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Electromagnetic, antennas and microwave circuits research

The electromagnetics, antennas and microwave circuits curriculum includes senior level undergraduate and graduate level courses in the areas of engineering electromagnetics, antennas, microwave and terahertz circuits and devices, fiber optics, and lasers. The graduate research program is supplemented by the Electromagnetic Anechoic Chamber, Millimeter-Wave Antenna Measurement Facility, Microwave Fabrication Facility, Microwave Characterization Laboratory, Electromagnetics Graphics Laboratory, and Electronic Packaging Laboratory. In addition, computers and associated software are incorporated in many of the upper division undergraduate and graduate courses to enhance the theoretical material taught in the courses.

Research activities

The faculty in the electromagnetics group are involved in research on many areas of applied electromagnetics, including: metamaterials; smart antennas; beamforming and scanning techniques; flexible antennas; miniature, wideband and reconfigurable antennas; tunable and reconfigurable microwave circuits; RF micro-electro-mechanical systems; biomedical applications; metamaterials; and fast computational electromagnetic methods.

Sponsors of the electromagnetics, antennas and microwave circuits research program include the National Science Foundation; National Aeronautics and Space Administration;  National Institutes of Health; Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency; Army Research Office; Office of Naval Research; Engineering Foundation; Sandia National Laboratories; local, regional, and national industry; and the Advanced Helicopter Electromagnetics (AHE) Industrial Associates Program — a unique research consortium encompassing ASU as well as several government agencies and helicopter companies.

Courses

Senior Level Undergraduate Courses

EEE 443- Antennas Wireless Communications
EEE 445- Microwaves
EEE 448- Fiber Optics

Graduate Courses

EEE 540- Fast Computing Electromagnetics
EEE 541- Electromagnetic Fields/ Guided Waves
EEE 543- Antenna Analysis and Design
EEE 545- Microwave Circuit Design
EEE 546- Advanced Fiber Optics
EEE 547- Microwave Solid-State Circuit Design 1
EEE 548- Coherent Optics
EEE 641- Advanced Electromagnetic Field Theory
EEE 643- Advanced Topics in Electromagnetic Radiation

Electromagnetic, antennas and microwave circuits faculty research interests

Computational electromagnetic methods

Rudy Diaz

Rudy Diaz
Emeritus Professor

Research Interests
Analytic theory of natural and artificial media, measurement and design of the electromagnetic properties of materials, magneto-dielectric materials for broadband antennas and electromagnetic structures, optical scattering of sub-wavelength objects in complex environments and nanophotonics, time domain computational electromagnetics.

George Pan

George Pan
Professor

Research Interests
Computational electromagnetics, high-speed electronics packaging, magnetic resonant imaging RF coil design and analysis, inverse scattering, rough surface scattering, millimeter-wave antenna systems

Ferrite-loaded non-uniformly biased CBS antennas

Deirdre Meldrum

Deirdre Meldrum
Distinguished Professor of Biosignatures Discovery

Research Interests
Automation in life sciences, automation, micro- and nanotechnologies, microscale systems, lab-on-achip, single cell, genomics, ecogenomics, robotics, control systems

Fiber optic communications

Chaitali Chakrabarti

Chaitali Chakrabarti
Professor

Research Interests
VLSI architectures for media processing and wireless communications, algorithm-architecture co-design of signal processing systems including medical imaging, low-power embedded systems, reliable memory system design

Lawrence Clark

Lawrence Clark
Professor Emeritus

Research Interests
Circuits and architectures for low power and high performance VLSI for harsh environments, CAD for VLSI

Joseph Palais

Joseph Palais
Professor Emeritus and Graduate Program Chair, Electrical Engineering
Academic Director for the Online and Professional Programs for Global Outreach and Extended Education

Research Interests
Fiber optic communications, holography, distance education

Armando Rodriguez

Armando Rodriguez
Professor

Research Interests
Control of nonlinear distributed parameter systems, approximation theory, sampled data and multi-rate control, embedded systems, rapid prototyping, modeling, simulation, animation, and real-time control (MoSART) of Flexible Autonomous Machines operating in an uncertain Environment (FAME), integrated real-time health monitoring, modeling, … read more

Flexible Antennas

Constantine A. Balanis

Constantine A. Balanis
Regents’ Professor

Research Interests
Computational electromagnetic methods for antennas and scattering, flexible and conformal antennas, high impedance surfaces (HIS), RCS reduction techniques using EBG checkerboard surfaces, metasurfaces for antenna pattern beam forming, ferrite-loaded non-uniformly biased CBS antennas, smart/adaptive antennas for wireless communications

High-Speed Electronic Packaging

Chaitali Chakrabarti

Chaitali Chakrabarti
Professor

Research Interests
VLSI architectures for media processing and wireless communications, algorithm-architecture co-design of signal processing systems including medical imaging, low-power embedded systems, reliable memory system design

Lawrence Clark

Lawrence Clark
Professor Emeritus

Research Interests
Circuits and architectures for low power and high performance VLSI for harsh environments, CAD for VLSI

George Pan

George Pan
Professor

Research Interests
Computational electromagnetics, high-speed electronics packaging, magnetic resonant imaging RF coil design and analysis, inverse scattering, rough surface scattering, millimeter-wave antenna systems

Armando Rodriguez

Armando Rodriguez
Professor

Research Interests
Control of nonlinear distributed parameter systems, approximation theory, sampled data and multi-rate control, embedded systems, rapid prototyping, modeling, simulation, animation, and real-time control (MoSART) of Flexible Autonomous Machines operating in an uncertain Environment (FAME), integrated real-time health monitoring, modeling, … read more

Holography

Joseph Palais

Joseph Palais
Professor Emeritus and Graduate Program Chair, Electrical Engineering
Academic Director for the Online and Professional Programs for Global Outreach and Extended Education

Research Interests
Fiber optic communications, holography, distance education

Magnetic resonant imaging RF

George Pan

George Pan
Professor

Research Interests
Computational electromagnetics, high-speed electronics packaging, magnetic resonant imaging RF coil design and analysis, inverse scattering, rough surface scattering, millimeter-wave antenna systems

RF systems and antennas for wireless communications

James Aberle

James Aberle
Associate Professor

Research Interests
Antennas, microwave and RF electronics, signal and power integrity

Constantine A. Balanis

Constantine A. Balanis
Regents’ Professor

Research Interests
Computational electromagnetic methods for antennas and scattering, flexible and conformal antennas, high impedance surfaces (HIS), RCS reduction techniques using EBG checkerboard surfaces, metasurfaces for antenna pattern beam forming, ferrite-loaded non-uniformly biased CBS antennas, smart/adaptive antennas for wireless communications

George Pan

George Pan
Professor

Research Interests
Computational electromagnetics, high-speed electronics packaging, magnetic resonant imaging RF coil design and analysis, inverse scattering, rough surface scattering, millimeter-wave antenna systems

Scattering, and high-intensity radiated fields

Rudy Diaz

Rudy Diaz
Emeritus Professor

Research Interests
Analytic theory of natural and artificial media, measurement and design of the electromagnetic properties of materials, magneto-dielectric materials for broadband antennas and electromagnetic structures, optical scattering of sub-wavelength objects in complex environments and nanophotonics, time domain computational electromagnetics.

George Pan

George Pan
Professor

Research Interests
Computational electromagnetics, high-speed electronics packaging, magnetic resonant imaging RF coil design and analysis, inverse scattering, rough surface scattering, millimeter-wave antenna systems