Louis-Philippe Carignan received his M.Sc.A degree from engineering physics at École Polytechnique de Montréal in December 2006. He is now a Ph.D. student at École Polytechnique de Montréal under supervision of David Ménard (engineering physics department) and Christophe Caloz (electrical engineering department). His main research activities include the study of magnetic anisotropy in nanostructured magnetic materials and the fabrication of microwave devices based on ferromagnetic nanowires.
Attieh Shahvarpour
Attieh Shahvarpour, Ph.D. Student. Attieh Shahvarpour was born in Hamedan, Iran, on November 29, 1979. She received her B.Sc. and M.Sc. of Electrical-Telecommunications and Telecommunications-Wave Engineering from K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2003 and 2006, respectively, where she researched on dielectric resonators and antennas, computational electromagnetics and optical devices. She joined Optical Institute of Technology, Iran Telecommunications Research Center (ITRC), Tehran, Iran, in 2006, where she was working on optical amplifiers. She is currently studying towards a Ph.D. degree at Prof. Caloz’s group, Poly-Grames Reseach Center, École Polytechnique de Montreal. Her main field of research includes nonlinear microwave devices and nonlinear metamaterials, while she is also working on integrated dielectric substrates and plasmonic structures.
Babak Nikfal
Babak Nikfal, Ph.D. Student. Babak Nikfal received his B.Sc in Electrical Engineering from K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 1996, and his M.Sc. degree from Isfahan University of Technology (IUT), Isfahan, Iran, in 2001. He joined the Company TAKTA as a technical manager of data satellite earth station, Tehran, Iran, in 2001. He has been with the company Asia Communication Developers (ACD) working in field of data and wireless network, Isfahan, Iran, in 2003. He joined the Information and Communication Technology Institute (ICTI) of IUT as RF circuit designer in 2006. He moved to Canada in 2009 and started his collaboration as a Research Associate at the Poly-Grames research center under supervision of Prof. Caloz. He is currently studying towards Ph.D. degree at École Polytechnique de Montréal in the group of Prof. Caloz. His research area includes novel analog signal processing (ASP) concepts for microwave and ultra-wideband systems.
Nima Chamanara
Nima Chamanara, Ph.D. Student. Nima Chamanara was born in 1981 in Iran. He received his BS and MS degrees from Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran in 2003 and 2006 respectively. He is a PhD student at Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal. His research area includes developing computational methods for multi-physics simulation of the new emerging technologies.
Burak Gurlek
Burak Gurlek, Ph.D. Student. Burak Gurlek was born in Bolu, Turkey, in 1988. He received his B.Sc. in Telecommunication Engineering and in Mathematics Engineering (both with highest distinction) from Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Istanbul, Turkey, in 2011. During his undergraduate education he worked on enhancement of artificial neural network solutions for inverse scattering problems and higher order on surface radiation condition method (OSRC). Since 2012, he has been pursuing his Ph.D. degree under the supervision of Prof. Caloz in the ETA research group, at the Poly-Grames Research Center, École Polytechnique de Montréal. His research interests are analytical and numerical techniques in electromagnetics, metamaterials and localized waves.
Hualin Zhan
Hualin Zhan, Ph.D. Student. Hualin Zhan was born in Shangrao, Jiangxi, China, in November, 1985. He received the B.Sc. in Physics from China University of Geosciences in 2006. Then he joined Chungam Company and Hitachi GST Company in 2006 and 2008, working on thin film deposition (magnetron sputtering and ion beam deposition). In 2009, he joined Chinese Academy of Sciences as a M.Sc. student. During that period, he developed new analytical methods for studying the electron properties in the low temperature plasma in an ion source, and also improved a simulation code. From 2012, he joined the research group of Prof. Christophe Caloz at École Polytechnique de Montréal and the research group of Prof. Thomas Szkopek at McGill University as a Ph.D. student. His current research interests are the graphene-based microwave and millimeter-wave components design.
Simon Couture
Simon Couture, M.Sc. Student. Simon Couture was born in Montreal, Canada, in 1986. He received the B.A.Sc in electrical engineering from École Polytechnique de Montréal. He is currently a master student under the supervision of Prof. Christophe Caloz. His main research interests are ferrite-based devices, electromagnetic theory and numerical methods.
Samer Abielmona
Samer Abielmona, Research Associate. Samer Abielmona obtained his Bachelor of Engineering in 1999 from Ottawa University, Ottawa, Canada, specializing in electronics and microwave engineering. In 1997, he joined Newbridge Networks, Ottawa, Canada, as a telecommunication engineer working on Asynchronous Transfer Mode switches. In 2000, he was involved with firmware (H/W and S/W) design on multi-platform and multi-standards switches for Alcatel Canada. In 2001, he joined Carleton University, first as a research associate working on antenna measurements, then obtaining his Master’s degree in 2005. In 2006, he joined Dr. Caloz’s leading-edge research group as a research associate working on a wide myriad of projects: Dispersion engineering, antenna design, smart antennas, active devices, UWB systems, pulse communication. He scratches his head every time he encounters Maxwell’s equations. He plays soccer for fun!
Pierre Lemaître-Auger
Pierre Lemaître-Auger, Invited Professor. Pierre Lemaître-Auger received the B. Ing. and the M. Sc. A. degrees from the École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada, in 1992 and 1994 respectively in physical engineering. He then obtained his Doctoral degree in Optoelectronics and Microwave from the Grenoble Institute of Technology in 1998 in France. He joined the Engineering school Esisar from the Grenoble Institute of Technology as an Associate Professor in 1998 where he directed the Physical Department for 10 years. He was also the Director of Study of the school for 4 years. First research topics concerned photonics, especially integrated optics in glass substrate for sensors applications: laser Doppler velocimetry, displacement sensors, polarization sensors, and acousto-optics. His new research interests at the LCIS Laboratory are CRLH antennas, array antennas, Frequency Selective Surfaces (FSS) and electromagnetic wave propagations and properties. He is the author and co-author of more then 40 journal papers, letters and international conferences. In 2010/2011, he is an Invited Professor at École Polytechnique of Montréal to work with Professor Christophe Caloz on localized waves.
Yasushi Horii
Yasushi Horii, Invited Professor. Yasushi Horii was received the degrees of B.Eng., M.Eng., and D.Eng from Osaka University, Osaka, Japan in 1989, 1991, and 1994, respectively. In April 1994, he joined the Faculty of Informatics, Kansai University, Osaka, Japan, as a Research Associate, where he became a Lecturer in 1997, an Associated Professor in 2000, and a Professor in 2007. From September 2003 to September 2004, he was a Visiting Research Scientist with the University of Victoria, B.C., Canada. From February 2004 to Match 2004, he was also a Visiting Research Associate with the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). He currently holds Visiting Professorship with Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada. He has more than 70 papers published in journals and refereed international conferences in the area of microwave and millimeter-wave device study. He is currently a member of IEEE MTT-S and IEICE of Japan. His research interests include design of microwave devices and components using EBG structures and left-handed metamaterials.