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The MTT-S each year carefully selects a group of Distinguished Microwave Lecturers (DMLs) who are internationally recognized experts and technical leaders in their fields within the Society. The selection process for the DML Class of 2023-2025 will soon be underway. Please nominate suitable candidates.

The scope of the DML program is well known and has been very successful: we need excellent speakers on topics that are of interest to a broad audience. Please note that DML talk is expected to differ from a typical expert technical talk, in that it must be specifically designed for a broader audience. Moreover, it is recommended that the DML nomination be a balanced geographical representation of membership.

The DML candidates can be nominated by MTT-S Technical Committee (TC) Chairs, AdCom Members, Chapter Chairs or Self-Nomination. Several major changes have been made to the DML nomination process:

TC Chairs: It is expected that a significant number of nominations are made by TCs. In case of having multiple suitable candidates, TCs can now nominate (or endorse) more than one candidate applying for DML.

AdCom Members: MTT-S AdCom members can nominate DMLs directly to the DML selection committee. However, coordination with and endorsement by the relevant TCs is highly encouraged.

Chapter Chairs and Self-Nomination: The DML selection committee is also accepting nominations from MTT-S Chapter Chairs as well as self-nominations from individuals. Similarly, endorsement by a TC should be sought in advance to receive early feedback. It is important that you contact the relevant TC for endorsement well in advance of the deadline. You can find the list of areas along with the name and contact details of TC chairs here: https://www.mtt.org/technical-committee-listing/. Nominations without endorsement from TC may be eliminated without review.

As usual, relevant TCs will be contacted for initial evaluation of the candidates prior to evaluations by the DML selection committee. Furthermore, the finalists will be interviewed by the selection committee through WebEx. The proposed DML list will be approved at AdCom Summer meeting.

The required nomination package should include:

▪ Title and abstract of the talk.
▪ Biography/CV and affiliation of the candidate.
▪ Information on speaker’s communication/presentation skills.
▪ Representative set of 10 sample slides.
▪ A 10-minute sample video of the candidate’s presentation.

Please submit the online nomination form below by March 15, 2022. For more information/enquiries, please contact the DML Selection Committee Chair Professor Amir Mortazawi at amirm@eecs.umich.edu.