A Alphones received his B.Tech. from Madras Institute of Technology in 1982, M.Tech. from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur in 1984 and Ph.D. degree in Optically Controlled Millimeter wave Circuits from Kyoto Institute of Technology (Japan) in 1992. He was a JSPS visiting fellow from 1996-97 at Japan. During 1997-2001, he was with Centre for Wireless Communications, National University of Singapore involved in the research on optically controlled passive/active devices. Since 2001 he is Professor with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He has 30 years of research experience. He has published and presented over 300 technical papers in peer reviewed International Journals/ Conferences. His current interests are electro-magnetic analysis on planar RF circuits and integrated optics, microwave photonics, visible light communication and positioning, metamaterial based leaky wave antennas and wireless power transfer technologies. He was involved many IEEE flagship conferences held in Singapore and General Chair of APMC 2009, MWP 2011 and TENCON 2016. He was the chairman of IEEE Singapore section during 2015-2016, 2018 and a senior member of IEEE. He is also the panel member of IEEE Conference Quality Committee.
History of Electromagnetics
Today the wireless communications became inevitable in human life. For this development electromagnetics, radiation principles are the backbones. This talk will provide the overview of electromagnetics history and relevant information about contributors until the mobile communications era.