Huawei Industrial Collaboration Award

Awarded to the competitor whose research activity arising from university-industry collaboration has produced substantive results with commercial potential. 

The award is open to graduate degree students of a Canadian university. View the Award Judging Criteria. It should be used for travel costs supporting further interaction with Canadian companies or attendance at one or more conferences or workshops to further the education of the winner. It will be made to the competitor who best demonstrates research with a high-degree of excellence and effective industry-university collaboration.

Participants in the competition for the Huawei Industrial Collaboration Award may also be eligible for the:


Questions? Contact Sarah Neville, P: 613.530.4655, F: 613.548.8104, E: neville@cmc.ca

2016 Winner of the Huawei Industrial Collaboration Award:

 

Thang Hoang and Mohammed Sowailem, McGill University
(Supervisor: Prof. Kambiz Moez)

Technology: InP Modulators for Metro and Data Centre Optical Communications 

Addressing the booming demand for data network services, the students’ work was praised for its research excellence in advancing optical communications to new levels of speed, and for its importance and relevance to industry in Canada.

Left, Mr. Hoang and Sowailem accept their award from Patrick Dumais, Hauwei, at Innovation 360. 



Previous Award Winners of the NRC Industrial Collaboration Award

Mohammad Abdolrazzaghi and Dr. Mohammad Zarifi, University of Alberta, were awarded the NRC Industrial Collaboration Award for their presentation Non-Contact High Resolution Microwave Resonator Liquid Sensor 

 

Dr. Mohammad Zarifi, University of Alberta (left), accepts his award from François Cordeau, NRC, at Innovation 360




Previous Award Winners of the Strategic Microelectronics Council (SMC) Industrial Collaboration Award

2014:

Zhanjun Bai, Carleton University, was awarded the Strategic Microelectronics Council (SMC) Industrial Collaboration Award for his presentation Low Phase Noise Clock Distribution Network using Rotary Traveling Wave Oscillators and Built-In Self-Test Phase Tuning Technique

  Zhanjun Bai, Carleton University, accepts the SMC Industrial Collaboration Award at Symposium 2014 from Ken Wagner, ITAC. Watch the video



2013

Yin Fei Meng, Queen's University, was awarded the Strategic Microelectronics Council (SMC) Industrial Collaboration Award for his presentation A Novel 60GHz Variable Inductor and Frequency Doubler Based VCO with 17.6% Tuning Range for IEEE 802.11ad Applications

  Yin Fei Meng, Queen's University, (right), receives the Strategic Microelectronics Council (SMC) Industrial Collaboration Award at Symposium 2013 from Ken Wagner, ITAC. 

2012

Brendan Ferguson, University of Alberta, was awarded the Strategic Microelectronics Council (SMC) Industrial Collaboration Award for his presentation Gecko Inspired Dry Adhesion Applied to Pick and Place MEMS Manufacturing.


  Brendan Ferguson, Univerisity of Alberta (left), receives the Strategic Microelectronics Council (SMC) Industrial Collaboration Award at Symposium 2012. 

2011

Sina Tolouei (Carleton University) was awarded The Strategic Microelectronics Council (SMC) Industrial Collaboration Award for his presentation High Speed FPGA Implementation of LDPC Codes for Optical Transport Network.

 


Sina Tolouei (right) accepts the The Strategic Microelectronics Council (SMC) Industrial Collaboration Award from Iain Scott, ITAC.

 

 

Sina Tolouei (right) accepts the The Strategic Microelectronics Council (SMC) Industrial Collaboration Award.

2010

Sharmistha Bhadra (University of Manitoba) was awarded The Strategic Microelectronics Council (SMC) Industrial Collaboration Award for his presentation An Embeddable Sensor for Monitoring the Corrosion Potential of Reinforcement Steel



Greg Bridges accepts the The Strategic Microelectronics Council (SMC) Industrial Collaboration Award on behalf of Bhadra at Symposium 2010 from Iain Scott, ITAC.

