Past Distinguished Microwave Lecturers

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 ...


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...


DML 2014 - 2016

Microwave and Millimeter Wave Power Amplifiers: Technology, Applications, Benchmarks, and Future Trends

James Komiak

MTT-5 Microwave High-Power Techniques Committee

Solid State Transistor Device Technology is ubiquitous in communications, radar, electronic warfare, and instrumentation applications.  This presentation will cover Si BJT, Si LDMOS, MESFET, HBT, PHEMT, InP HEMT, MHEMT, and GaN HEMT.  Content includes principles of operation, structures, c...


The Wonderful World of Nonlinearity: Modeling and Characterization of RF and Microwave Circuits

Jose Carlos Pedro

MTT-11 Microwave Measurements Committee

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

Tel: +351 234377900

Despite the many studies that have been undertaken to understand the wonderful world of nonlinearity, most undergraduate electrical engineering programs are still confined to linear analysis and design tools. As a result, the vast majority of microwave designers still cannot profit from the signific...


RF Aspects of Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Robert Caverly

MTT-17 HF-VHF-UHF Technology Committee

ECE Department, Villanova University, Villanova, PA19085, USA

Tel: +1-610-519-5660
Fax: +1-610-519-4436

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners are an important diagnostic tool for the medical practitioner.  MRI provides a non-invasive means of imaging soft tissues and to obtain real-time images of the cardiovascular system and other dynamic changes in the human body.  MRI scanners rely he...


Integrated Microwave Sensors in SiGe with Antenna in Package: From Concepts to Solutions

Andreas Stelzer

MTT-27 Wireless-Enabled Automotive and Vehicular Applications Committee

Department RF-Systems, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Altenberger Str. 69, Linz A-4040 , Austria

In the last years wireless sensor systems operating in the microwave and mm-wave range became more and more popular. Automotive radar sensors are still the driving force for a higher integration of mm-wave sensors and thus pave the way for applications even in completely new areas. Especially indust...


DML 2014 - 2015


Natalia Nikolova

MTT-15 Microwave Field Theory Committee

More than 40 years ago Larsen and Jacobi experimented with microwaves in the imaging of canine kidney. Their pioneering work triggered high hopes for a new diagnostic modality in medicine but also identified serious challenges. Research effort in this area continues unabated, focused especially on e...


DML 2010 - 2011

Physical Models for Microwave and Millimeter- Wave CAD

Christopher M. Snowden

MTT-1 Computer Aided Design Committee

Vice Chancellor & Chief Executive, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, United Kingdom, Filtronic Plc., The Waterfront, Salts Mills Road, Saltaire Shipley, BD18 3TT, United Kingdom

Tel: +44-0-1483-689249
Fax: +44-1483-689518

State-of-the-art modeling techniques for microwave and millimeter-wave transistors are presented together with an outline of their application in process-oriented CAD. The presentation will consider MESFET, HBT, and pHEMT devices in the frequency range 900 MHz to 140 GHz....


DML 2007 - 2011

Distributed RF-MEMS Circuits

Scott N. Barker

MTT-21 RF MEMS Committee

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Tel: 434-924-6783

In order to reduce the packaging requirements for RF-MEMS devices we have developed a switched capacitor technology with minimal contact. Although this switched capacitor design results in a reduced capacitance ratio in the range of 5-10 we have also developed circuit designs for phase shifters and ...