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Reconfigurable RF Devices & Systems Laboratory (ReDS)

Our group focuses on advancing the state-of-the-art on radio-frequency (RF) reconfigurable devices and systems. Specifically, our projects span reconfigurable filters, switches, phase shifters, antennas, and antenna arrays. We work on a wide frequency spectrum from sub-GHz to millimeter-Wave frequencies and beyond. We utilize novel micro-fabrication techniques and additive manufacturing processes for realizing our prototypes. In addition, we develop advanced additive manufacturing techniques for antennas and antennas arrays. We are part of the Center for Wireless and Informations Systems (WAMI) and we partner with the Nanotechnology Research and Education Center (NREC) at the University of South Florida.


Principal Investigator

The ReDS Lab is part of the Center for Wireless and Microwave Information Systems. The group is directed by Dr. Gokhan Mumcu.

Dr. Mumcu is a Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at University of South Florida. He was a recipient of the 2014 CAREER award from the National Science Foundation. He was also recipient of 2014 faculty outstanding research award from the University of South Florida. He ranked first on the national university entrance exam taken annually by over 1.5 million Turkish students in 1999. He has served as the technical program committee chair of the IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting in 2013, IEEE International Workshop on Antenna Technology in 2016, and IEEE Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference (WAMICON) in 2022. His research work has been funded by multiple federal agencies and industry exceeding $5M. He has more than 130 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers/presentations. He holds 13 US patents.

Since joining USF in 2009, Dr. Mumcu advised 11 Ph.D. students and 6 MS students.  

His main research interests are in:

  1. New concepts (e.g. metamaterials, volumetric 3D reactive loading, polymers) for designing conformal, miniature and multifunctional antennas.
  2. Compact arrays of miniature antennas for anti-jam GPS, GNSS, and THz imaging applications.
  3. Miniature RF filters utilizing electrically small resonators.
  4. Reconfigurable antennas and RF circuits.
  5. Microfluidics based techniques for implementing cost-effective beam-scanning mm-wave antenna arrays, high power handling frequency tunable RF filters, mm-wave switches and phase shifters.
  6. Additive manufacturing of structural antennas and antenna arrays.



Dr. Gokhan Mumcu
mumcu@usf.edu
Department of Electrical Engineering
University of South Florida
4202 E Fowler Ave Stop ENG 003
P:(813) 974-8178