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George Shaker
has been an Adjunct Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo. He is the Director of Waterloo's Wireless Sensors and Devices Lab. He is also with Sparktech Labs, where he has been the Principal Scientist and the Head of Electromagnetics Research and Development since 2011. From 2011 to 2013, he was the Head of Technology of General Test Systems, China. From 2006 to 2011, he was affiliated with RIM’s (Blackberry’s) RF Research and Develop-ment Division, first as an NSERC Scholar, then as a Senior EM Re-searcher, reporting directly to the RIM’s Vice President of RF Re-search and Development. From 2009 to 2010, he was a Visiting NSERC MSFSS Scholar with the Georgia Institute of Technology. Over the last decades, he has contributed to products available from Hi-Tek International, Panasonic, ActsPower, COM DEV Ltd., Re-search in Motion (BlackBerry), American Microelectronic Semicon-ductors (ON-Semiconductors), Bionym, Medella Health, Novela, DBJ Tech, Konka, Enice, China Mobile, Tri-L Solutions, Pebble, Thalmic Labs, Lyngsoe Systems, NERV, and Spark Tech Labs. He has co-authored two papers in the IEEE Sensors, which were among the top 25 downloaded papers on the IEEEXplore for several consecu-tive months in 2012 and 2017. He has also co-authored over 90 journal publications, conference papers, and technical reports, along with more than 25 patents/patent applications. Dr. Shaker was a recipient of multiple awards, including the NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship (sole winner in the area of electromagnetics across Canada, in 2007), the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (twice), the European School of Antennas Grant at IMST GmbH, in 2007, the top 3 IEEE AP-S Best Paper Award, in 2009, the IEEE AP-S Best Paper Award (HM, in 2008, 2011, and 2017), the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Graduate Research Award, from 2008 to 2009, the NSERC CGS-FSS, in 2009, the IEEE MTT-S Graduate Fellowship, in 2009, the Electronic Components and Technology Best of Session Paper Award, in 2010, the Google Soli Alpha, in 2015, and the IEEE AP-S Third Best Student Design Award, in 2016. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for the IET Microwaves, Antennas, and Prop-agation. He is also the founder and chair of the first IEEE Sensors Council Chapter in Canada.