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MEFware: Teaching and Learning Fundamentals of Electromagnetics (FEM), using the Maxwell's Equations First (MEF) Approach

Biographical Sketch



Professional Career

Professional Career Power Point Presentation (until 2000)




International Activities

1965 UIUC Offer Letter

Awards and Honors

1983 TANA Award

1986 University of Indonesia Plaque

1987 Everitt Award

1989 Election to IEEE Fellow

1989 UIUC Campus Teaching Award and Oakley Award

1990 U. of I. Minute Broadcast

1991 Halliburton Award

1991 AT&T Foundation Award

1993 ASEE Centennial Certificate

1994 IEEE Undergraduate Teaching Award

1998 Boss of the Year Award and 1999 speech

1999 Bandung Institute of Technology Recognition

1999 TANA Award

2001 Space Science and Remote Sensing Group Recognition

2001 ECE ABET Success Plaque

2003 Edward C. Jordan Professorship in Electrical and Computer Engineering

2006 Distinguished AMRITA Professorship in Engineering

2007 ECE Retirement Plaque

I was born in Kakumanu, Andhra Pradesh (AP), India
I live in Urbana, Illinois, United States of America
I am proud to be a Telugu American
Having sat in Everitt Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, until 2010
Home of the ECE (Electrical and Computer Engineering) Department, until 2014
Facing the pictures of Jordan and Everitt
Enjoying every minute of the time
And here are some secrets of mine.

Education: EE (Electrical Engineering)
Profession: EE (Engineering Education)
Motto: EE (Excellence in Education)
Passion: EE (Electromagnetics Education)
Favorite Administrator: The Late Edward C. Jordan
Favorite Award: 1998 Boss of the Year Award
Favorite Book: Electromagnetic Energy Transmission and Radiation, by Adler, Chu, and Fano
Favorite Building: Everitt Laboratory
Favorite Carvings: Gitopadesa carvings from Bali
Favorite City: Jakarta, Indonesia
Favorite Colors: Orange and Blue
Favorite Educator: The Late William L. Everitt
Favorite Equations: Maxwell's Equations
Favorite Job Held: Associate Head, ECE Department (1987-2006)
Favorite Letter: 1965 Offer Letter from E.C. Jordan
Favorite Laws: Faraday's Law
Ampere's Circuital Law
Gauss' Law for the Electric Field
Gauss' Law for the Magnetic Field
Favorite Logo: Ganesha Logo of Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia
Favorite Lyrics: Ma Telugu Talliki Malle Pudanda
Ma Kanna Talliki Magalaratulu
Favorite Mahatma (Great Soul): James Clerk Maxwell
Favorite Meal: Breakfast at 5:00 a.m.
Favorite Principles: Matrudevo Bhava
Pitrudevo Bhava
Acharyadevo Bhava
Atidhidevo Bhava
Favorite Saints: Amma Mata Amritanandamayi Devi
The late Gurudeva Sivaya Subramuniyasawmi
Sri Viswayogi Viswamjee Maharaj
Favorite Sculpture: Arjuna Wijaya Statue at Monas Square, Jakarta
Favorite Song: Adivo Alladivo Sreehari Vasamu
Favorite Speech: 1999 Boss of the Year Award Luncheon Speech
Favorite Spots: Heavenly Bali and Kaua