Professor Scarborough will be teaching two primary courses at CU Boulder: Microwave Laboratory and Electromagnetic Metamaterials.
He loves to teach students and is excited to share his passion for both electromagnetics and learning!
In this lab, students learn the skills critical to becoming a qualified microwave engineer. The course covers Vector Network Analyzer (VNA) calibration and measurements, radar, superheterodyne links, antenna measurements, and other microwave engineering techniques.
The course builds upon fundamental electromagnetic theory to provide students with additional engineering tools that will serve them in designing microwave/optical devices. The effective materials examined within the course find applications within the framework of antenna design, microwave/optical waveguides, and within active/nonlinear systems. Course concepts include, periodic Floquet/Bloch analysis, coupled mode theory and perturbation techniques for guided waves. Classical microwave structures – periodically loaded transmission lines / waveguides, corrugated surfaces, wire arrays, composite materials (Clausius-Mossotti relation), non-LTI metamaterials for amplification, non-reciprocity, and frequency conversion, and two-dimensional metamaterials known as metasurfaces.