Magdy Iskander
Magdy Iskander

Magdy F. Iskander, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa professor of electrical engineering and the director of the Hawaiʻi Center for Advanced Communications, received the 2013 Distinguished Educator Award from the Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). The award recognizes an individual “who must be a distinguished educator and who also has an outstanding record of research contributions, documented in archival journals.”

The award will be conferred at the annual awards banquet to be held June 2–7 in Seattle, WA.

This award is extremely selective with only the best educators in engineering worldwide being honored. “It is also particularly impressive that Professor Iskander also received the 2012 Chen-To-Tai Distinguished Educator Award from the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S) of IEEE. It is, therefore, almost a unanimous declaration by the electromagnetics community (dominant majority in AP-S and MTT-S) that Professor Iskander is a distinguished educator and researcher,” wrote Constantine Balanis, Regents’ Professor at Arizona State University.

At UH Mānoa, Iskander teaches in the electrical engineering department and conducts research in wireless communications and advanced radar technologies in the Hawaiʻi Center for Advanced Communications, where he established state-of-the art laboratory facilities including an indoor antenna range, microwave network analysis laboratory and wireless testbed, and an RF device fabrication and characterization facility.

Hawaiʻi Center for Advanced Communications

The Hawaiʻi Center for Advanced Communications has also been a partner in the National Science Foundation Industry/University Research Center in Telecommunications with four other universities including the Arizona State University, University of Arizona, Rensselaer Polytechnic University and the Ohio State University.

The center’s research focus is on using electromagnetic technologies and advanced signal processing techniques in the design and optimization of advanced multifunction wireless communication, physical cyber systems and innovative radar technologies.

—By Nicole Atienza