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Computational electromagnetics

Finite element methods for microwave components

Development of finite element methods that can be used to simulate electromagnetic fields at microwave frequencies and design microwave components.

Computational modeling and analysis

Design, development and application of adaptive finite element methods for large-scale parallel and distributed computing environments; computational modeling, simulation and visualization of electromagnetic fields in microwave, optical and power frequency devices.

High performance computational electromagnetics

High performance computing methods for large-scale electromagnetic simulations. Development of robust parallel 3-D automatic mesh generation procedures and solution strategies for adaptive finite element methods (AFEMs). For example, application of parallel and distributed simulation methods on emerging multi-core platforms and reconfigurable hardware to the development of accurate and efficient CAD tools for microelectronic systems performance.

Antenna design

Analysis of new antenna designs for specific applications. Examples include: broadband antennas for microwave breast scanning, compact antennas for hand-held devices.

Biomedical applications

Interaction of electromagnetic waves with tissues. Examples: microwave breast tumor detection and monitoring; light propagation through retinal photoreceptors; absorption of electromagnetic power from the cellular telephone by the human head tissues.

Analysis and design of electrical machines and low frequency systems

The development of new and efficient optimization process for electromagnetic systems using virtual prototyping techniques based on advanced computer based simulations. Examples include: induction and permanent magnet machines; micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS); generators for renewable energy (Wind, tidal, etc.); sensors and actuators.

Intelligent autonomous design systems

The development of computer systems, based on artificial intelligence techniques, for the automatic design of low frequency electromagnetic systems. Examples include: applications of expert system technology; case-based reasoning; neural networks; blackboard systems and constraint propagation techniques.

Computational electromagnetics group members

Primary membersSecondary members
Dennis Giannacopoulos
David A. Lowther
Steve McFee
Milica Popovic
Jonathan Webb
Roni Khazaka