RF Plasma Circuits and Antennas
Abstract: This seminar includes two parts: The first part will provide an overview of the Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University. We will review the school’s profile and focus on some of its unique characteristics.
The second part will focus on plasma technology for RF circuits and antennas. Plasma technology is widely used in various applications such as lighting, semiconductor manufacturing, and food processing. Recently, there have been significant developments in using plasma technology in high-frequency electronics, ranging from RF to millimeter-wave bands. This talk aims to explore the latest advancements in this field and discuss the benefits, challenges, and application space of plasma-based devices in RF technology. After reviewing the basic theory, we will present several proof-of-concept devices. We will also explore the potential of plasma technology in tunable plasma antennas and reconfigurable antenna arrays.
Bio: Dimitrios Peroulis is the Reilly Professor and Michael and Katherine Birck Head of the Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University. He also serves as a special adviser to the Dean of Engineering on online learning. He received his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 2003. His research interests are focused on the areas of reconfigurable systems, cold-plasma RF electronics, and wireless sensors. He has been a key contributor in developing high quality widely-tunable filters and novel filter architectures based on miniaturized high-Q cavity-based resonators in the 1-100 GHz range. He is currently leading research efforts in high-power multifunctional RF electronics based on cold-plasma technologies. He received the National Science Foundation CAREER award in 2008. He is an IEEE Fellow and has co-authored over 450 journal and conference papers. In 2019 he received the “Tatsuo Itoh” Award and in 2014 he received the Outstanding Young Engineer Award both from the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S). In 2012 he received the Outstanding Paper Award from the IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control Society (Ferroelectrics section). His students have received numerous student paper awards and other student research-based scholarships. He has been a Purdue University Faculty Scholar and has also received 11 teaching awards including the 2010 HKN C. Holmes MacDonald Outstanding Teaching Award and the 2010 Charles B. Murphy award, which is Purdue University’s highest undergraduate teaching honor.
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