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Allen Taflove

Professor,  EECS Department Northwestern University




 


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Biosketch

        Allen Taflove received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL in 1971, 1972, and 1975, respectively.  Since 1988, he has been a full professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of Northwestern University's McCormick School of Engineering. 

     Since 1972, Allen has pioneered fundamental theoretical approaches, algorithms, and scientific and engineering applications of
finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) computational solutions of the fundamental Maxwell's equations of classical electrodynamics.  (See the McCormick news article which provides a brief history of his research.)  He coined the widely used descriptors "finite difference time domain" and "FDTD" (approximately 70,000 and 140,000 Google Scholar search results, respectively) in a 1980 journal paper, and in 1990 was the first person to be named a Fellow of the IEEE in the FDTD technical area.  Allen is the recipient of the 2014 IEEE Electromagnetics Award, with the citation: "For contributions to the development and application of finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) solutions of Maxwell's equations across the electromagnetic spectrum."   (See http://www.ieee.org/about/awards/bios/electromag_recipients.html and the McCormick announcement of Allen's award.)

     FDTD numerical solutions of Maxwell's equations have emerged as a primary means to solve a wide range of scientific and engineering problems involving electromagnetic wave phenomena, devices, and systems.  Current FDTD modeling applications range across the electromagnetic spectrum from ultralow frequencies (geophysical phenomena and oil/mineral prospecting) through microwaves (radar, wireless communications technologies, high-speed analog/digital circuits, and biomedical imaging/treatment) to visible light (photonics, biophotonics, microscopy, and nanotechnology).  FDTD techniques have elicited widespread interest among both commercial software vendors and university developers.  At least 28 commercial FDTD software suites and 16 free-software/open-source or closed-source FDTD projects are available.  To a large degree, all of these software constructs derive directly from FDTD techniques first reported by Allen and his students over the past 40 years. 

    
Nature Milestones|Photons ("Milestone 2- Classical monument") has named Allen as one of the two principal pioneers of numerical solutions of Maxwell's equations.  Microsoft Academic Search ranks his book, Computational Electrodynamics: The Finite-Difference Time-Domain Method, as the 13th most-cited publication in all branches of engineering, of 3,700,000 total publications in its database.  A Google Scholar search conducted in September 2012 by the Institute of Optics of the University of Rochester ranked Allen's Computational Electrodynamics as the 7th most-cited book in physics, with an updated total of more than 13,300 citations as of July 19, 2014. 

     Overall, Allen
has authored or co-authored six books, 26 articles or chapters in books and magazines, 143 refereed journal papers, and 14 U.S. patents.  His most recent book, published in January 2013, is Advances in FDTD Computational Electrodynamics: Photonics and Nanotechnology.  In 2002, he was named by the Institute of Scientific Information to its original listing of the most-cited researchers worldwide.  As of July 19, 2014, his books, journal papers, and U.S. patents had received a total of 26,528 Google Scholar citations, and his Google Scholar h-index was reported as 56.    

      At Northwestern, Allen has been the advisor or co-advisor of 24 Ph.D. recipients and 5 postdoctoral fellows who have completed their residencies.  Six of his advisees (four women and two men) currently hold tenured or tenure-track positions in university electrical engineering departments including the University of Colorado-Boulder, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, McGill University, National Cheng Kung University (Taiwan), National Taiwan University, and the University of Utah.  Many of his other advisees have held professional positions at major research institutions and companies including MIT Lincoln Lab, Jet Propulsion Lab, Argonne National Lab, U.S. Air Force Research Lab, Northrop-Grumman, Raytheon, Motorola, Applied Materials, Ball Aerospace, and Georgia Tech Research Institute.

      Since 2003, Allen has collaborated with Prof. Vadim Backman of Northwestern's Biomedical Engineering Department to pursue a minimally invasive spectroscopic microscopy technique for detecting early-stage colon cancer, pancreatic cancer, lung cancer, esophageal cancer, and ovarian cancer.  This technique is based upon spectral analysis of light that is backscattered from histologically normal cells located away from a neoplastic lesion in what has been termed the field effect.  This may lead to a new paradigm in cancer screening where, for example, lung cancer could be reliably detected by analyzing a few cells brushed from the interior surface of a person's cheek.  To date, in preclinical trials involving several hundred human subjects, sensitivities of ~90% have been observed for field-effect detection of the cancers of current interest.  On the physics side, a major advance in understanding the basis of Prof. Backman's spectroscopic microscopy technique was reported in a July 2013 paper in Physical Review Letters, which was subsequently highlighted in Nature Photonics.

     A dedicated teacher and advisor of undergraduate students, Allen was the first McCormick School faculty member to be named both Teacher of the Year and Adviser of the Year in the same academic year (2005-06).  In other recognitions, he was appointed a Northwestern University Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence (2000-03) and the Bette and Neison Harris Chair in Teaching Excellence (2009-12).  In addition, he received the Northwestern Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Award (2008), and was selected by Northwestern's Associated Student Government for its honor roll of best teachers in multiple years (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, and 2009).  In 2010, he received the Chen-To Tai Distinguished Educator Award of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society.

   
In 2011, Allen was named as an inductee of the Amateur Radio Hall of Fame by CQ Magazine in recognition of his research achievements in computational electrodynamics.  He has been a licensed amateur radio operator since 1964 holding the call sign WA9JLV, and credits amateur radio with spurring his interest in electrical engineering in general, and electromagnetic fields and waves in particular.  Prof. Taflove has served for many years as the trustee of the Northwestern University Amateur Radio Society, W9BGX.



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External Distinctions and
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1990
First IEEE Fellow in the FDTD technical area.  Citation: "For contributions to the development of the finite-difference time-domain numerical solution of Maxwell's equations."


2002
Named to the original Highly Cited Listing of the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI).


2010
Named by Nature Milestones|Photons as one of the two principal pioneers of numerical solutions of Maxwell's equations.  (See the Milestone 2 web article or download the PDF file of the May 2010 Milestone 2 print article on Maxwell's equations.)


2010
Recipient of the Chen-To Tai Distinguished Educator Award of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society.  Citation: "For his educational activities and publications, and his impact on undergraduate and graduate students."


2011
Inducted into CQ Magazine's Amateur Radio Hall of Fame.


2012
The Institute of Optics of the University of Rochester ranks the combined citations of Computational Electrodynamics: The Finite-Difference Time-Domain Method 7th on its list of the most-cited books in physics.  (See Most-cited physics books.)


2013 Microsoft Academic Search ranks the combined citations of Computational Electrodynamics: The Finite-Difference Time-Domain Method 13th on its list of the most-cited publications in engineering.  (See Most-cited engineering publications.)


2014 Recipient of the 2014 IEEE Electromagnetics Award.  Citation: "For contributions to the development and application of finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) solutions of Maxwell's equations across the electromagnetic spectrum."  (See http://www.ieee.org/about/awards/bios/electromag_recipients.html and and also a McCormick news article for a brief history of Allen's research.)
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Current Research
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Since 2003, Allen has collaborated with
Prof. Vadim Backman of Northwestern's Biomedical Engineering Department to pursue a minimally invasive spectroscopic microscopy technique for detecting early-stage colon cancer, pancreatic cancer, lung cancer, esophageal cancer, and ovarian cancer.  This technique is based upon spectral analysis of light that is backscattered from histologically normal cells located away from a neoplastic lesion in what has been termed the field effect.  This may lead to a new paradigm in cancer screening where, for example, lung cancer could be reliably detected by analyzing a few cells brushed from the interior surface of a person's cheek.  To date, in preclinical trials involving several hundred human subjects, sensitivities of ~90% have been observed for field-effect detection of the cancers of current interest.

FDTD modeling has helped to establish the fundamental physics foundation of Prof. Backman's spectroscopic microscopy technique for early detection of human cancers.  Work has progressed from the early FDTD studies reported in Dec. 2008 in
Proc. National Academy of Sciences USA to the analytical and FDTD modeling advances reported in a July 2013 paper in Physical Review Letters, which was subsequently highlighted in Nature PhotonicsThe PRL paper shows rigorously that spectroscopic microscopy permits determining the statistical nature of deeply subdiffraction three-dimensional refractive-index fluctuations of a linear, label-free dielectric medium in the far zone.  Using visible light, this means that statistical fluctuations of intracellular media as fine as 20 nm can be characterized, assuming a 5% noise level.  (This is a 13 dB SNR -- higher SNRs permit refractive-index fluctuations smaller than 20 nm to be characterized.)  The resulting wide range of distance scales that can be characterized within a cell permits correlations to be developed appropriate for field-effect detection of the cancers of current interest with clinically useful sensitivity and specificity.
 
 


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Links and Downloads


Allen's Google Scholar webpage



Allen's Wikipedia listing


A. Taflove and S. C. Hagness, Computational Electrodynamics: The Finite-Difference Time-Domain Method, 3rd  ed.  Norwood, MA: Artech House, 2005.  (Download 2005 book front matter.pdf)    Publisher's webpage


A. Taflove, A. Oskooi, and S. G. Johnson, eds., Advances in FDTD Computational Electrodynamics: Photonics and Nanotechnology.  Norwood, MA: Artech House, 2013.  (Download 2013 book front matter.pdf)  Publisher's webpage



Wikipedia FDTD listing


Download the PDF file of the May 2010 Nature Milestones|Photons article on Maxwell's equations.


