Christophe Caloz

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Christophe Caloz
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Born (1969-05-08) 8 May 1969 (age 45)
Sierre, Valais, Switzerland
Citizenship Switzerland, France, Canada
Fields Electrical Engineering, Physics
Institutions École Polytechnique de Montréal
Alma mater
Known for
Notable awards
  • UCLA Chancellor's Award for Postdoctoral Research (2004)
  • IEEE MTT-S Outstanding Young Engineer Award (2007)
  • IEEE Fellowship (2010)
  • E.W.R. Steacie Fellowship (2013)
  • Urgel-Archambault Award (2013)

Christophe Caloz (born May 8, 1969, Sierre, Switzerland) is a researcher and professor of electrical engineering at the École Polytechnique de Montréal. He graduated from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he received a Diploma of electrical engineering in telecommunications in 1995 and a Ph.D in electromagnetics (photonic crystals) in 2000. From 2001 to 2004, he was a Postdoctoral Research Engineer at the Microwave Electronics Laboratory of University of California at Los Angeles, before joining the École Polytechnique de Montréal as the Canada Research Chair in radio-frequency metamaterials.


Caloz has done pioneering contributions to the field of electromagnetic metamaterials[1] and smart antennas[2] over the past decade.[3][4] His most recent advances in these areas include magnetless non-reciprocal metamaterials[5] and electronically steered leaky-wave antennas for enhanced Wifi MIMO systems. In the past few years, he discovered giant Faraday rotation in graphene[6] and subsequently demonstrated novel microwave and terahertz devices. Moreover, he introduced the paradigm of Radio Analog Signal Processing (R-ASP),[7] based novel dispersive delay structures that he called "phasers", which bear great promise to next-generation wireless communication systems.


Caloz has authored and co-authored over 500 technical conference, letter and journal papers, 12 books and book chapters, and he holds several patents. His work has generated over 10,000 citations.

Professional activities[edit]

Caloz is 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) and an MTT-S representative at the IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC).

Honours and awards[edit]

Caloz received several 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, and many best paper awards with his students. He has been an IEEE Fellow since 2010.


  1. ^ Caloz, Christophe; Itoh, Tatsuo (2006). Electromagnetic Metamaterials, Transmission Line Theory and Microwave Applications. Wiley and IEEE Press. p. 376. ISBN 978-0-471-66985-2. Archived from the original on March 16, 2012. 
  2. ^ Caloz, Christophe; Jackson, David R.; Itoh, Tatsuo (2011). "Chapter 9: Leaky-wave Antennas". In Frank B., Gross. Frontiers in Antennas: Next Generation Design and Engineering. McGraw Hill. 
  3. ^ Engheta, Nader; Ziolkowski, Richard W., eds. (2006). Electromagnetic Metamaterials: Physics and Engineering Aspects. Wiley - IEEE Press. 
  4. ^ Capolino, Filippo, ed. (October 27, 2009). Metamaterials Handbook: Phenomena, Theory, and Applications. CRC. p. 1736. Archived from the original on October 14, 2012. 
  5. ^ Kodera, Toshiro; Sounas, Dimitrios L.; Caloz, Christophe (July 2011). "Artificial Faraday rotation using a ring metamaterial structure without static magnetic field". Appl. Phys. Lett. 99 (3): 031114:1–3. doi:10.1063/1.3615688. 
  6. ^ Sounas, Dimitrios L.; Caloz, Christophe (Jan 2011). "Electromagnetic non-reciprocity and gyrotropy of graphene". Appl. Phys. Lett. 98 (2): 021911:1–3. doi:10.1063/1.3543633. 
  7. ^ Caloz, Christophe; Gupta, Shulabh; Zhang, Qingfeng; Nikfal, Babak (Sept. 2013). "Analog signal processing". IEEE Microwave Mag. 14 (6): 97-103.

External links[edit]

  • Caloz Research Group [1]