IEEE APS Nagoya Chapter

Invited Lecture (Prof. Volakis)

Date: October 10, 2008, 10:00-12:00
Venue: Nagoya Institute of Technology, Building No. 51, Lecture room 101
Speaker: Prof. John Volakis (Ohio State University, Director of Electro Science Lab., Former President of IEEE AP Society, IEEE Distinguished Lecturer)

Metamaterialsfor Miniaturization of Narrowband and Ultra-Wideband Antennas

Miniature Antennas and Arrays Embedded within Magnetic Photonic Crystals

Refer to the folloing links;
IEEE Lectures by Prof. Volakis in OSU
IEEE APS Distinguished Lecturer Program
John L. Volakis (S'77-M'82-SM'89-F96) was born onMay 13, 1956 inChios,Greece and immigrated to theU.S.A. in 1973. He obtained his B.E. Degree, summa cum laude, in 1978 from Youngstown State Univ.,Youngstown,Ohio, the M.Sc. in 1979 from the Ohio State Univ.,Columbus,Ohio and the Ph.D. degree in 1982, also from the Ohio State Univ.

Prof. Volakis started his career at Rockwell International (1982-84), now Boeing Phantom Works. In 1984 he was appointed Assistant Professor at the University ofMichigan,Ann Arbor,MI, becoming a full Professor in 1994. He also served as the Director of the Radiation Laboratory from 1998 to 2000. Since January 2003, he is the Roy and Lois Chope Chair Professor of Engineering at theOhio State University,Columbus,Ohio and also serves as the Director of the ElectroScience Laboratory. His primary research deals with antennas, computational methods, electromagnetic compatibility and interference, propagation, design optimization, RF materials, multi-physics engineering and bioelectromagnetics. Dr. Volakis has published over 250 articles in major refereed journals, nearly 380 conference papers and 20 book chapters. He is co-author to the following 4 books: Approximate BoundaryConditions in Electromagnetics (Institution of Electrical Engineers, London,1995), FiniteElement Method for Electromagnetics(IEEE Press, New York, 1998), Frequency Domain HybridFinite Element Methods in Electromagnetics (Morgan & Claypool, 2006), and editedtheAntenna Engineering Handbook (McGraw-Hill, 2007). He has also written several well-edited coursepacks on introductory and advanced numerical methods for electromagnetics, and has delivered short courses on antennas, numerical methods, and frequency selective surfaces.  In 1998 he received the University ofMichigan (UM)College ofEngineering Research Excellence award and in 2001 he received the UM, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Service Excellence Award. Dr. Volakis islisted by ISI among the top 250 most referenced authors; He graduated/mentored nearly 60 Ph.D. students/post-docs, and co-authored with them 9 best paper awards at conferences.

Dr. Volakis was the 2004 President of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society and served on the AdCom of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society from 1995 to 1998. He also served as Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation from 1988-1992, Radio Science from 1994-97, and for the IEEE Antennas and Propagation SocietyMagazine (1992-2006). He currently serves as an associate editor for theJ. ElectromagneticWaves and Applications and the URSI Bulletin. He chaired the 1993 IEEE Antennas andPropagation Society Symposium and Radio Science Meeting inAnn Arbor, MI., and co-chaired the same Symposium in 2003 atColumbus,Ohio,USA. He was elected Fellow of the IEEE in 1996, and is a member of the URSI Commissions B and E