Symon K. Podilchak was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and received a B.A.Sc. degree in 2005 from the Engineering Science Program at the University of Toronto. While studying at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, he received a M.A.Sc and a Ph.D. degree (Electrical Engineering) in 2008 and 2013, respectively. Currently, Symon is an Associate Professor at Heriot-Watt University, Scotland, in the Institute of Sensors, Signals, and Systems as well as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie H2020 European Research Fellow. He is also a registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in the Province of Ontario and the founding chairman for the IEEE AP-S/MTT-S joint chapter in Kingston and Scotland.
Recent industry experience includes modeling the radar cross-section of military vessels for high frequency surface-wave radar, professional software design and implementation for measurements in anechoic chambers, design of compact multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) antennas for wideband military communications, and the research and development of highly compact circularly polarized antennas for microsatellites. Companies and Institutions associated : Samsung, Leonardo, Pocket Qube Shop, J&D Wilkie, Honeywell - COM DEV, Raytheon Canada, Communications Securities Establishment Canada, Defense Research and Development Canada, Magna International, Communications Research Centre Canada, and Brookfield Asset Management.