Special Issue In Memory of Robert E. Collin
Editors: Weng Cho Chew and Sailing He


This is a special issue in memory of Robert E. Collin, a distinguished scholar, author, and mentor in the area of electromagnetics. This special issue started at the suggestion of Professor Ioannis M. Besieris. The chief editors would like to thank all the authors for their contributions.

Robert E. Collin (October 24, 1928 - November 29, 2010) was the author or coauthor of more than 150 technical papers and five books on electromagnetic theory and applications. His classic text, Field Theory of Guided Waves, was also a volume in the series. Professor Collin had a long and distinguished academic career at Case Western Reserve University. In addition to his professional duties, he served as chairman of the Department of Electrical Engineering and as interim dean of engineering.

Professor Collin was a life fellow of the IEEE, fellow of the Electromagnetic Academy and member of the Microwave Theory and Techniques Society and the Antennas and Propagation Society (APS). He was a member of U.S. Commission B of URSI and a member of the Geophysical Society. Other honors include the Diekman Award from Case Western Reserve University for distinguished graduate teaching , the IEEE APS Distinguished Career Award (1992), the IEEE Schelkunoff Prize Paper Award (1992), the IEEE Electromagnetics Award (1998), and an IEEE Third Millennium Medal in 2000. In 1990 Professor Collin was elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

Collection of Papers in Memory of Robert E. Collin:

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Numerically Efficient Technique for Metamaterial Modeling (Invited Paper)

By R. K. Arya, C. Pelletti, and R. Mittra
Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 140, 263-276, 2013

Dipole Radiation Near Anisotropic Low-Permittivity Media (Invited Paper)

By M. Memarian and G. V. Eleftheriades
Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 142, 437-462, 2013

Circuit and Multipolar Approaches to Investigate the Balance of Powers in 2D Scattering Problems (Invited Paper)

By I. Liberal, I. Ederra, R. Gonzalo, and R. W. Ziolkowski
Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 142, 799-823, 2013

A Wideband Frequency-Shift Keying Modulation Technique Using Transient State of a Small Antenna (Invited Paper)

By M. Salehi, M. Manteghi, S.-Y. Suh, S. Sajuyigbe, and H. G. Skinner
Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 143, 421-445, 2013

Minimum Q for Lossy and Lossless Electrically Small Dipole Antennas (Invited Paper)

By A. D. Yaghjian, M. Gustafsson, and B. L. G. Jonsson
Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 143, 641-673, 2013

Three-Parameter Elliptical Aperture Distributions for Sum and Difference Antenna Patterns Using Particle Swarm Optimization (Invited Paper)

By A. Densmore and Y. Rahmat-Samii
Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 143, 709-743, 2013

Differential Forms Inspired Discretization for Finite Element Analysis of Inhomogeneous Waveguides (Invited Paper)

By Q. I. Dai, W. C. Chew, and L. J. Jiang
Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 143, 745-760, 2013

Localized Monochromatic and Pulsed Waves in Hyperbolic Metamaterials (Invited Paper)

By I. M. Besieris and A. M. Shaarawi
Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 143, 761-771, 2013

Developing One-Dimensional Electronically Tunable Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Components and Devices Towards Two-Dimensional Electromagnetically Reconfigurable Platform (Invited Paper)

By S. Adhikari and K. Wu
Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 143, 821-848, 2013

Impact of Finite Ground Plane Edge Diffractions on Radiation Patterns of Aperture Antennas (Invited Paper)

By N. A. Aboserwal, C. A. Balanis, and C. R. Birtcher
Progress In Electromagnetics Research B, Vol. 55, 1-21, 2013