Special Event: Honoring Peter Herczfeld

Honoring Peter Herczfeld’s Technical Contributions To Microwave Photonics

15:55 – 17:10 | Tuesday,12 June | Room 204A

Event Chairs:

Prof. Yifei Li, Associates Professor, ECE, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

Prof. Arye Rosen, Associate Vice-President, Rowan University, Mullica Hill, NJ

This special event celebrates and honors Professor Peter Herczfeld’s exceptional career in education and pioneering research in microwave photonics. Prof. Herczfeld received the Ph.D. Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1967. He has served as a member of the faculty of Drexel University since 1967. Currently, he is the Lester Kraus Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Drexel University. He is the founder of the Center for Microwave and Lightwave Engineering (CMLE) at Drexel University. He has supervised 31 doctoral students and over 70 master students. Prof. Herczfeld has received numerous teaching honors including the Mary and Christian Lindback Distinguished Teacher Award at Drexel University in 1995 and the IEEE MTT-S Fred Rosenbaum Distinguished Educator Award in 1997. He is a Life Fellow of the IEEE, a recipient of the IEEE Millennium medal, and has served as the distinguished Lecturer of IEEE MTT-S. Dr. Herczfeld has received several research and publication awards, including the European Microwave Prize in 1986 and then again in 1994. He initiated the Microwave Photonics conferences, a Photonics Society-MTT joint venture, which has blossomed into a highly respected international meeting. In 2006 he received the IEEE MTT-S Pioneer award for research in microwave photonics.


  • Dr. Arye Rosen, Rowan University
  • Dr. Tibor Berceli, Tech. University of Budapest
  • Dr. Nils Jespersen, Aerospace Corporation
  • Dr. Afshin Daryoush, Drexel University
  • Dr. Mahmoud El-Sherif, Photonics Inc.
  • Dr. Arthur Paolella, Harris Corporation
  • Dr. William Jemison, Clarkson University
  • Dr. Edward Ackerman, Photonic Systems, Inc
  • Dr. Amarildo Vieria, Arris Group, Inc
  • Dr. Edward Niehenke, Niehenke Consulting
  • Dr. Linda Mullen, Navair
  • Dr. Yammy Yost, W. L. Gore & Associates
  • Dr. David Yoo, Mitre Corporation
  • Dr. Yifei Li, UMass – Dartmouth


Special Event Honoring George Hadadd

Honoring George Haddad’s Service To the Microwave Community For More Than Half a Century

10:10 – 11:50 | Thursday,14 June | Room 204B

Event Chairs:
Samir El-Ghazaly, Department of Electrical Engineering University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR              

Khalil Najaf, Electrical & Computer Engineering University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

This special event celebrates and honors Professor George Haddad’s long and dedicated service to microwave engineers and the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) for more than 50 years. George I. Haddad received the B.S.E., M.S.E., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from The University of Michigan. He is currently the Robert J. Hiller Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan. He served as the Department Chair from 1975–1986 and 1991–1997. He also served as Director of the Electron Physics Laboratory from 1969–1975, Director of the Solid-State Electronics Laboratory from 1986–1991, and Director of the Center for High Frequency Microelectronics from 1986–2000. His expertise is in the areas of microwave and millimeter-wave devices and integrated circuits, microwave-optical interactions, and optoelectronic devices and integrated circuits. Dr. Haddad received the 1970 Curtis W. McGraw Research Award of the American Society for Engineering Education for outstanding achievements by an engineering teacher, The College of Engineering Excellence in Research Award (1985), the Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award (1986) of The University of Michigan, and the S. S. Attwood Award of the College of Engineering for Outstanding Contributions to Engineering Education, Research and Administration. He is a member of Eta Kappa Nu, Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Beta Pi, the American Society for Engineering Education, and the American Physical Society. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Member of the National Academy of Engineering. Dr. Haddad served as Editor of the IEEE MTT-S Transactions from 1968–1971 and on the MTT-S-Administrative Committee from 1970– 1976. He received the MTT-S Distinguished Service Award, the 1996 MTT-S Distinguished Educator Award, and the IEEE Third Millennium Medal. He has also served and participated on numerous other IEEE committees and activities.


  • Jack East, University of Michigan
  • Samir El-Ghazaly, University of Arkansas
  • Madhu Gupta, San Diego State University
  • Magdy Iskander, University of Hawaii
  • Imran Mehdi, Jet Propulsion Lab
  • Amir Mortazawi, University of Michigan
  • Khalil Najafi, University of Michigan
  • Dimitris Pavlidis, NSF
  • Kamal Sarabandi, University of Michigan
  • Peter Staecker, MTT-S Awards Committee
  • Robert Trew, North Carolina State University
  • Fawwaz Ulaby, University of Michigan
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About IMS2019

Join us in Boston, 2-7 June 2019 for IMS2019!

The IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society’s 2019 IMS Microwave Week will be held 2-7 June 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. IMS Microwave Week consists of three related conferences offering technical sessions, interactive forums, plenary and panel sessions, workshops, short courses, industrial exhibits, application seminars, historical exhibits, and a wide variety of other technical and social activities including a guest program.

The International Microwave Symposium (IMS) is the centerpiece of the Microwave Week technical program, which includes the Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium (RFIC) and the Automatic Radio-Frequency Techniques Group Conference (ARFTG). With over 10,000 participants and 1000 industrial exhibits of state-of-the-art microwave products, IMS Microwave Week is the world’s largest gathering of Radio Frequency (RF) and microwave professionals and the most important forum for the latest research advances and practices in the field.

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Awards Banquet

MTT-S Awards Banquet


MTT-S Awards Banquet

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Location: Loews Hotel, Regency Ballroom

Time: 18:30-21:30

The 2018 IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) International Microwave symposium (IMS2018) awards banquet will be held on Wednesday evening, 13 June 2018, during the heart of Microwave Week. As part of the awards banquet program, the MTT-S Awards Committee will present the MTT-S Awards, and recognition will be given to student competition finalists and award recipients as well as new IEEE Fellows.  Awards include IMS2018 Student Paper Competition Finalists, MTT-S Graduate Fellowship Recipients, MTT-S Undergraduate/Pre-Graduate Scholarship Recipients, and newly elevated IEEE Fellows, the MTT-S Awards Banquet program also includes dinner, entertainment, and technical and service awards presented by the MTT-S Awards Committee.  Entertainment for the awards banquet will include live music featuring the unique “Philadelphia sound,” a popular genre that has its roots in the region starting the late 1960s to early 1970s.  Details on the ‘Motor City Revue’ can be found below.

2018 Awards Banquet booklet available soon.

Please join us in congratulating this year's award winners!


MTT-S Award 

2018 Award Recipient and Description

Microwave Career AwardRecognizes a career of meritorious achievement and outstanding technical contribution by an individual in the field of microwave theory and techniques.

Eliot D. Cohen

Distinguished Service Award Recognizes an individual who has given outstanding service for the benefit and advancement of the MTT S.

Manfred J. Schindler 



Distinguished Educator Award Recognizes a distinguished educator in the field of microwave engineering and science who best exemplifies the special human qualities of Fred Rosenbaum, who considered teaching a high calling and demonstrated his dedication to the Society through tireless service.

Alwyn Seeds and Ching-Kuang (Clive) Tzuang


Microwave Pioneer Award

Recognizes an individual or team, not exceeding three persons, having made outstanding pioneering technical contributions that advance microwave theory and techniques, which are described in an archival paper published at least 20 years prior to the year of the award.

Robert J. Mattauch


Microwave Application Award Recognizes an individual or team of no more than five individuals for an outstanding application of microwave theory and techniques, which has been reduced to practice nominally 10 years before the award.

Peter H. Siegel

Outstanding Young Engineer Award Recognizes an outstanding young MTT-S member who has distinguished him/herself through achievement(s), which may be technical (within the MTT-S Field of Interest), may be exemplary service to the MTT-S, or may be acombination of both.

Simone Bastioli

Changzhi Li 

Nils Pohl 

Maciej Wojnowski 


Microwave PrizeRecognizes, on an annual basis, the most significant contribution by a published paper to the field of interest of the MTT-S. Committeedeliberation begins on January 1, and considers papers published in the preceding year.  

Eric J. Naglich and Andrew C. Guyette, for their paper “Frequency-Selective Limiters Utilizing Contiguous-Channel Double Multiplexer Topology,” IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 64, no. 9, pp. 2871-2882 Sept. 2016.

