Carlos Saavedra

Professor and Department Head

  • Department Head, Electrical and Computer Engineering, July 1, 2020-present
  • Professor, Queen's University, 2013-present
  • Graduate Chair, ECE, Queen's University, 2007-2010
  • Associate Professor, Queen's University, 2006-2013
  • Assistant Professor, Queen's University, 2000-2006
  • Senior Engineer, Millitech Corporation, USA, 1998-2000

Prof. Carlos Saavedra received the B.Sc. degree from the University of Virginia in 1993 and the Ph.D. degree from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, in 1998.  From 1998 to 2000 he was a Senior Engineer at Millitech Corporation, Northampton, Massachusetts, where he was lead designer for 38 GHz point-to-point broadband wireless transceivers.   In 2000 he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Queen's University at Kingston where he currently holds the rank of Full Professor.  He served as ECE Graduate Chair from 2007 to 2010.  While on Sabbatical leaves, he has held visiting appointments at the University of Navarra, Spain, the Universidade Federal of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, and the University of Twente, Holland.

He is Co-PI of the "Platform for Advanced Design Leading to Manufacturing in Micro-Nano Technologies'', a multi-million dollar national infrastructure project (2015-2020) funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and Provincial Governments.  He is former Co-Chair of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Grant Evaluation Group for Electrical and Computer Engineering and he has served on grant review panels at the National Science Foundation (USA) and as external reviewer for the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research.  He is a prior recipient of an NSERC Discovery Accelerator Award, he co-authored/supervised the Best Student Paper at the 2009 IEEE SiRF Conference and he is a three-time recipient of the ECE undergraduate teaching award.  He is a former Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Guest Editor of the IEEE Microwave Magazine, Chair of the IEEE MTT-S Technical Coordinating Committee on Signal Generation and Frequency Conversion, Chair of the IEEE AP/MTT Kingston Joint Chapter, Vice-Chair of the IEEE Kingston Section, Steering Committee Member of the IEEE International Microwave Symposium (Montreal), Technical Program Committee Member of: the IEEE IMS, IEEE RFIC Symposium, IEEE NEWCAS Conference, Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference, IEEE LAMC and TPC Track Chair for IEEE IMaRC.

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