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Jayanti Venkataraman

Professor
Department of Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering
Kate Gleason College of Engineering

585-475-2143
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Jayanti Venkataraman

Professor
Department of Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering
Kate Gleason College of Engineering

Education

BS, MS, Bangalore University (India); Ph.D., Indian Institute of Science (India)

Bio

Dr. Jayanti Venkataraman is the Director of the Electromagnetics Theory and Applications (ETA) Laboratory in the Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering Department at RIT. She received the B.S. and M.S. degrees (Physics) from Bangalore University, India and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering i from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. She joined the Electrical Engineering department at RIT in 1982.

At RIT, Dr. Venkataraman has developed the area of Electromagnetics for the Electrical Engineering undergraduate and graduate programs. She has established the Microwave and Antenna Lab with funding primarily from the National Science Foundation. She has developed and teaches the electromagnetics graduate course sequence that includes microwave circuits, antenna theory, advanced electromagnetic theory and, design and characterization of microwave systems. Her research interests are in theoretical modeling and measurement of microstrip antennas and integrated microwave circuits, composite right/left handed materials and applications, Numerical Optimization techniques, and Bio-electromagnetics. Dr. Venkataraman has also served as a consultant to some RF and biomedical companies in Rochester. She is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and a member of the Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTTS) and the Antennas and Propagation Society (APS). She has served several times as the Chair and Vice chair for the Rochester chapter of MTTS/APS and as session chair and reviewer of the APS International Symposium.

Dr. Venkataraman is the 2001-02 recipient of the Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching from the Rochester Institute of Technology and the 2007 IEEE Region 1 award for establishing a unique educational experience in the area of Electromagnetics, Microwaves and Antennas.

For more about Dr. Venkataraman, see her website.

Selected Publications

· Venkataraman J., Freer B., and Beam K., “Real Time Continuous Monitoring of Blood Glucose”, Proceedings EuroEM2012, Toulouse, France, July 2-6, 2012.

· Kaur A., Banerjee S. A., Zhao W., Venkataraman J., and Lu Z., “Deep Subwavelength Power Concentration-Based HyperbolicMetamaterials” International Journal of Optics, Volume 2012, Article ID 879392

· Pulito D., Venkataraman J., and Lu Z.,”Image formation properties of 3-D dielectric DNG and wire mesh ENZ metamaterials at Microwave frequencies”, Proceedings IEEE Antenna and Propagation Society International Symposium, Chicago, July 9-13, 2012.

· Venkataraman J., Freer B., “Feasibility of Non-Invasive Blood Glucose Monitoring”, Invited paper, Proceedings IEEE Antenna and Propagation Society International Symposium, Spokane, WA, July 5-18, 2011

· Pecararo M., Venkataraman J, Tsouri G, and Dianat S. “Characterization of the Effects of the Human Head on Communication with Implanted Antennas” Proceedings IEEE Antenna and Propagation Society International Symposium, Toronto, Canada, July 11-15, 2010

· Ali A. and Venkataraman J, “Gain Enhancement of Patch Antenna Using Double Negative Superstrate Realized by a High Dielectric with Triangular Lattice of Holes,” Proceedings IEEE Antenna and Propagation Society International Symposium, Charleston, SC, June 3-7, 2009.

