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De Hoop, A.T., Handbook of Radiation and Scattering of Waves,
London, Academic Press, 1995, xxx + 1083 pp.
(out of print since 2001)

Copyright © 1995 Academic Press, London, United Kingdom
Copyright © 2003 A.T. de Hoop, the Netherlands
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Adrianus T. de Hoop

Lorentz Chair Emeritus Professor

Laboratory of Electromagnetic Research
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Delft University of Technology
Mekelweg 4 • 2628 CD Delft • the Netherlands
T: +31 (0)15 2785203 (office)
E: a.t.dehoop@tudelft.nl
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Short biography

Adrianus Teunis de Hoop was born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on 24 December 1927. He received his MSc-degree in Electrical Engineering (1950) and his PhD-degree in the Technological Sciences (1958) from Delft University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands, both with the highest distinction (cum laude). He served Delft University of Technology as an Assistant Professor (1950-1957), Associate Professor (1957-1960) and Full Professor in Electromagnetic Theory and Applied Mathematics (1960-1996). Since 1996 he is Lorentz Chair Emeritus Professor in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics Computer Science of this University. In 1970 he founded at Delft the Laboratory of Electromagnetic Research, which has developed into a world-class center for electromagnetics, having a huge impact on the world's electromagnetic community and on electromagnetic research and education in the Netherlands.

Dr. De Hoop's research interests are in the broad area of wavefield modeling in acoustics, electromagnetics and elastodynamics. His interdisciplinary insights and methods in this field can be found in his seminal Handbook of Radiation and Scattering of Waves (1995), with wavefield reciprocity serving as one of the unifying principles governing direct and inverse scattering problems and wave propagation in complex (anisotropic and dispersive) media. He spent a year (1956-1957) as a Research Assistant with the Institute of Geophysics, University of California at Los Angeles, CA, USA, where he pioneered a modification of the Cagniard technique for calculating impulsive wave propagation in layered media, later to be known as the "Cagniard-DeHoop technique". This technique is presently considered as a benchmark tool in analyzing time-domain wave propagation. During a sabbatical leave at Philips Research Laboratories, Eindhoven, the Netherlands (1976-1977), he was involved in research on magnetic recording theory.

Since 1982, Dr. De Hoop is, on a regular basis, Visiting Scientist with Schlumberger-Doll Research, formerly at Ridgefield, CT, now at Cambridge, MA, USA, where he contributes to research on geophysical applications of acoustic, electromagnetic and elastodynamic waves. Grants from the "Stichting Fund for Science, Technology and Research" (founded by Schlumberger Limited) supported his research at Delft University of Technology. He was awarded the 1989 Research Medal of the Royal Institute of Engineers in the Netherlands, the IEEE 2001 Heinrich Hertz Gold Research Medal and the 2002 URSI (International Scientific Radio Union) Balthasar van der Pol Gold Research Medal. In 2003, H.M. the Queen of the Netherlands appointed him "Knight in the Order of the Netherlands Lion".

Dr. De Hoop is a Member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Foreign Member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and Arts. He holds an Honorary Doctorate in the Applied Sciences from Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium (1981) and an Honorary Doctorate in the Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences from Växjö University, Växjö, Sweden (2008).

Recently, he is exploring a method for computing pulsed electromagnetic fields in strongly heterogeneous media with application to (micro- or nano-scale) integrated circuits and a methodology for time-domain pulsed-field antenna analysis, design and optimization for mobile communication and radar applications.

His avocation is playing the piano and performing choral music with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Choir.


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De Hoop, A.T., Handbook of Radiation and Scattering of Waves,
London, Academic Press, 1995, xxx + 1083 pp.
(out of print since 2001)

Copyright © 1995 Academic Press, London, United Kingdom,
Copyright © 2004 A.T. de Hoop, the Netherlands


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