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UIC Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering, 1020 Sciences and Engineering Offices (SEO), 851 South Morgan St.(M/C 154) Chicago, IL 60607.

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Ph.D. Electrical Engineering
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1967

M.Sc. Electrical Engineering (Dipl. Ing.)
Technical University, München, 1963, Germany

B.Sc. Liberal Arts and Sciences
Ansbach-Bayern, 1958, Germany

Current research interests are in the areas of electromagnetic field theory and wave propagation (ELF to microwave, mm-waves, infrared, optical, ultraviolet, x-ray); direct/inverse scattering; radar target mapping & microwave imaging and remote sensing; lidar/radar target phenomenology; radar polarimetry and target polarization analyses; fourier optics and holography; acoustic and electro-magnetic wave propagation in anisotropic, inhomogeneous media, tomography and modern image processing; geoelectromagnetic profile inversion; atmospheric optics non-linear problems in electromagnetic propagation; polarimetry in nature.

Doctor Honoris Causa (Dr. h. c.), Tomsk State University Cluster, 2000 Oct. 12

IEEE Felllow

SPIE Felllow, 1999

Fellow, International Society for Optical and Photogrammetric Engineering

Fellow, American Optical Society, 1995

Fellow, Society for Exploration Geophysics, 1995

IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, 1995-97

Member, Russian Academy of Transportation Sciences

Editorial Board, International Remote Sensing Society, 1992 – present

Editorial Board, SPIE Proceedings on Sensing and Imaging, 1991 – present

Board of Editors, International Series and Monographs on Advanced EM Wave Theory

Applications, 1990 – present

Editorial Board, International Institute of Physics, 1983 – present

  1. N.A. Soliman and W-M. Boerner, “Interpretation of the Depolarizing Effects in Electromagnetic Vector Diffraction Tomography,” Inverse Problems, (Int. Inst. of Physics, Bristol, UK), Vol. 6, No. L., pp. X1-X27, May, 1990.
  2. A.P. Agrawal, D.W. Carnegie, J.D. Nespor and W-M. Boerner, “Evaluation of Dual Polarization Rain Scattering Matrix Measurements at X and Q Bands,” Paper V-A.1, in B.L. Matkin, L.W. Root and W-M. Boerner (eds),Proceedings of the Third Polarimetric Radar Technology Workshop, Redstone Arsenal, AL, 1988 Aug 16-18, published by IIT-RI GACIAC, Chicago, Illinois Vol. 1, Part 2, pp. 7-18, May, 1990.
  3. A.C. Manson and W-M. Boerner, “Interpretation of High-Resolution Polarimetric Radar Target Down-Range Signatures Using Kennaugh’s and Huynen’s Target Characteristic Operator Theories”, Paper VIII.11, in B.L. Matkin, L.W. Root and W-M. Boerner (eds), Proceedings of the Third Polarimetric Radar Technology Workshop,Redstone Arsenal, AL, 1988 August 16-18, published by IIT-RI GACIAC, Chicago, Illinois, Vol. 1, Part 2, pp. 631-666, May, 1990.
  4. B-Y. Foo, S.K. Chaudhuri and W-M. Boerner, “Polarization Correction and Extension of the Kennaugh-Cosgriff Target-Ramp Response Equation to the Bistatic Case with Applications to Electromagnetic Inverse Scattering,”IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Vol. AP-38, No. 7, pp. 964-972, July, 1990.
  5. Y. Yamaguchi, et al., and W-M. Boerner, et al., “Characteristic Polarization States of Coherently Reflected Waves Based on the Vector Formulation in Radar Polarimetry,” Japan Journal for Electronics and Communications Engineering (JEJUNE), Vol. AP/90-35, pp. 23-30, July, 1990, (in English).
