Vadim V. Yakovlev
Office Location
Stratton Hall 104C
Contact
Phone: 
+1-508-831-5495
Vadim V. Yakovlev
Associate Research Professor
Education: 
MS Saratov State University 1979
PhD Institute of Radio Engineering & Electronics of the Russian Academy of Sciences 1991
My professional interests include electromagnetic and multiphysics modeling, scientific computations, and optimization in various interdisciplinary areas associated with high frequency electromagnetics. I am particularly interested in applications of microwave power engineering as well as microwave imaging (i.e., non-destructive evaluation and testing of materials from the characteristics of the electromagnetic field). I run the Industrial Microwave Modeling Group (IMMG), which I established in 1999 as a division of WPI’s Center for Industrial Mathematics and Statistics (CIMS). This organization allows me to enrich traditional research activities by direct interaction with the real world – with engineers, practitioners, and industrialists. Oftentimes, people involved in development of related technologies do not have adequate support from mathematical and computer models and do not use the exceptional resources of modern virtual prototyping. My group is focused on remedying this problem, cooperating with a wide range of institutions (from global corporations to small businesses) – especially, in recent years, the food industry and technologies related to materials science. Students joining IMMG activities never do their projects just in order to stay busy and earn a grade; student work is designed as an integral (incremental or principal) part of our programs at-large. This approach opens the door for early interaction with industry, publications, and other outreach practice, allowing the students to gain important experience facilitating their upcoming postgraduate emergence into a complex world.
Office Location
Stratton Hall 104C
Contact
Phone: 
+1-508-831-5495
Professional Highlights & Honors: 
IMPI, Member of the Board of Governors, 2012-
Highest Quality Workshop Award, IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, Boston, 2009
Guest Editor, Special Issue on Modeling, Journal of Microwave Power & Electromagnetic Energy, 2007
IEEE, Senior Member; IEEE MTT-S IMS Technical Program Review Committee, Chair of a Sub-Committee; Applied Computational Electromagnetic Society; MIT Electromagnetics Academy; AMPERE