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El-Shenawee, Magda

El-Shenawee, Magda

Dr. Magda El-Shenawee
Electrical Engineering
Office: BELL 3176
Phone: (479) 575-6582


  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Assiut University, Egypt
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, Assiut University, Egypt
  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Magda El-Shenawee worked as a Research Associate in the Center for Electro-Optics at the University of Nebraska where she focused on the problem of enhanced backscatter phenomena. In 1994, she worked as a Research Associate at the National Research Center, Cairo, Egypt, and in 1997, she worked as Visiting Scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 1999, she joined the MURI team (Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative) at Northeastern University, Boston. Currently, Dr. El-Shenawee is a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Her research areas are rough surface scattering, computational electromagnetics, subsurface sensing of buried objects, breast cancer modeling, numerical methods, and microstrip circuits. Dr. El-Shenawee is a member of Eta Kappa Nu electrical engineering honor society.



Teaching and Research

Research Interestsresearch lab

  • Terahertz imaging and spectroscopy of biomedical, national security, and reverse engineering applications
  • Inverse scattering problem
  • Microwave imaging of breast cancer
  • Computational electromagnetics
  • MEMS antennas
  • Landmine detection
  • Rough surface scattering
  • RF microwave modeling

research labThe terahertz (THz) imaging and spectroscopy system at the Engineering Research Center at the University of Arkansas. The photo shows the students and Dr. El-Shenawee (PI) of NSF/MRI grant to establish the THz facility in 2012 >>