Professor Yahya Rahmat-Samii is a distinguished Professor and Northrop Grumman Chair in Electromagnetics. Pioneering research contributions in diverse areas of electromagnetics, antennas, measurement and diagnostics techniques, numerical and asymptotic methods, satellite and personal communications, antennas for remote sensing and astronomical applications, human/antenna interactions, frequency selective surfaces, electromagnetic and photonic band gap structures and the applications of the genetic algorithms and particle swarm optimization, etc.
- 1980 at age 20 – B.S. in Electrical Engineering – University of Tehran, Iran.
- 1982 at age 22 – M.S. in in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
- 1984 at age 24 – Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
- 1985 at age 25 – Fellow as Expert Scientist at IEEE. The world’s leading professional association for the advancement of technology.
- 1986 at age 26 – Guest Professor at the Technical University of Denmark (TUD)1989 at age 29 – Senior Research Scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology.
Professor Yahya Rahmat-Samii – Northrop Grumman Chair in Electromagnetics.
and particle swarm optimization.
Professor Yahya Rahmat-Samii has also been a consultant to many aerospace companies. He served as Chair of UCLA’s Electrical Engineering Department from April 2000 through June 2005.
Since 2007, he is holder of the Northrop Grumman Chair in Electromagnetics at UCLA.
- 2009 Distinguished Achievement Award from the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society.
- Selected to hold the Northrop Grumman Chair in Electromagnetics in recognition.
- Co-authored over 750 technical journal articles and conference papers.
- Member of UCLA’s Graduate council for a period of three years.
- Has served on many NSF, NASA, DoD and Industrial panels.
- Has written 25 book chapters and is the co-author of three books.
- Holder of 10 patents and several pending patents.
- Elected 1995 President and 1994 Vice-President of IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society.
- Two times elected as a member of the IEEE AP-S AdCom.
- Appointed an IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Distinguished Lecturer and presented lectures internationally.
- Elected as a Fellow of IEEE in 1985.
- member of the Strategic Planning and Review Committee (SPARC) of IEEE.
- IEEE AP-S Los Angeles Chapter Chairman 1987-1989.
- The best chapter awards in two consecutive years.
- millennium session speaker and organizer at 2000 IEEE AP-S/URSI international symposia.
- Since 1978, a US delegate to all General Assemblies of URSI.
- Two times an invited author for the Modern Radio Science.
- Commission B editor of the Review of the Radio Science for the period of 1996-1999.
- Received the coveted Henry Booker Award of USNC/URSI that is given triennially to the most outstanding young radio scientist in North America.
- For three years directors and Vice President of the Antennas Measurement Techniques Association (AMTA).
- In 2005 he received the URSI Booker Gold Medal.
- has been serving on the Henry Booker and Young Scientist Awards Committee.
- Co-editor of the special issue of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Transactions on “Wireless Communications” in 1998.
- Winner of “Optimization Techniques in Engineering Electromagnetics” in 2007.
- Chairman and Co-Chairman of several national and international symposia.
- 2008 National Academy of Engineering.
- 2007 Northrop Grumman Chair in Electromagnetics, UCLA.
- 2007 Chen-To Tai Distinguished Educator Award of the IEEE Antennas & Propagation Soc.
- 2006 NASA Board Award.
- 2005 International Union of Radio Science Booker Gold Medal.
- 2001 Foreign Member, The Royal Flemish Academy of Science and the Arts.
- 2001 Honoris Causa Doctorate, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
- 2000 AMTA Distinguished Achievement Award.
- 2000 IEEE Third Millennium Medal.
- 1999 Distinguished Alumni Award.
- ECE Depar tment, UI Urbana-Champaign.
- 1997 NASA Certificate of Recognition.
- 1994-1997 Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE APS.
- 1994 Harold A. Wheeler Best Applications Prize Paper Award Books.- Honorary Doctorate in Physics from the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
Professor Yahya Rahmat-Samii was recently selected to hold the Northrop Grumman Chair in Electromagnetics in recognition of his outstanding and diversifi ed research contributions in the areas of electromagnetics and antennas. He is a well-known international authority in his fi eld and heads the UCLA EE Department Antenna Research, Analysis and Measurement (ARAM) Laboratory.
Rahmat-Samii has authored and co-authored over 720 technical journal articles and conference papers and has written 25 book chapters and three books. He has received numerous awards, including the 2007 Chen-To Tai Distinguished Educator Award of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society.