2016 President of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S)
Polytechnique Montréal (University of Montréal), Québec, Canada
As the 2016 IEEE MTT-S president, and on behalf of the MTT-S AdCom, I warmly welcome you to the first edition of our rejuvenated MTT-S Newsletters. This newsletter is the global resource for RF, wireless and microwave students, researchers, educators, engineers, practitioners, and entrepreneurs in the field of MHz-through-THz (MTT). First of all, I would like to extend my congratulations to Daniel Pasquet and his Newsletters Work Group on their great work. Here, you will find a wealth of information about MTT-S and the services, publications, conferences, events, opportunities and awards it offers to our members and community.
Spanning over sixty-four years, our Society has a long and rich history of scientific breakthroughs, technical innovations, engineering excellence, and professional development. Well-organized operations and fruitful strategic development, accompanied by a strong volunteer base, have led the MTT-S to reach the apex of our field. MTT-S is the world’s largest, most vibrant professional and international organization in the field of RF, microwave, millimeter-wave and terahertz sciences and engineering. For me, MTT-S also means “Megahertz through Terahertz Success.” As one of IEEE’s premier and oldest Societies, the MTT-S enjoys unique status in the hardware-oriented professional community that extends over the entire 10 regions of the IEEE. With more than 11,000 members, 152 joint or professional chapters, and 40 student branch chapters, MTT-S activities can be found globally.
Thanks to our member researchers, engineers and companies, the MTT-S professional footprint can be found in almost everyone’s life, from smart phones to global positioning systems (GPS) and much more. As you read through this edition of Newsletters and its contents and links, you will understand why you should be part of a proud community.
There is indeed much to do and to be achieved. We can accomplish a thousand times more by building relationships, working together, and finding ways for every MTT-S volunteer and member to participate in our shared vision. To our current members, I would like to thank you for being part of the MTT-S family. If you are not a member yet, I invite you to join us and I promise you will benefit from being a MTT-S member.
I hope that you will enjoy the MTT-S Newsletters. Please don’t hesitate to contact me by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Daniel Pasquet (email@example.com) if you have any suggestions and ideas for building and improving the publication as well as our Society as a whole. I am looking forward to your active participation in our efforts to make a difference to our shared future.
Thank you for your interest in MTT-S!