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Dr. Douglas H. Werner received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering and the M.A. degree in mathematics from The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), University Park, in 1983, 1985, 1989, and 1986, respectively.
He is the John L. and Genevieve H. McCain Chair Professor at the Pennsylvania State University Department of Electrical Engineering. He is the director of the Computational Electromagnetics and Antennas Research Lab (CEARL) as well as a member of the Communications and Space Sciences Lab (CSSL). He is also a faculty member of the Materials Research Institute (MRI) at Penn State.
His research interests include theoretical and computational electromagnetics with applications to antenna theory and design, phased arrays, microwave devices, wireless and personal communication systems, wearable and e-textile antennas, conformal antennas, frequency selective surfaces, electromagnetic metamaterials, transformation electromagnetics/optics (the theoretical basis for invisibility cloaks), nature-inspired global optimization techniques applied to electromagnetic design problems, fractal electrodynamics (including fractal antennas), conformal and ultrawideband antennas, radar absorbing materials, frequency selective surfaces, and nanoscale electromagnetics (including nanoantennas).
Werner's awards and honors include the inaugural Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Antennas and Propagation Society Edward E. Altshuler Prize Paper Award in 2011, the 2009 Penn State Outstanding Engineering Alumni Society (PSEAS) Premiere Research Award, the 2006 R.W.P. King Award for a co-authored paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, the 2002 PSEAS Outstanding Teaching Award, the 2000 PSEAS Outstanding Research Award, the 1994 Applied Research Laboratory Outstanding Publications Award, the 1993 Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES) Best Paper Award and a 1993 International Union of Radio Science Young Scientist Award. He has also received several Letters of Commendation from the Pennsylvania State University Department of Electrical Engineering for outstanding teaching and research. He was also presented with an IEEE Central Pennsylvania Section Millennium Medal. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, the IET (formerly IEE), and the ACES.
Dr. Werner has published over 500 technical papers and proceedings articles and is an author and co-author of 13 books and book chapters including a book entitled Frontiers in Electromagnetics (Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Press, 2000) and Genetic Algorithms in Electromagnetics (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley/IEEE, 2007). He is a former Associate Editor of Radio Science, an Editor of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, a member of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), URSI Commissions B and G, the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES), Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi and Sigma Xi.