Professor Yahya Rahmat-Samii
Professor Yahya Rahmat-Samii is the Northrop-Grumman Chair in electromagnetics at UCLA. His research focus is in the area of electromagnetics with wide ranging applications in antenna developments for satellite communication, personal communications, remote sensing and radio astronomy, biotelemetry and RFID. His original antenna designs are on many NASA/JPL spacecrafts for planetary, remote sensing and Cubesat missions (visit http://www.antlab.ee.ucla.edu/).
Professor Rahmat-Samii is an esteemed member and fellow of many organizations such as IEEE, AMTA, ACES, EMS, URSI and so on. He has authored/ co-authored five books, 35 book chapters and over 1000 technical publications and conference presentations. He is also the recipient of many prestigious awards and accolades throughout his career. Some of the notable awards he received are: 1984 Henry Booker award from URSI for young radio scientist, the Best Application Paper Prize Award (Wheeler Award) of the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation in 1992 & 1995, IEEE Third Millennium Medal and the AMTA Distinguished Achievement Award in 2000, Technical Excellence Award from JPL in 2002, URSI Booker Gold Medal in 2005, Member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the arts and the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE), several teaching awards (in 2010, 2011 and 2015), IEEE Electromagnetics Field Award in 2011, ACES Computational Electromagnetics Award and IEEE Antennas and Propagation S. A. Schelkunoff Best Transactions Prize Paper Award in 2017.