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.
Manuscripts should be submitted online. This special issue title should be selected during the online submission process. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published online continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers).