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Order of Canada
John William Bandler, O.C.
Dundas, Ontario [Canada]
Officer of the Order of Canada
Awarded on November 18, 2016; Invested on February 17, 2017
For his scientific contributions that have helped to position Canada at the forefront of microwave engineering.
John Bandler has helped to put Canada at the forefront of microwave technology. Professor emeritus at McMaster University, he has revolutionized the engineering and computer-assisted design of microwave circuitry. His development and practical application of space mapping and optimization theories have led to profound reductions in the development costs of a vast array of electronic systems. He has been a mentor to numerous highly successful students and a strong advocate for the inclusion of more women in the field of engineering.