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Past Distinguished Lecturer Appointments

2016 - 2018
Jianming Jin
Jianming Jin

Prof. Jianming Jin
Y.T. lo Chair Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana
Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA

Jian-Ming Jin is Y. T. Lo Chair Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director of the Electromagnetics Laboratory and Center for Computational Electromagnetics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has authored and co-authored over 240 papers in refereed journals and over 22 book chapters. He has also authored The Finite Element Method in Electromagnetics (Wiley, 1st ed. 1993, 2nd ed. 2002, 3rd ed. 2014), Electromagnetic Analysis and Design in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (CRC, 1998), Theory and Computation of Electromagnetic Fields (Wiley, 2010), co-authored Computation of Special Functions (Wiley, 1996), Finite Element Analysis of Antennas and Arrays (Wiley, 2008), and Fast and Efficient Algorithms in Computational Electromagnetics (Artech, 2001). His name appeared over 20 times in the University of Illinois’s List of Excellent Instructors.

Andrea Massa
Andrea Massa

Prof. Andrea Massa
ELEctromagnetic DIAgnostics Research Center
DISI ‐ Università di Trento
Trento, Italy

Digiteo Chair@Laboratoire des Signaux et Systèmes
Gif‐sur‐Yvette, France

Prof. Massa received the “laurea” degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy, in 1992 and Ph.D. degree in EECS from the same university in 1996. From 1997 to 1999, he was an Assistant Professor of Electromagnetic Fields at the Department of Biophysical and Electronic Engineering (University of Genoa). From 2001 to 2004, he was an Associate Professor at the University of Trento. Since 2005, he has been a Full Professor of Electromagnetic Fields at the University of Trento, where he currently teaches electromagnetic fields, inverse scattering techniques, antennas and wireless communications, wireless services and devices, and optimization techniques.

2015 - 2017
Karl F. Warnick
Karl Warnick

Dr. Karl F. Warnick
Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 
Brigham Young University 
Provo, UT 84602 

New IEEE Standard Terms and Figures of Merit for Active Antenna Arrays

Active multi-antenna systems and antenna arrays are of great interest currently for applications such as high-sensitivity astronomical aperture phased arrays and phased array feeds, multiple input multiple output (MIMO) communications systems, digitally beamformed arrays, steered beam antennas for passive remote sensing, and arrays for mobile, airborne, and maritime satellite communications. The standard definitions for gain, radiation efficiency, antenna efficiency, and noise temperature are directly applicable only to receiving antennas that can be operated as transmitters. For active receiving arrays with complex receiver chains, nonreciprocal components in the beamforming network, or digitally sampled and processed output signals, existing transmit-based antenna terms such as gain and radiation efficiency cannot be directly applied. Using the reciprocity principle to obtain an equivalence between the total power radiated by a transmitting antenna and the noise power at the output of a receiving antenna, a new set of figures of merit has been developed for active array receivers.

Andrea Alu
Andrea Alu

Prof. Andrea Alu
The University in Texas at Austin
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
201, Speedway ENS 431
Austin, TX 78712,

Metamaterials and Plasmonics to Tailor and Enhance Wave-Matter Interactions

Metamaterials and plasmonics offer unprecedented opportunities to tailor and enhance the interaction of waves with matter. In this lecture, I will discuss our recent progress and research activity in these research areas, showing how suitably tailored meta-atoms and combinations of them can open new venues to manipulate and control electromagnetic waves in unprecedented ways. I will discuss our recent theoretical and experimental results involving metamaterial and/or plasmonic nanostructures, including the concept of magnetic-based Fano resonances in nanoclusters, modularized optical nanocircuits, nanoantennas and metasurfaces to control light propagation and radiation, enhanced artificial magnetism and chirality in properly tailored metamaterials, parity-time symmetric metamaterials, giant nonlinearities and nonreciprocity using suitably designed meta-atoms. Physical insights into these exotic phenomena and their impact on technology and new electromagnetic devices will be discussed during the talk.

2014 - 2016
Christophe Caloz

Dr. Christophe Caloz
Professor, Electrical Engineering
Canada Research Chair
École Polytechnique de Montréal
Building Lassonde, Office M6025
2500, ch. de Polytechnique
Montréal (Québec), H3T 1J4, Canada

Metamaterials: Past, Present and Future

In the history of humanity, scientific progress has frequently been associated with the discovery of novel substances or materials. Metamaterials represent a recent incarnation of this evolution. As suggested by their prefix “meta”, meaning “beyond” in Greek, metamaterials (artificial materials owing their properties to sub-wavelength but supra-atomic scatterers) even transcend the frontiers of nature, to offer unprecedented properties with far-reaching implications in modern science and technology.

Steven Gao

Prof. Steven Gao
Chair of RF and Microwave Engineering
School of Engineering and Digital Arts
University of Kent
Canterbury CT2 7NZ, UK

Low-Cost Smart Antennas

Smart antennas are the key technology for wireless communications and radars. They can adjust their radiation patterns adaptively, i.e., forming maximum radiation towards the desired users and nulls towards the interference sources. Thus, they can improve the capacity of wireless communication networks significantly, increase the spectrum efficiency and reduce the transmit power. Traditionally, smart antennas are, however, too complicated, bulky, heavy and expensive for civil applications. For commercial applications, it is very important to reduce the cost, size, mass and power consumption of smart antennas.

Qing Huo Liu

Prof. Qing Huo Liu
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Duke University
Durham, NC 27708, USA

Multiscale Computational Electromagnetics and Applications

Electromagnetic sensing and system-level design problems are often multiscale and very challenging to solve. They remain a significant barrier to system-level sensing and design optimization for a foreseeable future.  Such multiscale problems often contain three electrical scales, i.e., the fine scale (geometrical feature size much smaller than a wavelength), the coarse scale (geometrical feature size greater than a wavelength), and the intermediate scale between the two extremes.  Most existing commercial solvers are based on single methodologies (such as finite element method or finite-difference time-domain method), and are unable to solve large multiscale problems. We will present our recent work in solving realistic multiscale system-level EM design simulation problems in time domain. The discontinuous Galerkin method is used as the fundamental framework for interfacing multiple scales with finite-element method, spectral element method, and finite difference method. Numerical results show significant advantages of the multiscale method.

Edmund K. Miller

Dr. Edmund K. Miller
597 Rustic Ranch Lane
Lincoln, CA 95648

Using Model-Based Parameter Estimation to Increase the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Computational Electromagnetics

Science began, and largely remains, an activity of making observations and/or collecting data about various phenomena in which patterns may be perceived and for which a theoretical explanation is sought in the form of mathematical prescriptions. These prescriptions may be non-parametric, first-principles generating models (GMs), such as Maxwell’s equations, that represent fundamental, irreducible descriptions of the physical basis for the associated phenomena. In a similar fashion, parametric fitting models (FMs) might be available to provide a reduced-order description of various aspects of the GM or observables that are derived from it. The purpose of this lecture is to summarize the development and application of exponential series and pole series as FMs in electromagnetics. The specific approaches described here, while known by various names, incorporate a common underlying procedure that is called model-based parameter estimation (MBPE).

Sudhakar Rao

Dr. Sudhakar Rao
Technical Fellow, Engineering & Global Products Division
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
1 Space Park Drive, Mail Stop: ST70AA/R9
Redondo Beach, CA 90278, USA &

Advanced Antenna Systems for Satellite Communication Payloads

Recent developments in the areas of antenna systems for FSS, BSS, PCS, & MSS satellite communications will be discussed. System requirements that drive the antenna designs will be presented initially. Advanced antenna system designs for contoured beams, multiple beams, and reconfigurable beams will be presented. Shaped reflector antenna designs, multi-aperture reflector antennas for multiple beams, multi-band reflector antennas, reconfigurable antennas, phased array systems, and lens antennas will be discussed in detail. Design examples of direct broadcast satellites (DBS) covering national and local channels will be given. Topics such as antenna designs for high capacity satellites, large deployable mesh reflector designs, low PIM designs, and power handling issues will be included. High power test methods for the satellite payloads will be addressed. Future trends in the satellite antennas will be discussed. At the end of this talk, engineers will be exposed to typical requirements, designs, hardware, and test methods for various satellite antenna designs.

2013 - 2015
Ari Sihvola
Ari Sihvola

Prof. Ari Sihvola
Aalto University, Department of Radio Science and Engineering
Box 13000, FIN-00076 Aalto

Ari Sihvola was born in 1957, in Valkeala (Finland). He received the degrees of Diploma Engineer in 1981, Licentiate of Technology in 1984, and Doctor of Technology in 1987, all in Electrical Engineering, from the Helsinki University of Technology (TKK), Finland. Besides working for TKK and the Academy of Finland, he was visiting engineer in the Research Laboratory of Electronics of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, in 1985–1986, and in 1990–1991, he worked as a visiting scientist at the Pennsylvania State University, State College. In 1996, he was visiting scientist at the Lund University, Sweden, and for the academic year 2000–2001 he was visiting professor at the Electromagnetics and Acoustics Laboratory of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne.

Mats Gustafsson
Mats Gustafsson

Prof. Mats Gustafsson
Department of Electrical and Information Technology
Lund University
Box 118, SE-221 00 Lund, Sweden

Mats Gustafsson received the M.Sc. degree in Engineering Physics in 1994, the Ph.D. degree in Electromagnetic Theory in 2000, was appointed Docent in 2005, and Professor of Electromagnetic Theory 2011, all from Lund University, Sweden.

He co-founded the company Phase holographic imaging AB in 2004.  His research interests are in scattering and antenna theory and inverse scattering and imaging with applications in microwave tomography and digital holography. He has written over 60 peer reviewed journal papers and over 75 conference papers. 

Ahmed Kishk

Prof. Ahmed Kishk
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Concordia University
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. West, EV 005.139
Montreal, QC, Canada H3G 1M8

Dielectric Resonator Antennas Abstract The dielectric resonator antenna (DRA) is made from high dielectric constant materials and mounted on a ground plane or on a grounded dielectric substrate of lower permittivity.  DRAs have many attractive features such as small size, high radiation efficiency, wide bandwidth, and high power capability that make them attractive for radar applications and base stations.  An overview for the development of the dielectric resonator antennas will be given to provide understanding of dielectric resonator characteristics, operation, and design.  DRA arrays characteristics are provided with discussion on the mutual coupling level and the wide scanning capabilities. Finally, several examples of DRA for wideband, multifunction applications, and proposed new application of embedded DRA in energy harvesting environments.

2012 - 2014
Kwok Wa Leung

Prof. Kwok Wa Leung
Department of Electronic Engineering
City University of Hong Kong
83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

Kwok Wa Leung was born in Hong Kong. He received the B.Sc. degree in Electronics and Ph.D. degree in electronic engineering from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, in 1990 and 1993, respectively.

From 1990 to 1993, he was a Graduate Assistant with the Department of Electronic Engineering, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. In 1994, he joined the Department of Electronic Engineering at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) and is currently a Professor and an Assistant Head of the Department. He is also the founding Director of the Innovation Centre of the Department. From Jan. to June, 2006, he was a Visiting Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, USA.

Stefano Maci

Prof. Stefano Maci
Professor of Electromagnetics and Antennas
Department of Information Engineering
University of Siena
Via Roma 56, 53100, Sienna Italy
390 577 2346235

Stefano Maci is a Professor the University of Siena (UNISI), with scientific responsibility of a group of 15 researchers (  He is the Director of the UNISI PhD School of Information Engineering and Science, which presently includes about 60 PhD students. His research interests include high-frequency and beam representation methods, computational electromagnetics, large phased arrays, planar antennas, reflector antennas and feeds, metamaterials and metasurfaces.

Brian M. Kent

Dr. Brian M. Kent

Aerospace Consultant and Adjunct Professor (Michigan State University)
C/O 385 Lightbeam Dr, Dayton, OH 45458-3632
Primary email:
Secondary email:

Dr. Brian M. Kent, a member of the scientific and professional cadre of senior executives, is Chief Scientist, Sensors Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He serves as the directorate's principal scientific and technical adviser and primary authority for the technical content of the science and technology portfolio. He evaluates the total laboratory technical research program to determine its adequacy and efficiency in meeting national, Department of Defense, Air Force, Air Force Materiel Command and AFRL objectives in core technical competency areas. He identifies research gaps and analyzes advancements in a broad variety of scientific fields to advise on their impact on laboratory programs and objectives.

Monai Krairiksh
Monai Krairiksh

Dr. Monai Krairiksh
King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang
Bangkok 10520, Thailand

Monai Krairiksh was born in Bangkok, Thailand. He received the B.Eng., M.Eng. and D.Eng. degrees from King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL), Thailand in 1981, 1984, and 1994, respectively.

He was a visiting research scholar at Tokai University in 1988 and at Yokosuka Radio Communications Research Center, Communications Research Laboratory (CRL) in 2004. He joined the KMITL and is currently a Professor at the Department of Telecommunication Engineering. He has served as the Director of the Research Center for Communications and Information Technology during 1997-2002. His main research interests are in antennas for mobile communications and microwave in agricultural applications.

Yahia Antar
Yahia Antar

Prof. Yahia Antar
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Royal Military College of Canada
PO Box 17000, Station Forces
Kingston, Ontario CANADA
K7K 7B4

Dr. Yahia Antar received the B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in 1966 from Alexandria University, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Manitoba, in 1971 and 1975, respectively, all in electrical engineering.

In 1977, he was awarded a Government of Canada Visiting Fellowship at the Communications Research Centre in Ottawa where he worked with the Space Technology Directorate on communications antennas for satellite systems. In May 1979, he joined the Division of Electrical Engineering, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, where he worked on polarization radar applications in remote sensing of precipitation, radio wave propagation, electromagnetic scattering and radar cross section investigations.

2011 - 2013
Arun K. Bhattacharyya
Arun Bhattacharyya

Dr. Arun K. Bhattacharyya
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Redondo Beach, CA 90278.

Arun K. Bhattacharyya received his B.Eng. degree in electronics and telecommunication engineering from Bengal Engineering College, University of Calcutta in 1980, and the M.Tech. and Ph.D. degrees from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, in 1982 and 1985, respectively.

From November 1985 to April 1987, he was with the University of Manitoba, Canada, as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the electrical engineering department. From May 1987 to October 1987, he worked for Til-Tek Limited, Kemptville, Ontario, Canada as a senior antenna engineer. In October 1987, he joined the University of Saskatchewan, Canada as an assistant professor of electrical engineering department and then promoted to the associate professor rank in 1990. In July 1991 he joined Boeing Satellite Systems (formerly Hughes Space and Communications), Los Angeles as a senior staff engineer, and then promoted to scientist and senior scientist ranks in 1994 and 1998, respectively.

Jean-Charles Bolomey
Jean-Charles Bolomey

Prof. Jean-Charles Bolomey
Supelec, Electromagnetic Research Department
University Paris-Sud XI

Jean-Charles Bolomey is currently an Emeritus Professor at Paris-Sud University. He graduated from the Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité (Supelec) in 1963, received his Ph.D. degree from Paris-Sud University in 1971, and became a Professor at this University in 1976. His research has been conducted in the Electromagnetic Research Department of the Laboratoire des Signaux et Systèmes, a joint unit of Supelec and the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS).

Per-Simon Kildal

Prof. Per-Simon Kildal
Antenna Group
Department of Signals and Systems
41296 Gothenburg, Sweden

Per-Simon Kildal (M’82-SM’84-F’95) has M.S.E.E., Ph.D., and Doc¬tor Technicae degrees from the Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTH) in Trondheim. He was with SINTEF research institute in Trondheim from 1979 till 1989, and since then he has been a Professor at Chalmers Uni¬versity of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, where he has educated 17 persons to a PhD in antennas. Kildal has done several services to the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society: elected member of the administration committee 1995-97, distinguished lecturer 1991-94, associate editor of the transactions 1995-98, and associate editor of a special issue in the transactions 2005. He has authored or coauthored more than 100 journal articles or letters in IEEE or IET journal, concerning antenna theory, analysis, design and measurement.

Jin-Fa Lee
Jin-Fa Lee

Prof. Jin-Fa Lee
ElectroScience Laboratory, ECE Department
The Ohio State University
1320 Kinnear Rd., Columbus, OH 43212

Jin-Fa Lee received the B.S. degree from National Taiwan University, in 1982 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1986 and 1989, respectively, all in electrical engineering. From 1988 to 1990, he was with ANSOFT (later acquired by ANSYS) Corp., where he developed several CAD/CAE finite element programs for modeling three-dimensional microwave and millimeter-wave circuits. From 1990 to 1991, he was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. From 1991 to 2000, he was with Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He joined the Ohio State University at 2001 where he is currently a Professor in the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Prof. Lee is an IEEE fellow and is currently serving as an associate editor for IEEE Trans. Antenna Propagation. Also, he is a member of the Board of Directors for Applied Computational Electromagnetic Society (ACES).

Joshua Le-Wei Li
Li Wei Li

Prof. Joshua Le-Wei Li (Deceased)
School of Electronic Engineering, Director, Institute of Electromagnetics
University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
2006 Xi-Yuan Avenue, Western High-Tech District, Chengdu, China 611731

Joshua Le-Wei Li (SM'96-F'05) received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, in 1992. He was, as a Research Fellow, with Department of Electrical & Computer Systems Engineering at Monash University, sponsored in 1992 by Department of Physics at La Trobe University, both in Melbourne, Australia. Between 1992-2010, he was with the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the National University of Singapore where he was a tenured Full Professor and the Director of NUS Centre for Microwave and Radio Frequency. In 1999-2004, he was seconded with High Performance Computations on Engineered Systems (HPCES) Programme of Singapore-MIT Alliance (SMA) as a SMA Faculty Fellow.

Sembiam R. Rengarajan
Sembian R. Rengarajan

Prof. Sembiam R. Rengarajan
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
California State University
Northridge, CA 91330

Sembiam R. Rengarajan received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Brunswick, Canada in 1980. Since then he has been with the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, California State University, Northridge (CSUN), CA, presently serving as a Professor. His experience includes periods at Bharat Electronics Ltd., India, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, US Air Force Research Laboratory, and Naval Research Lab., Washington, D.C. He has held visiting professorships at UCLA, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain, the University of Pretoria, South Africa, and the Technical University of Denmark. He has served as a consultant to Hughes Aircraft Company, Rantec, Saab Ericsson Space, Sweden, Lockheed Martin, United Nations Development Program in India, and URS Alaska. His research interests include analytical and numerical techniques in electromagnetics with applications to antennas, scattering, and passive microwave components.

Tapan K. Sarkar

Prof. Tapan K. Sarkar
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Syracuse University
323 Link Hall, Syracuse, NY 13244-1240

Tapan K. Sarkar received the B.Tech. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, in 1969, the M.Sc.E. degree from the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, Canada, in 1971, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, in 1975. From 1975 to 1976, he was with the TACO Division of the General Instruments Corporation. He was with the Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, from 1976 to 1985. He was a Research Fellow at the Gordon McKay Laboratory, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, from 1977 to 1978. He is now a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Syracuse University. His current research interests deal with numerical solutions of operator equations arising in electromagnetics and signal processing with application to system design.

Levent Gurel

Levent Gurel
Dept. of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Director, Computational Electromagnetics Research Center (BiLCEM)
Bilkent University, TR-06800 Bilkent, Ankara Turkey

Levent Gürel (S'87-M'92-SM'97-F'09) received the B.Sc. degree from the Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey, in 1986, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 1988 and 1991, respectively, all in electrical engineering.

He joined the Thomas J. Watson Research Center of the International Business Machines Corporation, Yorktown Heights, New York, in 1991, where he worked as a Research Staff Member on the electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) problems related to electronic packaging, on the use of microwave processes in the manufacturing and testing of electronic circuits, and on the development of fast solvers for interconnect modeling. Since 1994, he has been a faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering of the Bilkent University, Ankara, where he is currently a Professor.

2010 - 2012
Marta Martínez-Vázquez
Marta Martinez

Dr. Marta Martínez Vázquez
Department of Antennas & EM Modelling, IMST GmbH
Carl-Friedrich-Gauss-Str. 2-4
47475 Kamp-Lintfort, Germany

Marta Martínez-Vázquez was born in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, in 1973. She obtained the Dipl.-Ing. in telecommunications and Ph.D. degree from Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain, in 1997 and 2003, respectively. In 1999 she obtained a fellowship from the Pedro Barrié de la Maza Foundation for postgraduate research at IMST GmbH, in Germany. Since 2000, she is a full-time staff member of the Antennas and EM Modelling department of IMST. Her research interests include the design and applications of antennas for mobile communications, planar arrays and radar sensors, as well as Electromagnetic Bandgap (EBG) materials. Dr. Martínez-Vázquez was awarded the 2004 "Premio Extraordinario de Tesis Doctoral" (Best Ph.D. award) of the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia for her dissertation on small multiband antennas for handheld terminals. She has been a member of the Executive Board of the ACE (Antennas Centre of Excellence) Network of Excellence (2004-2007) and the leader of its activity on small antennas.

Roberto D. Graglia
Roberto D. Graglia

Roberto D. Graglia
Politecnico di Torino, Dipartimento di Elettronica
Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino, ITALY

Roberto D. Graglia was born in Turin, Italy, in 1955. He received the Laurea degree (summa cum laude) in electronic engineering from the Polytechnic of Turin in 1979, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1983. From 1980 to 1981, he was a Research Engineer at CSELT, Italy, where he conducted research on microstrip circuits. From 1981 to 1983, he was a Teaching and Research Assistant at the University of Illinois at Chicago. From 1985 to 1992, he was a Researcher with the Italian National Research Council (CNR), where he supervised international research projects. In 1991 and 1993, he was Associate Visiting Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In 1992, he joined the Department of Electronics, Polytechnic of Turin, as an Associate Professor.

2009 - 2011
Nicholas E. Buris

Dr. Nicholas E. Buris
President, NEBENS
Deer Park, IL

Nick Buris received the diploma of Electrical Engineering in 1982 from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece and the Ph.D. in EE from the North Carolina State University, in 1986 working on microwave propagation in inhomogeneous thin ferrite films.. In 1986, he was a visiting professor at NCSU working on space reflector antennas for NASA. In 1987 he joined the faculty of the ECE dept. at UMass, Amherst. His research work there focused on microwave magnetics, phased arrays printed on dielectric and ferrite substrates and broadband antennas. In the summer of 1990 he was a faculty fellow at the NASA Langley Research Center working on calibration techniques for dielectric measurements and an ionization (plasma) sensor for an experimental reentry spacecraft.

Zhi Ning Chen

Zhi Ning Chen
Institute for Infocomm Research
20 Science Park Road
#02-21/25 Teletech Park, Singapore 117674 and

Dr Zhi Ning Chen received his BEng, MEng, and PhDs degrees all in Electrical Engineering from the Institute of Communications Engineering (ICE), China and University of Tsukuba, Japan, respectively. During 1988-1995, he worked at ICE as Lecturer and later Associate Professor, as well as at Southeast University, China as a Postdoctoral Fellow and later as an Associate Professor. During 1995-1997, he joined the City University of Hong Kong as a Research Assistant and later a Research Fellow. In 1997, he was awarded a JSPS Fellowship to conduct his research at the University of Tsukuba, Japan. In 2001 and 2004, he visited the University of Tsukuba under a JSPS Fellowship Program (senior level). In 2004, he worked at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA as an Academic Visitor.

Werner Wiesbeck
Werner Wiesbeck

Prof. Dr. Werner Wiesbeck
Inst. für Höchstfrequenztechnik und Elektronik
Universität Karlsruhe (TH)
Kaiserstr. 12, 76131 Karlsruhe

Werner Wiesbeck (SM 87, F 94) received the Dipl.-Ing. (M.S.E.E.) and the Dr.-Ing. (Ph.D.E.E.) degrees from the Technical University Munich in 1969 and 1972, respectively. From 1972 to 1983 he was with AEG-Telefunken in various positions including that of head of R&D of the Microwave Division in Flensburg and marketing director Receiver and Direction Finder Division, Ulm. During this period he had product responsibility for mm-wave radars, receivers, direction finders and electronic warfare systems. From 1983 to 2007 he was the Director of the Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik und Elektronik (IHE) at the University of Karlsruhe (TH) and he is now Distinguished Scientist at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Research topics include antennas, wave propagation, Radar, remote sensing, wireless communication and Ultra Wideband technologies.

2007 - 2011
Koichi Ito
Koichi-Ito 0703

Prof. Koichi Ito
Department of Medical System Engineering
Graduate School of Engineering, Chiba University
1-33 Yayoi-cho, Inage-ku, Chiba-shi, 263-8522, Japan

Koichi Ito was born in Nagoya, Japan and received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from Chiba University, Chiba, Japan, in 1974 and 1976, respectively, and the D.E. degree from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, in 1985, all in electrical engineering. From 1976 to 1979, he was a Research Associate at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. From 1979 to 1989, he was a Research Associate at Chiba University. From 1989 to 1997, he was an Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Chiba University, and is currently a Professor at the Department of Medical System Engineering, Chiba University. From 2005 to 2009, he was Deputy Vice-President for Research, Chiba University. From 2008 to 2009, he was Vice-Dean of the Graduate School of Engineering, Chiba University. Since April 2009, he has been appointed as Director of Research Center for Frontier Medical Engineering, Chiba University. In 1989, 1994, and 1998, he visited the University of Rennes I, France, as an Invited Professor. He has been appointed as Adjunct Professor to the University of Indonesia since 2010.

1997 - 2007
Distinguished Lecturer (1997 - 2007)
Christos G. Christodoulou

Prof. Christos G. Christodoulou
The University of New Mexico


  • Reconfigurable Multifunctional Antennas;
  • Using Support Vector Machines in Electromagnetics.

Peter de Maagt

Peter de Maagt


  • Terahertz Technology for Space and Earth Applications;
  • Electromagnetic Bandgap Materials.

John L. Volakis

John L. Volakis



  • Metamaterials for Miniaturization of Narrowband and Ultra-Wideband Antennas;
  • Miniature Antennas & Arrays Embedded within Magnetic Photonic Crystals;
  • Hybrid Frequency-Domain Methods for Electromagnetics: From Analysis to Design.

Yahya Rahmat-Samii

Professor Yahya Rahmat-Samii


  • The Marvels of Electromagnetic Bandgap (EBG) Structures;
  • Personal Communication Antennas Including Human Interactions: Handheld, Wearable, and Implanted Devices;
  • Genetic Algorithms (GA) and Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) in Engineering Electromagnetics.

Weng Cho Chew

Professor Weng Cho Chew
Purdue University


  • Overview of Nonlinear Inverse Scattering;
  • Overview of Computational Electromagnetics: From Very-Low- Frequency to Ultra-Large-Scale Problems;
  • Complex Coordinate Stretching for Absorbing Boundary Condition.

Nicholas E. Buris

Dr. Nicholas E. Buris
Nebens LLC, USA


  • Electromagnetic Design for Wireless Applications and Multidisciplinary Optimization;
  • Cross-Layer Design of Smart Antenna Systems (started in 2011).

Steven R. Best

Steven R. Best


  • Distance Measurement Error Associated with Antenna Phase-Center Displacement in Time-Reference Radio-Positioning Systems;
  • Optimizing the Performance of Electrically Small Antennas;
  • The Performance Properties and Limitations of Antenna Elements Spaced Closely to PEC, PMC, and Electromagnetic Bandgap Ground Planes.

Stuchley Maria

Stuchley Maria


  • Antenna-Human Body Interaction in Wireless Communication;
  • Applications of Microwaves in Medicine.

George V. Eleftheriades

George V. Eleftheriades



  • Negative-Refraction Metamaterials and Their Applications;
  • Imaging Beyond The Diffraction Limit With Negative-Refractive-Index Lenses.

Arthur D. Yaghjian

Arthur D. Yaghjian


  • Improving Physical Optics with Incremental-Length Diffraction Coefficients;
  • Impedance, Bandwidth, and Q of Antennas;
  • Primary Forms of Maxwell’s Equations.

Roberto Tiberio

Roberto Tiberio


  • Background of and Recent Developments in High-Frequency Methods;
  • Trends and Applications of Ray Methods.

Peter S. Hall

Peter S. Hall


  • Active Integrated Antennas;
  • Miniaturized and Multifunction Antennas for Future Communications.

Zoltan J. Cendes

Zoltan J. Cendes


  • High-Level Design Using Coupled Electromagnetic, Circuit, and System Simulation;
  • HFSS The Theory "Behind the Technology.

Constantine A. Balanis

Professor Constantine A. Balanis
Arizona State University, USA


  • Ferrite-Loaded Cavity-Backed Slot Antennas Using a Hybrid FEMiMoM Method;
  • Smart Antennas for Wireless Communication Systems and Networks;
  • High-Intensity Radiated-Field (HIRF) Shielding Effectiveness: FDTD Predictions and Measurements.

Nader Engheta

Professor Nader Engheta
University of Pennsylvania, USA


  • Fractional Derivatives, Fractional Integrals and Electromagnetic Theory;
  • Biologically Inspired Polarization-Difference Imaging.

Trevor S. Bird

Trevor S. Bird


  • Recent Progress in Reflector Analysis and Synthesis;
  • Trends in Horn and Array Design for Satellite Antennas and Radio Telescopes.

Mark Gouker

Mark Gouker


  • A Circuit-Fed, Tile-Approach Configuration for Millimeter-Wave Spatial Power Combining;
  • Extensions to the Transmission-Line Model for MicrostripPatch Antennas to Include Proximity-Coupled and Cavity-Backed Configurations.

Martin Herman

Martin Herman


  • Pluto Express-Out of The Darkness.

Martin Herman

Martin Herman


  • Pluto Express-Out of The Darkness.

Shashi Sanzgiri

Shashi Sanzgiri


  • Trends in Solid-state Phased-Array-Antenna Systems.

Gabriel Rebeiz

Gabriel Rebeiz


  • Planar Millimeter-Wave Front-End Technology;
  • Micromachining for Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Systems.