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News (since October 2009)

    June 2012. Attieh Shahvarpour is awarded the 2012 MTT-S Graduate Fellowship at the 2012 International Microwave Symposium in Montreal. Winner IMS 2010 
    May 2012. Juan Sebastian Gómez-Díaz, who was a one-year visiting student in the group, receives the 2011 Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación (COIT/AEIT) Award for the best Spanish PhD. thesis in basic information and communication technologies. His thesis, "Novel Integral Equation Methods Applied to the Analysis of New Guiding and Radiating Structures and Optically-Inspired Phenomena at Microwaves," was co-supervised by Prof. Alejandro Álvarez-Melcón, Tehcnical University of Cartagena, and Prof. Christophe Caloz.
    January 2012. Shulabh Gupta is selected as a finalist of the Student Paper Competition of the 2010 IEEE International Microwave Symposium, Montréal, Canada.
    October 2011. Shulabh Gupta wins the Student Contest for his paper "Dispersion-compensation technique for log-periodic antennas using C-section all-pass dispersive delay structures" at the International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (ISAP), in Jeju, South Korea.

    September 2011. The team wins the three best poster awards of the 2011 CREER Student Poster Contest:
    * Hadi Razavipour: First Prize
    * Shulabh Gupta: Second Prize
    * Helgi Skulason: Third Prize

    April 2011. Louis-Philippe Carignan is awarded the 2011 Hal Sobol Travel Grant from the IEEE MTT Society for his work on ferromagnetic nanowire materials. He will receive this recognition at the Student Awards Banquet during the 2011 International Microwave Symposium in Baltimore."
    April 2011. Attieh Shahvarpour is awarded a Young Scientist Award to present her paper "Radiation efficiency enhancement of a horizontal dipole on an electrically thick substrate by a PMC ground plane" at the 2011 URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium in Istanbul.
    December 2010. Attieh Shahvarpour is awarded the 2010 Asia Pacific Microwave Conference Best Paper Award for her paper: A. Shahvarpour, A. Alejandro Melcon, and C. Caloz, "Anisotropic meta-substrate conical-beam leaky-wave antenna."
    December 2010. Dr. Toshiro Kodera, now professor at Yamaguchi University,is awarded the 2010 IEEE MTT-S Japan/Kansai Chapters Young Engineering Award and the Michiyuki Uenohara Memorial Award for his paper: T. Kodera and C. Caloz, "Uniform ferrite-loaded open waveguide structure with CRLH response and its application to a novel backfire-to-endfire leaky-wave antenna," IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech., vol. 57, no. 4, pp. 784-795, April 2009. Young Engineer Award 2010 

    June 2010. The team wins four out of the five awards of the 2010 CREER Student Poster Contest:
    * Louis-Philippe Carignan: First Prize
    * Attieh Shahvarpour: Second Prize
    * Shulabh Gupta: Second Prize (equality)
    * Hadi Razavipour: Master Prize

    May 2010. Louis-Philippe Carignan wins the First Prize of the 2010 IEEE International Microwave Symposium Student Paper Competition for his paper “Dual-band integrated self-biased edge-mode isolator based on the double ferromagnetic resonance of a bistable nanowire substrate,” co-authored and co-supervised by David Ménard and et Christophe Caloz. Winner IMS 2010 
    April 2010. Prof. Christophe Caloz is awarded the 2010 Discovery Accelator Supplement (DAS). The DAS is a research Grant which provides substantial and timely additional resources to accelerate progress and maximize the impact of the most outstanding research programs in Canada.
    November 2009. Prof. Christophe Caloz was elected IEEE Fellow "for contributions to the development and application of electromagnetic metamaterial structures."
    October 2009. Prof. Christophe Caloz obtains an NSERC I2I Grant for his proposal "Novel Smart Antennas based on CRLH Metamaterial Technology for MIMO System" in support of the start-up company Sciswave Inc., which is a spin-off of Polytechnique.
    October 2009. Attieh Shahvarpour wins the 2009 IEEE European Microwave Conference Young Engineer Prize for her paper “Realization of an Effective Free-Space Perfect Electromagnetic Conductor (PEMC) Boundary by a Grounded Ferrite Slab Using Faraday Rotation,” co-authored by Toshiro Kodera, Armin Parsa et Christophe Caloz.