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Dimitris E. Anagnostou, Ph. D.
Associate Professor, ECE Department, SDSMT
Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, IEEE Senior Member

Post-Doc, Georgia Institute of Technology, School of ECE, Atlanta, GA, 2006
Ph.D. Electrical & Computer Engineering, UNM, Albuquerque, NM, 2005
M.Sc. Electrical & Computer Engineering, UNM, Albuquerque, NM, 2002
Diploma Electrical & Comp. Eng. (5-yr degree), DUTh, Greece, 2000


  • Education: Dr. Anagnostou has dedicated a large amount of his time developing course handouts and providing excellent education to graduate and undergraduate students in the areas of Antennas, Electromagnetics, and Circuits. His teaching approach is a combination of mathematical and hands-on active learning of why and how things happen versus strict memorization, and helps students build a solid foundation of knowledge that will serve them for a lifetime.

  • Research: Dr. Anagnostou is a global point of reference in research on reconfigurable, autonomous and flexible antennas and arrays. He has over 100 journal and conference publications, 2 patents (one pending), 1 book chapter, and more than 900 citacions of his work. His interests include antennas, microwaves and electromagnetics with particular strengths in:
    Applied Electromagnetics: Reconfigurable, autonomous and flexible Antennas and antenna arrays; analytical design methods and physical principles of antennas; slot antennas; electrically small antennas; metamaterial-inspired antenna arrays; radiating QR barcodes for anticounterfeiting and security applications; direct-write / inkjet printing of MEMS and passive RF components; high-frequency / RF electronics and microwave circuits; phase-change materials; electromagnetic materials (artificial dielectrics, artificial magnetic conductors, frequency selective surfaces); paper-electronics (eco-friendly 'green', organic); RF harvesters; MHz, THz, optical circuits and components.
    Other topics: MEMS, medical and digital image processing; biomedical applications of antennas and electromagnetics; artificial neural network applications in early cancer detection and in reconfigurable systems; sensors and robotics applications in electromagnetics; remote sensing; smart antennas and direction of arrival estimation; wireless signal propagation; DoA (Direction-of Arrival) estimation; packaging.

  • Highlights

  • DARPA Young Faculty Award for autonomous multi-reconfigurable antenna arrays

  • IEEE John Kraus Antenna Award by the IEEE APS, for MEMS reconfigurable antennas.

  • Campus Star Award by the ASEE

  • Students and Alumni
    Dr. Xiao Ding, Visiting Fellow 2013. (now Assistant Professor, UESTC, China)
    Dr. Shengwen (Kevin) Zhang, 2012-2013 (now Assoc. Professor Chem., Jiangnan U China)
    Dr. Arash Rashidi, 2012 (now Senior Engineer at EcoMotors, MI)
    Dr. RongLin Li, 2011-2012 (now Professor at S. China Univ. of Tech.)

    Ph. D.: 
    Mina Iskander, Graduate RA, NanoEng, SDSMT, 2011-2014 (now with Qualcomm, San Diego, CA)
    Muhannad Al-Tarifi, Graduate RA, NanoEng, SDSMT, 2013 (now Post-Doc, UC Boulder, CO)

    Ramila Shrestha, Graduate Student, Elec. Eng., SDSMT,2014-pres
    Tarron Teeslink, Graduate Student, Elec. Eng., SDSMT,2013-pres
    Numan Al-Mobin, Graduate Student, Elec. Eng., SDSMT,2012-2014 (now PhD, SDSMT)
    Akhter Hossan, Graduate Student, Elec. Eng., SDSMT,2012-2014 (now with Sensity Systems)
    Ahmad A. Gheethan, M.Sc. ECE, 2009 (now Sr. Engineer at Skyworks, CA)

    U/G and REUs:
    Brenden Dixon, U/G RA, Summer 2015
    Jeremiah Sutton, U/G RA, Summer 2015
    Zachary Norstedt, U/G RA, Spring 2015
    Peter Wang, U/G RA, Summer 2014 (U.S. Navy Veteran)
    Mathew Daniel, U/G RA, Summer 2014
    Yaakov Cohen, U/G RA part-time, Summer 2014
    Mason Cover, U/G RA, Spring 2011 - 2014 (NASA EPSCoR Award, now with Garmin, KS)
    Sierra Rasmussen, U/G RA, Summer 2013 (collab. /w J. Kellar, G. Crawford)
    Andrew Carpenter, U/G RA, Spring 2011 - Dec. 2011
    Curtis Wynia, U/G RA, Spring 2010
    Richard Handoko, U/G RA, Fall 2009, SDSMT, 2007
    Cole Deichert, U/G RA, Summer 2007, SDSMT, 2007

    Publications (click here for list)




    Last Updated: 3/2015