Dr. Kamal Sarabandi

Professor, Director of Radiation Laboratory 
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 
Role in the Center: Principal Investigator 
Areas of Research: Miniaturized Antennas and Filters,Millimeter wave navigation system

E-mail: saraband@eecs.umich.edu

Sharif University of Technology Electrical Engineering B.S.E.E., 1980
University of Michigan Electrical Engineering M.S., 1986
University of Michigan Mathematics M.S., 1989
University of Michigan Electrical Engineering Ph.D., 1989

Director, The Radiation Laboratory 9/2000-present
Professor, EECS Department, University of Michigan 9/2001-present
Associate Professor, EECS Department, University of Michigan 9/1996-8/2001
Assistant Professor, EECS Department, University of Michigan 9/1992-8/1996
Assistant Research Scientist, EECS Department, University of Michigan 9/1989-8/1992

Professor Sarabandi has 22 years of experience with RF sensors, radar systems, communication channel modeling, and is leading a large research group including three research scientists, 12 Ph.D. and 2 M.S.students. Over the past 16 years, he has graduated 24 Ph.D. and numerous M.S. students. He has served as the Principal Investigator on many projects sponsored by ARO, ONR, ARL, NSF, DARPA, NASA, JPL and many industries. He has published many book chapters and more than 140 papers in refereed journals on antenna and filter miniaturizations, random media modeling, wave propagation, millimeter-wave radar phenomenology and system design, and microwave sensors. He has also had more than 340 papers and invited presentations in many national and international conferences and symposia on similar subjects. Professor Sarabandi is a Fellow of IEEE, vice president and of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS), past chairman of the Awards Committee of the IEEE GRSS, and IEEE Technical Activities Board Awards Committee. In 2006 he was appointed as a member NASA Advisory Council for a period of three years by the NASA Administrator. He served as the Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation (AP) and the IEEE Sensors Journal. He is also a member of Commission F of URSI. Dr. Sarabandi has received many awards including the Henry Russel Award from the Regents of The University of Michigan. In 1999 he received a GAAC Distinguished Lecturer Award from the German Federal Ministry for Education, Science, and Technology given to about ten individuals worldwide in all areas of engineering,
science, medicine, and law. He was also a recipient of a 1996 EECS Department Teaching Excellence Award and a 2004 College of Engineering Research Excellence Award. In 2005 he received, the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Distinguished Achievement Award (the highest IEEE GRSS Award) and the 2005 University of Michigan Faculty Recognition Award. In the past several years, joint papers presented by his students at a number of symposia (IEEE AP ’95, ’97, ’00, ’01, ’03, ’05’, 06, IEEE IGARSS ’99, ’02,
IEEE IMS ’01, URSI ’ 04,’05,’06) have received top three student prize paper awards. He also received the best paper Award at the 2006 Army Science Conference for his collaborative work with CERDEC in the design of a low-profile miniaturized metamaterial antenna for Army ground vehicles.