The Catholic University of America

Ozlem Kilic, D.Sc.

Associate Professor & Chair
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
202-319-5261 phone
202-319-5195 fax


B.S., Electrical Engineering, Bogazici University, Istanbul, 1989
M.S., Electrical Engineering, George Washington University, 1991
D.Sc., Electrical Engineering, George Washington University, 1996

Dr. Kilic joined the Catholic University of America as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 2005. Prior to that, she was an Electronics Engineer at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi MD where she managed Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Programs for the development of hybrid numerical electromagnetic tools to analyze and design electrically large structures, such as the Rotman lens. She has also designed, fabricated and tested various prototypes of Rotman lenses to achieve the broadband scanning capabilities needed for military antennas. Dr. Kilic has over five years of industry experience at COMSAT Laboratories as a Senior Engineer and Program Manager with specialization in satellite communications, link modeling and analysis, and modeling, design and test of phased arrays and reflector antennas for satellite communications system. Her research interests include antennas, wave propagation, satellite communications systems, and microwave remote sensing. Dr. Kilic is a member of IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S) AdCOM, Chair for URSI Commission A, and a member of Board of Directors for Applied Computationa l Electromagnetics Society (ACES).

Representative Publications
Kilic, O, "FPGA Accelerated Phased Array Design Using the Any Colony Optimization," accepted for publication in ACES Journal.

Weiss S, Coburn K, Kilic O, "FEKO Simulation of a Wedge Mounted Four Element Array Antenna," ACES Special issue, accepted ACES Journal.

Kilic O, "Modeling Electromagnetic Wave Interactions with Sea Spray," ACES Journal 2008 Special issue, accepted, ACES Journal.

Kilic O and Zaghloul A, "Enhanced Antenna Pattern Measurements for Satellite Systems," IEEE Journal of Instrumentation and Measurements, vol. 55, no. 2, April 2006, pp.557 - 561.

Zaghloul A, Kilic O, Kohls E C, "System Aspects and Transmission Impairments of Active Phased Arrays for Satellite Communications," IEEE Trans. Aerospace and Electronics Systems, vol. 43, pp. 176 – 186, Jan. 2007.

Kilic O, Zaghloul A, "Antenna Aperture Size Reduction Using Sub-Beam Concept in Multiple-Spot-Beam Cellular Satellite Systems," Radio Science, Vol. 44, RS3001, May 2009.

Zaghloul A and Kilic O, "Distributed Beam Former for Conformal and Distributed-Aperture Electronically Steered Antennas," submitted to IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, December 2008 (under review).

Kilic O and Barger D, "FPGA Accelerated Ant Colony Optimization for Phased Array Design", Proc. ACES Intl. Conference, Monterey, CA, March 2009, invited paper.