Internationally recognized speakers, with links to both university and industry sectors, will be giving special lectures at the IEEE IMWS 2011.
IEEE MTT-S Distinguished Lecturer, Associate Professor in Millimetre-Wave Electronics, Imperial College London
Stepan Lucyszyn PhD, DSc, FIEE, FInstP, FEMA, SMIEEE is currently a Reader (Associate Professor) in Millimetre-wave Electronics at Imperial College London. For the first 12 years of his research career he worked on microwave and millimetre- wave RFIC/MMICs. During the following 9 years, Dr Lucyszyn worked on RF MEMS. Dr Lucyszyn has (co-)autore 125 technical papers in applied physics and engineering, and presented many invited lectures at international conferences and workshops. In 2009 he was appointed an IEEE Distinguished Microwave Lecturer for 2010-2012. In 2010 he received a DSc (Higher Doctorate) degree in Millimetre- Wave and Terahertz Electronics from Imperial College London. In Oct. 2011, he will Chair the European Microwave Conference in Manchester (UK).
“Commercial Applications for RF MEMS”
Radio frequency micro-electro-mechanical systems (RF MEMS) have been heralded as a technology fit for the 21st century, offering unsurpassed RF performance over more conventional solid-state electronic devices. In recent years, this technology has seen a rapid rate of expansion because of its potential for advancing new products within a broad range of applications; from ubiquitous smart sensor networks to mobile handsets. Indeed, within the US, Asia and Europe, R&D is almost at fever pitch. The high levels of investment come second only to the expectations for commercial exploitation. The first RF MEMS device was reported 30 years ago by IBM. After experiencing the peak of inflated expectation in 2003 and subsequent trough of disillusionment in 2005, RF MEMS switches have emerged into the slope of enlightenment. They are now commercially available on the open market, offering new solutions for realizing high performance reconfigurable microwave circuits and systems. A major new book, entitled Advanced RF MEMS (edited by the speaker), is scheduled for publication at the beginning of 2010. This lecture will explain the many facets of this technology and demonstrate how RF MEMS can move itself out of the laboratory and into real commercial applications.
John Papapolymerou received the B.S.E.E. degree from the National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece, in 1993, the M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1994 and 1999, respectively. From 1999-2001 he was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Arizona, Tucson and during the summers of 2000 and 2003 he was a visiting professor at The University of Limoges, France. From 2001-2005 and 2005- 2009 he was an Assistant and Associate Professor, respectively, at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he is currently a Professor. He has authored or coauthored over 280 publications in peer- reviewed journals and conferences. His research interests include the implementation of micromachining techniques and MEMS devices in microwave, millimeter-wave and THz circuits and the development of both passive and active planar circuits on semiconductor (Si/SiGe, GaAs) and organic substrates (liquid crystal polymer-LCP, LTCC) for System-on-a-Chip (SOC)/ System-on-a-Package (SOP) RF front ends. Dr. Papapolymerou is the Chair for Commission D of the US National Committee of URSI. He is currently an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques. He served as Associate Editor for IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters from 2006-2008 and as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation from 2004-2009. During 2004, he was the Chair of the IEEE MTT/AP Atlanta Chapter. He was the recipient of the 2010 IEEE AP-S John Kraus Antenna Award, the 2009 IEEE MTT-S Outstanding Young Engineer Award, the 2009 Georgia Tech School of ECE Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, the 2004 Army Research Office (ARO) Young Investigator Award, the 2002 National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award, the best paper award at the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Technology (ICMMT2002), Beijing, China and the 1997 Outstanding Graduate Student Instructional Assistant Award presented by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), The University of Michigan Chapter. His students have also been recipients of several awards including the Best Student Paper Award presented at the 2004 IEEE Topical Meeting on Silicon Monolithic Integrated Circuits in RF Systems, the 2007 IEEE MTT-S Graduate Fellowship, and the 2007/2008 and 2008/2009 IEEE MTT-S Undergraduate Scholarship/Fellowship.
"Recent Advances in SOC and SOP Integrated mm-wave and sub-mmwave Front Ends"
This talk will present some recent advances in System-on-a-Chip (SOC) and System- on-a-Package (SOP) integrated mm-wave and submm-wave front ends that can be implemented in a variety of radar, communication and sensing applications that have become more popular and attractive in those frequency bands. More specifically, surface and bulk silicon micromachining technologies for integrated SOC front ends will be presented with examples from V-band and W-band circuits and systems, as well as components operating above 200 GHz. Furthermore, multilayer lightweight organic technology for SOP mm-wave front ends will be analyzed and compared to the SOC solution.
IMST GmbH, Kamp-Lintfort, Germany
Ingo Wolff studied Electrical Engineering at the Technical University Aachen, Germany. He received his Diplom-Engineer degree (Dipl.-Ing.) in 1964, his doctoral degree (Dr.-Ing.) in 1967 and his Habilitation degree in 1970, all from the Technical University Aachen. From 1974 to 2003 he has been a full professor for Electromagnetic Field Theory at the Duisburg University, Duisburg, Germany. In 1999 to 2003 he has been the elected president (rector) of the Duisburg University. He was chairman of the IEEE MTT-S committee 1, Computer Aided Design, from 1992 to 1998 and a member of the IEEE MTT-S committee 15, Electromagnetic Field Theory, from 1990 to 1998. He is a Life Fellow of the IEEE. In 2002 he received the IEEE MTT-S Microwave Career Award.
Since 1992 he is (in parallel to his activities at the Duisburg University) the owner and president (CEO) of IMST GmbH, Kamp-Lintfort, Germany, a privately held research and development company in wireless and microwave technologies.
Since 2009 Ingo Wolff is the chairman of the Information Technology Society (ITG) of the VDE, Germany and a member of the executive committee of the VDE.
“Integration of Millimeter-wave Systems using LTCC-Technology”
In this presentation the application of Low Temperature Cofired Ceramic (LTCC) technology to the integration and packaging of complex active millimeterwave systems will be described. The properties and possibilities of LTCC at frequencies between 20 GHz and 60 GHz are referenced and the different waveguide technologies available in LTCC and suitable for millimeterwave application are discussed. Typical passive components like stripline and waveguide filters in a 3D-integration demonstrate the advantages of LTCC technology. Various realized millimeterwave systems like Ka-band TX/RX circuits for satellite communication, a 25 GHz point-to-point transceiver, a complex digital beam steered antenna at 20 GHz/30 GHz, radar systems at 24 GHz and a communication transceiver for 60 GHz show the high potential of the LTCC technology for realizing real 3D-integration and packaging at millimeterwave frequencies.