Download the PDF file of Allen's  "Why Study  E&M" paper.   This paper, published in IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine in April 2002, is suitable as an introductory unit in an undergraduate electromagnetics class to help motivate the students in their subsequent studies.
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Ph.D. and Postdoctoral Alumni
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Jeffrey Blaschak (Ph.D., June 1988).  Principal Researcher, Chief Data Officer, and Co-Founder, Social Market Analytics, Inc., Chicago, IL.



Fady Harfoush (Ph.D., June 1989).  Manager, Quantitative analytics, Thomson-Reuters, Chicago, IL.



Thomas Moore (Ph.D., June 1989).  Director, Advanced Concepts and Technologies Division, Northrop-Grumman Corp., Linthicum, MD.



Mark Strickel (Ph.D., June  1989).  Portfolio manager, Talon Assets Corp., Chicago, IL.



Thomas Jurgens (Ph.D., June 1991).  Senior engineer, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Atlanta, GA.



Melinda Piket-May (Ph.D., Aug. 1993).  Tenured associate professor, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.



Rose Joseph (Ph.D., June 1994).  Homemaker and mother.



Christopher Reuter (Ph.D., June 1994).  Staff engineer, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH.



Daniel Katz (Ph.D., June 1994).  Senior Fellow, Computation Institute, University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory;  and Program Director, Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure, National Science Foundation.



Eric Thiele (Ph.D., June 1994).  Staff engineer, Ball Aerospace Corp., Wright-Patterson AFB, OH.



Susan Hagness (Ph.D., June 1998).  Tenured full professor, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.  Fellow, IEEE.



Elena Vasilyeva (Ph.D., June 2000).  Senior electrical engineer, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, Plano, TX.



Veera Anantha (Ph.D., June 2001).  Director, Enterprise Networking and Communications, Motorola, Boston, MA.



Milica Popovic (Ph.D., August 2001).  Tenured associate professor, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.



Geoff Waldschmidt (Ph.D., June  2002).  Electrical engineer, Accelerator Systems Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL.



Adam Rybaltowski (Ph.D., October 2002).  Optical projects manager, LightTime LLC, Oshkosh, WI.



Shih-Hui (Gilbert) Chang (Ph.D., June  2004).  Assistant professor, Institute of Opto-Electronics for Science and Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan.



Jiuan-Her (Grace) Chang (Ph.D., June 2004).  Homemaker and mother.



Zhigang Chen (Ph.D., June 2005).  Electrical engineer, Applied Materials, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA.



Snow Tseng (Ph.D., June 2005).  Associate professor, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.



Xu Li (Postdoc, 2003-05).  Homemaker and mother.



Jamesina Simpson (Ph.D., June 2007).  Tenure-track associate professor, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.



Jethro Greene (Ph.D., June 2007).  Senior analyst, Citadel Financial, Chicago, IL.



Alex Heifetz (Postdoc, 2007-08).  Electrical engineer, Nuclear Engineering Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL.



Soon-Cheol Kong (Postdoc, 2007-09).  Member, technical staff, HyPerComp, Inc., Westlake Village, CA.



Glafkos Stratis (Ph.D., June 2010).  Senior engineer, Raytheon Corp., Tuscon, AZ.



Seungmoo Yang (Postdoc, 2009-11).  Rowland Junior Fellow, Harvard-MIT Health Science and Technology, Cambridge. MA.



Zachary Lubin (Ph.D., June 2012).  Senior engineer, Northrop-Grumman Corp., Rolling Meadows, IL.



Ilker Capoglu (Postdoc, 2008-12).  Member, technical staff, Halliburton Corp., Houston, TX.


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U.S. Patents 
(Google Scholar citations as of 7/19/2014)
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1.
J. E. Bridges, A. Taflove, and R. H. Snow, "Method for in situ heat processing of hydrocarbonaceous formations," 4,140,180, Feb. 20, 1979.  (Download Patent1.pdf)  340 GS citations


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J. E. Bridges, A. Taflove, and R. H. Snow, "Apparatus and method for in situ heat processing of hydrocarbonaceous formations," 4,144,935, March 20, 1979.  (Download Patent2.pdf)  317 GS citations


3. J. E. Bridges and A. Taflove, "Apparatus and method for in situ heat processing of hydrocarbonaceous formations," Re 30,738, Sept. 8, 1981.  (Download Patent3.pdf)  292 GS citations


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J. E. Bridges and A. Taflove, "Apparatus and method for in situ controlled heat processing of hydrocarbonaceous formations," 4,449,585, May 22, 1984.  (Download Patent4.pdf)  47 GS citations


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J. E. Bridges and A. Taflove, "Method and apparatus for mitigation of radio frequency electric field peaking in controlled heat processing of hydrocarbonaceous formations in situ," 4,476,926, Oct. 16, 1984.  (Download Patent5.pdf)  12 GS citations


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J. E. Bridges, G. C. Sresty, and A. Taflove, "Single well stimulation for the recovery of liquid hydrocarbons from subsurface formations," 4,524,827, June 25, 1985(Download Patent6.pdf)  271 GS citations


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J. E. Bridges and A. Taflove, "Conduction heating of hydrocarbonaceous formations," 4,545,435, Oct. 8, 1985.  (Download Patent7.pdf)  181 GS citations


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J. E. Bridges, G. C. Sresty, and A. Taflove, "Electro-osmotic production of hydrocarbons utilizing conduction heating of hydrocarbonaceous formations," 4,645,004, Feb. 21, 1987.  (Download Patent8.pdf)  32 GS citations


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G. C. Sresty, A. Taflove, and K. R. Umashankar, "Method and apparatus for enhancing liquid hydrocarbon production from a single borehole in a slowly producing formation by non-uniform heating through optimized electrode arrays surrounding the borehole," 4,662,438, May 5, 1987.  (Download Patent9.pdf)  239 GS citations


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J. E. Bridges, A. Taflove, H. Dev, and R. H. Snow, "In situ decontamination of spills and landfills by radio frequency heating," 4,670,634, June 2, 1987.  (Download Patent10.pdf)  103 GS citations


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J. E. Bridges, G. C. Sresty, and A. Taflove, "Method and apparatus for treating hazardous wastes or other hydrocarbonaceous material," 5,487,873, Jan. 30, 1996.  (Download Patent11.pdf)  14 GS citations


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J. E. Bridges, A. Taflove, S. C. Hagness, and A. V. Sahakian, "Microwave antenna for cancer detection system," 6,061,589, May 9, 2000.  (Download Patent12.pdf)  108 GS citations


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A. Taflove and E. Vasilyeva, "Elongate radiator conformal antenna for portable communications devices," 6,292,144, Sept. 18, 2001.  (Download Patent13.pdf)  9 GS citations


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J. E. Bridges, S. C. Hagness, A. Taflove, and M. Popovic, "Microwave discrimination between malignant and benign breast tumors," 6,421,550, July 16, 2002.  (Download Patent14.pdf)  14 GS citations

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Books
 


>13,300 total Google Scholar (GS) citations for the three editions of Computational Electrodynamics:
 The Finite-Difference Time-Domain Method (Books #2, #4, and #5) as of 7/19/2014.

This publication ranked 7th on the Google Scholar search conducted in September 2012
by the Institute of Optics of the University of Rochester for the
most-cited books in physics.

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K. R. Umashankar and A. Taflove, Computational Electromagnetics:  Integral Equation Approach.  Norwood, MA: Artech House, 1993.


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A. Taflove, Computational Electrodynamics: The Finite-Difference Time-Domain  Method.  Norwood, MA: Artech House, 1995.  (Download the 1995 book front matter.pdf)


3. A. Taflove, ed., Advances in Computational Electrodynamics: The Finite-Difference Time-Domain Method.  Norwood, MA: Artech House, 1998.  (Download the 1998 book front matter.pdf)


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A. Taflove and S. C. Hagness, Computational Electrodynamics: The Finite-Difference Time-Domain Method, 2nd ed.  Norwood, MA: Artech House, 2000.  (Download the 2000 book front matter.pdf)


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A. Taflove and S. C. Hagness, Computational Electrodynamics: The Finite-Difference Time-Domain Method, 3rd  ed.  Norwood, MA: Artech House, 2005.  (Download the 2005 book front matter.pdf ;  visit the Publisher's webpage ;  read the book reviews:  IEEE EMC review.pdf  and  IEEE APS review.pdf)


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A. Taflove, A. Oskooi, and S. G. Johnson, eds., Advances in FDTD Computational Electrodynamics: Photonics and Nanotechnology.  Norwood, MA: Artech House, 2013.  (Download the 2013 book front matter.pdf ;  visit the Publisher's webpage)
                   


Images of the front covers of Allen's FDTD books published in 1995, 1998, 2000, 2005, and 2013:

 


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Book Chapters
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A. Taflove and K. R. Umashankar, "A Hybrid Moment Method / Finite-Difference Time-Domain Approach to Electromagnetic Coupling and Aperture Penetration into Complex Geometries," Chap. 14 in Applications of the Method of Moments to Electromagnetic Fields, B. J. Strait, ed.  Orlando, Florida: SCEEE Press (1980).


