Lara Waldrop

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Lara  Waldrop
Lara Waldrop
Assistant Professor
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
5052 ECE Building
306 North Wright Street
Urbana Illinois 61801

Primary Research Area

  • Remote Sensing



Ph.D., Astronomy and Space Physics, Boston University, 2004.

Research Interests

  • Space plasma diagnostics
  • Computational modeling of radiative processes
  • Development of optical and radar remote sensing techniques

Research Areas

  • Atmospheric and ionospheric measurements
  • Atmospheric and ionospheric theory
  • Radio and optical wave propagation
  • Remote Sensing

Teaching Honors

  • Engineering Council Award for Excellence in Advising, UIUC (2013)
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students, UIUC (2011)

Research Honors

  • Keynote Speaker, The Gordon Lecture, Cornell University (2013)
  • NSF CEDAR Postdoctoral Award (2004-2006)
  • Outstanding Student Paper Award, American Geophysical Union (1997)
  • Boston University Trustee's Scholar (1993-1997)

Public Service Honors

  • Member, NSF CEDAR Science Steering Committee, 2007-2009.
  • Arecibo Observatory Users and Scientific Advisory Committee, Chair (2012-2014), Member (2010)

Courses Taught