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IEEE Student Branch of Polytechnique Montréal is affiliated with the IEEE and is located in the Polytechnique Montreal University. The branch aims to create an educative atmosphere for the students through organizing professional, technical, and social events. In , students develop their leadership skills, boost their industrial and academic network, and benefit from the IEEE membership privileges.

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Ke Wu


Dr. Ke Wu is a professor at the University of Montreal, and Tier-I in Radio Frequency (RF) and Millimetre-Wave Engineering. He is the director of the Poly-Grames Research Center, and the Founding Director of a Canadian university-industry consortium called Facility for Advanced Millimetre-wave Engineering (FAME) and the Center for Radiofrequency Electronics Research of Quebec (or Centre de recherche en électronique radiofréquence (CREER) – a strategic alliance of ). He also holds the first Cheung Kong endowed chair professorship (visiting) at the Southeast University and the first Sir Yue-Kong Pao chair professorship (visiting) at the Ningbo University; China .

Thomas Micallef


Thomas Micallef was born in Avignon, France, in 1999. He received the engineering diploma from the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble, Grenoble, France and a Master in Business Management and Administration at the Institute of Business Administration of Grenoble, Grenoble, France in 2022. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree at Montreal Polytechnic, Poly-Grames Research Center, Montreal, QC, Canada. His current research interests include energy harvesting, multifunctional radar architectures and multi band radar. He served as the Public Relation Officer of the IEEE Student Branch of Montreal Polytechnic from 2022 to 2023. He is now the Chair of the IEEE Student Branch of Montreal Polytechnic since 2023.

Ali Ghadimi


Ali Ghadimi was born in 1993, he is a dedicated researcher in the field of electrical engineering, specializing in antennas, metamaterials, and applied electromagnetic. After completing his undergraduate studies in electrical engineering, he further honed his expertise at the prestigious Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran, where he earned his master’s degree in telecommunication engineering in 2019. Currently, Ali is pursuing his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering at Polytechnique Montreal University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Under the guidance of distinguished researchers and professors, he continues to delve into complex challenges in his field, seeking innovative solutions and breakthroughs. His research projects involve the development of advanced reflectarray and transmitarray antennas utilizing metamaterial concepts to enhance performance and exploring the applications of electromagnetic principles in various real-world scenarios. Ali is doing teamwork, and enjoying academic and non-academic collaboration activities, and event planning. He also does sports like swimming, running, playing volleyball and tennis.

Qingtao Chen

Workshop Coordinator and Marketing Manager

I am Qingtao Chen, a Ph.D. candidate at Poly-Grames Research Center, Polytechnique Montréal, Université de Montréal. My research interests include photonic devices based on femtosecond laser processing technology, integrated multi-application antennas, antenna arrays, and high-performance photodetectors. Currently, I am a volunteer for the IEEE student branch at Polytechnique Montréal as a coordinator. In our branch, I will coordinate to organize various activities to share different cultures and workshops to present different scientific viewpoints and perspectives. In my spare time, I enjoy playing badminton, tennis, and ping-pong with my friends. Welcome to join us if you are interested in those activities.

Elham Atlassi

Posterdesigner and Videomaker

I am a Ph.D. student in biomedical engineering at the Polytechnique University of Montreal. My current field of research is biophysics, single-molecule tracking. Also, I am interested in image processing, machine learning, and pattern recognition. I love reading science-fiction books. Being an adult doesn’t mean I stopped watching Disney movies and cartoons and I enjoy swimming and running as exercise.

Ali Keevan

Webdesigner and Public Relation Officer

My name is Seyed Ali Keivaan. I am currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering at the École Polytechnique de Montréal. In 2020, I joined the Poly-Grames Research Center as a Research Assistant. My current research interests include multiport interferometric structures, millimeter-wave and terahertz multifunction wireless systems, and reconfigurable front-end architectures. I was also a recipient of some international awards, including the Initiative Award of the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS-2022), Denver, CO, USA, and the Student Grant of European Microwave Week, Milan, Italy, in 2022. Besides my academic journey, I enjoy spending time with my friends, playing volleyball, and doing gym workouts.


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