ECE Seminar Series

Microwave Active Circuits for Some Interesting Applications

Prof. Zoya Popovic
University of Colorado, Boulder

Monday, December 5, 2011
PA 101

This talk will present an overview of the activities in the microwave and antennas group at the University of Colorado, Boulder, followed by a more detailed discussion of a few specific projects: (1) ultra-broadband (11:1) low-loss high-density micro-gabricated coaxial circuits and their applications in radar transmitters; (2) micro-fabricated G-band frequency-steered antenna arrays for planetary landing radar operating in the 130 to 180GHz frequency range; (3) far-field wireless powering for low-power wireless sensors operating in the 2-GHz cellular and 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz unlicensed bands; and (4) near-field passive microwave probing for sub-surface defect detection and material characterization.

Zoya Popovic is a Distinguished Professor and the Hudson Moore Jr. Endowed Chair of Electrical Engineering at the University of Colorado.  She obtained her Dipl.Ing. degree at the University of Belgrade, Serbia, and her Ph.D. at CalTech.  She has graduated 40 PhD's and currently advises 16 doctoral students in various areas of microwave engineering.  She is the recipient of two IEEE MTT Microwave Prizes for best journal papers, the White House NSF Presidential Faculty Fellow award, the URSI Issac Koga Gold Medal, the ASEE/HP Terman Medal and the German Humboldt Research Award.  She has a husband physicist and three daughters.