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A. Taflove and K. R. Umashankar, "Solution of Complex Electromagnetic Penetration and Scattering Problems in Unbounded Regions," pp. 83-113 in Computational Methods for Infinite Domain Media-Structure Interactions, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, AMD vol. 46 (1981).


3. A. Taflove and K. R. Umashankar, "Detailed Near/ Far Field Modeling of Complex Electrically Large Three-Dimensional Structures," Chap.  II.10 in Inverse Methods in Electromagnetic Imaging, Part I, W.-M. Boerner, ed., NATO Advanced Science Institutes Series C, vol. 143.  Dordrecht, Netherlands: Reidel (1985).


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A. Taflove and K. R. Umashankar, "Review of FDTD Numerical Modeling of Electromagnetic Wave Scattering and Radar Cross Section," in Radar Cross Sections of Complex Objects, W. R. Stone, ed.  New York: IEEE Press (1990).


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A. Taflove and K. R. Umashankar, "The Finite-Difference Time-Domain Method for Numerical Modeling of Electromagnetic Wave Interactions with Arbitrary Structures," Chap. 8 in Progress in Electromagnetics Research 2: Finite-Element and Finite-Difference Methods in Electromagnetic Scattering, M. A. Morgan, ed.  New York: Elsevier (1990).  58 GS citations


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A. Taflove, "State of the Art and Future Directions in Finite-Difference and Related Techniques in Supercomputing Computational Electromagnetics," pp. 197-213 in Directions in Electromagnetic Wave Modeling, H. L. Bertoni and L. B. Felsen, eds.  New York: Plenum (1991).


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J. P. Brooks, K. K. Ghosh, E. Harrigan, D. S. Katz, and A. Taflove, "Progress in Cray-Based Algorithms for Computational Electromagnetics, Chap. 2 in Progress in Electromagnetics Research, vol. 7, T. Cwik and J. Patterson, eds.  Cambridge, MA: EMW Publishing (1993).


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A. Taflove, "Advances in Finite-Difference Time-Domain Methods for Engineering Electromagnetics," in Ultra-Wideband Short-Pulse Electromagnetics, vol. 2, H. L. Bertoni, L. Carin, L. B. Felsen, and S. U. Pillai, eds.  New York: Plenum (1995).


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S. C. Hagness, S. T. Ho, and A. Taflove, "Finite-Difference Time-Domain (FDTD) Computational Electrodynamics Simulations of Microlaser Cavities in One and Two Spatial Dimensions," in Computational Electromagnetics and its Applications, T. G. Campbell, R. A. Nicolaides, and M. D. Salas, eds. (ICASE/LaRC Interdisciplinary Series in Science and Engineering, vol. 5)  Dordrecht, Netherlands: Kluwer (1997).


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V. Sathiaseelan, B. B. Mittal, A. J. Fenn, and A. Taflove, "Recent Advances in External Electromagnetic Hyperthermia," Chap. 10 in Advances in Radiation Therapy, B. B. Mittal, J. A. Purdy, and K. K. Ang, eds. (Cancer Treatment and Research, S. T. Rosen, series ed.)  Dordrecht, Netherlands: Kluwer (1998).


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A. Taflove, "Numerical Issues Regarding FDTD Modeling of Microwave Structures," pp. 59-75 in Time-Domain Methods for Microwave Structures: Analysis and Design, B. Houshmand and T. Itoh, eds.  New York: IEEE Press (1998).


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A. Taflove, S. C. Hagness, and M. J. Piket-May, "Computational Electromagnetics: The Finite-Difference Time-Domain Method," Chap. V.9 (pp. 629-670) in The Electrical Engineering Handbook, W.-K. Chen, ed.  Burlington, MA: Elsevier Academic Press (2005).


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S. C. Hagness, A. Taflove, and S. D. Gedney, "Finite-Difference Time-Domain Methods," pp. 199-315 in Handbook of Numerical Analysis, Vol. XIII: Numerical Methods in Electromagnetics, W. H. A. Schilders and E. J. W. ter Maten, eds.  Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier-North Holland (2005).


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A. Taflove and S. C. Hagness, "Finite-Difference Time-Domain Analysis," pp.  1567-1589 in Encyclopedia of RF and Microwave Engineering, K. Chang, ed.  Hoboken, NJ: Wiley (2005).


15. S. H. Tseng, I. R. Capoglu, A. Taflove, and V. Backman, "Modeling of Light Scattering by Biological Tissues via Computational Solution of Maxwell's Equations," Chap. 3 (pp. 49-75) in Biomedical Applications of Light Scattering, A. Wax and V. Backman, eds.  New York: McGraw Hill (2010).


16. I. R. Capoglu, J. D. Rogers, A. Taflove, and V. Backman, "The Microscope in a Computer: Image Synthesis from Three-Dimensional Full-Vector Solutions of Maxwell's Equations at the Nanometer Scale," Chap. 1 (pp. 1-91) in Progress in Optics, Vol. 57, E. Wolf, ed.  Elsevier B.V. (2012).


17. I. R. Capoglu, J. D. Rogers, A. Taflove, and V. Backman, "Computational Optical Imaging Using the Finite-Difference Time-Domain Method," Chap. 14 (pp. 307-364) in Advances in FDTD Computational Electrodynamics: Photonics and Nanotechnology, A. Taflove, A. Oskooi, and S. G. Johnson, eds.  Norwood, MA: Artech House (2013).


18. I. R. Capoglu, J. D. Rogers, C. Mendez Ruiz, J. J. Simpson, S. H. Tseng, K. Chen, M. Ding, A. Taflove, and V. Backman, "FDTD and PSTD Applications in Biophotonics," Chap. 16 (pp. 451-496) in Advances in FDTD Computational Electrodynamics: Photonics and Nanotechnology, A. Taflove, A. Oskooi, and S. G. Johnson, eds.  Norwood, MA: Artech House (2013).


19. Z. Lubin, J. H. Greene, and A. Taflove, "GVADE FDTD Modeling of Spatial Solitons," Chap. 17 (pp. 497-518) in Advances in FDTD Computational Electrodynamics: Photonics and Nanotechnology, A. Taflove, A. Oskooi, and S. G. Johnson, eds.  Norwood, MA: Artech House (2013).
                                                                 
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Refereed Journal Publications

  Google Scholar (GS) h-index = 56 as of 7/19/2014, including patents and books.

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bar chart which follows Refereed Journal Publications for the year-by-year GS citation count.

*Denotes 29 papers with ≥100 GS citations as of 7/19/2014.  *Denotes 17 papers with between 50 and 99 GS citations as of 7/19/2014.

                                
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A. Taflove and M. E. Brodwin, "A radio frequency tunable active filter," IEEE J. Solid State Circuits, vol. 9, pp. 73-76, April 1974.  (Download Paper1.pdf)


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A. Taflove and M. E. Brodwin, "Numerical solution of steady-state electromagnetic scattering problems using the time-dependent Maxwell's equations," IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory & Techniques, vol. 23, pp. 623-630, Aug. 1975.  (Download Paper2.pdf1039 GS citations


*3. A. Taflove and M. E. Brodwin, "Computation of the electromagnetic fields and induced temperatures within a model of the microwave-irradiated human eye,"  IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory & Techniques, vol. 23, pp. 888-896, Nov. 1975.  (Download Paper3.pdf194 GS citations


4.  M. E. Brodwin, A. Taflove, and J. E. Matz, "A passive electrodeless method for determining the interior field of biological materials," IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory & Techniques, vol. 24, pp. 514-521, Aug. 1976.  (Download Paper4.pdf)


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A. Taflove and J. Dabkowski, "Prediction method for buried pipeline voltages due to 60 Hz ac inductive coupling. Part I: Analysis; Part II: Field test verification," IEEE Trans. Power Apparatus & Systems, vol. 98, pp. 780-794, May/June 1979.  (Download Paper5.pdf)


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A. Taflove, J. Dabkowski, and M. Genge, "Mitigation of buried pipeline voltages due to 60 Hz ac inductive coupling. Part  I: Design of  joint rights of way; Part  II: Pipeline  grounding  methods," IEEE Trans. Power Apparatus & Systems, vol. 98, pp. 1806-1823, Sept./Oct. 1979.  (Download Paper6.pdf)


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A. Taflove, "Application of the finite-difference time-domain method to sinusoidal steady-state electromagnetic penetration problems," IEEE Trans. Electromagnetic Compatibility, vol. 22, pp. 191-202, Aug. 1980.  (Download Paper7.pdf341 GS citations


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A. Taflove and K. R. Umashankar, "A hybrid moment method / finite-difference time-domain approach to electromagnetic coupling and aperture penetration into complex geometries," IEEE Trans. Antennas & Propagation, vol. 30, pp. 617-627, July 1982.  (Download Paper8.pdf103 GS citations


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K. R. Umashankar and A. Taflove, "A novel method to analyze electromagnetic scattering of complex objects," IEEE Trans. Electromagnetic Compatibility, vol. 24, pp. 397-405, Nov. 1982.  (Download Paper9.pdf422 GS citations
   
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A. Taflove and K. R. Umashankar, "Radar cross-section of general three-dimensional scatterers," IEEE Trans. Electromagnetic Compatibility, vol. 25, pp. 433-440, Nov. 1983.  (Download Paper10.pdf162 GS citations


