Jacob Adams

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Jacob Adams received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Ohio State University in 2005 and 2007, respectively. He received a Ph.D. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2011. From January 2011 until December 2012, he was an Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Electromagnetics Laboratory at the University of Illinois. He joined the faculty at NC State in 2013.

Research Interests

Adams develops antennas for a variety of applications, including mobile communications, wireless sensing, and defense systems. He is also interested in novel materials and fabrication methods for multifunctional, conformal, and flexible microwave devices. In addition, Adams studies the application of eigendecomposition techniques to improve antenna modeling and design. He is currently looking for motivated graduate students interested in these research areas.


Ph.D.Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign2011
MSECEMaster of Science in Electrical and Computer EngineeringOhio State University2007
BSECEBachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer EngineeringOhio State University2005

Honors and Awards

  • 2022 | William F. Lane Outstanding Teaching Award, NC State Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • 2017 | Research Office Young Investigator Award, US Army
  • 2016 | Young Faculty Award, DARPA
  • 2010 | FEKO Student Competition, Honourable Mention
  • 2009 | Mavis Future Faculty Fellowship, University of Illinois
  • 2008 | Antenna Applications Symposium Student Paper Contest, Finalist
  • 2005 | Dean’s Distinguished University Fellowship, Ohio State University
  • 2005 | Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation

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