 

Greg Bridges accepts the The Strategic Microelectronics Council (SMC) Industrial Collaboration Award on behalf of Bhadra

2009

Anthony Karloff (University of Windsor) won the 2009 ITAC/SMC Industrial Collaboration Award for his research demonstration entitled A Resource Efficient, Real-Time, Hardware-Based Image Demosaicing Algorithm.

 

Dr. Bill Miller accepts the SMC award Dr. Bill Miller (right) accepts the SMC Industrial Collaboration Award from Bernard Courtois (left), Strategic Microelectronics Council of ITAC on behalf of Anthony Karloff.

2008

Chin Pang Billy Siu (University of British Columbia) won the 2008 ITAC/SMC Industrial Collaboration Award for his research demonstration entitled Metal MUMPs Fabrication Process for Dual-Axes Scanning Microlens.

Chin Pang Billy Siu (left) accepts the ITAC/SMC Industrial Collaboration Award from Bernard Courtois (right), Strategic Microelectronics Council of ITAC. Chin Pang Billy Siu (left) accepts the ITAC/SMC Industrial Collaboration Award from Bernard Courtois (right), Strategic Microelectronics Council of ITAC.

2007

Gholamreza Chaji (University of Waterloo) tied for the first place for the 2007 SMC Industrial Collaboration Award for his presentation entitled A Low-cost Low-power Stable Amorphous Silicon Amoled Display.

 Gholamreza Chaji (right) accepts the SMC Industrial Collaboration Award from Iain Scott (left), Strategic Microelectronics Council  of ITAC. Gholamreza Chaji (right) accepts the SMC Industrial Collaboration Award from Iain Scott (left), Strategic Microelectronics Council  of ITAC.

2006

Muhammad Arsalan and Atif Shamim (Carleton University) tied for first place for the 2007 SMC Industrial Collaboration Award for their presentation entitled DOSIMETER: Wireless Microchips in LTCC Package for Biomedical and Space Applications.

Muhammad Arsalan (centre) and Atif Shamim (right) accept the SMC Industrial Collaboration Award from Iain Scott (right), Strategic Microelectronics Council of ITAC. Muhammad Arsalan (centre) and Atif Shamim (right) accept the SMC Industrial Collaboration Award from Iain Scott (right), Strategic Microelectronics Council of ITAC.

2006

Amir H. Goldan (Simon Fraser University) won the 2006 SMC Industrial Collaboration Award for his presentation entitled Imaging for Placement of Radioactive seed for Breast Cancer Screening.

 Amir H. Goldan (left), Simon Fraser University, accepts the Industrial Collaboration Award from David Lynch (right), Senior Vice-President and General Manager, Video Products, Gennum Corporation Amir H. Goldan (left), Simon Fraser University, accepts the Industrial Collaboration Award from David Lynch (right), Senior Vice-President and General Manager, Video Products, Gennum Corporation.

2005

The 2005 SMC Industrial Collaboration Award was presented to Mohammad Maymandi-Nejad of the University of Waterloo for his project entitled A Wireless Bio-Implantable Device for Monitoring Blood Pressure of Transgenic Mice.

Mohammad Maymandi-Nejad (right) was presented his award by Lynda Leonard (left), Vice President, Communications and Research, ITAC. Mohammad Maymandi-Nejad (right) was presented his award by Lynda Leonard (left), Vice President, Communications and Research, ITAC.

2004

   

Jim Kulyk (University of Calgary) won the 2004 SMC Industrial Collaboration Award with his presentation entitled CMOS Integrated Q-Enhanced RF Bandpass Filter.

 Jim Kulyk (right), University of Calgary, is presented with the ITAC - SMC Industrial Collaboration Award by Mr. Ken Schultz (left), Chair of the Strategic Microelectronics Council of ITAC.  Jim Kulyk (right), University of Calgary, is presented with the ITAC - SMC Industrial Collaboration Award by Mr. Ken Schultz (left), Chair of the Strategic Microelectronics Council of ITAC.
       

 

2003

       

Mehboob Alam (University of Calgary) won the 2003 SMC Industrial Collaboration Award with his presentation entitled Motion stimation Architecture for MPEG-4 Part 9:  Reference Hardware Description, which focused on research activity arising from university-industry collaboration which has produced substantive results with commercial potential.

