Samir F. Mahmoud (S’69–M’73–SM’83) received the Electronic Engineering degree from Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt, in 1964, and the M.Sc and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada in 1970 and 1973, respectively. During the 1973–1974 academic year, he was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), Boulder, CO. He spent two sabbatical years (1980–1982) between Queen Mary College, London, U.K., and British Aerospace, Stevenage, U.K., where he was involved in research on design of feeds for satellite antennas. From 1964 to 1995, he was with the Electronic Engineering Department, Cairo University, where since 1985, he had been a Professor. He is currently a Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Kuwait University, Kuwait. His research activities have been in the areas of geophysical applications of electromagnetic waves, communication in mine tunnels, satellite antennas, microwave components, and microwave interaction with chiral materials. He authored Electromagnetic Waveguides: Theory and Applications (IEE Electromag. Ser.) (London, U.K.: IEEE Press, 1991).