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A. Taflove, K. R. Umashankar, and T. G. Jurgens, "Validation of FDTD modeling of the radar cross-section of three-dimensional structures spanning up to 9 wavelengths," IEEE  Trans. Antennas & Propagation, vol. 33, pp. 662-666, June 1985.  (Download Paper11.pdf58 GS citations


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A. Taflove, J. H. Dunlap, and R. A. Zalewski, "Testing of railroad signal equipment for power line interference susceptibility. Part I: The test jig; Part II: Test  results," IEEE Trans. Power Apparatus & Systems, vol. 104, pp. 3345-3359, Dec. 1985.  (Download Paper12.pdf)


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K. R. Umashankar, A. Taflove, and S. M. Rao, "Electromagnetic scattering by arbitrary shaped three-dimensional homogeneous lossy dielectric objects," IEEE Trans. Antennas & Propagation, vol. 34, pp. 758-766, June 1986.  (Download Paper13.pdf256 GS citations


*14.
G. A. Kriegsmann, A. Taflove, and K. R. Umashankar, "A new formulation of electromagnetic wave scattering using an on-surface radiation boundary condition approach," IEEE Trans. Antennas & Propagation, vol. 35, pp. 153-161, Feb. 1987.  (Download Paper14.pdf173 GS citations


*15.
A. Taflove and K. R. Umashankar, "The finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method for electromagnetic scattering and interaction problems," J. Electromagnetic Waves & Applications, vol. 1, pp. 243-267, 1987.  (Download Paper15.pdf56 GS citations


*16.
K. R. Umashankar, A. Taflove, and B. Beker, "Calculation and experimental validation of induced currents on coupled wires in an arbitrary shaped cavity," IEEE Trans. Antennas & Propagation, vol. 35, pp. 1248-1257, Nov. 1987.  (Download Paper16.pdf237 GS citations


*17.
A. Taflove, K. R. Umashankar, B. Beker, F. A. Harfoush, and K. S. Yee, "Detailed FDTD analysis of electromagnetic fields penetrating narrow slots and lapped joints in thick conducting screens," IEEE Trans. Antennas. & Propagation, vol. 36, pp. 247-257, Feb. 1988.  (Download Paper17.pdf211 GS citations


*18.
D. M. Sullivan, O. P. Gandhi, and A. Taflove, "Use of the finite-difference time-domain method in calculating EM absorption in man models," IEEE Trans. Biomedical Engineering, vol. 35, pp. 179-186, Feb. 1988.  (Download Paper18.pdf105 GS citations


19.  T. G. Moore, G. A. Kriegsmann, and A. Taflove, "An application of the WKBJ technique to the on-surface radiation condition," IEEE Trans. Antennas & Propagation, vol. 36, pp. 1329-1331, Sept. 1988.  (Download Paper19.pdf)


*20.
T. G. Moore, J. G. Blaschak, A. Taflove, and G. A. Kriegsmann, "Theory and application of radiation boundary operators," IEEE Trans. Antennas & Propagation, vol. 36, pp. 1797-1812, Dec. 1988.  (Download Paper20.pdf199 GS citations


*21.
A. Taflove, "Review of the formulation and applications of the finite-difference time-domain method for numerical modeling of electromagnetic wave interactions with arbitrary structures," Wave Motion, vol. 10, pp. 547-582, Dec. 1988.  (Download Paper21.pdf244 GS citations


*22.
F. A. Harfoush, A. Taflove, and G. A. Kriegsmann, "A numerical technique for analyzing electromagnetic wave scattering from moving surfaces," IEEE Trans. Antennas & Propagation, vol. 37, pp. 55-63, Jan. 1989.  (Download Paper22.pdf59 GS citations


23.
J. G. Blaschak, G. A. Kriegsmann, and A. Taflove, "A study of wave interactions with flanged waveguides and cavities using the on-surface radiation condition method," Wave Motion, vol. 11, pp. 65-76, March 1989.  (Download Paper23.pdf)


*24.
A. Taflove and K. R. Umashankar, "Review of FDTD numerical modeling of electromagnetic wave scattering and radar cross-section," Proc. IEEE, vol. 77, pp. 682-699, May 1989.  (Download Paper24.pdf145 GS citations


25.
A. Taflove and K. R. Umashankar, "The finite-difference time-domain method for numerical modeling of electromagnetic scattering," IEEE Trans. Magnetics, vol. 25, pp. 3086-3091, July 1989.  (Download Paper25.pdf)


26.
A. T. Perlik, A. Taflove, and T. Opsahl, "Predicting scattering of electromagnetic fields using FDTD on a Connection Machine," IEEE Trans. Magnetics, vol. 25, pp. 2910-2912, July 1989.  (Download Paper26.pdf)


27.
B. Beker, K. R. Umashankar, and A. Taflove, "Numerical analysis and validation of the combined-field surface integral equations for electromagnetic scattering by arbitrary shaped two-dimensional anisotropic objects," IEEE Trans. Antennas & Propagation, vol. 37, pp. 1573-1581, Dec. 1989.  (Download Paper27.pdf)


*28.
A. Taflove and K. R. Umashankar, "The finite-difference time-domain method for numerical modeling of electromagnetic wave interactions," Electromagnetics, vol. 10, pp. 105-126, Jan.-June 1990.  (Download Paper28.pdf155 GS citations


29.
M. A. Strickel and A. Taflove, "Time-domain synthesis of broadband absorptive coatings for two-dimensional conducting targets," IEEE Trans. Antennas & Propagation, vol. 38, pp. 1084-1091, July  1990.  (Download Paper29.pdf)


30.
F. A. Harfoush, G. A. Kriegsmann, and A. Taflove, "Numerical implementation of relativistic electromagnetic field boundary conditions in a laboratory-frame grid," J. Computational Physics, vol. 89, pp. 80-94, July 1990.   (Download Paper30.pdf)


31.
S. Arendt, K. R. Umashankar, A. Taflove, and G. A. Kriegsmann, "Extension of on-surface radiation condition theory to scattering by two-dimensional homogeneous dielectric objects," IEEE Trans. Antennas & Propagation, vol. 38, pp. 1551-1558, Oct. 1990.  (Download Paper31.pdf)


32.
B. Beker, K. R. Umashankar, and A. Taflove, "Electromagnetic scattering by arbitrarily shaped two-dimensional perfectly conducting objects coated with homogeneous anisotropic materials," Electromagnetics, vol. 10, pp. 387-406, Oct.-Dec. 1990.  (Download Paper32.pdf)


33.
F. A. Harfoush and A. Taflove, "Scattering of electromagnetic waves by a material half-space with a time-varying conductivity," IEEE Trans. Antennas & Propagation, vol. 39, pp. 898-906, July 1991.  (Download Paper33.pdf)


34.
D. S. Katz, A. Taflove, M. J. Piket-May, and K. R. Umashankar, "FDTD analysis of electromagnetic wave radiation from systems containing horn antennas," IEEE Trans. Antennas & Propagation, vol. 39, pp. 1203-1212, Aug. 1991.  (Download Paper34.pdf)


*35.
R. M. Joseph, S. C. Hagness, and A. Taflove, "Direct time integration of Maxwell's equations in linear dispersive media with absorption for scattering and propagation of femtosecond electromagnetic pulses," Optics  Letters, vol. 16, pp. 1412-1414, Sept. 15, 1991.  (Download Paper35.pdf)  335 GS citations


36.
K. R. Umashankar, W. Chun, and A. Taflove, "Simple analytical solution to electromagnetic scattering by two-dimensional conducting objects with edges and corners. Part  I: TM polarization," IEEE Trans. Antennas & Propagation, vol. 39, pp. 1665-1671, Dec. 1991.  (Download Paper36.pdf)


*37.
P. M. Goorjian and A. Taflove, "Direct time integration of Maxwell's equations in nonlinear dispersive media for propagation and scattering of femtosecond electromagnetic solitons," Optics  Letters, vol. 17, pp. 180-182, Feb. 1, 1992.  (Download Paper37.pdf)  133 GS citations


38.
M. J. Piket-May, A. Taflove, W. C. Lin, D. S. Katz, V. Sathiaseelan, and B. B. Mittal, "Initial results for automated computational modeling of patient-specific electromagnetic hyperthermia," IEEE Trans. Biomedical Engineering, vol. 39, pp. 226-237, March 1992.  (Download Paper38.pdf)


*39.
T. G. Jurgens, A. Taflove, K. R. Umashankar, and T. G. Moore, "Finite-difference time-domain modeling of curved surfaces," IEEE Trans. Antennas & Propagation, vol. 40, pp. 357-366, April  1992.  (Download Paper39.pdf)  298 GS citations


*40.
K. R. Umashankar, S. Nimmagadda, and A. Taflove, "Numerical analysis of electromagnetic scattering by electrically large objects using spatial decomposition technique," IEEE Trans. Antennas & Propagation, vol. 40, pp. 866-877, Aug. 1992.  (Download Paper40.pdf60 GS citations


*41.
P. M. Goorjian, A. Taflove, R. M. Joseph, and S. C. Hagness, "Computational modeling of femtosecond optical solitons from Maxwell's equations," IEEE J. Quantum Electronics, vol. 28, pp. 2416-2422, Oct. 1992.  (Download Paper41.pdf)  152 GS citations


