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 and Education Grants
 
Current
  • Raytheon Corporation (PI), 2014-2015.  Title: “Finite Array Modeling Study.”

  • United States Army Research Office (PI), 2012-2016.  Title: “Antenna Applications Symposium.”

  • United States Army Research Office (PI), 2010-2016.  With Prof. D. Jones (Co-PI).  Title: High-Resolution DoA Determination with Electrically Small Antenna Arrays.” 

Past
  • United States Department of the Army, U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (PI), 2012-2014. Title: “Investigation of Carbon Nanotube Structures for use in Passive Remote Electromagnetic Sensors.”
  • United States Army Research Office, (PI), 2010-2013. With Prof. D. Jones (Co-PI). Title: High-Resolution DoA Determination with Electrically Small Antenna Arrays.”
  • U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, (PI), 2010-2012. Title: “Surface Wave Propagation Investigation.”
  • Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellow Program (PI), 2010-2012. Title: “Study and Development of Wideband Electrically Small Antennas Leveraging Novel Fabrication Techniques.”
  • NSF AST Grant (PI), 2010-2011. Workshop Grant. With Profs. J. Reed and J. Park (Co-PIs), Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Tech. Title: “Collaborative Research: Enhancing Access to the Radio Spectrum (EARS) Workshop.”
  • Centre for Strategic Infocomm Technologies, (PI), 2010-2012. Title: “Investigations into Electrically Small Frequency Reconfigurable Antennas and Arrays.”
  • Sandia National Laboratory, (PI), 2009-2011. Title: “Small Dual-Band Placement Insensitive Tag Antennas.”
  • Motorola Research Grant (PI), 2006-2011. Title: “Investigations into Approaches for Antenna Tunability and Compatibility.”
  • United States Army Research Office Grant (PI), 2006-2010. With Prof. J. Papapolymerou (Co-PI), Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology. Title: “Collaborative Research: Enabling Technology for MIMO Systems on Mobile Military Platforms: Antennas, Switches, and Packaging.”
  • NSF CMS Grant (PI), 2006-2010. With Prof. S. Hagness (Co-PI), Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Wisconsin and Prof. K. Hill (Co-PI), Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota. Title: “Collaborative Research: Development of a Three Dimensional Sensing System for Applications in Materials, Environmental, and Civil Infrastructure Research.”
  • NSF Grant (Co-PI), 2005-2010. With Prof. M. Rood (PI), Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UIUC. Title: "Microwave-Swing Adsorption to Capture Hazardous Air Pollutants and Volatile Organic Compounds from Gas Streams."
  • United States Army Research Office Grant (co-PI), 2007-2008. With Prof. D. Jones (PI-UIUC). Title: “Feasibility Study of DOA Determination with Small Antennas and the FMW Algorithm.”
  • Samsung Research Grant (PI), 2006-2007. Title: “Investigations in Approaches for Antenna Pattern Reconfigurability in Wireless Portable Devices.”
  • Intel Corporation, 2005-2008, Unrestricted Research Grant. Title:"Investigations Into Approaches For Antenna Tunability and Miniaturization."
  • UIUC Critical Research Initiative Grant (Co-PI), 2005-2008. With Prof. N. Vaidya (PI). Title: "Next Generation RFID Systems: People and Object Tracking for Homeland Security Applications."
  • NSF Grant (PI), 2005-2009. With Prof. J. Papapolymerou (Co-PI), Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology. Title: "Collaborative Research: Enabling Technology for MIMO Systems on Mobile Devices: Antennas, Switches, and Packaging."
  • NSF CISE Research Resources Grant (Co-PI), 2004-2008. Title: "Wireless Wind Tunnel: A Testbed for Experimental Evaluation of Wireless Networks."
  • NSF OISE Grant (PI), 2006, International Workshop Grant. Title: “U.S.-Japan Bio-Inspired Sensing Workshop; Yokohama, Japan; December 6-8, 2006.”
  • Samsung Research Grant (PI), 2006-2007. Title: “Investigations in Approaches for Antenna Pattern Reconfigurability in Wireless Portable Devices.”
  • Ball Aerospace Corporation, 2006, Unrestricted Research Grant. Title: "Advanced Multifunction Antennas."
  • Anvik Corporation, through NASA Phase I SBIR Program, 2006. Title: "Highly Integrated, Reconfigurable, Large-Area, Flexible Radar Antenna Arrays."
  • NASA NRA Grant (PI), 2003-2006. Title: "Miniaturized Antennas in Random Sensor Arrays for Planetary Surface and Atmosphere Exploration."
  • Anvik Corporation, through NASA Phase I SBIR Program, 2005. Title: "Highly Integrated, Reconfigurable, Large-Area, Flexible Radar Antenna Arrays."
  • United States Navy through UIUC NCASSR Grant (PI), 2004-2005. Title: "Antennas for Wireless Sensing Applications."
  • United States Air Force Research Laboratory Grant (PI), 2004-2005. Title: "Wideband Conformal Antennas and Arrays."
  • Phonak Communications Grant (PI), 2003-2004. Title: "Electromagnetic Study of Integrated Hearing Aid Antennas."
  • United States Army Research Office Grant (PI), 2003-2005. Title: "Supplemental Funding for 'Low-Profile Radiators in Aperiodic Wideband Arrays' for Undergraduate Research Experiences."
  • NSF CAREER Research Experience for Undergraduates Supplement (PI), 2003 - 2004.
  • United States Army Research Office Grant (PI), 2003-2004. Title: "Instrumentation in Support of 'Low-Profile Radiators in Non-Periodic Wideband Arrays.'"
  • NSF Supplement NSF Supplement to NSF CMS-02-01305 (sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration), (PI), 2003-2005. Title: "Electromagnetic Feasibility Study of Cyberliths."
  • UIUC Grainger Fund, (Co-PI), 2003-2005. Title: "RF MEMS Switches for Reconfigurable Circuits and Antennas."
  • United States Army Research Office Grant (PI), 2002-2005. Title: "Low-Profile Radiators in Aperiodic Wideband Arrays."
  • Phonak Communications Grant (PI), 2002-2003. Title: “Electromagnetic Study of Integrated Hearing Aid Antennas and Wireless Programming.”
  • NSF CAREER Industry Matching Supplement (PI), 2002 - 2003.
  • NSF Grant (PI), 2002-2005. Title: "A Wireless Embedded Sensor System to Monitor and Assess Corrosion in the Tendons of Prestressed Concrete Girders."
  • Phonak Communications Grant (PI), 2001 - 2002. Title: "Electromagnetic Feasibility Study Of Integrated Hearing Aid Antennas."
  • NSF CAREER Industry Matching Supplement (PI), 2001 - 2002.
  • NASA NRA Grant (PI), 2001 - 2004. Title: "Reconfigurable Antennas for High Data Rate Multi-beam Communication Systems."
  • NSF CAREER Industry Matching Supplement (PI), 2000 - 2001.
  • NSF CAREER Grant (PI), 2000 - 2005. Title: "Intelligent Portable Antenna Systems for High-Speed Wireless Communication."
  • Kimberly-Clark, Inc. Grant, 2000-2004. Title: "ECE 371 JB: New Sensors and Instrumentation Course Development."
  • Amphenol T&M Antennas, Inc. Research Grant (PI), 2000 - 2002. Title: "Internal Antenna Systems for Portable Wireless Communication."
  • University of Illinois Research Board Grant (PI), 1999 - 2001. Title: "Novel Active Antenna Elements for High Performance Phased Reflectarrays."
  • DARPA Reconfigurable Aperture Grant (Co-PI), 1999 - 2002. Title: "Mechanically Conformal and Electronically Reconfigurable Apertures Using Low Voltage MEMS and Flexible Membrane for Space Based Radar Applications."
  • NASA Cooperative Research Grant (PI), 2000 - 2001. Title: "Microstrip Antennas with Broadband Integrated Phase Shifting."
  • NSF POWRE Grant (PI), 1997 - 1999. Title: "Team-based Research on Integrated Antenna Diversity."
  • NSF Academic Research Infrastructure (Equipment) Grant (Co-PI), 1996 - 1999. Title: "Laboratory for Advanced Communication Systems."
  • NSF Research Planning Grant (PI), 1996 - 1998. Title: "Local Electromagnetic Field Characterization."