“Individuals can and do make a difference, but it takes a team to really mess things up.”   Unknown

Mohamed Emara

Mohamed Emara

Chair

Mohamed received a B.Eng. degree in Aerospace Engineering in 2016, and an M.A.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2018, from Carleton University. He is currently working towards a Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering with a focus on metasurfaces for EM wave control. Mohamed was a recipient of an Undergraduate Senate Medal for Outstanding Academic Achievement (2016) and an Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2016/2017), and a winner in the Student Paper Competition in the International Symposium on Antenna Technology and Applied Electromagnetics (ANTEM) in 2018. Mohamed also served as IEEE Ottawa YP Treasurer for one term (2018/2019). In addition to his current role as Chair, Mohamed enjoys volunteering in IEEE events and conferences, and regularly volunteers for the IEEE Ottawa Robotics Competition.

Joseph Botros

Joseph Botros

Vice-Chair

Joseph graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering, from the Engineering Physics Program at Carleton University in 2017. He is working towards a Masters of Applied Science (M.A.Sc) degree in the Department of Electronics also at Carleton University. Joseph’s research interests are mathematical foundations of state of the art metasurfaces and metamaterials, and antennas, in the application of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), and archaeological exploration. Joseph is the recipient of the NSERC USRA for the years 2013, 2014 and 2017. He also received the Undergraduate Senate Medal for Outstanding Academic Achievement (2017) and the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2017/2018). With the role of Vice-Chair, Joseph provides unequivocal assistance to the Chair, for the success and prosperity of IEEE YP Ottawa.

Milad Tannous, P. Eng.

Milad Tannous, P. Eng.

Industry Relations Director

Milad is a Professional Engineer since 2017. He is currently working in the Power Distribution industry with Spectrum Power Systems Inc. as an Applications Engineer, where he combines his technical knowledge and sales skills to provide consultation support to his commercial and industrial clients. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering with a Minor in Engineering Management and Entrepreneurship, as well as his Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2011 and 2014, respectively, from the University of Ottawa. In addition to his role as Industry Relations Director, Milad currently volunteers as a committee member of the IEEE Ottawa Robotics Competition.

Dr. Reza Movahedinia

Dr. Reza Movahedinia

Research Officer

Reza Movahedinia (S’14) received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the Shahrood University of Technology, Shahrood, Iran, in 2006, the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Urmia University, Urmia, Iran, in 2009, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada.

He is currently a Research Engineer with the Tallysman Wireless Inc., Ottawa, ON, Canada. His current research interests include GPS/GNSS Antennas, parasitic antennas, millimeter-wave antenna arrays and frequency-selective surfaces. Dr. Movahedinia was a recipient of the International Tuition Award of Excellence in 2014 and the Accelerator Award in 2016 from Concordia University.

Sonya Stuhec-Leonard

Sonya Stuhec-Leonard

Marketing Director

Sonya Stuhec-Leonard graduated with a B.Eng. from Engineering Physics at Carleton University in 2018. She is currently working towards her MASc in the department of Electronics at Carleton University. Sonya has held internship positions at JGR Optics and NRC-CNRC. Sonya’s research interests include metamaterials, optics, antennas, telecommunications, and all types of electromagnetic propagation problems. Sonya is also enrolled in PEO’s Engineering in Training (EIT) program and is working towards her PEng.

Ville Tiukuvaara

Ville Tiukuvaara

Secretary

Ville was born in Finland but immigrated to Canada at a young age. He is now completing his  M.A.Sc. with a research focus on tunable metasurfaces. Having worked on RFIC design for wireless communications at Skyworks (2017-2018) and held an NSERC USRA position while working with the Nonlinear Photonics Group at INRS (2016), he has a broad range of experiences. This couples well with his wonder for the elegance and usefulness of electromagnetics in enabling the technologies we love and new technologies of the future.

Ahmed Ashoor

Ahmed Ashoor

Treasurer

Ahmed Ashoor received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physics in 2003 from King Saud University, Saudi Arabia. In 2003, he worked as an instructor at the College of Technology. In 2004, he worked with GTC as an inspecting engineer and a radiation safety officer (RSO) supporting inspection projects at Saudi ARAMCO. In 2009, he completed a pre-master program in electrical engineering at Arizona State University, USA. In 2009, he worked with Specialized Inspection CO. as an operations manager in the advanced inspections department. He then pursued his graduate studies and awarded his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada in 2012 and 2018, respectively. Currently, Ahmed is a Post-Doctoral Fellow with the Antenna and Metamaterial group in the department of electronics at Carleton University, Canada. His research is currently targeting the advanced applications of smart antennas and metamaterials/metasurfaces.

João Guilherme Nizer Rahmeier

João Guilherme Nizer Rahmeier

Webmaster & Social Media Director

João G. Nizer Rahmeier received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Federal University of Pampa, Brazil, in 2016, and the master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, in 2018. João received a scholarship from the Brazilian government to a full-year non-degree study at Floria A&M University at the College of Engineering, during the years of 2013 and 2014. His research interests include modeling and simulation of nanomagnetic circuits, microelectronics circuits design, and microwave engineering.