Notaros selected to lead preeminent computational electromagnetics society

University Distinguished Teaching Scholar Branislav Notaros working with a student on electromagnetic simulations.
Branislav Notaros, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, working with a student on electromagnetic simulations.

Branislav Notaros is an expert in applied computational electromagnetics – a field that models and designs electromagnetic structures and systems to enable state-of-the-art technologies, from 5G communication networks to radars for weather forecasting to magnetic resonance imaging for healthcare.

The University Distinguished Teaching Scholar has been selected to serve as president of the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society, or ACES. His two-year term commenced this month.

“I am pretty proud and honored to be given this responsibility by my peers, and for the opportunity to help advance the society,” Notaros said.

Leader in electromagnetics education and research

In his new leadership role, Notaros will help drive the strategic direction of ACES to benefit the engineering profession and humanity. He will lead initiatives to facilitate collaboration and innovation amongst the technical community through conferences, publications, user groups, professional development, and more.

Notaros’ appointment to president builds on his international reputation for excellence in the field. At every stage in his career, Notaros has worked to fully integrate his teaching, research, and outreach initiatives.

“Being a true teacher-scholar has always been my goal,” Notaros said.

His achievements as a researcher and educator are evidence he’s achieving that goal.

Recognized around the world for his effective teaching practices, Notaros has been honored with the Undergraduate Teaching Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), ECE Distinguished Educator Award from the American Society for Engineering Education, Carnegie Foundation’s Colorado Professor of the Year, and CSU System Board of Governors Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award.

For his research contributions, Notaros received the ACES Technical Achievement Award in 2019 and was named a Fellow of ACES in 2017 – an honor reserved for a select few members of the society. He is also a Fellow of the IEEE and was awarded the IEEE Microwave Prize and IEE Marconi Premium – two of the highest international research awards in the wireless and microwaves area.

Notaros’ current research interests are in the areas of higher order computational electromagnetics, uncertainty quantification, medical magnetic resonance imaging, in-situ and remote sensing of snow, cyber-physical systems, antenna design, and telemedicine. His research is supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and National Institutes of Health. He has published numerous print and electronic resources for undergraduate education, including the widely used textbook, Electromagnetics.

Prior to being named president of ACES, Notaros served on its board of directors and held the positions of secretary and vice president of the society.