Recent News

    March 2016. Zoé-Lise Deck-Léger has been selected as a finalist for the Student Paper Competition of the 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation/USNC-URSI National Radio Science meeting, which will be held in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, next June.
    March 2016. Lianfeng Zou has received the Honorable Mention at the Student Competition of the 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation/USNC-URSI National Radio Science meeting, which will be held in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, next June.
    December 2015. Dr. Shulabh Gupta, PhD student from 2007 to 2012 and Postdoctoral Fellow from 2014 to 2016, respectively, at ETA, is nominated Assistant Professor at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. Congratulations!
    September 2015. For the second time in a row, Prof. Caloz is listed in the prestigious group of Thomson Reuter's Highly Cited Researchers. "Highly Cited Researchers 2015 represents some of world's most influential scientific minds. About three thousand researchers earned this distinction by writing the greatest number of reports officially designated by Essential Science Indicators as Highly Cited Papers — ranking among the top 1% most cited for their subject field and year of publication, earning them the mark of exceptional impact".
    July 2015. Karim Achouri receives the Honorable Mention at the Student Competition of the 2015 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Symposium in Vancouver for his paper "Birefringent Generalized Refractive Metasurface".
    June 2014. Amar Al-Bassam is awarded the prize of the Best Master Thesis at University of Duisburg for his work performed in the group in 2013-2014 and entitled "Periodic Leaky-Wave Antennas for Orbital Angular Momentum Multiplexing System".

    June 2014. Prof. Caloz is listed as one of the top 1% most cited and influencial scientists of the world by Thomson Reuters.

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    May 2014. Prof. Caloz has been nominated IEEE Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S). In the framework of this program, he will give the following five talks around the world from 2014 to 2017: 1. Metamaterials: Past, Present and Future; 2. Leaky-Wave Antennas: the Dawn of a New Era! 3. Radio Analog Signal Processing for Tomorrow's Radio; 4. Graphene Magneto-Plasmonics; 5. Localized Waves or Molding Electromagnetic Waves. Abstracts are available on IEEE AP-S DL website.
    December 2013. Dr. Qingfeng Zhang, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at ETA from 2011 to 2013, and still actively collaborating with the group, is nominated Assistant Professor at South University of Science and Technology of China (SUSTC), Shenzhen, China.
    October 2013. Prof. Caloz Research Group is awarded the "2013 Urgel-Archambault Award". The Urgel-Archambault Award is presented annually by ACFAS (Association Canadienne-Française pour l'Avancement des Sciences) to researchers who have made major contributions in the area of physical sciences, mathematics, computer sciences and engineering. The Award is named after Urgel-Eugène Archambault, who was the founder of École Polytechnique de Montréal in 1873, and was the first director of the school, until his death in 1904. Steacie 2012 Award
    September 2013. NSERC publishes a short video and the main activities of Prof. Caloz' Research Group: watch "Two minutes with Christophe Caloz". Please, switch "captions" on when watching the video. Steacie 2012 Award
    September 2013. Shulabh Gupta receives the Excellence Award of the Association des Doyens des Études Supérieures au Québec (ADÉSAQ), presented in partnership with the Fonds de Recherche du Québec – Nature et Technologies (FRQNT).
    August 2013. Toshiro Kodera, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at ETA from 2008 to 2009, and still actively collaborating with the group, is nominated professor at Meisei University, Tokyo, Japan.
    May 2013. Shulabh Gupta receives the Academic Gold Medal of the Governor General of Canada for his PhD work.
    March 2013. Shulabh Gupta, now postdoctoral fellow at the University of Hong Kong, receives the Award of the Best PhD thesis 2012 of École Polytechnique for his work entitled "Dispersion Engineered Real-Time Signal Processing Components and Systems".
    June 2012. Attieh Shahvarpour is awarded the 2012 MTT-S Graduate Fellowship at the 2012 International Microwave Symposium in Montreal. Winner IMS 2010 
    May 2012. Juan Sebastian Gómez-Díaz, who was a one-year visiting student in the group, receives the 2011 Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación (COIT/AEIT) Award for the best Spanish PhD. thesis in basic information and communication technologies. His thesis, "Novel Integral Equation Methods Applied to the Analysis of New Guiding and Radiating Structures and Optically-Inspired Phenomena at Microwaves," was co-supervised by Prof. Alejandro Álvarez-Melcón, Tehcnical University of Cartagena, and Prof. Christophe Caloz.
    January 2012. Shulabh Gupta is selected as a finalist of the Student Paper Competition of the 2010 IEEE International Microwave Symposium, Montréal, Canada.
    October 2011. Shulabh Gupta wins the Student Contest for his paper "Dispersion-compensation technique for log-periodic antennas using C-section all-pass dispersive delay structures" at the International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (ISAP), in Jeju, South Korea.

