RECONFIGURABLE ANTENNA LABORATORY

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Welcome to new group members for 2017

Posted on September 1, 2017

We are happy to welcome Jonathan Anderson and Amr Soliman to the group this year! Jonathan completed his bachelor of engineering degree at UOIT and is beginning his M.A.Sc. degree, while Amr is coming from Electronics Research Institute in Dokki, Giza, Egypt and is pursuing his Ph.D.


Best Oral Paper Award at EPEPS2017

Posted on October 18, 2017


Our paper, "Full-Wave Electromagnetic Characterization of 3D Interconnects Using a Surface Integral Formulation," co-authored by Utkarsh Patel, Shashwat Sharma, Shunchuan Yang, Sean Hum, and Piero Triverio, has been awarded the Best Oral Paper Award at the 26th IEEE Conference on Electrical Performance of Electronic Packaging and Systems. A very warm congratulations to Utkarsh, who presented the paper!


Tony Liang and Sean Hum awarded the IEEE AP-S R. W. P. King Award for the second time

Posted on July 12, 2017


Tony Liang and Sean Hum have been co-awarded the 2017 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society R. W. P. King award. This is the second time our group has been granted this prestigious award, which is given for the best paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation during the previous year. This time our paper "Design of a UWB Reflectarray as an Impedance Surface Using Bessel Filters" was cited for the award. The award was presented during the IEEE AP-S Awards ceremony at the 2017 IEEE AP-S Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and URSI/USNC Joint Meeting in San Diego.


Best Paper Award at the 21st IEEE Workshop on Signal and Power Integrity (SPI)

Posted on May 10, 2017


Utkarsh won the Best Student Paper Award at the 21st IEEE Workshop on Signal and Power Integrity (SPI) held May 7-10, 2017 in Italy. The conference is a forum of exchange on the latest development on design, characterization, modeling, simulation and testing for Signal and Power Integrity at chip, package, board and system level. The paper “A Magneto-Quasi-Static Surface Formulation to Calculate the Impedance of 3D Interconnects with Arbitrary Cross-section,” focuses on modeling interconnect on electronic boards and packages, presenting a technique that reduces computational complexity. A hearty congratulations, Utkarsh!


Welcome to New Group Members for 2016

Posted on September 1, 2016

Two new members have joined the group! Talia Xu (B.A.Sc. 2016, University of Toronto) and Gursimran Singh Sethi (B.Eng. (honours) 2016, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) are both beginning their master's degree.


Congratulations, Tony and Jeff!

Posted on December 20, 2015

Our group is proud the announce the recent successful thesis defences of Tony Liang and Jeff Nicholls. Congratulations to you both! Tony and Jeff are off to SpaceX in Seattle, Washington in 2016.


Prof. Hum awarded an NSERC Strategic Partnership Grant for Projects (SPG-P)

Posted on October 1, 2015

NSERC has awarded a 3-year NSERC SPG-P to Prof. Hum and his collaborators on applying advanced electromagnetic surfaces (AESs) to space and terrestrial applications! This foundation of this grant is a multi-faceted research consortium composed of industry partners (RIM, IDS North America, Siradel North America), government (Communications Research Centre Canada) and academic (University of Toronto, École Polytechnique de Montréal) members who will collective apply their expertise in advancing AESs to the next stage.


Welcome to two new group members

Posted on September 3, 2015

A warm welcome to the group's newest members: Ciaran Geaney from the University of Calgary, beginning his MASc studies, and and Pablo Alcón García, a visiting PhD student from the University of Oviedo.


Tony Liang and Sean Hum awarded the 2015 IEEE AP-S R. W. P. King Award

Posted on July 21, 2015


Tony Liang and Sean Hum have been co-awarded the 2015 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society R. W. P. King award, which is for the best paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation during the previous year. The R. W. P. King award was awarded for their paper "Realizing a Flat UWB 2-D Reflector Designed Using Transformation Optics". The award was presented during the IEEE AP-S Awards ceremony at the 2015 IEEE AP-S Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and URSI CNC/USNC Joint Meeting in Vancouver.


Presentations done!

Posted on July 21, 2015


Great job to Tony and Jeff, who presented their thesis work at the 2015 IEEE AP-S Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and URSI CNC/USNC Joint Meeting in Vancouver.

Jeff presenting his poster on integrated feeds.


Tony presenting his poster on ultra-wideband reflecting metasurfaces.


Krishna Kumar Kishor, Ph.D.

Posted on October 23, 2014


Krishna successfully defensed his Ph.D. defense on the application of the theory of characteristic modes to multifunction handset antenas. Congratulations, Krishna!

Krishna (right) looking relieved after his oral examination.


Prof. Hum joins UPM as a visiting professor

Posted on May 12, 2014


Prof. Hum joins the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación (ETSIT) at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) as a visiting professor. He will collaborate with faculty on advanced concepts in reflectarrays.


Prof. Hum joins ESA-ESTEC as a visiting scientist

Posted on July 21, 2015


Prof. Hum joins the European Space Agency’s European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESA-ESTEC) as a visiting researcher. There, he plans to collaborate with researchers on a variety of antenna topics and applications relevant to space applications.


Welcome to Jeff Nicholls

Posted on May 2, 2013


A warm welcome to Jeff Nicholls, who has just graduated from Engineering Science here at UofT. Jeff will work for the summer as an NSERC summer research student, and then begin his MASc studies in the fall.


New group member: Catherine Kocia

Posted on September 3, 2012


Welcome to Catherine Kocia, a UofT Engineering Science graduate (electrical option). Catherine worked with us during her 4th year, completing her engineering science thesis on compound reconfigurable apertures. She begins her masters program now and will be focusing on reflectarrays for microsatellite applications.


Prof. Hum awarded Early Researcher Award

Posted on April 30, 2012


Prof. Hum has been awarded an Early Researcher Award by the Government of Ontario, Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation. The award will support the development of next-generation reconfigurable antenna technologies with a focus on micro-satellites.