2013 Award Recipient

Dr. Ke Wu (Radiofrequency and Millimetre-Wave Engineering)

Dr. Ke Wu (Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal)
Dr. Ke Wu is internationally renowned as one of the world’s most brilliant, active and prolific researchers, authors and educators in the field of radiofrequency (RF), microwave and millimetre-wave sciences and engineering. His highly acclaimed research breakthroughs and pioneering contributions are critical to the research and development progress of advanced information and communication technology, aerospace, biomedical, security and health-care sectors.

Educational Background
Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Universite de Grenoble, Grenoble, France, 1987
D.E.A. (Diplome d’Etudes Approfondies) Electrical Engineering, Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, Grenoble, France, 1984
B.Sc. Electrical Engineering – Nanjing Inst. of Technology (now Southeast University), Nanjing, China, 1982

Major Contributions
Dr. Wu is a Tier-I Canada Research Chair and Professor of electrical engineering at Ecole Polytechnique (Universite of Montreal), with a specialization in Radiofrequency and millimeter-wave engineering. He has served as the Director of the Poly-Grames Research Center and the founding Director of the Center for Radiofrequency Electronics Research of Quebec (Regroupement strategique of FRQNT).

His current research interests involve substrate integrated circuits (SICs), antenna arrays, advanced CAD and modeling techniques, wireless power transmission and harvesting, 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.

Among his long list of innovations, Dr. Wu notably pioneered the revolutionary ‘substrate integrated circuits’ (SICs) including ‘substrate Integrated waveguide’ (SIW) which bridges the technological gap between electronics and photonics, created the first universal joint field/circuit model for high-frequency circuits and systems design, demonstrated the first time-agile joint radio/radar cognitive architecture, and contributed to the invention and development of high-profile wireless multi-port (six-port) interferometer transceivers.

Dr. Wu has graduated 70 Master’s students and 42 Ph.D. students. He has authored or co-authored over 940 referred papers, and a number of books/book chapters and filed more than 30 patents. He has also significantly contributed to the international reputation and economic well-being of Canada through the organization of a large number of conferences and symposia.

Dr. Wu is 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, and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, 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).