Professor John L. Volakis is the Roy and Lois Chope Chair Professor of Engineering at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (2003-Present) and the former Director of the ElectroScience Laboratory (2003-2016) at the Ohio State University. He received his B.E. from Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH in 1978 and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the Ohio State University in 1979 and 1982 respectively. Prof. Volakis has more than 30 years of experience in sensors and sensing, novel metamaterial antennas, RF materials for high performance hardware, UWB beamforming arrays and RF systems integration.
Prof. Volakis’ research activities cover the following areas:
- Wireless Communication and Propagation
- Antennas and Arrays
- RF Materials and Packaging
- RF Matching and Tunable Circuits
- Medical Sensing
- Millimeter Waves & TeraHertz
- Computational Electromagnetics
- Electromagnetic Compatability and Interference
- Scattering and Diffraction
For more information on his research activities, please click on one of the “Research” links above.
He has published nearly 400 refereed journal articles and almost 700 conference papers. He has co-authored 8 books and nearly 30 book chapters. In 2004 he was listed among the top 250 most referenced scientists in Computer Science and Engineering by ISI. For a complete list of his publications, please visit his “Publications” page.
In his career that span more than 30 years, Professor Volakis has mentored nearly 80 Ph.D. students and postdocs, more than 30 of whom received best paper awards at conferences and 19 of them have moved on to become faculty members at various academic institutions. For a list of his current group members please visit “Group” page.
Select Awards and Professional Activities
Below is only a select list of his awards and professional activities. For a complete, please visit “Professional Activities” page.
2015-2017 Chair USNC/URSI Comission B
2014 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Distinguished Award
2012-2014 Vice Chair, USNC/URSI Commission B
2011 IEEE Chen-To Tai Distinguished Educator Award
2004 President, IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society