Jay W. McDaniel (S’12-M’18) received the B.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Kansas State University of Manhattan, KS, in 2013, the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Kansas of Lawrence, KS, in 2015, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Oklahoma of Norman, OK, in 2018. From 2015 to 2016, he was a Radar Systems Engineer with the Department of Energy’s Kansas City National Security Campus (KCNSC), where he was also served as an RF/Microwave expert for several plant-driven research and development (PDRD) projects. In August 2018, he joined the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Oklahoma as an Assistant Professor and conducts research out of the Advanced Radar Research Center’s (ARRC’s) Radar Innovations Laboratory (RIL).
His research interests include radar system design for defense, commercial, and remote sensing applications; RF/microwave passive component design and integration; all-digital phased array radars; multi-sensor fusion techniques for position, navigation, and timing applications; and distributed radar sensor networks. Dr. McDaniel’s awards include the NASA Space Grant Fellowship and the prestigious Richard K. Moore Best Master’s Thesis Award at the University of Kansas, as well as the First Place Prize at the Graduate Research Competition, the Provost’s Best Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, and the Best Graduate Student Award in Research at the University of Oklahoma. He has most recently received the university-wide Award for Excellence in Research Grants and elected the inaugural affiliate member of the MTT-4 Technical Committee. He is a member of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTTS), the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society (IMS), the IEEE Electronics Packaging Society (EPS), the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society (AES), and a reviewer of various IEEE and IET conferences and journals.