Lawrence Carin Named William H. Younger Professor of Engineering at Duke

DURHAM, N.C. – Professor Lawrence Carin of the Department of Electrical and Computer at the Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering, has been named the William H. Younger Professor of Engineering, Dean Kristina Johnson announced.

Carin earned B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering at the University of Maryland, in College Park. He joined the Electrical Engineering Department at Polytechnic University in Brooklyn, NY, in 1989 as an assistant professor, and became an associate professor in 1994. Carin won a National Science Foundation Research Initiation Award in 1992.

In September 1995, Carin joined Duke, where he is now a professor, specializing in electromagnetics and sensing.

Carin’s current research interests include remote sensing, numerical modeling of wave propogation and scattering, short-pulse scattering and subsurface sensing. He was the lead researcher on a Defense Advanced Research Project’s Agency (DARPA) Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) on de-mining (1996-2001) focused on landmine sensing, and he currently leads MURI research dedicated to multi-modal inversion. In 2000, the SUMMA Foundation awarded Carin the Applied High-Power Electromagnetics Paper of the Year.

Carin served on a White House Advisory Panel on the Future of Landmine Research in 2002, and is an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation. He served as an invited guest editor on landmine sensing for Radio Science in 2003, and as guest editor of IEEE Transactions in Geoscience Remote Sensing in 2001.

The Pratt School of Engineering presented Carin with the Research Award in 2002, and the Distinguished Professor of Engineering in 2003. Carin is an IEEE Fellow and a member of the Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu honor societies.