Rothwell J. Edward

Edward J. Rothwell
  • Dennis P. Nyquist Endowed Professorship in Electromagnetics
  • Established through a gift from Dennis P. Nyquist
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering


Edward J. Rothwell, the Dennis P. Nyquist Endowed Professor of Electromagnetics, is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and has been a member of MSU’s Electromagnetics Research Group for more than 30 years.

Rothwell is an expert in antennas, scattering, radar target identification, electromagnetic theory, and electromagnetic measurements. He has written three books and has published more than 150 refereed journal articles on electromagnetics topics. His three patents on self-structuring antennas are licensed to the MSU/Delphi startup company Monarch Antennas.

He was elected a fellow of IEEE in 2005 and is a four-time winner of the MSU College of Engineering Withrow Teaching Excellence Award. His other awards include the MSU Distinguished Faculty Award, MSU College of Engineering Withrow Distinguished Scholar Award, and the MSU Alumni Club of Mid-Michigan Quality in Undergraduate Teaching Award.

Rothwell has four degrees in electrical engineering, a BS from Michigan Technological University, an MS and EE from Stanford University, and a PhD from Michigan State University. Before coming to MSU, he worked for Raytheon and MIT Lincoln Laboratory.