Ke Wu, a distinguished Ambassador

Ke-WuProfessor Ke Wu, who was appointed Ambassador in 2005 for his role in securing the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium the Palais des congrès hosted in 2012, recently won the Prix du Québec Marie-Victorin award for natural sciences and engineering. The scientific recognition is in honour of this brilliant world-renowned researcher’s work, which includes 30 patents, one of which was voted the most promising invention by Microwave Journal, a leading radio frequency and microwave technology magazine.

The convention that earned Professor Wu his appointment to the Ambassadors Club, the
IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, proved a significant event for the Palais des congrès, attracting 10,000 delegates and 500 exhibitors to Montréal, and generating nearly $26 M for the city’s economy.

The Prix du Québec are awarded each year to scientists who have had a remarkably distinguishing career in their field or to individuals who have devoted their careers to research management and development or promoting science and technology. These awards constitute the highest distinction conferred by the Government of Québec in recognition of individuals who have contributed to the social and scientific advancement of Québec.

The members of the Ambassadors Club honored by a Prix du Québec include: