Members

Team

Nima Chamanara
Dr. Nima Chamanara, Postdoctoral Fellow. Nima Chamanara received his BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering and telecommunications from Shiraz University, Iran, in 2003 and 2006 respectively. From 2006-2008 he was a hardware designer for GSM mobile communication systems at Iranian Telecommunications Industries. From 2008-2010 he was a software designer for electromagnetic modeling of complex structures at Shiraz Electronics Industries. He joined the PolyGrames research center and Prof. Caloz' research group in Sep. 2010 as a PhD sudent, for a PhD on graphene magnetoplasmonics, non-reciprocal terahertz graphene-based devices and computational multi-physics. Since September 2016, he has become a Postdoctoral Fellow in the group, where he is exploring novel space-time and nano-electrodynamics concepts and applications. He was a recipient of the Young Scientist award at URSI/GASS 2014 conference, Aug. 2014, Beijing, China, and a finalist of the best student paper award at IMWS-AMP 2015 conference, June 2015, Suzhue, China. He was also a co-organizer of the special session "Graphene, Metamaterials and Nano-Composites" at the 16th International Symposium on Antenna Technology and Applied Electromagnetics, ANTEM 2014, Victoria, British Colombia, Canada, and a guest editor of the LTE special issue of the International Journal of Antennas and Propagation, 2015. His research interests include computational electromagnetics and multi-physics, graphene plasmonics and magnetoplasmonics, non-reciprocal electromagnetic devices, metamaterials and metasurfaces and space-time electromagnetic engineering.
Luzhou Chen
Dr. Luzhou Chen, Postdoctoral Fellow. Luzhou Chen was born in Chenghai, China. She received her PhD degree from The University of Hong Kong in 2014,the M.S degree from Sun Yat-Sen University in 2009, and the B.S degree from South China Normal University in 2006. From 2006 to 2009, her research focused on quantum coherence control of spontaneous emission in photonic crystals based on time-domain non-perturbative Green's functions. From 2009 to 2014, she carried out her PhD research on organic solar cell design, modeling and mode-matching computation. In 2010, she proposed and built up a new scattering matrix algorithm based on an accurate absorption power integral. She proposed and numerically proved two new organic solar cells designs based on graded active layer and plasmonic mode coupling. Since July 2015, she has been with the research group of Prof. Christophe Caloz at École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada, as a postdoctoral fellow. Her current research interests include optoelectronic devices, photonic crystals, surface plasmonic effects, mode-matching algorithms and quantum optics.
Alireza Akbarzadeh
Dr. Alireza Akbarzadeh, Postdoctoral Fellow. Alireza Akbarzadeh was born in 1984 in Shiraz, Iran. In 2006, he obtained his B.Sc. from the department of Electrical Engineering at Shiraz University. In January 2007, he moved to Singapore to pursue his postgraduate studies and complete his M.Eng. and PhD degrees at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2009 and 2014, respectively. During his PhD studies, he spent three months in Scotland to collaborate with Professor Ulf Leonhardt's research group at the University of St. Andrews. After graduating from NUS, he got an offer from Professor Costas Soukoulis to join the Photonic-, Phoninc-, Metamaterials (PPM) group at the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH) in the island of Crete, Greece, where he held a postdoctoral researcher position from October 2014 till January 2017. During his first postdoctoral job, he had the opportunity to visit the Iowa State University (ISU) in the USA as a visiting scholar. Subsequent to his position in Greece, he got an offer from Professor Christophe Caloz to join his group at Ecole Polytechnique Montreal, where he has been working as a postdoctoral researcher from April 2017 till the present time. Dr. Akbarzadeh has the experience in various areas of electromagnetic wave theory and his research interests span from classical electrodynamics, complex media and microwave engineering to quantum optics and Casimir force. He is the recipient of two prestigious postgraduate scholarships from A*STAR in Singapore and has given several invited talks in top tier conferences.
