Principal Investigator Dr. Magda El-Shenawee is a professor of electrical engineering at the University of Arkansas, where she joined as an assistant professor in 2001.

After obtaining her Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1991, she joined the Center for Electro-Optics as a research associate (1992-94), focusing on the enhanced backscatter phenomenon from random rough ground surfaces. She furthered her research at the National Research Center in Cairo, Egypt, (1994-96), then at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign (1997-99). Directly before joining the University of Arkansas faculty, Dr. El-Shenawee served as a member of the Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) team working on the antipersonnel landmine detection at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts (1999-01).

Dr. El-Shenawee’s current research interests involve biomedical engineering application to breast cancer research using biopotentials, biomagnetics, biological tumor growth modeling, and microwave imaging algorithms of breast cancer. Her area of expertise is computational electromagnetics of the scattering waves for medical applications such as breast cancer.

The following links contain more information about Dr. El-Shenawee’s research.