Dr. Nathan Ida

Dr. Nathan Ida

Title: Distinguished Professor
Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Office: ASEC 252
Phone: 330-972-6525
Fax: 330-972-6487
Email: ida@uakron.edu
Website: http://ee.ascs3.uakron.edu/ida/


Biography

B.Sc. (Electrical Engineering), Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel, 1977
MSEE (Electrical Engineering), Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel, 1979
Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering), Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, 1983

Fellow IEEE
Fellow ASNT


Research Accomplishments

Research Interests

  • Computational Electromagnetics
  • Nondestructive evaluation of materials
  • Wave propagation in materials
  • Scattering
  • Antennas
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility
  • Computer Algorithms and Computer Methods

Funded Research

  • "University Laboratories in Tribology Research". Collaborative research in seals and other flow phenomena. Particular contribution to magnetic bearings and seals. Ohio Board of Regents
  • "A cellular Telephone Indoor Propagation Tool", Allen Telecom Group
  • Alcoa Corporation, and Reliance Electric for Research Support
  • "Computation of electromagnetic fields in sea water and scattering from conducting surfaces". Naval Underwater Warfare Center: Subcontract with Loral Defense Systems, Akron
  • "Computational Mechanics Research Center Enhancement", Ohio Board of Regents, Research Challenge Grant
  • "Detection of Reflector Surface from Near-Field Phase Measurements", Nasa Lewis Research Center, Antenna and RF Systems Technology Branch
  • 1990  Equipment grant, Hewlett Packard
  • "Nondestructive Testing Program". Part of the "Academic Challenge Program" funded by the Ohio Board of Regents
  • Co-Investigator "Advanced Computation Techniques in Finite Element Analysis for Engineering Applications", NSF
  • Co-Investigator, "Ultrasonic Instrumentation", Akron City Hospital Foundation
  • Thomas A. Edison Innovation Program for development of a magnetic drive for an artificial heart
  • The Timken Research Center Fellowship, For Establishment of Research in Nondestructive Testing
  • Electric Power Research Institute contract concerned with 3-D finite element eddy current code benchmark tests
  • American Gas Association contract concerned with the development of a finite element model for the remote field eddy current phenomena
  • NASA project concerned with the solution of linear, complex systems of equations on the Massively Parallel Processor.  NASA's Massively Parallel Processor at Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Principal Investigator on an NSF grant concerned with engineering applications on supercomputers. In particular, the solution of linear, complex systems of equations was investigated

Education

B.Sc. EE, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel, 1977; MS EE, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel, 1979; Ph.D. EE, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, 1983