Kent A. Chamberlin

Kent A. Chamberlin

Professor and Chair


  • B.S. Ohio University, 1974
  • M.S. Ohio University, 1976
  • Ph.D. Ohio University, 1982


Kent Chamberlin received his Ph.D. from Ohio University, specializing in computational electromagnetics. His research has been devoted to modeling radio wave propagation including interfering radiation from computing devices and wave phenomena in the human body.
Dr. Kent Chamberlin is the Chair and a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.  In his more than thirty-five years in academia, he has performed research for more than twenty sponsors, including the National Science Foundation.  He has received two Fulbright awards, including the prestigious Fulbright Distinguished Chair, which he served in Aveiro, Portugal.  He has also served as an Associate Editor for the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and he continues to be active in performing and publishing in a range of research areas.
Dr. Chamberlin has been passionate about his teaching during his career and has received numerous teaching awards.  He has experience with international higher education which has included one-semester of teaching in India.  He directed and developed UNH’s first internet-based online learning program in 1998 and he has been active in online learning ever since.  He was appointed by the Governor to the State’s Distance Learning Commission and he currently serves on the Boards of the Virtual Learning Academy Charter School and the Great Bay e-Charter School.  As department Chair, he is working to make more of their graduate courses available online.

Research Areas

Computer modeling of electromagnetic systems, particularly for applications involving communication, biological and navigation systems.


  • Minu Valayil and Kent Chamberlin, "Enhancement of Antenna Parameters of Slotted Waveguide Antennas Using Metamaterials," accepted for the 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation
  • Ronald Croce, John Miller, Kent Chamberlin, David Filipovic and Wayne Smith, “Wavelet analysis of Quadriceps power spectra and amplitude under varying levels of contraction intensity and velocity,” accepted for publication in Muscle & Nerve Journal
  • Kent Chamberlin, Ph.D., Wayne Smith, Ph.D., Seshank Appasani, Christopher W Chirgwin and Paul T Rioux, “Analysis of the Charge Exchange between the Human Body and Ground: Evaluation of “Earthing” from an Electrical Perspective,” Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, under revision
  • Kent Chamberlin and Daniel Carchidi, “Rapid Course Development Using OCW Resources: Applying the Inverted Classroom Model in an Electrical Engineering Course,” Cambridge 2012: Innovation and Impact - Openly Collaborating to Enhance Education
  • Rama Rao and Kent Chamberlin, “Path Gain Measurements at 868/915 MHz for Wireless Sensor Communications in Indoor Corridors,” 5th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunication Systems (ANTS), IEEE ANTS 2011, Bangalore, India
  • Keith Spaulding and Kent Chamberlin, “Measurements Relevant to Electrical Energy Transport both On and Off Acupuncture Meridians,” February 2011, Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
  • Kent Chamberlin, “Intermodulation Product Interference: Theory and Practice,” Keynote Address, International Conference on Communications & Computing (ICCC '10), Chennai, India, April 2010.
  • Benjamin McMahon, Kent Chamberlin & Scott Valcourt, ”Datacasting in the Mobile Environment,” Journal of Networks, Issue 7, 2008.
  • Kent Chamberlin, Andrew Kun, Benjamin McMahon and Scott Valcourt, “Evaluation of Datacasting in the Mobile Environment,” presented at and in the proceedings of the 2007 IEEE 66th Vehicular Technology          Conference, Baltimore, MD
  • Kent Chamberlin, Scott A. Valcourt, Benjamin McMahon and Andrew Kun, "Measurement of Propagation Effects for High-Speed, Digital UHF Channels," 2007 IEEE AP-S International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation in Honolulu, Hawaii, June 10-15, 2007
  • Jason Chan, K. Sivaprasad, and Kent Chamberlin, “Modeling Frequency-Dependent Stripline Losses at High Frequencies,” IEEE Trans. Packaging Materials, March 2007
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