Invited Speaker – Dominique Schreurs

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Dominique Schreurs
Katholieke Universiteit (KU) Leuven, Belgium

dominiqueDominique Schreurs received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electronic engineering from the Katholieke Universiteit (KU) Leuven, Belgium. She was a post-doc fellow of FWO-Flanders, and has been Visiting Scientist with Agilent Technologies (USA), Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (Switzerland), and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (USA). She is now Full Professor at KU Leuven. Her main research interests concern the (non)linear characterization and modelling of microwave devices and circuits, as well as (non)linear hybrid and integrated circuit design for telecommunications and biomedical applications.

Prof. D. Schreurs is strongly involved in international professional organisations. She is IEEE Fellow and serves on the IEEE MTT-S AdCom, after election by the membership-at-large in 2008. She was Chair of the IEEE MTT-S Technical Committee on Microwave Measurements (MTT-11) in 2005-2008, and was vice-chair of the IEEE MTT-S Technical Coordinating Committee in 2009-2010. Now she is chair of the IEEE MTT-S Education Committee. She has been appointed as Distinghuished Microwave Lecturer for 2012-2014. She is also Associate Editor of the IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters since 2010.

Prof. D. Schreurs also serves as Chair of the Technical Committee on the Executive Committee of the ARFTG organization. She was Technical Program Chair of the 2002 Fall ARFTG conference and General Chair of the Spring ARFTG Conference in 2007 and 2012. In 2002, she was one of the initiators and is now still co-organizer of the successful NVNA Users’ Forum, held 3 times/year.

She was also co-chair of the European Microwave Conference in 2008 and then initiated the IEEE Women in Microwaves event at the European Microwave Week. She is Associate Editor of the journal of the European Microwave Association, i.e., International Journal of Microwave and Wireless Technologies, since 2011.

Prof. D. Schreurs is reviewer for a wide range of international journals and conferences. She has been session chair at conferences regularly, and acted as judge for student competitions.

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Presentation Title: Towards Greener Smartphones with Microwave Measurements

Abstract – Today’s smartphone handsets offer a wide range of functions (phone, GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi, .) to customers, although are still perceived as expensive and energy consuming (requiring a daily recharge). The aim of this talk is to show how microwave measurements impact smartphone design. By optimally engineering the type of measurements made before and after design (linear, nonlinear, loadpull, modulation, .), the efficiency of the design process not only increases, but tougher specifications such as smaller form factor and lower energy consumption can be met more easily. This observation is especially valid in the design of green multi-mode wireless radios, due to the delicate balance between energy efficiency and linearity (that is, cross talk between channels).

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