1. *2020-03-22 Update: Due to the Covid-19 situation, it has been decided that the course will not be held as scheduled. More details to come later.* The Second Edition of the European School of Antenna (ESoA) Course on “Characteristic Modes: Theory and Applications” will be held in Prague, Czech Republic during 18-22 May 2020. The course is jointly organized by Czech Technical University in Prague, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Leibniz Universität Hannover and Lund University. The course website with detailed information is available here. The course pamphlet is found here. The first version of this course, held in Valencia, Spain, received a good review by the ESoA Board, but we will strive to do even better this time!
2. Oral Session “B19 Theory and Applications of Characteristic Modes” at the 2020 URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium (GASS) in Rome, Italy, 29 August – 5 September 2020 (Conveners: Deb Chatterjee and Ahmed M. Hassan).
3. Special Session on “Extending the Boundaries of Characteristic Mode Design and Analysis” at the 2020 IEEE AP-S Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and CNC/USNC-URSI Joint Meeting in Montréal, Canada, 5-10 July 2020 (Conveners: Qi Wu and Ahmed M. Hassan).
2019-05-15 We are proud to receive the news that our SIG member Associate Prof. Eva Antonino-Daviu of Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) has been awarded the prestigious 2019 IEEE AP-S Lot Shafai Mid-Career Award for her accomplishments on Characteristic Modes. The citation is: “For her contribution to the systematic design of antenna systems for practical applications using characteristic modes and promoting access of women to engineering.” Eva has made tremendous contributions to our SIG from the very beginning and we trust that the momentum generated by our joint efforts has led to many more people realizing the importance of the area. Bravo, Eva!
Free Software and Demo Videos:
Lund University has released a free software for characteristic mode analysis as well as video demos of commercial software’s CM feature. More info can be assessed in the Software page.