*42. A. Taflove, "Re-inventing electromagnetics: Supercomputing solution of Maxwell's equations via direct time integration on space grids," Computing Systems in Engineering, vol. 3, pp. 153-168, Dec. 1992.  (Download Paper42.pdf52 GS citations


43.
V. Sathiaseelan, A. Taflove, M. J. Piket-May, C. Reuter, and B. B. Mittal, "Application of numerical modeling techniques in electromagnetic hyperthermia,"  J. Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society, vol. 7, pp. 61-71, Winter 1992.  (Download Paper43.pdf)


*44.
R. M. Joseph, P. M. Goorjian, and A. Taflove, "Direct time integration of Maxwell's equations in 2-D dielectric waveguides for propagation and scattering of femtosecond electromagnetic solitons," Optics Letters, vol. 18, pp. 491-493, April 1, 1993.  (Download Paper44.pdf)  58 GS citations


45.
M. J. Piket-May, A. Taflove, and J. B. Troy, "Electrodynamics of visible light interactions with the vertebrate retinal rod," Optics Letters, vol. 18, pp. 568-570, April 15, 1993.  (Download Paper45.pdf)


*46.
T. G. Jurgens and A. Taflove, "Three-dimensional contour FDTD modeling of scattering from single and multiple bodies," IEEE Trans. Antennas & Propagation, vol. 41, pp. 1703-1708, Dec. 1993.  (Download Paper46.pdf)  85 GS citations


47.
K. R. Umashankar, S. Chaudhuri, and A. Taflove, "Finite-difference time-domain formulation of an inverse-scattering scheme for remote sensing of inhomogeneous lossy layered media," J. Electromagnetic Waves & Applications, vol. 8, pp. 489-509, April 1994.  (Download Paper47.pdf)


48.
M. Strickel, A. Taflove, and K. R. Umashankar, "Finite-difference time-domain formulation of an inverse-scattering scheme for remote sensing of conducting and dielectric targets," J. Electromagnetic Waves & Applications, vol. 8, pp. 510-529, April 1994.  (Download Paper48.pdf)


*49.
V. A. Thomas, M. E. Jones, M. J. Piket-May, A. Taflove, and E. Harrigan, "The use of SPICE lumped circuits as sub-grid models for FDTD analysis," IEEE Microwave & Guided Wave  Letters, vol. 4, pp. 141-143, May 1994.  (Download Paper49.pdf)  152 GS citations


*50.
E. Thiele and A. Taflove, "Finite-difference time-domain modeling of Vivaldi slot antennas and arrays," IEEE Trans. Antennas & Propagation, vol. 42, pp. 633-641, May 1994.  (Download Paper50.pdf58 GS citations


*51.
D. S. Katz, E. T. Thiele, and A. Taflove, "Validation and extension to three dimensions of the Berenger PML absorbing boundary condition for FDTD meshes," IEEE Microwave & Guided Wave Letters, vol. 4, pp. 268-270, Aug. 1994.  (Download Paper51.pdf)  346 GS citations


*52.
M. J. Piket-May, A. Taflove, and J. Baron, "FDTD modeling of digital signal propagation in 3-D circuits with passive and active loads," IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory & Techniques, vol. 42, pp. 1514-1523, Aug. 1994.  (Download Paper52.pdf)  389 GS citations


*53.
C. E. Reuter, R. M. Joseph, E. T. Thiele, D. S. Katz, and A. Taflove, "Ultrawideband absorbing boundary condition for termination of waveguiding structures in FDTD simulations," IEEE Microwave & Guided Wave Letters, vol. 4, pp. 344-346, Oct. 1994.  (Download Paper53.pdf83 GS citations


54.
R. M. Joseph and A. Taflove, "Spatial soliton deflection mechanism indicated by FDTD Maxwell's equations modeling," IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, vol. 6, pp. 1251-1254, Oct. 1994.  (Download Paper54.pdf)


55.
J. P. Zhang, D. Y. Chu, S. L. Wu, W. G. Bi, R. C. Tiberio, R. M. Joseph, A. Taflove, C. W. Tu, and S. T. Ho, "Nanofabrication of 1-D photonic bandgap structures along a photonic wire," IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, vol. 8, pp. 491-493, April 1996.  (Download Paper55.pdf)


56.
S. C. Hagness, R. M. Joseph, and A. Taflove, "Subpicosecond electrodynamics of distributed Bragg reflector microlasers: Results from finite-difference time-domain simulations," Radio Science, vol. 31, pp. 931-941, July-Aug. 1996.  (Download Paper56.pdf)


*57.
R. M. Joseph and A. Taflove, "FDTD Maxwell's equations models for nonlinear electrodynamics and optics," IEEE Trans. Antennas & Propagation, vol. 45, pp. 364-374, March  1997.  (Download Paper57.pdf)  155 GS citations


*58.
D. Rafizadeh, J. P. Zhang, S. C. Hagness, A. Taflove, K. A. Stair, S. T. Ho, and R. C. Tiberio, "Waveguide-coupled AlGaAs/GaAs microcavity ring and disk resonators with high finesse and 21.6-nm free-spectral range," Optics  Letters, vol. 22, pp. 1244-1246, Aug. 15, 1997.  (Download Paper58.pdf)  248 GS citations


59.
S. C. Hagness, A. Taflove, and J. E. Bridges, "Wideband ultralow reverberation antenna for biological sensing," Electronics Letters, vol. 33, pp. 1594-1595, Sept. 11, 1997.  (Download Paper59.pdf)


60.
G. Stratis, V. Anantha, and A. Taflove, "Numerical calculation of diffraction coefficients of generic conducting and dielectric wedges using FDTD," IEEE Trans. Antennas & Propagation, vol. 45, pp. 1525-1529, Oct. 1997.  (Download Paper60.pdf)


*61.
S. C. Hagness, D. Rafizadeh, S. T. Ho, and A. Taflove, "FDTD microcavity simulations: Design and experimental realization of waveguide-coupled single-mode ring and whispering-gallery-mode disk resonators," J. Lightwave Technology, vol. 15, pp. 2154-2165, Nov. 1997.  (Download Paper61.pdf)  228 GS citations


62.
C. E. Reuter, A. Taflove, V. Sathiaseelan, M. J. Piket-May, and B. B. Mittal, "Unexpected physical phenomena indicated by FDTD modeling of the Sigma-60 deep hyperthermia applicator," IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory & Techniques, vol. 46, pp. 313-319, April 1998.  (Download Paper62.pdf)


63.
M. Popovic, S. C. Hagness, and A. Taflove, "FDTD analysis of a complete TEM cell loaded with liquid biological media in culture dishes," IEEE Trans. Biomedical Engineering, vol. 45, pp. 1067-1076, Aug. 1998.  (Download Paper63.pdf)


64.
E. Vasilyeva and A. Taflove, "Three-dimensional modeling of amplitude-object imaging in scanning near-field optical microscopy," Optics Letters, vol. 23, no. 15, pp. 1155-1157, Aug. 1, 1998.  (Download Paper64.pdf)


65.
V. Anantha and A. Taflove, "Calculation of diffraction coefficients of three-dimensional infinite conducting wedges using FDTD," IEEE Trans. Antennas & Propagation, vol. 46, pp. 1755-1756, Nov. 1998.  (Download Paper65.pdf)


*66.
S. C. Hagness, A. Taflove, and J. E. Bridges, "Two-dimensional FDTD analysis of a pulsed microwave confocal system for breast cancer detection: Fixed-focus and antenna-array sensors," IEEE Trans. Biomedical Engineering, vol. 45, pp. 1470-1479, Dec. 1998.  (Download Paper66.pdf)  345 GS citations


*67.
S. C. Hagness, A. Taflove, and J. E. Bridges, "Three-dimensional FDTD analysis of a pulsed microwave confocal system for breast cancer detection: Design of an antenna-array element," IEEE Trans. Antennas & Propagation, vol. 47, pp. 783-791, May 1999.  (Download Paper67.pdf)  205 GS citations


68.
G. Waldschmidt and A. Taflove, "The determination of the effective radius of a filamentary source in the FDTD mesh," IEEE Microwave & Guided Wave Letters, vol. 10, pp. 217-219, June 2000.  (Download Paper68.pdf)


69.
A. Rybaltowski and A. Taflove, "Signal-to-noise ratio in direct-detection mid-infrared random-modulation continuous-wave Lidar in the presence of colored additive noise," Optics Express, vol. 9, no. 8, pp. 386-399, Oct. 8, 2001.  (Download Paper69.pdf)


70.
T. A. Kuiken, N. S. Stoykov, M. Popovic, M. Lowery, and A. Taflove, "Finite element modeling of electromagnetic signal propagation in a phantom arm," IEEE Trans. Neural Systems & Rehabilitation Engineering, vol. 9, pp. 346-354, Dec. 2001.  (Download Paper70.pdf)


*71.
M. M. Lowery, N. S. Stoykov, A. Taflove, and T. A. Kuiken, "A multiple-layer finite-element model of the surface EMG signal," IEEE Trans. Biomedical Engineering, vol. 49, pp. 446-454, May 2002.   (Download Paper71.pdf)  83 GS citations