MWCL “Tatsuo Itoh” Award

Recognizes, on an annual basis, the most significant contribution in a paper published in the IEEE Microwave and Wireless Component. Letters. Committeedeliberation begins on January 1, and considers papers published in the preceding year.  

Daniel J. Shepphard, Jeffrey Powell, and Steve C. Cripps, for their paper "An Efficient Broadband Reconfigurable Power Amplifier Using Active Load Modulation," IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, Vol. 26, No. 6, pp. 443-445, June 2016.



T-TST Best Paper Award

Recognizes, on an annual basis, the most significant contribution in a paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology. Committee deliberation begins on January 1, and considers papers published in the preceding year.  

R. Risacher, R. Gusten, J. Stutzki, H. Hubers, D. Buchel, U. Graf, S. Heyminck, C. Honingh, K. Jacobs, B. Klein, T. Klein, C. Leinz, P. Putz, N. Reyes, L. Ricken, H. Wunsch, P. Fusco, S. Rosner, for their paper “First Supra-THz Heterodyne Array Receivers for Astronomy with the SOFIA Observatory,” IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology, Vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 199-211, March 2016

IEEE Microwave Magazine Best Paper Award

Recognizes, on an annual basis, the most significant contribution in a paper published in the IEEE Microwave Magazine. Committeedeliberation begins on January 1, and considers papers published in the preceding year.  

Alessandro Cidronali, Stefano Maddio, Marco Passafiume, and Gianfranco Manes, for their paper titled “Car Talk: Technologies for Vehicle-to-Roadside Communications.” IEEE Microwave Magazine, Vol. 17, Issue 11, pp.  November 2016


N.W. Cox Award

Recognizes an individual who has given exemplary service to the Society in a spirit of selfless dedication and cooperation. The award is given in memory of N. Walter Cox, longstanding MTT-S volunteer.

Bela Szendrenyi 




The Motor City Revue -- from Hitsville to Soulsville -- 11-piece band covering popular and rare Philly Sound, Motown hits, plus Stax artists and popular rock and soul classics. An authentic, danceable band consisting of female and male vocalists, keyboards, guitar, bass, drums and a 5-piece horn section! We are dedicated to honoring this world-renowned signature sound. Wear your dancing shoes! 

The all-star Motor City Revue faithfully recreates that signature Motown sound…and, in the process, takes audiences on a journey back in time. Although there are many bands that cover Motown tunes, few strive to match the vocal harmonies and instrumental mix that distinguished the original recordings. Motor City Revue was formed to offer music lovers an authentic tribute to the artists and songs that defined a generation.

Our band consists of a stellar cast of female and male vocalists, keyboard, guitar, bass, drums and a horn section. The band is made up of some of the most talented live and studio musicians/singers in the NYC area. Several of us make up part of Jon Bon Jovi's solo band and have extensive studio session work with many established recording artists including Mariah Carey.

IMS Closing and IMBioC Opening Session

Location: Grand Ballroom, Pennsylvania Convention Center
Date/Time: 14 June 2018, 15:30-17:30

“Extreme Platforms for Extreme Functionality”

Nader Engheta, PhD, H. Nedwill Ramsey Professor at the University of Pennsylvania

Abstract: Nanoscience, nanotechnology, and materials science and engineering have witnessed significant development in recent years. Platforms with unprecedented “extreme” electromagnetic features can now be constructed, providing ample opportunities for manipulating, tailoring and sculpting waves and fields at various length scales. In electronics controlling and tailoring flow of charged carriers has led to design of many functional devices. In microwaves and photonics, by analogy, we control electromagnetic and optical waves using materials. However, the challenges and opportunities are different in these two fields. Materials are means to shape waves, and as such they can endow electromagnetic waves and photons with desired functionalities. One can now tailor structures much smaller than the wavelengths of visible light, thus enabling game-changing possibilities and paradigm-shifting opportunities for functionalizing fields and waves at the nanoscale, opening doors to innovation and discovery. For example, we have been exploring a series of phenomena related to the wave-matter interaction in platforms with extreme scenarios, such as near-zero-index materials, low-index photonics, optical lumped circuit paradigm (“optical metatronics”) for optical information processing at the nanoscale, specially engineered materials that solve equations as waves go through them, one-atom-thick optical devices, photonic doping, geometry-independent resonant cavities, etc. These “extreme platforms” offer new opportunities for functional devices of future.

