Om P. Gandhi portrait
  • Chair Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Professor Emeritus, Elect & Computer Engineering


  • Sc.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan
  • B.S., Physics, University of Delhi

Research Summary

Electromagnetics and communications. Collaboration available for design of wireless power transfer systems and the safety assessment of the high magnetic fields encountered in such systems


Om P. Gandhi (S’57–M’58–SM’65–F’79–LF’99) is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City. He was Chairman of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Utah (1992–1999), he is the author or coauthor of several book chapters, and has published over 200 journal articles on electromagnetic dosimetry, microwave tubes, and solid-state devices.

He edited the book Biological Effects and Medical Applications of Electromagnetic Energy (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1990), and coedited the book Electromagnetic Biointeraction (New York: Plenum, 1989).

Dr. Gandhi was elected a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering in 1997. He has been President of the Bioelectromagnetics Society (1992–1993), Cochairman of IEEE SCC 28.IV Subcommittee on the RF Safety Standards (1988–1997), and Chairman of the IEEE Committee on Man and Radiation (COMAR) 1980–1982. He received the d’Arsonval Medal of the Bioelectromagnetics Society for pioneering contributions to the field of bioelectromagnetics in 1995, the Microwave Pioneer Award of the IEEE-Microwave Theory and Techniques Society in 2001, and the State of Utah Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology in 2002.