Millimeter-Wave Electronics Group
Queen's University at Kingston

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Group Leader

             Carlos Saavedra, Ph.D. (Cornell), B.Sc. (Virginia)

Curriculum Vitae

From 1998 to 2000 Prof. Saavedra was a Senior Engineer at Millitech Corporation, Northampton, Massachusetts, where he was lead designer for 38 GHz point- to-point broadband wireless transceivers.   In 2000 he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Queen's University at Kingston where he currently holds the rank of Full Professor.  He served as ECE Graduate Chair from 2007 to 2010.  While on Sabbatical leaves, he has held visiting appointments at the University of Navarra, San Sebastián, Spain, the Universidade Federal of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil and the University of Twente, Netherlands.

Prof. Saavedra is Co-PI of the "Platform for Advanced Design Leading to Manufacturing in Micro-Nano Technologies'', a multi-million dollar national infrastructure project (2015-2020) funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and Provincial Governments.  He is former Co-Chair of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Grant Evaluation Group for Electrical and Computer Engineering and he has served on grant review panels at the National Science Foundation (USA) and as external reviewer for the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research. He has served as Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques and as Guest Editor of the IEEE Microwave Magazine.

Awards and Recognitions
  • NSERC Discovery Accelerator (DAS) Award, 2011-2014
  • Co-Author/Supervisor, Best Student Paper, 2009 IEEE SiRF Conference
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Queen's Electrical Engineering: 2001, 2012, 2013

Group Members
  • Dr. Miguel Ruphuy, Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Aditya Singh, PhD candidate
  • Ian Goode, PhD candidate
  • Matt Brown, PhD candidate
  • Shabnam Andevari, PhD candidate
  • Lyda Herrera Sepulveda, PhD candidate (visiting)
  • Hayden Banting, MASc candidate
  • Isabella Lavrisa, BASc candidate


Visiting faculty and Postdoctoral Fellows (PDFs)
  • Dr. Arcesio Arbelaez, PDF
  • Dr. Xiao Yang, PDF
  • Dr. A. Corona, Visiting Faculty
  • Dr. Emmanuel Torres, PDF
  • Dr. Ahmed El-Gabaly, PDF
  • Dr. L. C. Moreira, PDF
  • Arthur Torres Costa*, PhD   
  • Sean Whitehall, PhD
  • Hao Li, PhD
  • Mahdi Mohsenpour, PhD
  • A. Arbelaez*, PhD
  • F. Baumgratz*, PhD
  • Ahmed El-Gabaly, PhD
  • Jiangtao Xu*, PhD
  • F. Perez*, PhD
  • Brad Jackson, PhD
  • Denis Zheng, PhD
    [*] co-supervised
  • John McRae, M.A.Sc.
  • Glad Dragos, M.Eng.
  • Lin Wang, M.Eng.
  • Eric Merkley, M.Eng.
  • Mina Wahib*, M.A.Sc.
  • Zhejian Zhao, M.Eng.
  • Jeet Mondal, M.A.Sc.
  • Fan Jiang, M.A.Sc.
  • Wen Li, M.Eng.
  • David Stewart, M.A.Sc. 
  • Shan He, M.A.Sc.
  • Min Wang, M.A.Sc.
  • Justin Chan*, M.Eng.
  • Stanley Ho, M.A.Sc.
  • A. M. El-Gabaly, M.A.Sc.
  • Francesco Mazzilli*, M.Sc. 
  • M. Rukanuzzaman*, M.Sc.
  • Gideon Yong, M.A.Sc.
  • Mariusz Jarosz, M.Sc.
  • Mridula Das, M.Eng.
  • Wei Yang, M.Eng.
  • T. Karamat*, M.Eng.
  • Brad Jackson, M.A.Sc.
  • Yang Zhang, M.A.Sc.
  • Denis Zheng, M.A.Sc.

  • Ian Goode
  • Matt Brown
  • Humberto Paz
  • Sarah Burton
  • Ryan Veenkamp
  • Nabil Akel
  • Antonio Sanchez
  • Pablo Neiman
  • Joe Fraresso
  • Jonathan Sewter
  • Jorge León

Recent Capstone Project Supervisees
  • Daniel Balicki, Ben Merriam and Christopher Pegrum
  • Elisha Martis, Rachel Smith, Denis Grajo and Stephen Obadinma
  • Alexander Spafford, Alec Glover, Michael Briggs, Michael Dowling
  • Andrew Dunsmoor, Clinton Lau, Mitchell Peterson
  • Justin Chow, Jeremie Jollivet, Riley Kirkpatrick, Jeremy Roy
  • Matt Hahn, Kevin Huang, Patrick Dang-Ho, Ash Niazi
  • Peter Davidge, Luke Durst, Mark Mitchell