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NanoMEMS: Enabling the Internet of Things

on 03-11-2023

... NanoMEMS exploits the convergence between nanotechnology and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) brought about by advances in the ability to fabricate nanometer-scale electronic and mechanical device structures. While the “Nano” aspect of this field is still in its early stages and is not expected to reach maturity until well into the 21st century, its “MEMS” aspect is a topic of much current and near-term impact in, for instance, inertial sensing, biomedicine, optical, RF/Wireless communications, and energy harvesting. In this context, we will begin this talk by discussing the fundamentals of NanoMEMS, in particular, as it relates to its most speculative and futuristic paradigms and applications, and then will focus on emerging applications that are poised to enable the exploding Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm.

Héctor J. De Los Santos received the Ph.D. degree from the School of Electrical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, in 1989. Prior to founding NanoMEMS in 2002, he spent two years as Principal Scientist at Coventor, Inc., Irvine, CA, and eleven years at Hughes Space and Communications Company, Los Angeles, CA, where he served as Principal Investigator and Director of the Future Enabling Technologies IR&D Program. Under this program, he pursued research in the areas of RF MEMS, Quantum Functional Devices and Circuits, and Photonic Bandgap Devices and Circuits. He holds over 30 US and European patents and is the author of bestseller textbooks, including Introduction to Microelectromechanical (MEM) Microwave Systems (1999), now in Artech House' IPF® (In-PrintForever®) series, Principles and Applications of NanoMEMS Physics (Springer, 2005), and Understanding Nanoelectromechanical Quantum Circuits and Systems (NEMX) for the Internet of Things (IoT) Era, (River Publishers, 2019). His most recent book is Understanding Communications Systems Principles ― A Tutorial Approach (River Publishers, 2021).

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Lectures on Antennas and Propagation

on 16-10-2023

... Join us for three enlightening Lectures on Antennas and Propagation, namely:

LECTURE 1 - From engineering electromagnetics to electromagnetic engineering: Teaching/Training Next Generations
Date: October 16, 2023 | 15:00 –16:00, Room LT2, 4th Floor, Torre Norte, Instituto Superior Técnico
Date: October 19, 2023 | 09:30 - 11:00, Amphitheater of Instituto de Telecomunicações, University of Aveiro

The role of Electromagnetic (EM) fields in our lives has been increasing. Communication, remote sensing, integrated command/ control/surveillance systems, intelligent transportation systems, medicine, environment, education, marketing, and defence are only a few areas where EM fields have critical importance.

LECTURE 2 - Radiowave Propagation Modelling and Simulation
Date: October 18, 2023 | 10:00 –11:15, Campus 2, Room D. Anf. 01.01, Polytechnic of Leiria/ESTG

This IEEE AP-S DL talk will focus on electromagnetic wave propagation, a vital aspect of medium and long-range communication and radar systems. It will explore the importance of understanding propagation characteristics over the Earth's surface and realistic propagation paths. Propagation engineers and site surveyors dream of a numerical propagation tool that can calculate path losses between any two points on their digital maps.

LECTURE 3 - Antennas, Arrays, and Antenna calibration
Date: October 18, 2023 | 11:00 – 12:30, Campus 2, Room D. Anf. 01.01, Polytechnic of Leiria/ESTG
Date: October 19, 2023 | 09:30 - 11:00, Amphitheater of Instituto de Telecomunicações, University of Aveiro

Antennas are essential electromagnetic radiators, and this lecture will delve into their functioning as transducers. We will explore circuit and electromagnetic models of antennas and summarize fundamental terms and concepts.

Keynote speaker bio:
Prof. Levent Sevgi has been recognised with the IEEE APS Chen-To Tai Distinguished Educator Award (2021). He received his B. Eng., M. Eng., and Ph.D. degrees in Electronic Engineering from Istanbul Technical University (ITU) in 1982, 1984 and 1990, respectively. In 1987, while working on his Ph.D., he was awarded a fellowship that allowed him to work with Prof. L. B. Felsen at Weber Research Institute / New York Polytechnic University York for two years. His work at the Polytechnic concerned the propagation phenomena in non-homogeneous open and closed waveguides.
He was with Istanbul Technical University (1991–1998), TUBITAK-MRC, Information Technologies Research Institute (1999–2000), Weber Research Institute / NY Polytechnic University (1988–1990), Scientific Research Group of Raytheon Systems Canada (1998 – 1999), Center for Defense Studies, ITUV-SAM (1993 –1998 and 2000–2002) and with University of Massachusetts, Lowell (UML) MA/USA as a full-time faculty (2012 – 2013), with DOGUS University (2001-2014) and with Istanbul OKAN University (2014 - 2021). He has been with Istanbul ATLAS University since September 2022. He has been an IEEE AP-S Distinguished Lecturer for the term 2020-2023. He served one term in the IEEE AP-S AdCom (2013-2015) and one term as a member of the IEEE AP-S Field Award Committee (2018-2019). He had been the writer/editor of the “Testing ourselves” Column in the IEEE AP Magazine (2007-2021), a member of the IEEE AP-S Education Committee (2006-2021), also served on several editorial boards (EB) of other prestigious journals/magazines, such as the IEEE AP Magazine (2007-2021), Wiley’s International Journal of RFMiCAE (2002-2018), and the IEEE Access (2017-2019 and 2020 - 2022). He is the founding chair of the EMC TURKIYE International Conferences (

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