Yahya Rahmat-Samii

Yahya Rahmat-Samii


Northrop Grumman Chair in Electrical Engineering/Electromagnetics

6731K Boelter Hall

Email: rahmat@ee.ucla.edu
Phone: (310) 206-2275


Electromagnetics, satellite communication antennas, personal communication antennas including human interaction, biotelemetry and RFID applications, antennas for remote sensing and radio astronomy applications
Books: Representative Book Chapters
  • L. Song and Y. Rahmat-Samii, "Appendix A: A Representative Literature Review," in Antennas and Sensors for Medical Applications, eds. Y. Rahmat-Samii, E. Topsakal, pp.547-583, Wiley-IEEE Press, 2021.
  • D. Zhang and Y. Rahmat-Samii, "Ultraflexible Electrotextile Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Radio-Frequency Coils," in Antenna and Sensor Technologies in Modern Medical Applications, eds. Y. Rahmat-Samii, E. Topsakal, pp.11-41, Wiley-IEEE Press, 2021.
  • Y. Rahmat-Samii, V. Manohar and J.M. Kovitz, "Novel antenna concepts and developments for CubeSats," in Developments in Antenna Analysis and Design: Volume 2, eds. Raj Mittra IET, 2018.
  • L. Ukkonen and Y. Rahmat-Samii, "Embroidered Textile Antennas for Body-Centric Wireless Identification and Sensing Devices," inHandbook of Antenna Technologies, eds. Z. N. Chen, Springer Science and Business Media, 2016.
  • H. Rajagopalan and Y. Rahmat-Samii, "Electromagnetics of Body Area Networks: Antennas, Propagation, and RF Systems," inElectromagnetics of Body Area Networks: Antennas, Propagation, and RF Systems, eds. D. H. Werner, Z. H. Jiang, pp.87-129, Artech House, 2016.
  • Joshua M. Kovitz and Yahya Rahmat-Samii, "Novelties of Spectral Domain Analysis in Antenna Characterizations: Concept, Formulation, and Applications," in Advanced Computational Electromagnetics Methods and Applications, pp.1-82, Artech House, 2015.
  • Y. Rahmat-Samii and S. Xu, "Classical Reflector Antennas: Design Guidelines and Performance Characteristics," in Handbook of Reflector Antennas and Feed Systems, eds. S. Sharma, S. Rao, and L. Shafai, pp.67-123, Artech House, 2013.
Representative Journal papers
  • 2019 Ellis Island Medal of Honor
  • 2017 ACES Computational Electromagnetics Award, the highest award of this society
  • 2017 IEEE Antennas and Propagation S. A. Schelkunoff Best Transactions Paper Award
  • 2016 John Kraus Antenna Award of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society
  • 2016 NASA Group Achievement
  • 2015 Distinguished Engineering Educator Award from The Los Angeles Engineer's Council
  • 2013 Fellow, Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society
  • 2012 NASA Group Achievement Award .For exceptional contributions to the Juno Step 1 and Step 2 exemplary winning proposal efforts leading to the start of mission developments
  • 2012 Ernest K. Smith USNC-URSI, 2nd Best Student Paper Prize Award T. Brockett and Y. Rahmat-Samii, .A New Paradigm in Solar Energy Harvesting: Characterization of High Absorption Nanopilar Array Photovoltaics
  • 2011 IEEE Technical Field Awards and Medal in Electromagnetics for fundamental contributions to reflector antennas, near-field measurements and diagnostics, antenna and human interactions, and optimization algorithms in electromagnetics..
  • 2011 UCLA Academic Senate.s Distinguished Teaching Award
  • 2010 UCLA School of Engineering and Applied Science Lockheed Martin Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 2009-2011 Elected President of US National Committee of URSI (International Union of Radio Science)
  • 2009 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Distinguished Achievement Award. For pioneering contributions to the design, optimization and measurement of modern ground and space-borne reflector antennas and antennas for handheld communication devices..
  • 2008 National Academy of Engineering
  • 2007 Fellow of Antenna Measurement Techniques Association, .For outstanding and pioneering contributions to the theory, practice and art of antenna and RF measurements. Throughout your career you have exemplified and promoted the goals and objectives of the antenna measurement techniques association 2007 IEEE Chen-To Tai Distinguished Educator Award for his .significant contributions to electromagnetics education and for inspiring new methodologies for the design, analysisn and measurement of complex antenna systems
  • 2007-2010 IEEE Distinguished Lecturer for Antennas and Propagation Society
  • 2006 NASA Board Award, .For the creative development of a scientific contribution which has been determined to be significant value in the advancement of the space and aeronautical activities of NASA and is entitled: Fan Beam Patterns Radiated from a Parabolic Reflector Antenna..
  • 2005 International Union of Radio Science Booker Gold Medal for his .contributions to reflector antenna design and practice, near-field measurements and diagnostic techniques, handheld antennas and human interactions, genetic algorithms in electromagnetics, and the spectral theory of diffraction..
  • 2002 JPL/NASA Award of Exceptional Technical Excellence for his, .Advanced and /second Generation Precipitation Radar Technology Development..
  • 2001 Elected Foreign Member of The Royal Flemish Academy of Science and the Arts
  • 2000 Honorary Doctorate Causa from the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • 2000 IEEE Third Millennium Medal for his, .Outstanding achievements and contributions..
  • 2000 AMTA Distinguished Achievement Award, .who throughout his career exemplified and promotes the goals and objectives of AMTA. The AMTA herby cites Professor Yahya Rahmat-Samii: (a) For his creative development and application of Plane-polar and Bi-polar near field measurement techniques, (b) For his major contributions in the utilization of microwave holography diagnostic and phaseless measurements of reflector and array antennas, (c) For his prolific publications in diverse area of antennas fro personal, satellite, radar and radio astronomical applications, electromagnetic theory, optimization and computational techniques, and measurements and diagnostics, (d) For his excellence and enthusiasm in educating vast number of engineers and researchers worldwide, (e) For his dedication and services to the AMTA..
  • 1999 ECE University of Illinois Urbana-Urbana Distinguished Alumnus Award, for his, .pioneering research activities, outstanding teaching and service to the IEEE, and a prolific publication records in the fields of applied and theoretical electromagnetics..
  • 1995 Elected President of IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society
  • 1994 IEEE AP-S Harold A. Wheeler Best Applications Prize Paper Award, “On the Reflectivity of Complex Mesh Surfaces,” IEEE Trans. Antennas and Propagation vol. AP-39, no. 7, pp. 1352-1365, September, 1991..
  • 1991 IEEE AP-S Harold A. Wheeler Best Applications Prize Paper Award, “The Bi-Polar Planar Near- filed Measurement Technique Part I: Implementation and Measurement Comparisons,” IEEE Trans. Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 42, No. 2, pp. 184-195, February 1994..
  • 1988 NASA Group Achievement Award, .In recognition of the team.s outstanding achievement in the development, implementation, testing and transfer of mobile satellite communications technology..
  • 1985 IEEE Fellow, .Contributions to reflector antennas, near-field measurement techniques, and high frequency electromagnetic diffraction..
  • 1982-1985 IEEE Distinguished Lecturer for Antennas and Propagation Society