This book commemorates four decades of research by Professor Magdy F. Iskander (Life Fellow IEEE) on materials and devices for the radiation, propagation, scattering, and applications of electromagnetic waves, chiefly in the MHz-THz frequency range as well on electromagnetics education. This synopsis of applied electromagnetics, stemming from the life and times of just one person, is meant to inspire junior researchers and reinvigorate mid-level researchers in the electromagnetics community. The authors of this book are internationally known researchers, including 14 IEEE fellows, who highlight interesting research and new directions in theoretical, experimental, and applied electromagnetics.
Dr. Akhlesh Lakhtakia is the Charles Godfrey Binder Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics at the Pennsylvania State University. He has been elected a fellow of Optical Society of America, SPIE, Institute of Physics (UK), American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Physical Society, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Royal Society of Chemistry, and Royal Society of Arts. He has been designated a Distinguished Alumnus at the highest level by the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) and the University of Utah. He received the 2010 Technical Achievement Award from SPIE and the 2016 Walston Chubb Award for Innovation from Sigma Xi. His current research interests include electromagnetic scattering, surface multiplasmonics, photovoltaic solar cells, sculptured thin films, mimumes, nano-refacing of bones, bioreplication, and forensic science.
Dr. Cynthia M. Furse is the Associate Vice President for Research at the University of Utah and Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. Dr. Furse is a Fellow of the IEEE and the National Academy of Inventors. Her technological innovations and 14 patents include development of a system to locate intermittent electrical faults on aging aircraft wiring, with which she founded a successful spin off company, LiveWire Innovation. She is also a pioneering researcher in the development of telemetry antennas for medical implants, and fast methods for predicting the statistical variation in bioelectromagnetic applications. Dr. Furse teaches circuit design, electromagnetics, wireless communication, computational electromagnetics, microwave engineering, and antenna design and is currently a leader in the flipped classroom teaching method. She works to interest young students, including women and minorities, in engineering and routinely volunteers in Utah's K-12 schools. She has helped organize the Society of Women Engineers Girl Scout Night, Meet an Inventor Night, and College of Engineering High School Summer Camp. She has received numerous teaching and research awards including the 2009 IEEE Harriett B. Rigas Medal for Excellence in Teaching.
Chapter 1. IntroductionChapter 2. Four decades of research in electromagneticsChapter 3. Millimeter-wave endfire single-fed circularly polarized AFTSA-SC antennaChapter 4. High-performance hybrid smart antenna array for advanced wireless communicationsChapter 5. Antenna arrays for physical-layer-based directional networking technologyChapter 6. Electrically small antennasChapter 7. Metamaterial-based antennas and a metasurface-based terahertz frequency splitterChapter 8. Electromagnetics research and challenges for tactical communicationChapter 9. Antenna miniaturization in mobile communication systemsChapter 10. Making ultra-wideband antennas unidirectionalChapter 11. Radar reflectors mounted on power boatsChapter 12. Radio propagation modeling in complex environmentsChapter 13. Radio propagation modeling: Unified view of the ray tracing image method across emerging indoor and outdoor environmentsChapter 14. Wireless performance in dense-transceiver scenarios to enable context-aware scenariosChapter 15. Bioelectromagnetic dosimetry: Simulating electromagnetic fields in the human bodyChapter 16. The genesis of microwave imaging as medical diagnosis modalityChapter 17. Real-time quantitative reconstruction methods in microwave imagingChapter 18. Electromagnetics in medical applications: The cardiopulmonary stethoscope journeyChapter 19. The Ewald-Oseen extinction theorem and the extended boundary condition methodChapter 20. Propagator methods in electromagneticsChapter 21. Non-Hermitian metamaterialsChapter 22. Unidirectional, defect-immune and topologically protected electromagnetic surface wavesChapter 23. Single-band and multiband angular filtering using two-dimensional photonic crystals and one-layer gratingsChapter 24. Construction of parts of the universe on tabletopsChapter 25. Electromagnetics education: Past, present, and future directionsChapter 26. Curriculum Vitae of Magdy Fahmy Iskander