Research Staff

  • Peter Littlewood (Background in Digital Systems)

  • Stephan Esterhuizen (Background in Signal Processing)

  • Jack Bush (Background in Electromagnetics)

  • Raju Manthena (Background in Electromagnetics)

  • Steven Carnes (Background in Analog & RF Systems)

  • Dinesh Cozian (Measurements and Experiments)

  • James Grainger (Background in Analog Design)

  • Richard Vasquez (Background in Mixed-Signals Design)


  • Varun Nambiar (Masters, Georgia Tech), Multi-axis orthogonal quasistatic sensors, 2017

  • Nicole Beinert (Undergraduate, Penn State), Sub-surface imaging via EM resonances, 2017

  • Rebecca Greene (Masters, Stanford), Quasistatic magneto-electric physics, 2017

  • Anushka Rau (Undergraduate, Caltech), Microwave magneto-electric physics, 2017

  • Raju Manthena (Masters, UCLA), Passive extended-range quasistatic sensing, 2016-2017

  • Jack Bush (Masters, Georgia Tech), Resonant electromagnetic radars, 2016-2017

  • Leonardo Herrera (Ph.D., University of Mexico), Magnetic-based ZUPT accelerometers, 2016-2017

  • Jason Huang (Undergraduate, Caltech), Quasi-static feedback circuits for field excitations, 2016

  • Chris Timperio (Masters, ETH Zurich), Magnetoquasistatic motion algorithms, 2015-2016

  • Allan Sadun (Undergraduate, MIT), Resonant scattering in sub-surfaces, 2015.

  • Priya Kikani (Undergraduate, MIT), Modeling of radar scattering through particle clouds, 2015.

  • Sarah Hensley (Undergraduate, MIT), Electro-acoustic radars, 2014-2015.

  • Seth Lowenstern (Masters, RPI), Multi-axis orthogonal near-field electromagnetics, 2014.

  • Mani Tadayon (Undergraduate, UCLA), Multi-resonant strongly-coupled communications, 2014.

  • Theresa Stumpf (Masters, Kansas University), Sub-surface radar sounding simulator, 2013.

  • Michael Sibley (Undergraduate, Carnegie Mellon), Active RFID tag for football tracking, 2012.

  • Ashwath Kanant (Undergraduate, Carnegie Mellon), Class-E oscillator for football tracking, 2011.

  • Daniel Kotovsky (Undergraduate, Carnegie Mellon), Magnetoquasistatic field sensing, 2010-2011.

Prospective Students

The Applied EM Group at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology (Caltech) invites applications for short or long internships (starting anytime). The appointee will carry out research in collaboration with the JPL advisor, resulting in publications in the open literature. JPL and Caltech are a top research laboratory and university in the US.


Short or Long Internships in the following General Areas:

  1. RF and Microwave sensors

  2. EM scattering theory

  3. Low-frequency radio/radar imaging techniques

  4. Near field systems techniques

Candidates for the internship positions should be enrolled, in good standing, in Electrical Engineering, Applied Electromagnetics, Physics, Computer Science, or a related discipline or program. Students can be in undergraduate or graduate standing. US citizenship or US residency is required.

Please send an email describing your interests, and a curriculum vitae or resume to:

Darmindra D. Arumugam, Ph.D.


Address: 4800 Oak Grove Dr., M/S 300-243T, Pasadena, CA 91109