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Sarabandi: Honors and Awards

Awards and Recognitions

  • The 2013 IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensity Society Education Award.
  • The IEEE 2011 Judith A. Resnik Award with following citation: “For contribution to space-based microwave and millimeter-wave polarimetric radar remote sensing of the Earth’s surface for civilian and military applications”.
  • The 2010 Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award from the University of Michigan.
  • Appointed as the Rufus S. Teesdale Professor of Engineering. This professorship is given in recognition of Professor Sarabandi’s sustained excellence in research, teaching, and service within the College of Engineering, January 2009.
  • Humboldt Research Award from The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Germany, granted to scientists and scholars from all disciplines whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline, April 2008.
  • NASA Certificate of Appreciation for Significant Contribution to the Workshop on Science Associated with the Lunar Exploration Architecture, Dr. Michael Griffin, NASA Administrator, and Senator Harrison H. Schmitt, Chairman of NASA Advisory Council, March 2007.
  • The University of Michigan Faculty Recognition Award, ``For Outstanding Contributions as a Teacher, Scholar, and Member of the University Community,'' October 2005.
  • Distinguished Achievement Award, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, ``For Outstanding Research in Advancement of Theoretical and Experimental Radar Remote Sensing,'' July 2005.
  • College of Engineering Research Excellence Award, The University of Michigan, March 2004.
  • Fellow of IEEE, ``For contribution to modeling of radar remote sensing, and to establish the connections between the coherent and incoherent domains of radar polarimetry,'' January 2000.
  • The 1999 German-American Council Foundation (GAAC) Distinguished Lecturer Award from the German Federal Ministry for Education, Science, and Technology.
  • HP Equipment Award ($300K) for establishing a microwave teaching laboratory, April 1997.
  • Henry Russel Award, The Regents of The University of Michigan, January 1997 (the highest award granted at The University of Michigan).
  • Teaching Excellence Award, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, The University of Michigan, March 1996.
  • HP Equipment Award, June 1993.

 