585-475-2143

Currently Teaching

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3 Credits
The primary objective is to study the fundamental principles of antenna theory applied to the analysis and design of antenna elements and arrays including synthesis techniques and matching techniques. Topics include antenna parameters, linear antennas, array theory, wire antennas, microstrip antennas, antenna synthesis, aperture antennas and reflector antennas. The course involves design projects using some commercial EM software such as ANSYS HFSS. Measurement techniques for antenna input and radiation characteristics will be discussed and illustrated with the use of network analyzers, and spectrum analyzers in an anechoic chamber.
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1 - 3 Credits
This course is used to fulfill the graduate paper requirement under the non-thesis option for the MS degree in electrical engineering. The student must obtain the approval of an appropriate faculty member to supervise the paper before registering for this course.
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3 Credits
The primary objective is to study the fundamental principles of antenna theory applied to the analysis and design of antenna elements and arrays including synthesis techniques and matching techniques. Topics include antenna parameters, linear antennas, array theory, wire antennas, microstrip antennas, antenna synthesis, aperture antennas and reflector antennas. A significant portion of the course involves design projects using some commercial EM software such as Ansoft Designer, Ansoft HFSS and SONNET and developing Matlab codes from theory for antenna synthesis and antenna array design. The measurement of antenna input and radiation characteristics will be demonstrated with the use of network analyzers, and spectrum analyzers in an anechoic chamber.
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4 Credits
The course provides the foundations of EM fields, static and time varying, and a study of propagation, reflection and transmissions of electromagnetic waves in unbounded regions and in transmission lines. Topics include the following: electric field intensity and potential, Guass' Law, polarization, electric flux density, dielectric constant and boundary conditions, Poisson's and Laplace's equations, methods of images, steady electric current and conduction current density, vector magnetic potential, Biot-Savart law, magnetization, magnetic field intensity, permeability, boundary conditions, Faraday's law, Maxwell's equations and the continuity equation. Time harmonic EM fields, wave equations, uniform plane waves, polarization, Poynting theorem and power, reflection and transmission from multiple dielectric interfaces, transmission line equations, transients on transmission lines, pulse and step excitations, reflection diagrams, sinusoidal steady state solutions, standing waves, the Smith Chart and impedance matching techniques, TE and TM waves in rectangular waveguides. experiments using state-of-art RF equipment illustrating fundamental wave propagation and reflection concepts, design projects with state-of-art EM modeling tools.
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0 Credits
The objective of this course is to introduce full time Electrical Engineering BS/MS and incoming graduate students to the graduate programs, campus resources to support research. Presentations from faculty, upper division MS/PhD students, staff, and off campus speakers will provide a basis for student selection of research topics, comprehensive literature review, and modeling effective conduct and presentation of research. All first year graduate students enrolled full time are required to successfully complete two semesters of this seminar.
EEEE-790
1 - 6 Credits
An independent engineering project or research problem to demonstrate professional maturity. A formal written thesis and an oral defense are required. The student must obtain the approval of an appropriate faculty member to guide the thesis before registering for the thesis. A thesis may be used to earn a maximum of 6 credits.
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0 Credits
One semester of paid work experience in electrical engineering.
EEEE-517
3 Credits
The primary objective is to study the fundamentals of microwave engineering with emphasis on microwave network analysis and circuit design. Topics include microwave transmission lines such as wave-guides, coax, microstrip and stripline, microwave circuit theory such as S- matrix, ABCD matrices, and even odd mode analysis, analysis and design of passive circuits and components, matching networks, microwave resonators and filters. Microwave circuit design will be performed using ANSYS Designer software.
EEEE-617
3 Credits
The primary objective is to study the fundamentals of microwave engineering with emphasis on microwave network analysis and circuit design. Topics include microwave transmission lines such as wave-guides, coax, microstrip and stripline, microwave circuit theory such as S- matrix, ABCD matrices, and even odd mode analysis, analysis and design of passive circuits and components, matching networks, microwave resonators and filters. Microwave circuit design projects will be performed using Ansoft's Designer software.
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3 Credits
There are two primary course objectives. Design of experiments to characterize or measure specific quantities, working with the constraints of measurable quantities using the vector network analyzer, and in conjunction with the development of closed form analytical expressions. Design, construction and characterization of microstrip circuitry and antennas for specified design criteria obtaining analytical models, using software tools and developing measurements techniques. Microwave measurement will involve the use of network analyzers, and spectrum analyzers in conjunction with the probe station. Simulated results will be obtained using some popular commercial EM software for the design of microwave circuits and antennas.

