Darmindra D. Arumugam received the PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), with focus in applied physics. He is currently a senior research technologist and applied physics program manager at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA JPL), California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Dr. Arumugam leads a few NASA/JPL missions as Principle Investigator, and a team consisting of researchers, engineers, and students. Dr. Arumugam has received numerous national NASA awards, including the Mariner Award (2014), Voyager Award (2015), Lew Allen Award (2016), and a few IEEE conference awards. He is the first author of over 60 articles in IEEE journals and conferences.

Dr. Arumugam leads the Applied Electromagnetics Group within the Radar Science & Engineering Section at JPL/Caltech.


Newsweek 2-page article on the Dr. Arumugam's POINTER technology for first responder tracking.

Dr. Arumugam was listed as one of the 10 amazing innovators who changed the world in 2017.

Most Recent Media Coverage and Awards

Dr. Arumugam's research and technology development on quasi-static radio sensors is listed, highlighted, and described in the 2017 NASA JPL Technical Highlights.