Franco De Flaviis

Assistant Researcher, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
The Henry Samueli School of Engineering

PH.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1997, Electromagnetics

Phone: (949) 824-5631
Fax: (949) 824-3732

University of California, Irvine
EG 2233
Mail Code: 2625
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Wireless Communications devices and systems
Research Abstract
Dr. De Flaviis has created a new high frequency electronics laboratory within UCI’s Electrical and Computer Engineering department for telecommunication radar systems and wireless communications. The equipment includes network and spectrum analyzers and a noise figure meter that all cover ranges from DC to 50 Ghz. "These will allow students to do microwave measurements to verify what they study and to put into practice what they learn. They will also be valuable assets in the research of our high tech community," says De Flaviis.

Within the new laboratory, aside from research contributions in technology innovation, he will continue research on numerical codes for electromagnetic simulations that will accelerate results by 30 percent. He is the inventor and pioneer of the R-F DTD that reduces computational time domain methods, computer memory and speed requirements by more than 33 percent. De Flaviis will also continue research, in collaboration with UCLA’s Electrical Engineering department, on new materials (low loss barium-strontium-titanium-oxide-based ceramics) used for the microwave that will revolutionize and be applied to wireless and satellite communication.

"There is a lot of potential growth and opportunity in the areas of microwave and wireless communication research that is of great interest to the industry in Orange County and to the world," says De Flaviis. "I look forward to helping my students become involved in and to have UCI noted for innovations in this expanding field ."
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