Electromagnetics Research Group

Fundamental and applied research in the interaction of electromagnetic fields with both electronic and biological systems.
Members of the Electromagnetics Research Group (EMRG) conduct research across a broad range of topics, both fundamental and applied.  The EMRG is comprised of Computational EM research led by Dr. Shanker Balasubramaniam, the Terahertz Systems Lab (TeSLa) led by Dr. Premjeet Chahal, and Applied EM and EM Compatibility led by Dr. Edward Rothwell. Many projects in the group are collaborative efforts between its faculty members and students. Applied research includes the design of microwave frequency selective structures, body-worn antennas, synthetic aperture radar (SAR), and Terahertz sources, sensors, and devices.  Such research also includes the development of new techniques for materials characterization via interrogation by microwave and Terahertz radiation.  Fundamental research is primarily concerned with developing rigorous computational methods for the analysis of fields across the electromagnetic spectrum.  These methods include novel discretization techniques, fast methods in the frequency and time domains, and multiscale analysis.  

Research News

Aman Kaur wins 2014 ECTC Best Poster Paper

At the 2014 IEEE Electronic Components and Technology Conference (ECTC) Aman presented the paper:

Dr. Shanker Balasubramaniam recieves William J. Beal outstanding Faculty Award

In recognizing outstanding contributions to Education and Research, Dr. Shanker Balasubramaniam received the William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty Award at the Awards Convocation which included the President's State of the University Address at the Wharton Center on February 11, 2014.  Only 10 faculty members (< 1%) receive this award annually. See full article at [Link].

IEEE AP-S Student Design Contest 2011

Congratulations to Andrew Temme, Don VanderLaan, and Steve Zajac for being selected as finalists in the 2011 IEEE AP-S Student Design Contest.  Earlier this year, the three were selected as semi-finalists and given funds to build and test a compact antenna measurement system.  This week, it was announced that their design was selected for the final round of the contest.  The team will be travelling to Spokane, WA in July to present their work at the 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation.

A video presentation of the team's design can be found here.