Cal State Northridge professor of electronic and computer engineering Sembiam Rengarajan has been appointed as a “Distinguished Lecturer” (DL) by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Antennas and Propagation Society (IEEE AP-S). He is one of nine Distinguished Lecturers appointed worldwide for the 2011-13 triennium.
The IEEE AP-S Distinguished Lecturer Program provides AP-S chapters around the world with talks by experts on topics of interest and importance to the AP community. All Distinguished Lecturers are considered outstanding by the society’s leadership in their fields of specialty.
“It is an honor to be chosen as a DL. The people selected as DLs have contributed significantly to the society through their scholarship, research and publications,” said Rengarajan.
Rengarajan received his doctorate in electrical engineering from the University of New Brunswick, Canada. He has held visiting professorships at UCLA, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain, the University of Pretoria, South Africa, and the Technical University of Denmark.
In 2005, he was appointed as an adjunct professor at the Electromagnetics Academy of Zhejiang University in China. He has authored and co-authored more than 200 journal articles and conference papers in Antennas and Electromagnetics. He is a Fellow of IEEE and of the Electromagnetics Academy. He has served as an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation. He received the Preeminent Scholarly Publication Award from CSUN in 2005, CSUN Research Fellow Award in 2010, and a Distinguished Engineering Educator of the Year Award from the Engineers’ Council of California in 1995.
Rengarajan received more than a dozen awards from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for his innovative research and technical contributions to the Deep Space Network Ground Systems Antennas and to the Spacecraft Antenna Research Group of Jet Propulsion Laboratory. During 2012-14 he will serve as the chair of the Commission on Waves and Fields of the United States National Committee of the International Union of Radio Science.