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     Date Submitted:01-05-2014
     Last Modified:01-05-2014 (07:08)
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     Current job:Antenna/Radar Design Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsElectrical Engineer with focus on Radio Frequency Microwave and Antenna design



    ·         Electrical Engineer with focus on Radio Frequency Microwave and Antenna design.





    ·         Experience with microwave antenna design and performance measurements.

    ·         Comprehensive lab skills in measurements using millimeter antenna test-bed, high frequency probes, vector network analyzer, spectrum analyzer, oscilloscopes, and anechoic chamber.

    ·         Hands-on experience designing frequency scanning antennas.

    ·         Experienced in RF circuits (filters, power amplifiers, isolators, etc.).

    ·         Very good knowledge of Electromagnetic theory.

    ·         Good knowledge of Communication System (Satellite, Telemetry, etc.).

    ·         Hands-on experience with board-level design and simulation. 

    ·         Knowledge on 3G/4G/LTE protocol.

    ·         Great team worker in multicultural environment with good communication skills to co-operate others for achieving targeted goal.

    ·         Ability to work independently with excellent time management to push the design from start to end.

    ·         Creative mind in the work (4 Papers published, 2 papers and 1 patent awaiting).

    ·         Recipient of Foundation Pierre-Arbour scholarship during the PhD.

    ·         Bilingual (fluent in French and proficient in English).





    HFSS, ADS, Ansoft Designer, CTS Designer, FEKO, MICIAN , PSPiece, MS Office, C, C++, Maple, Matlab/Simulink,Adobe.





    Bachelor in Electrical Engineering                                                                        2004 - 2008

    École Polytechnique, Montréal, Québec

    Master research in Electrical Engineering - RF Microwave                              2008 - 2010

    École Polytechnique, Montréal, Québec

    Thesis Title: Cloaking strut antenna with a Transmission Line Network

    PhD in Electrical Engineering - RF Microwave, Antenna Design                       2010 - 2014

    École Polytechnique, Montréal, Québec

    Thesis Title: Beam scanning antenna for weather radar applications






    RF/Microwave/ Antenna Design                                            2010 –2014



    • Design of beam scanning antenna for weather radar.
    • RF and Microwave design (filter, matching network, waveguide, etc...).
    • RF circuit simulations and measurements.

    Technical Service Specialist                                  2009 –2010

    SOTERIA SOLUTION, Montréal, Canada


    • Call of tender.
    • Sale of IT equipment and services.
    • Technical repair on field, by email or by telephone to the various customers.
    • Study of new technical products of the company (SATCOM systems, Cisco systems, etc...).
    • Presentation of new products of the company.
    • Responsible for the deployment and for the installation of the new products and services in the company.



    Project Manager (Internship)                                    2007

    SAGEM Communications, Paris, France


    • Project manager’s trainee. 
    • Project planning.
    • Financial management of project.
    • Communication with clients regarding the project progress.





    1.        Siaka, F.; Mirkamali, A.; Laurin, J., "A broad angle frequency scanning antenna based on a meandre waveguide," Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium (APSURSI), 2012 IEEE , vol., no., pp.1,2, 8-14 July 2012.

    2.        Siaka, F.; Laurin, J.; Koodiani, S.F.; Demers, Y.; deMaagt, P., "Broadband cloaking of struts using Transmission-Line Networks," Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), 2010 Proceedings of the Fourth European Conference on , vol., no., pp.1,5, 12-16 April 2010.

    3.        Siaka, F.; Laurin, J.; Koodiani, S.F.; Demers, Y.; DeMaagt, P., "Broadband cloaking of antenna struts using transmission-line networks," Antenna Technology and Applied Electromagnetics & the American Electromagnetics Conference (ANTEM-AMEREM), 2010 14th International Symposium on , vol., no., pp.1,4, 5-8 July 2010.

    4.        Mirkamali, A.; Laurin, J.-J.; Siaka, F.; Deban, R., "A Planar Lens Antenna With Circular Edge Inspired by Gaussian Optics," Antennas and Propagation, IEEE Transactions on , vol.61, no.9, pp.4476,4483, Sept. 2013.



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