Wireless Technology – Game-Changing Solution for Communicating, Sensing and Powering
Recent research and development of hardware architectures and technologiesover MHz-through-THz frequency range have generated a significant momentumforfuturewireless applications. This leap forward is being propelled by the organic fusion of multiple functionsand the scalable integration of multiple technologies through heterogeneous materials and innovative processes. This presentation begins withthe overview of fundamental wireless functionalities. Emerging diversity scenarios and integration solutionsin wireless technologies are reviewed in connection with performance and efficiency. Technological roadmap is highlighted with reference to enabling and building technological elements, ranging from current and emerging compound materials to evolving and beyond CMOS, and from developing substrate integrations to future electromagnetic techniques. Thetalk also provides a brief tour of the state-of-the-art and future wireless systems including various biomedical applications and healthcare services. Challenging issues and future directions of wireless technology and system developmentincluding 5G and beyond are discussed.
Dr. Ke Wu is Professor of Electrical Engineering at Polytechnique Montreal (University of Montreal). He holds the NSERC-Huawei Industrial Research Chair in Future Wireless Technologies (the first Huawei-endowed Chair in the world). He has been the Director of the Poly-Grames Research Center. He was the Canada Research Chair (2002-2016) in RF and millimeter-wave engineering and the Founding Director (2008-2014) of the Center for Radiofrequency Electronics Research of Quebec. Dr. Wu is also with the School of Information Science and Engineering, Ningbo University, on leave from his home institution, leading a 5G and future wireless research program. He has authored/co-authored over 1300 referred papers, and a number of books/book chapters and more than 50 patents. Dr. Wu was the general chair of the 2012 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (the largest IEEE annual conference). He was the 2016 President of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S). He also serves as the inaugural North-American representative in the General Assembly of the European Microwave Association (EuMA). He was the recipient of many awards and prizes including the inaugural IEEE MTT-S Outstanding Young Engineer Award, the 2004 Fessenden Medal of the IEEE Canada, the 2009 Thomas W. Eadie Medal from the Royal Society of Canada (The Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada), the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, the 2013 Award of Merit of Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals, the 2014 IEEE MTT-S Microwave Application Award, the 2014 Marie-Victorin Prize (Prix du Québec – the highest distinction of Québec in the Natural Sciences and Engineering), the 2015 Prix d’Excellenceen Recherche et Innovation of Polytechnique Montréal, the 2015 IEEE Montreal Section Gold Medal of Achievementand the 2019 IEEE MTT-S Microwave Prize. 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. He was an IEEE MTT-S Distinguished Microwave Lecturer from Jan. 2009 to Dec. 2011.