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Kapil Dandekar

Kapil Dandekar, PhD

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

College of Engineering

Contact:

kapil.r.dandekar@drexel.edu

215.895.2004

Dandekar is and expert on cellular communications, wireless antenna technology, applied computational electromagnets, microwave and receiver development sensor networks for homeland security, free space optical communication, ultrasonic communication and ultrawideband communication.

He is the director of Drexel's Wireless Systems Laboratory and has published articles about wireless antenna propegation and wireless communications. His background in the field includes work for the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, where he developed virtual reality hardware and sofware systems in the Information Technology Division and the Navy Center for Applied Research in Artificial Intelligence.

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In the News

  • How To Boost Your Wifi Performance When Everyone’s at Home

    Kapil Dandekar, PhD, Colehower Chair professor in the College of Engineering, was featured in a Jan. 25 Philadelphia Inquirer story in which he provided tips on how to improve home WiFi performance.

  • West Chester Firm Lets You Tag and Track Your Suitcase, Lands First Contract with a Major Airline

    Kapil Dandekar, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a June 26 Philadelphia Inquirer story about new technology that is using RIFD tags to track luggage in airports.

  • These Spray-on Antennas Could Be the Future of Communication

    Kapil Dandekar, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in Sept. 26 posts on Communications of ACM and World Industrial Reporter about Drexel's spray-applied MXene antenna research. A related post by Yury Gogotsi, PhD, Distinguished University and Bach professor in the College of Engineering; Babak Anasori, PhD, a research assistant professor in the College of Engineering; and Asia Sarycheva, a doctoral researcher in the College, which originally appeared in The Conversation, was picked up by Discover magazine on Sept. 26. 

  • Amid Privacy Concerns, Wearable Tech Grows in Health

    Kapil Dandekar, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering and director of the Drexel Wireless Systems Lab, was quoted in a Jan. 18 Philadelphia Inquirer story, that was picked up by Athletic Business, about the challenges of developing wearable technology.

  • Engineers Create Biomedical Smart Fabrics to Save Lives

    Kapil Dandekar, PhD, a professor and associate dean for research and graduate studies in the College of Engineering, Timothy Kurzweg, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering, Genevieve Dion, director of the Shima Seiki Haute Technology Lab in the ExCITe Center, and Owen Montgomery, MD, chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the College of Medicine, were featured in a Sept. 22 Electronics360 post about their work to develop a smart fabric belly band for prenatal monitoring.

  • These Smart Threads Could Save Lives

    Kapil Dandekar, PhD, a professor and associate dean for research and graduate studies in the College of Engineering, Timothy Kurzweg, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering, Genevieve Dion, director of the Shima Seiki Haute Technology Lab in the ExCITe Center, and Owen Montgomery, MD, chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the College of Medicine, were featured in a Sept. 19 episode of the National Science Foundation’s "Science Nation” series about their work to develop a smart fabric belly band for prenatal monitoring.

  • Drexel antenna tech hits market, enhances wireless signal

    Kapil Dandekar, PhD, a professor and associate dean for research and graduate studies in the College of Engineering, and Robert McGrath, PhD, senior associate vice president for technology commercialization, were quoted in a July 9 Philadelphia Business Journal story about Dandekar’s lab developing an antenna that is now commercially available in ZyXEL wireless routers. 

  • At Drexel lab, wearable tech taking shape

    Genevieve Dion, an associate professor in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and director of the Shima Seiki Haute Technology Lab; Adam Fontecchio, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering and associate director of the ExCITe Center; Timothy Kurzweg, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering; Owen Montgomery, MD, chair of obstetrics and gynecology in the College of Medicine, and Kapil Dandekar, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, were quoted in an Aug. 17 Philadelphia Inquirer story about their collaborative research to develop a smart textile belly band for fetal monitoring.

  • Retooling locator systems in mobile 911 calls

    Kapil Dandekar, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in an Aug. 6 Philadelphia Inquirer story about how 911 callers are located when they’re using mobile phones and how this system can be improved.

  • Drexel team develops 'belly band' to monitor contractions of pregnant women

    Genevieve Dion, director of the Shima Seiki Haute Technology Lab; Kapil Dandekar, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering; and Owen Montgomery, M.D., chair of obstetrics and gynecology in Drexel’s College of Medicine, were quoted in a May 22 WHYY/Newsworks.com story about their work to create a belly band that can monitor uterine contractions and fetal activity. Adam Fontecchio, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, and Timothy Kurzweg, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering, were also mentioned in the piece.

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    Drexel's Spray-On Antennas Could Be the Tech Connector of the Future

    A group of researchers from the College of Engineering recently reported a method for spraying invisibly thin antennas, made from a type of two-dimensional, metallic material called MXene, that perform as well as those being used in mobile devices, wireless routers and portable transducers. 


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    Drexel Experts Available to Comment on Pope's Visit to Philadelphia

    Pope Francis – and an estimated 1.5 million people – will descend upon the city of Philadelphia in late September as the capstone to the weeklong, international World Meeting of Families event, during which the Pope will deliver a public mass on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. From concerns about security measures to transportation, anxiety is already on the rise among Philadelphians regarding how the city will handle the influx of tourists expected to double the city’s population. Drexel University experts are available to comment on a range of issues related to the visit including safety, public health, environmental impact, infrastructure preparedness and tourism. Experts also are able to weigh in about what this once-in-a-lifetime event – and the Pope’s progressive views – mean for the Catholic church.

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    Drexel Antenna Research Hits the Market in ’Smart' Product

    Wireless antenna technology that originated in the College of Engineering has hit the market in the newest family of ZyXEL ’smart attennae’ designed to seek a better wireless connection.

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    Style Meets Engineering in Drexel's Smart Fabric Belly Band

    Tummy snugging maternity wear could soon be giving expecting parents peace of mind in addition to stylishly securing waistlines. Researchers at Drexel University are combining fashion design with wireless technology to produce a belly band that will be able to monitor uterine contractions and fetal heart rate in real time.