College of Engineering
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Office: Engineering C101C
Phone: (970) 491-3537
Web: View Branislav M. Notaros's Web Page
Branislav Notaros, who joined Colorado State University in 2006, is Director of Electromagnetics Laboratory in the ECE Department. Previously, he held assistant/associate professor of electrical engineering positions at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and University of Belgrade. His research activities and contributions are in computational and applied electromagnetics, as well as in electromagnetics education. His publications include more than 170 journal and conference papers. His work has been supported by seven major grants from the National Science Foundation (five as single-PI awards) and several other contracts. His four current NSF and NASA grants deal with antenna/RF design for next-generation ultra-high field medical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), remote sensing of snow and rain, radar, and precipitation scattering, and GPM-DPR/Precipitation Measurement Missions.
Prof. Notaros served as General Chair of FEM2012, Colorado, USA, and as Guest Editor of the double Special Issue on Finite Elements for Microwave Engineering, in Electromagnetics, 2014. He is Founding Editor of "Electromagnetics, Wireless, Radar, and Microwaves Series" with CRC Press. He serves as Chair of the Technical Committee for USNC-URSI Commission B. He organized a very large number of special sessions at IEEE AP-S, ACES, URSI, and FEM conferences.
He was the recipient of many international/national and university teaching/educational awards, e.g., IEEE Undergraduate Teaching Award, ASEE ECE Distinguished Educator Award, Carnegie Foundation USPOY Colorado Professor of the Year, and CSU System Board of Governors Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, and many international research awards, e.g., IEEE Microwave Prize, IEE Marconi Premium, and IEEE Fellow.
Prof. Notaros' teaching expertise, interests, and initiatives are in the area of electromagnetics, at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and are fully integrated with his research. His goal has always been to perform not only as a productive researcher, nor just as a dedicated instructor, but rather as a true teacher-scholar. From the beginning of his university career, he has therefore been striving for a scholarly integration of research, teaching/education, and service to the university and technical profession in a balanced and inclusive fashion.
He published several textbooks for undergraduates in electromagnetics (EM) and in fundamentals of electrical engineering – basic fields and circuits. Most importantly, he is the author of a comprehensive textbook, Electromagnetics (840 pages) with Pearson Prentice Hall (2010). This book, together with unprecedented electronic resources on its companion website, implements new approaches and tools for teaching and learning EM, not present in any of the many existing EM textbooks. He also is the author of two unique textbooks for undergraduates presenting EM in a completely new way, namely, MATLAB-Based Electromagnetics (2013) with Pearson Prentice Hall and Conceptual Electromagnetics (2016) with CRC Press. In addition, he is the author of the "Electromagnetics Concept Inventory (EMCI)," an assessment instrument for measuring students' understanding of fundamental concepts in EM.
Prof. Notaros has graduated a large number of Ph.D. and Masters students and has supported and supervised more than 20 NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) students and more than 50 students on ECE Senior Design Projects. (His teams won many Engineering Days First, Second, and Third Place Awards.)