Om P. Gandhi

Professor and Chair
Department of Electrical Engineering
Office: 50 South Central Campus Drive, Room 3280, Merrill Engineering Building
Phone: (801) 581-7743
Fax: (801) 581-5281


Sc.D., Electrical Engineering, 1961, University of Michigan
M.S., Electrical Engineering, 1957, University of Michigan
B.S., Physics, 1952, University of Delhi.


d'Arsonval Medal of the Bioelectromagnetics Society, 1995, for "pioneering contributions to dosimetry of electromagnetic fields in models of the human and animals."

Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 1979, for "contributions to the understanding of nonionizing radiation effects, to the development of electron devices, and to engineering education".

Listed in Who's Who in Engineering, Who's Who in America, etc.

Some Recent Professional Committees

1995-present Chairman, NCRP Scientific Committee 89-4 on "Biological Effects and Exposure Recommendations for Pulse-Modulated RF Fields."

1988-1996 Cochairman, IEEE SCC 28.IV Subcommittee on Electromagnetic Safety Standards.

Research Interests

Development of numerical techniques for electromagnetic (EM) absorption and scattering calculations from power line to microwave frequencies; software for design of personal wireless devices including low SAR antennas, numerical and experimental techniques for compliance testing of wireless communication devices; numerical techniques for microwave integrated circuits; microwave engineering and applications; and development of instrumentation for assessing personnel safety in radiofrequency EM fields.

Selected Publications


O. P. Gandhi, Editor, Biological Effects and Medical Applications of Electromagnetic Energy, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1990.

Book Chapters

O. P. Gandhi, "FDTD in Bioelectromagnetics: Safety Assessment and Medical Applications," Chapter 11, pp. 613-651 in Advances in Computational Electromagnetics: The Finite-Difference Time-Domain Method, edited by A. Taflove, Artech House, Dedham, MA 1998

J. C. Lin and O. P. Gandhi, "Computational Methods for Predicting Field Intensities," Chapter 9, pp. 337-402 in Handbook of Biological Effects of Electromagnetic Fields, 2nd Edition, C. Polk and E. Postow, editors, CRC Press, Inc., Boca Raton, FL 1996.

Journal Articles

A. D. Tinniswood, C. M. Furse and O. P. Gandhi, "Computations of SAR Distributions for Two Anatomically-Based Models of the Human Head Using CAD Files of Commercial Telephones and the Parallelized FDTD Code," IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 46, pp. 829-833, June 1998.

G. Lazzi and O. P. Gandhi, "On Modeling and Personal Dosimetry of Cellular Telephone Helical Antennas with the FDTD Code," IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 46, pp. 525-530, April 1998.

O. P. Gandhi, "Some Bioelectromagnetics Research at the University of Utah: Acceptance Speech on the Occasion of Receiving the d'Arsonval Medal," Bioelectromagnetics, Vol. 17, pp. 3-9, 1996.

O. P. Gandhi and C. M. Furse, "Currents Induced in the Human Body for Exposure to Ultrawideband Pulses," IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Vol. 39(2), pp. 174-180, May 1997.

O. P. Gandhi, G. Lazzi and C. M. Furse, "Electromagnetic Absorption in the Human Head and Neck for Mobile Telephones at 835 and 1900 MHz," IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Vol. 44, pp. 1884-1897, October 1996.

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