Rufus S. Teesdale Professor of Engineering
Director, Radiation Laboratory
Director, Center for Microelectronics and Sensors
Microwave and millimeter wave remote sensing, Radar calibration
techniques, Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Applied Electromagnetics
U.S. Patents: 18
Kamal Sarabandi, Rufus S. Teesdale
Professor of Engineering, has been selected to receive the 2010
Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award from the U-M Rackham Graduate
School. He is recognized as an internationally-renowned scholar in the area
of microwave remote sensing, an inspirational mentor of graduate students,
and a dedicated professional who is well-known for his contributions to
numerous professional societies and governmental advisory boards.
Prof. Sarabandi's research encompasses a
wide range of topics in the area of applied electromagnetics, specifically:
microwave and millimeter-wave radar remote sensing; antenna miniaturization
and reconfigurable antennas for wireless applications; wireless channel
characterization for performance assessment of wireless systems; and
millimeter-wave and submillimeter-wave subsystems and components with
applications to radar imaging (collision avoidance, autonomous vehicle
control, security, etc.).
His work reaches into such diverse areas as global warming, security at
airports, and trouble-free wireless communication. His extensive work with
antennas has led to important work in antenna miniaturization, as well as
new work in metamaterials for antennas.
Prof. Sarabandi manages a large,
prolific, and highly successful student research group. His students to date
have received 21 paper awards at major conferences, and they are regular
recipients of prestigious fellowships. He has already graduated more
than 30 PhD students. In the area of curriculum development, he has
developed a microwave measurements laboratory, and an advanced course in the
area of microwave and millimeter-wave remote sensing.
A member of the NASA Advisory Council, Prof. Sarabandi received a NASA
Certificate of Appreciation for Significant Contribution for his service on
the Workshop on Science Associated with the Lunar Exploration Architecture.
In addition to numerous awards for research and teaching excellence by the
University of Michigan, he has received the
Humboldt Research Award and the Distinguished Achievement Award from the
IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society. He is a Fellow of IEEE.
About the Award
Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award, sponsored by the U-M Rackham
Graduate School, honor senior faculty who have consistently demonstrated
outstanding achievements in the areas of scholarly research and/or creative
endeavors, teaching and mentoring of students and junior faculty, service
and a variety of other activities which have brought distinction to
themselves and to the University of Michigan.
Prof. Sarabandi will receive his award at a special ceremony October
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