Professor, Dobelman Distinguished Chair, Electrical Engineering
Atef Z. Elsherbeni started his engineering career as a part-time Software and System Design Engineer from March 1980 to December 1982 at the Automated Data System Center, Cairo, Egypt. From January to August 1987, he was a Post Doctoral Fellow at Manitoba University. He joined the faculty at the University of Mississippi in August 1987 as an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering. He advanced to the rank of Associate Professor in July 1991 and the rank of Professor in July 1997. He was the director of The School of Engineering CAD Lab from August 2002 to August 2013, and the director of the Center for Applied Electromagnetic Systems Research (CAESR) from July 2011 to August 2013. He was appointed as Associate Dean of Engineering for Research and Graduate Programs from July 2009 to July 2013 at the University of Mississippi. Dr. Elsherbeni became the Dobelman Distinguished Chair and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Colorado School of Mines in August 2013. He was appointed as Adjunct Professor, at The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University in January 2004. He spent a sabbatical term in 1996 at the Electrical Engineering Department, the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and was a visiting Professor at Magdeburg University during the summer of 2005 and at the Tampere University of Technology in Finland during the summer of 2007. In 2009, he was selected as Finland Distinguished Professor by the Academy of Finland and TEKES. Dr. Elsherbeni is a Fellow member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a fellow member of The Applied Computational Electromagnetic Society (ACES). He is the Editor-in-Chief for ACES Journal and a past Associate Editor to the Radio Science Journal.
- B.S. Electronics and Communications, Cairo University, 1976
- B.S. Applied Physics, Cairo University, 1979
- M.S. Engineering Physics, Cairo University, 1982
- Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of Manitoba, 1987
- scattering/diffraction of EM waves
- computational EM using FDTD
- field visualiz./software devel. for EM education
- RFID/sensor integrated FRID systems
- reflector/printed antennas & antenna arrays
- P. Nayeri, A. Z. Elsherbeni, and F. Yang, “Radiation analysis approaches for reflectarray antennas,” IEEE Antennas Propag. Magazine, vol. 55, no. 1, pp. 127 – 134, Feb. 2013.
- Payam Nayeri, Fan Yang, and Atef Elsherbeni, “Bifocal Design and Aperture Phase Optimizations of Reflectarray Antennas for Wide-Angle Beam Scanning Performance,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 61, no. 9, pp. 4588-4597, September 2013.
- Payam Nayeri, Fan Yang, and Atef Elsherbeni, “Design of Single-Feed Reflectarray Antennas with Asymmetric Multiple Beam using the Particle Swarm Optimization Method,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 61, no. 9, pp. 4598-4605, September 2013.
- Khaled ElMahgoub, Atef Z. Elsherbeni, and Fan Yang, “Dispersive Periodic Boundary Conditions for Finite-Difference Time-Domain Method,” Trans. IEEE Antennas Propag., vol. 60, no. 4, April 2012.
- Veysel Demir and A. Z. Elsherbeni, “CUDA-OpenGL Interoperability to Visualize Electromagnetic Fields Calculated by FDTD,” Journal of the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES), vol. 27, no. 2, February 2012.
- Bijaya Shrestha, Atef Elsherbeni, and Leena Ukkonen, “UHF RFID Reader Antenna for Near-Field and Far-Field Operations,” IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters (AWPL), vol. 10, pp. 1274-1277, 2011.
- T. A. Elsherbeni, K. ElMahgoub, L. Sydänheimo, L. Ukkonen, A. Z. Elsherbeni, and F. Yang, “Survey of Laboratory Scale Fabrication Techniques for Passive UHF RFID Tags,” ACES Journal Special Issue on Computational and Experimental Techniques for RFID Systems and Applications, part 1, vol. 25, no. 6, pp. 561-596, 2010.
- Atef Elsherbeni and Veysel Demir, The Finite Difference Time Domain Method for Electromagnetics with MATLAB Simulations, SciTech Publishing Inc., Raleigh, NC, 2009.
- M. J. Inman, A. Z. Elsherbeni, J. G. Maloney, B. N. Baker “Practical Implementation of a CPML Absorbing Boundary for GPU Accelerated FDTD Technique,” Journal of the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES), vol. 23, no. 1, March 2008.