72.
N. S. Stoykov, M. M. Lowery, A. Taflove, and T. A. Kuiken, "Frequency- and time-domain FEM models of EMG: Capacitive effects and aspects of dispersion," IEEE Trans. Biomedical Engineering, vol. 49, pp. 763-772, Aug.  2002.  (Download Paper72.pdf)


73.
J. J. Simpson and A. Taflove, "Two-dimensional FDTD modeling of impulsive ELF antipodal propagation and Schumann resonance of the Earth-sphere," IEEE Antennas & Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 1, pp. 53-56, 2002.  (Download Paper73.pdf)


74. V. Anantha and A. Taflove, "Efficient modeling of infinite scatterers using a generalized total-field / scattered-field FDTD boundary partially embedded within PML," IEEE Trans. Antennas & Propagation, vol. 50, pp. 1337-1349, Oct. 2002.  (Download Paper74.pdf)


75.
Z. Chen, A. Taflove, and V. Backman, "Equivalent volume-averaged light scattering behavior of randomly inhomogeneous dielectric spheres in the resonant range," Optics Letters, vol. 28, no. 10, pp. 765-767, May 15, 2003.   (Download Paper75.pdf)


76.
N. S. Stoykov, T. A. Kuiken, M. M. Lowery, and A. Taflove, "Finite-element time-domain algorithms for modeling linear Debye and Lorentz dielectric dispersions at low frequencies," IEEE Trans. Biomedical Engineering, vol. 50, pp. 1100-1107, Sept. 2003.   (Download Paper76.pdf)


77.
J. H. Greene and A. Taflove, "Initial three-dimensional FDTD phenomenology study of the transient response of a large vertically coupled photonic racetrack," Optics Letters, vol. 28, no. 19, pp. 1733-1735, Oct. 1, 2003.  (Download Paper77.pdf)


78.
Z. Chen, A.  Taflove, and V. Backman, "Concept of the equiphase sphere for light scattering by nonspherical dielectric particles," J. Optical Society of America A, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 88-97, Jan. 2004(Download Paper78.pdf)


*79.
J. J. Simpson and A. Taflove, "Three-dimensional FDTD modeling of impulsive ELF propagation about the Earth-sphere," IEEE Trans. Antennas & Propagation, vol. 52, pp. 443-451, Feb.  2004(Download Paper79.pdf58 GS citations


*80.
Z. Chen, A. Taflove, and V. Backman, "Photonic nanojet enhancement of backscattering of light by nanoparticles: A potential novel visible-light ultramicroscopy technique," Optics Express, vol. 12, no. 7, pp. 1214-1220, April 5, 2004.  (Download Paper80.pdf)  220 GS citations


81.
A. G. Yamilov, S.-H. Chang, A. Taflove, A. Burin, and H. Cao, "Numerical study of light correlations in a random medium close to the Anderson localization threshold," Optics Letters, vol. 29, no. 9, pp. 917-919, May 1, 2004.  (Download Paper81.pdf)


82.
X. Li, Z. Chen, J. Gong, A. Taflove, and V. Backman, "Novel analytical techniques to address forward and inverse problems of light scattering by irregularly shaped particles," Optics Letters, vol. 29, no. 11, pp. 1239-1241, June 1, 2004.  (Download Paper82.pdf)


83.
S. H. Tseng, J. H. Greene, A. Taflove, D. Maitland, V. Backman, and J. T. Walsh, Jr., "Initial exact solution of Maxwell’s equations for optical interactions with a macroscopic random medium," Optics Letters, vol. 29, no. 12, pp. 1393-1395, June 15, 2004.  (Download Paper83.pdf)   See also Addendum: Optics Lett., vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 56-57, Jan. 1, 2005.  (Download Paper83a.pdf)


*84.
J. J. Simpson, A. Taflove, J. A. Mix, and H. Heck, "Computational and experimental study of a microwave electromagnetic bandgap structure with waveguiding defect for potential use as a bandpass wireless interconnect," IEEE Microwave & Wireless Components  Letters, vol. 14, pp. 343-345, July 2004(Download Paper84.pdf54 GS citations


85.
G. Waldschmidt and A. Taflove, "Three-dimensional CAD-based mesh generator for the Dey-Mittra conformal FDTD algorithm," IEEE Trans. Antennas & Propagation, vol. 52, pp. 1658-1664, July 2004.   (Download Paper85.pdf)


86.
N. Stoykov, J. Jerome, L. Pierce, and A. Taflove, "Computational modeling evidence of a nonthermal electromagnetic interaction mechanism with living cells: Microwave nonlinearity in the cellular sodium ion channel," IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory & Techniques, vol. 52, pp. 2040-2045, Aug. 2004(Download Paper86.pdf See also Corrections: IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory & Techniques, vol. 56, p. 1009, April 2008.  (Download Paper86 corrections.pdf)


87.
A. Rybaltowski and A. Taflove, "Superior signal-to-noise ratio of the new AA1 sequence for random-modulation continuous-wave lidar," Optics Letters, vol. 29, no. 15, pp. 1709-1711, Aug. 1, 2004(Download Paper87.pdf)


*88.
S.-H. Chang and A. Taflove, "Finite-difference time-domain model of lasing action in a four-level two-electron atomic system," Optics Express, vol. 12, no. 16, pp. 3827-3833, Aug. 9,  2004.  (Download Paper88.pdf72 GS citations


89. X. Li, Z. Chen, A. Taflove, and V. Backman, "Equiphase-sphere approximation for analysis of light scattering by arbitrarily shaped nonspherical particles," Applied  Optics, vol. 43, no. 23, pp. 4497-4505, Aug. 10, 2004.  (Download Paper89.pdf)


90.
M. Popovic and A. Taflove, "Two-dimensional FDTD inverse-scattering scheme for determination of near-surface material properties at microwave frequencies," IEEE Trans. Antennas & Propagation, vol. 52, pp. 2366-2373, Sept. 2004.  (Download Paper90.pdf)


91.
J. J. Simpson and A. Taflove, "Efficient modeling of impulsive ELF antipodal propagation about the Earth sphere using an optimized two-dimensional geodesic FDTD grid," IEEE Antennas & Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 3, pp. 215-218, 2004.  (Download Paper91.pdf)


92.
X. Li, Z. Chen, A. Taflove, and V. Backman, "Equiphase-sphere approximation for light scattering by stochastically inhomogeneous microparticles," Physical Review E, vol. 70, 056610, Nov. 17, 2004.  (Download Paper92.pdf)


93.
K. Chen, A. Taflove, Y. L. Kim, and V. Backman, "Self-assembled patterns of nanospheres with symmetries from submicrons to centimeters," cover article, Applied Physics Letters, vol. 86, 033101, Jan. 17, 2005.  [Also published in Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research, vol. 9, issue 2.]  (Download Paper93.pdf;  download APL cover_picture.jpg )


94.
X. Li, A. Taflove, and V. Backman, "Modified FDTD near-to-far field transformation for improved backscattering calculation of strongly forward-scattering objects," IEEE Antennas & Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 4, pp. 35-38, 2005.  (Download Paper94.pdf) 


*95. X. Li, Z. Chen, A. Taflove, and V. Backman, "Optical analysis of nanoparticles via enhanced backscattering facilitated by 3-D photonic nanojets," Optics Express, vol. 13, pp. 526-533, Jan. 24, 2005.  (Download Paper95.pdf)  123 GS citations 


96.
A. Yamilov, S.-H. Chang, A. Burin, A. Taflove, and H. Cao, "Field and intensity correlations in amplifying random media," Physical Review B, vol. 71, 092201, March 4, 2005.  (Download Paper96.pdf)                                     


97.
J.-H. Chang and A. Taflove, "Three-dimensional diffraction by infinite conducting and dielectric wedges using a generalized total-field / scattered-field FDTD formulation," IEEE Trans. Antennas & Propagation, vol. 53, pp. 1444-1454, April 2005.  (Download Paper97.pdf)


98.
X. Li, A. Taflove, and V. Backman, "Quantitative analysis of depolarization of backscattered light by stochastically inhomogeneous dielectric particles," Optics Letters, vol. 30, pp. 902-904, April 15, 2005.  [Also published in Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research, vol. 9, issue 9.]  (Download Paper98.pdf)


99.
J. J. Simpson and A. Taflove, "Electrokinetic effect of the Loma Prieta earthquake calculated by an entire-Earth FDTD solution of Maxwell’s equations," Geophysical Research Letters, vol.  32, L09302, May 10, 2005.  (Download Paper99.pdf)


100.
S. H. Tseng, Y. L. Kim, A. Taflove, D. Maitland, V. Backman, and J. T. Walsh, Jr., "Simulation of enhanced backscattering of light by numerically solving Maxwell's equations without heuristic approximations," Optics Express, vol. 13, pp. 3666-3672, May 16, 2005.  (Download Paper100.pdf)


101.
X. Li, A. Taflove, and V. Backman, "Recent progress in exact and reduced-order modeling of light-scattering properties of complex structures," IEEE J. Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, Special Issue on Biophotonics, vol. 11, pp. 759-765, July/August 2005.  (Download Paper101.pdf)


102.
S. H. Tseng, A. Taflove, D. Maitland, V. Backman, and J. T. Walsh, Jr., "Investigation of the noise-like structures of the total scattering cross-section of random media," Optics Express, vol. 13, pp. 6127-6132, Aug. 8, 2005.  (Download Paper102.pdf)


