Reza K. Amineh is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Prior to joining New York Institute of Technology, Amineh was a principal scientist at the Department of Sensor Physics at Halliburton. He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from McMaster University, Canada, in 2010. He was a post-doctoral fellow at McMaster University (2010-2012) and the University of Toronto (2012-2013). He was also a Ph.D. intern with BlackBerry’s Advanced Technology Group in 2009.

Amineh has authored or co-authored more than 70 journal and conference papers, two book chapters, and a book published by Wiley-IEEE Press. While working at Halliburton, he contributed to more than 40 patent disclosures in applied electromagnetics and received several industry awards.

Among others, his research interests include applied electromagnetics with applications in imaging and sensing; antennas and microwave components design; and nondestructive testing. His research has been funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and Canada's Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). Amineh is a senior member of IEEE.

Selected Publications

  • H. Wu and R. K. Amineh, "A low-cost and compact three-dimensional microwave holographic imaging system," Electronics, Special Issue on Applications of Electromagnetic Waves (invited), vol. 8, no. 9, 2019.
  • K. Zhang, R. K. Amineh, Z. Dong, and D. Nadler, "Microwave sensing of water quality," IEEE Access, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 69481–69493, Dec. 2019.
  • R. K. Amineh, M. Ravan, H. Wu, and A. Kasturi, "Three-dimensional holographic imaging using data collected over cylindrical apertures," Microw. Opt. Technol. Lett. (Wiley), 2018. DOI: 10.1002/mop.31694.
  • R. K. Amineh, M. Ravan, R. Sharma, and S. Baua, "Three-dimensional holographic imaging using single frequency microwave data," International Journal of Antennas and Propagation, vol. 2018 (invited), Article ID 6542518, 14 pages, 2018.
  • A Patel and R. K. Amineh,"Sub-diffraction holographic imaging with resonant scatterers," Progress n Electromagnetics Research M, vol. 59, pp. 1–7, 2017.
  • R. K. Amineh, J. McCombe, A. Khalatpour, and N. K. Nikolova, "Microwave holography using point-spread functions measured with calibration objects," IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 64, no. 2, pp. 403–417, 2015.
  • R. K. Amineh and G. V. Eleftheriades, "2D and 3D sub-diffraction source imaging with a superoscillatory filter," Optics Express, vol. 21, no. 7, pp. 8142–8157, 2013.
  • R. K. Amineh, M. Ravan, A. Khalatpour, and N. K. Nikolova, "Three-dimensional near-field microwave holography using reflected and transmitted signals," IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 59, no. 12, pp. 4777–4789, 2011.
  • R. K. Amineh, M. Ravan, A. Trehan, and N. K. Nikolova, "Near-field microwave imaging based on aperture raster scanning with TEM horn antennas," IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 59, no. 3, pp. 928–940, 2011.
  • R. K. Amineh, S. Koziel, N. K. Nikolova, J. W. Bandler, and J. P. Reilly, "A space mapping methodology for defect characterization from magnetic flux leakage measurements," IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol. 44, no. 8, pp. 2058–2065, 2008.

Grants and Awards

  • "RUI: Fast and robust non-destructive testing of cylindrical composite components based on microwave measurements," NSF Award No. 1920098, 2019–2022.
  • "Fast microwave and millimeter wave imaging with expedited scanning," New York Institute of Technology ISRC grant, 2019–2020.
  • "Material characterization with a microwave sensor array: application to water quality sensing," New York Institute of Technology ISRC grant, 2019–2020.
  • "A microwave sensor array for water quality testing," co-authored with M.S. student Kunyi Zhang, selected as finalist in the student paper competition in the 20th annual IEEE Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference (WAMICON), 2019.
  • "Implementation of a Comprehensive High-School-College Partnership and Equity-Based Curriculum in Engineering and Computer Science", NSF Award No. 1834099, 2019–2024.
  • "EAGER SitS: Autonomous soil nutrient sensing system," NSF Award No. 1841558, 2018–2020.
  • "Three-dimensional holographic imaging using single frequency microwave data," New York Institute of Technology ISRC grant, 2018–2019.
  • Speaker award at IEEE Long Island RF/Microwave Symposium and Exhibits: Trends in Microwaves, 2018.
  • "Development of a near-field cylindrical microwave imaging technology," New York Institute of Technology ISRC grant, 2017–2018.
  • Halliburton Applause Award for "aiming for excellence and hitting the target," 2015.
  • Halliburton Applause Award for "passion in developing new technology," 2014.
  • Numerous Halliburton awards for filing patent applications, 2014–2016.
  • Elevated to Senior Member of IEEE, 2013.
  • Banting Post-Doctoral Fellowship, awarded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), which ranked Amineh 4th out of 214 Canadian and international applicants in science and engineering, 2012–2014.
  • Biography included in Marquis Who's Who in the World, 30th edition, 2013.
  • Co-author of a paper published in the journal Inverse Problems' "Highlights Collection of 2010."
  • Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation (OMRI) post-doctoral fellowship, 2010–2012.
  • Clifton W. Sherman Graduate Scholarship for doctoral study in science and engineering, McMaster University, 2009–2010.
  • Co-author of an "honourable mention" paper in the student paper contest, Antennas and Propagation Symposium, San Diego, 2008.
  • Clifton W. Sherman Graduate Scholarship for doctoral study in science and engineering, McMaster University, 2008–2009.

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