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Graduate education is more important than ever in today’s knowledge-driven economy; it creates opportunities for next-generation research which is fundamental to economic growth and environmental sustainability. Appointed Dean of Graduate Studies in 2015, Langis Roy, PhD, is passionate about shaping the university’s graduate program portfolio to enhance collaborative research capabilities among students, faculty and industry. Formerly Carleton University’s Associate Dean of Planning in the Faculty of Graduate/Post-doctoral Affairs, Dr. Roy led strategic enrolment to achieve the Ottawa, Ontario institution’s highest domestic and international enrolment in 2014-2015. In that role, he developed and implemented Carleton's international Cotutelle Policy, which allows doctoral students to complete program requirements while jointly enrolled at two universities. During his 15-year tenure, he held appointments as an Associate Professor, Professor, and Chair in the Department of Electronics, while guiding the research success of nearly 50 graduate students, many of whom received prestigious awards. An international wireless technology expert, Dr. Roy applies sensing and communicating electronic devices to innovative component-level and system-level integrated solutions, particularly for the biomedical and aerospace industries. Equipped with a proven track record of collaborative and cross-disciplinary research work, he aims to improve current products and processes with embedded intelligence and enhanced functionality. Remarkably, Dr. Roy and his research team have developed the world’s first on-chip antennas using commercial CMOS silicon, and are global leaders in the in the development of system-on-package LTCC componentry for microwave and mm-wave wireless applications. His research has extended to THz biosensing and wireless power harvesting. Dr. Roy earned his Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering at the University of Waterloo, Ontario in 1987; and obtained both his Master of Engineering and his Doctorate in Engineering from Carleton University in Ottawa in 1989 and 1993, respectively. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Université de Toulouse in France and became an Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa. An Invited Professor in Finland and France, Dr. Roy has established leading international research partnerships in wireless and sensing technologies.

Expertise


Board of Directors, Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS)

January 1, 2017

Appointed to this role for a two-year term from 2017 to 2018, Dr. Roy is committed to the promotion of graduate education and university research through meetings, publications and advocacy. CAGS brings together 58 Canadian universities with graduate programs and the three federal research-granting agencies, as well as other institutions and organizations with an interest in graduate studies.

Strategic Engagement Editorial Board, Council of Ontario Universities (COU)

January 1, 2017

Dr. Roy has been appointed to this COU board for a two-year term from 2017 to 2018. The board is part of a year-long campaign to engage students and parents in province-wide dialogue about future economic needs across all sectors, and determine how universities can contribute to a brighter future for everyone.

NSERC Advisory Committee on University-Industry Grants (ACUIG)

January 1, 2017

Dr. Roy has been appointed to the ACUIG for a three-year term, from 2017 to 2019. This multidisciplinary committee has broad experience in university-industry interactions.  The ACUIG makes funding recommendations for large scale NSERC Collaborative Research and Development applications as well as Industrial Research Chair applications, taking into account the recommendations of site visit committees and external peer reviews.

NSERC Research Tool and Instrument Selection Committee

January 1, 2016

An appointed member of this committee from 2016 to 2018, Dr. Roy plays a role in evaluating and awarding Research Tools and Instruments (RTI) grants which foster and enhance the discovery, innovation and training capability of university researchers in the natural sciences and engineering (NSE).

Best Conference Paper Award, European Wireless Technology Conference (EuWiT)

October 27, 2008

Awarded for his co-authored paper entitled, Wireless Interconnect Between On-Chip and LTCC Antennas for System-in-Package Applications, at the EuWiT conference held in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Carleton University

1993
PhD - Electrical Engineering

Carleton University

1989
MEng - Electrical Engineering

University of Waterloo

1987
BASc - Electrical Engineering
  • Technologies for Reconfigurable Antennas Used in Satellite and Terrestrial Links (TRUST)

    $81000  | January 1, 2016

    Awarded by: NSERC Collaborative Research and Development Grant
    In collaboration with researchers at Montréal universities, Dr. Roy is a co-investigator on this three-year project within Consortium for Aerospace Research and Innovation in Canada (CARIC) program. Total funding for research is $400,000, with Dr. Roy receiving $27,000 per year.

