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U.S. National Committee for URSi

USNC-URSI

 United States National Committee for the

International Union of Radio Science Membership
 

OFFICERS (2018–2020)
 
Chair

Rengarajan BW New PicSembiam Rengarajan
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
California State University
Northridge, California 91330-8346
Tel: 818-677-3571
Fax: 818-667-7062
E-mail: srengarajan@csun.edu

Secretary and Chair-Elect 

Mike Newkirk PictureMichael H. Newkirk
Applied Physics Laboratory
The Johns Hopkins University
Tel: 240-228-6976
Fax: 240-228-5494
E-mail: Michael.Newkirk@jhuapl.edu




Immediate Past Chair

David Jackson
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204-4005
Tel: 713-743-4426
Fax: 713-743-4444
E-mail: djackson@uh.edu



Accounts Manager

Gary S. Brown
Bradley Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, VA 24060-0111
Tel: 540-231-4467
Fax 540-231-3362
E-mail: randem@vt.edu



EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS – VOTING

 
COMMISSION CHAIRS (2018–2020)

Commission A: Electromagnetic Metrology
Jeanne Quimby
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Boulder, CO 80305
Tel: 303-497-4217
Fax: 303-497-3122
E-mail: jeanne.quimby@nist.gov 

Commission B: Fields and Waves
Jamesina Simpson
University of Utah
50 S. Central Campus Dr., Rm 2210
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Tel: 801-585-6929
Fax: 801-581-5281
E-mail: jamesina.simpson@utah.edu
 
Commission C: Radio-Communication Systems and Signal Processing
Eric L. Mokole
Signal Processing/T823
The MITRE Corporation/Programs & Technology
Mail Stop: J710
7515 Coleshire Drive
McLean, VA 22102-7508
Tel: 703-983-3349 OR 571-224-4773
Fax: 703-983-6501
E-mail: eric.mokole@outlook.com

Commission D: Electronics and Photonics
Negar Ehsan
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
8800 Greenbelt Rd.
Code 555, Bldg. 19, Rm. N1
Greenbelt, MD, 20771
Tel: 301-286-8406
E-mail: negar.ehsan@nasa.gov

Commission E: Electromagnetic Environment and Interference
Larry Cohen
Naval Research Laboratory
4555 Overlook Ave. S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20375
Tel: 202-404-7726
E-mail: Lawrence.cohen@nrl.navy.mil
Commission F: Wave Propagation and Remote Sensing
Kamal Sarabandi
University of Michigan
3228 EECS Bldg. 1301 Beal
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Tel: 734-936-1575
E-mail: saraband@umich.edu

Commission G: Ionospheric Radio and Propagation
Attila Komjathy
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91109
Tel: 818-393-6828
E-mail: Attila.komjathy@jpl.nasa.gov

Commission H: Waves in Plasmas
Robert Moore
University of Florida 
NEB 557 PO Box 116130
Gainesville, FL 32606
Tel: 352-514-5705
E-mail: moore@ce.ufl.edu

Commission J: Radio Astronomy
Jeff Mangum 
National Radio Astronomy Observatory
520 Edgemont Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Tel: 510-520-9077
Fax: 510-642-3411
E-mail: jmangum@nrao.edu

Commission K: Electromagnetics in Biology and Medicine
Majid Manteghi
302 Whittemore (0001)
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Tel: 540-231-6834
Fax: 540-231-3362
E-mail: manteghi@vt.edu


MEMBERS AT LARGE (2018–2020)

Reyhan Baktur
Utah State University
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Logan, UT 84322-4120
Tel: 435-797-2955
Fax: 435-797-3054
E-mail: reyhan.baktur@usu.edu

Albin Gasiewski
University of Colorado at Boulder
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
0425 UCB/ECOT 246
Boulder, CO 80309-0425
Tel: 303-492-9688
Fax: 303-492-2758
E-mail: al.gasiewski@colorado.edu

Wayne Scales
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 
Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
203 Whittemore (0001)
Tel: 540-231-5622 
Fax: 540-231-3362
E-mail: wscales@vt.edu
Susan Hagness 
3423 Engineering Hall
1415 Engineering Drive
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Madison, WI 53706
Tel: 608-265-5739
Fax: 608-262-1267
E-mail: hagness@engr.wisc.edu

Mahta Moghaddam
University of Southern California
Dept. of Electrical Engineering
3737 Watt Way
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0271
Tel: 213-740-4712
Fax: 213-740-8677
E-mail: mahta@usc.edu

Zoya Popovic
University of Colorado, Boulder
Dept. of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering
425 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0425
Tel: 303-492-0374
Fax: 303-492-2758
E-mail: Zoya.Popovic@colorado.edu


URSI OFFICERS AND REPRESENTATIVES FROM U.S. (2018–2020)

URSI Vice-President and Assistant Secretary General
Piergiorgio L.E. Uslenghi
University of Illinois, Chicago
Department of ECE, College of Engineering
851 South Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60607-7053
E-mail: uslenghi@uic.edu

Vice-Chair, URSI Commission B:
John L. Volakis
Florida State University
Dean, College of Engineering
10555 W. Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33174
Tel: 305-348-1197
Fax: 305-348-1401
E-mail: jvolakis@fiu.edu

