In this Issue
- Professor J. David Rhodes to Speak at IMS2011
- MTT-S Chapter Chairs' Meeting and Tutorial & Workshops at IMS'2011
- Nominations for IEEE Medals and Recognitions
- Call for Nominations for Election to the MTT-S Administrative Committee
- CFP: COMCAS 2011
- CFP: RWW 2012
- Obituary: Rüdiger Vahldieck
- Upcoming Deadlines
- Upcoming Conferences
Professor J. David Rhodes, CBS, FRS, FR Engineering Emeritus Professor at the University of Leeds, will be the plenary session speaker on Monday, June 6 at the IEEE MTT-S 2011 International Microwave Symposium (IMS).
Since founding Filtronic more than 30 years ago, Rhodes has received the OBE (the Officer of the Order of the British Empire) and CBE (the Commander of the Order of the British Empire) from the Queen as well as numerous Technology and Export awards including the Microwave Prize.
In his plenary session talk, “Migration of WCDMA and 4G LTE into Existing Cellular Bands,” Rhodes will discuss issues and design techniques for optimizing WCDMA and LTE performance. IMS2011 will be held June 5-10 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Md. Early Bird registration for IMS2011 is now open and will be available until May 20.
“Gaining insight into strategy and development from a royally decorated expert who helped shape the industry is invaluable to anyone in our field,” said Jeffrey M. Pond, IMS Symposium General Chair. “By sharing his deep knowledge of design techniques and connecting them to present challenges, Rhodes will undoubtedly equip attendees with information they can apply to their respective projects and endeavors.”
Paragraph(s): All of our chapter chairs and their designated chapter
representatives are cordially invited to the MTT-S Chapter Chairs'
Meeting (CCM) and the related Tutorial & Workshop (T&W), both of which will be held in conjunction with the 2011 International Microwave Symposium (IMS) in Baltimore, MD on Tuesday, June 7th. Visit our ground-up Tutorial & Workshop session 3:00 PM-5:00 PM where we will run the gamut of hands-on information and tricks that each chapter chair and chapter officer needs to know for running a chapter smoothly. This introductory course is especially suggested for newer chairs-but will also offer a lot of ammunition and know-how to the seasoned ones. After a social hour break, including our poster session, we will hold our formal CCM 6:00 PM-7:00 PM.
Ideally, every chapter in Regions 1-10 should send at least one
representative to join in the CCM. If the chair is not able to come to
IMS2011, it would be a perfect opportunity to have another chapter
officer or a designated representative visit the CCM instead. There is some secondary travel-fund support available for chapter chairs or their designated chapter representatives, up to $1,500 per chapter. For further details please contact directly the MTT-S MGA Membership
Vice-Chair, Bela Szendrenyi at firstname.lastname@example.org . We hope to see you all at the CCM in Baltimore!
Hyperlink to more details: http://mtt.org/upcoming-events.html#ccm
The IEEE Awards Program provides peer recognition to technical professionals whose exceptional achievements and outstanding contributions have made a lasting impact on technology, society, and the engineering profession.
The IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society members may be particularly interested in the following IEEE Medals and Recognitions, whose nomination deadlines are 1 July 2011. The awards typically consist of a medal, certificate and honorarium and are presented at the distinguished IEEE Honors Ceremony.
- IEEE Medal of Honor, for an exceptional contribution or an extraordinary career in the IEEE fields of interest.
- IEEE Founders Medal, for outstanding contributions in the leadership, planning, and administration of affairs of great value to the electrical and electronics engineering profession.
- IEEE James H. Mulligan, Jr. Education Medal, for a career of outstanding contributions to education in the fields of interest of IEEE.
- IEEE Dennis J. Picard Medal for Radar Technologies and Applications, for outstanding accomplishments in advancing the fields of radar technologies and their applications.
- IEEE Jack S. Kilby Signal Processing Medal, for outstanding achievements in signal processing.
- IEEE Jun-ichi Nishizawa Medal, for outstanding contributions to material and device science and technology, including practical application.
