Christophe Caloz

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Christophe Caloz
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Born (1969-05-08) 8 May 1969 (age 47)
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)
  • Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher (2014)

Christophe Caloz (born May 8, 1969, Sierre, Switzerland) is a researcher and professor of electrical engineering and physics at 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, 13 books and book chapters (including the first textbook on metamaterials), and he holds several patents. His work has generated over 13,000 citations.

Professional activities[edit]

Caloz is a Distinguished Lecturer and AdCom Member of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S) Member of the IEEE 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).

Honors 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. He is also in Thomson Reuters' list of Highly Cited Researchers [1], which is composed of the 3,200 most influential scientists of the world in all disciplines.


  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 Press. 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 [2]