fiu-college-engineering-computing-dean-John-Volakis-200x300​Congratulations to John Volakis, dean of the College of Engineering & Computing, for becoming a URSI Fellow and receiving the 2020 URSI Booker Gold Medal Award for his citation, “Seminal contributions to electromagnetics, including small, ultra-wideband and textile antennas and arrays, low power transceivers, diffraction and for transitioning hybrid finite element methods into commercial computational toolsets.”

With more than 38 years of excelling in research, teaching and service, Dean Volakis is a leader in all aspects of wireless communications, biomedical sensors and imaging, wearable textile electronics, antennas and arrays. He is a director of the RFCOM Lab at FIU, devoted to world-class research in antennas, radio frequency systems, wireless communications and more.

Dean Volakis will receive his award at the 33rd General Assembly and Scientific Symposium (GASS) of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI), scheduled to be held at Sapienza University Campus from August 29th through September 5th. GASS is held every three years to review current research trends, present discoveries and make plans for future research in all areas of radio science.