Biography

Fernando L. Teixeira received his PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1999. From 1999 to 2000 he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Since 2000, he has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Ohio State University (OSU), Columbus, where he is also affiliated with the ElectroScience Laboratory.
Since joining OSU, Dr. Teixeira has served as Principal Investigator (PI) or co-PI on projects sponsored by several Department of Defense agencies (DTRA, AFRL, AFOSR, ARO, MDA, NAVSEA), Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, NASA, and several industrial organizations. He is a recipient of the CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation and the Harrison Faculty Award for Excellence in Engineering Education from OSU. He is coauthor of the textbook Radiowave Propagation: Physics and Applications (Wiley, 2010). He coauthored multiple U.S. patents and authored or coauthored numerous peer-reviewed publications on his areas of expertise. Dr. Teixeira is Fellow member of the IEEE.

Expertise

His research interests and expertise are in the broad area of electromagnetics and optics. His professional activities have included research on computational electromagnetics, process tomography, radar systems, remote sensing, plasmonics, and metamaterials. He has served as the main advisor for over 20 PhD graduates in these areas. Examples of past project work are:
  • Adaptive electrical capacitance volume tomography of industrial processes.
  • Hierarchical model-order reduction of electromagnetic interaction models.
  • Compatible discretizations of particle-in-cell plasma physics models.
  • Wavelet-based adaptive antenna systems.
  • Physics-based simulation of electromagnetic propagation and scattering effects. 
  • Dispersion-engineered metamaterials and plasmonic devices.