Christos Christodoulou

Christos Christodoulou
University of New Mexico, USA
Dean of the School of Engineering and Computing

Christos Christodoulou became Jim and Ellen King Dean of Engineering and Computing at The University of New Mexico in July 2017. He came to UNM in 1999, when he joined as a professor and chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He led the department until 2005.

He is one of the founders of UNM’s COSMIAC (formerly the Configurable Space Microsystems Innovations & Applications Center), serving as its director from 2012 to 2014, and also holds the title of Distinguished Professor at UNM. He served as associate dean for research in the School of Engineering from 2014 to 2017.

Before coming to UNM, he was a faculty member in the University of Central Florida, Orlando, from 1985 to 1998, where he was the associate chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the director of the Engineering Honors Program.

Christodoulou is an IEEE Fellow and has received a variety of awards and honors over the years for his work, including the 2010 IEEE John Krauss Antenna Award for his work on reconfigurable fractal antennas, the IEEE Outstanding Engineering Educator in 2012 (Albuquerque section), and was inducted in the Alumni Hall of Fame for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University in 2016. He was appointed an IEEE AP-S Distinguished Lecturer from 2007 to 2010.

He has given numerous keynote and invited talks all over the world, has published over 500 papers in journals and conferences, written 17 book chapters, co-authored eight books, and has several patents. He served as a major advisor for about 100 students and has received nearly $50 million in funding as a principal investigator (PI) and co-PI.

His research interests are in the areas of modeling of electromagnetic systems, machine learning in electromagnetics, high-power microwave antennas, reconfigurable antennas for cognitive radio, and RF/photonics.

He received his bachelor’s degree in physics and math from American University in Cairo in 1979, and his master’s and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from North Carolina State University in 1981 and 1985, respectively.