Associate Professor, Electromagnetics and Microwave Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University
Professor Huff received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2000, 2003, and 2006, respectively. He has been with the Electromagnetics and Microwave Laboratory in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX since 2006 and currently serves at the rank of Associate Professor. Prof. Huff apprenticed professionally and attained the rank of Chef de Cuisine with specializations in French and Mediterranean fare prior to his academic activities. After transitioning to academia in 2006 he was awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) through the Department of Defense in 2008 for his work on multifunctional antenna techniques and materials for unstructured UAV swarms. He received the NSF CAREER award that same year for his bio-inspired research investigating the functional translation of the cuttlefish’s skin to enable adaptive and responsive smart skins for high frequency application spaces. In addition to his academic roles, Prof. Huff currently serves as the USNC-USRI Commission C Chair and he is involved in several start-ups related to cross-platform application and electromagnetic hardware development for both education and security. He currently resides on the steering committee for the Center for Autonomous Vehicles and Sensor Systems (CANVASS) and has been the faculty advisor for the IEEE student section at Texas A&M University since 2007. His current research blends concepts from material science engineering, aerospace engineering and other concepts in multifunctional systems engineering. Major research vectors include structurally embedded antennas for extreme environments, software defined apertures for intelligent cyber-physical systems, and applications of machine learning in applied electromagnetic to enable electromagnetic agility in swarms and other distributed systems.