CONTACT

Dr. Raymond C. Rumpf
Director, EM Lab
Schellenger Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Phone: (202) 64-EMLAB
  Fax : (915) 747-7871
Office: ENGR A-337
E-Mail: rcrumpf@utep.edu





Dr. Rumpf is a pioneer in 3D printing of high frequency circuits and electromagnetic devices. His mission at UTEP is to develop revolutionary technologies that are enabled by 3D printing. He founded the EM Lab in 2011 and his team has already delivered an array of significant breakthroughs including the world's highest power frequency selective surface, the world's most broadband all-dielectric filter, the world's tightest bend of an unguided optical beam, and all-dielectric metamaterials that were demonstrated to decouple electrical components placed in close proximity. Many other exciting technologies are currently under development in the areas of circuits, antennas, frequency selective surfaces, metamaterials, photonic crystals, computational electromagnetics, and more.

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Dr. Pedro Barba
Principal Researcher
Adjunct Faculty of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Office: E-314A
Phone: (915) 747-6598
Fax: (915) 747-7871
E-Mail: pbarba@utep.edu

Pedro's research interests include computational electromagnetics, spatially-variant anisotropic metamaterials, and applications of these to antennas and 3D printed electromagnetic systems.

VISITING SCHOLARS

Prya Darshni
Graduate Researcher
PES University, Bengaluru

Phone: +91-9611619378
E-Mail: darshniprya@gmail.com

Prya's research is focused on transmission line analysis of metamaterials and 3D printed microwave filters.

Rick Eyi, Ph.D. Candidate
Graduate Researcher, Optoelectronics Lab
University of Arkansas

Office: E-315
Phone: (479) 445-0488
E-Mail: reyi@uark.edu

Rick is working on improving the stability of FeS2 nanoparticles for solar cells and thermoelectric applications. He is also working on improving their optical and electrical properties. At the EM Lab, he will be optical simulations of the FeS2/Au nanoparticles.

GRADUATE RESEARCHERS

Jose A. Avila
Research Assistant
Information Technology Manager

Office: A-322
Phone: (915) 261-5290
Fax: (915) 747-7871
E-Mail: jaavila5@miners.utep.edu

Jose Avila joined the EM lab June 2013. His research is focused on all-dielectric antennas and all-dielectric frequency selective surfaces.

Eric Berry
Graduate Researcher

Office: A-322
Phone: (915) 747-6598
Fax: (915) 747-7871
E-Mail: eaberry@miners.utep.edu

Eric Berry joined the EM Lab in May 2012. He research is focused on developing a complete tool chain for design and simulation of electromagnetic devices based on spatial transforms.

Edgar Bustamante
Research Assistant

Office: E314/A
Phone: (915) 747-6598
Fax: (915) 747-7871
E-Mail: ebustamante3@miners.utep.edu

Edgar is performing research in the computer modeling and geometry generation of spatially-variant metamaterials and photonic crystals.

Rodolfo I. Gonzalez
Graduate Researcher

Office: ENGR E314/A
Phone: (915) 747-6589
Fax: (915) 747-7871
E-Mail: rigonzalez6@miners.utep.edu

Rodolfo is using his background in physics to explore spatially-variant photonic crystals for use in integrated optical devices.

Jesus J. Gutierrez
Research Assistant

Office: ENGR E314/A
Phone: (915) 747-6589
Fax: (915) 747-7871
E-Mail: jjgutierrez4@miners.utep.edu

Jesus is studying spatially-variant anisotropic metamaterials to better understand how fields should be sculpted in 3D systems.

Noel P. Martinez
Research Assistant

Office: ENGR E314/A
Phone: (915) 747-6589
Fax: (915) 747-7871
E-Mail: npmartinez4@miners.utep.edu

Noel's research is focused on 3D printed electromagnetic devices and structures.

