Elena Semouchkina

Elena Semouchkina


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  • Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Physics
  • PhD, Materials (Engineering option), Pennsylvania State University
  • PhD, Physics and Mathematics, Tomsk State University
  • MS, Electrical Engineering, Tomsk State University


Elena Semouchkina is an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Michigan Tech and an adjunct professor at the Pennsylvania State University. She received an MS in Electrical Engineering and a PhD in Physics and Mathematics from Tomsk State University, in Russia, and a second PhD in Materials from Penn State. Before joining the Penn State faculty, Semouchkina had been working in prominent Russian scientific centers, i.e., Siberian Physics-Technical Research Institute, Ioffe Physics-Technical Institute of Russian Academy of Science, and St. Petersburg State Technical University. She was a recipient of the best PhD thesis award from the Penn State Materials Research Institute, and the NSF Fellows Award from the ADVANCE Program: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers. Semouchkina is an associate editor of the IEEE Antenna and Wireless Propagation Letters, a panelist of the National Science Foundation, and an expert of the Directorate-General for Research of the European Commission and of the French National Research Agency. She is a co-organizer of the IEEE Women in Electromagnetics (WiEM) Workshop and a member of the International Program Committee of the IASTED International Conference on Antennas, Radar and Wave Propagation.

Job Opening

There is an open PhD position in the field of photonic crystals & metamaterials. Contact esemouch@mtu.edu

Areas of Interest

  • Computational electromagnetic analysis
  • Computer-aided design and development of microwave and photonic devices
  • Dielectric metamaterials and photonic crystals
  • Electromagnetic cloaking
  • High-contrast materials integration
  • Materials and device characterization at microwaves

Recent Publications

  • B. Seifi, E. Semouchkina, M. Lanagan, and T. Neuberger, “Approaches to designing micro-solenoidal RF probes for 14 T MRI studies of millimeter-range sized objects”, Concepts in Magnetic Resonance Part B: Magnetic Resonance Engineering, v. 46B, no. 4, pp. 178-185, 2017.

  • E. Semouchkina, R. Duan, N. Gandji, S. Jamilan, G. Semouchkin, and R. Pandey, “Superluminal Media Formed by Photonic Crystals for Transformation Optics-Based Invisibility Cloaks”, Journal of Optics, “Special Issue on Transformation Optics”, v. 22, 044007 (11pp), 2016.  

  • N. Gandji, A. Palle, G. Semouchkin, and E. Semouchkina, “Field-Simulation Based Engineering of RF Antenna Probes with Nonuniform Substrates for High-Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging Systems”, ACES Journal, v. 31, pp. 492-497, 2016.

  • E. Semouchkina, R. Duan, G. Semouchkin, and R. Pandey, “Sensing Based on Fano-Type Resonance Response of All-Dielectric Metamaterials”, Sensors, Special Issue “Metamaterial-Inspired Sensors”, v. 15, no. 4, p. 9344-9359, 2015.
  • R. Duan, E. Semouchkina, and R. Pandey, “Geometric Optics-Based Multiband Cloaking of Large Objects with the Wave Phase and Amplitude Preservation”, Optics Express, v. 22, no. 22, p. 27193-27202, 2014.
  • F. Chen, X. Wang, G. Semouchkin, and E. Semouchkina, “Effects of Inductive Waves on Multi-Band Below-Cut-off Transmission in Waveguides Loaded with Dielectric Metamaterials”, American Institute of Physics (AIP) Advances, v. 4, no. 10, p. 107129-1-107129-15, 2014.
  • X. Wang and E. Semouchkina, "A Route for Efficient Non-Resonance Cloaking by Using Multilayer Dielectric Coating", Applied Physics Letters, v. 102, p. 113506, 2013.
  • X. Wang, F. Chen, and E. Semouchkina, “Spherical Cloaking Using Multilayer Shells of Ordinary Dielectrics”, American Institute of Physics (AIP) Advances, v. 3, p. 112111-1-112111-7, 2013.