Jorge L. Salazar-Cerreño
Dr. Jorge L. Salazar-Cerreno received his Ph.D. in ECE from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 2012. His doctoral research was focused on the development of low-cost dual-polarized, phased array antenna arrays for the Engineering Research Center for Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere (CASA). His dissertation advisors were Professors David Pozar and David McLaughlin. After graduation, Dr. Salazar was awarded a prestigious National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Advanced Study Program postdoctoral fellowship. At NCAR, Dr. Salazar worked at the Earth Observing Laboratory (EOL) division developing an emerging airborne technology for two-dimensional, electronically scanned, dual-pol phased array radars for use in atmospheric research. This development is a critical tool for studying weather and related hazards, especially for retrieving dynamic and microphysical characteristics of clouds and precipitation over rugged terrain or the open ocean, where other radar systems can have major limitations.
In July 2014, he joined the Advanced Radar Research Center (ARRC) at the University of Oklahoma as a research scientist and in August 2015 he became an assistant professor at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Oklahoma. His current research interests include high-performance and broadband antennas for dual-polarized phased array radar applications, array antenna architecture for reconfigurable radar systems, active phased array antennas, transmit and receive modules, radome EM modeling, RF and hardware development for characterizing and calibrating active phased array antennas, measurement, and radar systems.
Dr. Salazar is a senior member of the IEEE and currently serves as a reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, IET Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation (IET), the Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology (JTECH) , IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (TGARS), John Wiley and Sons, and the Radio Science Journal.
Dr. Salazar was recently granted a five-year, $3.01 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a state-of-the-art C-band mobile polarimetric imaging radar. This radar will provide simultaneous snapshots of a storm with unprecedented resolution and flexibility. The faster, more advanced imaging radar will lead to a better understanding of storms and provide improved severe weather warnings.
- Conventional and hybrid array antenna architectures for active dual-polarized phased array radars.
- High-performance dual-polarized antenna elements.
- Broadband array antennas.
- EM modeling and material characterization.
- Radome design and modeling.
- Active array antenna calibration.
- Transmit and Receive (T/R) modules.
- Low-cost and high-integration active array antennas.
- Antenna measurements and radar calibration.