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Jens Munk

Office: EIB 301Z
Phone: 907-786-7754


Ph.D. Geophysics, Ohio State University, 1999
MS Electrical Engineering, Ohio State University, 1992
BS Electrical Engineering, Ohio State University, 1990

Career History

2014-Present Professor, University of Alaska Anchorage

2006-2014 Associate Professor, University of Alaska Anchorage
2002-2006 Assistant Professor, University of Alaska Anchorage
2002 Visiting Assistant Professor, Technical University of Denmark
2001-2002 Term Assistant Professor, Physics, University of Alaska Anchorage
1999-2001 Post Doctoral Researcher, Byrd Polar Research Center, The Ohio State University  

Teaching Responsibilities

EE A203 - Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering
EE A314 - Electromagnetics I
EE A324 - Electromagnetics II
EE A353 - Circuit Theory
EE A354 - Signals and Systems
EE A438 - Senior Design
EE A458 - Antenna Theory
ES A309 - Elements of Electrical Engineering

Professional and Departmental Service

2006-present Faculty advisor to the IEEE Student Branch
2006-present Electrical Engineering Equipment Committee
2007-present Graduate Advisory Committee
1996-present Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), Member
1996-present Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Member
1999 Outstanding PhD. Dissertation
1999 Presidential Fellowship
1990 Caldwell Scholarship (for outstanding EE undergraduate).

Research Interests

 Electromagnetic modeling, inverse problems, material measurements, ionospheric studies, shallow geophysics, remote sensing.


Hysell, D., J. Munk, M. McCarrick, 2014, “Sporadic E ionization layers observed with radar imaging and ionospheric modification”, Geophysical Research Letters, 41, 20, 6987-6993.

Schnabel W. J., J. Munk, and A Byrd, 2015, “Field Note: Comparative Efficacy of A Woody Evapotranspiration Landfill Cover Following the Removal of Aboveground Biomass”, International Journal of Phytoremediation, 17, 159-164.

Miceli R., D. Hysell, J. Munk, McCarrick M., J. D. Huba, 2013 “Reexamining X-mode suppression and fine structure in artificial E-region field aligned plasma density irregularities”, Radio Science, 48.

Hysell D., Miceli R., Munk J., Hampton D. L., Heinselman C., Nicolls M., Powell S., Lynch K., and Lessard M.,2012 “Comparing VHF coherent scatter from the radar aurora with incoherent scatter and all-sky airglow imagery”, Journal of Geophysical Research, Space Physics, Vol. 114, A10313.

Schnabel W. J., J. Munk, W. J. Lee, and D. Barnes, 2012, “Four-year performance evaluation of a pilot-scale evapotranspiration landfill cover in Southcentral Alaska”, Cold Regions Science and Technology, 82, 1-7.

Schnabel W. E., J. Munk, T. Abichou, D. Barnes, W. Lee, and B. Pape, 2012, “Assessing the performance of a cold region evapotranspiration landfill cover using lysimetry and electrical resistivity”, International Journal of Phytoremediation, 14(S1):61-75.

Munk J., W. Schnabel, D. Barnes, and W. Lee, 2011, “Atmospheric loading effects on free-draining lysimeters”, Water Resources Research, vol. 47.

Munk J., K. Jezek, R. R. Forster, S. P. Gogineni, 2003, “An accumulation map for Greenland dry-snow zone derived from space-borne radar”, Journal of Geophysical Research:, 108(D9).

Baumgartner, F., J. Munk, K. C. Jezek and S. P. Gogineni, 2002, “On reconciling ground-based with space-borne surface backscatter measurements”, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 40 494-496.

Baumgartner F., J. Munk, J. J. Daniels, 2001, “A geometrical optics model for high frequency electromagnetic scattering of dielectric cylinders”, Geophysics, 66, 1130-1140.