Paper Awards

  • Third Prize, 2011 IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium paper contest, Elsherbini, A., and K. Sarabandi “Image Distortion Effects in Subsurface SAR Imaging of Deserts and Their Correction Technique,” Proceeding: IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Vancouver, Canada, July 24 - 29, 2011.
  •  First Prize, 2011 USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meetingpaper contest,  Vitaz, J.A., and K. Sarabandi, “Techniques for Enhanced Distinction of Planar Retro-Reflective Arrays,” USNC-URSI National Radio Science, Boulder, Colorado, 5-8 Jan. 2011.
  • Second Prize, 2010 USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meetingpaper contest, Elsherbini, A., and K. Sarabandi, “Mapping of Sand Layer Thickness in Deserts Using SAR interforometrey,” USNC-URSI National Radio Science, Boulder, Colorado, 6-9 Jan. 2010.
  • Second Prize, 2008 URSI General Assembly Paper Contest, Elsherbini, A., and K. Sarabandi, "Compact Coupled Sectorial Loops Antenna for Ultra-Wideband Applications,'' 2008 URSI General Assembly, Chicago, Illinois, August 7-16, 2008.
  • 2008 IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium Paper Award, Mojtaba Dehmollaian and Kamal Sarabandi, "Refocusing Through Single Layer Building Wall Using Synthetic Aperture Radar,'' Proceedings: IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Barcelona, Spain, July 23-27, 2007 (selected from among more than 2000 papers presented in the conference).
  • Third prize, IEEE IGARSS paper contest. Jumani, K. and K. Sarabandi, "An Investigation of PN Sequences for Multi-Static SAR/InSAR Applications," Proceeding: IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Barcelona, Spain, July 23-27, 2007.
  • Third prize, IEEE AP-S'2007 paper contest. Brakora, K. F. and K. Sarabandi, “Integration of Single-Mode Photonic Crystal Waveguides to Monolithic MMW Subsystems Constructed Using Ceramic Stereolithography,” Proceeding: IEEE International Antennas and Propagation Symposium, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 10-15, 2007.
  • Best Paper Award, 25th Army Science Conference, Sarabandi, K., and G. Palafox, ”Reducing antenna visual signature using meta-materials,” Proceedings: The 25th Army Science Conference, Orlando, Fl. Nov. 27-30, 2006.
  • Third prize, AMTA’2006 paper contest, Brakora, K., K. Jumani, M. Rangwala, Y. Wee, and K. Sarabandi, “A probe station based setup for on-wafer antenna measurement,” the 28th Annual Symposium of the Antenna Measurement Techniques Association (AMTA), Austin, Texas , October 22-27, 2006.
  • Third prize, IEEE AP-S'2006 paper contest. Brakora, K., and K. Sarabandi, “Subwave- length Periodic Lattices for the Design of MMW Components using Ceramic Stereolithography,” Proceeding: IEEE International Antennas and Propagation & URSI Symposium, Albuquerque, July 9-14, 2006.
  • Third Prize, 2006 USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting paper contest, Liao, D., and K. Sarabandi “Modeling and Simulation of Near-Earth Propagation in Presence of a Truncated Vegetation Layer,” Proceeding: National Radio Science Meeting (USNC/URSI), Boulder, Colorado, Jan. 5-8, 2006.
  • Third Prize, 2006 USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting paper contest, Liao, D., and K. Sarabandi, ``Modeling and Simulation of Near-Earth Propagation in Presence of a Truncated Vegetation Layer,'' Proceedings: National Radio Science Meeting (USNC/URSI), Boulder, Colorado, Jan. 5-8, 2006.
  • First prize, IEEE AP-S'2005 paper contest. Buell, K., H. Mosallaei, and K. Sarabandi, ``Electromagnetic MetaMaterial Insulator to Eliminate Substrate Surface Waves,'' Proceedings: IEEE International Antennas and Propagation & URSI Symposium, Washington D.C., June 4-10, 2005.
  • Second prize, 2005 USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting paper contest, Liao, D., and K. Sarabandi, ``Near-Earth wave propagation characteristics of an electric dipole in the presence of a vegetation or snow layer,'' Proceedings: National Radio Science Meeting (USNC/URSI), Boulder, Colorado, Jan. 5-8, 2005.
  • Second prize, 2004 USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting paper contest, Behdad, N. and K. Sarabandi, ``A novel Quad-pole antenna with very large bandwidth,'' Proceedings: National Radio Science Meeting (USNC/URSI), Boulder, Colorado, Jan. 5-8, 2004.
  • First place, Antenna Appl. Symps. '03, paper contest. Behdad, N., and K. Sarabandi, ``A Novel Approach for Bandwith Enhancement of Slot Antennas,'' Proceedings: Antenna Applications Symposium, Robert Allen Park, Monticello, Illinois, September 17-19, 2003
  • First prize, IEEE AP-S'2003 paper contest. Buell, K., D. Cruickshank, H. Mosallaei, and K. Sarabandi, ``Patch Antenna Over the RIS Substrate: A Novel Miniaturized Wideband Planar Antenna Design,'' Proceedings: IEEE International Antennas and Propagation & URSI Symposium, Columbus, OH, June 22-27, 2003.
  • Second Prize, IEEE IGARSS 2002, paper contest. C.G. Brown and K. Sarabandi, ``Physics-based Simulation of high resolution polarimetric SAR/INSAR images of forested areas,'' Proc. IEEE Int. Geosci. Remote Sensing Symp.,Toronto, Canada, June24-28, 2002.
  • Third prize, IEEE MTTS'2001 paper contest. Peroulis, D., S. Pacheco, K. Sarabandi, and L.P.B. Katehi, ``Tunable lumped components with applications to reconfigurable MEMS filters,'' Proc. IEEE Microwave Theory and Tech. Symp., Phoenix, Arizona, May 2001.
  • Third Prize, IEEE AP/URSI 2001 paper contest. Azadegan, R., and K. Sarabandi, ``Design of miniaturized slot antennas,'' Proc. IEEE Trans. Antennas Propagat. & URSI Symp., Boston, MA, 14-18 July 2001.
  • First prize, IEEE APS'2000 paper contest. D.E. Lawrence and K. Sarabandi "Analytical formulation for acousto-electromagnetic scattering behavior of a dielectric cylinder," Proc. IEEE Trans. Antennas Propagat. & URSI Symp., Salt Lake City, Utah, July 2000.
  • Third prize, IEEE IGARSS'99 paper contest. Wilsen, C.B., and K. Sarabandi, "Modeling of INSAR response to forest biomass variation," Proc. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing Symp., Hamburg, Germany, 1999.
  • 1998 Army Research Laboratory Advanced Sensors Consortium Research Excellence Award, with Moonsoo Park.
  • Second prize, IEEE AP-S'98 paper contest. M.D. Casciato, and K. Sarabandi, "A Novel Approach to High Frequency Diffraction from Curved, Perfectly Conducting Surfaces," Proc. IEEE Trans. Antennas Propagat. & URSI Symp., Georgia, June 21-26, 1998.
  • Second prize, IEEE AP-S'95 paper contest. A. Nashashibi, and K. Sarabandi, ``A Technique for Measuring the Effective Propagation Constant of Dense Random Media,'' Proceedings: IEEE International Antennas and Propagation & URSI Symposium, Newport Beach CA, June 1995.