Prof. Kouki Ammar
Ammar B. Kouki (S’88–M’92–SM’01) received the B.S. (with honors) and M.S. degrees in engineering science from the Pennsylvania State University, in 1985 and 1987, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1991 specializing in computational electromagnetics. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal between 1991 and 1993. In 1994 he co-founded EMWorks, a company that specializes in electromagnetic simulation, and in 1997 he co-founded AmpliX Inc, a company that developed and marketed analog linearizers for power amplifiers used in satellite communications. He joined Ecole de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) in 1998 where he is currently a Full Professor of Electrical Engineering and the founding director of the LTCC@ETS Laboratory. His research interests are in the areas of active and passive microwave and mm-wave devices and circuits, intelligent and efficient RF front-ends, 3D circuits in LTCC, applied and computational electromagnetics and antennas, and radio-wave propagation modeling.
Simulation-driven Product Development: An Electrical Engineering Perspective
As the computational power at the disposal of product design engineers continues to increase and as the power and precision of engineering simulation software continues to grow, a shift towards simulation-driven product development is slowly taking hold in industry. This trend is par of emerging ecosystems that integrate Simulation with 3D CAD, PLM, CAM and 3D printing. This talk will highlight these trends, with focus on practices in electrical engineering, and will explore some of the challenges and opportunities going forward.