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Invited Talk-II-Electronics & Communication Engineering

Recent trends in antenna designs and research


Dr D. R. Jahagirdar received his B.E. degree in Electronics Engineering in 1990, from Govt. College of Engineering,Amravati University, Maharashtra, India. He received M.Tech. in MicrowaveEngineering in 1992, from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur,West Bengal, India. He was a Research Assistant at SponsoredResearch and Industrial Consultancy at IIT, Kharagpur. In 1992 he joined Antenna Products Division of Electronics Corporation of India Hyderabad. In 1994, he received scholarship from the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, UK to pursue his PhD. He obtained Ph.D. in 1997 fromthe Department of Electronics and Computer Science, Universityof Southampton, UK. He has won ‘Best Paper Award’at the third IEEE High-Frequency Postgraduate Student Colloquium 1997at the University of Leeds, UK organized by IEEE UKRI section.

He joined Research Center Imarat, DRDO, Hyderabad in May 2000.In 2002, he received Prof.S.K. Mitramemorial award for ‘Best research oriented paper’ from IETE. He received ‘Young Scientist Award’ at Intl Radar Symposium Bangalore in 2005.In 2007 He received ‘Laboratory scientist of the year award. In 2010 he received ‘DRDO Scientist of the year’ from Prime Minister of India. In 2016, he received DRDO performance excellence award. He has 60 papers published in various international conferences and journals. He is a reviewer in IEEE AP society’s transactions on antennas and propagation. He was also guest editor for some time in MTT society’s transaction. He was technical program chair for IMARC-2015 conference in Hyderabad. He is external guide for many PhD students

He is a Fellow of IETE and senior member of IEEE, Antennas and Propagation Society and Microwave Theory and Techniques Society and Aerospace and Electronics society, Communication society. He is also a member of URSI. His area of interest is microwave antennas and arrays.At present he is group head in Radar seekers Lab of RCI, DRDO.