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!!
Undergraduate Research Projects Supervised
  • ECE 497/499, Fall 2014/Spring 2015: Sakshi Srivastava.  “Wearable Antennas.” [Senior Honors Thesis]
  • ECE 497/499, Fall 2013/Spring 2014: Yuou Zhang. “Design of a Size-Limited Dual GSM Frequency-Tunable Microstrip Patch Antenna.” [Senior Honors Thesis]
  • ECE 497/499, Fall 2012/Fall 2013: Simran Singh.  “Design, Analysis, Fabrication and Test of an UHF (Ultra High Frequency) Passive RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) Tag Antenna.” [Senior Honors Thesis]
  • ECE 497/499, Fall 2011/Spring 2012: Fang Wan.  “Log-periodic Baluns.” [Senior Honors Thesis] [Winner: E.C. Jordan Award]
  • ECE 497/499, Fall 2010/Spring 2011: Richard Muryanto. “Conformal Microstrip Antenna on a Curved Surface.”[Senior Honors Thesis] [Winner: E.C. Jordan Award]
  • ECE 497/499, Fall 2010/Spring 2011: Meghna Saikia. “Effects of Parasitics on Antenna Coupling.” [Senior Honors Thesis]
  • ECE 497/499, Fall 2009/Spring 2010: Jacob Block. “Use of Ground Plane Resonators to Improve Patch Antenna Reconfigurability.” [Senior Honors Thesis] [Winner: E.C. Jordan Award]
  • ECE 497/499, Fall 2009/Spring 2010: Naga Divya Jyothi Madipalli. “RCS Analysis of Arterial Stent.” [Senior Honors Thesis]
  • ECE 397, Spring 2010: Christine C. L. Chen. “Analysis of Relationship between Substrate Height and Bandwidth in Broad-Band Single Layer Rectangular U-Slot Microstrip Patch Antennas.”
  • ECE 497/499, Fall 2008/Spring 2009: Man Ling Lo. “Ultra-wide band antennas on Textiles.” [Senior Honors Thesis] [Winner: E.C. Jordan Award]
  • ECE 497/499, Spring 2008/Fall 2008: Omar El Bassiiouny. “Producing Prescribed Frequency Shifts Using Piezoelectric Actuators.” Co-advised with V. V. Veeravalli. [Senior Honors Thesis]
  • ECE 497/499, Fall 2007/Spring 2008: Thomas Comberiate. “A Reconfigurable Microstrip Antenna with Switchable Circular Polarization Controlled by Piezoelectric Transducers.” [Senior Honors Thesis]
  • Paid Project Work, with support from the UIUC-Intel Undergraduate Research Fund for Women and Minorities, Katherine Coles. “Isolation Improvement of Cosited Microstrip Antennas using Ground Plane Techniques.”
  • ECE 497/499, Fall 2006/Spring 2007: Michael Daly. “Design of a Reconfigurable Antenna for WiFi and WiMax Bands.” [Senior Honors Thesis]
  • ECE 497/499, Summer 2006/Fall 2006: Rasa Dovilas. “Design of a Matching Network for an Inductively Coupled Plasma.” [Senior Honors Thesis]
  • ECE 397, Summer 2006/Fall 2006/Spring 2007: Shanil Merchant. “Series-fed Phased Arrays with Electrically Small Antennas.”
  • ECE 397, Summer 2006/Fall 2006: John VanderVennet. “Broadband Antenna Design.”
  • ECE 497/499, Fall 2005/Spring 2006: Priyanka Bhandari. “Design and Synthesis of a Wideband Balun.” [Senior Honors Thesis]
  • ECE 397, Independent Study, Fall 2005: Orbay Tuncay. “Investigation of Frequency Tunable Antennas.”
  • Paid Project Work, 2005, with support from the UIUC-Intel Undergraduate Research Fund for Women and Minorities, Debi Misra and Rasa Dovilas. “Studies of Electromagnetic Properties of Activated Carbon Cloth for Microwave Regeneration of Volatile Compounds.”
  • ECE 397, Independent Study (renumbered), Fall 2004: Farooq Muqeem. "Acoustic Control of Antennas."
