Yahya Rahmat-Samii
Class of Natural Sciences
Membership: Foreign Member
Since: 2001
Title: Prof.
Discipline: Electrical technology
Affiliation: Associated with the University of California, LA
Prof. Rahmat-Samii has had pioneering research contributions in diverse areas of electromagnetics, antennas, measurement and diagnostics techniques, numerical and asymptotic methods, satellite and personal communications, human/antenna interactions, RFID and implanted antennas in medical applications, frequency selective surfaces, electromagnetic band-gap structures, applications of the genetic algorithms and particle swarm optimizations, etc.,  His original antenna designs are on many NASA/JPL spacecrafts for planetary, remote sensing and Cubesat missions.
Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Senior Research Scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory van de NASA (until 1989); Professor (1989), Distinguished Professor (2000), President (2000-05) Electrical Engineering Department, University of California (UCLA); Director Antenna Research Application and Measurements Lab (ARAM).
Henry Booker Award of URSI (1986), Wheeler Award (1991, 1994), IEEE Third Millennium Medal (2000), AMTA Distinguished Achievement Award (2000), Dr. h.c. University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain (2001), NASA Certificate of Recognitions and Prize Award (2004), URSI Booker Gold Medal (2005), John Kraus Antenna Award (2016), NASA Group Achievement Award (2016), ACES Computational Electromagnetics Award (2017), Ellis Island Medal of Honor (2019).
President (1995) IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society; Life of URSI and National Academy of Engineering (VS).