Alexopoulos, Nicolaos G.
dean, Henry Samueli School of Engineering
Nicolaos Alexopoulos was born in Athens, Greece, on April 14, 1942. He graduated from the Eighth Gymnasium of Athens, Greece, in 1959 and received B.S.E.E., M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1965, 1967 and 1968 respectively.
He joined the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where he was a member of the faculty of the Electrical Engineering department from 1969 to 1996. While at UCLA he served as associate dean for Faculty Affairs from 1986 to 1987 and chair of the Electrical Engineering department from 1987 to 1992. Since January 1997 he has been a professor of the Electrical Engineering & Computer Science department at the University of California, Irvine, where he also serves as the dean of The Henry Samueli School of Engineering. He has served over the years as a consultant to a variety of U.S. and foreign corporations and the U.S. Government. In addition, he has been on the editorial board of various professional journals and more recently he served as editor-in-chief of Electromagnetics. He is the author of more than 250 refereed journal and conference proceedings papers.
Alexopoulous' research activities focus on the modeling and design of three-dimensional integrated circuits and printed antennas in multilayered materials, wireless communication antennas and systems. He also is studying interconnect problems in complex networks, novel materials and smart structures in low observable systems, and computational methods. The applications for his research lie in the development of wireless communication networks that will extend the reach and capacity of the Internet.