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Jay W. McDaniel

Jay W. McDaniel received the B.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Kansas State University of Manhattan, KS, in 2013, the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Kansas of Lawrence, KS, in 2015, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer engineering at the University of Oklahoma of Norman, OK, in 2018.

From 2015 to 2016, he was a Radar Systems Engineer with the Department of Energy's Kansas City National Security Campus (KCNSC), where he was also served as an RF/Microwave expert for several plant-driven research and development (PDRD) projects. His primary focus was on RF electromagnetic modeling and advancing the state-of-the-art RF components and packaging technologies for next generation microwave transceivers.

In August 2018, he joined the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Oklahoma as an Assistant Professor, and conducts research out of the Advanced Radar Research Center's (ARRC's) Radar Innovations Laboratory (RIL). His current research interests include RF/Microwave component and system design for commercial and defense applications, novel packaging techniques for highly integrated and miniaturized radar systems, platform integration (including UAVs), electromagnetic modeling/co-simulation, and system design for polarimetric remote sensing.

Dr. McDaniel is an active member of the IEEE Electronics Packaging Society, the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society, and the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society, as well as a member of the Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu honor societies. He was a recipient of several awards including the NASA Space Grant Fellowship and the prestigious Richard K. Moore Best Master's Thesis Award at the University of Kansas, as well as the First Place Prize at the Graduate Research Competition, the Provost's Best Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, and the Best Graduate Student Award in Research at the University of Oklahoma.

Research Interests

  • Radar System Design for Defense, Commercial, and Remote Sensing Applications
  • RF/Microwave Passive Component Design
  • Highly Integrated Packaging Technologies with Robust Electromagnetic Compatibility
  • Electromagnetic Modeling and Co-Simulation
  • RF Front-End Electronics
Jay McDaniel
Contact Information

Phone: (405) 325-5072
Email: Dr. McDaniel
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Center Affiliation:
Advanced Radar Research Center
Lab Affiliation:
Radar Innovations Lab