October 2023

Wolfgang Hoefer ranked among the World's Top 2% Scientists

Wolfgang Hoefer has been ranked among the World's Top 2% Scientists by Stanford University for his career contributions to Electromagnetics and Microwave Engineering. The selection is based on the top 100,000 scientists by c-score (with and without self-citations) or a percentile rank of 2% or above in their sub-field.
For more information on the ranking procedures and access to the databases, follow these links:

Elsevier Data Repository

Career-Based Data File - 74.8 MB

June 2022

Wolfgang Hoefer receives the 2022 Microwave Career Award of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques (MTT) Society

Wolfgang Hoefer is the recipient of the prestigious Microwave Career Award of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques (MTT) Society. This is the highest honor bestowed by the IEEE MTT-Society. The citation reads: “For a career of leadership, meritorious achievement, creativity and outstanding contributions in the field of microwave theory and techniques”. The award has been presented at the Awards Banquet of the IEEE MTT-International Microwave Symposium (IMS) in Denver, CO, USA, on June 22, 2022. For more information follow these links:

Award Announcement

Award Plaque

Award Brochure

Banquet Photos

Read a congratulatory letter from Dr. Kevin Hall, President of the University of Victoria.

December 2021

Special Session at the 2021 IEEE AP-S/URSI Symposium in Singapore at the Occasion of Wolfgang Hoefer's 80th Birthday

A Special Session titled “Towards a Unified View of Computational Electromagnetics (With a Retrospective at the Occasion of Prof. Hoefer's 80th Birthday)” was held during the 2021 IEEE AP-S/URSI Symposium in Singapore, 4-10 Dec. 2021. Organized by Profs. Chao-Fu Wang (NUS) and Zhizhang Chen (Dalhousie U.), the session TU-SP-4A featured presentations by distinguished international colleagues and former associates of Wolfgang Hoefer, who also contributed a paper titled “Unity and Diversity in Computational Electromagnetics - A Retrospective.”

See the program of session TU-SP-4A on Tuesday morning on the 2021 AP-S/URSI Symposium website.

March 2020

Wolfgang Hoefer elevated to Fellow of the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES)

Wolfgang Hoefer has been elevated to to the rank of Fellow of the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES) “For exceptional achievements and outstanding contributions in Applied Computational Electromagnetics”. The official induction was planned for the ACES 2020 Symposium in Monterey which was transformed into a virtual event due to the COVID-19 outbreak. For more information follow these links:

The ACES Fellow Plaque

ACES Newsletter

September 2018

Wolfgang Hoefer presents an invited lecture at a Workshop on Theories and Numerics of Inverse Problems, held at the National University of Singapore

Wolfgang Hoefer has been invited to present a lecture at a workshop on "Theories and Numerics of Inverse Problems" organized by Prof. Xudong Chen and colleagues at the Institute for Mathematical Sciences of the National University of Singapore. The topic of his lecture was “Time Reversal Features and Applications of Space-Time Discrete Electromagnetic Models”. The Workshop was held in Singapore from September 24 to 28, 2018 and featured presentations by researchers in Mathematics, Sciences and Engineering. For more information follow these links:

Program and Participants

Photo of Workshop Participants

A video of the lecture is available here.

May 2018

Wolfgang Hoefer is invited as a Plenary Speaker at the 2018 Joint IEEE EMC & APEMC Symposium in Singapore

Wolfgang Hoefer has been invited to present a plenary lecture at the 2018 Joint IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility (IEEE EMC) and Asia Pacific Electromagnetic Compatibility (APEMC) Symposium, held in Singapore from May 14 to 17, 2018. The topic of his lecture is “Frontiers in Computational Time Reversal for Electromagnetic Synthesis”. For more information follow these links:

List of Plenary Speakers

Photos from 2018 IEEE EMC/APEMC

May 2016

Special Session at the 2016 IEEE IMS in San Francisco to celebrate Wolfgang Hoefer's 75th Birthday

A Special Session titled “Field Modeling and Applications - Retrospective and Outlook: in celebration of Prof. Wolfgang J. R. Hoefer's 75th birthday” was held during the 2016 IEEE International Microwave Symposium in San Francisco, 22-27 May, 2016. Organized by Profs. Jens Bornemann (U. of Victoria) and Peter Russer (TUM München), the session TH1F featured presentations by distinguished international colleagues and former associates of Wolfgang Hoefer.

See the program of session TH1F on Thursday morning on the IMS 2016 website.

March 2016

Wolfgang Hoefer is invited as a Plenary Speaker at the 2016 ICWITS/ACES Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii

Wolfgang Hoefer has been invited to present a plenary lecture at the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Wireless Information Technology and Systems (ICWITS) and Applied Computational Electromagnetics (ACES), held in Honolulu, Hawaii, from March 13 to 17, 2016. The topic of his lecture is “Computational Time Reversal – A Frontier in Electromagnetic Field Synthesis”. For more information follow these links:

List of Plenary Speakers

Photos from ACES 2016

March 2016

Wolfgang Hoefer is inducted into the Engineering Institute of Canada

Wolfgang Hoefer has been elected Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada. He was inducted as EIC Fellow “for exceptional contributions to engineering in Canada” during the awards gala on March 12, 2016 at the Westin Hotel, Ottawa, Canada. For more information follow these links:

The FEIC Certificate

EIC Citation

Here is a complete List of Fellows of the Engineering Institute of Canada.

