Ram Narayanan, PhD

Professor of Electrical Engineering | Radar and Communications Lab Group Pennsylvania State University

Prior to joining Penn State in 2003, Dr. Narayanan worked as a Design and Development Engineer at Bharat Electronics, Ghaziabad, India. He later joined the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Nebraska, where he served as Blackman & Lederer Chaired Professor of Electrical Engineering. He has been working in the area of radar system development, radar remote sensing applications, image analysis, and antenna characterization for over twenty years. His major research accomplishments include the development of high resolution imaging using random noise radar, the development of mid-infrared laser remote sensing technology, the development of ground penetrating radar for transportation infrastructure assessment, and the characterization of information content in remotely sensed images. He has published over 65 papers in refereed journals and presented over 150 conference papers.


Ph.D. University of Massachusetts, Electrical & Computer Engineering
B.Tech. Indian Institute of Technology, Electrical Engineering (Electronics)


Antenna characterization and measurements, microwave system design and development, radar remote sensing theory and applications, remote sensing image analysis.

Honors and Awards

PSEAS Outstanding Research Award - 2013
SPIE Fellow - 2004
Outstanding Service Award, IEEE Geoscience & Remote Sensing Society - 2003
IEEE Fellow - 2001

Pre-Conference Focus Day

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

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