Heinrich   D.  Foltz  PE

Associate Dean  

Office: EENGR 3.278
Phone: (956) 665-5016
Email: heinrich.foltz@utrgv.edu

Dr. Heinrich D. Foltz PE

Faculty at UTPA/UTRGV since 1994

  • Education

    • PhD, Electrical Engineering, The University of Texas - Austin, 1993
    • MS, Engineering Electrical, The University of Texas - Austin, 1985
    • BS, Electrical Engineering, The University of Texas - Austin, 1983
  • Currently Teaching

    ELEE 3301 01 - Electronics I:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks




Selected Publications


  • Chamath Dannagoda, Maxim Sumets, Karen Martirosyan, Heinrich Foltz, and Mircea Chipara. "On PVDF-Carbon Nanotubes Composites," Bulletin of the American Physical Society 62, (2017).

  • Heinrich Foltz and James McLean. "The Minimum Phase Property in Aperture Antennas," Waco: IEEE: 2017 Texas Symposium on Wireless and Microwave Circuits and Systems, March 2017: 4.

  • Heinrich Foltz, Obadiah Kegege, and Serhat Altunc. "Direction Finding Using an Antenna with Direction Dependent Impulse Response," 2016 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Symposium. July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2016.

  • Jerry Contreras, Heinrich Foltz, Yuping Duan, Hasina HHuq, Steven Tidrow, and Mircea Chipara. "Electrical Properties of PVDF Based Nanocomposites," APS March Meeting Abstracts. 2015.

  • Raul Estrada, Heinrich Foltz, Constantine Tarawneh, and Rene Moreno. "Energy Harvesting Potential of Terfenol-D for On-Board Bearing Health Monitoring Applications," 2015 Joint Rail Conference (JRC2015). March 2015.

  • Raul Estrada, Heinrich Foltz, Constantine Tarawneh, and Rene Moreno. "Energy Harvesting Potential of Terfenol-D for On-Board Bearing Health Monitoring Applications," San Jose, California: ASME Joint Rail Conference, March 2015.

  • Dorina Mihut, Karen Lozano, Heinrich Foltz, "Fabrication and characterization of silver- and copper-coated Nylon 6 forcespun nanofibers by thermal evaporatio," Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A: Vacuum, Surfaces, and Films. 32, no. 6 (November 2014).

  • James Mclean, Robert Sutton, and Heinrich Foltz. "Investigation of the Stop Region of a Compressed Log-Periodic Dipole Antenna," 2014 IEEE Antennas and Propagation International Symposium Digest. July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2014.

  • Heinrich Foltz, J. McLean, and R. Sutton. "LDPAs with Axial Twist in Each Period," 2014 IEEE Antennas and Propagation International Symposium Digest. July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2014.

  • James McLean, Armando Medina, Heinrich Foltz, and Robert Sutton. "Directional Dependence of the Minimum Phase Property of the TEM Horn Transfer Function," Ultra-Wideband, Short Pulse Electromagentics 10. Springer, 2013.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Constantine Tarawneh. Amsted Rail Research Projects: Bearing Condition Monitoring Technologies, Product Validation, Field Testing, and Implementation, Amsted Industries Inc., $364,465.00 (February 1, 2015 - August 31, 2016)

  • weidong Kuang. Acquisition of instrumentation for integrated circuit design and device characterization, NSF (PI), $130,000.00 (2008 - 2012)

  • Constantine Tarawneh. Amsted Rail Research Projects: SmartPad Development and Product Enhancements and Testing, Amsted Industries Inc., $530,655.00 (September 1, 2011 - August 31, 2012)

  • Heinrich Foltz. 10 MHz-50 GHz Antenna, Scatterer, Semiconductor Characterization Capability, Army Research Office DURIP, $112,707.00 (2008 - 2009)

  • Heinrich Foltz. High-Performance Compact Ultra-Wideband Antenna Elements, Army Research Office, DoD Infrastructure for HBCU/MI, $283,596.00 (2006 - 2009)

  • Heinrich Foltz. RF Probe / Material Applicator Development, Northrop-Grumman Corp, $19,700.00 ( 2008)

  • Heinrich Foltz. Time-Domain Ultra-Wideband Radar for Biomedical Applications, Texas Advanced Research Program, $96,000.00 (2006 - 2008)

  • Richard Fowler. Increasing Engineering and Computer Science Retention through Mentoring and Learning Communi-ties, PI, Texas Engineering and Technical Consortium, $45,536.00 (2006 - 2008)

  • Heinrich Foltz. Broadband Radar Measurements in Support of Dual Mode IED Detection, USAF Force Protection Battle Lab, via UTSA subcontract, $54,000.00 ( 2006)

  • Heinrich Foltz. MRI: Acquisition of Ultra-Wide-Band Measurement and Modeling Facilities for Multidisciplinary Research, National Science Foundation, $196,474.00 (2004 - 2006)



Selected Presentations


  • Chamath Danacoda, Maxim Sumets, Karen Martirosyan, Heinrich Foltz, and Mircea Chipara. "On PVDF-Carbon Nanotubes Composites," March American Physical Society Meeting, American Physical Society, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA (March 2017)

  • Jerry Contreras, Heinrich Foltz, Yuping Duan, Hasina Huq, Steven Tidrow, and Mircea Chipara. "Electrical Properties of PVDF Based Nanocomposites," March American Physical Society Meeting, American Physical Society, San Antonio, Texas, USA (March 2015)

  • J. McLean, R. Sutton, and Heinrich Foltz. "The minimum phase nature of the transfer function of the impulse radiation antenna," Electromagnetic Research Symposium (PIERS 2011), Marrakesh (March 2011)

  • K. Ebnabbasi, C. Rappaport, Heinrich Foltz, and J. McLean. "UWB Performance of Single and Multi Layer Dielectric Vivaldi Antenna Using Cubic Spline and Exponential Taper Profile," 2010 IEEE European Microwave Conference, Paris (September 2010)

  • Heinrich Foltz, J. McLean, A. Medina, and R. Sutton. "Non-Minimum Phase Behavior Due to Fractional Hilbert Transform in Broadband Circular Polarization Antennas," 2010 URSI International Symposium on Electromagnetic Theory (URSI EMTS), Berlin (August 2010)

  • K. Ebnabbasi, C. Rappaport, Heinrich Foltz, and J. McLean. "Impulse Response of Vivaldi Antenna Using Cubic-Spline and Exponential Taper Profiles for Compact Ground Penetrating Radar Applications," 2010 IEEE Antennas and Propagation International Symposium, Digest, Toronto (July 2010)

  • J. McLean, Heinrich Foltz, and R. Sutton. "Directional Dependence of the Minimum Phase Property of Antenna Transfer Functions," 2009 Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference (LAPC 2009), Loughborough, UK (November 2009)

  • J. McLean, R. Sutton, and Heinrich Foltz. "Minimum Phase / All-Pass Decomposition of LPDA Transfer Functions," 2009 International Conference on UWB (ICUWB), Vancouver, BC, Canada (September 2009)

  • J. McLean, Heinrich Foltz, and R. Sutton. "Differential Time Delay Patterns as Descriptors of UWB Antennas," 2008 International Conference on UWB (ICUWB), Hannover, Germany (September 2008)

  • J. McLean, R. Sutton, and Heinrich Foltz. "Insight into the Time-Domain Response of a Top-Loaded Monopole Provided by a Rational-Function, Frequency-Domain Model," European Electromagnetics Conference (EuroEM), Lausanne, Switzerland (July 2008)

Current Courses

ELEE 3301 01 - Electronics I:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

Previous Courses