Chair, URSI Commission C:
Amir Zaghloul
U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Tel: 301-394-0886
Fax: 301-394-5132
E-mail: amirz@vt.edu or amir.zaghloul.civ@mail.mil

Chair, URSI Commission F:
V. Chandrasekar
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1373
Tel: 970-491-7981
Fax: 970-491-2249
E-mail: chandra@engr.colostate.edu
Chair, URSI Commission G:
Patricia Doherty
Institute for Scientific Research
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Tel: 617-552-8767
Fax: 617-552-2818
E-mail: patricia.doherty@bc.edu

Chair, URSI Commission J:
Richard Bradley
National Radio Astronomy Observatory
NRAO Technology Center
1180 Boxwood Estate Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903-4608
Tel: 434-296-0291
Fax: 434-296-0324
E-mail: rbradley@nrao.edu

URSI Assistant Secretary-General -- GASS and Publications:
W. Ross Stone
Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine & Radio Science Bulletin
Stoneware Limited
San Diego, CA 92106
Tel: 619-222-1915
Fax: 619-222-1606
E-mail: r.stone@ieee.org

SOCIETY REPRESENTATIVES (2018–2020) 
  • American Astronomical Society (AAS): David DeBoer, University of California, Berkeley
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU): Fabiano S. Rodrigues, University of Texas at Dallas
  • American Meteorological Society (AMS): William J. Blackwell, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S): Danilo Erricolo, University of Illinois, Chicago
  • IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS): V. Chandrasekar, Colorado State University
  • IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques (MTT-S): Steven C. Reising, Colorado State University
  • National Academy of Sciences (NAS): Jack Welch, University of California, Berkeley

EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS – NON VOTING

GOVERNMENT LIAISON REPRESENTATIVES
Richard E. Barvainis
Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences
National Science Foundation
MPS-AST
4201 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22230
Tel: 703-292-4891
Fax: 703-292-9034
E-mail: rbarvai@nsf.gov

Chris Holloway
Electromagnetics Division
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Boulder, CO 80305-3337
Tel: 303-497-6184
Fax: 303-497-6665
E-mail: christopher.holloway@nist.gov
Sadasiva M. Rao
Code #5314 Radar Division
Naval Research Laboratory
Washington, DC 20375
Tel: 202-404-1985
Fax: 202-767-6276
E-mail: sadasiva.rao@nrl.navy.mil
 
 STUDENT TRAVEL PROGRAM & PAPER COMPETITION
Erdem Topsakal
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Virginia Commonwealth University
601 West Main Street
P.O. Box 843072
Richmond, VA 23284-3072
Tel: 804-828-1313
Fax: 804-827-0006
E-mail: etopsakal@vcu.edu
 

IEEE AP-S/USNC-URSI JOINT MEETINGS COMMITTEE
W. Ross Stone
Editor-in-Chief
IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine & Radio Science Bulletin
Stoneware Limited
San Diego, CA 92106
Tel: 619-222-1915
Fax: 619-222-1606
E-mail: r.stone@ieee.org

Gary S. Brown
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Bradley Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Blacksburg, VA 24060-0111
Tel: 540-231-4467
Fax: 540-231-3362
E-mail: randem@vt.edu
Susan Hagness 
3423 Engineering Hall
1415 Engineering Drive
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Madison, WI 53706
Tel: 608-265-5739
Fax: 608-262-1267
E-mail: hagness@engr.wisc.edu

Yahya Rahmat-Samii
University of California, Los Angeles
6731K Boelter Hall, Electrical Engineering Department
Los Angeles, CA 91403
Tel: 310-206-2275
E-mail: rahmat@ee.ucla.edu

 
URSI Honorary Members (Indefinite)
Chalmers Butler
Past URSI Vice President
Milton W. Holcombe Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Clemson University
336 Fluor Daniel Engineering Innovation Building
Clemson, SC 29634-0915
Tel: 864-656-5922
Fax: 864-656-7220
E-mail: chalmers.butler@ ces.clemson.edu
 

FOREIGN SECRETARY OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES 
  • John G. Hildrebrand (NAS); Department of Neuroscience; University of Arizona; Tucson, AZ 85721-0077; Tel: 520-621-6626; Fax: 520-621-8282; E-mail: jhildebr@email.arizona.edu 
NRSM CONFERENCE COORDINATOR
  • Christina Patarino; CU Conference Services; University of Colorado at Boulder; Tel: 303-492-5153; Fax: 303-492-5959; E-mail: christina.patarino@colorado.edu
NATIONAL ACADEMIES STAFF  
  • Ana Ferreras, Senior Program Officer, Board on International Scientific Organizations; The National Academies; 500 Fifth Street, N.W.; Washington, DC 20001; Phone: 202-334-1697; Fax: 202-334-2231; E-mail: aferreras@nas.edu 
  • Pam Gamble, Administrative Associate, Board on International Scientific Organizations; The National Academies; 500 Fifth Street, N.W.; Washington, DC 20001; Phone: 202-334-2688; Fax: 202-334-2231; E-mail: pgamble@nas.edu

IMPORTANT WEB ADDRESSES 
 
USNC-URSI Home Page: http://www.usnc-ursi.org
USNC-URSI January Meeting: http://www.nrsmboulder.org

 

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number AST-1708170. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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