Hakan P. Partal

Adjunct Professor

Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Syracuse University, 2005
  • MSc., Electrical Engineering, Syracuse University, 2001
  • BSc., Electrical Engineering, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul

Lab/Center Affiliation

  • Microwave Lab

Research Interests

  • RF / Microwave circuits and systems
  • Smart Antennas and antenna arrays
  • Smart RF and communication systems

Current Research

  • RF energy harvesting sensors and ultra-low power electronics for IoT applications
  • SIW (Substrate integrated waveguide) based microwave circuits, antenna beam forming networks, and phased arrays
  • Microwave filters with small form factor and high selectivity
  • Radiation and scattering problems of loop antennas in the presence of dielectric and conducting bodies

Courses Taught

  • Microwave Measurements (ELE623)
  • RF Communications in Smart Grid (ELE691, ELE791)
  • Microwave Passive Circuits, Adv’d Implementations (ELE791)
  • Microwave Filters (ELE722)
  • Functional Meth/Engineering Anal. (ELE603)
  • General Physics II  (PHY212)
  • Electromagnetics


  • Syracuse University Fellowship award, 2000-2001
  • IEEE EMC Chapter Founder Award (forming the Syracuse Section AP/EMC/MTT Joint Societies Chapter), 19 March 2011

Selected Publications

  1. Hakan P. Partal, Joseph R. Mautz, and Ercument Arvas, “Radiation From a Circular Loop in the Presence of Spherically Symmetric Conducting or Dielectric Objects,”IEEE Trans. on Antennas and Propagat., vol.48, Issue 10, pp. 1646-1652, October 2000.
  2. Hakan P. Partal, J. R. Mautz, and E. Arvas, “The Exact Analytical Solution for Large Circular Loops Radiating around a Dielectric Coated Conducting Sphere,”IEEE Trans. on Antennas and Propagat., vol. 57,  Issue 2, pp. 436 – 443, February 2009.
  3. Hakan P. Partal, S.Zorlu-Partal, M.A. Belen, Design and realization of an ultra‐low power sensing RF energy harvesting module with its RF and DC sub‐components” Int’l Journal of RF and Microwave Computer-Aided Engineering, Wiley Online Library, January 2019.
  4. G. Celik, H. Celebi, H. P. Partal, E. Zeydan, I.A. Karatepe, A.S. Er “An Experimental Study of Indoor RSS Based RF Fingerprinting Localization Using GSM and Wi-Fi Signals,” Turkish Journal Of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences, published by The Scientific & Technological Research Council of Turkey, vol. 25. Issue 4, pp. 2727-2736, July 2017.
  5. H.U. Aydogmus, H. P. Partal, “Modeling and Simulation of Multilayer Rectangular Coils for Wireless Power Transfer Applications,” 2019 Int’l Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society Symp. (ACES 2019), Miami, FL, April 14-18, 2019.
  6. Hakan P. Partal, S.Zorlu-Partal, M.A. Belen, Design and implementation of a RF energy harvesting module with DC power control,Microwave and Radar Week MRW2018, Poland, 14-17 May 2018.
  7. Michael Spahiu and Hakan P. Partal, “High frequency modeling and impedance matching of power transformers for PLC applications,” 5th IEEE Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT 2014), Washington, DC, February, 19-22, 2014.
  8. J. Michael Barcak and H. P. Partal, “Efficient RF energy harvesting by using multiband microstrip antenna arrays with multistage rectifiers,” 2012 IEEE Subthreshold Microelectronics Conference (IEEE SubVt 2012), Waltham, MA, USA, Oct 09 – 12, 2012.
  9. Ö. Çetin, H. Nazlı, R. Gürcan, H. Öztürk, H. Güneren, Y. Yelkovan, M. Çayır, H. Çelebi, H. P. Partal, “An Experimental Study of High Precision TOA based UWB Positioning Systems”, IEEE 2012 Int’l Conf. on Ultra-Wideband (ICUWB),Syracuse, NY, 17-20 Sept. 2012.
  10. Hakan P. Partal, “A low cost sniff testing method for RF/Microwave products,” IMAPS Advanced Technology Workshop and Tabletop Exhibition on RF and Microwave Packaging, San Diego, CA, February 7-8 2012.
  11. Hakan P. Partal, “Cross coupled wiggly line hairpin filters with high selectivity and spurious suppression,” Proceedings of the 40thEuropean Microwave Conference, 1265-1268,Paris, France, September 28-30, 2010.
  12. Mark W. Ingalls and Hakan Partal, “Resonant Lines for Device Measurement, 10MHz-5GHz”, Proceedings of the 19th Capacitor and Resistor Technology Symposium (CARTS 99),New Orleans, LA, March 15-18 1999.
  13. Hakan P. Partal, J. R. Mautz, and E.Arvas, “Radiation from Loops Next to a Sphere in a Radome”, Proceedings of the 2000 Sym. on Antenna Technology and Applied Electromagnetics, ANTEM 2000, p. 429-432, Winnipeg, Canada, July 30-August 3, 2000.