Department of

Electrical Engineering

Serving society through excellence in education, research, scholarship, and public outreach

Ram Narayanan

Professor of Electrical Engineering

202 Electrical Engineering East

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-863-2602

E-mail: ram_at_engr_dot_psu_dot_edu

Research Area: Remote Sensing and Space Systems

Research Group: Radar and Communications Lab

Prior to joining Penn State in 2003, Dr. Narayanan worked as a Design and Development Engineer at Bharat Electronics, Ghaziabad, India. He later joined the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Nebraska, where he served as Blackman & Lederer Chaired Professor of Electrical Engineering. He has been working in the area of radar system development, radar remote sensing applications, image analysis, and antenna characterization for over twenty years. His major research accomplishments include the development of high resolution imaging using random noise radar, the development of mid-infrared laser remote sensing technology, the development of ground penetrating radar for transportation infrastructure assessment, and the characterization of information content in remotely sensed images. He has published over 65 papers in refereed journals and presented over 150 conference papers.


Ph.D. University of Massachusetts, Electrical & Computer Engineering
B.Tech. Indian Institute of Technology, Electrical Engineering (Electronics)


Antenna characterization and measurements, microwave system design and development, radar remote sensing theory and applications, remote sensing image analysis.

Selected Publications and Patents

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Honors and Awards

PSEAS Outstanding Research Award - 2013
SPIE Fellow - 2004
Outstanding Service Award, IEEE Geoscience & Remote Sensing Society - 2003
IEEE Fellow - 2001