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Research Interests include: 

  • Compressive sensing and modeling using mechanical and electromagnetic waves
  • Computational methods for differential and integral equations
  • Physics-based signal processing, imaging and optimization
  • Radar system specification and design, including antenna optimization
  • Subsurface scattering analysis in biomedical and geophysical applications
  • Explosives detection: portal-based, standoff-based, and underground-based
  • Multimodal breast cancer detection: x-ray and thermoacoustic-tomography
  • Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) using mechanical and electromagnetic waves
  • Micro-sized microwave atmospheric sounding satellites


  • PhD (2005), Electrical Engineering, University of Vigo (Spain)

Research & Scholarship Interests

Devices, circuits and sensing; antenna analysis, modeling, design, and optimization; subsurface scattering analysis; computational methods of electromagnetics; novel radar system specification and design; explosives detection.
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Honors & Awards

  • "Best Paper Award" on the 2012 IEEE Homeland Security Technology Conference, Waltham, MA, for the paper: "A Compressed Sensing Approach for Detection of Explosive Threats at Standoff Distances using a Passive Array of Scatters."
  • First prize on the 2012 National Security Innovation Competition (NSIC). Advisor for students that presented our research project: "Next Generation Millimeter-Wave Body Imaging for Concealed Threat Detection," University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS).
  • Paper featured in the cover page: J. G. Meana, J. A. Martinez-Lorenzo, et al, "DIRECT: deterministic radio-electric coverage tool," IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, 53(2):135–145, April 2011.
  • Paper featured in the cover page: J. A. Martinez-Lorenzo, et al. "ICARA: Induced Current Analysis of Reflector Antennas." IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, 47(2):92–100, March 2005.

Teaching Interests

  • Mathematical Methods for Engineers
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Electromagnetic and Acoustic Fields and Waves
  • Antennas and Radiation

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers International (ASME)
  • IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S)
  • IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMB-S)
  • IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRS-S)
  • IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society (AES-S)
  • IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S)

Selected Publications

  • A.Molaei, A. Bisulco, L. Tirado, A. Zhu, D. Cachay, A.G. Dagheyan, and J.A. Martinez-Lorenzo, 3D Printed E-Band Compressive Horn Antenna for Highsensing-capacity Imaging Applications, IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, 2018, 1
  • J.L. Crespo-Vázquez, C.J.C. Gonzalez, E. Diaz-Dorado, J.A. Martinez-Lorenzo, M. Noor-E-Alam, Evaluation of a Data Driven Stochastic Approach to Optimize the Participation of a Wind and Storage Power Plant in Day-Ahead and Reserve Markets, Energy 156(8), 2018, 278–291
  • A.G. Dagheyan, C. Liu, A. Molaei, J.H. Juesas, J. A. Martinez-Lorenzo, Holey-Cavity-Based Compressive Sensing for Ultrasound Imaging, Sensors, 18(6), 2018, 1674
  • J.H. Juesas, J.E. Thatcher, Y. Lu, J.J. Squiers, D. King, W. Fan, J.M. DiMaio, J.A. Martinez-Lorenzo, Burn-Injured Tissue Detection for Debridement Surgery through Non-Invasive Optical Imaging Techniques, Biomed Opt Express, 9(4), 2018, 1809–1826
  • Y. Rodriguez-Vaqueiro, P. Paayam, R. Sipahi, J.A. Martinez-Lorenzo, Development of a Combined Time Frequency Technique for Accurate Extraction of pNN50 Metric from Noisy Heart Rate Measurements, International Journal of Intelligent Robotics and Applications, 2, 2018, 193–208
  • A. Molaei, J.H.Juesas, W. Blackwell, J.A. Martinez-Lorenzo, Interferometric Sounding Using a Metamaterial-based Compressive Reflector Antenna, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 66(5), 2018, 2188–2198
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July 18, 2019

ECE Professor Carey Rappaport and MIE/ECE Associate Professor Jose Martinez-Lorenzo are developing sensors that could replace current airport scanners to quickly scan passengers as they walk down a hallway.

May 23, 2019

ECE Professor Carey Rappaport & MIE/ECE Assistant Professor Jose Martinez-Lorenzo awarded a patent for "On the move millimeter wave interrogation system with a hallway of multiple transmitters and receivers".

April 3, 2019

ECE Professor Tommaso Melodia and co-PIs Associate Professors Kaushik Chowdhury, Stefano Basagni, and Assistant Professor Jose Angel Martinez-Lorenzo were awarded a $295K grant by the Office of Naval Research for their proposal on "PROTECT: A Millimeter-wave Programmable Radio platfOrm and Tactical wirelEss Communication Testbed" as part of DOD's Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP).

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