Lt Col Michael D. Seal, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, Ph.D.

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Lt Col Michael D. Seal is an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Air Force Institute of Technology.  In his previous assignment, he served as the Analytic and Strategic Capabilities Lead, Director of the Autonomy Capability Team 3, and Chief Engineer for Multispectral Science in the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Systems Technology Office, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH.  During this period, he also deployed to Headquarters, United States Central Command, where he served as a Strategic Planner in the J5 Plans Division, Central Gulf Section.  Lt Col Seal previously served as the Deputy Department Head for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, held flight level leadership positions in the 453rd Electronic Warfare Squadron and engineering positions in the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Sensors Directorate.

Lt Col Seal graduated from the University of Missouri- Rolla with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and was commissioned in 2002 through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps.  He also holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering specializing in electro-optics and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Electrical Engineering specializing in Electromagnetics from the Air Force Institute of Technology.

Education

B.S.E.E University of Missouri-Rolla, 2002.

M.S.E.E Air Force Institute of Technology, 2007.

PhD Air Force Institute of Technology, 2013.

Publications

Journal Articles

M. D. Seal, M. W. Hyde IV, and M. J. Havrilla, "Nondestructive complex permittivity and permeability extraction using a two-layer dual-waveguide probe measurement geometry," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 123, 123-142, 2012.

Seal, M. D., and M. A. Marciniak. "Partially coherent bidirectional reflectance distribution data computation for modeling periodic plasmonic structures at infrared wavelengths." Infrared Physics & Technology 62 (2014): 39-44.

M.D. Seal, N.R. Murphy, J.P. Lombardi, M.A. Marciniak, “Selective thermal emission from a patterned metalized plastic”, Infrared Physics & Technology, Volume 67, November 2014, Pages 250-255.

Benson, M.R.; Knisely, A.G.; Marciniak, M.A.; Seal, M.D.; Urbas, A.M., "Permittivity and Permeability Tensor Extraction Technique for Arbitrary Anisotropic Materials," in Photonics Journal, IEEE , vol.7, no.3, pp.1-13, June 2015

Catarius, A. M.; Seal M. D., “Static scene statistical algorithm for nonuniformity correction in focal-plane arrays,” Opt. Eng. 0001;54(10):104111, Oct 2015.

Conference Proceedings

McConnell, S. N., Seal, M. D., Nauyoks, S. E., Murphy, N. R., Sun, L., & Marciniak, M. A. (2012, October). Spectral coherent emission of thermal radiation in the far-field from a truncated resonator. In SPIE NanoScience+ Engineering (pp. 845736-845736). International Society for Optics and Photonics.

Ph.D. Dissertation

Seal, M. D., “Directional Thermal Emission and Absorption from Surface Microstructures in Metalized Plastics,” The Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. 2013.

M.S. Thesis

Seal, M. D., “Nonlinear Time-Variant Response in an Avalanche Photodiode Array Based Laser Detection and Ranging System,” The Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. 2007.

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