Awards

Scholarships and Fellowships



H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Research Fellowship

 
2017 - 2019
 
Two Year H2020 Research Fellowship to support research.


Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Postdoctoral Fellowship

 

January 2014

Government of Canada (Two Year) Fellowship, following completion of the PhD program, to support postdoctoral research.

IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) Graduate Fellowship

 
February 2013

IEEE Research Award to acknowledge outstanding research and contributions to New Surface Wave Power Routing Guides.


Ontario Graduate Scholarship
 
September 2012

Government of Ontario Fellowship to support PhD Research at Queen's University in Kingston.


Ontario Graduate Scholarship

 
September 2011


Government of Ontario Fellowship to support PhD Research at Queen's University in Kingston.

IEEE Antennas and Propagation Doctoral Scholarship          

November 2010

IEEE Research Award to acknowledge outstanding research at the PhD level.

Ontario Graduate Scholarship

 September 2010

Government of Ontario Fellowship to support PhD Research at Queen's University in Kingston.

Ontario Graduate Fellowship in Science & Technology

 September 2009

Government of Ontario Fellowship to support PhD Research at Queen's University in Kingston.

Queen’s University Graduate Award

 2008 - 2012

(inclusive)

Scholarship for student funding and research. Award provided by Queen's University.


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Best Paper Awards


 
European Microwave Prize

 

October 2016
Selected by the European Microwave Association for Dr. Podilchak’s PhD research presented at the 2016 European Microwave Conference. Paper: New Planar Microwave Devices and Antennas by Practical Surface-Wave Launching.



URSI Young Scientist Award
 

May 2015
Travel grant and paper award to recognize outstanding research potential. Selected by the Organizing Committee for the Atlantic Radio Science Conference (AT-RASC) in Canary Islands, Spain.


AP-S Student Paper Competition

 

July 2013
 

For the Paper “Analysis and Design of Planar Metallic Surface Lenses for Controlled Wave Guidance.” Selected by the AP-S 2013 Organizing Committee.


UWB 2012 Best Student Paper Nominee
 
September 2012

Student Paper Finalist for the “Ultrawideband Double-Sided Printed Dipole Arrays.” Selected by the ICUWB 2012 Organizing Committee.


EuCAP 2012 Best Antenna Design Award    


 
March 2012
Selected for the paper: "Compact Antenna for Microsatellite Using Folded Shorted Patches and an Integrated Feeding Network." 

AP-S Student Competition Paper Award

July 2011
Third place in the AP-S Student Paper Competition. Travel grant stipend to attend the conference symposium. Selected in a double-blind review process for his paper "A New Leaky-Wave Antenna Design using Simple Surface-Wave Power Routing Techniques."

Young Scientist Award

October 2010

Travel grant and paper award to recognize outstanding research potential. Selected by the Organizing Committee for the Asia-Pacific Radio Science Conference (AP-RASC) in Toyama, Japan.

Young Scientist Award 

August 2010

Travel grant and paper award to attend the 20th International Symposium on Electromagnetic Theory in Berlin Germany (EMTS 2010).

Student Paper Competition Finalist

March 2010

Finalist for the Paper “Segmented Circular Strip Planar Leaky-Wave Antenna Designs for Broadside Radiation and One-Sided Beam Scanning.” Selected by the iWAT 2010 Organizing Committee.

Best Student Paper Award

October 2009

Award at the Annual CMC Symposium for the PaperHigh Speed Metamaterial-Inspired Negative Group Delay Circuits in CMOS for Delay Equalization.” 

Student Paper Competition Finalist
(4th Place)
May 2009
Student Paper Award at the IEEE Radar Conference for the Paper "Radar Cross-Section Modeling of Marine Vessels in Practical Oceanic Environments for High-Frequency Surface-Wave Radar.” Selected by the Conference Organizing Committee.

ANTEM Best Student Paper Award

 February 2009

Student Award at an IEEE conference for the Paper “Planar Antennas for Far-Field Beam Steering at End-Fire Using Directive Surface-Wave Launchers.” Selected by the Organizing Committee.
AMTA Best Student Paper Award November 2008
Student Award at a conference for the Paper “A Technique to Observe the Aperture Field Distribution on Planar Leaky-Wave Antenna Designs by Taking the Inverse Fourier Transform of Measured 2D Far-Field Beam Patterns.” Selected by the Organizing Committee.

Young Scientist Award

 August 2008

Travel grant and paper award to recognize outstanding research potential. Selected and provided by URSI/CNC to attend the URSI General Assembly in Chicago.


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Other Awards and Travel Grants




Visiting Professor Award



2017

2017 Visiting Professor Award to conduct research at Sapienza University, Roma, Italy.


IEEE Outstanding Volunteer
Award           
 
2015

Recipient of the 2015 IEEE Outstanding Volunteer Award by the IEEE Kingston Section for contributing to the positive establishment of the IEEE AP-S and MTT-S joint chapter in Kingston.


Golden Reviewer Award for the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society


July 2014

For recognition and appreciation for exceptional performance as a Reviewer of the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation.


Author of the Outstanding Thesis within the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Queen's University at Kingston

 

2014

Award for the PhD Dissertation Planar Leaky Wave Antennas and Microwave Circuits by Practical Surface-Wave Launching.

Queen's University Faculty Travel Award

 
2014

Subsidies to Support Travel Expenses.

Research grant award - Queen's University. 

2014

Fund for Scholarly Research and Professional Development.


Queen’s University Travel Grant Award

 
2008 - 2012

Subsidies to Support Travel Expenses.

URSI/CNC General Assembly Travel Grant Award        
 
July 2011

Travel grant award for the 2011 URS General Assembly in Istanbul, Turkey.

IEEE Graduate Student Award


2010 & 2009

Research Award provided by the IEEE Kingston Section to acknowledge outstanding research. Granted for both Masters and PhD work.

European Microwave Week Travel Grant October
2008 & 2009
Travel grant award to attend the 2008 & 2009 European Microwave Week Conferences. Selected and provided by European Microwave Association.
International Microwave Symposium (IMS) Conference Travel Grant  
June 2009
Travel grant award to attend the 2009 IMS Conference. Selected and provided by Conference Organizing Committee.
Top 15 Paper
 November 2008Paper selected within top fifteen at the Antenna Measurement Techniques Annual Symposium.

Canadian Microelectronics Corporation (CMC) Travel GrantOctober
2008 & 2009
Travel grant award to attend the 2009 and 2008 Annual CMC Symposium Conferences.
Engineering Athlete of the Year
2004Voted engineering athlete of the year by the Engineering Society at The University of Toronto.
Most Valuable Player for Ice Hockey and Rugby  2004Voted most valuable player (MVP) by teammates at The University of Toronto.

1st Place Ranking in the Sir Isaac Newton Physics Competition

 May 2001

Annual Physics Competition hosted by University of Waterloo for Ontario High School Students.



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