Canada LMAG Chairs Meetings


A monthly virtual meeting of the executive of Life Member Affinity Groups to disuss ideas. Agenda: Role Call Agenda Updates Minutes of last meeting Life Members Committee Report Section Reports New Business 2022-02-21 ( 2022-03-21 ( Virtual:

Clarifying the path to becoming a Professional Engineer


If you are an engineering undergraduate or post-graduate student, or a recent graduate starting out your engineering career, then this seminar might be for you. In it you will learn: - What is PEO? - What engineering experience is PEO looking for once I graduate? - I have international engineering education and experience; how is that evaluated by PEO? - How is my engineering experience evaluated by PEO? - How do I prepare my Experience Record? - What is the PPE? - What is the EIT Program and the Student Membership Program? Emphasis of this webinar will be on the P. Eng. licensure process - what PEO is looking for. The webinar will focus on how engineering experience is evaluated and how you can facilitate the process. Learn the dos and don’ts of preparing your licensing application for evaluation. To participate, you will require: internet connection to view the webinar, and/or phone access to dial into the conference for audio. We look forward to speaking with you! Co-sponsored by: Professional Engineers Ontario Virtual:

Accurate Material Characterization over THz Frequency Range

Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Virtual:

This presentation will begin with a general discussion on the current landscape of THz research and development. In particular, the state-of-the-art of MHz-through-THz material characterization will be briefly reviewed. Subsequently, two groups of free-space THz measurement techniques will be described for accurate material characterization and parametric extraction in connection with frequency independent optical paths. Quasi-optical mirror and lens systems are studied and developed over THz range to achieve precision complex permittivity measurements of dielectric substrates, films, and materials. To achieve a wide plane wave zone for the center of four-parabolic-mirror systems, two corrugated horns are designed and fabricated for the measurement systems. The Gaussicity of the corrugated horn is larger than 97.4%. For the proposed multiple reflection model and direct wave model, a set of closed-form expressions of loss tangent are derived from transmission parameters of the measurement systems. The resolution and uncertainty of loss tangent are examined according to the working frequency, the thickness of wafer or substrate, the real part of relative permittivity, and the transmission measurement uncertainty. The complex permittivity of Rogers/Duroid series PCB substrates, which are commonly used at microwave frequencies, and silicon wafers are measured over THz ranges. Co-sponsored by: STARaCOM (Montreal) Speaker(s): Ke Wu, Agenda: 10:45 AM - 10:55 AM: Opening the workshop, Mansour Naslcheraghi, Chair of YP Montreal 10:55 AM - 11:05 AM: Workshop and Speaker introduction by chair of Terahertz Days workshop Series, Dr. Gunes Karabulut Kurt 11:05 AM - 12:05 PM: Talk by Prof. Ke Wu 12:05 PM - 12:45 PM: Q & A session Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Virtual:


Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Virtual:

The IEEE Montreal Section, IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Montreal Chapter, IEEE Solid State Circuits Society Montreal Chapter, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, and ReSMiQ – Regroupement Stratégique en Microsystèmes du Québec invite you to attend the talk by Prof. Paulo Diniz from Department OF Electronics and Computer Engineering, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday March 1st, 2022. The event is virtual and registration is free. Co-sponsored by: IEEE Montreal Section, IEEE Montreal Chapters of CAS and SSC Speaker(s): DR. PAULO S. R. DINIZ, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Virtual:

Career Planning as an Antidote to a Competitive Job Market

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Virtual:

Join us for this talk on "Career Planning as an Antidote to a Competitive Job Market" with David Lafferty and Karim Abuawad on March 8th, starting at 11:30 AM. In this presentation, both speakers will discuss how to make career plans to help people find jobs in today's competitive job market. Speaker(s): David Lafferty, Karim Abuawad Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Virtual:

CubeSat, CubeSat Antennas, and Link Budget Analysis (APS Montréal)

2500 chemin de polytechnique, Polytechnique Montreal, Montréal, Quebec, Canada, H3T1j4, Virtual:

CubeSat, a modular type of standardized modern small satellites, have been gaining steady popularity and attention from universities and space industries. In addition to education purpose, CubeSats have various promising applications as low-cost space exploration vehicles for technology demonstrations, multi-point observations of space environment, and monitoring/reporting proper deployment of expensive deep space instruments. Antennas are critical components for CubeSat missions. A CubeSat antenna may provide some or all of the following functions: telemetry, tracking, command (TT\&C), high speed downlink for payload data, receiving positioning data, and inter-satellite cross links. Most often, different antennas are required to keep the CubeSat assembly in modular fashion. On the other hand, antenna engineers strive to create solutions that could pack more functionality into one unit. This brings up a need to understand basics of CubeSat development cycle and link budget analysis, so that an electrical engineer would have sound knowledge of limiting factors (posed by the mechanical system and hardware of a CubeSat) to the antennas design. With rapid advancement of electronics, novel mechanical design, and aerospace technology, new progress in CubeSats is emerging every day. This calls for interests and early involvements of creative young minds. The objective of this presentation is to convey the basics of CubeSat development cycle, launch methods, typical CubeSat orbits, link budget analysis, various antenna solutions, and feasible classroom projects. Co-sponsored by: Staracomm Montréal, IEEE Young Professionals, IEEE Montréal Speaker(s): Prof. Reyhan Baktur, 2500 chemin de polytechnique, Polytechnique Montreal, Montréal, Quebec, Canada, H3T1j4, Virtual:

Integrated Solar-Pannel Antennas (APS Montréal)

2500 chemin de polytechnique, Polytechnique Montreal, Montréal, Quebec, Canada, H3T1j4, Virtual:

Conformal Integration of antennas with solar panels has wide applications, from small spacecraft, Mars rovers, to self-powered wireless sensors. It is particularly beneficial when the surface real estate is a major challenge, such as a CubeSat. A strategic integration not only reduces the development cost, promotes a robust communication link, but also increases the mission capacity by allowing more science instruments to be mounted on the CubeSat. This lecture covers different conformal antenna designs for solar panel integration, from UHF to Ka band. It includes antennas integrated under solar cells, around solar cells, and optically transparent antennas integrated on top of solar cells. It also covers low gain and high gain design. The high gain design mainly focuses on reflectarray antenna, which may be beneficial to those who wishes to study the subject. As these antennas are integrated with solar panel, a unique and complex subsystem, effects of solar cells on the antenna and vice versa need to be analyzed and quantified. The lecture presents analysis of a typical space-certified solar cell, extracted model, experimental set-up to quantify the interaction between solar cells and the integrated antennas. Co-sponsored by: Staracomm Montréal, IEEE Young Professionals, IEEE Montréal Speaker(s): Prof. Reyhan Baktur, 2500 chemin de polytechnique, Polytechnique Montreal, Montréal, Quebec, Canada, H3T1j4, Virtual:


In this fountain of light! Celebrating the occasion of International Day of Light 2022, a scientific lecture on light “Tales of Light” Lecture Title: Brain-Machine Interface: The Infinite Possibility of Light Speaker: Dr. Ahsan Habib Assistant Professor Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Dhaka Time and Date: 17 May 2021, Tuesday, 8:00 PM (GMT+6) Live link:

The Photonics Industry Under the Lens of a Young Professional

IEEE Photonics Society Bangladesh Chapter will host a virtual interactive session on "The Photonics Industry Under the Lens of a Young Professional" on August 24, 2022 at 08:00 PM (BST). Speaker: Ryan Gardner Senior Optical Engineer at RKD Engineering Corp Santa Cruz, California, USA Abstract: A look into navigating the Photonics industry as a professional and the changes that have occurred post-Covid-19. Insights from working in an established company, a FAANG company, and a startup. How one might explore working in Optics and avoiding pitfalls. Differences between contract work and full-time employment. --> Join BdREN Zoom Meeting from Laptop or Mobile:

Past and Future of Micro/Nano Electronic Devices

IEEE Photonics Society Bangladesh Chapter will host a virtual interactive session on "s" on 4th November 2022 at 07:30 PM (BST). Speaker: Dr. Subash is an academic veteran, technocrat cum avid researcher, Mentor, Innovation and Entrepreneurship cell. He has received the fellowship from Government of Japan and travel grant & fellowship from IEEE Photonics Society, USA. He serves as an active member of Editorial board of various international Journals and he has been invited to deliver more than 55 keynote speeches across the world. He has more than 100 publications in International and National Journals and Conferences in the area of Nanoelectronics, Nanoscale Device Modelling, Nanotechnology and Wireless Sensor Networks. He is the recognized research supervisor of Anna University, Chennai and APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University, Kerala. > Join BdREN Zoom Meeting from Laptop or Mobile: