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Balanis_ASU_w2Constantine A. Balanis

Regents’ Professor
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Research expertise: 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

Constantine A. Balanis joined the electrical engineering faculty in 1983 and is now an ASU Regents’ Professor. He has published over 160 journal papers, 268 conference papers, 12 book chapters, nine magazine/newsletter papers and numerous scientific reports. He has also published four books:

  • Antenna Theory: Analysis and Design (5 translations)
  • Advanced Engineering Electromagnetics (1 translation)
  • Introduction to Smart Antennas (1 translation)
  • Modern Antenna Handbook

Collaborations and industry affiliations

Advanced Helicopter Electromagnetics (AHE): A consortium of government agencies and industry, now in its 28th year (NASA, U S. Army, U S Navy, Army Research Office, DARPA, Boeing, Sikorsky, Rockwell International, IBM, Bell Helicopters, Trivec-Avant).
Advanced aperture research, Michigan State University
ASU-Army flexible display initiative, DOD-Army-ARO

Professional preparation

West Virginia University, Department of Electrical Engineering, 1970-1983
Electronics Engineer, NASA Langley Research Center, 1964-1970
Ph.D., electrical engineering, The Ohio State University, 1969
M.E.E, electrical engineering, University of Virginia, 1966
B.S., electrical engineering, Virginia Tech, 1964

Recognition and awards

ASU Regents’ Professor; Honorary Doctorate, University of Thessaloniki (Greece); IEEE Life Fellow; 2000 IEEE Third Millennium Medal; 2012 IEEE AP Society Distinguished Achievement Award; 2005 IEEE AP Society Chen-To Tai Distinguished Educator Award; 2012 The Ohio State University Distinguished Achievement Alumnus Award; 2014 LAPC James R. James Lifetime Achievement Award (UK); 1996 ASU Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award; 1987-1988 ASU School of Engineering Graduate Teaching Excellence Award; 1991 ASU College of Engineering Distinguished Achievement Award; 1989 IEEE Region 6 Individual Achievement Award; 1992 IEEE Phoenix Section Professionalism Award.

Professional associations

Eta Kappa Nu
Tau Beta Pi
Phi Kappa Phi
Sigma Xi
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Selected publications

A. Balanis, Antenna Theory: Analysis and Design (4th edition), John Wiley & Sons, 2016.

A. Balanis, Advanced Engineering Electromagnetics (2nd edition), John Wiley & Sons, 2012.

M. Askarian Amiri, C. A. Balanis and C. R. Birtcher, “Analysis, Design and Measurements of Circularly Symmetric High Impedance Surfaces for Loop Antenna Applications,” IEEE Antennas Propagat., Vol. 64, No. 2, February 2016, pp. 618-629.

Modi and C. A. Balanis, “PEC-PMC Baffle inside Circular Cross Section Waveguide for Reduction of Cut-off Frequency,” IEEE MMC Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 3, pp. 171-173, 2016.

Pandi, C. A. Balanis and C. R. Birtcher, “Analysis of Wide Band Multi-layered Sinusoidally Modulated Metasurface,” IEEE AWP Letters, Vol. 15, pp. 1491-1494, 2016.

A. Balanis, K. Zhang and C. R. Bircher, “Geometrical Scale Modeling of Gain and Echo Area: Simulations, Measurements and Comparisons,” ACES Express Journal, Vol. 1, No. 2, 60-63, February 2016.

Saeed, C. A. Balanis and C. R. Birtcher, “Inkjet-Printed Flexible Reconfigurable Antenna for Conformal WLAN/WiMAX Wireless Devices,” IEEE AWP Letters, Vol. 15, 2016.

Chen, C. A. Balanis and C. R. Birtcher, “Dual Wide-Band Checkerboard Surfaces for Radar Cross Section Reduction,” IEEE Trans. Antennas Propagat., Vol. 64, No. 9, Sept. 2016.

Pandi, C. A. Balanis and C. R. Birtcher, “Design of Scalar Impedance Holographic Metasurfaces for Antenna Beam Formation With Desired Polarization,” IEEE Trans. Antennas Propagat., Vol. 63, No. 7, July 2015, pp. 3016-3024.

J. Golezani, S. Paker and C. A. Balanis, “Compact Expression for the Directivity of Binomial Array with no Restriction in Element Spacing,” IEEE AWP Letters, Vol. 15, 2016.