- IEEE Medal for Innovations in Healthcare Technology, for outstanding contributions and/or innovations in engineering within the fields of medicine, biology and healthcare technology.
- IEEE Edison Medal, for a career of meritorious achievement in electrical science, electrical engineering or the electrical arts.
- IEEE Service Awards
- IEEE Corporate Recognition Awards
- IEEE Honorary Membership
Awards presented by the IEEE Board of Directors fall into several categories: The Medal of Honor, Medals, Technical Field Awards, Corporate Recognitions, Service Awards, and Prize Papers. The IEEE also recognizes outstanding individuals through a special membership category: IEEE Honorary Member.
Nominations are initiated by members and the public, and then reviewed by a panel of peers. Their recommendations are submitted to the IEEE Awards Board prior to final approval by the IEEE Board of Directors.
For nomination guidelines and forms, visit http://www.ieee.org/awards. Questions? Contact IEEE Awards Activities, 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854 USA; tel.: +1 732 562 3844; fax: +1 732 981 9019; e-mail: email@example.com.
MTT members are invited to submit nominations for election to the Society’s governing body, the Administrative Committee or “AdCom”. Typically, members nominate their peers or themselves. It is an opportunity to work and participate in directing activities of the Society. Nominations must be received by April 30.
The AdCom meets three times each year for rather lengthy meetings (often 10 hours over two days) with numerous committee reports, and votes on proposed initiatives. In addition there are non-traveling activities between meetings.
Nomination Procedure: Nomination may be made by either sending the name of a candidate to the AdCom Nominations and Appointments Committee at (enter email address) of by submitting a petition to the N&A Committee. Detailed rules for either nomination procedure can be found at http://mtt.org/governance-documents/140-adcom-nominations.html
Requirements: Members submitting names should first obtain the consent of the candidate; serving on the adCom is a major commitment of time and energy. Submissions to the N&A Committee should include:
- Candidate's full name, full contact info, and a brief draft (less than 300 words) of qualifications, society service, and motivation.
- The candidate's preference to be placed on the at-large (full membership) ballot, or the AdCom member voted ballot (one cannot be on both ballots).
- Nominator's name and contact information (including email address)
Submit the nomination before the deadline of April 30, 2011
The 2012 IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium (RWS2012) will be held during the week of 15 January, 2012 in Santa Clara, CA, USA. This year, a new demo track will be held to provide an interactive
forum for hands-on demonstration of latest wireless experiments and innovations. As with previous years, RWS2012 and SiRF2012 will continue to hold joint sessions. Three topical conferences held in parallel provides more focused sessions in the areas of Power Amplifiers for Wireless and Radio Applications (PAWR), Biomedical Wireless Technologies and Sensing Systems (BioWireleSS), and Wireless Sensors and Sensor Networks (WiSNet). More information is available through RWW2012 website at
Download Call for Papers
Submission deadline: 8 July, 2011.
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
Following the recent messages by Ke Wu, Dick Snyder and Madhu Gupta, it is with deep sorrow that I share with you the attached obituary of Ruediger Vahldieck. For those of you who read German, I also add a link to the official memo (Nachruf) by the President of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zürich honoring Ruediger Vahldieck’s accomplishments and contributions, and to a short announcement by his immediate family: http://www.ee.ethz.ch/en/general-informations/news-events/news/single-news/article/1809/prof-dr-ruediger-vahldieck-gestorben/page.pdf
Ruediger will be laid to rest in Croatia, the native country of his spouse Zorka. A memorial service will be held on 8 April 2011 at 11 a.m. in Cham, Switzerland.
On a personal note, I have known Ruediger since 1984 when he joined my research group at the University of Ottawa as a postdoctoral fellow. He traveled to South-East Asia for the last time during the 2009 Christmas Season, accompanied by his wife and daughter, to escape the winter in Europe and to seek comfort and relief. At this time he still received some aggressive treatment for his serious condition. We celebrated the New Year 2010 in Singapore together, wishing for a miracle....
Let us remember Rüdiger as a dear friend and inspiring human being.
Wolfgang J. R. Hoefer