Advanced Topics in Electrical Engineering

Advanced Topics in Electrical Engineering –

Applications of Electromagnetism in Selected Contemporary Topics

Course Description:

A graduate level course on Electromagnetism (EM) aimed at applying the principles of EM in the state-of-the-art research and technologies. Fundamentals of EM will be covered in class. Each student will work in depth on a selected topic.

Fundamental Topics to be Covered in Class:

  • Maxwell equations
  • Waves and fields
  • Dipole radiation
  • Scattering and diffraction
  • Magnetism
  • Waveguides (more on metal and plasmonic)

Potential Topics for Individual Students*:

  • Plasmonics for light localization and guiding
  • Negative refractive index and metamaterials
  • Metal optics and optical antennas
  • Near-field optics, NSOM
  • THz technology
  • Liquid Crystal Displays
  • Inductive RFID coupling

* Exact topics will be selected in discussion with the students.

Textbooks (Recommended):

  • Classical Electrodynamics by John David Jackson  
  • Theory and Computation of Electromagnetic Fields by Jian-Ming Jin     


Instructors and Assistants