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August 2015 – Matt W. Young successfully defended his dissertation and accepted a position at Sandia National Laboratory.
Congratulations, Matt!!
August 2015 – Dennis Yuan successfully completed his master’s thesis and accepts a position at Qualcomm.
Congratulations, Dennis!!
May 2015 – Aaron King successfully defended his dissertation and accepted a with the US Army.
Congratulations, Aaron!!
May 2015 – Matt A. Young successfully completed his master’s thesis and remains here in town, working for Delcross.
Congratulations, Matt!!
December 2014 – Christie Bermudez successfully completed her master’s thesis and accepted a position with Northrop Grumman.
Congratulations, Christie!!
December 2014 – John Outwater successfully completed his master’s thesis and is continuing for his doctorate.
Congratulations, John!!
December 2014 – Brian Gibbons successfully completed his master’s thesis and is continuing for his doctorate.
Congratulations, Brian!!
May 2014 – Brian Herting successfully defended his dissertation and is continuing in his current position at Rockwell Collins.
Congratulations, Brian!!
Dissertations and Theses Supervised
  • Ph.D. Dissertation: A Characteristic Mode Perturbation Approach for Antenna Loading Design, Matthew W. Young, August 2015.  Staff Engineer, Sandia National Laboratories. 
  • M.S. Thesis: Technique for the Design of Matched Antennas using Method of Moment-based Greedy Best-first Search, Dennis Yuan, August 2015.  Staff Engineer, Qualcomm. 
  • Ph.D. Dissertation: Characteristic Mode Theory for Closely Spaced Dipole Arrays, Aaron King, May 2015.  US Army. 
  • M.S. Thesis: Impact of Ground Plane Serrations on Radiation and Impedance Characteristics of a Slot Antenna over a Conductive Back Plane, Matthew A. Young, May 2015.  Staff Engineer, Delcross. 
  • M. S. Thesis: An Investigation of Series LC Resonant Circuits with a Sleeve Balun to Achieve Wideband Operation, Christie Bermudez Rivera, December 2014.  Staff Engineer, Northrop Grumman Corporation.
  • M.S. Thesis: Controlling Coupling in an Electrically Steerable Parasitic Array, John Outwater, December 2014.  Continuing for a Ph.D.
  • M. S. Thesis: On the Accuracy of Estimating Input Impedance of Probe-Fed Air-Substrate Microstrip Patch Antennas Using the Theory of Characteristic Modes, Brian Gibbons, December 2014.  Continuing for a Ph.D.
  • Ph.D. Dissertation: Analysis and Design of Electrically Small, Circularly Polarized Cylindrical Microstrip Antennas, Brian Herting, May 2014. Principle Systems Engineer, Rockwell Collins.
  • M. S. Thesis: An Electrically Small Multi-port Loop Antenna for Direction of Arrival Estimation, Robert Scott, May 2014.  Member of Technical Staff, Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University. 
  • Ph.D. Dissertation: Analysis and Design of Compact Low Profile Antennas for Fixed Volume Applications, Carlo Van Niekerk, May 2013.  Lead Antenna Engineer, Sonos, Inc.
  • M. S. Thesis: An Analysis of the Bandwidth Oscillations Caused by Finite Ground Planes Using Characteristic Mode Theory, Nicole Bohannon, May 2013.  Continuing for a Ph.D. (NDSEG Fellow)
  • M. S. Thesis: Electromagnetic Characterization of Carbon Nanotubes and Their Composites for Microwave Sensing Applications, Kurt Schab, May 2013.  Continuing for a Ph.D.
  • Ph.D. Dissertation: Physical Layer Encryption using Fixed and Reconfigurable Antennas, Michael P. Daly, December 2012.  (SMART Fellow, NDSEG Fellow) Member of Technical Staff, US Navy SPAWAR, San Diego. 
  • Ph.D. Dissertation: Design and Analysis of Direction-Of-Arrival Estimation Systems Using Electrically Small Antenna Arrays, Matthew J. Slater, August 2012. Member of Technical Staff, Motorola Mobility. 
  • M. S. Thesis: A Frequency Reconfigurable Slot Antenna with Conductive Microfluidic Switching Mechanism, Aaron J. King, May 2012.  Continuing for a Ph.D. (SMART Fellow)
  • M. S. Thesis: Investigation of Mutual Coupling Effects on Pattern Null Reconfigurable Antennas in Small Adaptive Arrays, Matthew W. Young, May 2012.  Continuing for a Ph.D.