In this talk, I will discuss some of these exciting possibilities for “extreme platforms”, and forecast some future directions and opportunities.

About the Speaker: Nader Engheta is the H. Nedwill Ramsey Professor at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, with affiliations in the Departments of Electrical and Systems Engineering, Physics and Astronomy, Materials Science and Engineering, and Bioengineering. He received his B.S. degree from the University of Tehran, and his M.S and Ph.D. degrees from Caltech. His current research activities span a broad range of areas including nanophotonics, metamaterials, microwaves, graphene optics, imaging and sensing inspired by eyes of animal species, microwave and optical antennas, and physics and engineering of fields and waves. He has received several awards for his research including the 2015 Gold Medal from SPIE, the 2015 Fellow of US National Academy of Inventors (NAI), the 2012 IEEE Electromagnetics Award, the 2014 Balthasar van der Pol Gold Medal from the International Union of Radio Science (URSI), the 2015 Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship Award from US Department of Defense, the 2015 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Distinguished Achievement Award, the 2015 Wheatstone Lecture in King’s College London, the 2013 Inaugural SINA Award in Engineering, 2006 Scientific American Magazine 50 Leaders in Science and Technology, the Guggenheim Fellowship, and the IEEE Third Millennium Medal. He is a Fellow of seven international scientific and technical societies, i.e., IEEE, OSA, APS, MRS, SPIE, URSI, and American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He has received the honorary doctoral degrees from the Aalto University in Finland in 2016 and from the University of Stuttgart, Germany in 2016.

"Renal Denervation for Uncontrolled Hypertension: Complexity After Symplicity"

Dr. Nicholas J. Ruggiero II, MD

Abstract: Dr. Ruggiero’s speech title is “Renal Denervation for Uncontrolled Hypertension: Complexity After Symplicity”. Renal denervation for uncontrolled hypertension demonstrated in many early trials to be extremely successful. These trials accounted for widespread implementation of the procedure in Europe and a change in the ESC management guidelines. The large, randomized, pivotal US trial, Symplicity HTN 3, unfortunately showed no benefit in comparison to optimal medical therapy.  These results bridaled enthusiasm for this technology and accounted for many companies to desert the premise altogether. Fortunately, those who believe in the procedure are pressing forward and multiple new trials which are currently enrolling will ultimately determine the future of renal denervation.  In the lecture, he will discuss the mechanism of action of renal denervation and early trial data for the Symplicity HTN 3. He will also give insight for new studies and data as well as alternative options besides RF ablation.   

About the Speaker: Dr. Nicholas J. Ruggiero II received his MD degree at Jefferson Medical College. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine, and his fellowship in cardiovascular diseases at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He also completed additional fellowships at Massachusetts General Hospital studying interventional coronary and structural cardiology and vascular medicine and interventions while served on the faculty of Harvard Medical School as an instructor in the cardiac catheterization lab. 

Dr. Ruggiero was awarded the Gregory P. Braden Memorial award, given to the top graduating interventional cardiology fellow in the country from the Society of Coronary Angiography and Intervention and the CRT Young Leaders Award. He joined Thomas Jefferson University as the director of structural heart disease and non-coronary interventions in 2010.

Since then Dr. Ruggiero develops the transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) program, mitraclip program, becomes the director of the Jefferson Heart Institute vascular laboratory and the associate program director of the Cardiology fellowship. He has published over 40 peer reviewed papers, authored numerous book chapters and abstracts, edited multiple textbooks, delivered multiple lectures at national meetings, served on many national and international committees and is on the editorial board of multiple journals.

Dr. Ruggiero becomes associate professor at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at 2016. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology, and interventional cardiology, and a fellow of many medical societies. He is the primary investigator of multiple interventional research trials including Symplicity 3 and is considered a national thought leader in structural heart disease and peripheral vascular interventions.

