Student News and Awards (Spring 2009)
  • Electrical engineering graduate student Matthew Inman and Dr. Atef Elsherbeni presented a short course entitled "Acceleration of the FDTD Technique for Advanced Applications" at the 2009 Applied Computation Electromagnetics Society (ACES) conference held in Monterey, California.
  • Four electrical engineering graduate students and four EE faculty attended the ACES conference. Dr. Atef Elsherbeni was in charge of all the technical activities of the conference, and was assisted by the EE graduate students.
  • Electrical engineering graduate student Bassem Henin, Dr. Atef Elsherbeni, Dr. Mohammed Al Sharkawy, formerly an EE graduate student (M.S. 2003, Ph.D. 2006), and Dr. Fan Yang have coauthored a book chapter entitled "Line Source Excitation of an Array of Circular Metamaterial Cylinders: Boundary Value Solution and Applications" in Metamaterials and Plasmonics: Fundamentals, Modelling, Applications, NATO Science Series, Springer, 2009.
  • Electrical Engineering graduate student Xuan Hui Wu, Dr. Ahmed A. Kishk, and Dr. Allen W. Glisson have coauthored a book entitled Generalized Transmission Line Method to Study the Far-zone Radiation of Antennas under a Multilayer Structure, Morgan & Claypool, 2008.
  • Former electrical Engineering graduate student Said M. Mikki (Ph.D. 2008) and Dr. Ahmed A. Kishk have coauthored a book entitled Particle Swarm Optimization in Electromagnetics A Physics-Based Approach, Morgan & Claypool, 2008.
  • Dr. Paul Goggans, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, is the General Chair for the 29th International Workshop on Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering (MaxEnt 2009) to be held in Oxford this summer. Dr. Goggans received a $40k grant from the Jaynes Foundation at Boise State University to support MaxEnt 2009. Other members of the local organizing committee are Dr. Lei Cao, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, EE graduate student Chung Chan, and Yixin Chen and Jianxa Xue of the Department of Computer and Information Science.
  • Electrical Engineering graduate student Kenny Ryu received a US Institution Student Award to present a paper entitled "A Dual-Polarized Shorted Microstrip Patch Antenna for Wideband Applications" at the 2008 URSI General Assembly held in Chicago, Illinois. The paper was coauthored with Dr. Ahmed Kishk.
  • Electrical Engineering graduate student Shaya Karimkashi received a US Institution Student Award to present a paper entitled "A New Fresnel Zone Antenna with Beam Focused in The Fresnel Region," at the 2008 URSI General Assembly held in Chicago, Illinois. The paper was coauthored with Dr. Ahmed Kishk.
  • Electrical Engineering graduate student Wei Huang received a US Institution Student Award to present a paper entitled "Design of Multiband Button Wearable Antenna," at the 2008 URSI General Assembly held in Chicago, Illinois. The paper was coauthored with Dr. Dark Kajfez, Professor Emeritus, Dr. Ahmed Kishk, and electrical engineering graduate student Laila Hady.
  • Electrical Engineering graduate student Shaya Karimkashi received an URSI travel award to present a paper entitled "Near Field Focused Microstrip Array with a Dolf-Chebyshev Design," at the URSI 2009 USNC Conference held at Boulder, Colorado in January 2009. The paper was coauthored with Dr. Ahmed Kishk.
  • Electrical Engineering graduate student Kenny Ryu received an URSI travel award to present a paper entitled "Single and Dual Band-notch Ultra-Wideband Antenna for WLAN (5.25 GHz and 5.75 GHz) Band" at the URSI 2009 USNC Conference held at Boulder, Colorado in January 2009. The paper was coauthored with Dr. Ahmed Kishk.
  • Electrical Engineering Visiting Scholar Steven Yang received and URSI Young Scientist Award to present a paper entitled "Rectangular Patch Antenna Based on TE Modes Supported by Artificial Magnetic Conducting Surfaces" at the 2008 URSI General Assembly held in Chicago, Illinois. The paper was coauthored with Dr. Ahmed Kishk and Dr. Kai-Fong Lee.
  • Electrical engineering undergraduate student Tamer Elsherbeni received an NSF REU Internship at the University of Central Florida for the coming summer.
  • Three electrical engineering undergraduate students, Christina Bonnington, Safa Salman, and Jesse Pinion, were initiated into the honor society Phi Kappa Phi this spring.