Group Leader

Christophe Caloz

Christophe Caloz received the Diplôme d'Ingénieur en Électricité and the Ph.D. degree from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, in 1995 and 2000, respectively. From 2001 to 2004, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Microwave Electronics Laboratory, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). In 2004, he joined Polytechnique Montréal, where he was a Professor (Assistant 2004, Associate 2006, Full 2010) and the holder of a Canada Research Chair (Tier-II 2005-2015 and Tier-I 2015-2019) in Metamaterials until 2020. In 2020, he joined KU Leuven as a BOFZAP Research Professor and as the head of the META Research Group.

 Dr. Caloz has authored and co-authored over 800 technical conference, letter and journal papers, 17 books and book chapters, and he holds a dozen of patents. His works have generated over 40,000 citations, and he is a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher. He received a number of awards, including the UCLA Chancellor’s Award for Post-doctoral Research in 2004, the MTT-S Outstanding Young Engineer Award in 2007, the E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship in 2013, the Prix Urgel-Archambault in 2013, the Killam Fellowship in 2016, and many best paper awards with his students at international conferences. He has been Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) since 2010, a Distinguished Lecturer of the Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S) from 2014 to 2016, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) since 2016, and a Fellow of Optical (formerly Optical Society of America - OSA) since 2019. 

He was an Associate Editor of the Transactions on Antennas and Propagation of AP-S in from 2015 to 2017 and an elected as a member of the Administrative Committee of AP-S from 2014 to 2016. From May 2014 to November 2015. he was a Distinguished Adjunct Professor at King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Saudi Arabia, He previously was a Member of the Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) Technical Committees MTT-15 (Microwave Field Theory) and MTT-25 (RF Nanotechnology), a Speaker of the MTT-15 Speaker Bureau, the Chair of the Commission D (Electronics and Photonics) of the Canadian Union de Radio Science Internationale (URSI), an MTT-S representative at the IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC), and the instigator of the URSI XXIInd General Assembly and Scientific Symposium (GASS) (Montréal, 2017). In 2009, he co-founded the company ScisWave (now Tembo Networks). He has also been a scientific advisor of several RF and optical companies. His research interests include all fields of theoretical, computational and technological electromagnetics, with strong emphasis on emergent and multidisciplinary topics, such as metamaterials and metasurfaces, quantum and nano electromagnetics, space-time electrodynamics, photophononics, exotic antenna systems and real-time radio/photonic processing.

Ph.D. Students

Zoé-Lise Deck-Léger

Oscar V. Céspedes

Amir Bahrami

Furkan Ok

Zhiyu Li

Xiaolu Yang

Maël Demarets

Klaas De Kinder

Postdoctoral Fellow

Amar Al-Bassam

Guillaume Lavigne

M.Sc. Students

Artuur Stevens

Yury Holubeu

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