Northern Canada AP/MTT Jt. Chapter

IEEE
February 15th, 2012

Welcome to the IEEE Northern Canada AP/MTT Jt. Chapter website!

The Antennas and Propagation Society and the Microwave Theory and Techniques Society are two predominant societies in the IEEE with thousands of members, massive international conferences, and numerous publications. This website will contain information on upcoming chapter activities, information about our two parent chapters, and resources for graduate and undergraduate students. Below is a map of the NCS governing area.

 


September 12th, 2018

The IEEE Northern Canada Section Antennas & Propagation Society and the Microwave Theory & Techniques Society (IEEE NCS APS/MTTS) joint chapter would like to invite you to attend the next installment of our invited talks.  Professor Fan YANG, Tsinghua University, China, will be giving a presentation titled “ Surface Electromagnetics: Physics Exploration and Engineering Applications

Where: ICE 7-395, University of Alberta
When: 25-September-2018, 12:00PM to 01:00PM

Abstract

From frequency selective surfaces (FSS) to electromagnetic band-gap (EBG) ground planes, from impedance boundaries to Huygens metasurfaces, novel electromagnetic surfaces have been emerging in both microwaves and optics. Many intriguing phenomena occur on these surfaces, and novel devices and applications have been proposed accordingly, which have created an exciting paradigm in electromagnetics, so called “surface electromagnetics”. This seminar will review the development of electromagnetic surfaces, as well as the state-of-the-art concepts and designs. Detailed presentations will be provided on their unique electromagnetic features. Furthermore, a wealth of practical examples will be presented to illustrate promising applications of the surface electromagnetics in microwaves and optics.

About the Speaker:

Fan Yang received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from Tsinghua University, and the Ph.D. degree from University of California at Los Angeles. Currently, he is a Professor at Tsinghua University and serves as the Director of the Microwave and Antenna Institute. Dr. Yang’s research interests include antennas, surface electromagnetics, computational electromagnetics, and applied electromagnetic systems. He has published five books, six book chapters, and over 300 journal articles and conference papers. Dr. Yang served as an Associate Editor for IEEE Trans. Antennas Propagation, Associate Editor-in-Chief for Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES) Journal, and TPC chair of 2014 IEEE AP-S International Symposium. He was elected to ACES Fellow in 2018. He is an IEEE APS Distinguished Lecturer for 2018-2020.

 

 

 

 


August 14th, 2018

The IEEE Northern Canada Section Antennas and Propagation Society and the Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Joint Chapter (IEEE NCS AP-S/MTT-S) is pleased to announce another Distinguished Microwave Lecturer seminar. Professor Naoki Shinohara, from Kyoto University, Japan, will be giving a presentation titled “Current Research and Development of Wireless Power Transfer via Radio Waves”.

Where:

DICE 8-207, University of Alberta

When:

27-August-2018 12:00PM to 1:00PM

Abstract

Theory, technologies, applications, and current R&D status of the wireless power transfer (WPT) will be presented. The talk will cover both the far-field WPT via radio waves, especially beam-type and ubiquitous-type WPT, and energy harvesting from broadcasting waves. The research of the WPT was started from the far-field WPT via radio waves, in particular the microwaves in 1960s. In recent years this became a hot topic again due to the rapid growth of wireless devices. Theory and technologies of antenna and circuits will be presented in case of beam-type and ubiquitous-type WPT. The industrial applications and current R&D status of the WPT via radio waves will be also presented.

Biography

Naoki Shinohara received the B.E. degree in electronic engineering, the M.E. and Ph.D (Eng.) degrees in electrical engineering from Kyoto University, Japan, in 1991, 1993 and 1996, respectively. He was a research associate in the Radio Atmospheric Science Center, Kyoto University from 1996. He was a research associate of the Radio Science Center for Space and Atmosphere, Kyoto University by recognizing the Radio Atmospheric Science Center from 2000, and there he was an associate professor since 2001. he was an associate professor in Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University by recognizing the Radio Science Center for Space and Atmosphere since 2004. From 2010, he has been a professor in Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University. He has been engaged in research on Solar Power Station/Satellite and Microwave Power Transmission system. He is IEEE MTT-S Technical Committee 26 (Wireless Power Transfer and Conversion) chair, IEEE MTT-S Kansai Chapter TPC member, IEEE Wireless Power Transfer Conference advisory committee member, URSI Commission D vice chair, international journal of Wireless Power Transfer (Cambridge Press) executive editor, technical committee member and 1st chair of IEICE Wireless Power Transfer, Japan Society of Electromagnetic Wave Energy Applications president, Space Solar Power Systems Society board member, Wireless Power Transfer Consortium for Practical Applications (WiPoT) chair, and Wireless Power Management Consortium (WPMc) chair.


October 31st, 2017

The IEEE Northern Canada Section Antennas & Propagation Society and the Microwave Theory & Techniques Society (IEEE NCS APS/MTTS) joint chapter would like to invite you to attend the next installment of our invited talks.  Dr. Nectaria Diamanti, R&D Applications Scientist, Sensors & Software Inc., Mississauga, ON, Canada, will be giving a presentation titled “Engineering Applications Research at Sensors & Software Inc.”

