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  • Prof. Volakis is the Dean at the College of Engineering and Computing at Florida International Univ (FIU).  He is an IEEE and ACES Fellow. Prior to coming to FIU, he was the Roy and Lois Chope Chair in Engineering at Ohio State and a Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept. (2003-2017). He also served as the Director of the Ohio State Univ. ElectroScience Laboratory for 14 years.

    His career spans 2 years at Boeing, 19 years on the faculty at the Univ of Michigan and 15 years at Ohio State. At Michigan he served as the Director of the Radiation Laboratory at U of Michigan (1998-2000). He has 35 years of experience and his research covers wireless communications, wearable textile antennas and electronics, antenna and arrays, ultra-wideband RF beamforming techniques, RF materials and metamaterials, EMI/EMC, multi-physics engineering, bioelectromagnetics, mm-wave front ends for GB communications, THz, radar scattering, RF systems integration, propagation, design optimization, and computational methods. He is internationally known for introducing hybrid finite element methods in electromagnetics, antenna miniaturizations techniques and textile electronics.  In 2004, he was listed by ISI among the top 250 highly cited scientists/engineers.  His publications include 8 widely used books, 400 journal papers and nearly 800 conference papers. As of May 2017, his google h-index=60 with nearly 16000 citations. He mentored nearly 90 Ph.Ds with 37 of them having won awards at international conferences.

    His service to Professional Societies includes: 2004 President of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, 2015-2017 USNC-URSI B Chair, twice the general Chair of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Symposium, IEEE APS Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE APS Fellows Committee Chair, IEEE-wide Fellows committee member & Associate Editor of several journals. Among his awards are: TheUniv. of Michigan College of Engineering Research Excellence award (1993), Scott award from The Ohio State Univ. College of Engineering forOutstanding Academic Achievement (2011), IEEE Tai Teaching Excellence award (2011), and the IEEE Henning Mentoring award (2013), IEEE APS Distinguished Achievement award (2015), and Ohio State Univ. Distinguished Scholar Award (2016), and the Ohio State ElectroScience Lab Sinclair award (2016).

  • Prof. Volakis is the Dean at the College of Engineering and Computing at Florida International University (FIU). He is an IEEE and ACES Fellow. Prior to coming to FIU, he was the Roy and Lois Chope Chair in Engineering at Ohio State and a Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept. (2003-2017). He also served as the Director of the Ohio State University ElectroScience Laboratory for 14 years.

    His career spans 2 years at Boeing, 19 years on the faculty at the Univ of Michigan and 15 years at Ohio State. At Michigan he served as the Director of the Radiation Laboratory at U of Michigan (1998-2000). Prof. Volakis has 37 years of engineering research experience, and has published over 425 journal papers, 850 conference papers, and over 30 chapters. In 2004, he was listed by ISI Web of Science as one of the top 250 most referenced authors, and his google h-index=69 with nearly 25000 citations (as of Nov 2019). He has mentored 95 Ph.Ds/Post-Docs and has written with them 43 papers which received best paper awards. His research is in electromagnetics, RF materials and metamaterials, antennas and phased array, RF transceivers, textile electronics, millimeter waves and terahertz, EMI/EMC as well as EM diffraction and computational methods. He is also the authors of 8 books, including the Antenna Handbook, referred to as the “antenna bible.”

    His service to Professional Societies includes: 2004 President of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, Chair of the International Union Radio Science-B (URSI-B) from 2020-2023, US URSI-B Chair from 2015-2017, twice the general Chair of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Symposium, 2019 co-Chair of the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES) conference, and the 2019 Chair of the International WorkShop on Antenna Technologies (iWAT). He also served as an IEEE APS Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE APS Fellows Committee Chair, IEEE-wide Fellows committee member & Associate Editor of several journals. Among his awards are: 1) Univ. of Michigan College of Engineering Research Excellence award (1993), 2) IEEE Tai Teaching Excellence award (2011), 3) IEEE Henning Mentoring award (2013), 4) IEEE APS Distinguished Achievement award (2015), 5) Ohio State Univ. Distinguished Scholar Award (2016), and 6) Ohio State ElectroScience Lab Sinclair award (2016).

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  • Professor Volakis’ research activities cover the following areas:
    • Medical Imaging
    • Neurosensing
    • RF Sensors for Medical Application
    • Wireless Communication and Propagation
    • Antennas and Arrays
    • RF Materials and Packaging
    • RF Matching and Tunable Circuits
    • RFIDs
    • Millimeter Waves & TeraHertz
    • Computational Electromagnetics
    • Electromagnetic Compatability and Interference
    • Scattering and Diffraction
  • RF/ Wireless Communication Links / Cybersecurity

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teaching overview

  • Ohio State University Courses
    ECE 5011: Antennas (W2015, W2016)—with Online students/Mixed classroom
    ECE 6010: Electromagnetic Theory I (F2013)
    ECE 6010: Electromagnetic Theory I (F2012)
    ECE 711: Antenna Theory (W2011)
    ECE 711: Antenna Theory (W2010)
    ECE 711: Antenna Theory (W2009)
    ECE 711: Antenna Theory (W2008)
    ECE 711: Antenna Theory (W2007)
    ECE 694Y/715: Introduction to Numerical Methods (A2005)
    ECE 711: Antenna Theory (W2005)
    EE 711: Antenna Theory (W2004)
    EE 311: UG Electromagnetics (2003)
    University of Michigan Courses
    EECS 530: Electromagnetic Theory (Fall 2002)
    EECS 503: Intro to Numerical Electromagnetics (W 2002)
    EECS 530: Electromagnetic Theory (Fall 2001)
    EECS 531: Antenna Theory (Winter 2001)
    EECS 530: Electromagnetic Theory (Fall 2000)
    EECS 633: Analytical and Numerical Methods for Electromagnetics(W 2000)
    EECS 530: Electromagnetic Theory I (Fall 1999)
    EECS 503 Introduction to Numerical Electromagnetics (Winter 1999)
    EECS 531 Antenna Theory (W98)
    EECS (F97)
    EECS 531, Antenna Theory (W97)
    EECS 503, Introduction to Numerical Electromagnetics (Fall 1996)
    EECS 531, Antenna Theory (W96)
    EECS 503, Introduction to Numerical Electromagnetics (Fall 1995)
    EECS 730, Special Course: Approx. Boundary Conditions for EM (W94)
    EECS 331, Undergrad. Electromagnetics I (F94)
    EECS 633, Numerical Methods for Electromagnetics
    EECS 332, Undergrad. Electromagnetics II (W93)
    EECS 633, Numerical Methods in Electromagnetics (F93)
    EECS 332, Undergrad. Electromagnetics II (W92)
    EECS 530, Electromagnetic Theory (F92)
    EECS 332, Undergrad. Electromagnetics II (Spring 1992)
    EECS 633, Antenna Theory II (F91)
    EECS 531, Antenna Theory (W91)
    EECS 332, Undergrad. Electromagnetics II (W90)
    EECS 633, Antenna Theory II (F89)
    EECS 332, Undergrad. Electromagnetics II (W89)
    EECS 331, Undergrad. Electromagnetics I (F88)
    EECS 631, Electromagnetic Scattering (W88)
    EECS 331, Undergrad. Electromagnetics I (F87)
    EECS 531, Antenna Theory (W87)
    EECS 331, Undergrad. Electromagnetics I (F86)
    EECS 631, Electromagnetic Scattering (W86)
    EECS 331,Undergrad. Electromagnetics I (F85)
    ECE 631, Electromagnetic Scattering (Winter 1985)
    ECE 305, Math. Methods for Fields Analysis (Fall 1984)

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