Lail, Brian

Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Educational Background

BS Physics Furman University
MS Physics New Mexico State University
MS EE New Mexico State University
PhD EE New Mexico State University 2002

Professional Experience

Dr. Lail is an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL. Prior to joining FIT, he served as college instructor in the Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM and Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.

Selected Publications

C. A. McCreary and B. A. Lail, “Determining Minimum Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Trace Dimensions for Transient Suppression Circuits,” Transactions in Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technology, In Press, early release available at http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/abstractAuthors.jsp?arnumber=6558786, July 15, 2013.

Lail, B.; Dragga, S.; Williams, J.; Small, N.; Roof, D.; Lail, S., "User-Centered Engineering Ethics Curricula," Technology and Society Magazine, IEEE , vol.32, no.2, pp.59,65, Summer 2013
doi: 10.1109/MTS.2013.2259332

C. A. McCreary and B. A. Lail, “Choosing the Appropriate Gas Discharge Tubes (GDT) for Avionics Lightning Protection,” IEEE ElectroMagnetic Compatibility Magazine, Vol 2, Number 3, 3rd Quarter 2013, pp. 57 – 59, 2013.

E.C. Kinzel, R.L. Brown, J.C. Ginn, B.A. Lail, B.A. Slovick, G.D. Boreman, “Design of MOM Diode-Coupled Frequency-Selective Surface,” Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, 55, 489-493 (2013).

Arvindvivek Ravichandran, Edward C. Kinzel, James C. Ginn, Jeffery A. D'Archangel, Eric Z. Tucker, Brian A. Lail, Markus B. Raschke, Glenn D. Boreman, “Numerical Modeling of Scattering Type Scanning Near-field Optical Microscropy,” Proc. SPIE. 8815, Nanoimaging and Nanospectroscopy 88150S (September 20, 2013) doi: 10.1117/12.2023513.

Edward C. Kinzel, James C. Ginn, Eric Z. Tucker, Jeffrey A. D'Archangel, Louis A. Florence, Brian A. Lail, Glenn D. Boreman, “Directional Thermal Emission from a Leaky-wave Frequency Selective Surface,” Proc. SPIE. 8806, Metamaterials: Fundamentals and Applications VI 880611 (September 11, 2013) doi: 10.1117/12.2023772.

Xu, Y. and B.A. Lail, “Numerical Near-field Analysis for Infrared Impedance Matching,” IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting, Orlando, FL, July, 2013.

Swaminathan, M., J. Shanmugam, and B.A. Lail, “Analysis of Dispersion and Impedance Properties of Infrared Impedance Surfaces,” IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting, Orlando, FL, July, 2013.

Shanmugam, J., M. Swaminathan and B.A. Lail, “THz Impedance Surface Waveguides,” IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting, Orlando, FL, July, 2013.

Manene, F. and B.A. Lail, “Waveguiding of IR Surface Phonon Polaritions,” IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting, Orlando, FL, July, 2013.

Michael A. Gritz, Borys Kolasa, Brian Lail, Robert Burkholder, Leonard Chen, “Antenna Coupled Detectors for 2D Staring Focal Plane Arrays,” Invited Paper, Proc. SPIE. 8725, Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications V 872526 (June 4, 2013) doi: 10.1117/12.2016603.

C. A. McCreary and B. A. Lail, “Design of Multiple Stage Avionics Lightning Protection for DC Power Input Lines Using a Graphical User Interface (GUI)”, IEEE 2013 International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), pp. 177 – 181, 2013.

C. A. McCreary and B. A. Lail, “Hardening Lightning Protection for Avioincs on Composite Aircraft”, IEEE 2013 International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), pp. 171 - 176, 2013.

Kinzel, E.C., R.L. Brown, J.C.Ginn, B.A. Lail, B.A. Slovick, G. D. Boreman, “Design and Frequency-selective Surface Coupled Metal-oxide-metal diodes,” Proc. SPIE 8704, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXIX, 87041C (June 11, 2013); doi:10.1117/12.2014777.

Kinzel, Edward C., James C. Ginn, Robert L. Olmon, David J. Shelton, Brian A. Lail, Igal Brener, Michael B. Sinclair, Markus B. Raschke, and Glenn D. Boreman, “Phase resolved near-field imaging for the design of frequency-selective surfaces,” Optics Express, Vol. 20, No. 11, pp. 11986-11993, 2012.

Olmon, R.L., X. G. Xu, Kseniya S. Deryckx, Brian A. Lail, and Markus B. Raschke, “Magnetic Vector-field of Optical Antennas from Electromagnetic Duality,” CLEO: 2012

Larsen, Jennifer and Brian A. Lail, “Antenna-Coupled Microbolometers for Enhanced Absorption in Reduced-Pitch Infrared Detector Arrays,” 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting.

McCreary, Clay and Brian A. Lail, “Lightning Transient Suppression Circuit Design for Avionics Equipment,” 2012 IEEE Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility.

 Krenz, P.M., B.A. Lail and G.D. Boreman, Calibration of lead-line response contribution in measured radiation patterns of infrared dipole arrays, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, vol.17, no.1, pp.218-221, 2011.

