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Nader Behdad

Expert on antennas, radio wave propagation, microwaves, wireless communications, bioelectromagnetics, cellular communications, radio-direction finding and localization, historical cell phone records and cell site analysis

McFarland-Bascom Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering; H. I. Romnes Faculty Fellow College of Engineering Work: 608-262-8804 — Home and cell phones available upon request behdad@engr.wisc.edu Home page

Topics

  • Antennas and phased-arrays for a wide range of applications (cell phones, military/tactical radios, electronic warfare, radio direction finders, vehicular systems, radar, etc.)
  • Historical cell phone record analysis. Interpreting cell phone record data provided by service providers to determine possible cell phone locations based on historical records collected.
  • Bioelectromagnetics. Health impacts of electromagnetic radiation (e.g., cell phone, base station, 4G/5G systems) on people. Determining safe radiation levels.
  • Therapeutic applications of radio frequency and microwaves with particular emphasis on microwave ablation, hyperthermia, and antenna developments for ablation/hyperthermia and medical implants.
  • Therapeutic applications of radio frequency and microwaves with particular emphasis on microwave ablation, hyperthermia, and antenna developments for ablation/hyperthermia and medical implants.

Achievements

  • 11 issued US Patents: 10,090,603; 9,640,867; 9,431,712; 9,406,477; 8,337,540; 8,849,229; 8,811,511; 8,362,956; 8,228,251; 7,639,206, and 7,268,741. Nine other patents pending.
  • Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). ECE Rising Star Alumni Award, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 2016
  • H. I. Romnes Faculty Fellowship, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education University of Wisconsin-Madison (2016-2021)
  • Harvey D. Spangler Faculty Scholar Award, College of Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2016-2019)
  • Vilas Associates Award, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education University of Wisconsin-Madison (2016-2018)
  • R. W. P. King Prize Paper Award, IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (2014)
  • Piergiorgio L. E. Uslenghi Award, IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (2012)
  • CAREER Award, National Science Foundation (2011)
  • Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award, Air Force Office of Scientific Research (2011)
  • Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award, Office of Naval Research (2011)
  • 17 different best paper awards and/or recognitions at various international conferences and symposia.

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