DTMES 2022 - Presentation

Knowledge Dissemination, Wealth Sharing, and Ways to Promote Equality
Weng C. Chew, Purdue University
A. J. Poddar and A. M. Apte, Synergy Microwave Corporation

Abstract - In this presentation, we will discuss how technology development and trade have helped to equalize wealth around the world. The most notable of these are the industrialization of the Nordic countries, and Japan. Most recently, this has led to the industrialization of China, and close on the heel, the development of India. China claims that over 700 million people have been lifted out of poverty, which is more than the population of South America. We hope that this rapid growth in economic development will spread to Africa as well as South America. We live in a world that grows more than enough food to feed us, ability to manufacture more goods than ever. With tremendous improvement in communication technologies, knowledge can be disseminated rapidly through Internet, and wealth can be shared through our new transportation capabilities. Traditionally, war was necessary due to the innate instinct of humans to hog and raid for natural resources. With abundance supply of food and goods, and our ability to transport them, such conflicts can be avoided. Also, one of our greatest God's gifts is our human brain. With proper education, one can acquire knowledge with our brains, and use the knowledge to elevate our standards of living by producing goods that can be traded for food. This is vindicated by countries which are strapped for natural resource, such as the Nordic countries and Japan where they trade high-tech goods for food now. Moreover, brain work is gender and race neutral creating opportunity for women and men of different races and to work together. The IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society has established a Committee for Promoting Equality (COPE) to fulfil our goals. We plan on a three-prong approach to remedy inequality problems globally. First, we will establish a network of IEEE Chapters to help with knowledge dissemination. Second, we will participate in the IEEE Smart Village Initiative to help with knowledge transfer through the transfer of knowhows that will help the developing world. Third, we will emphasize and promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education, around the world. Lastly, we need to be a good steward of the planet Earth to live symbiotically with our environment. We will discuss these ideas in more details in the presentation.

Weng C. Chew received all his degrees from MIT. His research interests are in wave physics, specializing in fast algorithms for multiple scattering imaging and computational electromagnetics in the last 30 years. His recent research interest is in combining quantum theory with electromagnetics, and differential geometry with computational electromagnetics. After MIT, he joined Schlumberger-Doll Research in 1981. In 1985, he joined U Illinois Urbana-Champaign, was then the director of the Electromagnetics Lab from 1995-2007. During 2000-2005, he was the Founder Professor, 2005-2009 the YT Lo Chair Professor, and 2013-2017 the Fisher Distinguished Professor. During 2007-2011, he was the Dean of Engineering at The University of Hong Kong. He joined Purdue U in August 2017 as a Distinguished Professor. He has co-authored three books, many lecture notes, over 450 journal papers, and over 600 conference papers. He is a fellow of various societies, and an ISI highly cited author. In 2000, he received the IEEE Graduate Teaching Award, in 2008, he received the IEEE AP-S CT Tai Distinguished Educator Award, in 2013, elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and in 2015 received the ACES Computational Electromagnetics Award. He received the 2017 IEEE Electromagnetics Award. In 2018, he served as the IEEE AP-S President. He is a distinguished visiting professor at Tsinghua U, China, Hong Kong U, and National Taiwan U.

