Alexopoulos, Nicolaos G.
Nicolaos G. Alexopoulos, Former Chair and Professor
National Academy of Engineering, 2007
Orange County IEEE, Engineer of the Year Award, 2000
Fellow, IEEE, 1986
IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, Schelkunoff Best Journal Publication Award, 1998 and 1985
Nicolaos Alexopoulos was born in Athens, Greece on March 30, 1942 and graduated from the 8th Gymnasium in 1959. He received B.Sc., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1965, 1967 and 1968 respectively.
In 1969, he joined the faculty of University of California in Los Angeles, School of Engineering and Applied Science in the Department of Electrical Engineering. He served the school as Associate Dean for faculty affairs from 1986 to 1987 and he was Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering from 1987 until 1992. In January 1997 he moved to University of California in Irvine as a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. In concurrent years, he also served as the Dean of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering. Since August 1, 2008, he had been with Broadcom Corporation as Vice President for RF Technologies, Antennas and University Relations.
Over the years he has also served as consultant to various domestic and foreign corporations and the U.S. Government. He has been a member and an editor-in-chief of the editorial board of professional journals. He has authored with his students over 300 refereed journal and conference proceeding papers. Ten of his refereed journal publications have been included in special volumes highlighting significant contributions to the field. Five of his Publications are considered as Benchmark Papers in the Field. He is the co-author of several book chapters.
He is highly cited in Computer Science (top 0.01%), has received an Honorary Doctorate from the National Technical University of Athens, and an Honorary Doctor of Science from Chapman University. He has 11 issued Patents and more than 20 pending.
He was elected to the United States National Academy of Engineering with a citation, “For contributions to microwave circuits, antennas, and structures for low observable technologies, and for contributions in engineering education”.
Dr. Alexopoulos’ interests lie in electromagnetic theory, integrated microwave circuits, micro strip antennas and arrays, multi-function antennas, non-reciprocal materials, numerical methods, and percolation theory and applications. His research activities focus on the modeling and design of three-dimensional integrated circuits and printed antennas in multi-layered materials, wireless communication antennas and systems. His study has expanded to interconnect problems in complex networks, novel materials and intelligent structures, and computational methods. He foresees that the applications for his research lie in the development of wireless communication networks that will extend the reach and capacity of the internet.
Awards and Recognitions
- 2010 Honorary Doctorate in Science Chapman University
- 2008 American Electronics Association, Engineering the Future Lifetime Award
- 2008 Forum for Corporate Directors, Orange County, Chairman’s Award (a rare award)
- 2007 National Academy of Engineering, "For contributions to microwave circuits, antennas, and structures for low observable technologies, and for contributions in engineering education.”
- 2005 Honorary
Doctorate from The National Technical University of Athens, Greece
- 2002 American Hellenic Council of California Award for “Contributions to Hellenism in the USA”.
- 2001 Orange County Engineering Council, Engineering Educator of the
- 2000 Orange County IEEE, Engineer of the Year Award
- 1986 IEEE Fellow, "For contributions to the understanding of substrate-superstrate effects on printed circuit antennas and integrated microwave circuits."
- 1998 IEEE Antennas and Propagation
Society, Schelkunoff Best Journal Publication Award (resulting from Dr. Chinglung Chen’s UCLA Ph.D. Thesis)
- 1985 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, Schelkunoff Best Journal Publication Award, (resulting from Chancellor Linda Katehi’s UCLA Ph.D. Thesis)
- He is highly cited (top 0.01%) in Computer Science, (several of his papers have been extensively cited by Design Software Companies).
- Five of his publications are considered as benchmark papers in the field.
- Ten of his refereed journal publications have been included in special volumes highlighting significant contributions to the field.