The November issue of the IEEE Microwave Magazine is out. And Happy 70th birthday to the MTT society! In our issue we have ten columns dedicated to different aspects of the MTT-S over the past 70 years. And that’s in addition to our regular features and columns.
The features in this issue are from the magnetics technical committee. You can learn about circuit models of magnetic devices, tunable thin film magnetics for filters and systems, and an irresistible look at non-reciprocal metamaterials. For the real low down on these features check out the Guest Editor’s Desk column. And to really understand the issue check out the Editor’s Desk column. I’ll discuss the 70th celebration columns later. Our President’s Column takes on legacy. Something begun in 1952 now has over 10,000 fascinating members. Young and old but all interesting. We have lost too many in the last two years, let’s welcome and encourage all our younger members into this fascinating and fun area of work. Our Society News column reviews a “Getting to know our publications” event at IMS2022. Our Women in Microwaves column focuses on IMS2023 in San Diego and moving an imbalance towards a balance. Don’t miss it.
Our thought provoking columns start with MicroBusiness. And what Peanut Butter Milk stout has to do with changes in our profession. Our Educator’s Corner takes on a favorite topic of microwave engineers – impedance matching with transmission lines. And our Enigmas, etc. looks into the RF to DC conversion efficiency of our single diode rectifier.
Now for our 70th celebration. Here we have ten short columns celebrating the history and activities of the MTT society. We have columns on how our Awards committee works and what awards are given, how our Education committee supports scholarships and fellowships as well as novel items such as “RF Trainer Kits”, how our Inter-Society committee expands and adapts the MTT-S to an ever changing world, and how our Future Directions committee also helps members. There are also columns on the more familiar Administrative committee (ADCOM), Publications as well as Meeting and Symposia committees. Have a look through these columns as you may be surprised by all the ways the MTT-S is working for its members. Two of the more detailed sections are the columns from the Historian and the set of columns on various technical committees. There is a lot to enjoy in this issue.
And don’t forget to check out our Conference Calendar.
Summary by Alfy Riddle, PhD, Quanergy Systems, Inc.