News & Events
- New Faculty Profile: Prof. Elliott Brown
Dr. Elliott Brown joined the physics department Spring 2010.
Brown received his bachelor's degree in physics from UCLA and
graduate degrees in Applied Physics from the California Institute of
Technology. For four years he was with the Hughes Aircraft Co.,
where he worked on key components in millimeter-wave radiometers
and high-speed laser communications systems for the company˘s space
and communications group.
Brown also was a program manager for the Defense Advanced Research
Projects Agency, an arm of the Defense Department responsible for
developing new technology for the military. He oversaw work on
microwave integrated circuits for radar and electronic warfare.
In addition, he worked as an assistant program manager at the
MIT Lincoln Laboratory, a federally funded research and development
center whose mission is to apply advanced technology to national security
issues. At Lincoln Laboratory he worked on terahertz and infrared
technologies, high-speed electronics and novel electromagnetic concepts
such as photonic crystal antennas.
More recently, he was an EE professor at UCLA and a tenured full professor
in the ECE department at University of California, Santa Barbara.
Dr. Brown is a Fellow of the IEEE and of the American Physical Society.
In 1998, he received an Award for Outstanding Achievement from the U.S.
Office of the Secretary of Defense.
He is the Ohio Research Scholar in Layered Sensing at WSU and holds
a joint appointment with Electrical Engineering.
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- Dr. Kathy Koenig receives the Presidential Early Career Achievement Award.
The nomination letter from the physics department concluded with the
``All in all, Dr. Koenig has not only successfully carried out all of the duties expected of an early-career faculty but has exceeded many of them in more ways than one. She is deserving of the presidential early career award for the transformations she has brought to the department, the college and the university, and for some of the national attention she has brought to us all."
- Carla Benton, a junior, has received a 2009
Presidential Commendation for Excellence in Co-curricular Activities.
Miss Benton is in her junior year in the physics program, with a current GPA of 4.0.
She recently was invited to present her undergraduate research work
at the 13th Annual Undergraduate Poster Session on Capitol Hill
organized by the Council on Undergraduate Education,
where she was visited by Senator Steve Austria.
She has already co-authored 3 papers:
She has received numerous scholarships during her years at WSU,
including the Dayton Area Defense Contractors Association, the
Choose Ohio First Scholarship, and the 2009 Women in Science Giving
scholarship. In 2009, she was inducted into the Sigma Pi Sigma honor society.
- D. T. Petkie, C. Benton, E. Bryan, "Millimeter Wave Radar for Remote Measurement of Vital Signs," 2009 IEEE Radar Conference; Radar: From Science to Systems, Paper 3162 (Pasadena, CA, May 4-8, 2009).
- D. T. Petkie, C. Benton, E. Bryan, “Millimeter-wave radar for vital signs sensing,” Proceedings of SPIE: Radar Sensor Technology XIII, 7308 (Orlando, Florida USA, 13 April 2009).
- D. T. Petkie, E. Bryan, C. Benton, C. Phelps, J. Yoakum, M. Rogers , A. Reed, “Remote respiration and heart rate monitoring with millimeter-wave/terahertz radars,” Proceedings of SPIE: Europe Security and Defence: Millimetre Wave and Terahertz Sensors and Technology, 7117 (Cardiff, Wales, UK, 17-18 September 2008).