Yun Bo Li
Dr. Yun Bo Li, Postdoctoral Fellow. Yun Bo Li was born in Changchun, China, in 1986. He received his B.Sc. from Xidian University, Xi'an, China, in 2009, his M.Sc degrees from Graduate School of the Second Academy of China Aerospace, Beijing, China, in 2012, and his PhD degree from Southeast University, Nanjing, China, in Jan. 2016. Since Feb. 2016, he worked at the Applied Electromagnetics Research Group, University of California, San Dieg,o as a postdoctororal fellowship. From June 2017, he has been working as a postdoctoral fellow at Ecole Polytechnique Montreal. His current research interests are in the areas of non-Foster devices, active metasurfaces, space-time electromagnetic systems and non-reciprocal electromagnetic structures.
Sajjad Taravati
Sajjad Taravati, Ph.D. Student. Sajjad Taravati was born in Qazvin, Iran, in November 1981. He received his M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), Tehran, Iran, in 2011. From 2007 to 2010, he was a researcher at the Iran Telecommunication Research Center, where he was worked on RF transceivers and electromagnetic wave propagation. From 2011 to 2013, he was with the Raja Higher Education Center, Ghazvin, Iran, where he was teaching various courses in telecommunication engineering and co-supervising theses. In 2013, he joined the research group of Prof. Caloz at École Polytechnique of Montréal as a Ph.D. student. His current research interests are in the areas of the airborne telecommunication, analysis and design of microwave active and passive circuits, RF modules, antennas, EM theory and electromagnetic cloaking. He received the Outstanding Researcher Student Award of the IUST in 2012.
Lianfeng Zou
Lianfeng Zou, Ph.D. Student. Lianfeng Zou was born in Fujian, P.R.C., on September 30, 1981. He received his B.S. degree in Electromagnetic Field and Microwave Communication from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, P.R.C, in July, 2004, and the M.S. degree in Electromagnetic Field and Microwave Technology from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, P.R.C, in July, 2007. From 2005 to 2007, he joined the National Key Lab of Microwave Imaging Technology, Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, where he developed the prototype of a ground-based SAR system. From 2007 to 2012, he was with the CEC (China Electronics Corporation) and worked as an RF engineer. His work mainly involved the research and development of RF and microwave circuits and systems, such as amplifiers, couplers and combiners, with emphasis on wide-band application. His will join Professor Christophe Caloz' research group, with whom active collaboration is already started, at Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal in May, 2013. His current research interests are in the area of analog signal processing (ASP) for wireless communication and microwave systems.
Karim Achouri
Karim Achouri, Ph.D. Student. Karim Achouri was born in Lausanne, Switzerland, in May 1988. He received his B.Sc. in micro-engineering and his M.Sc. in photonics and applied optics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) in 2010 and 2012, respectively. During his undergraduate education, he performed a six-month training in space technologies where he worked on speckle interferometry correlation properties and light scattering of nano-particles. In 2013, he accomplished his Swiss civil service at the Human Brain Project Institute, where he developed a multiplatform C++ library to analyze neuron electrophysiological data. He joined the ETA research group at Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal in August 2013 to work towards his Ph.D. Degree. His reserach will focus on diffraction-free beams, angular momentum of light and metamaterial structures.
Yousef Vahabzadeh
Yousef Jamairan Vahabzadeh, Ph.D. Student. Yousef Jamairan Vahabzadeh was born in Arbadil, Iran, on May 10, 1989. He graduated in communication engineering, Microwave and Optics, from Sharif University of Technology, Iran, in February 2014. His M.Sc. project was on the design and characterization of a rectangular waveguide slot array antenna with tunable pattern using capacitive elements and was performed under supervision of Dr. Behzad Rejaei. His research interests include metamaterials and metasurfaces, computational electromagnetics, nanophotonics and plasmonics. He joined École Polytechnique de Montréal in Sep. 2015 as a PhD student under supervision of Prof. C. Caloz, where he is currently working on the design, computational analysis and experimental development of metasurfaces.
XiaoyiWang
Xiaoyi Wang, Ph.D. Student. Xiaoyi Wang was born in Jiangsu, China, in December 1989. He received his B.S. degree from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) in 2011 and M.S. degree from Fudan University in 2014, both in electrical engineering. From 2014 to 2016, he was an RF engineer with Huawei, where he worked on the design of 5G base stations. He joined Prof. Caloz's group in Aug. 2016. His current research focuses on analog signal processing for millimeter wave systems.
