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.

Learn more about the EM Lab's research











Dr. Eric Berry
White Sands Missile Range

E-Mail: eaberry@miners.utep.edu

Eric Berry graduated in December 2016. His research combined transformation optics with the EM Lab's algorithm for generating spatially variant lattices. His research produced an electromagnetic cloak of arbitrary shape.

Dr. Ubaldo Robles
Principal Research Engineer, EM Lab

Office: ENG-E316
Phone: (915) 747-8691
Fax: (915) 747-7871
E-Mail: urobles@miners.utep.edu

Ubaldo's career interest is to do research and developing in 3D printed electromagnetics and circuits. This includes true 3D printed high-frequency circuits embedded in spatially variant metamaterials. His research in the EM Lab entails computational electromagnetics methods, 3D printing techniques, and innovative applications of 3D printable materials. Ubaldo also contributes significantly to management of the EM Lab, training and mentoring new students, outreach activities, and nuturing relationships with companies and collaborators.









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

Office: ENGR E314/A
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

Nitiwit "Nat" Dumrichob
2019 Summer Intern

Office: ENGR E314/A
Phone: (915) 747-6598
Mobile: (+66) 86 379 1482
Fax: (915) 747-7871
E-Mail: nitiwitd1994@gmail.com or nitiwit.dumr@bumail.net

Nitiwit is visiting from Bangkok University, Thailand, and will be working on 3D printed electrical circuits during Summer 2019.

Pandhittaya "Dumbo" Noikorn
2019 Summer Intern

Office: ENGR E314/A
Phone: (915) 747-6598
Mobile: (+66) 86 793 5396
Fax: (915) 747-7871
E-Mail: pandhittaya@gmail.com

Pandhittaya is visiting from Bangkok University, Thailand. She brings experience with ray optic modeling and imaging. Her research during Summer 2019 is to learn computational electromagnetic techniques to simulate and design advanced micro- and nano-photonic devices.

GRADUATE STUDENTS

Jose A. Avila
Research Assistant
Civil Servant at White Sands Missile Range

Office: ENGR E314/A
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.

Edgar Bustamante
Research Assistant

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

Edgar has an extreme talent for computation and simulation. He is developing specialize simulation, optimization, and visualization tool specifically tailored for 3D electromagnetic devices.

Gilbert Carranza
Research Assistant

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

Gilbert is developing CAD tools for layout and signal routing for true 3D circuits where components can be at any position and in any orientation in 3D space. Ground planes and vias are obsolete concepts requiring new design methodoliges that this tool will enable the EM Lab to investigate.





Asad Ullah Hil Gulib
Graduate Researcher
Teaching Assistant in Computational Science

Office: ENGR E313
Phone: (915) 252-7877
Fax: (915) 747-7871
E-Mail: agulib@miners.utep.edu

Gulib is developing advanced algorithms for generating complex three-dimensional spatially-variant anisotropic metamaterials for use in 3D printed electromagnetic systems.

Jesus J. Gutierrez
Graduate Research Assistant

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

Jesus' research is focused on exploring spatially-variant photonic crystals to independently control different aspects of a wave or beam. These aspects may include power, phase, and polarization. Jesus also has great interest in graphics and visualization for education and outreach.




Manuel F. Martinez
Graduate Research Assistant

Office: ENGR E314/A
Phone: (915) 747-6589
Fax: (915) 747-7871
E-Mail: mfmartinez4@miners.utep.edu

Manuel’s research is focused on exploring the miniaturization of integrating spheres at microwave frequencies with the use of spatially-variant photonic crystals as well as studying the effects of SVPCs on image formation and characterization metrics.





Noel P. Martinez
Research Assistant

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

Noel is exploring spatially-variant self-collimating photonic crystals to various applications including photon funnels.

Nancy J. Tepezano-Cabral
Graduate Researcher

Office: ENGR E314A
Phone: (915) 747-6598
Fax: (915) 747-7871
E-Mail: njtepezano@miners.utep.edu

Nancy's research is focused on exploring 3D high-frequency circuits and associated design techniques. Her prior research was in ultra-wideband antennas with short ringdown time.

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's research is focused on design and manufacturing methods for 3D circuits and electromagnetic devices. Cesar was a key member of the team that developed and demonstrated the first-ever 3D/volumetric circuit that was manufactured using an automated direct-write hybrid 3D printing process.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Sarah C. Manzano
Undergraduate Researcher

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

Sarah's research is focused on advanced 3D-printed antenna designs that fully exploit the added design freedom offered by 3D printing.

Emilio Rios
Undergraduate Researcher

Office: ENGR E314/A
Phone: (915) 747-6598
Fax: (915) 747-7871
E-Mail: eerios2@miners.utep.edu

Emilio's interests include design and simulation of photonic devices. His research is exploring how to improve the performance of spatially-variant self-collimating photonic crystals. Applications of his research include power harvesting, elimination of optical alignments, advanced imaging, miniaturization of photonic systems, and more.

ALUMNI

Adan D. Anchondo
Graduate Researcher

Office: ENGR E314/A
Phone: (915) 317-6743
Fax: (915) 747-7871
E-Mail: adanchondo@miners.utep.edu

Adan's research is focused on devleping an iterative solver for finite-difference frequency-domain to simulate electrically larger structures composed of arbitrary anisotropic media.

Dr. Jay H. Barton
Senior R&D Staff Member
Sandia National Laboratories

E-Mail: jbarto@sandia.gov

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.

Dr. Eric Berry
White Sands Missile Range

E-Mail: eaberry@miners.utep.edu

Eric Berry graduated in December 2016. His research combined transformation optics with the EM Lab's algorithm for generating spatially variant lattices. His research produced an electromagnetic cloak of arbitrary shape.

Renato Divino Vilas Boas
Undergraduate Researcher
Universidade Federal of ABC, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Renato is a dedicated student in his Junior year involved in designing 3D printed devices and testing their structural integrity. He is currently working on the application of innovative automation technologies for 3D printers in the EM Lab. Renato is an international student from the Universidade Federal of ABC, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Juan F. Castillo, B.S.
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.

Mark Chavez
Lockheed Martin Corporation

E-Mail: mtchavez2@miners.utep.edu

While at UTEP, Mark's research was focused on developing a graphical user interface for electromagnetic simulations that allowed a user to design and interact with a device while monitoring its electromagnetic performance in real-time.

Jesus Correa, B.S.
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
Sciperio, Inc.

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

Jose L. Enrique, M.S.
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. Rick Eyi
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.

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.

Pratik Ghate
Teaching Assistant, University of Texas at Arlington

E-Mail: pbghate@miners.utep.edu

Pratik's research while at UTEP focused on simulating 3D printing processes.

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.

Carlos Rodriguez
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.

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.

Bruno Souza
Undergraduate Researcher

E-Mail: contatobrunolima@gmail.com

Bruno is in his Sophomore year working on the application of innovative automation technologies for 3D printers in the EM Lab. Bruno is an international student from the Instituto Federal Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.




Dr. Harvey Tsang

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).

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.