Dr. Tyrone Roach received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas magna cum laude in 2001. He subsequently earned the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, also in electrical engineering, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, in 2005 and 2010, respectively. He is currently an Assistant Professor with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Oklahoma (OU). Dr. Roach’s research interests in applied electromagnetics aims to advance functionality at the front-end of RF and microwave radar and communication systems that utilize multiple antennas with adaptive and multifunctional characteristics
Prior to joining the faculty at OU, Dr. Roach was with the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) as a research engineer. Since joining GTRI in October, 2010, he contributed to a variety of government sponsored applied research problems in several technical areas that include phased array antenna design and analysis, electromagnetic modeling and simulation of complex structures, and analysis and characterization of threat radar systems.
Dr. Roach has been a member of the IEEE since 1998 and is a current member of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (APS). He has served as a paper reviewer for select IEEE journal and international conference publications. At the graduate and professional level, Dr. Roach taught courses in electromagnetic theory and antennas. He was the recipient of numerous fellowships, assistantships, and awards during his tenure as a graduate student, including the Raj Mittra Outstanding Research Award in 2010. In his leisure time, Dr. Roach enjoys to routinely exercise, engage in outdoor activities, watch professional sports, explore different places and cultures abroad, and listen to various types of music.
PhD, Electrical Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010
Dissertation Title: Antenna Element Reconfigurability in Adaptive Arrays
MS, Electrical Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005
BS, Electrical Engineering
University of Nevada-Las Vegas, 2001
Research Engineer, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Oct 2010 – May 2015
- Advancing functionality at the front-end of RF communication and radar systems that utilize multiple antennas
- Platform and system level integration of phased array antenna systems with adaptive and multifunctional characteristics
- Expanding small array functionality in wireless sensor networks and smart sensor technology requiring interference mitigation through spatial means (e.g., cognitive radio and radar systems).
- Antenna array reconfigurability, arrays synthesis, beamforming, phased arrays