Electrical engineering research in fields and waves covers a wide range of funded research and applications in the areas of electromagnetics, plasma physics and computational methods.
Research on electromagnetics covers the entire range of the radio spectrum, from DC all the way to optical frequencies. Our research at high frequencies focuses on the modeling of nano-antennas, microwave circuits, electromagnetic scattering, thermo-acoustic imaging, antennas for underground communications and simulation-driven antenna design. In the lower frequency range we work on novel sensors and simulations of complex magnetic materials, compact low frequency antennas, low frequency propagation in the Earth-ionosphere waveguide and near-field through conductor imaging. Our scope is constantly expanding and specific topics can be viewed in published works.
Within plasma physics we cover a large breadth of sub-disciplines. These include plasma-based particle acceleration, laser-plasma interactions, plasmas for medical sterilization, wave propagation in the Earth’s ionosphere and magnetosphere, wave-particle interactions in the Earth’s radiation belts, plasma instability theory and novel plasma-based antennas.
Our computational work covers several applications and some models include:
Current projects in fields and waves cover the following topics:
CU Denver Electromagnetics, Plasmas and Computation Group which includes an RF Laboratory, RF Reverberation Chamber, Magnet Materials Laboratory, VLF Hardware Laboratory.