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Welcome to IEEE Antenna Propagation (AP) and Microwave Theory Technique (MTT) joint chapter of Gujarat Section. The main objective of this chapter is to emphasize on the activities pertaining to Microwave & antenna technologies for the benefit of graduate & post graduate students, professionals & industrial organizations in Gujarat.
This AP & MTT joint chapter was initially formed in 2009 under Gujarat Section against the petition filed with minimum 13 members as required by the IEEE Headquarter. Six technical programs were conducted during the first year.
Dr. Barry Perlman, President IEEE, MTT Society, USA , Dr Vijay Nair, Technology Manufacturing Group, Intel Corp, Arizona, USA and Prof. Shiben Koul, IIT, Delhi, India conducted the first Workshop on “Wireless Communications & Millimeter wave” in Space Applications Centre, ISRO.
Dr Peter De Maagt , ESTEC ESA, The Netherlands was the first speaker under Distinguish Lecturer Program in the chapter. The title of his talk was “Terahertz Technology for Space and Earth Applications”.
There after the dedicated volunteers, office bearers stretched their working hours to fulfill the goals of achieving the targets set by the executive committee in line with IEEE Mission and vision. The main aim of this chapter is to always bring the synergy between the students, industry professional, scientists and academicians. In order to fulfill the above targets, workshops and seminars are arranged in the Institutes which are located relatively in the backward region and the target audience of those workshop and seminars were mainly students and researchers.
Currently the Chapter has more than 50 active members out of which we have 10 senior members. The great impetus and meticulous planning of the chapter volunteers facilitated to expand the activities for the purpose to 'foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity' which is the main mission of IEEE. This chapter has provided a forum to researchers, Engineers and Industry experts to present recent research breakthrough, technical advancement and new findings in Antennas for satellite communications, navigations and remote sensing applications.
During the last six years nearly 40 programs are organized. Sixteen IEEE Workshops have been conducted in the Gujarat Region on various topics, some of the interesting topics were Numerical techniques, Soft computing techniques, Computational method for the antenna design, Cell Phone / Cell Tower Radiation Hazards and Solutions, Metamaterial, Navigation & communication satellites, Interplanetary missions & Microwave antenna design & measurement techniques.
The highlight of last year was the organization of The IEEE International Workshop on “Reconfigurable & Multiple Beam Antenna Technology” supported by IEEE AP-S Industry Initiatives Committee (IIC) wherein nearly 125 delegates participated. The details of current & past events are enumerated in the Upcoming, EVENTS & Gallery.
You all are requested to actively participate in these IEEE activities and take benefits of enriching the wealth by sharing the knowledge with the experts. Become the IEEE members and join the societies of AP or MTT to become the part of larger professional body for the benefit of Science & technology.
This year the IEEE AP/MTT Joint Chapter, Gujarat Section, Ahmedabad announces an International Workshop on Antenna Innovations and Modern Technologies (iAIM- 2015). This workshop will take place during cool winter weather i.e. 26-27 December 2015 at Ahmedabad.
You all are most welcome to participate in this workshop. Looking forward for your participation in Ahmedabad. You may contact us through email to any of our Chapter office bearers.

-Rajeev Jyoti

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