Rajeev Bansal received his PhD in Applied Physics from Harvard University in 1981. Since then he has taught and conducted research in the area of applied electromagnetics at the University of Connecticut where he is currently a professor (1992- ), Head (2009- ) of the department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE), and the Interim Director of the Biomedical Engineering Program.
His technical contributions include three edited books [Fundamentals of Engineering Electromagnetics (2006), Engineering Electromagnetics: Applications (2006), Handbook of Engineering Electromagnetics (2004)], two commercialized patents (1989 and 1993), and over 100 journal/conference papers/book chapters. Dr. Bansal has served as an Editor/Reviewer of J. of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications as well as an Associate Editor of Radio Science.
He serves on the editorial advisory boards of IETE Technical Review and the Int. J. RF & Microwave CAE. He is a columnist for the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine (1987- ) and the IEEE Microwave Magazine (since its inception in 2000). He is a Fellow of the Electromagnetics Academy, an elected member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE), and a Senior Member of the IEEE. He has served as a consultant to the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Newport, RI.