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Veysel Demir, Ph.D.
Associate Professor


Electrical Engineering


  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Syracuse University (2004)
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Syracuse University (2002)

Research Interests

  • Computational electromagnetics
  • Electromagnetics
  • RF and Microwave circuits
  • Antennas and arrays
  • Chiral materials
  • Microwave Imaging

Selected Projects

  • "Design of a Handheld RFID Reader," funded by QEMTEK Communications and Consulting, Inc.
  • "Theoretical Investigation on the Use of Microwave Imaging for Bone Densitometry," funded by Polar Technology Development Centre Ind. Trade Inc.

Professional Associations and Honors

  • Member of SigmaXi (2010-present)
  • Member of Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES) (2004-present)
  • Member of IEEE (2000-present)
  • Reneissance Scholarship Award (2000-2004)

Selected Publications

  • Mohamed Bakr, Atef Z. Elsherbeni and Veysel Demir, "Adjoint Sensitivity Analysis of High Frequency Structures with MATLAB," SciTech Publishing (2017).
  • Veysel Demir, "Formulations for Modling Voltage Sources with RLC Impedences in the FDTD Method," Journal of the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES), vol. 31, no. 9, pp. 1020-1027, September 2016.
  • Veysel Demir and Atef Z. Elsherbeni, "The Finite-Difference Time-Domain Method for Electromagnetics with MATLAB Simulations," (ACES Series on Computational Electromagnetics and Engineering) 2nd Edition, SciTech Publishing (2015).
  • Veysel Demir, "Graphics Processor Unit (GPU) acceleration of Finite-Difference Frequency-Domain (FDFD) method," Progress in Electromagnetics Research M, vol. 23, pp. 29-51, 2012.
  • Veysel Demir and Atef Z. Elsherbeni, "Programming Finite-Difference Time-Domain for Graphics Processor Units Using Compute Unified Device Architecture," 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and CNC-USNC/URSI Radio Science Meeting, Toronto, ON Canada, July 11-17, 2010.
  • Veysel Demir and Atef Z. Elsherbeni, "Compute Unified Device Architecture (CUDA) Based Finite-Difference Time-Domain (FDTD) Implementation," Journal of the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES), vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 303-314, April 2010.
  • Veysel Demir, "A Stacking Scheme to Improve the Efficiency of Finite-Difference Time-Domain Solutions on Graphics Processing Units," Journal of the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES), vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 323-330, April 2010.

Work Experience

  • Department of Electrical Engineering, NIU (2007-present)
  • Electrical Engineering Department, University of Mississippi (2004-2007)
  • Sonnet Software, Inc. Liverpool, NY (2000-2004)
  • Pamukbank, Software Development Department, Istanbul, Turkey (1997-2000).

Other Significant Projects/Interests

Finite Difference Time Domain Technique; Finite Difference Frequency Domain Technique; Electromagnetic simulation of chiral materials; Interactions and visualization of electromagnetic waves with human body using the FDFD technique; Microstrip and stripline circuits analysis and design; Microstrip antenna analysis and design; Wideband antenna array analysis and design.

Veysel Demir


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