Antennas, microwaves, and wave optics

Boumaiza and student

Faculty members participating in antennas, microwaves, and wave optics research:

Slim Boumaiza Sujeet Chaudhuri (adjunct) Na Young Kim
John Long Hamed Majedi Raafat Mansour
Omar Ramahi Safieddin Safavi-Naeini Simarjeet Saini
George Shaker (adjunct) Lan Wei  
The main thrust in this area is the application of electromagnetics to a wide range of engineering systems and devices including antennas, circuits and systems over the RF/microwave, millimeter-wave/THz, and optical range of frequencies. Research and teaching in this area cover underlying theoretical development and computational methods for investigation and exploration of novel engineered materials and device/system concepts, computational methods for simulation and design optimization, and measurement and characterization methods.
 
Electromagnetic and photonic devices and systems are the main enablers of optical communication systems/components, modern sensor/imaging technologies, and ultra-high speed electronics, nano-photonics, and quantum optics. In addition, numerous emerging areas such as eHealth/mobile-Health, smart energy systems, environmental monitoring and remote sensing, as well as their component technologies (wireless bio-medical devices and implants, lab-on-chip, nano-photonics, nano-electromagnetic sensor and actuators, etc.), which form essential infrastructure of the future knowledge-based "green" society, heavily depend on progress in research and availability of expertise in these areas.

Research activities in this area are currently supported by 10+ labs and fabrication labs/workshops and vast computational facilities including:

CIARS consists of 6 laboratories, providing world class infrastructure for on-chip, devices, circuit, system, and electromagnetic radiation characterization over MHz to THz range frequencies, which is unique in Canada and among the best in the world. CIRFE contains one of the most advanced academic Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) fabrication laboratories in Canada.

With eleven ECE professors actively involved, this research area is the largest cluster of its kind in Canada; it attracts top students and researchers from around the globe, giving them access to world-class research facilities.  They are among the best trained in the field, and are in high demand in Canada and abroad.