Distinguished Microwave Lecturers

The Microwave Theory and Techniques Society, in conjunction with the technical coordinating committees, each year carefully selects a group of Distinguished Microwave Lecturers who are recognized experts in their fields.

The lecturers are available to present talks to MTT-S chapters world-wide. MTT-S provides a budget to help defray travel expenses, while chapters usually cover local expenses such as meals. Chapters are strongly encouraged to take full advantage of this unique resource. MTT-Chapters or Student Chapters desiring to schedule a DML Talk in 2018, need to complete DML Request Form. The Form can be received from MGA Regional Coordinator or TCC Administrator. Before the end of 2017, DMLs will receive Talk Assignments for 2018. They will contact Chapters to arrange time of Talks.

DML Rules and Procedures are available here.

Distinguished Microwave Lecturers

Distinguished Microwave Lecturers

DML  2018 - 2020

Nonresonating Modes Do It Better!

Simone Bastioli

MTT-8 Filters and Passive Components Committee

Tel: +1-862-228-4011

The innovative concept of nonresonating modes and how this has been recently exploited to extend the performance and capabilities of the state-of-art of microwave filter technology will be presented in this talk. Although the concept is presented by mostly focusing on filters, as these are the compo...


Automotive Radar – A Signal Processing Perspective on Current Technology and Future Systems

Markus Gardill

MTT-9 Digital Signal Processing Committee

Radar systems are a key technology of modern vehicle safety & comfort systems. Without doubt it will only be the symbiosis of Radar, Lidar and camera-based sensor systems which can enable advanced autonomous driving functions soon. Several next generation car models are such announced to have mo...


DML  2017 - 2019


Nuno Borges Carvalho

MTT-20 Wireless Communications Committee

Radio Systems, Instituto de Telecomunicacoes, Universidade de Aveiro, Aveiro, 3810-193, Portugal

Tel: +351234377900

ENERGY EFFICIENT FUTURE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONSThe energy needs for wireless systems is limiting the evolution of most of the IoT and 5G future solutions. In this talk an overview of the energy problem in wireless communication systems will be presented, either from a mobile network point of view, b...


Advanced RF Front-End and Transceiver Systems Design Overview for Carrier Aggregation based 4G/5G Radios

Walid Youssef Ali-Ahmad

MTT-23 RFIC Committee

Qualcomm Inc., 5745 Pacific Center Blvd, San Diego, CA, 92121, USA

Tel: +1 858-228-0660

Over the past few years, there has been an explosion in the mobile data usage mostly due to the increasing number of tablets and smart phones in use. To support such demand, wider transmission bandwidths are needed, and hence, the technique of Carrier Aggregation (CA) has been introduced in 4G cellu...


DML  2016 - 2018

Millimeter-wave and Terahertz Applications Enabled by Photonics

Tadao Nagatsuma

MTT-3 Microwave Photonics Committee

Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University, 1-3 Machikaneyama, Toyonaka, 560-8531, Japan

This lecture presents how effectively photonics technologies are implemented not only in generation, detection and transmission of continuous millimetre waves (MMW) and terahertz (THz) waves, but also in system applications such as communications, measurements, spectroscopy and imaging to efficientl...


Gallium Nitride Power MMICs – Fact and Fiction

Charles Campbell

MTT-5 Microwave High-Power Techniques Committee

Gallium Nitride (GaN) based transistor technology’s characteristics of very high current density combined with high voltage operation have held promise to vastly improve many microwave circuit applications that presently utilize Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) devices.  Today, GaN transistors are...


Everything You Can Do With Vector Nonlinear Microwave Measurements

Patrick Roblin

MTT-11 Microwave Measurements Committee

The advent of nonlinear vector network analyzers (NVNA) has stimulated the introduction of new paradigms in microwave engineering for (1) the measurement, (2) the modeling and (3) the design of nonlinear microwave circuits such as microwave power amplifiers and oscillators.This talk will start with ...


Wireless Power Transfer via Radiowaves (Wave Series)

Naoki Shinohara

MTT-26 Wireless Energy Transfer and Conversion Committee

Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto, 6110011, Japan

Tel: +81774383807

Theory, technologies, applications, and current R&D status of the wireless power transfer (WPT) will be presented. The talk will cover both the far-field WPT via radio waves, especially beam-type and ubiquitous-type WPT, and energy harvesting from broadcasting waves. The research of the WPT was ...


DML  2015 - 2017

New Frontiers in Terahertz Technology

Mona Jarrahi

MTT-4 Terahertz Technology and Applications Committee

Tel: +1-(310) 206-1371

Although unique potentials of terahertz waves for chemical identification, material characterization, biological sensing, and medical imaging have been recognized for quite a while, the relatively poor performance, higher costs, and bulky nature of current terahertz systems continue to impede their ...


Smart RFIC: Millimeter-wave Gigabit Transceivers with Digitally-enabled Built-in Self-calibration and Auto-switching Functions

Tian-Wei Huang

MTT-6 Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Integrated Circuits Committee

National Taiwan University

In our daily life, we have smart phones, smart TVs, or even auto-pilot smart cars in the future.  In our engineer careers, we have smart antenna, smart baseband chips, but we still need auto-calibration smart RFICs.  Especially for millimeter-wave RFICs with giga-hertz bandwidth, the narro...


Design of millimetre-wave multifunction integrated circuits for data communication and remote sensing applications

Herbert Zirath

MTT-6 Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Integrated Circuits Committee

The transmission rate of wireless data in the mobile networks is doubling every year due to the increased usage of mobile multimedia services like streaming video, music, television, data transfer in smartphones and laptop-computers etc. This tendency will require continuously improved telecom infra...


Switchable and Tunable Ferroelectric Devices for Adaptive and Reconfigurable RF Circuits

Amir Mortazawi

MTT-13 Microwave Control Materials and Devices Committee

The exponential increase in the number of wireless devices as well as the limited wireless spectrum, pose significant challenges in the design of future wireless communication systems. Adaptive and reconfigurable radios that can change their frequency and mode of operation based on the unused/availa...