International Journal of Microwave and Optical Technology






Prof. Banmali S. Rawat, Editor-in-Chief


University of Nevada, U.S.A.

Dr. Alaudin Bhanji
NASA- Jet Propulsion Laboratory
California Institute of Technology, U.S.A.
Prof. Jaromir Pistora, Associate Editor
VSB-Technical University of Ostrva
Prof. Reinhard Bruch
University of Nevada , U.S.A
Prof. Sheila Prasad
Northeastern University, U.S.A.
Prof. J.N.Dahiya,
Southeast Missouri State University, U.S.A.
Prof. B.M.A. Rahman
City University of London, U.K.
 Prof. Franco Giannini,Associate Editor
University of Rome,ITALY
Prof. Yun-Jiang Rao
University of Electronic Science and Technology, CHINA
Prof. Teresa M. Martina-Guerrero
Universidad de Malaga, SPAIN
Prof. David A. Rogers
North Dakota State University, U.S.A.
Prof.George Jandieri,
Georgian Techinical University, GEORGIA
Prof. I.V. Shvets
Trinity College, IRELAND
Prof. Jean Le Bihan, Associate Editor
Ecole Nationale d'Ingenieurs de Brest(ENIB),FRANCE
Prof. K. Sunduchkov
National Technical University of Ukraine, UKRAINE
 Prof. Ernesto Limiti
University of Rome, ITALY
Professor Jianping Yao, Associate Editor
University of Ottawa, CANADA
Prof. N. Morita
Chiba Institute of Technology, JAPAN
Prof. Kiyotoshi Yasumoto,Associate Editor
Kyushu University, JAPAN
Prof. Juan E. Page, Associate Editor
 Polytechnic University of Madrid, SPAIN
Updated on July 19,2016
Prof. Banmali S. Rawat, Editor-in-Chief

Banmali S. Rawat was born in Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India. He received BSEE, MSEE degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology, (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi and Ph.D. (ECE) from Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, India in 1968, 1970 and 1976, respectively.

He was recipient of National Merit Scholarship, UGC Fellowship, Atomic Energy Commission Fellowship, United Nations Fellowship and the University Gold Medal for first rank in MSEE. He was a faculty member with the MMM Engineering College, Gorakhpur and Instrumentation Engineer in the West Coast Paper Mills before starting his Ph.D. in 1972.

He joined the Defense R & D Organization (DRDO) as Senior Scientist in 1975 and worked on various research projects in microwave systems/circuits, microwave/millimeter wave integrated circuits for radar and communication systems. He became Associate Professor in 1978 and Professor/Head of the Electronics Engineering Department, Madan Mohan Malaviya Engineering College, University of Gorakhpur, India in 1981. In 1981 he joined the Electrical Engineering Department, University of North Dakota, USA and was a Professor until 1988 before moving to the University of Nevada, Reno, USA, as Professor/Head-Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Department and is continuing as a Professor. During his long teaching career he has been very active in developing new courses, laboratories and programs in Electromagnetics, Microwave Engineering, Microwave Integrated Circuits, Optical Fiber Communications, Optical Networking, Optical Sensors and other related areas. He has been teaching various courses in these areas since 1978 and is continuously moving in the cutting edge technological areas. He has done extensive research in these areas with over 200 research publications in national/international reputed journals and reviewed conference proceedings. His recent research focus has been on microstrip couplers/filters on defective ground structures (DGS) using anisotropic substrates, optically controlled couplers, optical fiber sensors, DWDM technology with secured optical communication, recycling of light, collection of energy from atmosphere and THz band nanoantennas. He has presented keynote addresses and invited papers in many scientific conferences/ universities all over the world. He has been consultant to IBM, EF Johnson Co., UPS, Ikanos Communications, Hytek Microsystems etc. Besides these important positions, Dr. Rawat has been Visiting Professor in the Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic (2013 and 2014), External Examiner (Reviewer) for Monash University, Malaysia (2014-2016), Visiting Professor Kyushu University, Japan (2005), Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany (2002), University of New South Wales, Australia (2000-2001), Visiting Senior Scientist in the Advanced Telecommunication Research (ATR) Institute, Kyoto, Japan (2000), Visiting Professor in Ecole Nationale d'Ingenieurs de Brest, France (1998), JSPS Visiting Professor in the Kyushu University, Japan (1997-98) and NASA Summer Professor in the Kennedy Space Center, Florida in 1997 and 1999.

Dr. Rawat has been listed in "Who's Who in Technology Today", "The International Directory of Distinguished Leadership", "Who's Who in Electromagnetics", Who's Who in America", "American Men and Women of Science", "Who's Who Among Asian Americans", "Who's Who in the World" and "Who's Who in Science and Engineering". He was invited by the United Nations as an International Expert in Microwaves and Optical Technology under TOKTEN and UNIDO programs in 1989, 1992 and 1994. He has Chaired/Organized many national/international symposia/conferences and has been the Keynote Speaker, Plenary Session Chair, Technical Program Chair and Editor of several Conference Proceedings. He is an Advisory Board Member and Chapter author for the "Electrical Engineering Handbook", published by CRC Press/IEEE Press. He has been reviewer for IEEE, IEE, Intl. Journal of Electronics, Journal of Electromagnetic Waves & Applications and Indian Jr of Radio and Space Physics and book reviewer for John Wiley, McGraw-Hill, Prentice Hall and other publishers. Dr. Rawat has been Chair of IEEE Northern Nevada Section. He is the Founder/Chair of the "International Symposium on Microwave and Optical Technology (ISMOT)", Founder/Chair of the IEEE MTTS/PS Chapter of Northern Nevada since 2000, Founder/Editor-in-Chief of the online "International Journal of Microwave and Optical Technology (IJMOT)" since 2005 and Founder/President of the International Academy of Microwave and Optical Technology (IAMOT) since 2012. Dr. Rawat was awarded the First Aditya Vikram Birla Chair-2013 of Aditya Birla Training & Research Center, India for outstanding contribution in Academics and Research. He is the recipient of IEEE Region-6 Central Area "Outstanding Engineer of the Year Award - 2012" and IEEE Region-6 Central Area "Outstanding Leadership and Professional Service Award-2014". Prof. Rawat has been appointed as the Distinguished Visiting Prorfessor by the BK Birla Institute of Engineering & Tehcnology (BKBIET), Pilani, India in 2015 and the Honorary Visiting Professor by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, INDIA in March 2015and Honorary Visiting Professor of JIIT Noida, India in 2016. The IITs are the most prestigeous engineeirng institutions in India.

Dr. Rawat is a Fellow of IETE, Fellow of CIE, Fellow of the Electromagnetics Academy established at MIT, Fellow of JSPS, Fellow of Optical Society of India, Life Senior Member of IEEE, Member of Sigma Xi, North Dakota Academy of Sciences, Optical Society of America, SPIE, and Eta Kappa Nu - the EE Honor Society. He has been a Soccer Coach/Division Coordinator/Governing Board Member with AYSO, Sparks, NV, Program Volunteer/Governing Board Member of the Junior Ski Program of Reno, NV and Founder/President of the India Association of Northern Nevada (IANN).

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