This talk will present a brief overview of the activities in the microwave group at the University of Colorado, Boulder, in areas including X-band high-efficiency transmitters for broadband high peak-to-average ratio signals, radar transmitters with improved spectral confinement, devices for medical applications of microwaves such as microwave core-body thermometry and travelling-wave MRI, and wireless powering from very low power density far-field harvesting to kW-level near-field powering of vehicles in motion.
Zoya Popovic is a Distinguished Professor and the Lockheed Martin Endowed Chair of Electrical Engineering at the University of Colorado. She obtained her Dipl.Ing. degree at the University of Belgrade, Serbia, and her Ph.D. at Caltech. She has graduated over 55 PhDs and currently advises 12 doctoral students in various areas of high-frequency electronics and microwave engineering. She is a Fellow of the IEEE, a foreign member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, and the recipient of two IEEE MTT Microwave Prizes for best journal papers, the White House NSF Presidential Faculty Fellow award, the URSI Issac Koga Gold Medal, the ASEE/HP Terman Medal and the German Humboldt Research Award. She was named IEEE MTT Distinguished Educator in 2013 and University of Colorado Distinguished Research Lecturer in 2015. She has a husband physicist and three daughters who can all solder.