The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Dalhousie University, has several research groups. This page belongs to one of these research groups: RF/Microwave and Wireless Laboratory, oriented towards research in wireless technology.

Prior to March 31, 1997, the current Faculty of Engineering was known as the Technical University of Nova Scotia, TUNS. On April 1, 1997, it merged with Dalhousie University, both located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, becoming one larger institution.

The laboratory is currently under the supervision of Dr. Zhizhang (David) Chen, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Objective and overview

The general objectives of this research group is

(1) to design innovative RF/microwave circuits/systems and antennas for wireless communication, network sensing and energy transfer applications and
(2) to research and investigate new electromagnetic phenomena and to develop novel electromagnetic materials, applications and modeling techniques (including those at RF, microwave, and optical frequencies)

More specifically, we are interested in projects and topics related to novel electromagnetic or optical materials/structures, analysis of digital and high-frequency signal integrity, and design of intelligent RF/microwave radio systems, smart antennas, ultra-wide-band technology, high-frequency electronics and wireless power transfer and harveting technology.

We are looking for people who are motivated and have strong backgrounds in electrical, electronics, physics, computer, mathematics, computational science and programing to join us. At the moment, we has several active research projects supported by the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada and the corporate sector. Although fundamental research is still part of our research activities (as it renders us with long-term vitality), we are actively seeking more and larger contract research projects from industry in the coming years. These opportunities will allow us to continually contribute to the knowledge base and to aid to the healthy development of our economy and technology.