Satish K. Sharma, Ph.D. 

Director of the Antenna and Microwave Laboratory (AML) 
San Diego State University

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Professor Satish K. Sharma
EIS 306

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA, 92182-1309, USA
Phone (W): (619) 594-0241 and Fax (W): (619) 594-2654
Email: [email protected]


Research and development of millimeter wave antennas, active phased array antennas, massive MIMO antennas, 5G communication antennas, antennas for IoT, GPS/GNSS, handheld and portable devices, reconfigurable and frequency agile antennas, null-steering antennas, feeds for reflector antennas, waveguide horns and polarizers, miniaturized antennas for body wearable applications, 3D printed antennas, frequency selective surfaces, metasurfaces, and microwave passive components such as phase shifters, power dividers and beam forming networks using 5G silicon RFICs.

Professor Satish Kumar Sharma received the B. Tech. degree from Kamla Nehru Institute of Technology, Sultanpur and the Ph. D. degree from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi, both in Uttar Pradesh, India, in 1991 and 1997, respectively, both in Electronics Engineering. He holds 1 US Patent, 1 Canadian Patent, and two patent disclosures are in process. Additionally, he has published and presented more than 275 research papers in refereed journals and international conferences/symposia plus several un-refereed presentations. He has coedited three volumes of “Handbook of Reflector Antennas and Feed Systems”, published in May/June 2013 by Artech House, USA and UK. Very recently he has also published a coauthored book, “Multifunctional Antennas and Arrays for Wireless Communication Systems”, IEEE-Press/Wiley-InterScience, USA (April 2021). At SDSU, he has developed the Antenna Measurement Laboratory as part of the Antenna and Microwave Laboratory (AML) which includes antenna design and measurement facility till W-band. He is currently advising graduate students (Ph.D. and MS) on their thesis research in addition to mentoring of the funded Post-Doctoral Fellows, visiting Ph.D. & MS researchers, visiting professors, adjunct faculty members and undergraduate research students. He has graduated and mentored more than 85 BS/MS/Ph.D. students and visiting scholars. His research interests are mostly related to the antenna theory and design, microwave passive devices and novel electromagnetic materials.

He received NSF's prestigious CAREER award in the year 2009. He received IEEE AP-Society’s prestigious Harold A. Wheeler Prize Paper Award in 2015 for a co-authored paper with his Ph. D. student and a collaborator from UCSD. He also received the Young Scientist Award of URSI Commission B, Field & Waves, during URSI Triennial International Symposium on Electromagnetic Theory, Pisa, Italy in 2004. He served as an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation journal for two terms. Currently, he is serving as Associate Editor for the IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters (AWPL) since March 2017.