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ASU Personnel

Constantine A. Balanis
Principal Investigator, ASU

Constantine A. Balanis (S'62 - M'68 - SM'74 - F'86 – LF'04) received the BSEE degree from Virginia Tech (1964), the MEE degree from the University of Virginia (1966), and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Ohio State University (l969). His research interests are in low-profile and conformal superdirective antennas, flexible antennas, high impedance surfaces, and smart antennas. He is a Life Fellow of the IEEE, and received in 2004 a Honorary Doctorate from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the 2017 IEEE MTT-S Rudolph Henning Distinguished Mentoring Award, the 2014 LAPC James R. James Lifetime Achievement Award (UK), the 2012 Distinguished Achievement Award of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, the 2012 Distinguished Achievement Alumnus Award (College of Engineering, The Ohio State University), the 2005 Chen-To Tai Distinguished Educator Award of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, the 2000 IEEE Millennium Award, the 1996 Graduate Mentor Award of Arizona State University, the 1992 Special Professionalism Award of the IEEE Phoenix Section, the 1989 Individual Achievement Award of the IEEE Region 6, and the 1987-1988 Graduate Teaching Excellence Award, School of Engineering, Arizona State University. He is the author of Antenna Theory: Analysis and Design (Wiley, 2016, 2005, 1997, 1982), Advanced Engineering Electromagnetics (Wiley, 2012, 1989) and Introduction to Smart Antennas (Morgan and Claypool, 2007), and editor of Modern Antenna Handbook (Wiley, 2008).



Craig R. Birtcher
Associate Research Professional, ASU

Craig Birtcher received the B.S.E.E. and M.S.E.E. degrees from Arizona State University, Tempe, in 1983 and 1992, respectively. He has been with Arizona State University since 1987, where he is currently an Associate Research Professional in charge of the ElectroMagnetic Anechoic Chamber (EMAC) facility. His research interests include antenna and RCS measurement techniques and near-field to far-field (NF/FF) methods.

Saud M. Saeed
Program Liaison, ASU

Saud M. Saeed received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 2008, the MS from California State University, Fullerton, USA in 2012. He is currently a PhD candidate in Electrical Engineering at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA. He is the liaison of a research program between King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) in Saudi Arabia and Arizona State University (ASU). He is also a lecturer with the College of Engineering at Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, Alkharj, Saudi Arabia. His research interests are flexible antennas, reconfigurable antennas, wearable antennas, MIMO antennas and integrating those antennas with flexible/conformal Electromagnetic Bandgap Structures (EBGs).   

Mikal Askarian Amiri
Graduate Research Assistant, ASU

Mikal Askarian Amiri is a Graduate Student Researcher in Advanced Helicopter Electromagnetics Lab. Mikal received his bachelor degree from University of Tehran. In 2011 he joined A.H.E research group to pursue his Ph.D. degree. He is currently working on curved/ conformal High Impedance Surface (HIS) ground planes for low-profile radiating systems.

Anuj Yashodharbhai Modi
Graduate Research Assistant, ASU

Anuj Y. Modi received his B.Tech. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Nirma University (2013), Ahmedabad, GJ, India. He is a B.A. degree holder in Music from Gandharv Vidyalaya (2014), Ahmedabad, GJ, India. He also holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University (2017), Tempe, AZ, USA. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. from Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA. His research interests include antennas, artificial surfaces and RCS reduction.

Subramanian Ramalingam
Graduate Research Assistant, ASU

Subramanian Ramalingam received the B.Tech. degree in electronics and communications engineering from Amrita University, Coimbatore, India, in 2012, and the M.S.E. degree in electrical engineering from Arizona State University (ASU), Tempe, AZ, USA, in 2014. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Arizona State University. Previously he was a Radar Product Engineer at NXP semiconductors. In 2016, he joined Prof. Constantine Balanis’s group at ASU where he is working on holographic metasurfaces.

Wengang Chen
Alumnus, ASU

Wengang Chen received the B.Eng. and M.Sc. degrees in electronic engineering from the University of Surrey, Guildford, U.K., in 2010 and 2011, respectively. He received the Ph.D degree at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA. His research interests include EBG structures, checkerboard surfaces, and computational electromagnetics.

Sivaseetharaman Pandi
Alumnus, ASU

Sivaseetharaman Pandi received his B.Tech, M.S and Ph.D degrees from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Northern Illinois University and Arizona State University respectively. His research interests include Antennas, Metasurfaces and High frequency RF circuits.

KACST Personnel

Hussein Nasser Shaman
Principal Investigator, KACST


Turki A. Alanazi
Project Manager, KACST

Waleed Abdulaziz Alomar
Chief Engineer, KACST

Mohammed S. Alharbi
Graduate Student, KACST

Mohammed S. Alharbi, received his B.S and M.S in Electronics Engineering Technology at ASU in 2009 and 2013, respectively. He is currently working towards his PhD in Electromagnetics, Antennas and Microwave Circuits at ASU. His research currently involves high impedance surface, and antenna on top of artificial impedance surface.

Khalid Almegbel
Graduate Student, KACST

Meshaal Alyahya
Graduate Student, KACST

Turki Alhazzani
Graduate Student, KACST