Prof. Banmali Rawat

  • Prof. Banmali S. Rawat was born in Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India. He received BSEE, MSEE degrees from the Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University and Ph.D. (ECE) from Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, India in 1968, 1970 and 1976, respectively. He was recipient of National Merit Scholarship, UGC Fellowship, Atomic Energy Commission Fellowship, United Nations Fellowship and the University Gold Medal for first rank in MSEE. He was a faculty member with the Madan Mohan Malviya Engineering College, Gorakhpur and Instrumentation Engineer in the West Coast Paper Mills before starting his Ph.D. at the BITS, Pilani until 1972. In 1973 he moved with his advisor to Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, India.

    He joined the Defense R & D Organization (DRDO) as Senior Scientist in 1975 and worked on various research projects in microwave systems/circuits, microwave/millimeter wave integrated circuits for radar and communication systems and avionic systems. He became Associate Professor in 1978 and Professor/Head of the Electronics Engineering Department, Madan Mohan Malviya Engineering College, University of Gorakhpur, India in 1981. In 1981 he joined the Electrical Engineering Department, University of North Dakota, USA and was a Professor until 1988 before moving to the University of Nevada, Reno, USA, as Professor/Head-Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Department and is continuing as a Professor.

    Prof. Rawat has been listed in “Who’s Who in Technology Today”, “The International Directory of Distinguished Leadership”, “Who’s Who in Electromagnetics”, Who’s Who in America”, “American Men and Women of Science”, “Who’s Who Among Asian Americans”, “Who’s Who in the World” and “Who’s Who in Science and Engineering”. He was invited by the United Nations as an International Expert in Microwaves and Optical Technology under TOKTEN and UNIDO programs in 1989, 1992 and 1994. He is the Founder and Chair of the “International Symposium on Microwave and Optical Technology (ISMOT-formerly known as ISRAMT)”. He has Chaired/Organized many national/international symposia/conferences and has been the Plenary Session Chair, Technical Program Chair and Editor of several Conference Proceedings.

    Prof. Rawat is a Fellow of IETE, Fellow of CIE, Fellow of the Electromagnetics Academy established at MIT, Senior Member of IEEE, Member of Sigma Xi, North Dakota Academy of Science, Optical Society of America, SPIE, and Eta Kappa Nu – the EE Honor Society. He has been a soccer coach and Division Coordinator/Governing Board Member with AYSO, Sparks, High Sierra Soccer Club, Reno, YMCA Grand Forks, ND, ProgramVolunteer/Governing Board Member of the Junior Ski Program of Reno, NV and Founder/President of the India Association of Northern Nevada (IANN).