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Electrical & Computer Engineering Seminar Series: Dr. Amig Boag on Ultra-Wideband Nano-Antenna Arrays

This is a past event.

Friday, August 31, 2018 at 11:00am to 12:00pm

EC - Engineering Center, 3930
10555 W Flagler ST 33174, Engineering Center, Miami, Florida 33174

Efficient ultra-wideband nano-antennas are becoming key components for novel photonic applications, such as energy harvesting and optical sensing of particles, fluid refractive index, chemical and biological agents, etc.  Downscaling the well-known configurations of metallic antennas from radio to the optical and infra-red (IR) frequencies offers unique advantages for many of these applications. Furthermore, metallic nano-antennas can be loaded with carbon nano-devices to provide specific functionality. Two types of ultra-wideband highly efficient nano-antenna arrays developed by our group will be described. Also, a novel technique for antenna and load impedance measurements using scattering data will be presented. Various applications of nano-antennas will be discussed.

Biography: Amir Boag received the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering and the B.A. degree in physics in 1983, both Summa Cum Laude, the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering in 1985, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering in 1991, all from Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.

From 1991 to 1992 he was on the Faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Technion.  From 1992 to 1994 he has been a Visiting Assistant Professor with the Electromagnetic Communication Laboratory of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  In 1994, he joined Israel Aircraft Industries as a research engineer and became a manager of the Electromagnetics Department in 1997.  Since 1999, he is with the Physical Electronics Department of the School of Electrical Engineering at Tel Aviv University, where he is currently a Professor.

Dr. Boag's interests are in computational electromagnetics, wave scattering, imaging, and design of antennas and optical devices.  He has published over 100 journal articles and presented more than 250 conference papers on electromagnetics and acousticsProf. Boag is an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation. He is a Fellow of the Electromagnetics Academy.  In 2008, Amir Boag was named a Fellow of the IEEE for his contributions to integral equation based analysis, design, and imaging techniques.