Ladimer S. Nagurney, associate professor of electrical, computer, and biomedical engineering and program director for Electrical and Computer Engineering in the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture at the University of Hartford, has been named a Fellow of the Radio Club of America. He will receive his award on Nov. 16 at the Club's 103rd Annual Awards Banquet at the New York Athletic Club.
,br> The Radio Club of America (RCA), the oldest
association of professionals in the radio and wireless
telecommunications industries, annually elevates worthy Club members to
the grade of Fellow in recognition of outstanding achievement. Nagurney
will be one of six RCA members elevated this to Fellow status this year,
joining a select group of radio communications industry luminaries,
such as Edwin Armstrong, David Sarnoff, Louis Hazeltine, John V. L.
Hogan, Paul Godley and Allen B. DuMont.
The keynote speaker at
the Radio Club of America's annual gathering will be David Sumner, CEO
and Secretary of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) which is based
in Newington, ARRL is a national association representing thousands of
amateur radio operators. From the 1979 World Administrative Radio
Conference of the International Telecommunication Union in Geneva to his
representation at the World Radio Communication Conferences in Istanbul
and Geneva between 2000 and 2012, Sumner has been a steward of amateur
radio throughout the world, applying his tireless energies on behalf of
the World Radio Sport Team Championships. An RCA Fellow himself, he was
awarded the Calcutta Key by the Radio Society of Great Britain in 1989.
Nagurney joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
at the University of Hartford in September 1986. His research and
teaching interests have been primarily in the areas of communications
and signal processing. He has taught courses in analog and digital
communications, RF systems, instrumentation, wireless communications and
software defined radio.
As a NASA JOVE Fellow from 1992-1995,
he collaborated with engineers at NASA Lewis (now Glenn) Research Center
on the MiniTerminal Testbed low bandwidth experiment for the Advanced
Communications Technology Spacecraft (ACTS). He has contributed to the
development of grammar-based modeling for the development of
Intellectual Property blocks for communications. He also has consulted
on the use of RFID in dirty/wet environments.
In 1999, Nagurney
was one of the co-principal investigators of a National Science
Foundation funded project, Integrating Engineering Design with
Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, and Mathematics. As part of this
project he developed a course, Engineering Practice, which introduces
engineering students to the design of large projects requiring multiple
engineering disciplines and including societal impact. The project
chosen for the first several years of the course was the siting and
design of cell sites.
From 1995 to 1999, Nagurney was the
consortium director of the NASA Connecticut Space Grant College
Consortium, a NASA funded consortium. He also was a co-PI for the NSF Telecommunications and Network Engineering Technology Education Project, which
linked high schools, community colleges, four-year colleges, and
research institutions to train the next generation of engineers and
technicians for the telecommunications industry.
During the 2008-2009 academic year, Nagurney visited the Engineering
Research Center for the Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the
Atmosphere, CASA, an NSF Engineering Research Center at the University
of Massachusetts Amherst, where he collaborated on the development of
small integrated solid-state X-band radars for Extreme Weather
Nagurney received his BS from Lafayette College and an ScM and PhD
from Brown University. He is a licensed professional engineer in the
State of Connecticut. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, a member of the
American Physical Society, American Society of Engineering Education,
Society of Sigma Xi, and Eta Kappa Nu. He holds an amateur radio
license, WA3EEC, since 1965 and is the trustee of the University of
Hartford Amateur Radio Club, WA1OBY.