Physician's Panel Session

Utilization of RF/Microwaves in Medicine

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Location: Room 204B

Time: 12:00-14:00

Organizers: Usmah Kawoos, (Henry M Jackson Foundation), Naval Medical Research Center, Silver Spring, MD; Anilchandra Attaluri, School of Science, Engineering, and Technology, The Pennsylvania State University – Middletown, PA; Arye Rosen, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ

Abstract: Over the past three decades, collaboration between physicians and engineers has increased dramatically, to the benefit of our society. Biomedical engineering departments, the majority of which found in engineering schools and some within medical schools, offer seemingly unlimited opportunities and continue to attract a large number of students. To benefit from the merits of interdisciplinary cooperation and facilitate the transfer of technology to the market, existing large corporations, start-up medical companies, and research funding agencies now demand strong collaboration between engineers and physicians. With this in mind, IMS 2018 has made the subject of RF/microwaves in Medicine a major theme of the conference. The physicians on this panel will discuss the use of RF/microwaves in their respective fields. Topics ranging from microwave hyperthermia therapy for reoccurrences of breast cancer, advances in RF renal denervation, to back pain management using RF, will be highlighted!


  1. Review and advances in RF renal denervation
    • Nicholas Ruggiero, M.D, Cardiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  2. Microwave Hyperthermia therapy for Reoccurrences of Breast Cancer
    • Mark Hurwitz, M.D, Radiation Oncology (Thermal oncology), Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  3. Advances in MRI: Overview of MRI physics and technology, focused on clinical use and directed towards engineers
    • Donald Mitchell, M.D.. Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  4. Back Pain Management using RF
    • Eugene Viscusi, M.D., Anesthesiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  5. RF Ablation in the treatment of Metastatic Spinal Tumors
    •  Francis Kralick, D.O., Neurological Surgery, Shore Medical Center, Brigantine, NJ
  6. RF treatment of bone tumors 
    • Hamid RS Hosseinzadeh, M.D., Orthopedic Surgery, School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, NJ
  7. Prolieve®Transurethral Microwave Thermodilatation Therapy for BPH
    • William Jow, M.D., Medifocus Inc., Columbia, MD
  8. Advances in RF/microwave in cardiac ablation
    • Daniel Frisch, M.D., Cardiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  9. Utilization of RF in pain management
    • Andrew Ng, M.D., Anesthesiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  10. Advances in microwave ablation of liver cancer.
    • Ernest Rosato, M.D., Oncology Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Young Professionals Panelist Bios



W. Joel D. Johnson, PhD  has led several R&D efforts including multi-channel, low-cost software define radios; high-efficiency and broadband RF power amplifiers; kilowatt class high-efficiency RF power amplifiers, tunable RF filters and components; and mobile, ad-hoc, networked (MANET) software defined radios. Dr. Johnson also leads several university initiatives for Harris. He received his BS in Electrical Engineering from Auburn University, his MS in Electrical Engineering (Control Theory thesis: Robust Control of RF Power Systems for Particle Accelerators) from the University of New Mexico, and his PhD in Electrical Engineering (Approximation Theory dissertation: Rational Fraction Approximations for Passive Network Functions) from the University of South Florida. He has published more than 40 papers in conferences and peer-reviewed journals.

Prior to joining Harris, Dr. Johnson worked at Raytheon (3 years) where he worked on power electronics and EMI filters, CME (2 years) where he worked on credit card size low power radios, Los Alamos National Laboratory (9 years) where he worked on particle accelerators and free-electron lasers. 


Mario Bokatius is currently an RF Product Line Director responsible for Front-End Solutions at NXP’s RF Power business based in Chandler, Arizona.  Mario has been with the group since 2000 and has held various positions in design and applications engineering, technical business development, customer support, and management. In the recent past, he spent nearly two years with NXP’s RF team in Shanghai, China where he was responsible for bringing NXP’s latest RF technologies to major customers in the Asia-Pacific region.
Mario is a recognized RF industry expert and proven leader.  During his career, he has been involved with design and productization of Silicon LDMOS, Gallium Arsenide, and Gallium Nitride based power transistors and amplifiers in discrete and monolithic form ranging from the Milliwatt range to several hundred of Watts and spanning frequencies from a few hundred MHz to 6 GHz.  He is a co-inventor of NXP’s Advanced Doherty Alignment Module (ADAM) technology, which won the patent of the year award in 2015.
Mario holds Diplom-Ingenieur and Master of Science degrees from the University of Applied Sciences Gießen-Friedberg, Germany and King’s College, University of London, UK, respectively.  He has published more than a dozen technical articles, holds eight US patents, participates in panel discussions, and was the co-organizer of a hands-on workshop on Doherty power amplifier design at the International Microwave Symposium in Seattle, WA, USA in 2013.