  • M. S. Thesis: Conductive Cylindrical Surface Waveguides, Katherine A. Erickson, May 2012.  Member of Technical Staff, National Instruments.
  • Ph.D. Dissertation: Design and Analysis of Pattern Null Reconfigurable Antennas, Siwen Yong, May 2012.  Member of Technical Staff, Apple.
  • Ph.D. Dissertation: Small, Dual Band, Placement Insensitive Antennas, Jessica Ruyle, December 2011. Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Oklahoma.
  • Ph.D. Dissertation: Design and Analysis of Reconfigurable MIMO Antennas for Next Generation Wireless Communication Systems, Jie Bang Yan, December 2011. Research Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Kansas.
  • M.S. Thesis: Design and Analysis of an Electrically-Small Inductively Loaded Sector Antenna for Frequency Reconfiguration Using Varactor Diodes, Steven Dawson, August 2011. First RF Corporation.
  • Ph.D. Dissertation: Characteristic Modes for Impedance Matching and Broadbanding of Electrically Small Antennas, Jacob A. Adams, May 2011. IC Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Electromagnetics Laboratory, 2011-2012.
  • Ph.D. Dissertation: Antenna Element Pattern Reconfigurability in Adaptive Arrays, Tyrone L. Roach, May 2010. Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI).
  • M.S. Thesis: Radar Target to Track Spherically Shaped Granular Materials for Both Position and Rotational Movement, Carlo Van Niekerk, December 2009. Continuing for a Ph.D.
  • M.S. Thesis: Reconfigurable Antennas for Multiple-Input Multiple-Output Communications, Tomasz Z. Wojtaszek, August 2009. U.S. Navy SPAWAR.
  • M. S. Thesis: Permittivity Measurement of a Layered Media using a Microstrip Test Bed, Suhail Barot, August 2009. Illinois Graduate School in Urban Planning.
  • Ph.D. Dissertation: Ground Plane Slot Structures for Isolation of Cosited Microstrip Antennas. Kiersten C. Kerby, May 2009. MITRE Corporation.
  • M.S. Thesis: An Investigation Into Electrically Small Antennas Used for Direction of Arrival Estimation. Michael D. Anderson, May 2009. McDonnell, Boehnen, Hulbert & Berghoff, LLP.
  • M.S. Thesis: Dual-Fed Single Microstrip Patch Antenna with Polarization and Angle Diversity for MIMO Applications. Leon Yeow Ting, May 2009. Qualcomm Singapore.
  • M.S. Thesis: A Directional Modulation Technique for Phased Arrays. Michael P. Daly, December 2008. Continuing for a Ph.D.
  • M.S. Thesis: A Compound Reconfigurable Antenna. Matthew J. Slater, December 2008. Continuing for a Ph.D.
  • M.S. Thesis: Reconfigurable Beam-Steering Microstrip Patch Antenna. Jessica Ruyle, August 2008. Continuing for a Ph.D.
  • M.S. Thesis: Investigation into the Effects of Solid State Switches on Reconfigurable Antenna Performance. William Bornhoff, May 2008. Northrop Grumman Corporation.
  • M.S. Thesis: Improved Antenna Designs For Next Generation RFID Systems: People And Object Tracking For Homeland Security Applications. Morgan Reeder, May 2008. Somat Corporation.
  • M.S. Thesis: Investigation into the Relationship between Width and Efficiency of Patch Antennas. Siwen Yong, May 2008. Continuing for a Ph.D.
  • M.S. Thesis: Investigation of Methods to Create Prescribed Frequency Shifts in Transmitted Signals Using a High Impedance Surface. Rasa K. Dovilas, May 2008. Toyon Research Corporation.
  • Ph.D. Dissertation: Analysis and Design of a Broadband Antenna for Software Defined Radio. Zhuohui Zhang, December 2007. Impinj RFID.
  • M.S. Thesis: Investigation of Techniques to Achieve Compatibility between Multiband Cellular Phone Antennas and Hearing Aids. Priyanka Bhandari, August 2007. Singapore.
  • M. S. Thesis: Performance Study of Pattern Reconfigurable Antennas in Multiple-Input Multiple-Output Communications Systems. Joshua D. Boerman, May 2007. Motorola.
  • M.S. Thesis: Investigation of Frequency Selective Surfaces for Remote Sensing. Joseph Banasiak, December 2006. Motorola.
  • Ph.D. Dissertation: A Radiation Reconfigurable Magnetic Line Source Antenna: Modeling, Integration with RF MEMS, and Applications. Gregory H. Huff, October 2006. Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University.
