Biography of Dr. Raafat Mansour
Raafat Mansour is a Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo and holds an NSERC/COM DEV Industrial Research Chair on Radio Frequencies (RF) Engineering. He is the founding Director of the Center for Integrated RF Engineering (CIRFE) at the University of Waterloo (www.cirfe.uwaterloo.ca). Prior to joining the University of Waterloo in 1999. Dr. Mansour was with COM DEV Cambridge, Ontario, over the period 1986-1999, where he progressed though various technical and management positions in COM DEV’s Corporate R&D Department.
Throughout his industrial and academic career, Dr. Mansour has been able to successfully apply theoretical solutions to practical problems to address issues of key interest to the RF and MEMS engineering communities. Dr. Mansour holds 29 US and Canadian patents to his credit (25 awarded and 4 pending). He has been a pioneer in employing emerging materials and technologies such as high temperature superconductor and micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) to build novel RF devices with unprecedented performance. Dr. Mansour has more than 200 publications. He is a co-author of a book (20-chapters) published by Wiley in July 2007. He has also contributed 4 chapters to other two books. He has received several Best Paper Awards and outstanding performance awards from both COM DEV and the University of Waterloo.
Dr. Mansour is a Fellow IEEE and a Fellow EIC. He currently leads a research team consisting of 25 Ph.D graduate students, post doctoral fellows and research engineers at the University of Waterloo.