  6. W-M. Boerner and A-Q. Xi, “The Characteristic Radar Target Polarization State Theory for the Coherent Monostatic and Reciprocal Case Using the Generalized Polarization Transformation Radio Formulation,”ARCHIV DER ELEKTRISCHEN UBERTRAGUNG, AEU, Vol. 44, No. 4, pp. 273-281, July/August 1990, (Special Issue for the 60th Birthday of Prof. Hans Brand, UEN-IHFT).
  7. S.-M. Lin and W-M. Boerner, “On the Eigen-Value Problem of Kennaugh’s Optimal Polarization State Theory for the Asymmetric Scattering Matrix Case, Journal of the Northwest Polytechnic University, Xian, Shaanxi Province, PRC, Vol. 7, No. 8, pp. 622-631 (in Chinese), August, 1990.
  8. J.Y. Dea, C.I. Richman and W-M. Boerner, “Observations of Seismo-Electromagnetic Earth/Sea-Quake Precursor Signatures along Southern California Fault Lines Recorded at the Naval Ocean Systems Center,” Point Loma Seaside, San Diego, California, Proceedings of the Annual Japanese EMC Workshop, Niigata University, EMCJ 90-41, September 14-16, 1990.
  9. Y. Yamaguchi, M. Mochida and W-M. Boerner, “On the Basic Principles of Microwave Diffraction Tomography,”IEICE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 70, in print, (In Japanese with English Abstract).
  10. W-M. Boerner and T-T. Kao, “The Polarimetric Matched Image Filter (PMIF) Concept in POL-SAR Imaging”,Proceedings of the International Conference on Radar Polarimetry, IRESTE, Nantes France, March 20-23, 1990, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, 1991.
  11. W-M. Boerner, (INVITED KEYNOTE ADDRESS during (main) PLENARY SESSION on “Radar Polarimetry”, at MIKON’91 Rydzyna, Poland, May 20-24, 1991), “Basic Equations of Radar Polarimetry and its Solutions”, MIKON’91, May 20-24, Rydzyna Castle, Poland, Proc. Vol. 2, pp. 13-30, 1991.
  12. W-M. Boerner, (INVITED SESSION OPENING PAPER for session: Polarimetric Signal Processing), “Principles of the Polarimetric Matched Signal and Image Filters: Application to Radar Target versus Clutter Optimal Discrimination,” MIKON’91, May 20-24, Rydzyna Castle, Poland, Proc., Vol. 1, pp. 279-288, 1991.
  13. H.J. Eom and W-M. Boerner, “Statistical Properties of Phase Difference Between Two Orthogonally-Polarized SAR Signal,” IEEE Transactions on Geosciences and Remote Sensing, Vol. GE-29, No. 1, pp. 182-184, January, 1991.
  14. H.J. Eom and W-M. Boerner, “Rough Surface Incoherent Backscattering of Spherical Waves,” ICEICE Transactions on Communications, (Japan), Vol. E 74, No. 1, pp. 105-108, January, 1991.
  15. H.J. Eom and W-M. Boerner, “Statistical Properties of the Phase Difference Between Two Orthogonally Polarized SAR Signals,” IEEE Transactions on Geosciences and Remote Sensing, Vol. 29, No. 1, pp. 182-184, January, 1991.
  16. Y. Yamaguchi, W-M. Boerner and H.J. Eom, “Calibration of Polarimetric FM-CW Radars and its Implications On That of POL-SAR Systems,” CEOS-SAR-CAL Workshop, DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen, FRG, Jan 28-30 1991 (due to Mid-East crisis, cancelled and rescheduled for October 9-14, 1991).
  17. Y. Yamaguchi, M. Mitsumoto, M. Sengoku, T. Abe and W-M. Boerner, “Polarimetric and Synthetic Aperture FM-CW Radar,” Japan Journal for Electronics and Communications Engineering (JJECE), Vol. AP-91-60, pp. 61-68, August, 1991.
  18. J.Y. Dea, W. Van Bise, E.A. Rauscher and W-M. Boerner, “Observations of ELF Transient Events Arising from Space Vehicle Disturbances of the Ionosphere,” Canadian Journal of Physics, Vol. 69, Nos. 8&9, Special Issue on Space Research & Aeronomy, October 1991, pp. 959-965, August/September, 1991.
