Vadim Yakovlev is an Associate Research Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Worcester, MA, USA. He is a head of the Industrial Microwave Modeling Group (IMMG), which he established in 1999 as a division of the WPI’s Center for Industrial Mathematics and Statistics (CIMS). He received his Ph.D. degree in Radio Physics from the Institute of Radio Engineering and Electronics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia in 1991.
His research interests include multiphysics modeling, microwave power engineering, wireless energy transfer, broadband/multiband antennas, and microwave imaging. He is an author of more than 150 papers in referred journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Yakovlev is a Fellow of IMPI, a Senior Member of the IEEE, a Member of AMPERE. In 2013, he served as a Chair of the Technical Program Committee of the 47th IMPI Microwave Power Symposium. He was the Guest Editor of a special issue on modeling of Journal of Microwave Power & Electromagnetic Energy in 2007. He has been a Chair of a Sub-Committee "Applications of high-power microwave technology" in the TPRC of the IEEE MTT-S IMS since 2013. Dr. Yakovlev was a member of program committees of several conferences and a reviewer for more than 20 journals.
He is a founder of a series of international interdisciplinary Seminars/Workshops “Computer Modeling in Microwave Power Engineering” held annually since 2000.