The NEAR-Lab focus is on the modeling and analysis of electromagnetic and acoustic wave phenomenon for development of advanced signal processing techniques. The understanding of wave scattering provides a basis to devise and evaluate advanced signal processing algorithms for applications such as radar, sonar, and biomedical imaging. The NEAR-Lab was founded and is currently directed by Prof. Lisa M. Zurk; Prof. Martin Siderius is co-director.


NEAR-Lab research projects have applications to a broad range of critical problems including underwater passive and active sonar systems, terahertz detection of explosive devices, port and coastal security networks, biomedical sensors for patient monitoring, and monitoring of critical environmental components such as salmon population, coral reefs and water resources.


The NEAR-Lab is part of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science at Portland State University.

Lab News:

Congratulations, Liz and Jorge! Read More

Undergraduate David Pasc joins NEAR-Lab as part of Undergraduate Research and Mentoring Program Read More

Lanfranco Muzi awarded CMRE Fellowship Read More

NEAR-Lab Receives ONR Grant for Acoustics Research Read More

NEAR-Lab awarded NSF grant for terahertz research Read More

NEAR-Lab research featured on cover of Optical Engineering Read More

NEAR-Lab director Lisa Zurk named Maseeh Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Read More