Daniel D. Stancil is the Alcoa Distinguished Professor and Head of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at North Carolina State University. His early interest in radios and electronics launched an engineering career that has been--and continues to be--fun and rewarding. Along the way he picked up engineering degrees from Tennessee Tech (B.S.E.E.) and MIT (S.M., E.E. and Ph.D.). He has spent many years as a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at both Carnegie Mellon University and NC State. While at CMU he served as Associate Head of the ECE Department, and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Engineering. He has been Department Head at NC State since 2009.
His research has included such varied topics as magnetic films, optics, microwaves, wireless channels, antennas, remote labs, and particle physics. Technology for distributing wireless signals through HVAC ducts that Dr. Stancil and his students developed has been installed in such major buildings as Chicago's Trump Towers and McCormick Place Convention Center. The demonstration of neutrino communications by a multidisciplinary team coordinated by Dr. Stancil was recognized by Physics World Magazine as one of the top 10 Physics Breakthroughs of 2012. Additional recognitions that his work has received have included an IR 100 Award and a Photonics Circle of Excellence Award. Dr. Stancil is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and a past-president of the IEEE Magnetics Society.
When not thinking about engineering, he divides his time between hiking with his wife, playing the euphonium, and amateur radio.
Awards & Honors
- 2009 - NC State ECE Department Head
- 2004 - IEEE Fellow
- Improved wireless power transfer efficiency with non-perfect lenses (2019)
- Search for possible solar influences in Ra-226 decays (2017)
- Channel Propagation Measurement and Modeling for Vehicular In-Cabin Wi-Fi Networks (2016)
- Education column: The remote educational antenna laboratory: Making it easier to add projects to antenna courses (2014)
- Experimental characterization of volume-mode waves in near-field anisotropic metamaterials with application to wireless power transfer (2014)
- Measurements corner: Three-dimensional position and orientation measurements using magneto-quasistatic fields and complex image theory (2014)
- Radio channel in a minivan's passenger cabin: Preliminary ray tracing simulations (2014)
- A roadside scattering model for the Vehicle-To-Vehicle communication channel (2013)
- A stepped-frequency continuous wave ranger for aiding pedestrian navigation (2013)
- An active position sensing tag for sports visualization in American football (2013)