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Nader Engheta: Ramsey Professor of Electrical & Systems Engineering

Nader Engheta

Dr. Nader Engheta has been named the H. Nedwill Ramsey Professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering. Dr. Engheta received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Tehran, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Caltech in 1979 and 1982, respectively.  After spending one year as a postdoctoral fellow at Caltech and four years as a Senior Research Scientist at Kaman Sciences, in 1987 he joined the Penn faculty in the Department of Electrical Engineering (now Electrical and Systems Engineering).  He holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Bioengineering and is a member of the Mahoney Institute of Neurological Sciences.

Dr. Engheta’s current research activities span a broad range of areas including nano-optics and nanophotonics, metamaterials and plasmonics, bio-inspired sensing and imaging, miniaturized antennas and nanoantennas, physics and reverse-engineering of polarization vision,  mathematics of fractional operators and physics of fields and waves phenomena. 

A Guggenheim Fellow, an IEEE Third Millennium Medalist, a Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, Dr. Engheta has been the recipient of the UPS Foundation Distinguished Educator term Chair, the Fulbright Naples Chair Award, an NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, the S. Reid Warren, Jr. Award, twice, the Lindback Foundation Award, and the W. M. Keck Foundation’s Engineering Teaching Excellence Award. 

He is a member of the APS, AAAS, URSI, Sigma Xi, and the Electromagnetics Academy, and has served on the editorial boards and as a guest editor of several scientific journals.

The H. Nedwill Ramsey Chair was established in The Moore School of Electrical Engineering through the bequest of Mr. Ramsey, E ’20, who had been a Penn Trustee and President of Philadelphia Electric Company.

 



 
  Almanac, Vol. 52, No. 5, September 27, 2005

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