Metamaterial Research at Michigan State University
About Us
The MSU Metamaterials Research Group is a multidisciplinary group that conducts research on the design of novel metamaterials and their incorporation into the design of RF devices. Topology optimization based on gradient-based methods and genetic algorithm (GA) are used to design repetition units that constitute metamaterials quite different from traditional design such as split-ring resonators (SRRs).  Greater design freedom offered by topology optimization opens up possibilities for design of novel and superior metamaterials. Our implementations include design of miniaturized and highly efficient antennas, broadband and multiband antennas, broadband waveguides and microstrip filters, radomes, negative permeability materials, tunable metamaterial components and tunable frequency selective surfaces.
Meet the Research Team
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Alejandro R. Diaz
Professor

Contact Info:
Mechanical Engineering Department
2440 Engineering Building
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 353-0825
diaz@egr.msu.edu
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Prof. Diaz is professor and chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan State University. He joined the department in 1986 as assistant professor. Prior to coming to MSU, he was a research scientist at INTEVEP in Caracas, Venezuela. His research interests include optimal design of structures and materials, topology optimization, finite element methods.
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Edward J. Rothwell
Professor

Contact Info:
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
2120 Engineering Building
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 355-5231
rothwell@egr.msu.edu
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Prof. Rothwell was born in Grand Rapids, MI. He has been at Michigan State University from 1985- 1990 as an assistant professor of electrical engineering, from 1990-1998 as an associate professor, and from 1998 as professor. His research interests include antennas, scattering, radar target identification, measurement of the electromagnetic properties of materials, electromagnetic theory.
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Raoul O. Ouedraogo
Alumnus

Contact Info:
ojunior82@gmail.com
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Raoul was born in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, in 1982. He received the B.Sc. degree from Southern Illinois University in 2006, the M.Sc. degree and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Michigan State University in 2008 and 2011, respectively. His current research interests include metamaterials, small antennas, self-structuring devices, electromagnetic radiation, and scattering.
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Kazuko Fuchi
Graduate Student

Contact Info:
fuchikaz@msu.edu
Interests:
Kazuko was born in Kozakai, Japan in 1984. She received the B.S. degree in physics from Michigan State University in 2008 and is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree at Michigan State University in mechanical engineering. Her research interests include topology optimization of metamaterials and RF devices.
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Junyan Tang
Graduate Student

Contact Info:
woheiwohei@gmail.com
Interests:
Tang was born in Hangzhou, China in 1984. He received the B.S. degree from Zhejiang University and M.S degree in electrical engineering from Michigan State University. He is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree at MSU. His research interests include metamaterials and antennas.