Electromagnetics, Optics, and Remote Sensing

Research in electromagnetics involves the creation, transmission, and recognition of electromagnetic energy. Traditionally considered a subdiscipline of electromagnetics, optics harnesses the properties of light to perform a variety of actions. Remote sensing uses electromagnetics to collect data about distant activities and has many applications, including predicting weather.

Current research projects in these areas include: development of fast algorithms and high-order numerical methods in computational electromagnetics; development of numerical techniques for multiscale and multiphysics modeling that can be used to study electromagnetic phenomena and improve system performance; reconfigurable antennas that can be used in multifunctional, cognitive, and sensing systems; and remote sensing of the atmosphere to analyze and predict performance problems with GPS and other communication systems. 

Research topics in the discipline include:

Topic  
Antennas for communication and wireless sensing
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Atmospheric and ionospheric measurements
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Atmospheric and ionospheric theory
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Atmospheric waves
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Bioelectromagnetics
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Coherent optics/imaging
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Computational electromagnetics
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Electromagnetic compatibility
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Electromagnetic theory
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Electronic packaging
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High-frequency circuits
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Lasers and optical physics
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Microcavity lasers and nanophotonics
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Microwave devices and circuits
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Millimeter wave integrated circuits
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Modeling and simulation of laser systems
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Photonic crystals
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Radar and LIDAR
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Radar scattering
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Radio and optical wave propagation
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Ultrafast laser spectroscopy
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Ultraviolet photophysics
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