EE Department News Bytes (Spring 2008)

  • Electrical engineering professors Atef Elsherbeni, Ahmed Kishk, and Fan Yang received a two year grant from Diversified Technology Inc. to conduct research related to antenna design and RFID systems.

  • Dr. Mohamed A. Sharkawy (Ph.D. 2007), Dr. Veysel Demir, Visiting Scholar, and Dr. Atef Z. Elsherbeni, , Professor of Electrical Engineering, have recently published a book entitled Electromagnetic Scattering using the Iterative Multi-Region Technique,  Morgan and Claypool, 2007. 

  • Dr. Wei-Chung Weng (Ph.D. 2007), Dr. Fan Yang, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering,  and Dr. Atef Z. Elsherbeni, Professor of Electrical Engineering,  have published a book entitled Electromagnetics and Antenna Optimization Using Taguchi's Method,  Morgan and Claypool, 2007. 

  • Dr. Atef Elsherbeni presented a 2-day short course entitled “FDTD Technique of EM Applications” at the City University of Honk Kong last November.

  • Dr. Atef Elsherbeni  presented an invited talk on “Reflectarray Analysis and Design” to the Syracuse University IEEE Section, Syracuse University, in November 2007 and at the City University of Honk Kong in December.

  • Dr. Alexander Yakovlev, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, was an invited lecturer in the Postgraduate short course on EBG structures, metamaterials, and applications organized by Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden by Professor Per-Simon Kildal within the European Antenna Network of Excellence in October 2007.

  • Dr. Ahmed Kishk, Professor of Electrical Engineering, recently served on an NSF review panel.

  • Dr. Atef Elsherbeni served as the technical program Chair for the 2008 Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES) Conference, held recently in Niagara Falls, Canada.

  • Dr. Atef Elsherbeni and Dr. Allen Glisson, Professor of Electrical Engineering, were named to the inaugural class of Fellows of the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society at the recent ACES) Conference held in Niagara Falls, Canada.

  • Prof. Lauri Sydänheimo from Tampere University of Technology in Finland visited the EE department in the fall of 2007 and presented a seminar on “Characterization of Passive UHF RFID Tag Performance.”