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  Prof. Iyer


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Prof. Iyer

Prof. IyerAshwin K. Iyer received a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in 2009. He joined the faculty of the University of Alberta Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the fall of same year and now, as an Associate Professor, he leads a growing team of talented students. His research is focused on the development and characterization of engineered electromagnetic materials, also known as metamaterials, that exhibit exotic properties such as a negative refractive index. He has authored four book chapters and several papers, and he has given over thirty invited talks, workshops, and seminars on the subject of his research. Dr. Iyer has received a number awards and recognitions, including the 2008 R.W.P. King Award, presented by the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society to an author less than 36 years of age for the best paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation during the previous year. He was as an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation between 2012 and 2018 and now serves as a Track Editor. He is also Guest Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation Special Issue on Recent Advances in Metamaterials and Metasurfaces. He serves as co-chair of the IEEE Northern Canada Section (NCS) Joint AP-S/MTT-S Chapter, and is a member of the IEEE AP-S Education Committee. Dr. Iyer is a registered member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).

Current Group Members

Stuart Barth (MSc completed 2015, PhD candidate)

Stuart Barth
(MSc completed 2015, PhD candidate)

Braden Smyth (PhD candidate)

Braden Smyth
(PhD candidate)

Mitchell Semple (PhD candidate)

Mitchell Semple
(PhD candidate)

Christopher Barker (PhD candidate)

Christopher Barker
(PhD candidate)

Adam Maunder (Postdoctoral Fellow)

Adam Maunder
(Postdoctoral Fellow)

Brent Leier (PhD candidate)

Brent Leier
(PhD candidate)

Nabil Khalid (PhD candidate)

Nabil Khalid
(PhD candidate)

Samuel Clark (MSc candidate)

Samuel Clark
(MSc candidate)

Abbas Sheikh Ansari (PhD candidate)

Abbas Sheikh Ansari
(PhD candidate)

Group Alumni

Jacob Brown, MSc (Graduated 2020)

Jacob Brown, MSc
(Graduated 2020)
InSAR Analyst,
3v Geomatics

Sanghamitro Das, PhD (Graduated 2019)

Sanghamitro Das, PhD
(Graduated 2019)
Postdoctoral Fellow,
San Diego State University (USA)

Jesse Frohlich, MEng (Graduated 2019)

Jesse Frohlich, MEng
(Graduated 2019)
EMI/EMC Engineer,
General Dynamics (Calgary)

Elham Baladi, PhD (Graduated 2019)

Elham Baladi, PhD
(Graduated 2019)
Postdoctoral Fellow,
University of Toronto

David Sawyer, MSc (Graduated 2018)

David Sawyer, MSc
(Graduated 2018)
RF Specialist,
DVTest Inc.

Justin Pollock, PhD (Graduated 2016)

Justin Pollock, PhD
(Graduated 2016)
Senior Antenna Engineer,
KP Performance Inc.

Naveen Gnanamoorthi PDF (Completed 2015)

Naveen Gnanamoorthi, PDF
(Completed 2015)
Associate Professor,
Shiv Nadar University

Linh Nguyen, MSc (Graduated 2013)

Linh Nguyen, MSc
(Graduated 2013)
Dep. Head RF/Antenna Dept.,
Viettel (Vietnam)

Research Positions Available

Interested in joining our Group? We are growing fast and working on some of the most exciting research in the fields of electromagnetics and RF/microwave engineering today (check out our Research page for more details). I am always looking for talented graduate students at the PhD and Master’s levels, as well as experienced postdoctoral researchers, who have a passion for working on novel problems that straddle the boundaries between electrical engineering and physics, and applying the knowledge gained to meet the needs of industry and society.

Although I will not be able to accommodate all requests or guarantee admission, you are encouraged to apply to our graduate program and list Electromagnetics and Microwaves as your preferred discipline and Prof. Iyer as your preferred supervisor.

Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for scholarships and fellowships available through NSERC, Alberta Innovates, the University of Alberta, as well as other local, national, and international agencies (international students are also advised to seek out scholarships offered by their home countries).

Undergraduate students interested in an exciting summer-research project in our Group are encouraged to apply for an NSERC USRA.

Please contact me for further details.




U of A NSERC CFI Alberta Ministry of Advanced Education Infinite Electronics Inc. KP Performance Inc. Voltera Inc. Sinclair Technologies Inc. NovAtel Inc. Sensors and Software Inc.