Elechi, S. A. and B. A. Lail, “Design of a High Directivity Dual Tapered Slotline Antenna,” NSBE National Conference, March 2011.

Elechi, S. and B. Lail, “Design of a High Directivity Dual Tapered Slotline Antenna,” The 27th International Review of Progress in Applied Computational Electromagnetics, March, 2011.

Krenz, P.M., R.L. Olmon, B.A. Lail, M.B. Raschke, and G.D. Boreman, “Near-field measurement of infrared coplanar strip transmission line attenuation and propagation constants,” Optics Express, vol.18, no. 21, pp. 21678-21686, 2010.

Olmon, R.L., M. Rang, P.M. Krenz, B.A. Lail, L.V. Saraf, G.D. Boreman, and M.B. Raschke, Electric and magnetic fields and current of optical antennas: A nano-optical vector network analyzer, Physical Review Letters, Vol. 105, pp. 167403-1 - 167403-4, 2010.

Lail, B. A. and K. Y. Han, Low-profile, Broadband Polarization Converting Surface Ground Planes for Antenna Polarization Diversity, Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES) Journal, Vol. 25, No. 1, January, 2010.

J. Ginn, D. Shelton, P. Krenz, B. Lail, and G. Boreman, Polarized infrared emission using frequency selective surfaces, Optics Express, vol. 18, no. 5, pp. 45574563, 2010.

Robert L. Olmon, Matthias Rang, Peter M. Krenz, Brian A. Lail, Laxmikant Saraf, Glenn D. Boreman, Markus B. Raschke, Determination of electric field, magnetic field, and electric current distributions of optical antennas: A nano-optical vector network analyzer, NFO11: 11th International Conference on Near-field Optics,  Nanophotonics, & Related Techniques, August 2010, Beijing, China.

Lail, B.A. and S. Mullin, Spectral Tuning of a Folded Bow-tie Antenna, 2010 IEEE AP-S International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and 2010 USNC/CNC/URSI Meeting, Toronto, ON, Canada, July 11-17, 2010.

Robert L. Olmon, Matthias Rang, Peter M. Krenz, Brian A. Lail, Laxmikant Saraf, Glenn
D. Boreman, Markus B. Raschke, A Nano-optical Vector Network Analyzer,
CLEO/IQEC 2010, San Jose, CA, U.S.A.

Krenz, P.M., G.D. Boreman, B.A. Lail, R. Olmon, M. Raschke, Near-Field Imaging of Infrared Antennas, 2010 Imaging and Applied Optics: OSA Optics & Photonics Congress, Tucson, AZ, June 7-9, 2010

Lail, B. A., C.T. Middlebrook, P.M. Krenz, G.D. Boreman, Infrared Dipole-coupled Bolometer Response on a Hemispherical Silicon Immersion Lens, Infrared Physics & Technology, vol. 52, pp. 89-96, April 2009.

Ginn, J., D. Shelton, P. Krenz, B. Lail, and G. Boreman, Altering Infrared Metamaterial Performance through Metal Resonance Damping, Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 105, pp. 074304, April 2009.

Lail, B.A. and K.Y. Han, Low-profile, Broadband Polarization Converting Surface Ground Planes for Antenna Polarization Diversity, The 25th Annual Review of Progress in Applied Computational Electromagnetics (ACES 2009), Monterey, CA, March 8-12, 2009.

Gritz, M., S. Harris, R. Burkholder, and B. Lail, Millimeter Wave Imaging using an Antenn-coupled Direct Detector, Meeting of the Military Sensing Symposia (MSS) Passive Sensors, Battlefield Survivability and Discrimination, Detectors and Materials, Orlando, FL, Feb. 23-27, 2009.

R. N. Lavallee and B.A. Lail, Optically-Controlled Reconfigurable Microstrip Patch Antenna, IEEE AP-S / URSI International Symposium, San Diego, CA, July, 2008.

K. Y. Han and B.A. Lail, Genetically Engineered Meanderline Twist Reflector, IEEE AP-S / URSI International Symposium, San Diego, CA, July, 2008.

J.C. Ginn, D. Shelton, J. Alda, B.A. Lail, and G.D. Boreman, Microstrip Reflectarray Design at MWIR and NIR, IEEE AP-S / URSI International Symposium, San Diego, CA, July, 2008.

Mandviwala T., B. Lail, and G. Boreman , "Characterization of Microstrip Transmission Lines at IR Frequencies Modeling, Fabrication and Measurements", Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, Vol. 50 No.5, pp. 1232-1237, May 2008.

Ginn, J., B. Lail, J. Alda, and G. Boreman, Planar Infrared Binary Phase Reflectarray, Optics Letters, Vol. 33, No. 8, April 15, 2008.

C. Middlebrook, P. Krenz, B. Lail, and G. Boreman, "Infrared Phased-Array Antenna," Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, vol. 50, no. 4, pp. 719-723, April 2008.

J. Ginn, B. Lail, and G. Boreman, "Phase Characterization of Reflectarray Elements at Infrared," IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation: Special Issue on Optical and THz Technology, vol. 55, no. 11, pp. 2989-2993, November 2007.

