CONTACT

Dr. Raymond C. Rumpf
Director, EM Lab
Associate Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering

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

Dr. Rumpf's research is focused on 3D printed electromagnetics and circuits. His team has already achieved an array of very significant breakthroughs in this area. Click on the Research tab to learn more.

GRADUATE RESEARCHERS

Jose A. Avila, M.S. Candidate
Graduate Researcher, EM Lab

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, M.S. Candidate
Graduate Researcher, EM Lab

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.

Jose Enrique, M.S. Candidate
Researcher

Office: ENGR E314/A
Phone: (915) 747-6598
Fax: (915) 747-7871
E-Mail: jlenriquez2@miners.utep.edu

Jose is researching electromagnetic devices based on anisotropic metamaterials and surface waves that exploit new phenomena this enables.

Rodolfo I. Gonzalez
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.

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, M.S. Candidate
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, Ph.D. Candidate
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, Ph.D. Candidate
Research Assistant

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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
Research Assistant

Office: E-327
Phone: (915) 747-6598
Fax: (915) 747-7871
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 tighted 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.