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Journal Paper
Tsouri, Gill, Stephanie Zambito, and Jayanti Venkataraman. "On the Benefits of Creeping Wave Antennas in Reducing Interference Between Neighboring Wireless Body Area Networks." IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Syayetms 11. 1 (2017): 153-160. Print. £
Shamim, Md Shahriar, et al. "A Wireless Interconnection Framework for Seamless Inter and Intra-Chip Communication in Multichip Systems." IEEE Transactions on Computers 66. 3 (2017): 399-402. Print. £
Published Conference Proceedings
Venkataraman, Jayanti and D. V. Giri. "'Electromagnetics in Emerging Medical Technologies'." Proceedings of the EUROEM2016. Ed. IET. London, UK, UK: n.p., 2016. Print. £
Venkataraman, Jayanti and Rounak Singh Narde. "Trimmed DOE Lens and Gain Enhancement." Proceedings of the IEEE Antenna and Propagation Society International Symposium. Ed. IEEE. Fajardo, Puerto Rico: n.p., 2016. Web. £
Venkataraman, Jayanti, Aron Khan, and Zhaolin Lu. "Non-Crosstalk Light Propagation in Anisotropic Metamaterials Composed of Multilayered Metal-Insulator Stack." Proceedings of the IEEE Antenna and Propagation Society International Symposium. Ed. IEEE. Fajardo, Puerto Rico: n.p., 2016. Web. £
Venkataraman, Jayanti, Chetan Munuswamy, and Amlan Ganguly. "Design of Antennas for 3D Wireless Network-on-Chip with Micro-Fluidic Cooling Layers." Proceedings of the IEEE Antenna and Propagation Society International Symposium. Ed. IEEE. Fajardo, Puerto Rico: n.p., 2016. Web. £
Venkataraman, Jayanti, Christopher Torbitt, and Zhaolin Lu. "Beam shaping and Gain Enhancement using DOE Lens." Proceedings of the IEEE Antennas and Progagation International Conference, Memphis, TN, July 7-11, 2014. Ed. Unknown. Memphis, TN: IEEE, 2014. Print. ˜
Venkataraman, Jayanti, et al. "Investigation of Waveguide Effects in Intra-vehicular Environments." Proceedings of the IEEE Antenna and ProIEEE Antenna and Propagation Society International Symposium, Memphis, July 7-11, 2014pagation Society International Symposium. Ed. Unknown. Memphis, TN: IEEE, 2014. Print. ˜
Venkataraman, Jayanti, Matthew Sidley, and Anoop Adhaypak. "Analytical Model for Real Time, Non-invasive Estimation of Blood Glucose Level." Proceedings of the 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Chicago, August 25-29, 2014. Ed. Unknown. Chicago, IL: IEEE, 2014. Print. *
Venkataraman, Jayanti and D.V. Giri. "Therapeutic and Diagnostic Uses of Electromagnetic Energy." Proceedings of the AMEREM 2014, Electromagnetics Conference, Albuquerque, July 27-31, 2014. Ed. AMEREM. Albuquerque, NM: n.p., 2014. Print. ˜
Trong, Duong, Jayanti Venkataraman, and Zhaolin Lu. "Enhancement of Ambient Energy Harvesting Using a Metamaterial Lens." Proceedings of the IEEE Antenna and Propagation Society International Symposium. Ed. IEEE. Orlando, FL: IEEE Explore, 2013. Print. ˜
Torbitt, Christopher, Jayanti Venkataraman, and Zhaolin Lu. "Gain Enhancement using DOE Lens and DNG Lens." Proceedings of the IEEE Antenna and Propagation Society International Symposium. Ed. IEEE. Orlando, FL: n.p., 2013. Print. ˜
Sidley, Matthew and Jayanti Venkataraman. "Feasibility of Blood Glucose Estimation from Real Time Monitoring." Proceedings of the IEEE Antenna and Propagation Society International Symposium. Ed. IEEE. Orlando, FL: n.p., 2013. Print. ˜
Venkataraman, Jayanti, Benjamin Freer, and Kelly Beam. "Real Time Continuous Monitoring Of Blood Glucose." Proceedings of the EuroEM, July 2-6, Toulouse France. Ed. D. V. Giri. Toulouse, France: n.p., 2012. Web. ∆ £ ˜
Venkataraman, Jayanti, Daniel Pulito, and Zhaolin Lu. "Investigation of Image Formation Properties of 3-D Dielectriv DNG And Wir Mesh ENZ Metamaterials At Microwave Frequencies." Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Conference. Ed. IEEE. Chicago, IL: n.p., Web. £ ˜
Beam, Kelly and Jayanti Venkataraman. "Phantom Models for In-Vitro Measurements of Blood Glucose." Proceedings of the IEEE Antenna and Prop Society International Sym, Spokane, WA, July 5-18, 2011. Ed. IEEE. Spokane WA: n.p., 2011. Print. ˜
Venkataraman, Jayanti and Benjamin Freer. "Feasibility of Non-Invasive Blood Glucose Monitoring." Proceedings of the IEEE Antenna and Prop Society International Sym, Spokane, WA, July 5-18, 2011. Ed. IEEE. Spokane WA: n.p., 2011. Print. ∆ ˜
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Venkataraman, Jayanti. "Gain Enhancements Techniques." IEEE Applied Electromagnetics Conference. IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society and IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society. Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. 18 Dec. 2013. Conference Presentation. ∆