Where:

ICE 7-395, University of Alberta

When:

01-November-2017, 12:15 to 01:00 PM

Abstract

Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is a well-established method of investigation applied to various geophysical, geological and engineering problems, ranging from environmental monitoring and non-destructive testing to archaeological prospection and remote sensing. The expertise of Sensors & Software Inc. includes the development and application of ground penetrating radar (GPR). We design, develop, manufacture, sell and rent GPR instrumentation and software. As part of our growth, apart from continuous research we perform internally, we also participate in and/or supports research projects performed by external researchers at universities, government institutions and industry. This talk will give a general background and describe research projects we are involved in.

Biography

Nectaria Diamanti works at Sensors & Software Inc., Canada in the area of ground penetrating radar (GPR) R&D and applications. She received her B.Sc. in Geology and M.Sc. in Geophysics both from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. She then obtained the Ph.D. degree in Engineering & Electronics from The University of Edinburgh, U.K. Her main research activity involves application of geophysical techniques and especially GPR to geophysical / engineering problems. Her areas of research include: numerical modelling using the finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) technique, application of numerical modelling to GPR.


October 31st, 2017

The IEEE Northern Canada Section Antennas & Propagation Society and the Microwave Theory & Techniques Society (IEEE NCS APS/MTTS) joint chapter would like to invite you to attend the next installment of our invited talks.  Dr. A. Peter Annan, Chief Executive Officer, Sensors & Software Inc., Mississauga, ON, Canada, will be giving a presentation titled “Electromagnetics in Applied Geophysics”

Where:

ICE 7-395, University of Alberta

When:

01-November-2017, 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM

Abstract

While the fundamentals are the same, the electrical engineering and geophysical worlds differ greatly in how the electromagnetic (EM) fields are used, viewed and analyzed. Geophysical EM methods are applied to map the earths’ subsurface structure varying from large continental scale studies of the Earth itself through to very high-resolution imaging of subsurface engineered infrastructure.
The instrumentation and deployment vary greatly but the basic steps are the same. The first is to obtain an estimate of the ground’s impulse response or transfer function at or above the surface of the medium. This entails specifically designed EM sensing instrumentation to be deployed, often in harsh environments. The resulting data are noisy, band limited and sampled at discrete points in space and time (or frequency). Next, the estimated response is used to construct a representation of the spatial distribution of subsurface electrical properties consistent with the observed response. Finally, the electrical property distribution is used in conjunction with any other available constraints to infer the source of the property distribution. There are many levels of complexity and uncertainty.
Canada has been the home for many applied geophysics developments. The field has attracted highly innovative engineers, physicists, and geologists who were often both entrepreneurial and controversial in character and who spawned numerous companies. Examples from these geophysical developments (often focused on the search for natural resources) are used to illustrate the challenges faced, the diversity of approaches used, and the unique character of EM in applied geophysics.

Biography

Peter Annan received the B.A.Sc. degree in engineering science and the M.Sc. degree in geophysics from the University of Toronto, Canada. He received the Ph.D. degree in physics from the Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Canada. He is currently CEO of Sensors & Software Inc., a GPR instrument company. He has a long history of pioneering GPR advancement including survey applications, instrument development, and product commercialization. He has extensive experience in geophysical survey design, operation and project management plus an active interest in airborne electromagnetic geophysical system design and commercialization.


September 9th, 2017

The IEEE Northern Canada Section, Antennas & Propagation Society, and the Microwave Theory & Techniques Society (IEEE NCS AP-S/MTT-S) joint chapter would like to invite you to attend a special distinguished lecture: Dr. Andrea Alu (F-IEEE, F-OSA, F-SPIE, F-APS), The University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA, will be giving a presentation titled “New Frontiers for Wave Manipulation Using Metamaterials

Where:

ETLC Solarium (E2-100), University of Alberta

When:

14-September 12:00 to 01:00PM

Abstract

Metamaterials are artificial materials with properties well beyond what offered by nature, providing unprecedented opportunities to tailor and enhance the interaction between waves with materials. In this talk, I discuss our recent research activity in electromagnetics, nano-optics and acoustics, showing how suitably tailored meta-atoms and arrangements of them open exciting venues to manipulate and control waves in unprecedented ways. I will discuss our recent theoretical and experimental results, including metamaterials for scattering suppression, metasurfaces to control wave propagation and radiation, large nonreciprocity without magnetic bias, giant nonlinearities in properly tailored metamaterials and metasurfaces. Physical insights into these exotic phenomena, new devices based on these concepts, and their impact on technology will be discussed during the talk.

Biography

Andrea Alù is the Temple Foundation Endowed Professor #3 at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his Laurea (2001) and PhD (2007) from the University of Roma Tre, Italy, and, after a postdoc at the University of Pennsylvania, he joined the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin in 2009. His current research interests span over a broad range of areas, including metamaterials and plasmonics, electromagnetics, nano-optics, photonics and acoustics. Dr. Alù is a Fellow of IEEE, OSA, SPIE and APS, and has received several scientific awards, including the ICO Prize in Optics (2016), the NSF Alan T. Waterman award (2015), the OSA Adolph Lomb Medal (2013), and the URSI Issac Koga Gold Medal (2011).


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