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Brown Named Distinguished Professor

Gary Brown has been named the Bradley Distinguished Professor of Electromagnetics in honor of his exemplary record of teaching, research, and service in the area of electromagnetics.

Brown’s research has focused on radio wave propagation, radar-scattering theory and applications, and remote sensing from space. One of the world’s top experts in understanding and modeling the interaction of electromagnetic waves with the natural environment, Brown has been a pioneer in theoretical modeling of rough surfaces. He is the founder and director of the Electro-Magnetic Interactions Laboratory (EMIL) and has obtained more than $3 million in research funding. He has authored 57 journal articles, 85 conference articles, and more than 20 U.S. Government reports. He is a recipient of the R.W.P. King and Schelkunoff Awards of the Antennas and Propagation Society (APS) and the IEEE Third Millennium Medal.

Brown has a reputation as an excellent teacher and consistently receives student evaluations in the 3.6 to 4.0 (out of 4.0) range.

Brown has been active in professional societies and has served as vice president and president of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, secretary and chair of the U.S. National Committee of the International Union of Radio Science (USNC-USRI). He is an active member of Commissions B and F of URSI and a Fellow of the IEEE. Brown has also been very active in NATO Advisory Groups on Aerospace Research and Development (AGARD) Panels.

Honors & Awards

Dan Chen has been elected a Fellow of the IEEE for his contributions to the basic understanding of switching power supplies. This is the highest level of membership in the IEEE and is bestowed on recipients who have an extraordinary record of accomplishments in the IEEE fields of interest.

Thomas Hou co-authored a paper titled “SLAs, QoS and Bandwidth Provisioning,” which received the Best Paper Award at the 10th IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols, Paris, France, Nov. 12-15, 2002.

Robert Broadwater’s Distribution Engineering Workstation software was featured in the September Transmission & Distribution World. The article described how the software has been used to prevent power outages in St. Louis, how it is used to model systems with 1 million+ nodes in Detroit, and how it is being used for real-time operations.

Zaghloul Receives New Patent For Flat Plate Antenna

Amir Zaghloul received US Patent #6,462,711 for “Multi-Layer Flat Plate Antenna with Low-Cost material and High-Conductivity Additive Processing.” Flat plate antennas are used for wireless and satellite terminals that are mass produced and thus are cost sensitive. The additive processing allows the use of lower cost material and replaces the conventional etching process that uses more expensive metalized material. The high conductivity is produced by compressing the printed circuits or by deposition of highly conductive material on the printed circuit

 
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