Ed Rothwell, a professor of the department of electrical and computer engineering, is named the inaugural Dennis P. Nyquist Endowed Professor in Electromagnetics, one of the most prestigious appointments of the College of Engineering. Congratulations!
Dr. Rothwell received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Michigan Technological University in 1979, the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 1980, and the degree of electrical engineer from Stanford in 1982. He graduated with his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Michigan State in 1985, where he studied under K.M. Chen and held the Dean's Distinguished Fellowship. He worked for Raytheon Co. Microwave and Power Tube Division from 1979-1982, and for MIT Lincoln Laboratory in 1985. He has been at Michigan State University from 1985-1990 as an assistant professor of electrical engineering, from 1990-1998 as an associate professor, from 1998 as professor, and served as ECE Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies from 2014-2017.
Dr. Rothwell has published more than 450 journal and conference papers and three books. The third edition of his textbook on Electromagnetics is due to publish in 2018. In 2007, MSU and Delphi Technologies launched the startup company Monarch Antennas to commercialize his patented work on self-structuring antennas. He has graduated 21 Ph.D. and 20 master’s thesis students, and has been PI or co-PI on more than 70 externally funded research grants and contracts. He was elected a Fellow of IEEE in 2005 for his work on radar target identification, and is a four-time winner of the MSU College of Engineering Withrow Teaching Excellence Award. His other awards include the MSU Distinguished Faculty Award, the MSU College of Engineering Withrow Distinguished Scholar Award, the MSU Alumni Club of Mid-Michigan Quality in Undergraduate Teaching Award, and the IEEE SE Michigan Section Outstanding Professional Award.