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Satish Udpa

University Distinguished Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), College of Engineering

Engineering Bldg, 428 S Shaw Ln Room 1416


Satish Udpa is a University Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, former Acting President of Michigan State University, and former Dean of the College of Engineering and a former Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His research interests span the broad area of materials characterization and nondestructive evaluation (NDE). His work includes an extensive ... repertoire of forward models for simulating physical processes underlying several inspection techniques. Coupled with careful experimental work, such forward models can be used for designing new sensors, optimizing test conditions, estimating the probability of detection, assessing designs for inspectability and training inverse models for characterizing defects. His expertise includes the development and design of novel transducers. Professor Udpa is currently serving as the Interim Director of Mobility and has an appointment in MSU's Ecology, Evolution and Behavior Program.

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Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Colorado State University 1983

M.S., Electrical Engineering, Colorado State University 1980

B.S., Electrical Engineering, J.N.T. University, India 1975


Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) and the Indian Society of Nondestructive Testing

Editor, ASNT Electromagnetic NDE Methods Handbook

Editor, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics (2007-2017) and the International Journal of Applied Electomagnetics (2011-2020)

Fellow, U.S. National Academy of Inventors


C. Ye, Y. Wang, M. Wang, L. Udpa, and S.S. Udpa, "Frequency Domain Analysis of Magnetic Field Images Obtained using TMR Array Sensors for Subsurface Defect Detection and Quantification," Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation, vol. 116, May 2020.

S. Mukherjee, X. Shi, S. Datta, Y. Deng, S. Udpa, and L. Udpa, "Enhancement of Microwave Time Reversal Imaging using Metallic Reflectors," Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation, Volume 110, March 2020.

S. Mukherjee, L. Udpa, S. Udpa, E. J. Rothwell and Y. Deng, "A Time Reversal-Based Microwave Imaging System for Detection of Breast Tumors," in IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 67, no. 5, pp. 2062-2075, May 2019.

S. Mukherjee, Z. Su, L. Udpa, S. Udpa and A. Tamburrino, "Enhancement of Microwave Imaging Using a Metamaterial Lens," in IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 19, no. 13, pp. 4962-4971, July, 2019.


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