103.
J. J. Simpson and A. Taflove, "A novel ELF radar for major oil deposits," IEEE Geoscience & Remote Sensing Letters, vol. 3, pp. 36-39, Jan. 2006.  (Download Paper103.pdf)


104.
Z. Chen, A. Taflove, X. Li, and V. Backman, "Superenhanced backscattering of light by nanoparticles," Optics Letters, vol. 31, pp. 196-198, Jan. 15, 2006.  [Also published in Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics, vol. 1, issue 2.]   (Download Paper104.pdf)


*105. Z. Chen, A. Taflove, and V. Backman, "Highly efficient optical coupling and transport phenomena in chains of dielectric microspheres," Optics Letters, vol. 31, pp. 389-391, Feb. 1, 2006.  (Download Paper105.pdf)  78 GS citations


106.
Z. Chen, X. Li, A. Taflove, and V. Backman, "Backscattering enhancement of light by nanoparticles positioned in localized optical intensity peaks," Applied Optics, vol. 45, pp. 633-638, Feb. 1, 2006.  (Download Paper106.pdf)


107.
S. H. Tseng, A. Taflove, D. Maitland, V. Backman, and J. T. Walsh, Jr., "Extracting geometrical information of closely packed random media from multiply scattered light via a cross-correlation  analysis," IEEE Antennas & Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 5, 2006, pp. 91-94, March 2006.    (Download Paper107.pdf)


108.
J. J. Simpson, A. Taflove, J. A. Mix, and H. Heck, "Substrate integrated waveguides optimized for ultrahigh-speed digital interconnects," IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory & Techniques, vol. 54, pp. 1983-1990, May 2006.   (Download Paper108.pdf)


109.
J. J. Simpson,  R. P. Heikes, and A. Taflove, "FDTD modeling of a novel ELF radar for major oil deposits using a three-dimensional geodesic grid of the Earth-ionosphere waveguide," IEEE Trans. Antennas & Propagation, vol. 54, pp. 1734-1741, June 2006.  (Download Paper109.pdf)


110.
S. H. Tseng, A. Taflove, D. Maitland, and V. Backman, "Pseudospectral time domain simulations of multiple light scattering in three-dimensional macroscopic random media," Radio Science, vol. 41, RS4009, doi:10.1029/2005RS003408, July 2006.  (Download Paper110.pdf)


111.
J. H. Greene and A. Taflove, "General vector auxiliary differential equation finite-difference time-domain method for nonlinear optics," Optics Express, vol. 14, pp. 8305-8310, Sept. 1, 2006.  (Download Paper111.pdf)


112.
J. J. Simpson and A. Taflove, "ELF radar system proposed for localized D-region ionospheric anomalies, IEEE Geoscience & Remote Sensing Letters, vol. 3, pp. 500-503, Oct. 2006.  (Download Paper112.pdf)


113.
A. Heifetz, K. Huang, A. Sahakian, X. Li, A. Taflove, and V. Backman, "Experimental confirmation of backscattering enhancement induced by a photonic jet," Applied Physics Letters, vol. 89, 221118, Nov. 27, 2006.  (Download Paper113.pdf)


114.
A. Taflove, "A perspective on the 40-year history of FDTD computational electrodynamics," J. Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 1-21, March 2007.  (Download Paper114.pdf)


115.
X. Li, A. Taflove, and V. Backman, "Anomalous oscillations in the spectra of light backscattered by inhomogeneous microparticles," Physical Review E, vol. 75, 037601, March 8, 2007.  [Also published in Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research, vol. 13, issue 6.]  (Download Paper115.pdf)


116.
J. J. Simpson and A. Taflove, "A review of progress in FDTD Maxwell’s equations modeling of impulsive sub-ionospheric propagation below 300 kHz," IEEE Trans. Antennas & Propagation (Special Issue in Honor of Prof. Leo Felsen), vol. 55, pp. 1582-1590, June 2007.  (Download Paper116.pdf)


117.
J. H. Greene and A. Taflove, "Scattering of spatial optical solitons by subwavelength air holes," IEEE Microwave & Wireless Components Letters, vol. 17, pp. 760-762, Nov. 2007.  (Download Paper117.pdf)


118.
A. Heifetz, J. J. Simpson, S.-C. Kong, A. Taflove, and V. Backman, "Subdiffraction optical resolution of a gold nanosphere located within the nanojet of a Mie-resonant dielectric microsphere," Optics Express (Focus Issue on the Physics and Applications of Microresonators), vol. 15, pp. 17334-17342, Dec. 10, 2007.  [Also published in Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics, vol. 3, issue 1.]  (Download Paper118.pdf)


119.
D. R. Cantrell, S. Inayat, A. Taflove, R. S. Ruoff, and J. B. Troy, "Incorporation of the electrode-electrolyte interface into finite-element models of metal microelectrodes," J. Neural Engineering, vol. 5, pp. 54-67, Jan. 2008.  (Download Paper119.pdf)


120.
J. Andreasen, H. Cao, A. Taflove, P. Kumar, and C. Cao, "FDTD simulation of thermal noise in open cavities," Physical Review A, vol. 77, 023810, Feb. 8, 2008.  (Download Paper120.pdf)


121. S.-C. Kong, A. V. Sahakian, A. Heifetz, A. Taflove, and V. Backman, "Robust detection of deeply subwavelength pits in simulated optical data-storage disks using photonic jets," cover article, Applied Physics Letters, vol. 92, 211102, May 26, 2008.  (Download Paper121.pdfdownload APL cover page.pdf)


*122. S.-C. Kong, A. Sahakian, A. Taflove, and V. Backman, "Photonic nanojet-enabled optical data storage," Optics Express, vol. 16, pp. 13713-13719, Sept. 1, 2008.  (Download Paper122.pdf58 GS citations


123.
I. Capoglu, A. Taflove, and V. Backman, "Generation of an incident focused light pulse in FDTD," Optics Express, vol. 16, pp. 19208-19220, Nov. 10, 2008.  (Download Paper123.pdf)


*124. H. Subramanian, P. Pradhan, Y. Liu, I. R. Capoglu, X. Li, J. D. Rogers, A. Heifetz, D. Kunte, H. K. Roy, A. Taflove, and V. Backman, "Optical methodology for detecting histologically unapparent nanoscale consequences of genetic alterations in biological cells," Proc. National Academy of Sciences USA, vol. 105, no. 51, pp. 20124-20129, Dec. 23, 2008.  (Download Paper124.pdf72 GS citations


125.
S.-C. Kong, A. Taflove, and V. Backman, "Quasi one-dimensional light beam generated by a graded-index microsphere," Optics Express, vol. 17, pp. 3722-3731, March 2, 2009.  [Also published in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology, vol. 19, issue 12.]  (Download Paper125.pdf)  See also Erratum: Optics Express, vol. 18, no. 4, p. 3973, Feb. 15, 2010.  (Download Paper125e.pdf)


126.
S.-C. Kong, A. V. Sahakian, A. Taflove, and V. Backman, "High-density optical data storage enabled by the photonic nanojet from a dielectric microsphere," Japanese J. Applied Physics, vol. 48, 03A008, March 23, 2009.  [Also published in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology, vol. 19, issue 18.]  (Download Paper126.pdf)


127.
I. R. Capoglu, J. D. Rogers, A. Taflove, and V. Backman, "Accuracy of the Born approximation in calculating the scattering coefficient of biological continuous random media," Optics Letters, vol. 34, pp. 2679-2681, Sept. 1, 2009.  [Also published in Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics, vol. 4, issue 11.]  (Download Paper127.pdf)


*128.
A. Heifetz, S.-C. Kong, A. V. Sahakian, A. Taflove, and V. Backman, "Photonic nanojets," J. Computational & Theoretical Nanoscience, vol. 6, pp. 1979-1992, Sept. 2009.  (Download Paper128.pdf66 GS citations


129.
P. Pradhan, D. Damania, H. M. Joshi, V. Turzhitsky, H. Subramanian, H. K. Roy, A. Taflove, V. P. Dravid, and V. Backman, "Quantification of nanoscale density fluctuations using electron microscopy:  Light-localization properties of biological cells," Applied Physics Letters, vol. 97, 243704, 2010.  [Also published in Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research, Jan. 1, 2011.]  (Download Paper129.pdf)


130. V. Turzhitsky, A. Radosevich, J. D. Rogers, A. Taflove, and V. Backman, "A predictive model of backscattering at subdiffusion length scales," Biomedical Optics Express, vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 1034-1046, Oct. 1, 2010.  (Download Paper130.pdf)


131.
P. Pradhan, D. Damania, H. M. Joshi, V. Turzhitsky, H. Subramanian, H. K. Roy, A. Taflove, V. P. Dravid, and V. Backman, "Quantification of nanoscale density fluctuations by electron microscopy:  Probing cellular alterations in early carcinogenesis," Physical Biology, vol. 8, 026012, 2011.  (Download Paper131.pdf)


132. S. Yang, A. Taflove, and V. Backman, "Experimental confirmation at visible light wavelengths of the backscattering enhancement phenomenon of the photonic nanojet," Optics Express, vol. 19, pp. 7084-7093, April 11, 2011.  (Download Paper132.pdf[Also published in Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics.]


