Elena Semouchkina

Elena Semouchkina


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Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Adjunct 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.

Areas of Interest

  • Computational electromagnetic analysis
  • Computer-aided design of microwave and photonic devices
  • Electromagnetic metamaterials and their applications
  • Materials integration for device prototyping
  • Materials and device characterization at microwaves

Recent Publications

  • F. Namin, T. G. Spence, D. H. Werner, and E. Semouchkina, “Broadband, Miniaturized Stacked-Patch Antennas for L-Band Operation Based on Magneto-Dielectric Substrates”, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 58, no.9, September 2010.
  • Semouchkina, E., Werner, D., Semouchkin, G. B., Pantano, C., "An Infrared Invisibility Cloak Composed of Glass", Applied Physics Letters. Vol. 96, no. 23, June 2010.
  • E. Semouchkina, Development of Miniature Microwave Components by Using High Contrast Dielectrics, book Chapter in “Microwave and Millimeter Wave Technologies from Photonic Bandgap Devices to Antenna and Applications”, ISBN: 978-953-7619-99-4, INTECH, March 2010.
  • E. Semouchkina, Analysis of Microwave Resonance Structures by Using the FDTD Method: Capacitors, Microstrip Antennas, and Microstrip Resonators, ISBN: 978-3-639-18899-8,VDM Verlag Dr. Muller, April 2010.
  • K. Haines, J. A. Muniz, I. S. Masad, E. Semouchkina, M. Lanagan, A. Webb, and S. Grant, “MR Microimaging with a Cylindrical Ceramic Dielectric Resonator at 21.1 T,” Proc. of 51st ENC Experimental Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Conference, Daytona Beach, Fl, April 2010.
  • K. Haines, T. Neuberger, M. Lanagan, E. Semouchkina, and A. G. Webb, “High Q Calcium Titanate Cylindrical Dielectric Resonators for Magnetic Resonance Microimaging,” Journal of Magnetic Resonance, vol. 200, Issue 2, 349-353, October 2009.
  • E. Semouchkina, D. H. Werner, and C. Pantano, "An Optical Cloak Composed of Identical Chalcogenide Glass Resonators," Proc. of the Metamaterials’2009, 3rd International Congress on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and Optics, London, United Kingdom, September 2009.
  • E. Semouchkina, D. H. Werner, P. L. Werner, C. Pantano, and D.-H. Kwon, "The Design of Optical Cloaks Based on Dielectric Resonator Arrays Comprised of Chalcogenide Glass," IEEE AP-S International Symposium, Charleston, SC, June 2009.
  • F. Namin, T. G. Spence, D. H. Werner, and E. Semouchkina, "Broadband, Miniaturized Stacked-Patch Antenna Based on Magneto-Dielectric Substrates for L-Band Operation," IEEE AP-S International Symposium, Charleston, SC, June 2009.