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Professor and Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Professor Emeritus



Dr. Dipak Sengupta joined University of Detroit in August 1986 with the rank of full Professor with tenure at which time he was also appointed as Chairman of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Physics.  Before joining the University he was an Assistant Professor in Electromagnetics at the University of Toronto and Lecturer and Adjunct Professor in Electromagnetics Antenna Theory Communication at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor Michigan.  He also served as a Research Fellow in Electronics (1958-1959) at Harvard University Cambridge Massachusetts and a Government of India Research Scholar (1953-1954) Bengal Engineering College West Bengal India.

He earned a Bachelor of Science (1950) with a major in Physics and minors in Mathematics and Chemistry and a Master of Science (1952) in Radio Physics and Electronics both from Calcutta University India and a Ph.D (1958) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto Ontario Canada.

While chairman of the department (1986-1996) he initiated the process of changing department course offerings, up-dating of courses, introduced as well as developed new courses, changed laboratory instructions, and developed department seminars.  In addition, he taught Electromagnetic Field Theory, Electrodynamics, Digital Signal Processing, Network Theory, and Antennas and Radiation.  In 1996 Dr. Sengupta was selected by his colleagues to receive the College of Engineering and Science Faculty Excellence Award for his teaching, research, and service.

A major contributor to the literature of electrical engineering and physics, Dr. Sengupta had multiple articles published in IRE Transactions, Journal of Applied Physics, Canadian Journal of Physics, Journal of Instrumentation Telecommunications, many different IEEE Transactions journals, Electronics Letters, Radio Science, Journal of Aircraft, and Electromagnetics.  He authored book chapters in Electromagnetic and Acoustic Scattering; Radar Handbook; Transient Electromagnetic Fields; and EMP Interactions: Principles and Reference Data.  His vitae includes numerous pages of conference articles and papers given at professional meetings and Radiation Laboratory Technical Reports.

A Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, he was also a member of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI) Commission B, Sigma XI, and ETA Kappa Nu.  Dr. Sengupta received Certificates of Achievement and Citations for Outstanding Services from IEEE MIT-S AND IEEE AP-S, and was a Silver Medalist for General Proficiency, Calcutta University India.  He also was a Fulbright Scholar awardee.

Dr. Sengupta is listed in American Men and Women of Science, Who’s Who in Technology Today, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the Midwest, and Dictionary of International Biography.  He served as Treasurer, Vice-Chairman and Chairman of the South Eastern Michigan Section of IEEE AP-S/MIT-S/ED-S, Secretary of URSI Commission B, and Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions of Antennas and Propagation. 

Honored by Sr. Maureen A. Fay, O.P., President, University of Detroit Mercy, Dr. Sengupta was awarded Professor Emeritus status upon his retirement.

University of Detroit Mercy

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