  • Paid Project Work, Summer 2004, with support from the UIUC-Intel Undergraduate Research Fund for Women and Minorities, Debi Misra and Rasa Dovilas. "Evaluation of Probe Feed Models for Microstrip Patch Antennas."
  • Paid Project Work, Spring 2004: Joseph Banasiak. "Conformal Multiband Antennas."
  • ECE 272, Spring 2004: Marla Cox. "Investigation of Radar Behavior of Small Retroreflectors for Sensing Systems."
  • ECE 272, Spring 2004: Phillip Lachman. "Investigation of Loss Mechanisms in Reconfigurable Patch Antennas."
  • ECE 272, Fall 2003: Sarah Stieber. "Investigation of Microstrip Probe Feed Models."
  • ECE 272, Fall 2003: Supriya Gupta. "Investigation of the Effects of Magnetic Materials on Microstrip Patch Antennas."
  • ECE 272, Fall 2003: Joshua Fladie. "Study of Wideband Canted Antennas."
  • Paid Project Work, Summer 2003: Joshua Fladie. "Study of Wideband Canted Antennas." Sponsored by U.S. Army Research Office.
  • Paid Project Work, Summer 2003: Morgan Reeder. "Development of Microstrip Antenna Tutorials." Sponsored by NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates.
  • Paid Project Work, Summer 2003: Kevin Hietpas. "Radio Designs for Embedded Sensors." Sponsored by NSF.
  • Paid Project Work, Summer 2003: Supriya Gupta. "Double Negative Metamaterials."
  • Paid Project Work, Summer 2003: Sandeep Gupta. "Small Antennas for Hearing Aids."
  • Paid Project Work, Spring 2003: Sarah Stieber. "Electrically Small Antennas for Sensors."
  • Paid Project Work, Spring 2003: Peipei Wang. "Electrically Small Antennas for Sensors."
  • ECE 272, Fall 2002: Andrew Pursell. "Wireless Systems in Automobiles."
  • ECE 272, Fall 2002: Peipei Wang. "Feasibility Study of Smart Pebbles."
  • Paid Project Work, Fall 2002: Sarah Stieber. "Feasibility Study of Smart Pebbles."
  • ECE 299, Fall 2002 and Spring 2003: Kiersten Kirby. "Series Resonant Filters in Waveguide."
  • ECE 272, Summer 2002: Wojciech Indyk. "Electrical Properties of Concrete between 1 and 10 GHz."
  • Paid Project Work, Summer 2002: Paul Lee, Tony Zoeteman, Kevin Hietpas and Joshua Hill. "Embedded Sensor System Radio Team."
  • Paid Project Work, Summer 2002: Garvin Cung. "Antenna Packaging Effects Continued."
  • Paid Project Work, Spring 2002: Jason Mariquina. "K-band Antenna Measurement System."
  • Paid Project Work, Spring 2002: Garvin Cung. "Investigation of Antenna Packaging Effects."
  • Paid Project Work, Spring 2002: Sarah Stieber. "Self-Energy Devices for Sensors."
  • Paid Project Work, Fall 2001: Judy Feng. "Reconfigurable Spiral Microstrip Antennas."
  • Unpaid Project Work, Spring 2001: Nisarg Shah. "Investigation of Common Portable Wireless Devices."
  • ECE 272, Fall 2000: Gregory Huff. "Ferroelectric-Tuned Antennas."
  • Paid Project Work, Summer 2000: Gregory Huff. "Investigation of Ground Plane Serration on Microstrip Antennas."
  • Paid Project Work, Summer 2000: Judy Feng. "Spiral Microstrip Antennas with Tuning Arms."
  • ECE 272, Spring 2000: David Urbasic. "Multiband Planar Antennas based on Triangular Elements."
  • ECE 272, Spring 2000: Mitesh Parikh. "Lumped Element Model of Cellphone-Head Interactions."
  • ECE 272, Spring 2000: Greg Muthler. "Investigation of Reconfigurable Slot Antennas."
  • ECE 272, Spring 2000: Eric George. "Electrical Properties of Concrete at High Frequencies."
  • Paid Project Work, Fall 1999 - Spring 2000: Brian Huang. "Planar Antennas with Integrated Phase Shifting."