133. I. R. Capoglu, C. A. White, J. D. Rogers, H. Subramanian, A. Taflove, and V. Backman, "Numerical simulation of partially coherent broadband optical imaging using the finite-difference time-domain method," Optics Letters, vol. 36, pp. 1596-1598, May 1, 2011.  (Download Paper133.pdf)  [Also published in Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics.]


134. Z. Lubin, J. H. Greene, and A. Taflove, "FDTD computational study of ultra-narrow TM non-paraxial spatial soliton interactions," IEEE Microwave & Wireless Components Letters, vol. 21, pp. 228-230, May 2011.  (Download Paper134.pdf)


135. A. J. Radosevich, N. N. Mutyal, V. Turzhitsky, J. D. Rogers, J. Yi, A. Taflove, and V. Backman, "Measurement of the spatial backscattering impulse-response at short length-scales with polarized enhanced backscattering," Optics Letters, vol. 36, pp. 4737-4739, Dec. 15, 2011.  (Download Paper135.pdf[Also published in Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics.]


136. S. D. Strasser, G. Shekhawat, J. D. Rogers, V. P. Dravid, A. Taflove, and V. Backman, "Near-field penetrating optical microscopy:  A live cell nanoscale refractive index measurement technique for quantification of internal macromolecular density," Optics Letters, vol. 37, pp. 506-508, Feb. 15, 2012.  (Download Paper136.pdf[Also published in Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics.]


137. I. R. Capoglu, A. Taflove, and V. Backman, "A frequency-domain near-field-to-far-field transform for planar layered media," IEEE Trans. Antennas and Propagation, vol. 60, pp. 1878-1885, April 2012.  (Download Paper137.pdf)


138. L. Cherkezyan, H. Subramanian, V. Stoyneva, J. D. Rogers, S. Yang, D. Damania, A. Taflove, and V. Backman, "Targeted alteration of real and imaginary refractive index of biological cells by histological staining," Optics Letters, vol. 37, pp. 1601-1603, May 15, 2012.  (Download Paper138.pdf)  [Also published in Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics.]


139. Z. Lubin, J. H. Greene, and A. Taflove, "FDTD computational study of nanoplasmonic guiding structures for non-paraxial spatial solitons," Microwave and Optical Technology Lett., vol. 54, pp. 2679-2684, Dec. 2012.  (Download Paper139.pdf)


140. I. R. Capoglu, A. Taflove, and V. Backman, "Computation of tightly focused laser beams in the FDTD method," Optics Express, vol. 21, pp. 87-101, Jan. 14, 2013.  (Download Paper140.pdf[Also published in Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics.]


141.
T. Tan, A. Taflove, and V. Backman, "Single realization stochastic FDTD for weak scattering waves in biological random media," IEEE Trans. Antennas and Propagation, vol. 61, pp. 818-828, Feb. 2013.  (Download Paper141.pdf)


142.
J. Yi, A. J. Radosevich, J. D. Rogers, S. C. P. Norris, I. R. Capoglu, A. Taflove, and V. Backman, "Can OCT be sensitive to nanoscale structural alterations in biological tissue?" Optics Express, vol. 21, pp. 9043-9059, April 8, 2013.  (Download Paper142.pdf[Also published in Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics.]


143.
L. Cherkezyan, I. Capoglu, H. Subramanian, J. D. Rogers, D. Damania, A. Taflove, and V. Backman, "Interferometric spectroscopy of scattered light can quantify the statistics of subdiffractional refractive-index fluctuations," Physical Review Lett., vol. 111, 033903, July 19, 2013.  (Download Paper143.pdf)  [Also highlighted in Nature Photonics.]






Taflove's yearly journal paper citations since 1975


Year-by-Year Citation Count of Allen's Publications (1988-2013)

Notes:  (1) Adapted from the corresponding Google Scholar (GS) graph of 7/19/2014
(2)
The exact phrase "finite difference time domain" has appeared in ~70,000 GS search results.
These usages of Allen's descriptor (coined in 1980) greatly exceed his total GS citation count of 26,528 as of 7/19/2014.



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Magazine Articles

1.
A. Taflove, "An analog-computer-type active filter," QST, vol. 59, pp. 26-27, May 1975.


2.
A. Taflove and K. R. Umashankar, "Finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) modeling of electromagnetic wave scattering and interaction problems," IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Newsletter, vol. 30, pp. 5-20, April 1988.  (Download Article2.pdf)


3.
D. S. Katz, A. Taflove, J. P. Brooks, and E. Harrigan, "Large-scale methods in computational electromagnetics," Cray Channels, vol. 13, pp. 16-19, Spring 1991.  (Download Article3.pdf)


4.
A. Taflove, "Re-inventing electromagnetics: Supercomputing solution of Maxwell's equations via direct time integration on space grids," Cray Channels, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 14-17, Summer 1993.  (Download Article4.pdf)


5.
A. Taflove, "Re-inventing electromagnetics: Emerging applications for FDTD computation," IEEE Computational Science and Engineering, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 24-34, Winter 1995.  (Download Article5.pdf)


6.
A. Taflove, "Why study electromagnetics: The first unit in an undergraduate electromagnetics course," IEEE Antennas & Propagation Magazine, vol. 44, no. 2, pp. 132-139, April 2002. (Download "Why Study  E&M" paper)


7. I. R. Capoglu, A. Taflove, and V. Backman, "Angora: A free software package for finite-difference time-domain electromagnetic simulation," IEEE Antennas & Propagation Magazine, vol. 55, no. 4, pp. 80-93, August 2013.  (Download Article7.pdf)
                                                                                
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Best-Paper/Thesis Recognitions

1.
A. Taflove, K. R. Umashankar, and J. H. Dunlap, "Analysis and modeling of power transmission line inductive and ground current coupling to railroad communications and signal lines," Proc. 1983 IEEE Intl. Symp. Electromagnetic Compatibility, pp. 472-476, Washington, D.C., Aug. 1983.  ($500 Best Paper Award)


2.
S. C. Hagness, A. Taflove, and J. E. Bridges, "FDTD analysis of a pulsed microwave confocal system for breast cancer detection," Proc. 19th Intl. Conf. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Soc., Chicago, IL, Oct. 30 - Nov. 2, 1997.  (Finalist, Whitaker Foundation Student Paper Competition)


3.
S. C. Hagness, FDTD Computational Electromagnetics Modeling of Microcavity Lasers and Resonant Optical Structures, Best Ph.D. Dissertation, Northwestern University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, June 1998.


4.
M. Popovic, A. Taflove, and T. A. Kuiken, "FEM model of muscle fiber conduction relevant to improvement of prosthetic devices," Proc. 21st Ann. Meeting Bioelectromagnetics Soc., pp. 183-185, Long Beach, CA, June 1999.  (Johnson Student Paper Award)


5.
M. Popovic, A. Taflove, N. Stoykov, and T. A. Kuiken, "Phantom model and 3-D FEM simulations: Conduction of externally generated low-frequency signals through muscles," Proc. 22nd Ann. Meeting Bioelectromagnetics Soc., pp. 109-111, Munich, Germany, June 2000.  (EMF Therapeutics Clinical Application Award)


6.
J. J. Simpson and A. Taflove, "Three-dimensional FDTD modeling of impulsive ELF propagation about the Earth-sphere," IEEE Antennas and Propagation Soc. Intl. Symp., Columbus, OH, June 2003.   (Finalist, Student Paper Competition)


7.
S. H. Tseng, J. H. Greene, A. Taflove, D. Maitland, V. Backman, and J. T. Walsh, Jr., "When photons meet cells: Rigorously solving Maxwell's equations for the problem of light scattering by macroscopic biological random media," $500 Outstanding Poster Presentation Award, Gordon Research Conferences, Lasers in Medicine & Biology, July 2004.


8.
S. H. Tseng, A. Taflove, D. Maitland, V. Backman, and J. T. Walsh, Jr., "A rigorous solution of Maxwell's equations for the problem of tissue optics," Best Student Paper Award, 2005 American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) Conference.


9.
J. J. Simpson, Three-Dimensional FDTD Modeling of Impulsive Electromagnetic Propagation in the Global Earth-Ionosphere Waveguide below 30 kHz, Best Ph.D. Dissertation, Northwestern University Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, June 2007.
                                                                                
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Advisees' Major External Fellowships

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1.
Susan Hagness, Barry Goldwater Undergraduate Fellowship, 1992.


2.
Susan Hagness, National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, 1993.


3.
Jamesina Simpson, National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, 2005.


4.
Kevin Huang, National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, 2007.


5.
Kevin Huang, Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship, 2007.


6.
Alexander Heifetz, Ultra Early Detection of Cell Carcinogenesis via Partial Wave Spectroscopy, American Cancer Society/Canary Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Early Cancer Detection, 2007-2010.


7.
Alexander Heifetz, Argonne National Laboratory Director's Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2009.


8. Samantha Strasser, Barry Goldwater Undergraduate Fellowship, 2010.


9.
Samantha Strasser, National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, 2011.


10.
Samantha Strasser, Winston Churchill Scholarship (for graduate study at Cambridge University, U.K.), 2011.
                                                                                
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Contact Information

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Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Phone:
(847) 491-4127
Northwestern University Fax:
(847) 491-4455
2145 Sheridan Rd. Email:
taflove at eecs dot northwestern dot edu
Evanston, IL 60208-3118




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