  19. J.Y. Dea, C.I. Richman and W-M. Boerner, “Observations of Seismo-Electromagnetic Earth/Sea-Quake Precursor Radiation Signatures Along Southern Californian Fault Lines Recorded at the Naval Ocean Station since 1989 October”, Canadian Journal of Physics, Vol. 69, Nos. 8&9, Special Issue on Space Research & Aeronomy, October 1991, pp. 1138-1145, August/September, 1991.
  20. W-M. Boerner, “Polarimetric Radar Theory – An Overview,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Electromagnetics in Aerospace Applications (ICEAA’91), Torino, Italy, 17-20, Session PR-I, Paper No. A-1, pp. 273-289, September, 1991.
  21. Y. Yamaguchi, H.J. Eom, W-M. Boerner, “Adaptive Communications Polarimetry,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Electromagnetics in Aerospace Applications (ICEAA’91), Torino, Italy, Session PR-II, Paper No. D-16, pp. 363-368, September, 1991.
  22. W-L. Yan and W-M. Boerner, “Optimal Polarization States Determination of the Stokes Reflection Matrices [M] for the Coherent Case, and of the Mueller Matrix for the Coherent Case, and of the Mueller Matrix [M] for the Partially Polarized Case”, Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications, JEWA, Vol. 5, No. 10, pp. 1123-1150, October, 1991.
  23. W-M. Boerner, W-L. Yan, A-Q. Xi and Y. Yamaguchi, “ON THE PRINCIPLES OF RADAR POLARIMETRY (invited review): The Target Characteristic Polarization State Theory of Kennaugh, Huynen’s Polarization Fork Concept, and its Extension to the Partially Polarized Case”, IEEE Proceedings, Special Issue on Electromagnetic Theory, Vol. 79, No. 10, pp. 1538-1550, October, 1991.
  24. W-M. Boerner, J.B. Cole, (invited), FROM MILITARY TO PLANETARY ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE: The Challenge of the Next Century, and a Viable New Role of the US Military in an “ENVIRONMENTAL PLANETARY DEFENSE INITIATIVE,” on a Global Scale, Proceedings of the NSIA-DEFENSE INDUSTRY AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL AGENDA-SYMPOSIUM’91, October 9-10, Sheraton Premier Hotel at Tyson Center, Vienna, VA, pp. 314-330, November 1991, (available from Dr. D. Brent Pope, editor, NSIA, Suite 300, 1025 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036-5405).
  25. W-M. Boerner, W-L. Yan, A-Q. Xi, Y. Yamaguchi, “Basic Equations of Radar Polarimetry and Its Solutions for the Sensing of Propagation Path Polarizations State Changes,” Proceedings of the 49th AGARD-EPP Symposium on Remote Sensing of the Propagation Environment, Cesme-Izmir, Turkey, Paper No. 35, p. 9, December, 1991.
  26. W-M. Boerner, H.J. Eom, and Y. Yamaguchi, “Adaptive Communications Polarimetry: Sensing of Propagation Path Changes and Adapting to Optimal Performance in Cellular Communications,” Proceedings of the 49th AGARD-EPP Symposium on Remote Sensing of the Propagation Environment,” Cesme-Izmir, Turkey, Paper No. 36, p. 6, December, 1991.
  27. W-M. Boerner, “Historical Development of Radar Polarimetry — Unresolved Problems,” Incentives for this Workshop, and Overview of Contributions to Proceedings, Paper No. 0-1 in W-M. Boerner, et al, Eds, Proceedings of the NATO-ARW-DIMRP’88, NATO-ASI Series C; Mathematical & Physical Sciences, Vol. C-350, Pts 1&2, D. Reidel Publ. Co., Dordrecht, NL, pp. 1-32, 1992.
  28. S.K. Chaudhuri and W-M. Boerner, “A Polarimetric Model for Multi-Path Imaging/Identification Analysis using Poly-static (Bi-static plus Monostatic) Scattering Matrix Data,” Paper No. II-10, in W-M. Boerner, et al, Eds,Proceedings of the NATO-ARW-DIMRP’88, NATO-ASI Series C; Mathematical & Physical Sciences, Vol. C-350, Pts 1&2, D. Reidel Publ. Co., Dordrecht, NL, pp. 707-738, 1992.