Zoé Deck
Zoé-Lise Deck-Léger, M.Sc. Student. Zoé-Lise Deck-Léger completed a Bachelor's degree in electro-mechanical engineering at the University of Quebec at Rimouski (UQAR). Inspired by an internship in electromagnetics, she has joined the ETA group as a master's student. Her research focus is the theory of localized waves, with applications in the design of antennas.
Laurent Brodeur Faucher
Laurent Brodeur Faucher, M.Sc. Student. Laurent Brodeur Faucher was born in Montreal in November 1990. He received his Bachelor's degree in engineering physics at Polytechnique Montreal with specialization in photonics. Interested in both practical and fundamental science, he is active at the crossroads between photonics and metamaterials. His research pertains to nano-photonics and focuses on the application of metamaterial approaches to real-time signal processing in the optical domain.
Guillaume Lavigne
Guillaume Lavigne, M.Sc. Student.Guillaume Lavigne was born in Montreal, Canada, in November 1992. He completed a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering at Polytechnique Montreal in 2016. He joined the ETA group in 2016 as a master's student. His research focuses on the enhancement of the radiation of LEDs using métasurfaces.
Amar Al-Bassam
Amar Al-Bassam, Ph.D. Student. Amar Al-Bassam was born in Baghdad, Iraq. He received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, in 2011 and 2015, respectively. He is currently working toward his Ph.D. degree at RWTH University of Aachen in collaboration with the group of Professor Caloz. His research interests include metamaterial-based leaky wave antennas and their applications.
Rui Zhang
Rui Zhang, Ph.D. Student. Rui Zhang was born in ShanDong Province, China, in February 1988. He received his B.S. degree from the Institute of Applied Physics at University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) in 2010. He is currently working towards his Ph.D. degree at UESTC. In September 2014, he joined the research group of Prof. Christophe Caloz at Polytechnique Montréal, Canada, as a visiting researcher. He is curently still collaborating with the group of Professor Caloz. His current research interests include time reversal electromagnatics, MIMO communication systems and antenna miniaturization.
Simon Otto
Simon Otto, Ph.D. Student. Simon Otto received his Diplom-Ingenieur degree from Duisburg-Essen University in 2004. The same year, he was a visiting student at the Microwave Electronics Laboratory of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). Currently, he is with the Antenna and EM Modeling Department at IMST in Kamp-Lintfort, Germany, and with the Duisburg-Essen University, Germany, to pursue the Ph.D. degree. He has authored or co-authored several conference and journal papers related to leaky-wave antennas, filter design, RF components, simulation techniques, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems, and he filed three patents. He received the VDE prize (Verband der Elektrotechnik Elektronik Informationstechnik e.V.) for his Diplom-Ingenieur thesis and the Antenna and Propagation Symposium (AP-S) student paper award 2005 in Washington. His research interests include array antennas, transmission line metamaterials, EM-theory and numerical modeling.
Louis-Philippe Carignan
Louis-Philippe Carignan, Former Ph.D. Student. Louis-Philippe Carignan received his M.Sc.A. degree from engineering physics at École Polytechnique de Montréal, in December 2006. He performed his Ph.D. studies at École Polytechnique de Montréal, under supervision of Professor David Ménard (engineering physics department) and Professor Christophe Caloz (electrical engineering department). He graduated in May 2012. He joined Apollo Microwaves as an RF engineer in June 2012. His main research activities include the fabrication and characterization of nanostructured magnetic materials, the electrochemistry of magnetic and non-magnetic metals, artificial materials, non-reciprocal and high power microwave devices.