  • Wireless X-Ray Dosimeter for Blood Sterlization

    $250000  | April 1, 2015

    Awarded by: NSERC Collaborative Research and Development Grant
    In partnership with Ottawa-based Best Medical Ltd., Dr. Roy and his research team have developed an advanced wireless sensor to precisely monitor and control X-ray administration to fully automate the blood irradiation process. Irradiating blood makes it safer for transfusion recipients, but blood sometimes has to be discarded if it has been over-radiated. Automating the process will reduce blood waste and costs. In this year-year project, Dr. Roy is using a novel approach to adapt technology based on IBM's 0.13-micron CMOS process from CMC Microsystems to create the tiny sensor.

  • MMWave Active Antennas for Communications Applications

    $210000  | April 1, 2014

    Awarded by: NSERC Discovery Grant
    This five-year research project aims to develop novel techniques for affordable, millimeter-wave, portable, wireless communication systems and sensors.

  • iAero: Intelligent Aerospace Systems

    $25000  | April 1, 2015

    Awarded by: NSERC Strategic Network Grant Application Support
    Notably, Dr. Roy led the largescale, multidisciplinary iAero research collaboration to develop intelligent aerospace systems and populate aircraft with advanced miniature, wireless sensors to collect real-time data and monitor the health of the structure. Early warning signs of equipment degradation can significantly improve flight safety and reduce equipment and repair costs.

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

  • Ontario Aerospace Consortium

  • Professional Engineers Ontario

Involvement


  • Media appearances

    UOIT appoints noted electrical engineer and administrator as Dean of Graduate Studies
    University of Ontario Institute of Technology online

    May 4, 2015

    The University of Ontario Institute of Technology has named Dr. Langis Roy as Dean of the Office of Graduate Studies, effective July 1, 2015. Dr. Roy comes to the University of Ontario Institute of Technology from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario where he was Associate Dean (Planning), Faculty of Graduate/Postdoctoral Affairs (FGPA).

  • Past speaking engagements
    • Advances in Tunable Microwave Ferrite-LTCC Components

      Paris, France
      September 11, 2015

      WM04 Workshop on MM-Wave Multilayer MCM/SoP and Heterogeneous Integration Techniques, European Microwave Week

    • Characterization of GaN-based HEMTs as Varactor Diode Devices

      Paris, France
      September 6, 2015

      European Microwave Week 2015

    • A Novel Multi-Layer Electromagnetic Band Gap Structure (EBG) Comprised of 3D Lattice of Square Rings

      Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario
      August 11, 2015

      IEEE International Conference on Numerical Elec­tromagnetic and Multiphysics Modeling and Optimization for RF, Microwave, and Terahertz Ap­plications (NEMO)

    • Modeling Substrate Integrated Waveguide Structures Using Effective Material Properties

      Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario
      August 11, 2015

      IEEE International Conference on Numerical Elec­tromagnetic and Multiphysics Modeling and Optimization for RF, Microwave, and Terahertz Ap­plications (NEMO),

    • Modeling and Simulation of a Partially-Magnetized Ferrite LTCC Circulator

      Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario
      August 11, 2015

      IEEE International Conference on Numerical Electromagnetic and Multiphysics Modeling and Optimization for RF, Microwave, and Terahertz Applications

    • Circulateur LTCC Ferrite Large-Bande à Structures Empilées en Bande K

      Bordeaux, France
      June 3, 2015

      19èmes Journées Nationales Microondes

    • Health Implications of Radio-Wave Exposure

      Ottawa, Ontario
      February 2, 2015

      Discovery Café, Blackburn Community Centre

    • How Safe is Wireless Technology

      Ottawa, Ontario
      October 1, 2014

      Innovations in Antenna Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Design, Carleton University Talks, Ottawa Public Library

    • Schottky-contact Plasmonic Rectenna for Biosensing

      Ottawa, Ontario
      June 3, 2013

      Photonics North 2013

    • Zero-biased Optically Controlled RF Switch in 0.13μm CMOS Technology

      Singapore
      October 18, 2011

      IEEE 2011 International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics Conference

    • A New Optically Controlled CdS-Polymer Capacitor for Tunable Microwave Components

      Manchester, United Kingdom
      October 9, 2011

      European Microwave Week 2011

    • A 60 GHz System-on-Package Balanced Antipodal Vivaldi Antenna with Stepped Dielectric Director (BAVA-SDD) in LTCC

      Manchester, United Kingdom
      October 9, 2011

      European Microwave Week 2011

    • Electric Energy and Power Educational Programs Development Workshop

      Vancouver, British Columbia
      June 26, 2011

      118th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition

    • 60 GHz SoP Active Array Design

      Williamsburg, Virginia
      March 27, 2011

      The 27th International Review of Progress in Applied Computational Electromagnetics

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