John L. Volakis

The Ohio State University, USA


The Ohio State University

Roy and Lois Chope Chair in Engineering

ElectroScience Laboratory/Electrical Computer Eng. Dept

Brief CV:

The Ohio State University, Roy and Lois Chope Chair in Engineering, Electro Science Laboratory / Electrical Computer Eng. Dept

Prof. John L. Volakis was born in Chios, Greece on 13 May 1956. He has 34 years of experience in all aspects of Electromagnetics and sensing. He is the Lois and Roy Chope Chair Professor of Engineering at The Ohio State Univ, and Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept. He was previously on the faculty of the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor from 1984 to 2003. He also worked at Rockwell NAAO (now Boeing) on the B1 program (1982-84) and consulted for the Northrop-Grumman B2 program. His research covers wireless communications, wearable textile electronics, antenna and arrays, RF materials and metamaterials, multi-physics engineering, bioelectromagnetics, mm-wave front ends for GB communications, THz, radar scattering, electromagnetic compatibility and interference, propagation, design optimization, and computational methods. He is internationally known for introducing the finite element methods in electromagnetics, novel metamaterial antennas, textile sensors, RF materials for high performance hardware, and for ultra-wideband beamforming arrays. He was listed by ISI among the top 250 highly cited scientists/engineers (2014), and his google h-index=51 with over 12,000 citations. In addition, he has numerous technology transitions to industry. His publications include 400 journal papers, 700 conference papers, and 8 widely used books (Approximate Boundary Conditions in Electromagnetics, 1995; Finite Element Methods for Electromagnetics, 1998; the classic 4th ed. Antenna Engineering Handbook, 2007 and Small Antennas, 2010; Integral Equations for EM, 2011). He has mentored 82 doctoral students/post-docs (with 34 of them having co-authored papers that won awards at international conferences). Among his Ph.D. students, several started new companies or have become leaders in major corporations, and 19 are faculty members at major Universities. His service to Professional Societies include:

President of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, twice the general Chair of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Symposium, IEEE APS Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE APS Fellows Committee Chair, IEEE-wide Fellows committee member Associate Editor of several journals. He is a Fellow of IEEE and ACES. Among his awards are: The Univ. of Michigan College of Engineering Research Excellence award (1993), Scott award from The Ohio State Univ. College of Engineering for Outstanding Academic Achievement (2011), IEEE Tai Teaching Excellence award (2011), and the IEEE Henning Mentoring award (2013), IEEE APS Distinguished Achievement award (2015), and Ohio State Univ. Distinguished Scholar Award (2016).