ESL-CERF Fifth Annual Technical Meeting

The meeting will be held at The Ohio State University on Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 at the Fawcett Center (2400 Olentagy River Rd. Columbus, OH 43210)

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the Ohio State University is one of the few academic units that remains committed to EM (ElectroMagnetics) and RF (Radio Frequency) circuits and systems. The department continues to invest heavily in training undergraduate and graduate students in these areas. Latest statistics show that the department graduates more students in these and related areas than any other regional group of universities in the US. The department's research funding in this area exceeds ten million dollars per year. The research funding is provided by many different government agencies as well as private industry. The department's ElectroScience Laboratory (ESL), which was established in 1942, is a world renowned research center for advancing the state-of-the-art in analysis, design, development and measurement techniques for electromagnetics and RF systems. ESL has its own separate building with more than a 60,000 square feet area that houses the-state-of-art measurement and computational facilities. ESL alumni are the leading experts in US aerospace industry, DoD agencies and other federally funded national laboratories.

The faculty and researchers at the ElectroScience Laboratory have decided to share their expertise for further training of undergraduate and graduate students as well as of employees of the US-based RF industry. They have formed a Consortium on Electromagnetics and Radio Frequencies (CERF). Under this consortium, member companies have access to state-of-the-art facilities, faculty and student researchers as well as specialty training courses that are tailored to member needs. Annual technical meetings are held to further cultivate the research relationship with members of the consortium and to share the latest research findings between ESL-CERF members. The specialty courses (short courses) and technical meetings are open to US-based industry personnel who are members (Industrial Affiliates) of the consortium. The industrial affiliates also have access to ESL's well trained graduate students.

EM (antennas, antenna platform interactions, EMI/EMC, scattering, etc.) and RF circuits and systems are the backbone of all modern communication, radar, telemetry, remote sensing and navigation systems. The demand for well trained students who are capable of analyzing, designing, developing and conducting measurements in these technological areas is exploding. US industry and DoD need to keep their workforce informed of the latest technological developments and breakthroughs in these areas to field the next generation systems in a timely fashion. ESL-CERF is designed to meet these needs.