Raafat Mansour, PEng

Raafat Mansour, PEng
Location: EIT 4107
Phone: 519-888-4567 x35780


Raafat Mansour is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo. He is a former holder of a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Micro-Nano Integrated RF Systems. He held an NSERC Industrial Research Chair (IRC) for two terms (2001-2005) and (2006-2010). Prior to joining the University of Waterloo in January 2000, Dr. Mansour was with COM DEV Cambridge, Ontario from 1986-1999, where he held various technical and management positions in COM DEV’s Corporate R&D Department. Professor Mansour holds 37 US and Canadian patents and has more than 380 refereed publications to his credit. He is a co-author of a 23-chapter book published by Wiley and has contributed 6 chapters of 4 other books.

Since joining the University of Waterloo in 2000, Professor Mansour has graduated 37 PhD and 32 MASc students, and trained 14 Postdoctoral Fellows. His students hold key positions in academia and industry, including 5 holding faculty positions. Professor Mansour founded the Centre for Integrated RF Engineering (CIRFE) at the University of Waterloo https://uwaterloo.ca/centre-integrated-rf-engineering/. It houses a clean room and a state-of-the-art RF test and characterization laboratory. Professor Mansour acted as a catalyst for ideas inspiring the next generation of Waterloo entrepreneurs to bring their work to market. Out of research carried out in his research Lab at the University of Waterloo, Professor Mansour and his graduate students co-founded two companies: AdHawk Microsystems http://www.adhawkmicrosystems.com/ and Integrated Circuit Scanning Probe Instruments (ICSPI-Corp) https://www.icspicorp.com/.

Professor Mansour is a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE), a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC). He was the recipient of the 2014 Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) Engineering Medal for Research and Development and the 2019 IEEE Canada A.G.L. McNaughton Gold Medal Award.

Research Interests

  • Tunable \/ Reconfigurable Microwave and Millimeter-wave circuits and subsystems
  • Filters and Multiplexers
  • RF MEMS Technology
  • RF Phase Change Material (PCM) Technology
  • Microwave and Millimeter-wave Components for 5G Communication Systems
  • Superconductive Microwave and Millimeter-wave Devices
  • Computer-aided Tuning of Microwave Devices
  • Intelligent RF\/Microwave Sub-systems
  • CMOS-MEMS Nano Instrumentations


  • 1987, Doctorate Electrical Engineering, University of Waterloo, Ontario
  • 1981, Master of Science Electrical Engineering, Aim Shams University, Egypt
  • 1977, Bachelor of Science (BSc) Electrical Engineering, Aim Shams University, Egypt


  • ECE 373 - Radio Frequency and Microwave Circuits
    • Taught in 2020, 2021
  • ECE 671 - Microwave and RF Engineering
    • Taught in 2019
  • ECE 770 - Special Topics in Antenna and Microwave Theory
    • Taught in 2021, 2023

* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Nejad, Saman Nazari and Mansour, Raafat, A 3-D Finite-Element Analysis of Giant Magnetoimpedance Thin-Film Magnetic Sensors, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 1, 2016
  • Fahmi, Mohamed M and Ruiz-Cruz, Jorge A and Mansour, Raafat R, Dual-band ridge waveguide filters for high-selectivity wireless base station applications, International Journal of RF and Microwave Computer-Aided Engineering, , 2016
  • Sarkar, N and Lee, G and Strathearn, D and Olfat, M and Mansour, RR, High Speed, Large Scan Area, Distortion Free Operation of a Single-Chip Scanning Probe Microscope, Microscopy and Microanalysis, 372, 2016
  • Nejad, Saman Nazari and Mansour, Raafat, Development of MEMS Reed Magnetic Sensors, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 1, 2016
  • Chen, WT and Stewart, KME and Mansour, RR and Penlidis, A, Novel undercoupled radio-frequency (RF) resonant sensor for gaseous ethanol and interferents detection, Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 63, 2015

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