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Prof. Harris and Vittoria receive $375K DARPA Grant

The Center for Microwave Magnetic Materials and Integrated Circuits (or CM3IC) was established in the Fall of 2004 by a grant from the 108th Congress to be administered through the Office of Naval Research. The CM3IC is a research organization located at Northeastern University that combines multidisciplinary expertise to develop novel microwave magnetic materials and device solutions for use in microwave electronics and multifunctional integrated circuits. The goals of the CM3IC are to develop leading edge technologies that operate well beyond current operational limits, especially in the area of radar and other high frequency electromagnetic devices. The CM3IC works closely with the Department of Defense to facilitate the transfer of novel and advanced technologies from the University to the DOD and its contractors. In addition, the Center is intended to revitalize the field of microwave magnetics by increasing the number of well-trained students, engineers and scientists.

The Directors of this center are University Distinguished Professor Vincent Harris and Distinguished Professor Carmine Vittoria. 

Vincent Harris has had a distinguished career as an engineer, scientist, inventor, entrepreneur and leader of engineers and scientists for more than 25 years. His professional preparation includes the Ph.D. (NU-EE), M.Sc. (NU-ME, MSE), M.Sc. (U. Md.-Eng. Mgt.), M.Sc. (U. Penn.-Exec. Tech. Mgt.), and B.Sc. (NU-ME) degrees. He presently holds the position of University Distinguished Professor and William Lincoln Smith Chair Professor of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Northeastern University. In 2004, he founded and assumed Directorship of the Center for Microwave Magnetic Materials and Integrated Circuits (CM3IC): a Center internationally renowned for its accomplishments in microwave materials and devices. The mission of the CM3IC is to develop next generation microwave materials and device solutions for radar and wireless communication technologies for U.S. Defense and commercial industries. As Director of the CM3IC, Harris has raised more than 12 M$ of federal research funds since 2004. Total federal agency funds raised throughout his career exceed 32 M$. He is Founder and Chairman of the Board of the NEU spinout Metamagnetics Inc. (Canton, MA USA). Metamagnetics is a small, veteran-owned, for-profit business that provides electromagnetic solutions to meet the needs of the commercial and defense community in the area of communications and radar.

Carmine Vittoria has also had a very distinguished career with a PhD degree in physics from Yale University and over 25 years of teaching at Northeastern University. Along with his accomplishments are IEEE Lifetime Fellow, and APS Fellow. His current areas of research activity and interest are: 

Development of ferrite nonreciprocal dielectric image guides.
Microwave characterization measurements of a single crystal iron film on GaAs prepared by molecular beam epitaxy.
Theoretical development of magnetic superlattice structures – artificial structures.
Basic research efforts in understanding of microwave properties of ferrite materials.
Understanding of microwave properties of magnetic dielectric and metallic film.
Application of high Tc superconducting materials to microwave devices.

 

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Related Faculty: Vincent G. Harris, Carmine Vittoria

Related Departments:Electrical & Computer Engineering