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 joined UTEP in September 2010 to found the EM Lab within the W. M. Keck Center for 3D Innovation. His research is focused on evolving 3D printing for electromagnetics and to develop revolutionary technologies that 3D printing enables.



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 electromagnetic devices manufactured by direct print additive manufacturing. His academic interests include materials, electromagnetic measurement methods, and 3D circuits and systems.

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 parallel and GPU based simulation algorithm for plasma physics models.

Paul Deffenbaugh, Ph.D. Candidate
Research Assistant, EM Lab

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

Paul Deffenbaugh joined the EM Lab in August 2010. He is investigating radio frequency (RF) devices manufactured by direct print additive manufacturing.

Javier Pazos, Ph.D. Candidate
Research Assistant, EM Lab

Office: E-327
Phone: (915) 747-6598
Fax: (915) 747-7871
E-Mail: jpazos@miners.utep.edu

Javier's research is focused on spatially variant metamaterials and photonic crystals. He offers tremendous expertise in mathematically complex problems. His accomplishments include developing a novel algorithm to generate the geometry of spatially variant lattices, developing an array of computational electromagnetic methods for rigorously modeling the devices, and demonstrating the world's first metamaterial with spatially variant unit cell orientation which he manufactured by 3D printing. He is author on four peer-reviewed journal articles and worked one season for Intel as an EMC and signal integrity design engineer.

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 direct-write manufacturing of impedance elements and novel impedance loaded antennas. His work entails antenna theory, modeling & simulation, manufacturing, materials, and simulation. His research interests include printed impedance elements, impedance loading , 3D circuits, and antenna design.

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 structures for 3D transition through circuits using direct print additive manufacturing (DPAM).


ALUMNI

Dr. Jay H. Barton
Research Assistant, EM Lab
EM Lab IT Manager

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

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
Undergraduate Researcher

Office: ENGR A-322
Phone: (915) 747-6589
Fax: (915) 747-7871
E-Mail: jfcastillo@miners.utep.edu

Juan joined the EM Lab in Spring 2013. His research is focused on computer modeling and geometry generation of spatially variant metamaterial structures for electromagnetics.

Dr. Cesar R. Garcia
Research Assistant, EM Lab
Manager of Design Lab

Office: A-322
Phone: (915) 747-6598
Fax: (915) 747-7871
E-Mail: crgarcia5@miners.utep.edu

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.

Ricardo Rodriguez, M.S.
Research Assistant

Office: ENG A-322
Phone: (915) 747-6598
Fax: (915) 747-7871
E-Mail: rodriguez.ricardo.x@gmail.com

Ricardo Rodriguez joined the EM Lab in September 2011. His work entails materials developing as well as repeatability and reliability in direct print additive manufacturing.