Research Assistant Professor at Univ. of Waterloo | Postdoctoral Scholar at NASA/JPL-Caltech

Tejinder Singh

Tejinder Singh received the Ph.D. degree (with highest academic honour) in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada, in 2020.

Dr. Singh is currently a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Waterloo and a Postdoctoral Scholar at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, CA, USA. He was a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Waterloo from 2015 to 2019. He held a Microelectronics Research and Development Engineer position in industry from 2010 to 2012. From 2014 to 2015, he served as a University Instructor/Lecturer. He served as Chair of the ECE-Graduate Student Association, at the University of Waterloo from 2017 to 2018. He has authored or coauthored several research publications.

His current research interests include designing, modeling, characterization, and fabrication of phase change materials (PCMs) and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) based RF devices for microwave and millimeter-wave (mmWave) applications. He has contributed to the development of PCM GeTe-based miniaturized components for mmWave applications. He has developed various reconfigurable monolithically integrated circuits and components.

Dr. Singh is a member of international professional bodies including IEEE MTT-S, IEEE EDS, OSPE, and IOP Science. He is a recipient of the Governor General's Gold Medal, one of Canada's highest academic honours for his PhD research and highly competitive and prestigious federal awards from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) including a Postdoctoral Fellowship from 2020 to 2022 and Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship from 2017 to 2020. He has also received the President’s Graduate Scholarship from 2017 to 2020, the Waterloo Institute of Nanotechnology (WIN) Nanofellowship from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018. He has been awarded the Young Engineer Award from the European Microwave Association (EuMA) and GAAS Association in 2021 and the Brian L. Barge Microsystems Integration Award from Canada Microsystems (CMC) in a Canada-wide research competition. His research contributions have been bestowed numerous accolades including the IEEE Harold Sobol Grant in 2019, multiple Best Paper Awards in IEEE MTT-S Int. Microw. Symp. (IMS) including Honorable Mention among the top 10 papers in IMS 2021, Student Paper Finalist in IMS 2020, and First Place Student Paper Competition in IMS 2019 as the only top paper. He has also received the Best Paper Award at IEEE MTT-S Int. Microw. Workshop Series on Adv. Mater. Processes (IMWS-AMP) in 2018, the University of Waterloo Faculty of Engineering Award (six-times) between 2015 and 2019, the EuMA Student Award in 2018, CMC Microsystem's Micro-Nanotechnolgy Award in 2019, and Distinguished TA Award from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo in 2017 to name a few.

He is an Associate Editor of Microsystem Technologies journal published by Springer Nature, Germany and serves as a Topic Editor in mmWave area in Electronics published by MDPI. He is a serving as an Affiliate Member of the IEEE MTT-S-13 Microwave Control Techniques Technical Committee and as responsible for developing the IEEE MTT-S Student Newsletters under MTT-S Electronic Information Standing Committee. He is a reviewer of many top-tier academic journals including IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems (I and II), IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical systems, IEEE Journal of Microwaves, IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, IEEE Solid State Circuit Letters, IEEE Microwave and Wireless Component Letters, IEEE Electron Device Letters, IEEE Access, Applied Physics Letters, International Journal of RF and Microwave Computer-Aided Engineering (Wiley), Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications (Taylor and Francis), Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics (IOP Science), Journal of Computational Design and Engineering (Elseview, UK) and Microwave and Optical Technology Letters (Wiley). 

He is a hobbyist photographer and metal guitarist. He is a freelance graphic/UI designer, has released two instrumental music albums, and one EP.

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology
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