The Sci-Files – 06/20/2021 – Stavros Vakalis – “See-through” Imaging with Millimeter-waves

Chelsie Boodoo and Daniel Puentes

Stavros Vakalis
Stavros Vakalis

On this week’s The Sci-Files, your hosts Chelsie and Danny interview Stavros Vakalis. Stavros’ research is about advancing millimeter-wave imaging. Millimeter-wave imaging is used in many applications that require “see-through” capabilities. The most famous example is the airport security screening, which cannot take place using a traditional camera. Millimeter-waves can easily pass through clothing and detect weapons and contraband. However, current millimeter-wave imaging systems are quite expensive and require long scanning times that for example cause the long lines in the airport screening process. This research aims to overcome these inefficiencies and build a high-speed millimeter-wave camera. If you’re interested in talking about your MSU research on the radio or nominating a student, please email Chelsie and Danny at [email protected] Check The Sci-Files out on TwitterFacebookInstagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube!