Prof. John Papapolymerou to speak at ECE NTUA on Thursday, 29 March 2018, at 15:00

Lecture Title: Research Activities in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Michigan State University

Abstract: In this talk, we will present the various research activities and groups in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Michigan State University. The ECE department currently consists of four major research areas:

1) Electroscience (EM, RF circuits and radars, materials/devices, Non-Destructive Evaluation;

2) Systems: Power, Control and Robotics;

3) Systems: Communications and Signal Processing; and

4) Computer Engineering.

There are also 3 major research centers that are led by ECE faculty teams:

1) BEACON NSF Center for Evolutionary Science and Computing,

2) Connected and Autonomous Networked Vehicles with Active Safety

(CANVAS); and

3) MSU-Fraunhofer Center for Coating and Diamond Technologies.

Specific examples will be presented and opportunities for graduate studies will be discussed.

Short Bio: John Papapolymerou received the B.S.E.E. degree from the National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece, in 1993, the M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1994 and 1999, respectively. From 1999-2001 he was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Arizona, Tucson and during the summers of 2000 and 2003 he was a visiting professor at The University of Limoges, France. From 2001-2005, 2005-2009 and 2009-2013 he was an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor, respectively, at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) of the Georgia Institute of Technology. From 2013-2015 he was the Ken Byers Professor at the School of ECE at Georgia Tech; he was also the Associate Director of the Georgia Electronic Design Center (GEDC) from 2011-2015.

As of August 2015 he is the MSU Foundation Professor and Chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Michigan State University. He has graduated 26 PhD students and has advised more than 50 post-doctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students throughout his career. He has authored or coauthored over 380 publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences and holds 5 US patents. His research interests include the implementation of additive manufacturing and micromachining technologies in microwave, millimeter-wave and THz circuits and the development of both passive and active planar circuits and antennas on semiconductor (Si/SiGe, GaAs) , organic (liquid crystal polymer-LCP, LTCC) and fully 3D printed substrates for System-on-a-Chip (SOC)/ System-on-a-Package (SOP) RF front ends. He is a Fellow of IEEE.