  29. A.P. Agrawal and W-M. Boerner, “Description of a Monostatic Polarimetric Radar Model for Fluctuating Distributed Scatterers with Applications to Rain Backscatter,” Paper No. XIII-9, in W-M. Boerner, et al, Eds,Proceedings of the NATO-ARW-DIMRP’88, NATO-ASI Series C; Mathematical & Physical Sciences, Vol. C-350, Pts 1&2, D. Reidel Publ. Co., Dordrecht, NL, pp. 1779-1806, 1992.
  30. T.J. Park, H.J. Eom, G.Y. Hur, W-M. Boerner and Y. Yamaguchi, “TM Scattering from a Dielectric-loaded Semi-circular Trough in a Conducting Plane, IEICE Transactions, Japan, Vol. E75-B, No. 2, pp. 87-91, February, 1992.
  31. A-Q. Xi and W-M. Boerner, “Determination of the Characteristic Polarization States of the Target Scattering Matrix [S(AB)] for the Coherent, Monostatic and Reciprocal Propagation Space,” Journal of the Optical Society of America, Part 1A, Optics & Image Sciences, Series 2, Vol. 9, No. 3, pp. 437-455, March, 1992.
  32. A.P. Agrawal and W-M. Boerner, “Description of Polarimetric Backscatter Radar Model for Distributed Hydrometeoric Scatters,” Radio Science (Section), Vol. 27, No. 6, pp. x-1 – x-8, June, 1992.
  33. W-M. Boerner, C.L. Liu and X. Zhang, “A Rigorous Optimization Procedure for Alternate Co-variance Matrix Formulations in Radar Polarimetry, ETC, invited paper, June, 1992 (Special Issue).
  34. J.Y. Dea, P.D. Hansen and W-M. Boerner, “Introduction of Low Frequency Radio Polarimetry – Theory and Applications,” NSF Workshop on Low Frequency Electrical Precursors to Earthquakes: Fact or Fiction? UCR, Riverside, CA, June 14-17, 1992.
  35. W-M. Boerner, “Global Environmental Defense: The Mission of the International Universities of Tomorrow,”Second ST. PETERSBURG Conference on Higher Education in Europe (organized by the St. Petersburg Association for Cooperation with Universities of the World), Lakes Onezhskoje, Karelia and Ladozhskoje, Russia, June 24-29, 1992.
  36. C-L. Liu, X. Zhang and W-M. Boerner, “Basic Equations of Radar Polarimetry and its Solutions: The Characteristic Radar Polarization States for the Coherent and Partially Polarized Cases,” IEEE Transactions on Geosciences and Remote Sensing, (Special Issue), Fall, 1992.
  37. W-M. Boerner, “Wideband Radar Polarimetry: Low Frequency Sounding – to – Optical Imaging – An Indispensable Tool,” in ‘PLANETARY ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE’, Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference,APCM’92, Adelaide, South Australia, August 11-13, 1992, Special Workshop on Wideband Radar Sensing and Imaging Polarimetry, University of South Australia Campus, Session I-1, August 14, 1992.
  38. W-M. Boerner, “Ultrawideband Radar Polarimetry: An Indispensable Tool in High Resolution Instantaneous Detection, Sensing, Specification, Imaging and Identification of Global Nature and Man-Induced Environmental Threats – An Essential Tool in Planetary Environmental Defense,” INVITED KEYNOTE ADDRESS, JIPR-2, Normandie, France, September 8-10, 1992.
  39. W-M. Boerner, G.K. Stratis and V. Naik, “Polarization Dependence in Ultrawideband Impulsive Radar: Polarimetric Target versus Clutter Separation using Wideband Polarimetric Wavelet and Doppler Signatures,” JIPR-2, Normandie, France, September 8-10, 1992.
  40. C-L. Liu, E. Luneburg and W-M. Boerner, “Analysis of the Absolute and Relative Phase Conditions of Transformation Matrices for the 2×2 Sinclair [S] and 3×3 Covariance [I] Matrices in Radar Polarimetry, Journal of the Optical Society of America, Part 1A, Optics & Imaging Science, Series 2, Vol. E76B, 1993.
