Said M. Mikki, Ph. D.

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Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering

Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science Department
Tagliatela College of Engineering
Education

Ph.D in Electrical Engineering, University of Mississippi

About Said

Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from the University of Mississippi in 2008, with an emphasis on global optimization, computational methods, and applied electromagnetics.

His dissertation included the development of new optimization methods, the quantum particle swarm optimization, with applications to array signal processing, imaging, and antenna modeling. He also worked on writing higher-order full-wave numerical solvers of Maxwell's equations using the Finite-Element Method (FEM), Method of Moment (MoM), and the Finite-Difference Time-Domain (FDTD). His research experience includes nano-scale structures, artificial materials for novel electromagnetic applications, and nonlinear systems in communication and signal processing problems.

While working as a research fellow in Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, he has developed in the period 2010-2015 new foundations for the electromagnetic theory of radiation near fields, and also proposed the antenna current Green's function (ACGF) as a general formalism suitable for the analysis of electromagnetic communication and energy-processing structures. His current research interests include spatial diversity and MIMO communication systems, Direction of Arrival (DoA) estimation and prediction, radar and sensor systems, novel numerical methods, nonlinear system theory, electromagnetic energy, electromagnetic mutual coupling, metamaterials, high-frequency circuit design, and new methods for the synthesis of antenna devices for wireless communications. Other research interests outside his professional field include continental philosophy, art, and the history of science.

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Key Publications

Said M. Mikki and Ahmed A. Kishk, “Quantum particle swarm optimization for electromagnetics,” IEEE Trans. Antennas Progat., vol. 54, pp. 2764-2775, Oct. 2006.

Said M. Mikki and Ahmed A. Kishk, “Theory and applications of infinitesimal dipole models for computational electromagnetics,”IEEE Trans. Antennas Progat., vol. 55, no. 5, May 2007.

Said M. Mikki and Ahmed Kishk, “Theory of optical scattering by carbon nanotubes,” Microwave & Optical Technology Letters, vol. 49, no. 10, pp. 2360-2364, October 2007.

Said M. Mikki and Ahmed A. Kishk, “A Symmetry-Based Formalism for the Electrodynamics of Nanotubes,” Progress In Electromagnetics Research, PIER 86, 111-134, 2008.

Said M. Mikki and Ahmed A. Kishk, “Mean-Field Electrodynamic theory of aligned carbon nanotube composites,” IEEE Trans. Antennas Progat., vol. 57, no. 5, pp. 1412-1419, May 2009.

Said M. Mikki and Ahmed Kishk, “Electromagnetic wave propagation in nonlocal media: negative group velocity and beyond,” Progress In Electromagnetics Research B, Vol. 14, 149-174, 2009.

Said M. Mikki and Ahmed A. Kishk, “Derivation of the dielectric tensor of carbon nanotubes using lattice dynamics formalism,” Progress In Electromagnetics Research B, Vol. 9, 1-26, 2008.

Said M. Mikki and Yahia Antar, “A theory of antenna electromagnetic near fields-Part I,” IEEE Trans. Antennas Progat., vol. 59,no. 12, pp. 4691–4705, December 2011.

Said M. Mikki and Yahia Antar, “A theory of antenna electromagnetic near fields-Part II,”  IEEE Trans. Antennas Progat., vol. 59,no. 12, pp. 4706 - 4724, December 2011.

Said M. Mikki and Yahia Antar, “The antenna current Greens formalism-Part I,” IEEE Trans. Antennas Progat., no. 9, vol. 61, pp. 4493-4504, September 2013.

Said M. Mikki and Yahia Antar, “The antenna current Greens formalism-Part II,” IEEE Trans. Antennas Progat., no. 9, vol. 61, pp. 4505-4519, September 2013.

Said Mikki and Yahia Antar, “A rigorous approach to mutual coupling in general antenna systems through perturbation theory,” IEEE Antennas and Wireless Communication Letters, vol. 14, pp. 115-118, 2014.

Said M. Mikki and Ahmed. A. Kishk, Particle Swarm Optimization: A Physics-Based Approach, Morgan & Claypool, 2007.

Said M. Mikki and Ahmed. A. Kishk, Nonlocal Electromagnetic Media: A Paradigm for Material Engineering, in Handbook of Microwave and Millimeter Wave Technologies, INTECH, 2010.

Said Mikki and Yahia Antar, Spatial Structures of Electromagnetic Fields: A new Approach to the Foundations of Applied Electromagnetic Theory, to be published by Artech House, 2015.

Said M. Mikki and Yahia Antar, “On Cross Correlation in Antenna Arrays with Applications to Spatial Diversity and MIMO Systems,”  IEEE Trans. Antennas Progat., no. 4, April 2015.

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