Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering
Professor Chisum received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder in Boulder, Colorado, USA, in 2011. He is currently an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. From 2012 to 2015, he was a Member of the Technical Staff at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory in the Wideband Communications and Spectrum Operations groups. His work at Lincoln Laboratory focused on millimeter-wave phased arrays, antennas, and transceiver design for electronic warfare applications. In 2015 he joined the faculty of the University of Notre Dame. His research interests include millimeter-wave communications and spectrum sensing using novel and engineered materials and devices to dramatically lower the power and cost and enable pervasive deployments. His group focuses on gradient index (GRIN) lenses for low-power millimeter-wave beam-steering antennas, nonlinear (1-bit) radio architectures for highly efficient communications and sensing up through millimeter-waves, phase-change materials for reconfigurable RF circuits for wideband distributed circuits and antennas, and microwave/spin-wave structures for low-power and chip-scale analog signal processing for spectrum sensing and protection. Dr. Chisum is a senior member of the IEEE, a member of the American Physical Society, and an elected Member of the U.S. National Committee (USNC) of the International Union or Radio Science’s (URSI) Commission D (electronics and photonics). He is the current Chair for USNC URSI Commission D: Electronics and Photonics. He is also an Associate Editor for IET Electronics Letters.