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Michielssen Awards, Fellowships, Honors

  • 1987: Graduated Magna cum Laude, KUL.
  • 1988-1989: Belgian American Educational Foundation Fellow (CRB fellow).
  • 1989-1990: Electromagnetic Communication Fellowship, University of Illinois.
  • 1990-1991: Incomplete list of excellent teachers, UIUC (Spring, ECE 343).
  • 1990-1991: Schlumberger Fellowship.
  • 1993-1994: Incomplete list of excellent teachers, UIUC (Spring, ECE 354).
  • 1995: International Union of Radio Scientists Young Scientist Fellowship.
  • 1995-2000: National Science Foundation CAREER Award.
  • 1995-1996: Incomplete list of excellent teachers, UIUC (Fall, ECE 477).
  • 1996-1997: Incomplete list of excellent teachers, UIUC (Spring, ECE 354).
  • 1998: Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society Valued Service Award.
  • 1997-1998: Incomplete list of excellent teachers, UIUC (Spring, ECE 354).
  • 1998: Full Member of the International Union of Radio Scientists’ Commission B.
  • 1999: International Union of Radio Scientists – United States National Committee Henry G. Booker Fellow.
  • 1999: International Union of Radio Scientists Issac Koga Gold Medal Awardee with citation “For contributions to computational electromagnetics, in particular the development of fast frequency and time domain integral equation analysis techniques and nature-driven synthesis methods."
  • 1998-1999: Incomplete list of excellent teachers, UIUC (Spring, ECE 354).
  • 1999: IEEE Senior Member.
  • 2001: Senior Xerox Award for Faculty Research, UIUC.
  • 2001-2002: Beckman Associate, Center for Advanced Studies, UIUC.
  • 2001-2002: Incomplete list of excellent teachers, UIUC (Spring, ECE 354).
  • 2002: IEEE Fellow, with citation “for contributions to the advancement of computational electromagnetics”.
  • 2002-2003: Sackler Scholar, Mortimer and Raymond Sackler Institute for Advanced Studies, Tel-Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • 2002: National Technical University (NTU) Certificate of Appreciation in Recognition of Outstanding Contributions as a Faculty Member (for Online Course EM-550-Q).
  • 2002-2005: University Scholar, UIUC.
  • 2003-2006: Sony Faculty Scholar, UIUC
  • 2004-2005 Incomplete list of excellent teachers, UIUC (Spring, ECE 454).

Co-author on “Best Student Paper Prize” papers at the 1998 Annual Review of Progress in Applied Computational Electromagnetics (Daniel Weile; Monterey, 1998; first place), the 138th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (Arif Ergin; Columbus, OH; Nov. 1999; first place), the 2001 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (Mingyu Lu; Boston, MA, Jul. 2001; first place), and the 2004 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (Ali Yilmaz; Monterey, CA, Jun. 2003; third place); see section on student accomplishments. Co-author on “Best Student Paper Prize” paper finalists at the 2005 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (Hakan Bagci; Columbus, OH, Jul. 2005), at the 2006 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (K. Cools; Albuquerque, NM, Jul. 2006), and at the 2006 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (Jun Meng; Albuquerque, NM, Jul. 2006),