Ajay Poddar graduated in Electronics & Communication Engineering from NIT-C (National Institute of Technology Calicut), India; M. Tech (Master of Technology) from IIT-D (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi) India; Doctorate (Dr.-Ing.) from TUB (Technical University Berlin), Germany; Post Doctorate (Dr.-Ing. habil) from BTU (Brandenburg Technical University) Cottbus, Germany. He has received over dozen awards for scientific and technological innovations and meritorious services; holds over two dozen patents in his credit for scientific inventions, published over 300 scientific papers in journals and international conferences, and co-authored 3 technical books. From 1991-2001 he has worked as Senior Scientist and Program Manager in DRDO, Govt. of India. From 2001, he has been working as a Chief Scientist at Synergy Microwave Corp, New Jersey, USA, responsible for design and development of signal generation and signal processing electronics for industry, medical and space applications. From 1991 until 2001 his research work was in the field of RADAR, Guidance Systems, microwave/millimeter wave electronic sensors, optoelectronics and microelectromechanical systems for various applications that include medical, space, and humanitarian projects. His current research interests include: Opto-Electronic based signal generation and signal processing modules, microelectromechanical switching devices, metamaterial electronics and Sensors. Dr. Poddar is also serving as a visiting professors at Oradea University Romania; Indian Institute of Technology Jammu, India; and Guest Lecturer at Technical University Munich, Germany. Dr. Poddar is serving the advisory board of MIT School of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Pune, India; and of Don Bosco Institute of Tech, Mumbai, India. Dr. Poddar has served on the Technical Program Review Committee for many IEEE-sponsored conferences for multiple years as well as serving on the Steering Committee for several Technical conferences globally organized in past 25 years. Dr. Poddar is a proactive IEEE volunteer, served as a Chair of many committees including Chair of IEEE SIGHT Award & Recognition sub-communities, Co-Chair of MTT-S SIGHT, Chair of AP-S SIGHT, and Chair of AP-S CAC, and Chair of IEEE HAC Inter-Society Working Group. Dr. Poddar is currently serving as a committee member of TC MTT-22, MTT-S MGA, MTT-S R1 Coordinator, MTT-S AdCom Member (2019-2021), AP-S AdCom member (2018-2020), AP-S DL (Distinguish Lecturer) Program, and AP-S NDC New Direction Committee), SIGHT Steering Committee (SSC) and the Ad-Hoc Strategic Partnerships Committee Chair (2019-2020), and IEEE North Jersey Section Chair. In addition to this Dr. Poddar served the adviser for several award-winning papers in IEEE sponsored student paper and student design competitions, and organizer of several Student Design Contest and technical workshops. He is the recipient of 2009 IEEE Region 1 Award for "Outstanding Leadership and Contributions in the Research, Design and Development of Microwave Systems"; recipient 2015 IEEE Region 1 Award for "Outstanding Scientific Contributions, Leadership and Service, 2015 IEEE IFCS W.G. Cady Award in recognition of his outstanding scientific contributions on host of frequency generating and frequency controlled electronics and timing devices for industrial, medical, and space applications, and prestigious 2018 IEEE MGA Innovation Award for his dedicated volunteering service to members, chapters and humanitarian projects. He has been involved in volunteering services helping the underprivileged and underserved community for more than 30 years.

Anisha Apte graduated in Instrumentation and Control Engineering from The University of Pune, College of Engineering Pravaranagar, India; MSEE (Master of Electrical Engineering) from NJIT (New Jersey Institute of Technology NJ, USA; and Doctorate (Dr.-Ing.) from BTU (Brandenburg Technical University) Cottbus, Germany. Previously, she worked at Hindustan Instruments, Pune in 1993 and then as a Production and Testing Engineer at Ultraline Instruments from 1994-1997 she then joined Discovery Semiconductors, New Jersey, USA in 2001. She joined the Synergy Microwave team in 2003, and after pursuing her Master's degree, returned to Synergy in 2011. For the last 10 years, she has been involved in designing signal generation and signal processing electronics, reference frequency standards, Metamaterial Resonators for signal source applications. Dr. Apte has published over dozen papers in IEEE conferences and journals, received several awards for her scientific contributions in the field of frequency sources for industrial, medical and space applications. Dr. Apte is a dedicated IEEE volunteer, currently serving as the Editor of the IEEE North Jersey Section Newsletter, Editor of the IEEE AP-S Magazine COPE Column, Co-Chair of IEEE North Jersey Section SIGHT Group, Vice Chair of the IEEE North Jersey Section MTT/AP Chapter, IEEE R1-R6 Coordinator of the Antenna & Propagation Society, and Region 1 Coordinator IEEE MTT Young Professionals. She is the recipient 2021 and 2012 IEEE Region 1 - Support for IEEE Mission Award for Outstanding Contributions to the IEEE North Jersey Section.