Elena Semouchkina

Elena Semouchkina


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  • Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Affiliated 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 a 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