  41. W-M. Boerner, M. Walther and A. Segal, “The Concept of the Polarimetric Matched Signal and Image Filters: Application to Radar Target Versus Clutter Optimal Discrimination in Microwave Imaging and Sensing,” International Journal on Advances in Remote Sensing (IJARS), (EARSEL), Boulogne-Billancourt, France, Vol. 2, No. 1-1, pp. 219-252, January, 1993.
  42. W-M. Boerner, C-L. Liu and X. Zhang, “Comparison of the Optimization Procedures for the 2×2 Sinclair and the 4×4 Mueller Matrices in Coherent Polarimetry and Its Application to Radar Target Versus Background Clutter Discrimination in Microwave Sensing & Imaging, International Journal of Advances in Remote Sensing (IJARS),(EARSEL), Boulogne-Billancourt, France, Vol. 2, No. 1-1, pp. 55-82, January, 1993.
  43. T.J. Park, H.J. Eom, G.Y. Hur, W-M. Boerner and Y. Yamaguchi, “TE-Scattering from a Dielectric-Loaded Semi-Circular Trough in a Conducting Plane, Journal of Electro-magnetic Waves and Applications: JEWA, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 235-245, February, 1993.
  44. J.Y. Dea, P.M. Hansen and W-M. Boerner, “Long-Term ELF Background Noise Measurements, the Existence of Regional Polarimetric Low Noise Windows, and Applications to Earthquake Precursor Emission Studies, Journal of Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, Special Issue on International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction: Electromagnetic Methods for Natural Disaster Warning, PEPI, Vol. 77, Issue 1-2, pp. 109-125, April, 1993.
  45. W-M. Boerner and J.B. Cole, “From Military Towards Environmental Defense: A New Role for the World Militaries in an International Environmental Defense Initiative,” Parts 1&2, IEEE Journal on Society and Technology, No. 3, July, 1993.
  46. W-M. Boerner, S.R. Cloude, E. Luneburg, Y. Yamaguchi and J.J. van Zyl, “On The Proper Definition of the Transmission and Scattering Type Matrices in Optical and Microwave Polarimetry,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas & Propagation, Vol. 41, 1993.
  47. F.A. Molinet and W-M. Boerner, “Recent Advances in Polarimetric Inverse Scattering of Complex Structured Radar Targets Using the Geometrical and Physical Optics and the Geometrical and Physical Theory of Diffraction,” PIERS’93, CAL-TECH/JPL, Pasadena, California, Paper No. 2-7, July 12-16, 1993.
  48. F.A. Molinet and W-M. Boerner, “Recent Advances in Polarimetric Inverse Scattering of Complex Structured Radar Targets Using the Geometrical & Physical Optics and the Geometrical & Physical Theory of Diffraction,”URSI-GA’93, Session B7, Kyoto, Japan, August 25-September 2, 1993.
  49. C-L. Liu, E. Luneburg, M. Tanaka and W-M. Boerner, “Comparison of Optimization Procedures for Radar/Lidar Scattering Matrices: A Unified Radar/Lidar Inversion Approach,” URSI-GA’93, Session B7, Kyoto, Japan, August 25-September 2, 1993
  50. J.Y. Dea, P.M. Hansen, A.W. Green, Jr. and W-M. Boerner, “Seismo-Electromagnetologic Recordings in the ULF/ELF Bands Prior/During/After Lithospheric Stress Conditions, Earthquakes and Volcano Eruptions in SW California,” URSI’93, Session HEG, Kyoto, Japan, August 25-September 2, 1993.
  51. J.Y. Dea, P.M. Hansen, A.W. Green, Jr. and W-M. Boerner, “The Existence of Regional Low Noise ULF/ELF Spectral Polarimetric Windows for Detecting Earth/Sea-Prequake Radiation Signatures of Listhospheric Stress Conditions and Tentative Modeling of Seismo-Electromagnetologic Radiation Emission Source Mechanisms,WEMPREP 1993, Chofu-Shi, Japan, September 6-8, 1993.
  52. J.Y. Dea, P.M. Hansen and W-M. Boerner, “An Introduction to Low Frequency (ULF/ELF/VLF) Radio Polarimetry and Some Applications to the Interpretation of Natural and Cultural Emission Signatures,”WEMPREP 1993, Chofu-Shi, Japan, September 6-8, 1993.