PhD Welcome Session 2014-2015

PhD Programme on Information and Communications Technology (Doc_TIC)

University of Vigo

Date: Monday,  October, 27, 2014

Place: "Salón de Grados" (Conference Room) of the Telecommunication Engineering School


Welcome session for new PhD Students and current PhD Students. The event is an opportunity  for all new Doc_TIC PhD students and faculty members to meet and also a talk by a distinguished speaker will be delivered.




Opening: Prof. Carmen Garcia-Mateo, Coordinator of Doc_TIC PhD Program


Lecture by Prof. Yahia Antar

Chairperson: Prof. Veronica Santalla




Prof. Yahia Antar
Canada Research in Electromagnetic Engineering,
Royal Military College of Canada& Queen's University

Lecture Title  An overview of recent advances in antennas and microwave research
 Lecture Abstract


Microwave and millimeter wave antennas are vital components for wireless and satellite communications, radars and other sensors, and many other emerging applications. The presentation will start by general discussion of the field of Antenna Engineering and a brief description of current and emerging new research directions. This is followed by introducing some research activities at the Royal Military College of Canada and Queen's University that are aligned with recent and emerging research directions in the field including Dielectric Resonator Antennas (DRA's) and some new findings about the fundamentals of the properties of near fields. Following this, a detailed description of a new class of one and two dimensional printed leaky wave antennas along with a new way of designing microwave guiding structures will be presented.


Dr.YahiaAntar obtained degrees from the University of Alexandria(BSC) and the Universityof Manitoba (MSc., PhD). He worked at CRC and NRC in Ottawa before joining the staff of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston where he has held the position of professor since 1990.

Dr.Antar is a Fellow of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) and a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (FEIC). He serves as an Associate Editor (Features) of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine and served as Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, IEEE AWPL. He served on NSERC grants selection and strategic grants committees, Ontario Early Research Awards (ERA) panels, and on review panels for the National Science Foundation.

In May 2002, Dr.Antar was awarded a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Electromagnetic Engineering which was renewed in 2009. In 2003 he was awarded the Royal Military College of Canada "Excellence in Research" Prize and in 2012 the Class of 1965 Teaching Excellence Award. He served on the URSI Board as Vice President, and on the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Administration Committee. On 31 January 2011, Dr Antar was appointed Member of the Canadian Defence Science Advisory Board (DSAB). In October 2012 he received from the Governor General of Canada, the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition for his contribution to Canada.He is the recipient of the 2014 IEEE Canada RA Fessenden Silver Medal.