    September 2011. The team wins the three best poster awards of the 2011 CREER Student Poster Contest:
    * Hadi Razavipour: First Prize
    * Shulabh Gupta: Second Prize
    * Helgi Skulason: Third Prize

    April 2011. Louis-Philippe Carignan is awarded the 2011 Hal Sobol Travel Grant from the IEEE MTT Society for his work on ferromagnetic nanowire materials. He will receive this recognition at the Student Awards Banquet during the 2011 International Microwave Symposium in Baltimore."
    April 2011. Attieh Shahvarpour is awarded a Young Scientist Award to present her paper "Radiation efficiency enhancement of a horizontal dipole on an electrically thick substrate by a PMC ground plane" at the 2011 URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium in Istanbul.
    December 2010. Attieh Shahvarpour is awarded the 2010 Asia Pacific Microwave Conference Best Paper Award for her paper: A. Shahvarpour, A. Alejandro Melcon, and C. Caloz, "Anisotropic meta-substrate conical-beam leaky-wave antenna."
    December 2010. Dr. Toshiro Kodera, now professor at Yamaguchi University,is awarded the 2010 IEEE MTT-S Japan/Kansai Chapters Young Engineering Award and the Michiyuki Uenohara Memorial Award for his paper: T. Kodera and C. Caloz, "Uniform ferrite-loaded open waveguide structure with CRLH response and its application to a novel backfire-to-endfire leaky-wave antenna," IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech., vol. 57, no. 4, pp. 784-795, April 2009. Young Engineer Award 2010 

    June 2010. The team wins four out of the five awards of the 2010 CREER Student Poster Contest:
    * Louis-Philippe Carignan: First Prize
    * Attieh Shahvarpour: Second Prize
    * Shulabh Gupta: Second Prize (equality)
    * Hadi Razavipour: Master Prize

    May 2010. Louis-Philippe Carignan wins the First Prize of the 2010 IEEE International Microwave Symposium Student Paper Competition for his paper “Dual-band integrated self-biased edge-mode isolator based on the double ferromagnetic resonance of a bistable nanowire substrate,” co-authored and co-supervised by David Ménard and et Christophe Caloz. Winner IMS 2010 
    April 2010. Prof. Christophe Caloz is awarded the 2010 Discovery Accelator Supplement (DAS). The DAS is a research Grant which provides substantial and timely additional resources to accelerate progress and maximize the impact of the most outstanding research programs in Canada.
    November 2009. Prof. Christophe Caloz was elected IEEE Fellow "for contributions to the development and application of electromagnetic metamaterial structures."
    October 2009. Prof. Christophe Caloz obtains an NSERC I2I Grant for his proposal "Novel Smart Antennas based on CRLH Metamaterial Technology for MIMO System" in support of the start-up company Sciswave Inc., which is a spin-off of Polytechnique.
    October 2009. Attieh Shahvarpour wins the 2009 IEEE European Microwave Conference Young Engineer Prize for her paper “Realization of an Effective Free-Space Perfect Electromagnetic Conductor (PEMC) Boundary by a Grounded Ferrite Slab Using Faraday Rotation,” co-authored by Toshiro Kodera, Armin Parsa et Christophe Caloz.