Prof Leung Tsang, Honorary Professor of the Department, has been elected to the 2020 class of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).
Election to the NAE is among the highest honors accorded in our profession. Global membership in NAE comprises only 2590 individuals, including the 87 US and 18 international members in this year's class. The NAE recognized Professor Tsang "For contributions in wave scattering and microwave remote sensing theories for satellite missions."
Prof Tsang is a world-renowned expert in the field of theoretical and computational electromagnetics, and in particular microwave remote sensing of the earth. His research has laid the foundation for the analysis of radar and radiometer remote sensing data, and for the development of airborne and spaceborne systems aimed at monitoring the environment, including: monitoring climate change; improving hydrological predictions; and managing water and agricultural resources.
He is a fellow of IEEE, the Optical Society of America, and the Electromagnetics Academy. He was a faculty at University of Washington and is now a faculty in the EECS department of the University of Michigan.