Research Experience

Current and Previous Experience

My research experience began while I was at the University of Houston. As an undergrad, I participated in research to make ends meet and to gain experience working in related fields of electromagnetics, my favorite subject at the time. When it came time to graduate, I was convinced that research was the best path for me. Not only did I enjoy getting a deeper knowledge in the subject of study, but I felt like I was able to make a big impact on society through transformative research. Plus, I liked working on the cutting edge of technology. Below I list some of my various research positions, their corresponding titles, and a brief list of my research topics over the last few years. I also have expanded sections of my research interests in the side menu.

Research Engineer
Georgia Tech Research Institute
September 2017 – Present

Topics: additive manufacturing, antenna design, cognitive radios, CubeSats, deployable antennas, feed networks, massive MIMO, mmWave systems, phased arrays, RF packaging, reconfigurable antennas, Small Satellites

Postdoctoral Scholar
University of California Los Angeles
December 2015 – August 2017
Mentor: Yahya Rahmat-Samii

Topics: CubeSats, deployable antennas, reconfigurable antennas, cognitive and software radios, nature-inspired optimization techniques

NDSEG Fellow
University of California Los Angeles
Fall 2012 – Fall 2015
Advisor: Yahya Rahmat-Samii

Topics: reconfigurable antennas, cognitive and software radios, broadband CP patch antennas, antenna arrays, nature-inspired optimization techniques, spectral theories of radiation

Graduate Student Researcher
University of California Los Angeles
Fall 2010 – Summer 2012
Advisor: Yahya Rahmat-Samii

Topics: nature-inspired optimization techniques, reconfigurable antennas, dual-polarized weather radar antennas

NSF REU Student
University of Houston
Summer 2010
Advisor: Rong Zheng

Topics: wireless structural health monitoring, mechanical stress wave communication

Provost Undergraduate Research Scholar
University of Houston
Fall 2009 – Spring 2010
Advisor: Donald Wilton

Topics: method of moments