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Electrical & Computer Engineering Research

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Applied electromagnetics and acoustics

Electromagnetic and acoustic waves are at the heart of countless innovative technologies and scientific tools for applications in wireless communications, remote sensing, Internet of Things, wireless networks, medical imaging, healthcare, security, and defense. UW-Madison ECE faculty and students in this area are known internationally for their research advances in:

  • Antennas
  • Phased-array systems
  • Metamaterials
  • Microwaves/millimeter-wave/THz systems
  • Wave propagation through media and channels
  • High-power microwave sources and amplifiers
  • Vacuum electronics
  • Wireless power transfer
  • Computational electromagnetics
  • RF/microwave/ultrasonic medical imaging and remote sensing
  • Nondestructive testing
  • Therapeutic and diagnostic applications of RF/microwaves/acoustics
  • Bioelectromagnetics
  • Ab initio calculations and measurements of dielectric properties of materials at the nanoscale
  • Micron-sized particle accelerators


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