Ubaldo Robles, Ph.D. Candidate
Research Associate, EM Lab
Manager of Measurements Lab

Office: ENG-E106D
Phone: (915) 747-8691
Fax: (915) 747-7871
E-Mail: urobles@miners.utep.edu

Ubaldo Robles joined the EM Lab in January 2011. His research is focused on 3D printed high frequency circuits and radios.

Carlos Rodriguez, Ph.D. Candidate
Research Assistant

Office: ENGR A-322
Phone: (915) 747-6802
Fax: (915) 747-7871
E-Mail: crodriguez33@utep.edu

Carlos is interested in applications of spatially variant anisotropic metamaterials. He is currently applying this technology to develop new all-dielectric antennas.

Nancy J. Tepezano-Cabral
Research Assistant

Office: ENGR A-322
Phone: (915) 747-6802
Fax: (915) 747-7871
E-Mail: njtepezano@miners.utep.edu

Nancy is performing her research in ultra-wideband antennas with short ring-down time.

Harvey Tsang
Research Assistant

Office: ENGR A-322
Phone: (915) 747-6802
Fax: (915) 747-7871
E-Mail: hhtsang@miners.utep.edu

Harvey Tsang joined the EM Lab in September 2011. His research is focused on the design and optimization of 3D structures and circuits using direct print additive manufacturing (DPAM).

Cesar L. Valle
Research Assistant
EM Lab Manager

Office: ENGR E314/A
Phone: (915) 747-6598
Fax: (915) 747-7871
E-Mail: clvalle@miners.utep.edu

Cesar is investigating new electromagnetic structures to improve the efficiency of solar cells.

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHERS

Mark Chavez
Research Assistant

Office: ENGR E314/A
Phone: (915) 747-6589
Fax: (915) 747-7871
E-Mail: mtchavez2@miners.utep.edu

Mark is developing a real-time interface for electromagnetic simulations that will allow a user to monitor a device's performance while it is being designed in the interface.

ALUMNI

Dr. Jay H. Barton
Northrup Grumman Corporation

Jay graduated in May 2014. For his research, he developed and demonstrated all-dielectric frequency selective surfaces (FSSs) for extreme applications. His work produced the world's highest power FSS, operating near 2 GW/m^2.

Juan F. Castillo
Now at University of Wisconsin-Madisson

Juan graduated with his BS in December 2013. His research in the EM Lab focused on computer modeling and geometry generation of spatially variant metamaterial structures for electromagnetics.

Jesus Correa
El Paso Electric

Jesus graduated with his BS in May 2011. His research was in measuring the electromagnetic properties of 3D printed materials.

Dr. Paul Deffenbaugh
Research Assistant, EM Lab

Paul graduated in August 2014. His research focused on radio frequency (RF) devices manufactured by direct print additive manufacturing.

Jose L. Enrique
White Sands Missile Rangle

E-Mail: jlenriquez2@miners.utep.edu

Jose earned his M.S. in Electrical Engineering by developing a suite of tools based on the finite-difference method to simulate electromagnetic structures composed of arbitrary anisotropic materials.

Dr. Cesar R. Garcia
Lockheed Martin Corporation

Cesar R. Garcia graduated in May 2014. During his time with the EM Lab, he developed spatially variant anisotropic metamaterials and used them to improve the performance of MIMO antennas.

Dr. Javier Pazos
Electromagnetics Engineer at SpaceX

E-Mail: jpazos@miners.utep.edu

Javier graduated in December 2014. He performed pioneering work in spatially-variant lattices and his list of accomplishments includes the world's tightest optical bend that was achieved using spatially-variant self-collimation.

Ricardo Rodriguez, M.S.
Army Research Lab

Ricardo's reseach in the EM Lab focused on materials development for direct print additive manufacturing as well as repeatability and reliability for this same process.

David Yanes
Undergraduate Researcher, Summer 2015
University of Texas at San Antonio

E-Mail: davidyanes9@yahoo.com

David's research at the EM Lab entailed 3D circuits and spatially-variant lattices.