Jin Au Kong

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Dr. Jin Au Kong's impact on electromagnetics research and education has been monumental. His work on microwave remote sensing, particularly the development of coherent transport techniques for both active and passive remote sensing problems revolutionized applications such as microstrip antennas, geophysical probing, superconductivity, EMC/EMI design, microwave circuits and rough surface scattering. He is the primary organizer of the Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium, a key discussion forum for electromagnetic research. A Fellow of IEEE and the Optical Society of America, Dr. Kong has published more than 30 books, and more than 600 refereed journal articles, book chapters and conference papers. His awards include the S.T. Li Prize and the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society's Distinguished Achievement Award. A professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts since 1969, he is editor for the Wiley series on remote sensing, the Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications.