Jeffrey Nanzer

Jeffrey  Nanzer
  • Dennis P. Nyquist Assistant Professor
  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


Jeffrey Nanzer is the Dennis P. Nyquist assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Michigan State University. 

Before joining the MSU faculty in 2016, he received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Michigan State in 2003, and also received a master’s degree in 2005 and PhD in 2008 in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. In 2008-09, he was with the University of Texas Applied Research Laboratories in Austin as a postdoctoral fellow designing electrically small HF antennas and communications systems. From 2009 to 2016, he was with the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory where he created and led the Advanced Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Technology Section.

He received the DARPA Director's Fellowship in 2019, the 2019 Outstanding Young Engineer Award from the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society, the NSF CAREER Award in 2018, the DARPA Young Faculty Award in 2017, and the JHU/APL Outstanding Professional Book Award in 2012. He has published more than 100-refereed journal and conference papers, two book chapters, and is the author of Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Remote Sensing for Security Applications (Artech House, 2012).

Nanzer is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Antennas and Propagation Standards Committee, the AP-S Education Committee, and the USNC/URSI Commission B. He was a founding member and the first treasurer of the IEEE APS/MTT-S Central Texas chapter. He is also an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation.