University of Calgary

Fadhel Ghannouchi

  • Professor

Currently Teaching

Professional Contributions and Achievements

Dr. Ghannouchi has made several important contributions as a scientist and demonstrated a strong leadership as a technical leader and made substantial contributions as an educator in training highly qualified personnel in the area of microwave and wireless engineering.

Summary of professional achievements:

  • 600 + referred publications  (150+ in IEEE Transactions and Journals)
  • 18 Patents (10 US  & 1 Canadian patents awarded and 7 patent applications)
  • 5 books  ( one in Press) and 4 book’s chapters
  • 45 PhD and 55 MSc graduated (most of them are  faculty or holding senior managerial or technical positions in the Industry)
  • 32 Postdoctoral Fellows supervised.
  • 3 University spun-off companies  founded (AmpliX Inc., ElectroMagneticWorks and Green Radio Technologies)
  • 15+ millions dollars awarded from government agencies to conduct R& D activities
  • 3+ millions dollars awarded by Industry to conduct R& D activities.

For a complete list of publications please visit


  • Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on  MTT, I&M and E&D and other scientific journals
  • Workshop  organizer in IEEE sponsored conferences and symposiums
  • Session Chair  in IEEE sponsored conferences and symposiums
  • Member of technical and/or organizing committees for IEEE sponsored conferences and symposiums
  • Member of IEEE-MTT Technical Committee (MTT-5)  “Microwave High Power Techniques”
  • Awarded a Japan Society for The  Promotion of Sciences  (JSPS) Research Fellowship  in 1998
  • Member of Canadian Microelectronic Corporation (CMC), Canada, since 1995
  • Awarded a  Senior Canada Research  Chair Award  ($1.4 Million) in Intelligent Green Radio Systems in 2012
  • Awarded a Senior Canada Research  Chair Award  ($1.4 Million) in Intelligent Radio Technology in 2005
  • Awarded a major R&D project ($ 4.5M) by Alberta Innovates Technology Futures strategic Chair program in 2011
  • Awarded a major R&D project ($5.5M) by the Governments of Alberta (iCORE) and Canada (Canada Research Chair) in 2005 to establish the Intelligent RF iRadio Laboratory at the University of Calgary.
  • Awarded a major industry oriented R&D  project ($3.5M) award by the Government of Quebec, Canada,  in 1994, (Synergy program) to establish the Ampli Laboratory at the Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal
  • Provide consulting services to several companies, which design and manufacture RF components and systems
  • Professional Engineer: Member of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Quebec since 1983.
  • Professional Engineer: Member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists, and Geophysicists (APEGGA) of Alberta, Canada, since 2005
  • Committee member and referee for FCAR, NSERC (Canada) grant applications
  • Member of College of Reviewers of Canada Research Chairs
  • Member of several advisory boards, award committees for the ICT sector in Europe and North America
  • Expert-Witness for Patent Infringement, Canada and US Courts 



Curriculum Vitae


  • 2010 - RSC Fellow - RSC
  • 2010 - Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering - Canadian Academy of Engineering
  • 2010 - Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) - IET
  • 2010 - Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada - Engineering Institute of Canada
  • 2009 - Alberta Ingenuity Fund Research Excellence Award - APPEGA
  • 2008 - IEEE -MTT Distinguished Microwave Lecturer -
  • 2007 - Fellow of The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) -
  • 2005 - Senior (Tier 1) Canada Research Chair in Intelligent RF Radio Technology -
  • 2005 - Professional Engineer - APEGGA -
  • 2005 - iCore Professorship -
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