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2021 Research Recognition for Innovation Recipient

Toby Case 

Joseph T. Case received his B.S. in physics and electrical engineering with honors in 2003, received his M.S. in electrical engineering in 2006, and received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering in December 2013 from the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T), formerly University of Missouri-Rolla (UMR). He is currently a member of the technical staff at the Aerospace Corporation since January 2014. He performs research in the Physical Sciences Laboratory in the field of nondestructive testing for microwave and millimeter wave, ultrasound, x-ray, thermography, and more ( Previously, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Missouri S&T in the Applied Microwave Nondestructive Testing Laboratory (amntl) ( He started at the amntl in 1999 also serving roles as an Undergraduate and Graduate Research Assistant. He has also worked in the microwave testing lab at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center for intervals between 2004 and 2007. His research interests include real-time imaging systems, digital signal and image processing, multi-modal nondestructive evaluation, free-hand image formation, synthetic aperture radar, three dimensional rendering, and numerical methods. He has over 40 technical publications consisting of journal articles, conference proceedings, and technical reports. He was honored with the 2016 Outstanding Young Engineer Award from IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society, 2010 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2006-2007 MST Chancellor's Fellowship, the 2004 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Missouri-Rolla, and the 2002 Norman R. Carson Award as the Outstanding Junior Electrical Engineering Student.