J. Tharp, B. Lail, B. Munk, and G. Boreman, "Design and Demonstration of an Infrared Meanderline Phase Retarder," IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation: Special Issue on Optical and THz Technology, vol. 55, no. 11, pp. 2983-2989, November 2007.

Ginn, J., B. Lail, D. Shelton, J. Tharp, W. Folks, G. Boreman, Characterizing Infrared Frequency Selective Surfaces on Dispersive Media, Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society Journal, Vol. 22, No. 1, March 2007

Mandviwala, T.A., B.A. Lail and G.D. Boreman, Vertical Via Interconnections for Infrared Antennas, Journal of Vacuum Science B, Nov/Dec 2006.

Tharp, J.S., J.M.Lopez-Alonso, J.C. Ginn, B.A. Lail, C.F. Middleton, B.A. Munk, G.D. Boreman, Demonstration of a Single Layer Meanderline Phase Retarder at IR, Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 18, pp. 2687-2689, August 2006.

Alda, J., J. M. Rico-Garcia, J. M. Lopez-Alonso, B. Lail, and G. Boreman, Design of Fresnel Lenses and binary-staircase kinoforms of low value of the aperture number, Optics Communication, Vol. 260, Issue 2, pp. 454-461, April 2006 .

Mandviwala T., B. Lail, and G. Boreman, Infrared-frequency Coplanar Striplines: Design, Fabrication and Measurements, Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, Vol. 47, #1, October 5, 2005, 17-20.

Abdel-Rahman, M., B. Lail and G. D. Boreman, Dual-band Millimeter-Wave/Infrared Focal-plane Arrays, Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, Vol. 46, #1, July 5, 2005, 78-80.

Lopez-Alonzo, J. M., T. Mandviwala, J. Alda, B. Lail, and G. Boreman, Infrared Antenna Metrology, Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications II, Proc. Of SPIE Vol. 5987, 2005

Mandviwala T., B. Lail, and G. Boreman, Coplanar Striplines for THz Frequencies: Design, Fabrication and Measurement, accepted to the 2005 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Symposium and URSI National Radio Science Meeting, Washington DC, July 2005

Kazemi, H., E. R. Brown, A. R. Gosard, Jeramy Zimmerman, G. D. Boreman, J. B. Hacker, B. A. Lail, and C. Middleton, First MMW Characterization of ErAs/InAlGaAs/InP Semimetal-Semiconductor-Schottky Diode (S3) Detectors for Passive Millimeter Wave and Infrared Imaging, SPIE Defense and Security Symposium, Orlando, March 28 April 1, 2005

Rico-Garcia, Jose M., Jose M. Lopez-Alonzo, Brian Lail, Glenn Boreman, and Javier Alda, Finite- Difference Time-Domain Simulation of Low-F# Fresnel Zone Plates Coupled to IR Antennas, SPIE European Symposium on Optics and Photonics for Defense and Security, London, UK, October 25-28, 2004.

Lail, B. A. and L. S. Freeman, Multi-cavity PCB Mounted Enclosure Shielding Effectiveness Measurement and FEM/BE Analysis, Proceedings to the 2004 IEEE AP-S International Symposium and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, Monterey, California, June 20-26, 2004

Gonzalez, F. J., G. Alpanis, B. A. Lail, and G. D. Boreman, Wave Propagation in Planar Antennas at THz Frequencies, Proceedings to the 2004 IEEE AP-S International Symposium and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, Monterey, California, June 20-26, 2004

Hong, L., B. A. Lail, and L. Jones, Near Real-Time Ionospheric HF Propagation Modeling and Prediction, Proceedings to the 2004 IEEE AP-S International Symposium and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, Monterey, California, June 20-26, 2004

Lail, B.A., S.P. Castillo and R.P. Jedlicka. A Hybrid MoM/FEM Approach to the Populated, Shielded Enclosure Problem, The 7th World Multi Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Orlando, Florida, July 27-30, 2003, Invited Session on Antenna and Wireless Propagation Technologies.

Jedlicka, R.P., B.A. Lail and S.P. Castillo. Electromagnetic Coupling through Slot Apertures into Cavities with Loaded Wires, Proceedings to the 2003 IEEE AP-S International Symposium and USNC / URSI National Radio and Science Meeting, Columbus, Ohio, June 23-27, 2003.

Lail, B.A., and S.P. Castillo. A Hybrid MoM/FEM Model of Coupling to Thin-Wire Structures in Complex Cavities. Proceedings to the 2002 IEEE AP-S International Symposium and USNC / URSI National Radio and Science Meeting, San Antonio, June 16-22, 2002.

Castillo, S.P., B. Lail, and R. Jedlicka, Efficient computational models of electromagnetic coupling through general tortuous-path, narrow-slot apertures into shielded systems, Invited Session, 2002 IEEE AP-S International Symposium and USNC / URSI National Radio and Science Meeting, San Antonio, June 16-22, 2002.

Lail, B.A., and S.P. Castillo. Electromagnetic Coupling through Narrow Slot Apertures to Thin-Wire Structures. IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility 42, no. 3 ,August 2000, 276-283.