Radio-Frequency Techniques for Wireless Systems
Speaker:Prof. Ke WU
Professor, Polytechnique Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada
Date & Time:22 Apr 2013 (Monday) 14:30 - 17:30
Organized by:Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


This seminar begins with an overview of radiofrequency (RF) and wireless technology, followed by the latest and/or advanced concepts for the next generation wireless communication networks. To highlight, various topics will be covered in the seminar, and which includes:

  • RF and Microwave Applications
  • Wireless Systems for Communication, Sensing, and Power Transmission
  • WiMax/LTE/4G Systems and Beyond
  • RFID and Beyond
  • Transceiver Front-End
  • Frequency Spectrum
  • Wireless Communication Standards
  • Radiation and Propagation
  • Lumped and Distributed Element Concept

Essential components and their specification consideration will be brought out for discussion. Throughout the seminar, practical examples and basic guidelines are emphasized in order to provide the audiences with the interesting impression in the above important topics.


Ke Wu is professor of electrical engineering, and Tier-I Canada Research Chair in RF and millimeter-wave engineering at the Ecole Polytechnique (University of Montreal). He holds the first Cheung Kong endowed chair professorship (visiting) at the Southeast University, the first Sir Yue-Kong Pao chair professorship (visiting) at the Ningbo University, and an honorary professorship at the Nanjing University of Science and Technology, the Nanjing University of Post Telecommunication, and the City University of Hong Kong, China. He has been the Director of the Poly-Grames Research Center and the founding Director of the Center for Radiofrequency Electronics Research of Quebec (Regroupement stratégique of FRQNT). He has also hold guest and visiting professorship in many universities around the world. He has authored or co-authored over 900 referred papers, and a number of books/book chapters and filed more than 30 patents. His current research interests involve substrate integrated circuits (SICs), antenna arrays, advanced CAD and modeling techniques, wireless power transmission, and development of low-cost RF and millimeter-wave transceivers and sensors for wireless systems and biomedical applications. He is also interested in the modeling and design of microwave photonic circuits and systems.

Dr. Wu is a member of Electromagnetics Academy, the Sigma Xi Honorary Society, and the URSI. He has held key positions in and has served on various panels and international committees including the chair of technical program committees, international steering committees and international conferences/symposia. In particular, he was the general chair of the 2012 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium. He has served on the editorial/review boards of many technical journals, transactions, proceedings and letters as well as scientific encyclopedia including editors and guest editors. He is currently the chair of the joint IEEE chapters of MTTS/APS/LEOS in Montreal. Dr. Wu is an elected IEEE MTT-S AdCom member for 2006-2015 and served as Chair of the IEEE MTT-S Transnational Committee and Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Committee. He was the recipient of many awards and prizes including the first IEEE MTT-S Outstanding Young Engineer Award, the 2004 Fessenden Medal of the IEEE Canada and the 2009 Thomas W. Eadie Medal of the Royal Society of Canada. He is a Fellow of the IEEE Fellow, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (The Canadian Academy of the Sciences and Humanities). He was an IEEE MTT-S Distinguished Microwave Lecturer from Jan. 2009 to Dec. 2011.