Members in the Spotlight
Dr. David Plant received the 2016 Commercialization Award from ReMAP network
Dr. David Plant, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at McGill University, along with Ciena received the first prize of 2016 Commercialization Award from the Refined Manufacturing Acceleration Process (remapnetwork.org) Business-Led National Center of Excellence for work done on InP IQ modulator development. The award recognizes the project team with the most compelling business case to accelerate their innovation with an additional $50,000 of funding in 2016-2017.
Dr. George Shaker supervised University of Waterloo team received the third Best Design Award in the 2016 IEEE AP-S/URSI design competition
The team supervised by Dr. George Shaker, Adjunct Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the Centre of Intelligent Antenna and Radio Systems (CIARS), received the third Best Design Award in the 2016 IEEE AP-S/URSI design competition. The team design was a device that harvests ambient emissions from smartphones and converts them into power to run smart contact lenses. The UWaterloo participating team members included master's student Luyao Chen (IEEE Canada member) and undergraduates Ben Milligan and Shiran Qu.