Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Virtual:

The IEEE Young Professionals (YP) Montreal Section jointly with the IEEE Student branches of Montreal Section organized and led the IEEE Day 2021 celebration in collaboration with the IEEE Montreal section. The event provided the opportunity to the attendees to get more familiar with the IEEE organization through the speech delivered by past members of the IEEE Montreal Section. The event will also cover the activities of the IEEE Student Branches (SBs) along with the events organized by the IEEE YP Montreal Section. On the behalf of all organizers, we would like to invite all students and members to join us in celebrating IEEE Day 2021. Speaker(s): Prof. Dr. Anader Benyamin-Seeyar, Agenda: 19:00-19:10 Opening and welcome by the section chair 19:15-19:45 Talk by Prof. Dr. Anader Benyamin-Seeyar, Concordia University, Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng. Montreal Section Awards & Recognition Committee, and Membership Development, Chair 19:45-20:30 Game and IEEE mug Draw Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Virtual:

INRS Nanomaterial scientist Forum: Mechanical to Electric Power Conversion from Dynamic p-n Junctions


Recent advance in DC electric generators has demonstrated that the new generators are of several advantages over traditional electric generators that are well known to us. In these new generators, DC electric power is converted from mechanical power through either semiconductor junction modification by mechanic impact or dynamic junction by sliding one semiconductor/metal electrode on the other. The short circuit current is determined by the generation rate of electrons and holes at the contacted surfaces, while the open-circuit voltage is determined by the chemical potential difference of the two electrodes. In the talk, I shall review recent advances in the generators and discuss the mechanisms of electron/hole generation and transport in the devices. Advances in fundamental semiconductor physics and perspectives and technical challenges will be highlighted. Virtual:

LaTeX Workshop: How to Create Tables and Embed Figures to Draft a Journal Paper

Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Virtual:

( and ( are pleased to organize a LaTeX Workshop on How to Create Tables and Embed Figures to Draft a Journal Paper on Thursday, October 14, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT. This workshop is suitable for intermediate and advanced LaTeX users. Workshop Outline: In this 2-hour long workshop you will learn how to ✓ Insert and use packages such as graphicx, subfig, subfloats, caption, array, etc, ✓ Create tables using standard commands in LaTeX as well as packages, ✓ Set footnotes for tables, ✓ Use data from an existing text file (for example *.csv) to display as a table in LaTeX, ✓ Display graphics using the compatible file formats with LaTeX, ✓ Wrap figures and embed them into the text, ✓ Insert subfigures and set distinct captions for each figure separately, ✓ Use floating environment to insert algorithms, ✓ Reference figures and tables ✓ Create a list of figures and tables, ✓ Use IEEE journal format for inserting tables and figures and more… Co-sponsored by: IEEE WIE Winnipeg Section Speaker(s): Dr. Marzieh (Tamanna) Eini Keleshteri , Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Virtual:

The 5th Montreal Photonics Online Network Event


Dear All, You are invited to attend the 5th Montreal Photonics Networking Event on Friday 29th October 2021. The event is free and three cash prizes of $250 each are available to eligible contributions. There are no registration fees. The event will also feature two plenary speakers from the industry, Helge Seetzen, ( Second speaker: To be confirmed Co-sponsored by: IEEE Montréal, Optonique, SPIE, Excelitas Technologies, INRS OSA SPIE Association Virtual:

IEEE Virtual Distinguished Lecturer (VDL) Talk: “Connecting Space Assets to the Internet: Challenges and Solutions”


The IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) promotes the advancement of science, technology and applications in communications and related disciplines. It fosters presentation and exchange of information among its members and the technical community throughout the world. The Society maintains a high standard of professionalism and technical competency. The IEEE Communications Society is a professional society of the IEEE. The IEEE ComSoc New York Chapter is organizing a series of technical seminars for the New York area IEEE members and the general public. We invite researchers and professionals to share their latest work on a variety of topics in communications and related areas. This is the fifth seminar of the series. Together with our fellow IEEE ComSoc Chapters, we have the great pleasure to invite Dr. Mohammed Atiquzzaman, an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, to talk about the interesting, exciting and yet challenging task of connecting spacecrafts to the Internet. Speaker(s): Prof. Mohammed Atiquzzaman, Agenda: 07:45 PM - 08:00 PM: Connecting to the ZOOM meeting 08:00 PM - 08:05 PM: Welcoming & IEEE ComSoc Membership Promotion 08:05 PM - 08:10 PM: Speaker Introduction 08:10 PM - 09:00 PM: Presentation (50 minutes) 09:00 PM - 09:10 PM: Questions and Answers (10 minutes) 09:10 PM - 09:15 PM: Closing Remarks Virtual:

