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Friday, December 01, 2017

Altair’s Dr. C. J. Reddy Named 2018 IEEE Fellow

Dr. C. J. Reddy, Vice President of Business Development-Electromagnetics, Americas, of Altair has been named an IEEE Fellow by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He is being recognized for leadership in simulation methods for antenna placement and co-site analysis. Dr. Reddy’s technical leadership in antenna placement and co-site analysis will continue to have a lasting impact on society as antennas for wireless technology become ubiquitous.

The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one- percent of the total voting membership. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.

“I have personally known Dr. Reddy for over 17 years and have thus had the opportunity to observe his highly exceptional technical leadership qualities, and his successful and nurturing mentorship of young antenna and electromagnetics engineers over the years,” said nominating Professor Prabhakar Pathak of the Ohio State University. “Indeed, the IEEE has recognized his distinctive contributions to the professional antenna community by recently electing Dr. C. J. Reddy to the highest membership grade of an IEEE Fellow. More specifically, the citation for this honor of IEEE Fellow conferred on C. J. Reddy by the IEEE reads as follows “for leadership in simulation methods for antenna placement and co-site analysis.” I heartily congratulate Dr. Reddy for his receiving this well-deserved rank of IEEE Fellow” he said.

“It is my great pleasure to congratulate Dr. C.J. Reddy for this exceptional achievement of being named 2018 IEEE Fellow,” said Dr. Ulrich Jakobus, Vice President of Electromagnetic Solutions at Altair and also Fellow of the IEEE. “It underlines his dedication and leadership in the computational electromagnetics (CEM) domain applied to antenna analysis and co-site studies. I met Dr. Reddy for the first time in 2002, and since then he was (in addition to the CEM project work) supporting our CEM simulation tool FEKO for our customer base in North America. I am looking forward to count on the exceptional knowledge and expertise of Dr. Reddy for many years to come”, he added.

Dr. C. J. Reddy received his Ph.D. in 1988 in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering, from the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Warangal in 1983 and a Master’s degree in Microwave and Optical Communications from IIT, Kharagpur in 1986. Dr. Reddy was a National Research Council (NRC) research associate at NASA Langley Research Center, and previously a research fellow at the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada. While conducting research at NASA Langley, he developed various computational codes for electromagnetics and received a Certificate of Recognition from NASA for development of a hybrid Finite Element Method/Method of Moments/Geometrical Theory of Diffraction code for cavity backed aperture antenna analysis. Dr. Reddy was also the President of Applied EM Inc. (2000-2017). At Applied EM, Dr. Reddy successfully led many Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) projects from the US Department of Defense (DoD) to develop innovative antenna technologies. He is a Senior Member of Antenna Measurement Techniques Association (AMTA) and has been elected Fellow of the Applied Computational Electromagnetic Society (ACES) in 2012. Dr. Reddy is a member of IEEE APS - Industry Initiatives Committee (IIC) and RFID Technical Committee (TC-24) of the IEEE MTT-S. He serves on Industry Advisory Boards (IAB) of Department Electrical Engineering of the Old Dominion University and the Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Reddy received 2015 Distinguished Alumni Professional Achievement Award from NIT, Warangal.

He has published 39 journal papers, 83 conference articles to-date and a book chapter on computational electromagnetics. Dr. Reddy is a co-author of the book, “Antenna Analysis and Design Using FEKO Electromagnetic Simulation Software,” published in June 2014 by SciTech Publishing (An Imprint of IET).

The IEEE is the world’s leading professional association for advancing technology for humanity. Through its 400,000 plus members in 160 countries, the association is a leading authority on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics.

Dedicated to the advancement of technology, the IEEE publishes 30 percent of the world’s literature in the electrical and electronics engineering and computer science fields, and has developed more than 1300 active industry standards. The association also sponsors or co-sponsors nearly 1700 international technical conferences each year. If you would like to learn more about IEEE or the IEEE Fellow Program, please visit 

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