Project Description

Elena Semouchkina

Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Affiliated Professor, Physics

Research Interests

  • Computational electromagnetic analysis
  • Computer-aided design and development of microwave and photonic devices
  • Dielectric metamaterials and photonic crystals
  • Electromagnetic cloaking
  • High-contrast materials integration
  • Materials and device characterization at microwaves


Elena Semouchkina is an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Michigan Tech and an adjunct professor at the Pennsylvania State University. She received an MS in Electrical Engineering and a PhD in Physics and Mathematics from Tomsk State University, in Russia, and a second PhD in Materials from Penn State. Before joining the Penn State faculty, Semouchkina had been working in prominent Russian scientific centers, i.e., Siberian Physics-Technical Research Institute, Ioffe Physics-Technical Institute of Russian Academy of Science, and St. Petersburg State Technical University. She was a recipient of the best PhD thesis award from the Penn State Materials Research Institute, and the NSF Fellows Award from the ADVANCE Program: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers. Semouchkina is an associate editor of the IEEE Antenna and Wireless Propagation Letters, a panelist of the National Science Foundation, and an expert of the Directorate-General for Research of the European Commission and of the French National Research Agency. She is a co-organizer of the IEEE Women in Electromagnetics (WiEM) Workshop and a member of the International Program Committee of the IASTED International Conference on Antennas, Radar and Wave Propagation.