About

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Jeffrey Nanzer received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering and the B.S. degree in computer engineering from Michigan State University in 2003 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2005 and 2008, respectively.

From 2008 to 2009 he was with the University of Texas Applied Research Laboratories in Austin, Texas as a Post-Doctoral Fellow designing electrically small HF antennas and communications systems. From 2009 to 2016 he was with the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory where he created and led the Advanced Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Technology Section. In 2016 he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Michigan State University where he held the Dennis P. Nyquist Assistant Professorship from 2016 through 2021. He is currently as Associate Professor. He directs the Electromagnetics Laboratory, which consists of the Antenna Laboratory, the Radar Laboratory, and the Wireless Laboratory. He has published more than 175 refereed journal and conference papers, two book chapters, and the book  Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Remote Sensing for Security Applications (Artech House, 2012). His research interests are in the areas of distributed phased arrays, millimeter-wave imaging, remote sensing, antennas and arrays, millimeter-wave photonics, and electromagnetics.

Dr. Nanzer is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, a member of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S) Education Committee and a member of USNC/URSI Commission B. He has previously served as Chair of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (IEEE MTT-S) Microwave Systems Technical Committee (MTT-16), Vice-Chair of the IEEE Antenna Standards Committee, and member of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Standards Committee. He was a founding member and the first treasurer of the IEEE AP-S/MTT Central Texas Chapter.

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (Tatsuo Itoh class of 2022-2024)
  • DARPA Director’s Fellowship (2019)
  • Outstanding Young Engineer Award, IEEE MTT-S (2019)
  • NSF CAREER Award (2018)
  • DARPA Young Faculty Award (2017)
  • Dennis P. Nyquist Assistant Professorship, Michigan State University (2016)
  • Special Achievement Award, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (2014, 2016)
  • Outstanding Professional Publication Award, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (2012)

Advisee Achievements

  • Stavros Vakalis: Fitch H. Beach Award (Honorable Mention), MSU College of Engineering (2021)
  • Stavros Vakalis: URSI Young Scientist Award (2021)
  • Neda Nourshamsi: MSU Postdoctoral Excellence in Research Award (2021)
  • Stavros Vakalis: IEEE MTT-S Tom Brazil Graduate Fellowship (2021)
  • Stavros Vakalis: 2nd Place, Student Paper Competition, IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (2020)
  • Cory Hilton, Jason Merlo, Ben Macneill, Jacob Randall, Stavros Vakalis: 2nd Place, Student Design Contest, IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (2020)
  • Stavros Vakalis: Gerondelis Foundation Graduate Scholarship (2019)
  • William Stevers, Anton Schlegel, Pratik Chatterjee, Justin Opperman: 1st Place, Student Design Contest, IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (2018)
  • Anton Schlegel: Graduate Excellence Fellowship, MSU College of Engineering (2018)
  • Eric Klinefelter: Graduate Excellence Fellowship, MSU College of Engineering (2018)
  • John Doroshewitz: Outstanding Student Paper Award, IMAPS 50th International Symposium on Microelectronics (2017)
  • Vincenz Gjokaj, John Doroshewitz, Sean Ellison, Ethan Gros: Finalist, Student Design Contest, IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (2017)
  • Jason Merlo, Kyle Lammers, Ryan Ashbaugh, Austin Winarski: Finalist, Student Safety Technology Design Competition, International Technical Conference on Enhanced Safety of Vehicles (2017)