Shulabh Gupta
Shulabh Gupta, Former Postdoctoral Fellow. Shulabh Gupta was born on 14th december 1982 in India. He completed his Bachelor in Technology (B.Tech) in Electronic Engineering from Indian School of Mines, India, and Master of Science (MS) in Telecommunications from INRS-EMT, Université du Québec, and PhD in Electrical Engineering from École Polytechnique of Montréal, Montréal in 2004, 2006 and 2012, respectively. His M.S. thesis research concerned optical signal processing related to the propagation of light in linear and nonlinear optical fibers and fiber Bragg gratings. His Ph.D. research was about analog signal processing techniques using dispersion engineered structures. From December 2009 to May 2010, he was a Visiting Research Fellow with the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, where he was involved with the application of artificial magnetic surfaces for oversized slotted waveguide antennas. He was a postdoctoral Fellow in 2012 with the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he worked on high-power ultrawideband antennas. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Hong Kong. His current research interests are high-power ultrawideband antennas, traveling-wave antennas, dispersion engineered structures for UWB systems and devices, nonlinear effects, and Fourier optics inspired leaky-wave structures and systems. Dr. Gupta was a recipient of the Young Scientist Award of EMTS Ottawa '07, URSI-GA, Chicago '08 and ISAP Jeju '11. He was the finalist in the Most Creative and Original Measurements Setup or Procedure Contest of the 2008 IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (IEEE MTT-S) International Microwave Symposium, Atlanta, GA, in 2008. Dr. Gupta was also the recipient of the Honorable Mention Award for a paper presented at the 2007 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium. He is now an assitant professor at Carleton University, Ottawa.
Qingfeng Zhang
Qingfeng Zhang, Former Postdoctoral Fellow. Qingfeng Zhang was born in Jiangsu Province of China in December 1984. He recieved his B.E. degree from the school of electrical engineering and information science in University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China in July 2007. From August 2007 to November 2010 he was offered schorlarship by Nanyang Technology University, Singapore and enrolled as a Ph.D. student. Since April 2011, he joined the research group of Professor Christophe Caloz at École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada, as a postdoctoral fellow. His current research interests are focused on the synthesis of all-pass filters and real-time analog signal processors. He is now an Assistant Professor at South University of Science and Technology of China in Shenzhen.
Toshiro Kodera
Toshiro Kodera, Former Postdoctoral Fellow. Toshiro Kodera was born in Hyogo, Japan. He received the B.E., M.E. and Dr. Eng. from Kyoto Institute of Technology, Kyoto, Japan, in 1996, 1998, and 2001, respectively. He developed numerical programs and devices for ferrite media during this period. In 2001, he joined the Faculty of Engineering, Osaka Institute of Technology, as a Lecturer. In 2005, he joined Wave Engineering Laboratories, ATR international, Kyoto Japan as an invited researcher, and in 2006 as aresearcher. At ATR, he was involved in R&D on GaAs MMICs for 802.15.3c Gbps wireless LAN systems and PWM-EER transmitters. In 2008, he joined the research group of Prof. Caloz at Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, where he developed several novel radiative/guided-wave structures utilizing magnetic materials. In 2010, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering, Yamaguchi University, where he is now a non-tenured Associate Professor. He received several awards, including 2010 Michiyuki Uenohara memorial award, the 2010 MTT-S Japan/Kansai chapter young engineer award, and the EuMC Young Engineers Prize 2009 as a co-author. He is a senior member of IEEE. His current research is on microwave devices utilizing artificial magnetic gyrotropy including active, passive and nano structures. He is now an Associate Professor at Meisei University in Tokyo.
Mario Le Blanc
Mario Le Blanc, Research Associate. received the B. Ing. degree in engineering physics (1983) from École polytechnique de Montréal. In 1986, he received the M. Sc. A. degree in electrical engineering from the same institution, for experimental work on antennas immersed in a plasma, under the advice of the late professor Manfred Nachman. After several years in industry, especially with the Canadian Marconi Company (now renamed Ultra Electronics, Montreal), he resumed his graduate studies and received the Ph. D. degree in electrical engineering from Laval University in 2000. From 2000 to 2005, Dr. Le Blanc was a professor of electrical engineering at the University of Sherbrooke, and from 2006 to 2013 he was employed at Laval University as a research engineer and lecturer, working on the design of passive and active microwave circuits. Since joining the Caloz Group in 2013, he has been involved in teaching microwave engineering and electromagnetic theory as well as contributing to the research work, especially in the area of microwave field metrology. Dr. Le Blanc is a registered professional engineer in the Province of Quebec, as well as a member of the IEEE (AP and MTT Societies).