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Kent Chamberlin, Ph.D.,
Electrical Engineering
Professor Emeritus


Kent Chamberlin received his Ph.D. from Ohio University, specializing in computational electromagnetics. His research has been devoted to modeling radio wave propagation including interfering radiation from computing devices and wave phenomena in the human body.

Dr. Chamberlin is the Past-Chair and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. In his more than thirty-five years in academia, he has performed research for more than twenty-five sponsors, including the National Science Foundation. He has received two Fulbright awards, including the prestigious Fulbright Distinguished Chair, which he served in Aveiro, Portugal. He has also served as an Associate Editor for the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and he regularly performs reviews for them and other technical publications.

Dr. Chamberlin has been passionate about his teaching during his career and has received numerous teaching awards. He has experience with international higher education which has included one-semester of teaching in India. He directed and developed UNH’s first internet-based online learning program in 1998 and he has been active in online learning ever since. The Governor of New Hampshire appointed him to the State’s Distance Learning Commission, and he currently serves as Chair of the Virtual Learning Academy Charter School Boards of Trustees. 

He served on the New Hampshire State Commission HB522 5G (August 2019-November 2020): This commission was convened to evaluate how the State should respond to potential health and environmental impacts associated with the rollout of the 5th Generation wireless communications infrastructure. He was appointed to this commission by the USNH Chancellor. 

Since leaving university, he has been a founder in a high-tech startup and has been active in promoting legislation recommended by the New Hampshire Commission on wireless communications.

Research Area

The modeling and measurement of electromagnetic systems, particularly for applications involving communications and biological systems.