Joined The Citadel Faculty: August 2013
From 2009 to 2013, Dr. Mazzaro worked at the United States Army Research Laboratory (ARL) in Adelphi, MD as an Electronics Engineer. In the Fall of 2013, he joined The Citadel as a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
While at ARL, Dr. Mazzaro was a member of the Radio-Frequency (RF) Signal Processing and Modeling Branch of the Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate. His primary responsibilities were (a) to design, prototype, and evaluate RF circuits for linear ultra-wideband radar, (b) to design and conduct experiments to exploit the electronic properties of RF devices using nonlinear radar, and (c) to measure and catalogue the electromagnetic properties of soils and energetic materials, in the laboratory as well as in-situ.
Dr. Mazzaro has authored more than 90 publications and has given more than 30 technical talks at national conferences and workshops. He holds 7 patents. His present research focuses on studying the unintended behaviors of RF electronics illuminated by electromagnetic waves and on developing experimental radars for the remote detection and characterization of those electronics. Dr. Mazzaro performs this research part-time as an Engineering Consultant contracted by General Technical Services of Wall Township, NJ.
In 2012, Dr. Mazzaro received a Research & Development Achievement award from the U. S. Army for his ring-resonator technique which identifies the dielectric properties of explosive materials and soils. Since 2011, Dr. Mazzaro has served as a technical program committee member and session chairman for the SPIE Defense & Commercial Sensing annual conference. At The Citadel, Dr. Mazzaro is currently the course director for Electromagnetic Fields, Antennas & Propagation, Interference Control in Electronics, Electrical Laboratory, and Electronics Laboratory.
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering – North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
M.S. in Electrical Engineering – State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, NY
B.S. in Electrical Engineering – Boston University, Boston, MA
Areas of Expertise
Radar: Non-linear and ultra-wideband, RF electronics and systems, and Electromagnetics