August 2013 E-Newsletter

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From the Editor

I am very happy to introduce the new editor of the IEEE MTT-S eNewsletter, Dr. Bhaskar Banerjee.

Dr. Banerjee is currently a Principal Scientist at Broadcom Corporation working on high speed communication ICs. In addition, he also leads  a research team of PhD students with focus on RF and analog integrated circuits and system design using Silicon CMOS and Silicon Germanium BiCMOS technologies. He has expertise in design, physical layout, and measurements of integrated circuits (ICs) for wireless communication and sensing applications at 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, 60 GHz, 77 GHz, and 180-300 GHz frequency bands.

He has also been a very active  IEEE MTT-Society volunteer, serving as part of the MTT-S Education committee and also as an area editor for, the MTT-S website.

-  Mike Golio, Interim eNewsletter Editor

Table of Contents for recent MTT publications

2013 IEEE international Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics (MWP)


Microwave Photonics is an inter-disciplinary field of study that concerns the interactions between microwave and optical waves for the generation, processing, control and distribution of microwave, millimeter-wave and THz-frequency signals. Microwave photonics serves as an enabling technology in a wide variety of applications such as signal generation and distribution, high-speed wireless communication networks, radar systems, sensors, and modern instrumentation. The 2013 International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics (MWP 2013) will provide a forum for the presentation of new advances in this multi-disciplinary research area, ranging from novel devices to system field trials.


  • 28-31 October, Hotel Monaco, Alexandria, Virginia
  • Important dates:
  • 27 September: Deadline for registration at "in advance" rates
  • 3 October: Deadline for hotel reservations at the special conference rate (Hotel Monaco)
  • 28-31 October: Conference, on-site registration and check-in for conference

For more information and conference registration, please visit:

MTT-S election for Adcom member

Please vote NOW for the candidate of your choice from the three nominees who are running for election this year.  Biographical sketches, candidate statements and photographs of each of the candidates are posted on the voting website.  You may also write-in an alternative nominee, but, if you do so, please be sure that the individual you select is a member of the IEEE and the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society.  The person receiving the largest number of votes will be elected to a three-year term on the MTT-S AdCom.

To vote, you will need your IEEE Account username/password to access the ballot and cast your vote.  It is recommended that you test your account access at to avoid any potential problems with accessing your ballot.  If you do not recall your IEEE Account information, you may go to: to recover.  You may also email '; document.write( '' ); document.write( addy_text56629 ); document.write( '<\/a>' ); //--> or call +1 800 678 4333 (USA/Canada) or +1 732 981 0060 (Worldwide).

Use the URL below to access the ballot and cast your vote now.  Please make sure that your pop up blocker is off.

Please vote for ONLY ONE candidate.  Voting must be completed no later than 29 August 2013.

If you have any questions about the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society voting process, please contact or +1 732 562 3904.

IEEE Launches New Mentoring Program

The IEEE Mentoring Connection is now the IEEE MentorCentre. Mentoring at IEEE now has a new name, new on-line platform and commitment to providing a valuable resource to IEEE members seeking a professional mentoring partnership.

What you will find with IEEE MentorCentre:

·        The ability to connect with mentors based on specialized areas of practice, experience, IEEE societal affiliation and more;

·        Opportunities to give back to the profession by registering as a mentor;

·        Additional fields to narrow down the preferred profile of the mentor, and;

·        Improved mentor controls allowing them to control how they are viewed in the system.

Participation in the program is voluntary and open to all IEEE members above the grade of Student Member. For more information on the program, go to

IEEE Congratulates 224 New Senior Members

The Admission & Advancement Review Panel (A&A) meeting, held on 29 June 2013 in San Diego, California, USA, welcomed 224 new Senior Members. To view the list of members elevated to Senior Member status, visit the Newly Elevated Senior Members page.

Apply for Senior Member grade

There are many benefits to being a Senior Member. "Significant performance" need not be consecutive years and Life Members are encouraged to apply:

You can check the status of your application close of business (COB) every Friday. There is no additional fee to apply.

A Little Humor?
  • There are 10 types of people in this world. Those that know binary, and those that don’t.
  • When I heard that oxygen and magnesium hooked up I was like OMg.
  • The barman says: “We don’t serve faster-than-light particles here.” A tachyon enters a bar.
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