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Dr. David F. Kelley
Associate Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering Dept.
Bucknell University
One Dent Drive
Lewisburg, PA 17837
E-mail: dkelley AT bucknell DOT edu
Phone: (570) 577-1313

I joined the Bucknell University Electrical and Computer Engineering Department as an Assistant Professor in August 2001. I was tenured and promoted to Associate Professor in April 2007, and I served as chair of the department from July 2010 through December 2012.

This semester (Spring 2018) I am teaching ECEG 351 (Electronics II), ECEG 390 (Theory and Applications of Electromagnetics), and ECEG 477 (Wireless System Design).

Office Hours (Spring 2018)

To be announced. In the meantime, please feel free to make an appointment with me via e-mail.


  • PhD, Pennsylvania State University, 1999
  • MSEE, Virginia Tech, 1990
  • BSEE, Virginia Tech, 1986

Bucknell Courses Taught

  • ELEC/ECEG 105, now 205 (Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering)
  • ELEC/ECEG 120 (Foundations of Electrical Engineering)
  • ELEC/ECEG 225 (Circuit Theory I)
  • ELEC/ECEG 350 (Electronics I)
  • ELEC/ECEG 351 (Electronics II)
  • ELEC/ECEG 390 (Theory and Applications of Electromagnetics)
  • ELEC/ECEG 470 (Communication and Information Systems)
  • ELEC/ECEG 477/677 (Wireless System Design)
  • ENGR 100 (Exploring Engineering)
  • ENGR 138 (Written and Oral Communication)
  • ENGR 695 (Advanced Topics in Engineering Mathematics)
  • Various independent study courses

Beginning with the Fall 2015 semester, the departmental designator for all ECE course numbers was changed from "ELEC" to "ECEG."

For details on any of these courses, follow the appropriate link at left.

Research Interests

  • Parasitic array antennas
  • Reconfigurable antennas
  • Reactively controlled array antennas
  • Phased array antennas (active and parasitic)
  • General antenna analysis and design
  • Evolutionary optimization methods, esp. particle swarm optimization
  • Computational electromagnetics, esp. the FDTD method
  • For details and selected publications, follow the Research link above

Industry/Sabbatical Experience

  • Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, 2008-2009 (sabbatical)
  • Information Systems Laboratories, Vienna, VA, 1991-1993
  • Atlantic Aerospace Electronics Corp., Greenbelt, MD, 1989-1990
  • HY-Tech Research Corp., Radford, VA, 1988-1989 (part time)

Professional Activities and Service

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE):
    • Member since 1989; elevated to Senior Member in 2007
    • Member of Antennas and Propagation Society
    • Chair of Antennas and Propagation Society Education Committee July 2007-December 2011; Co-Chair December 2011-December 2017
    • Associate Editor of Antennas and Propagation Magazine Education Column July 2007-December 2011
    • Member of Technical Program Committee for IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation most years from 2010 through 2017
    • Publicity Chair for 2011 AP-S/URSI International Symposium held in Spokane, WA
    • Member of Microwave Theory and Techniques Society
  • Reviewer for:
    • IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
    • IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters
    • Antennas and Propagation Magazine
    • IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation
  • Reviewer for W. H. Hayt and J. A. Buck, Engineering Electromagnetics, 6th ed., New York: McGraw-Hill, 2001
  • Reviewer for the Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, John G. Webster, ed., New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1999
  • Contributing author to P. A. Laplante, ed., Comprehensive Dictionary of Electrical Engineering, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 1999

Bucknell University Service:

  • University Level:
    • University Committee on Staff Planning, Fall 2005-Spring 2008 (chair for academic year 2007-08), Fall 2014-Spring 2017 (chair for academic year 2016-17)
    • Geology Department Search Committee, academic year 2007-08
    • University Composition Council, Fall 2002-Spring 2005
    • Computer Science Department Search Committee, academic year 2002-03
  • College Level:
    • Engineering Instructional Facilities Committee, Fall 2014-Spring 2015, Spring 2016-present
    • Academic East Building roof-top research space planning committee, Fall 2016-present
    • Engineering Strategic Planning "Applying Knowledge" Working Group, Spring-Fall 2017
    • Engineering College faculty mentor, Fall 2013-Spring 2014
    • Engineering Strategic Planning Committee on Open-Ended Problems, Spring 2012
    • Engineering Dean Search Committee, academic year 2010-11
    • Engineering International Education Committee, Fall 2005-Spring 2008, Fall 2009-Spring 2011
    • Engineering Curriculum Committee, Fall 2001-Spring 2004
    • Dana Engineering Building electronics labs and Project Development Lab repurposing committees, academic year 2003-04
    • Breakiron Engineering Building Electromagnetics Lab configuration contact person, Summer 2002-Spring 2003
  • Department Level:
    • ECE Department Search Committee, 2001-2012, 2013-2015, 2016-present (chair for academic years 2009-10 and 2010-11 and Fall 2012)
    • ECE Departmental Review Committee, Fall 2007, Fall 2009-Fall 2014
    • Chair of Electrical Engineering Department, July 2010-December 2012
    • ECE Department Programming Working Group (chair), Fall 2014-Spring 2015
    • ECE Department "40,000-Foot" Working Group, Fall 2013-Spring 2015, Spring 2016-present
    • ECE Department Junior Design Course Working Group (chair), Fall 2013-Spring 2014

Site maintained by:
Associate Professor David F. Kelley
Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA 17837
e-mail: dkelley AT bucknell DOT edu

Updated: January 23, 2018

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