2010 Fall Section Conference

The Southeastern Michigan IEEE EMC Society presents:

"The exotic world of metamaterials and its relevance to EMI/EMC engineers"

Speaker:  Dr. Omar M. Ramahi

Date: November 4, 2010

Time: 5:00 PM


Location: Fairlane Campus - U of M Dearborn (Map Code FCN)

University of Michigan
School of Management
Fairlane Center
North - Room 126
19000 Hubbard Drive
Dearborn, MI 48126

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The Exotic World of Metamaterials and its Relevance to EMI/EMC Engineers


Metamaterials refers to engineered material with properties that do not exist in naturally available media. Exotic properties of metamaterials includes negative permittivity, negative permeability or even negative permittivity and negative permeability simultaneously resulting in negative index of refraction.  Such metamaterial created much excitement over the past few years. But can metamaterial offer any practical implication or even application for EMI/EMC engineers? Can metamaterial provide cost-effective solutions to some of the severe challenges in the areas of shielding and filtering? In this talk, the topic of metamaterials will be demystified. Once the fundamental properties of the different types of metamaterials are presented, the effectiveness of such material in different EMI/EMC and other engineering applications will become clear. We will explore some important applications of metamaterials in EMI/EMC applications. While this presentation covers the fundamental principles behind metamaterials, emphasis will be placed on practical real-world engineering applications.


Omar M. Ramahi, (Fellow, IEEE, 09) received the BS degrees in Mathematics and Electrical and Computer Engineering (summa cum laude) from Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. From 1990-1993, Dr. Ramahi held a visiting fellowship position at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. From 1993 to 2000, he worked at Digital Equipment Corporation (presently, HP), where he was a member of the alpha server product development group. In 2000, he joined the faculty of the James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland at College Park as an Assistant Professor and later as a tenured Associate Professor. At Maryland he was also a faculty member of the CALCE Electronic Products and Systems Center. Presently, he is a Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and holds the NSERC/RIM Industrial Research Associate Chair, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. He holds cross appointments with the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering and the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

He has authored and co-authored over 240 journal and conference papers. He is a co-author of the book EMI/EMC Computational Modeling Handbook, 2nd Ed. (Springer-Verlag, 2001). Presently, he serves as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Advanced Packaging. Dr. Ramahi served as a consultant to several companies and was a co-founder of EMS-PLUS, LLC and Applied Electromagnetic Technology, LLC.




Omar M. Ramahi

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