- Veysel Demir, Dalia A. Elsherbeni, Darko Kajfez, and Atef Z. Elsherbeni, “Wideband Tapered Power Divider,” Journal of the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES), vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 318-324, November 2006.
- Mohamed H. Al Sharkawy and A. Z. Elsherbeni, “Multi-Grid Technique for Solving Two Dimensional Quasi-Static Electromagnetic Structures,” ACES Newsletter, vol. 21, no. 1, March 2006.
- M. J. Inman and A. Z. Elsherbeni, “Programming video cards for computational electromagnetics applications,” IEEE Antennas Propagation Magazine., Vol. 47, Issue 6, pp. 71-78, 2005.
- B. R. Mahafza and A. Z. Elsherbeni, MATLAB Simulation for Radar Systems Design, CRC Press, December 2003.
- Mohammed Eleiwa and Atef Z. Elsherbeni, “Debye Constants for Biological Tissues from 30 Hz to 20 GHz,” Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES), vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 202-213, November 2001.
- Chun-Wen Paul Huang, A. Z. Elsherbeni and C. E. Smith, “Analysis and Design of Tapered Meander Line Antennas for Mobile Communications,” Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES), Special Issue on Wireless Communications, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 159-166, November 2000.
- V. Rodriguez-Pereyra, A. Z. Elsherbeni, and C. E. Smith, “A Body of Revolution Finite Difference Time Domain Method With Perfectly Matched Layer absorbing Boundary,” Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications, Summary, vol. 13, pp. 1653-1654,1999.
- A. Elsohly and A.Z. Elsherbeni, “Characteristics of a Helical Tape Antenna Embedded in a Multilayer Dielectric Coated Cylinder,” Journal of The Franklin Institute, vol. 331B , no. 3, pp. 229-250, 1994.
- A. Z. Elsherbeni, “A Comparative Study of Different Two-Dimensional Multiple Scattering Techniques,” Radio Science, vol. 29, no. 4, pp. 1023-1033, 1994.
- A. Z. Elsherbeni, “High Gain Cylindrical Reflector Antennas with Low Sidelobes,” AEU-Archive Fur Elektronik Und Ubertragungstechnik- International Journal of Electronics and Communications, vol. 43, no. 6, pp. 362-369, Nov./Dec. 1989.
- A. Z. Elsherbeni and H. A. Auda, “Electromagnetic Diffraction by Two Perfectly Conducting Wedges with Dented Edges Loaded with a Dielectric Cylinder,” IEE Proc., Part H, vol. 136, no. 3, pp. 225-235, 1989.
- A. Z. Elsherbeni, J. Stanier and M. Hamid, “Eigenvalues of Propagating Waves in a Circular Waveguide with an Impedance Wall,” IEE Proc., Part H., vol. 135, no. 1, pp. 23-26, February 1988.
- A. Z. Elsherbeni and M. Hamid, “Hybrid Modes in a Circular Waveguide with an Impedance Wall,” J. of Applied Physics, vol. 62, no. 6, pp. 2572-2573, September 1987.
- A. Z. Elsherbeni and M. Hamid, “Novel Cylindrical Wave Spectrum for Analysis of Scattering by Multiple Bodies,” IEE Proceedings, Part H., vol. 134, pp. 35-44, February 1987.
- A. Z. Elsherbeni and M. Hamid, “Diffraction by a Wide Double Wedge with Cylindrically Capped Edges,” IEEE Trans. Antennas Propagat., vol. AP-34, no. 7, pp. 947-951, July 1986.
- A. Z. Elsherbeni and M. Hamid, “Scattering by a Cylindrical Dielectric Shell with Inhomogeneous Permittivity Profiles,” Int’l J. of Electronics, vol. 58, no. 6, pp. 559-562, June 1985.
- A. Z. Elsherbeni and M. Hamid, “Diffraction by a Wide Double Wedge,” IEEE Trans. Antennas Propagat., vol. AP-32, no. 11, pp. 1262-1265, November 1984.