Fadil Santosa is a professor and the Yu Wu and Chaomei Chen Department Head of Applied Mathematics and Statistics. His research interests include inverse problems, wave phenomena in complex media and in photonic devices, and optimal design. He is currently focusing his efforts on optimal experiment design for inverse problems and modeling of direct air capture of CO2.
Santosa’s is working on a symbol-based approach to bar code decoding from cameras and studying electromagnetic wave phenomena in metallic 2D materials, resonance phenomena infinite optical structures, and phaseless inverse scattering. He holds two patents: one for multifocal optical device design and another for symbol-based decoding of optical codes.
He earned his BS in mechanical engineering from the University of New Mexico in 1976, and both his MS and PhD in theoretical and applied mechanics from the University of Illinois, Urbana in 1977 and 1980, respectively.