Mehboob Alam (left), University of Calgary, is presented the ITAC - Strategic Microelectronics Council Industrial Collaboration Award by Mr. Ken Schultz (right), Chair of  ITAC's Strategic Microelectronics Council. Mehboob Alam (left), University of Calgary, is presented the ITAC - Strategic Microelectronics Council Industrial Collaboration Award by Mr. Ken Schultz (right), Chair of  ITAC's Strategic Microelectronics Council.

2002

The 2002 SMC Industrial Collaboration Award, with a prize of $3,000, was won by Rola Baki and Mourad El-Gamal of McGill University, for her poster presentation A Low-Power Fully Programmable Log-Domain Filter for Hard Disk Drive Applications.

Iain Scott (left), Vice President of the Strategic Microelectronics Council of ITAC, presents the SMC Collaboration Award to Rola Baki (right) of McGill University. Iain Scott (left), Vice President of the Strategic Microelectronics Council of ITAC, presents the SMC Collaboration Award to Rola Baki (right) of McGill University.

2001

Sazzadur Chowdhury, M. Ahmadi, G.A. Jullien, W.C. Miller (University of Windsor) won the 2001 SMC award for their demonstration A Surface Mountable MEMS Beamforming Microphone Array and Associated MEMS Socket Structure.

Andy Molozzi (right) of the Strategic Microelectronics Consortium presents the SMC Industrial Collaboration Award to Sazzadur Chowdhury (left) of the University of Windsor Andy Molozzi (right) of the Strategic Microelectronics Consortium presents the SMC Industrial Collaboration Award to Sazzadur Chowdhury (left) of the University of Windsor

2000

Dorin Emil Calbaza and Yvon Savaria (École Polytechnique de Montréal) received the $3000 SMC Award in 2000 for their demonstration A Direct Digital Synthesis Circuit

Dorin Emil Calbaza (right), École Polytechnique de Montréal receiving the SMC Industrial Collaboration Award from Iain Scott (left), Executive Director of Strategic Microelectronics Consortium. Dorin Emil Calbaza (right), École Polytechnique de Montréal receiving the SMC Industrial Collaboration Award from Iain Scott (left), Executive Director of Strategic Microelectronics Consortium.

1999

Eyad Abou-Allam, Tajinder Manku, John J. Nisbet (University of Waterloo) won the $3000 1999 SMC Industrial Collaboration Award for their poster presentation A 1V PCS 1900 Receiver RF Front-End in 0.5-micron CMOS.

Iain Scott (right), SMC, presenting the $3000 SMC Industrial Collaboration Award to Eyad Abou-Allam (left), University of Waterloo. Iain Scott (right), SMC, presenting the $3000 SMC Industrial Collaboration Award to Eyad Abou-Allam (left), University of Waterloo.

1998

John Rogers, Carleton University won the 1998 Strategic Microelectronics Consortium (SMC) Industrial Collaboration Award for his TEXPO'98 demonstration A 1.8 GHz Differential VCO in a 0.5-micron Bipolar Process.

Dennis Senik (left), SMC, presenting the 1998 SMC Industrial Collaboration Award to John Rogers (right), Carleton University. Dennis Senik (left), SMC, presenting the 1998 SMC Industrial Collaboration Award to John Rogers (right), Carleton University.

 

1997

Ramachandra Achar, Carleton University won the first ever (1997) Strategic Microelectronics Consortium (SMC) Industrial Collaboration Award for his TEXPO'97 demonstration A Novel Method for Efficient Simulation of High-Speed VLSI Designs. (This was Ramachandra's second time as a TEXPO winner--in 1996 he received the $2,000 Canadian Microelectronics Corporation International Travel Award.)

Tony Stansby (left), Executive Director, SMC, presenting the 1997 SMC Industrial Collaboration Award to Ramachandra Achar (right). Tony Stansby (left), Executive Director, SMC, presenting the 1997 SMC Industrial Collaboration Award to Ramachandra Achar (right).