Prof. Kamal Sarabandi has
been appointed the Rufus S. Teesdale Professor of Engineering. This professorship is given in recognition of Prof. Sarabandiís sustained excellence in research, teaching, and service within
the College of Engineering.
Professor 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. His work has led to 9 patents, with
several more in progress. He has authored more than 500 journal and
Education is key for Prof. Sarabandi. He maintains a
large number of students, and many win paper awards at professional
conferences as well as earn prestigious fellowships. He has developed
two courses; one a microwave measurements laboratory, and the other a course
of advanced topics in the area of microwave and millimeter-wave remote
sensing. He has already graduated nearly 30 PhD students.
sits on the
editorial board of Proceedings of the IEEE, and has served as the
Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
(AP) and the IEEE Sensors Journal. He has served as vice
president of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS), and is a
member of IEEE Technical Activities Board Awards Committee. He is also a member of Commissions
F and D of URSI and of The Electromagnetic Academy.
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, from
Dr. Michael Griffin, NASA Administrator, and Senator Harrison H. Schmitt,
Chairman of NASA Advisory Council. Other awards he has received include the
Humboldt Research Award and the Distinguished Achievement Award from the
IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society. He is a Fellow of IEEE.