Yahya Rahmat-Samii

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Yahya Rahmat-Samii[1]
Born (1948-08-20) August 20, 1948 (age 70)
ResidenceUnited States
CitizenshipIranian American
Iran, U.S.
Alma materUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
AwardsMember of US National Academy of Engineering (2008)
Scientific career
FieldsElectrical Engineering
InstitutionsUniversity of California, Los Angeles

Yahya Rahmat-Samii (born August 20, 1948) is Professor and holder of the Northrop Grumman Chair in Electromagnetics at Electrical Engineering Department at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he teaches and conducts research on microwave transmission and radio antennas. He has made innovations in satellite communications antennas, personal communication antennas, wearable and implanted antennas for communications and biotelemetry, and antennas for remote sensing and radio astronomy applications. He is the Director of the UCLA Antenna Research, Analysis and Measurement Laboratory.[2]

Professor Rahmat-Samii received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering in 1970 from the University of Tehran, Iran, and the Master of Science in 1972 and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Electrical Engineering in 1975 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Before joining UCLA in 1989, he was a Senior Research Scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.[3]

Awards and honors[edit]


  • 2008: Electromagnetic Band Gap Structures in Antenna Engineering ISBN 052188991X .
  • 2006: (with J. Kim) Implanted Antennas in Medical Wireless Communications, Morgan and Claypool Publishers.
  • 1999: (with E. Michielssen as editors) Electromagnetic Optimization by Genetic Algorithms, Wiley, NY.
  • 1995: (with D. Hoppe) Impedance Boundary Conditions in Electromagnetics, Taylor & Francis, Washington, DC.


  1. ^ Yahya Rahmat-Samii was elected in 2008 as a member of National Academy of Engineering in Electronics, Communication & Information Systems Engineering for contributions to the design and measurement of reflector and handheld-device antennas.
  2. ^ UCLA Antenna Research, Analysis, and Measurement Laboratory at Department of Electrical Engineering, UCLA
  3. ^ Professor Rahmat-Samii at UCLA
  4. ^ Rahmat-Samii, NAE member from National Academy of Engineering
  5. ^ 1999 Distinguished Alumni Award, link from Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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