October 2015

Wolfgang Hoefer addresses the IEEE Poland Section AP/MTT/AES Joint Chapter at Warsaw University of Technology

Wolfgang Hoefer visited Warsaw in October 2015 with his spouse Diana to attend the International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition, a Polish national treasure which is held every five years and is arguably the world's most prestigious and exciting classical piano competition. During their stay in the Polish capital, Wolfgang Hoefer presented an invited seminar on “Computational time reversal - a frontier in electromagnetics research” to the members of the IEEE AP/MTT/AES Joint Chapter on Oct. 21, 2015 at the Institute of Radioelectronics, Warsaw University of Technology.

For more information follow these links:
View the announcement of the seminar on the website of the IEEE Polish Joint Chapter.
Visit the website of the 2015 Chopin Competition.

May 2014

Wolfgang Hoefer is an invited Plenary Keynote Speaker at the 2014 NEMO Conference at the University of Pavia, Italy

Wolfgang Hoefer is invited to present a plenary lecture at the inaugural IEEE International Conference on Numerical Electromagnetic Modeling and Optimization for RF, microwave, and terahertz applications (NEMO 2014), held at the University of Pavia, Italy, from May 14-16, 2014. The topic of his keynote lecture was “Computational Time Reversal - A Frontier in Electromagnetics”. The event took place on the historic premises where Alessandro Volta held the chair of experimental physics from 1778 to 1819. The unit of the electric potential has been named the "Volt" in his honor.

For more information, view the full program of the NEMO 2014 conference. A summary of the keynote address is on page 9 of the program.

April 2012

Wolfgang Hoefer receives the Most Inspiring Mentor Award of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) of Singapore

Wolfgang Hoefer is the recipient of the 2012 Most Inspiring Mentor Award sponsored by the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) of Singapore. The award recognizes “inspirational and dedicated scientists who have played fundamental roles in nurturing other scientists or scholars”. The Award was presented at the A*STAR Work Plan Seminar held at the Resorts World Convention Centre, Sentosa Island, Singapore, on 11 April 2012. For more information follow these links:

The Award Certificate

Coverage in the IHPC
Powering Discoveries

April 2011

Wolfgang Hoefer receives the Pioneer Award of the IEEE MTT Society

Wolfgang Hoefer is the recipient of the prestigious Microwave Pioneer Award from the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques (MTT) Society. The citation reads: “For pioneering contributions to time domain computational methods in microwave engineering, in particular the transmission line matrix (TLM) method.” The Award has been presented at the Awards Banquet of the IEEE MTT-International Microwave Symposium (IMS), which was held in Baltimore, MD, USA, from June 5-10, 2011. For more information follow these links:

Award Plaque

News Coverage

Banquet Photos

July 2009

Wolfgang Hoefer is inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering

Wolfgang Hoefer has been elected Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. He was inducted as CAE Fellow “for experience and distinction in the art and science of engineering in Canada” during the awards gala on March 12, 2016 in Calgary, Canada. For more information follow these links:

FCAE Certificate

CAE Fellow Info

UVic News

May 2009

Wolfgang Hoefer receives the Andrew G.L. McNaughton Award and Gold Medal from IEEE Canada.

Wolfgang Hoefer is the recipient of the Andrew G.L. McNaughton Award and Gold Medal from the IEEE Canada (Region 7). It is the highest achievement award bestowed by IEEE Canada on engineers in recognition of exemplary contributions to the engineering profession. The citation reads: “For pioneering research in microwave engineering, computational electromagnetics and working with industry to develop practical time domain simulators.” The Award and Gold Medal were presented at the Awards Banquet of the CCECE Conference, which was held in St. Johns, NL, Canada, on May 4, 2009. For more information follow these links:

Plaque & Medal

2009 Awards Brochure

UVic News

April 2008

Wolfgang Hoefer is inducted into the German Academy of Science and Engineering

Wolfgang Hoefer has been selected to join the German National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) “In recognition of his scientific achievements”. The induction into the Academy took place in Berlin on 21 October 2008, followed by a festive gala event in the Konzerthaus am Gendarmenmarkt. Ms. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the German Republic, was the Guest of Honor; she addressed the Members of the Academy in a keynote speech, acknowledging their important advisory role in matters of innovation and technology policy. For more information follow these links:

Acatech Fellow Certificate

More Acatech Info

May 2007

Wolfgang Hoefer receives a Honorary Doctorate from the Technical University of Munich

The Technical University of Munich (Technische Universität München, TUM) has bestowed a honorary doctorate in engineering (Dr.-Ing. e.h.) on Wolfgang Hoefer. The bestowal took place on Wednesday, May 16, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. in the Theresianum, Technische Universität München. A two-day symposium with several social events was held following the academic ceremony. The citation on the honorary doctoral certificate reads: “For Extraordinary Achievements in the Theory of Electromagnetic Fields, especially the Development of Modern Numerical Methods for the Modeling of Electromagnetic Fields”. For more information follow these links:

Doctor Diploma

TUM Coverage

Photo Gallery

TUM Honorary
Doctors

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Updated 2 November 2023