  • M. S. Thesis: Investigation and Analysis of Sectioned Substrate Microstrip Patch Antenna, Joshua Fladie, August 2006. Northrop Grumman Corporation. Now in Graduate School at the University of Arkansas.
  • M.S. Thesis: Design and Analysis of Electrically-Small Inductively Loaded Dual Sector Antennas for Surface Sensing Applications. Nicholas C. Soldner, May 2006. Ultitech Corporation, Shanghai. Now with Ultitech Corporation, USA.
  • M.S. Thesis: Investigations of Methods for Isolating Two Co-located Microstrip Antennas. Graham R. Alvey, May 2006. Motorola.
  • M. S. Thesis: Efficiency of an Electrically Small Monopole for Animal Tracking, Jacqueline M. Martin, December 2005. SAIC.
  • Ph.D. Dissertation: A Pattern Reconfigurable Microstrip Parasitic Array: Theory, Design, and Applications, Shenghui Zhang, August 2005. Chinese Heng-Xing Inc., Beijing, China.
  • M. S. Thesis: Design and Analysis of Wideband Canted Sector Antennas for Use in Aperiodic Arrays, Garvin Cung, August 2005. Northrop Grumman Corporation.
  • M.S. Thesis: Sidelobe Level and Wideband Behavior of Arrays of Random Subarrays, Kiersten Kirby, May 2005. Continuing for Ph.D.
  • M.S. Thesis: A Comparative Study of Diversity Gain and Spatial Coverage: Fixed Versus Reconfigurable Antennas for Portable Devices, Tyrone L. Roach, May 2005. Continuing for Ph.D.
  • M.S. Thesis: Beam Steering in Phased Arrays Using a Pattern Reconfigurable Antenna, Kevin N. Hietpas, December 2004. Amphenol Antel Inc.
  • M.S. Thesis: A Pattern and Frequency Reconfigurable Microstrip Spiral Antenna, Gregory H. Huff, December 2003.
  • M.S. Thesis: Millimeter Wave Frequency Tunable Oscillators, Judy Feng, UIUC, October 2003.
  • M.S. Thesis: An Analysis and Design Tool for Evaluation of Integrated Antenna Diversity Systems in Portable Wireless Devices, Daniel Chen, UIUC, August 2003.
  • M.S. Thesis: Analysis and Design of U-slot Microstrip Antennas, Eric C. George, UIUC, August 2003.
  • M.S. Thesis: A Stacked Reconfigurable Bowtie Antenna for Dual Polarization and Wide Switchable Bandwidth, Jeffrey E. Hazen, UIUC, August 2003.
  • M.S. Thesis: Design and Optimization of a Dual-Band Two-Slot Planar Inverted-F Antenna, Brian J. Herting, UIUC, May 2003.
  • M.S. Thesis: Microstrip Diplexer Design and Implementation for Wireless LAN, Kanhua S. Liang, UIUC, May 2003.
  • M.S. Thesis: Electromagnetic Study of Integrated Hearing Aid Antennas, Mitesh Parikh, UIUC. September 2002.
  • M.S. Thesis: Frequency Reconfigurable Microstrip Antenna using Plastic Deformation Magnetic Actuation, Jean-Christophe Jacques Paul Langer, UIUC. May 2002.
  • Ph.D. Thesis: Development and Validation of a Comprehensive Packaging Strategy for Integrated Antennas in Mobile Communication Equipment, David Strohschein, UNH. May 2002.
  • M.S. Thesis: Analysis and Design of Broadband Single-layer Rectangular U-slot Microstrip Patch Antennas, Steven Weigand (through exchange with University of Darmstadt, Germany), June 2001.
  • M.S. Thesis: Novel Active Antenna Elements for High Performance Phased Reflectarrays, Randall Clark, UIUC. May 2001.
  • M.S. Thesis: Experimental Study of Reconfigurable Cavity-Backed Slot Antennas, Patrick Codd, UIUC. December 2000.
  • M.S. Thesis: Antenna Efficiency Measurement and the Effects of a Nearby Object on Radiation Efficiency, Rong Hua Wang, UIUC. December 2000.
  • M.S. Thesis: A Design Model for Rectangular Microstrip Antennas with Lossy Dielectric Materials, Helen (Kankan Wang) Pan, UIUC. December 2000.
  • M.S. Thesis: Frequency Domain Characterization of the Wideband Multipath Channel at 2.4 GHz, Adam Healey, UNH. May 2000.
  • M.S. Thesis: Evaluation of Integrated Antenna Diversity Systems, Pedro Irazoqui-Pastor, UNH. May 1999.