Inventing a Better Antenna
Electrical and Computer Engineering Professors Carmine Vittoria & Vincent Harris were awarded a patent for creating an “Antenna Module having Reduced Size, High Gain, and Increased Power Efficiency”.
Carmine Vittoria received his PH.D. in applied quantum physics from Yale University in 1970. He was employed at the Naval Research Laboratory as a physicist. Topics of research included: magnetstrictive planar devices, magnetostatic delay lines, composite electrical and magnetic materials, computer circuits on first Navy computer, ferrites, production of planar devices. He is employed at Northeastern University as a full professor. At NU, he has established a world class research laboratory in the development of new microwave materials. Fabricated mixer devices using high Tc superconducting devices, sub-micron planar devices, security tag devices, magnetic transducers, artificial ferrite materials, and a number of planar filter devices.
Professor Harris holds the William Lincoln Smith Chair in Northeastern University's Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. He was appointed to this position in 2003. Prior to joining NU, he was the Head of the the Materials Physics Branch at the Naval Research Laboratory. As Branch Head his responsibilities included the technical oversight of over 40 scientists and the management of over 9M$/yr of funding. Professor Harris is now the Director of the Magnetic Materials Laboratory at NU.