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Meet our research team

Our team is composed by a diverse group of students from graduate and undergarduate levels.


Enrique González

Enrique was born in Valencia, Venezuela. He received his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Carabobo in 2012 and his M.Sc. in 2018 from the University of South Florida. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. degree focused on RF reconfigurable devices, specifically filters, RF switches, antenna elements, and antenna arrays. He has developed over fifteen 3D visualizations for enhancing electromagnetic theory teaching in undergraduate courses. The visualizations cover topics Electromagnetic Field Theory, Electrostatics, and Time-Varying Fields through different interactive animations that can be displayed on 3D-enabled screens. Additionally, he works part-time at the Nanotechnology Research and Education Center (NREC) as a Laboratory assistant inside the cleanroom. In NREC, he is in charge of helping with various cleanroom processes and training new users of the facilities.

Research Projects & Recent Publications:
  • Microfluidically Loaded Highly Reconfigurable Compact RF Devices [1] [2] [3] [4]
  • 3D Visualization Assisted Electromagnetic Theory Teaching

   

Enrique has been the receipient of:
  • IEEE APS Symposium, Student Paper Competition Honorable Mention – rated in top ~30 out of 195 papers, 2019.
  • USF EE Department Teaching Assistant Award (Honorable Mention), 2018.
  • USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting Travel Grant Recipient, 2017.
  • IEEE APS Symposium, Student Paper Competition Honorable Mention – rated in top ~30 out of 158 papers, 2016.
Enrique is trained and has demonstrated proficiency in:
  • RF/microwave Circuit Design & Testing.
  • Antenna/Antenna Array Design & Testing.
  • Multilayer PCB Design & Manufacturing.
  • Multiphysics Simulations.
  • Low-Noise & Power Amplifier Design.
  • mm-Wave Circuits/Hardware Design & Characterization.
  • EM Modeling & Simulation (HFSS & ADS Momentum).
  • Photolihtography Techniques.
  • Metal & Dielectric Sputtering/Evaporation.
  • Microfabrication Techniques.
  • Additive Manufacturing Techniques (3D-Printing).
  • Deep-Reactive Ion Etching.
  • Plasma Reactive Ion Etching.
  • Surface Characterization - Profilometer (Optical & Mechanical).


Abdullah Qaroot

Research Projects:
  • Phase shifters

Biography.
Interests.

Merve Kacar

Research Projects:
  • Antennas
  • 3D Printing

Biography.
Interests.

Jonás Mendoza

Jonas J. Mendoza Sandoval Was born in La Victoria, Venezuela. He received his B.Eng. Degree in electrical engineering from the Electrical and Electronic Engineering department of the University of Carabobo in August 2012. From February 2012 to September 2012, he worked in 3M manufacturing, as a student intern with a special interest in the application of the PMI best practices for different EE projects. From September 2012 to December 2013, he worked with SEW Eurodrive as a project engineer offering practical expertise during the implementation of automatic control systems and electronic drive units. Also, He continued his work experience as an optimization project engineer with an emphasis on researching, designing and implementing system improvements to enhance OEE performance at Empresas Polar from January 2014 to December 2016, when he joined USF as a research assistant. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. on reconfigurable RF devices, mm-wave antenna arrays, and lens antennas. Likewise, he has been developing several 3D virtual scenarios as a visual guide to improving undergrad students understanding about electromagnetic fields in space. Also, Jonas acts as the student manager for the anechoic chamber at Reconfigurable RF Devices & Systems Laboratory (ReDS) where he performs the design, manufacture, and installation of the test fixtures. As well as the creation of documentation and user training sessions required for the correct operation of the RF anechoic chamber.
Interests:
  • Novel Antennas.
  • Reconfigurable, tunable, broadband, and miniaturized mm-wave antennas.
  • Microfluidics technology applied to mm-wave devices.
  • RF analysis and design.

Kiran Shila

Research Projects:
  • Antennas
  • Microfluidics

Biography
Biography.
Interests.

Ivy Bennet-Ford

Research Projects:
  • 3D Printing
  • Laser micromachining

Biography.
Interests.

Abhishek Dey, PhD.

Research Projects:
  • Antennas
  • Switches


Timothy Palomo, PhD.

Research Projects:
  • Phase shifters


David Zaiden, , PhD.

Research Projects:
  • Antennas
  • 3D Printing


Ahmad Gheethan, PhD.

Research Projects:
  • Antennas
  • Microfluidics


Olawale Ajayi, PhD.

Research Projects:
  • Antennas
  • Microfluidics


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All of our students are involved in several excciting projects and also assist with the courses thaught at the University of South Florida. For a overview of our current research projects click the button below..

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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