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3098 Engr Bldg II
Campus Box 7911
NC State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7911
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Dr. Daniel Stancil

Department Head, Electrical and Computer Engineering

| Biography

Daniel D. Stancil is the Alcoa Distinguished Professor and Head of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at North Carolina State University. His early interest in radios and electronics launched an engineering career that has been--and continues to be--fun and rewarding. Along the way he picked up engineering degrees from Tennessee Tech (B.S.E.E.) and MIT (S.M., E.E. and Ph.D.). He has spent many years as a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at both Carnegie Mellon University and NC State. While at CMU he served as Associate Head of the ECE Department, and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Engineering. He has been Department Head at NC State since 2009.

His research has included such varied topics as magnetic films, optics, microwaves, wireless channels, antennas, remote labs, and particle physics. Technology for distributing wireless signals through HVAC ducts that Dr. Stancil and his students developed has been installed in such major buildings as Chicago's Trump Towers and McCormick Place Convention Center. The demonstration of neutrino communications by a multidisciplinary team coordinated by Dr. Stancil was recognized by Physics World Magazine as one of the top 10 Physics Breakthroughs of 2012. Additional recognitions that his work has received have included an IR 100 Award and a Photonics Circle of Excellence Award. Dr. Stancil is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and a past-president of the IEEE Magnetics Society.

When not thinking about engineering, he divides his time between hiking with his wife, playing the euphonium, and amateur radio.

| Primary Research Interests

  1. Communications and Signal Processing (Including Digital Communications)
  2. Electronic Circuits and Systems (Including Electromagnetic Fields / Antenna Analysis, Microwave Devices and Circuits)
  3. Physical Electronics, Photonics & Magnetics (Including Optical Materials and Photonic Devices)

| Selected Publications

  1. Daniel D. Stancil and Anil Prabhakar, Spin Waves: Theory and Applications, Springer-Verlag, 2009.
  2. Lin Cheng, Benjamin E. Henty, Fan Bai and Daniel D. Stancil, “Properties of the Vehicle-to-Vehicle Channel for Dedicated Short Range Communications,” in Encyclopedia on Ad hoc and Ubiquitous Computing, D. Agrawal and Bin Xie, Ed., World Scientific Pub. Co., 2009.
  3. Lin Cheng, B.E. Henty, R. Cooper, D.D. Stancil, and Fan Bai, “A measurement study of time-scaled 802.11 a waveforms over the mobile-to-mobile vehicular channel at 5.9 GHz,” IEEE Communications Magazine, v 46, n 5, p 84-91 (2008).
  4. Daniel D. Stancil, “Long Distance Signaling using Axionlike Particles,” Physical Review D 76, 111701(R) (2007).
  5. D.D. Stancil, B.E. Henty, A.G. Cepni, J.P.Van’t Hof, “Observation of an inverse Doppler shift from left-handed dipolar spin waves,” Physical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics), v 74, n 6, p 60404-1-4 (2006).

| Awards and Honors

  • 2009 - NC State ECE Department Head
  • 2004 - IEEE Fellow