2004 IEEE Radar Conference

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 April 26-29, 2004 Wyndham Philadelphia at Franklin Plaza Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Session 3B.5
Peculiar radar cross section properties of double-negative and single-negative metamaterials

Andrea Al? - University of Roma Tre, Nader Engheta - University of Pennsylvania

Tue, 27 April 2004, 1:30 PM - 3:20 PM


Here, we give an overview of some of the results of our analysis on anomalous scattering phenomena for structures involving metamaterial layers, and we provide some physical insights and ideas for potential applications.


Dr. Nader Engheta - University of Pennsylvania

Nader Engheta is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. He received the BS degree in electrical engineering from the University of Tehran in 1978, the MS degree in electrical engineering and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering both from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 1979 and 1982, respectively. From June 1982 to June 1983, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Caltech, and from June 1983 to June 1987, he was a Senior Research Scientist at Kaman Sciences Corporation, Dikewood Division, in Santa Monica, California. In July 1987, he joined the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania, where he is currently Professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering. He is also a member of the David Mahoney Institute of Neurological Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, and a member of the Bioengineering Graduate Group at the University of Pennsylvania. He was the graduate group chair of electrical engineering from July 1993 to June 1997. He is a Guggenheim Fellow, a recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal, a Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of the Optical Society of America. In addition, he has received various awards and distinctions for his scholarly research contributions and teaching activities including the UPS Foundation Distinguished Educator term Chair for July 1999-June 2000, the Fulbright Naples Chair award for Naples, Italy for 1998, a 1989 NSF Presidential Young Investigator (PYI) award, two times (1993, 2002) recipient of the S. Reid Warren, Jr. Award for distinguished teaching from UPenn's School of Engineering and Applied Science, the 1994 Christian F. and Mary R. Lindback Foundation Award, and the W. M. Keck Foundation's 1995 Engineering Teaching Excellence Award. He is an Associate Editor of The IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters (2002-present), and was an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Antenna and Propagation (1996-2001), and Radio Science (1991-1996). He was on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications. He served as an IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Distinguished Lecturer for the period 1997-99. He is a member of the American Physical Society (APS), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Sigma Xi, Commissions B and D of the U.S. National Committee (USNC) of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI), and a member of the Electromagnetics Academy. He was the Chair (1989-91) and Vice-Chair (1988-89) of the joint chapter of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation / Microwave Theory and Techniques in the Philadelphia Section. He is an elected member of the Administrative Committee (AdCom) of the IEEE Society of Antennas and Propagation since January 2003. His research interests and activities are in the areas of fields and waves phenomena, metamaterials and complex media, bio-inspired/biomimetic polarization imaging and polarization vision, wave interaction with unconventional complex structures and complex surfaces, small antennas for wireless applications, bio-inspired hyperspectral sensing, biologically-based visualization and physics of sensing and display of polarization imagery, through-wall microwave imaging, electromagnetics/electrophysics of brain cortical potentials (e.g., EEG), millimeter-wave lensing systems, optics, fractional operators and fractional paradigm in electrodynamics. He has guest edited/co-edited several special issues, namely, the special issue of Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications on the topic of "Wave Interaction with Chiral and Complex Media" in 1992, part special issue of the Journal of the Franklin Institute on the topic of "Antennas and Microwaves (from the 13th Annual Benjamin Franklin Symposium) in 1995, special issue of the Wave Motion on the topic of "Electrodynamics in Complex Environments" (with L. B. Felsen) in 2001, and special issue of the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation on the topic of "Metamaterials" (with R. W. Ziolkowski) in 2003.

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