Research Activities

The main driving force of the IMMG research is the ultimate need to be able to design microwave equipment with predictable and controllable performance. As such, the principal research directions include:

  • Modeling-based techniques of control and optimization in microwave engineering
  • Microwave inverse problems and optimization with artificial neural networks

Major ongoing projects:

  • Comprehensive electromagnetic-thermal-mechanical model for microwave sintering of particulate materials
  • Models of high-temperature hybrid heating of materials

Major completed projects:

  • Modeling-based optimization of microwave heating (2006-2007)
  • ANN-based FDTD-backed computational schemes for optimization and inverse problems (2005-2008)

Educational Activities

Students are involved in both the industrial and research activities at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

  • Undergraduates carry out Interactive and Major Qualifying Projects (IQP & MQP) which take up 1.5 semesters, and work in the frameworks of Independent Study Programs.
  • Graduate students work as research assistants and contribute to computations and interaction with both industrial and academic partners.
  • The group exercises different project formats for students from other universities participating in the IMMG activities.

Selected Student Projects

Outreach Activities

The IMMG participates in organization of international conferences which include the above aspects in their goals and programs. Currently, the group is focused on the following events:

  • Annual IMMG Seminars “Computer Modeling & Microwave Engineering & Applications”
  • Annual IMPI Microwave Power Symposia (Las Vegas, NV, 2019; Long Beach, CA, 2018; Miami, FL, 2017; Orlando, FL, 2016; San Diego, CA, 2015; New Orleans, LA, 2014; Providence, RI, 2013)
  • 16th & 14th AMPERE Conferences on Microwave and High Frequency Heating (Delft, The Netherlands, 2017; Nottingham, U.K., 2013)
  • Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposia (PIERS) (St. Petersburg, Russia, 2017; Stockholm, Sweden, 2013)
  • 3rd Global Congress on Microwave Energy Applications (3GCMEA) (Cartagena, Spain, 2016)
  • IEEE MTT-S Intern. Conference on Numerical Electromagnetics and Multiphysics Modeling and Optimization for RF, Microwave, and Terahertz Applications (Ottawa, Canada, 2015)