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Radio Frequency (RF) Research Laboratory

Tutku Karacolak, Ph.D.

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Departments:
Electrical Engineering
Engineering and Computer Science

tutku.karacolak@wsu.edu
Phone: (360) 546-9185
Located in Engineering and Computer Science (VECS) 201N
Support Staff: Susanna Maria

Research

  • Bioelectromagnetics
  • Implantable Antennas
  • Antenna Analysis and Design
  • Antenna Miniaturization and Optimized Antennas
  • Ultra Wide Band Antennas
  • Full-Duplex Systems for Compact Low Power Devices

Education

  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Mississippi State University, 2009.
  • M.Sc., Electrical Engineering, Mississippi State University, 2006.
  • B.Sc., Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University, Turkey, 2004.

Courses

Course IDTitleMeeting TimeLocationSemesterSyllabus
ECE 425RF Devices and CircuitsFall
ECE 101Introduction to Electrical EngineeringFall
ECE 370Electromagnetic Fields and WavesSpring
ECE 471Antenna Design and AnalysisSpring

 

Recent Publications

  1. G. Makar, D. Kim, N. Tran, and T. Karacolak, “Compact Antennas with Reduced Self Interference for Simultaneous Transmit and Receive,” Journal of Progress In Electromagnetics Research C (PIER C), vol. 78, pp. 19-31, 2017.
  2. F. Wignes, C. Glascoe, G. Makar, T. Karacolak, and P. Sekhar “A Paper Based 2-Element Antenna for WLAN MIMO Applications Fabricated Using Inkjet Technology,” Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, vol.59, no. 11, pp. 2785-2790, Nov. 2017.
  3. G. Makar, N. Tran, and T. Karacolak, “A High Isolation Monopole Array with Ring Hybrid Feeding Structure for In-Band Full-Duplex Systems,” IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 16, pp. 356-359, 2017.
  4. D. Le, H. Vu, M. Ranjbar, N. Tran, T. Karacolak, and T. Hoang, “’On the Capacity and Energy Efficiency of Non-Coherent Rayleigh Fading Channels with Additive Gaussian Mixture Noise,” IET Communications, vol. 10, no. 18, pp. 2507-2515, December 2016.
  5. J. Ung and T. Karacolak, “A Dual Band Meandered Dipole Antenna for Medical Telemetry Applications,” Journal of Progress In Electromagnetics Research C (PIER C) vol. 63, pp. 85-94, 2016.
  6. A. V. Lim, T. Karacolak, J. Jiang, C. Huang, and F. Zhao, “Electrostatically-Actuated 4H-SiC In-Plane and Out-of-Plane High Frequency MEMS Resonator,” IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 28-30, January 2016.
  7. J. Ung and T. Karacolak, “A Compact Ultra-Miniature Coaxial Fed Antenna for WMTS Biotelemetry Application,”Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, vol. 57, no. 4, pp. 987-992, April 2015.
  8. T. Karacolak, R. V. K. G. Thirumalai, J. N. Merrett, Y. Koshka, and E. Topsakal, “Silicon Carbide Antennas for High-Temperature and High-Power Applications,” IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 12, pp. 409-412, 2013.
  9. J. W. Ung and T. Karacolak, “A CPW-Fed Slot Antenna for S- and C-Band Applications,” Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, vol. 55, no. 8, pp. 1714-1717, August 2013.
  10. P. K. Sekhar, K. Subramaniyam, T. Karacolak, M. Asili, and S. Seran, “Investigating Electromagnetic Properties of Yttria-Stabilized Zirconia (YSZ) for Wireless Gas Sensor Applications,” ECS Transactions, vol. 53, no. 18, pp. 13-19, 2013.
  11. T. Karacolak, E. C. Moreland, and E. Topsakal, “Cole-Cole Model for Glucose-Dependent Dielectric Properties of Blood Plasma for Continuous Glucose Monitoring,” Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, vol. 55, no. 5, pp. 1160-1164, May 2013.
  12. J. W. Ung and T. Karacolak, “A Wideband Implantable Antenna for Continuous Health Monitoring in the MedRadio and ISM Bands,” IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 11, pp. 1642-1645, 2012.
  13. T. Karacolak, R. Cooper, E. S. Unlu, and E. Topsakal, “Dielectric Properties of Porcine Skin Tissue and In Vivo Testing of Implantable Antennas Using Pigs as Model Animals,” IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 11, pp. 1686-1689, 2012.
  14. T. Karacolak, R. Cooper, J. Butler, S. Fisher, and E. Topsakal, “In Vivo Verification of Implantable Antennas Using Rats as Model Animals,” IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 9, pp. 334-337, 2010.
  15. T. Karacolak, R. Cooper, and E. Topsakal, “Electrical Properties of Rat Skin and Design of Implantable Antennas for Medical Wireless Telemetry,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 57, no. 9, pp. 2806-2812, September 2009.
  16. T. Karacolak, A. Z. Hood, and E. Topsakal, “Design of a Dual Band Implantable Antenna and Development of Skin Mimicking Gels for Continuous Glucose Monitoring,” IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 56, no. 4, pp. 1001-1008, April 2008.
  17. T. Yilmaz, T. Karacolak, and E. Topsakal, “Characterization and Testing of a Skin-Mimicking Material for Implantable Antennas Operating at ISM Band (2.4 GHz-2.48 GHz),” IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 7, pp. 418-420, 2008.
  18. A. Z. Hood, T. Karacolak, and E. Topsakal, “A Small Double-Sided Dual Exponentially Tapered Slot Antenna for UWB Applications,” IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 7, pp. 656-660, 2008.
  19. T. Karacolak and E. Topsakal, “Mixed Order Tangential Vector Finite Elements (TVFEs) for Tetrahedra and Applications to Multi-Functional Automotive Antenna Design,” ACES Journal, vol. 22, no. 1, 2007.
  20. T. Karacolak and E. Topsakal, “A Double-Sided Rounded Bow-Tie Antenna for UWB Communications,” IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 5, pp: 446-449, 2006.