Nader Engheta

Nader Engheta is the H. Nedwill Ramsey Professor at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, with affiliations in the Departments of Electrical and Systems Engineering, Bioengineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Physics and Astronomy. He received his B.S. degree from the University of Tehran and his M.S and Ph.D. degrees from Caltech. His current research activities span a broad range of areas including metamaterials, photonics, nano-optics, graphene optics, electrodynamics, imaging and sensing inspired by eyes of animal species, microwave and optical antennas, and physics and engineering of fields and waves.

He has received several awards for his research including the 2018 Pioneer Award in Nanotechnology from the IEEE Nanotechnology Council, the 2017 William Streifer Scientific Achievement Award from the IEEE Photonics Society, the 2014 Balthasar van der Pol Gold Medal from URSI, the 2015 Gold Medal from SPIE, the 2015 Fellow of US National Academy of Inventors (NAI), the 2012 IEEE Electromagnetics Award, the 2015 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Distinguished Achievement Award, the 2017 Beacon of Photonics Industry Award from the Photonics Media, the 2015 Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship Award from US Department of Defense, the 2015 Wheatstone Lecture in King’s College London, the 2013 Inaugural SINA Award in Engineering, 2006 Scientific American Magazine 50 Leaders in Science and Technology, the Guggenheim Fellowship, and the IEEE Third Millennium Medal. He is a Fellow of seven international scientific and technical organizations, i.e., IEEE, OSA (Optical Society of America), APS (American Physical Society), MRS (Materials Research Society), SPIE (International Society for Optics and Photonics), URSI, and American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He has received the honorary doctoral degrees from the Aalto University in Finland in 2016, the University of Stuttgart, Germany in 2016, and Ukraine’s National Technical University Kharkov Polytechnic Institute in 2017.


One can manipulate waves and fields with materials. Metamaterials, which are specially engineered materials with unconventional wave properties, can tailor and sculpt waves in extreme manners. Such “Extreme Wave Platforms” can exhibit unusual functionalities with exciting potential applications. In my group, we have been exploring a variety of topics in extreme metamaterials and extreme wave-matter-interaction platforms that provide unprecedented features and unusual properties. For example, we have designed materials that can be utilized to conduct analog computing with waves, achieving functionalities such as solving integral equations with waves. As another example, we have introduced and developed structures with effective refractive index near zero, leading to a whole new set of possibilities in wave-matter interaction. The extreme in dimensionality, as another example, can be utilized in one-atom-thick structures such as graphene, which can function as the thinnest possible waveguides. Moreover, judiciously designed nanostructures can act as “lumped” circuit elements for light. And there are more. In this talk, I will present some of our ongoing work on wave-matter interaction in extreme platforms and I will discuss how “extreme materials” and ”extreme waves” can provide useful and exciting platforms for information processing, imaging, sensing and some other wave-based functionality.

Levent Sevgi

Born in Akhisar / Turkey on 1st January 1958.

Prof. Sevgi received his BsEE, MsEE and PhD degrees in Electronic Engineering from Istanbul Technical University (ITU) in 1982, 1984 and 1990, respectively. In 1987, while working on his PhD, 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/Polytechnic University in New York / USA (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) and with Doğuş University (2001-2014). Since Sep 2014, he has been with Okan University.

He has been involved with complex electromagnetic problems and complex communication and radar systems for nearly three decades. His research study has focused on propagation in complex environments, analytical and numerical methods in electromagnetic, EMC/EMI modeling and measurement, communication, radar and integrated surveillance systems, surface wave HF radars, FDTD, TLM, FEM, SSPE, and MoM techniques and their applications, RCS modeling, bio-electromagnetics. He is also interested in novel approaches in engineering education, teaching electromagnetics via virtual tools. He also teaches popular science lectures such as Science, Technology and Society.

He is a Fellow member of the IEEE, an AdCom member of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S) (2013 - 2015), the writer/editor of the “Testing ourselves” Column in the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine (since Feb 2007) and a member of the IEEE AP-S Education Committee (Jun 2006 -), a member of the IEEE AP-S Field Award Committee (Jan 2018 -). He is also a member of several editorial boards (EB), such as the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine (Feb 2007 -), the IEEE Access (2017 - 2019), Wiley’s International Journal of RFMiCAE (Jan 2002 - ), etc.

He has published more than 10 books in English and Turkish, nearly 200 journal/magazine papers/tutorials and attended 100+ international conferences/symposiums.

His three books Complex Electromagnetic Problems and Numerical Simulation Approaches (2003), Electromagnetic Modeling and Simulation (2014) and Radiowave Wave Propagation and Parabolic Equation Modeling (2017, with Gökhan Apaydın) were published by the IEEE Press & Wiley. His book A Practical Guide to EMC Engineering (2017) was published by ARTECH House.


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, defense are only a few areas where EM fields have critical importance. We have witnessed the transformation from Engineering Electromagnetics to Electromagnetic Engineering for the last few decades after being surrounded by EM waves everywhere. Among many others, EM engineering deals with broad range of problems from antenna design to EM scattering, indoor–outdoor radiowave propagation to wireless communication, radar systems to integrated surveillance, subsurface imaging to novel materials, EM compatibility to nano-systems, electroacoustic devices to electro-optical systems, etc. The range of the devices we use in our daily life has extended from DC up to Terahertz frequencies. We have had both large-scale (kilometers-wide) and small-scale (nanometers) EM systems. Large portion of these systems are broadband and digital, and have to operate in close proximity that results in severe EM interference problems. Engineers have to take EM issues into account from the earliest possible design stages. This necessitates establishing an intelligent balance between strong mathematical background (theory), engineering experience (practice), and modeling and numerical computations (simulation).

This keynote speech aims at a broad-brush look at certain challenges that confront wave-oriented EM engineering in the 21st century, in a complex computer and technology-driven world with rapidly shifting societal and technical priorities.

Dr. Yahia M.M. Antar

Yahia M.M. Antar (S’73–M’76–SM’85–LF’00) received his B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in 1966 from Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt, and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Manitoba, MB, Canada, in 1971 and 1975, respectively, all in electrical engineering. In 1977, he held a Government of Canada Visiting Fellowship at the Communications Research Centre in Ottawa, and in May 1979 he joined the Division of Electrical Engineering at the National Research Council of Canada. In November 1987, he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston where he has held the position of Professor since 1990. He has authored or coauthored about 250 journal papers, several books and chapters in books, over 450 refereed conference papers, holds several patents, has chaired several national and international conferences, and has given plenary talks at many conferences. He has supervised and co-supervised over 90 Ph.D. and M.Sc. theses at the Royal Military College and at Queen’s University, several of which have received the Governor General of Canada Gold Medal Award, the Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis of the Division of Applied Science, as well as many Best Paper Awards in major international symposia. He served as the Chair of Canadian National Commission of URSI (1999–2008), Commission B (1993–1999), and has a cross appointment at Queen’s University in Kingston.

Dr. Antar is a Life Fellow of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers), a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (FEIC), a Fellow of the Electromagnetic Academy, and an URSI (International Union of Radio Science) Fellow. He serves as an Associate Editor of many IEEE and IET Journals and as an IEEE-APS Distinguished Lecturer. In May 2002, he was awarded a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Electromagnetic Engineering which has been renewed in 2016. In 2003, he was awarded the Royal Military College of Canada “Excellence in Research” Prize, and the RMCC Class of 1965 Teaching Excellence award in 2012. He was elected by the to the URSI Board as Vice President in August 2008 and in 2014, and to the IEEE AP AdCom. in 2009.

On January 31, 2011, he was appointed Member of the Canadian Defence Advisory Board (DAB) of the Canadian Department of National Defence . In October 2012, he received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal from the Governor General of Canada in recognition for his contribution to Canada. He is the recipient of the 2014 IEEE Canada RA Fessenden Silver Medal for “Ground Breaking Contributions to Electromagnetics and Communications”, and the 2015 IEEE Canada J. M. Ham outstanding Engineering Education Award. In May 2015, he received the Royal Military College of Canada Cowan Prize for excellence in research. He is the recipient of the IEEE-Antennas and Propagation Society prestigious Chen-To-Tai Distinguished Educator Award for 2017.


Antennas for Wireless Communications and other Applications:

Recent Advances and Future Trends

Many aspects of our lives and economies are becoming fundamentally dependent on wireless technology in a manner that they were not before. This trend is exemplified by the current massive investment in future endeavours, such as 5G technology. Many in IEEE believe 5G will become the cornerstone of future wireless networks, enabling fundamentally new applications such as the internet of things (IOT), with its anticipated billions of devices laden with embedded sensors. A common denominator in many of the new wireless applications is the antenna systems, which form the “eyes and ears” of many sensors. New developments for advancing the state of the art in antenna technology and associated microwave and millimeter wave circuits to meet future challenges will be needed.

This talk will address some current and new emerging directions of research in antenna systems. This includes new fundamental approaches and methodologies for antenna analysis and design, the near fields’ spatial structures around antenna systems and mutual coupling considerations. New findings about the electromagnetic energy around antenna systems, and possible implications on future antenna systems design, in what is expected to be an increasingly crowded electromagnetic environment are presented..

Dr. Altunkan Hizal

Altunkan Hizal was born in Turkey. He received the B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department of the Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey in 1964, 1966, and 1970, respectively. He did a postdoctoral study at Birmingham University , Birmingham, U.K., between 1971 and 1975, and scientific consultancy to Radio Frequency Technology Center of ERA, UK in 1980. In 1988 he became a Full Professor at METU . He also worked as a consultant scientist in the Hittite Microwave Corporation Boston/USA in 2001 and 2004. Since 2009 he is working as a consultant scientist for ASELSAN Military Electronics Company in Ankara/Turkey. His principles areas of interest include radar and electronic warfare systems, antennas and electromagnetic wave propagation.


An Overview of Frequency Diverse Array (FDA) Radar Concepts

Basic Concepts of LFDA
Basic Concepts of FMCW-FDA
Basic Concepts of Circular FDA
2D angular space scanning FDA
Discrete scanning FDA
Low energy-time product (Least Action) property of FDA
Radar examples and comparison with Phased Array radar

FDA based radars should be based on T/R module technology and Direct Digital Synthesis Oscillators. Then, they are superior to Phased Array T/R module based radars which are now a subset of FDA based radars. FDA radars are more suitable to cognitive TX actions then Phased Array radars. From the Electronic Warfare and clutter rejection point of view FDA radars have exclusive properties.

This short tutorial aims at revealing the very basic mathematical and physical properties of FDA radars in the simplest way to open ways to explore them for particular applications.

Important Dates NEW

15 May
Special Session and Tutorial Proposals

15 July
Paper Submissions
23 July 11:59 PM UTC+3 hours
Due to numerous requests from authors, we extended the deadline for one last time.

1 September
Paper Acceptance

25 September
Camera-Ready Paper Submission


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