Jennifer Kitchen received her Ph.D. in electrical engineering at Arizona State University in 2007. During her graduate studies, Kitchen was a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow, and a Semiconductor Research Corporation Master’s Scholar. While at ASU, from 2003-2006, Kitchen worked for the RF power amplifier handset product group at Motorola, Inc., and Freescale Semiconductor. In 2007, she became the Arizona Design Center Manager for a startup company, Ubidyne, Inc., that aims to revolutionize wireless basestations by producing a digital antenna-embedded radio solution. In 2009, Kitchen joined ViaSat, Inc., as head of an IC (Integrated Circuit) design team within the Advanced Microwave Product Group. Her group focused on designing low-power integrated transceivers for SATCOM; among other chipsets for military applications. Kitchen joined the faculty of Arizona State University as an assistant professor of electrical engineering in 2012.

Her research focuses on efficiency-enhancement, integration and programmability of high-frequency (RF) circuits and systems. She uses silicon as well as III-V materials, such as gallium nitride, to create high-efficiency power management and power amplifier systems. She is also working on integrated electronics for solar arrays.


Dr. Brian Rautio is the Vice President of Operations for Sonnet Software, Inc. He received the B.S.E.E. degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2009 and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Syracuse University in 2014, where his algorithm research helped him to win the All-University Doctoral Prize. Brian has been a member of IEEE since 2005, having previously volunteered for the IMS2012 steering committee and MTT AdCom, and is currently a reviewer for the MTT Transactions. He is also a member of the Eta Kappa Nu electrical and computer engineering honor society 

Guest Suite

Guest Suite: 

The Guest and Hospitality Suite will be located at the 2nd floor of The Courtyard by Marriott just across the street from the Convention Center, starting Monday, 11 June 2018 through Thursday, 14 June 2018.  A continental breakfast and refreshments will be provided for all registered guests.  Guest suite hours are 07:00 to 14:30.

The IMS2018 Guest and Hospitality Suite will be a comfortable home away from home.  In addition to refreshments, the Suite will be a central location to meet your family as well as friends, both ones you knew before IMS2018 as well as ones you make while in Philadelphia.  In the Suite, there will be information regarding sightseeing tours and area attractions.  Children of attendees are also welcome to enjoy the guest lounge with a parent.  There will be a play area where they can have fun coloring, making crafts, and learning about area history.

A number of Guest free experiences will be available during IMS Microwave Week 2018, some of which require free advanced registration due to group size limitations.  Among these activities are:

  • A free Wanamaker Organ personal tour (IMS only) to view, hear, and learn about the history of the famous Wanamaker organ (one of the largest in the world) at the Macy’s department store, given by a local engineer/historian (advanced registration required)  
  • We will have free jewelry, essential oil, and craft workshops for children and adults (advanced registration required). See our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/IMSGuestSuite/) for details.  
  • Walk-abouts to acquaint guests with area museums around the convention center will also be offered.

Access to the Guest and Hospitality Suite is not included in the basic free of charge Guest Pass and requires a one-time fee of $50. Fee includes continental breakfast and refreshments. See the IMS2018 registration for information.

Free tours, workshops, and walk-abouts are space limited and require registration. See our Facebook page for registration information or email ims2018guest@gmail.com

Exhibit Advisory Committee

Exhibit Advisory Committee

Jim Assurian Reactel, Inc.
Ryan Baker Wolfspeed, A Cree Company
Steve Dudkiewicz Maury Microwave Corp.
Teresa Farris Cobham
Karen Hall Keysight Technologies
Susie Horn, IMS2018 Exhibit Management MP Associates, Inc.
Kathleen Ingram Qorvo
Sridhar Kanamaluru, IMS2018 General Chair

Sarnoff Corporation

Jean Rautio Sonnet Software Inc.
James Rautio, IMSEC Exhibitor Chair Sonnet Software Inc.
Wayne Shiroma, IMS2017 Past General Chair University of Hawai'i
Richard Snyder, IMSEC Chair RS Microwave
Lee Wood, IMS2018 Exhibit Management MP Associates, Inc.
Candi Wooldridge, IMS2018 Exhibit Management MP Associates, Inc.