Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Arizona
1230 E Speedway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85721
Richard W Ziolkowski (ScB, Magna cum Laude with Honors, 1974, Brown University; MS, 1975, and PhD, 1980, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, all in Physics) is the Litton Industries John M Leonis Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and is a Professor in the College of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona.
He was awarded an honorary doctoral degree (Doctor Technish Honoris Causa) from the Technical University of Denmark in 2012. He was the 2014-2015 Australian DSTO Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Advanced Science and Technology and was attached to the Aerospace Composite Technologies team of the Defence Science and Technology Organization (DSTO, now DSTG) at Fisherman"s Bend, Melbourne, Australia. He was the Computational Electronics and Electromagnetics Thrust Area Leader in the Engineering Research Division at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory before joining the University of Arizona in 1990.
Professor Ziolkowski is a Fellow of both the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Optical Society of America (OSA). He was President of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society in 2005. He is also actively involved with the URSI, OSA and SPIE professional societies. His research interests include the application of new mathematical and numerical methods to linear and nonlinear problems dealing with the interaction of acoustic and electromagnetic waves with complex media, metamaterials, and realistic structures.