Mike Potter, BEng (Eng Phys), PhD (Elec Eng)PhD in Electrical Engineering University of Victoria, Canada
B Eng in Engineering Physics Royal Military College of Canada
Areas of Research
My research activities to date have been focused in the area of applied electromagnetics. These activities have taken two main directions. First, I have pursued investigation in the area of computational electromagnetics, and specifically in the augmentation of computational methods for more accurate and computationally efficient simulation of electromagnetic problems. Secondly, I have applied these computational tools for problems in the field of optical modeling, undersea oil reservoir detection, etc. I am also interested in the use of computational methods for acoustic and seismic modeling. The computational method I investigate most is the Finite-Difference Time-Domain (FDTD) method, which is a method which discretizes boundary value problems using partial difference approximations. This method has wide use in the electromagnetics research and commerical community for e.g. antenna design, dosimetry studies, etc.
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