Christopher W. Trueman received the B.Eng. degree from McGill University in 1972 and joined newly-created Concordia University in August, 1974 as a Sessional Lecturer. He received the M.Eng. degree from McGill in 1975 with a thesis on the application of the Uniform Theory of Diffraction. He completed his Ph.D. at McGill in 1979 for a project using wire-grid modelling to evaluate the performance of HF communication antennas on aircraft.


Professor Trueman and the late Professor Stan Kubina made up the Concordia Electromagnetic Compatibility Laboratory in the 1980s and later were joined by Professor Robert Paknys.  The EMC Lab carried out extensive research on various EMC-related problems, such as the scattering of AM broadcast signals by power lines, antenna to antenna coupling on aircraft, HF and VHF antenna performance on aircraft, EMC test plans for aircraft systems, and interactions between cellular telephones and the human head.


Dr. Trueman has worked on the radar cross section of aircraft and ships calculated by moment methods and by the finite difference time domain method.  Drs. Trueman and Paknys developed a computer code using geometrical and physical optics to calculate the radar cross section of ships. Dr. Trueman and Dr. Guilin Sun developed a variety of unconditionally stable finite-difference time-domain methods with improved dispersion properties, based on the Crank-Nicholson scheme.  Dr. Trueman has done pioneering work with Dr. Sebak and Dr. Aidin Mehdipour on antennas built with composite materials. Recently Dr. Trueman has worked on indoor propagation and on electromagnetic interference of handheld portable radios such as tablet computers with critical-care medical devices.


Dr. Trueman was the Associate Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering from 1996 until 2001.  He was promoted to Professor in 2000 and is a Senior Member of the IEEE. He was Chair of the Faculty’s Center for Engineering in Society from 2004 to 2006, and of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering from 2006 to 2008.  He has been the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science since 2008.