EM LAB members


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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!!
Research Awards and Fellowships
  • NAE China-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium Participant, 2011.
  • IEEE Fellow, 2010.
  • U.S. Defense Science Study Group Member, Sponsored by DARPA, 2008-2009.
  • NAE Frontiers in Engineering Symposium, Invited Participant, September 2007.
  • Xerox Award for Faculty Research, UIUC College of Engineering, 2006.
  • Willett Faculty Scholar Award, UIUC College of Engineering, 2005-2008.
  • 2004 H. A. Wheeler Applications Prize Paper Award, from the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, for the paper "Analysis and Design of Broad-band Single-Layer Rectangular U-slot Microstrip Patch Antennas," S. Weigand, G. Huff, K. Pan, and J. T. Bernhard, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 51, no. 3, pp. 457-468, March 2003. The H. A. Wheeler Award recognizes the paper considered to be the best applications paper in the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation for the past year.
  • Willett Faculty Scholar Award, UIUC College of Engineering, 2002-2005.
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2000.
  • Best Paper of the Year, NASA Communications Technology Division, 2000. For R. R. Romanofsky, J. T. Bernhard, F. W. Van Keuls, F.A. Miranda, G. Washington, and C. Canedy, "K-band phased array antennas based on Ba0.60Sr0.40TiO3 thin-film phase shifters," IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 48, no. 12, December 2000, pp. 2504-2510.
  • NASA-ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship, NASA Glenn Research Center, 2000.
  • NASA-ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship, NASA Glenn Research Center, 1999.
  • Vice President's Discretionary Fund Award, University of New Hampshire, 1996 - 1997.
  • Summer Faculty Fellowship, University of New Hampshire, 1996.
  • Class of 1944 Professorship, University of New Hampshire, 1995 - 1998.
  • NSF Graduate Fellowship, Duke University, 1990 - 1993.