Michigan State University
John Papapolymerou received the B.S.E.E. degree from the National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece, in 1993, the M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1994 and 1999, respectively. From 1999-2001 he was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Arizona, Tucson and during the summers of 2000 and 2003 he was a visiting professor at The University of Limoges, France. From 2001-2005, 2005-2009 and 2009-2013 he was an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor, respectively, at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) of the Georgia Institute of Technology. From 2013-2015 he was the Ken Byers Professor at the School of ECE at Georgia Tech; he was also the Associate Director of the Georgia Electronic Design Center (GEDC) from 2011-2015. As of August 2015 he is the MSU Foundation Professor and Chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Michigan State University. He has supervised to graduation 31 PhD students and has advised more than 50 post-doctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students throughout his career. He has authored or coauthored over 400 publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences and holds 5 US patents. His research interests include the implementation of additive manufacturing technologies in microwave, millimeter-wave and THz circuits and the development of both passive and active planar circuits and antennas on semiconductor (Si/SiGe, GaAs), organic (liquid crystal polymer-LCP) and 3-D printed substrates for System-on-a-Chip (SOC)/ System-on-a-Package (SOP) RF front ends. He currently serves as the MSU Space Electronics Center Interim Director.
Dr. Papapolymerou served as General Co-Chair of the 2021 IEEE International Microwave Symposium, the 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, and as Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters (MWCL) from 2012-2015. He has also served as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques from 2010-2012, and as Chair for Commission D of the US National Committee of URSI from 2009-2011. He was also Associate Editor for IEEE MWCL (2004-2007), and IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation (2004-2010). During 2004, he was the Chair of the IEEE MTT/AP Atlanta Chapter. He will serve as General Co-Chair of the 2021 IEEE International Microwave Symposium. He was the recipient of the 2012 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S) H.A. Wheeler Prize Paper Award, the 2010 IEEE AP-S John Kraus Antenna Award, the 2009 IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques-Society (MTT-S) Outstanding Young Engineer Award, the 2009 Georgia Tech School of ECE Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, the 2004 Army Research Office (ARO) Young Investigator Award, the 2002 National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award, the best paper award at the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Technology (ICMMT2002), Beijing, China and the 1997 Outstanding Graduate Student Instructional Assistant Award presented by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), The University of Michigan Chapter.