Metamaterials – A Manipulation of Waves

Bldg: Pavillons Lassonde, Room , 2500 Chemin de Polytechnique, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3T1J4, Virtual:

Abstract: This presentation discusses metamaterials from a popular perspective for a general scientific audience. Metamaterials has the capability of bending waves in new ways scientists could not do before. Going back to the start of this exciting technology 20 years ago I will present examples of possible ground breaking wave applications from radio and light waves to acoustic, sonar, ocean and even seismic waves. Co-sponsored by: Staracom - Montreal Speaker(s): Dr. Erik Lier, Bldg: Pavillons Lassonde, Room , 2500 Chemin de Polytechnique, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3T1J4, Virtual:

Practical Antenna Solutions Enabled by Soft and Hard EM Surfaces and Metasurfaces

Bldg: Pavillons Lassonde, M- , 2500 Chemin de Polytechnique, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3T1J4, Virtual:

Abstract: The presentation will describe how the concept of electromagnetically soft and hard surfaces and metamaterial horns (metahorns) came about. I will also discuss practical antennas enabled by these EM techniques, as well as future opportunities and challenges in antenna and RF design. Co-sponsored by: Staracom Speaker(s): Dr. Erik Lier, Bldg: Pavillons Lassonde, M- , 2500 Chemin de Polytechnique, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3T1J4, Virtual:

NASA Systems Engineering: Introduction to Project Life Cycle and Future Developments in Space Exploration.

Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Virtual:

Many engineers seeking to enter the space industry lack insight on project life cycle phases that may impede on project process and aptness to meet both requirements and deadlines. In this talk, I will dissect the different phases that compose Project Life Cycle. This presentation will provide an overview of each phase, including: Concept Studies, Concept and Technology Development, Preliminary Design and Technology Completion, Final Design and Fabrication, System Assembly, Integration and Test, Launch, Operations and Sustainment, and Closeout. The presentation will conclude with an outlook of future technologies for space exploration and settlement. Speaker(s): Nicolas El Tenn, Claudio Alkazzi Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Virtual:

IEEE Montréal – Board Meeting

Montréal, Quebec, Canada, Virtual:

Chairs and Officers of all Chapters, Affinity Groups (WIE, YP, IR, Humanitarian, etc...), Student Branches, Counselors, Ambassadors, and ExCom: Please join us online for a meeting on February 2, from 18:00 to 20:00 via Zoom. This meeting is a chance to get together virtually, discuss accomplishments of the previous period, and plan for the future events. It would be great if everyone could make an effort and attend the meeting - we want to hear from you! Montréal, Quebec, Canada, Virtual:

Terahertz Days: Plasmonic Terahertz Optoelectronics

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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 deployment in field settings. In this talk, I will describe some of our recent results on developing fundamentally new terahertz electronic/optoelectronic components and imaging/spectrometry architectures to mitigate performance limitations of existing terahertz systems. In specific, I will introduce new designs of high-performance photoconductive terahertz sources that utilize plasmonic nanoantennas to offer terahertz radiation at record-high power levels of several milliwatts – demonstrating more than three orders of magnitude increase compared to the state of the art. I will describe that the unique capabilities of these plasmonic nanoantennas can be further extended to develop terahertz detectors and heterodyne spectrometers with quantum-level detection sensitivities over a broad terahertz bandwidth at room temperatures, which has not been possible through existing technologies. To achieve this significant performance improvement, plasmonic antennas and device architectures are optimized for operation at telecommunication wavelengths, where very high power, narrow linewidth, wavelength tunable, compact and cost-effective optical sources are commercially available. Therefore, our results pave the way to compact and low-cost terahertz sources, detectors, and spectrometers that could offer numerous opportunities for e.g., medical imaging and diagnostics, atmospheric sensing, pharmaceutical quality control, and security screening systems. And finally, I will briefly highlight our research activities on development of new types of high-performance terahertz passive components (e.g., modulators, tunable filters, and beam deflectors) based on novel reconfigurable meta-films. Co-sponsored by: STARaCOM (Montreal) Speaker(s): Mona Jarrahi, Gunes Karabulut Kurt Agenda: 03:45 PM - 04:00 PM: Connecting to Zoom and welcoming the participants 04:00 PM - 04:05 PM: Workshop and Speaker introduction by chair of Terahertz Days workshop Series, Dr. Gunes Karabulut Kurt 04:05 PM - 05:05 PM: Talk by Prof. Mona Jarrahi 05:05 PM - 05:30 PM: Q & A session Montreal, Quebec, Canada