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Research Interests

  • Microwave Filters and Passive Components
  • Wireless passive sensors for harsh environment applications
  • Antennas, phased arrays, and reflectarrays
  • Flexible electronics
  • Micromachining
  • Advanced packaging
  • Ceramic materials, polymer materials, and ferroelectric materials & Material characterization

Ongoing Research Projects

  • Customizable Antenna Array Using Pixelated and Reconfigurable Slot-Ring Antennas (DARPA)
  • Integrating High Frequency Whispering – Gallery Mode Phononic Cavities with Efficient Electrically-Small Antennas: Pushing the Limits of Wireless Passive Sensing (NSF)
  • EARS Directional Spectrum Sensing and Communications Utilizing Beam- and Frequency-Agile Parasitic Antenna Arrays (NSF)

Professional Activities

  • General Chair: 2012 WAMICON and 2016 iWAT
  • ExCom Member: IMS, WAMICON, SiRF, IMBioC
  • TPC Chair: AP-S/URSI Int. Symp., RWS, WAMICON, SiRF, iWAT
  • TPC Member: AP-S/URSI Int. Symp., IMS, RWS, WAMICON, SiRF, WiSNET, EuCAP, EuMW, IMBioC”
  • Editor: IEEE TMTT, IEEE MWCL, IET MAP Special Issue, IEEE Microwave Magazine Special Issue
  • IEEE AP/MTT Orlando Chapter Chair, 2007-2010
  • IEEE Orlando Section Awards Chair (2012-2013), Chair (2011), Vice Chair (2009-2010), and Secretary (2008)

Honors & Awards

  • UCF Lockheed Martin Professorship (2018-2023)
  • UCF Reach for the Stars Award (2016)
  • UCF Research Incentive Award (2011, 2016)
  • UCF Teaching Incentive Program Award: (2010, 2015)
  • UCF CECS Distinguished Researcher Award (2013)
  • UCF CECS CAE Link Faculty Fellow (2010-2012)
  • NSF Faculty Early Career Award (2009)