Faculty Portrait

Contact Information

Name: B. Preetham Kumar

Title: Professor & Graduate Coordinator

Office Location: RVR 5006

Email: kumarp@ecs.csus.edu

Office Phone: (916) 278-7949

Mailing Address: 6000 J Street

Office Hours: Graduate Coordinator office hours: Tues, 10 am - noon ; via Zoom: https://csus.zoom.us/j/867091331

Office Hours: Course office hours: Mon/Wed/Fri, 1 - 2 pm ; via Zoom: https://csus.zoom.us/j/867091331

Spring 2024 Classes


 EEE 185 - Modern Communication Systems - Syllabus

EEE/CPE 201 Research Methodology - Syllabus


EEE 244 Numerical Analysis - Syllabus




  • G.R. Kadambi, B.P. Kumar, V. Palade (Editors), Emerging trends in Photonics, Signal Processing and Communication Engineering, Lecture notes in Electrical Engineering, Vol. 649, Springer, 2020
  • B. P. Kumar, "Communications System Laboratory", CRC Press, Boca Raton, 2015

  • B. P. Kumar, "Digital Signal Processing Laboratory", Second Edition, CRC Press, Boca Raton, 2011

Papers & Conference proceedings

  • S. Ramalakshmanan, A. Alhassan, M. Alshehri, N. Aung, B. Hershey, B. Mills, S. Skiwski, J. Patel, G. Kakade, B.P. Kumar, “Clinical pilot study of improved Radio Frequency (RF) heating system to shrink tumors in veterinary patients- a multi-center study”, 2020 CSUPERB Symposium, San Jose.
  • H. Tran, G.R. Branner, B.P. Kumar, 'Optimized microwave multiport beamforming circuit design for wideband applications', 2019 IEEE 62nd International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, pp. 949-952.
  • M.C. Gonzalez; B.P. KumarG. R. Branner, 'Generalised design method of broadband array antennas using curved geometry', IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation, 2016Volume: 10Issue: 14., pp. 1553 - 1562.
  • G. Nelson, G.R. Branner, M. Chun, B.P. Kumar, 'Conformal K band array performance prediction based on improved element modeling', 2015 European Microwave Conference (EuMC), pp.1511 - 1514.
  • C. Carpenter, B. P. Kumar & G. R. Branner, 'Design, Simulation, and Experimental Study of Far-Field Beam-Forming Techniques using Conformal Waveguide Arrays', Electromagnetics, 31:315-336, 2011. 
  • J.K. Singh, M.D, M.V. Patel & B.P. Kumar, 'Clinical Effort To Expand Application of Low-Cost Microwave Hyperthermia Therapy for Treatment of Cancer'poster presented at the SARTA MedTech Showcase, Sacramento State University, May 6, 2011. 
  • N.S. Karnik, R. Tulpule, M. Shah, P.S. Verma, C.Y. Huang, J.Y. Cha, A. Pandya, S. Usman,  V. Pulipati, P. Pagadala &  B.P. Kumar, 'Design, simulation and experimental study of near-field beamforming techniques using conformal waveguide arrays ', IET, Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 4, Feb. 2010, pp. 162-174. 


  • U.S. Patent 6998930

 J. Tabatchnick, J. Johnson, B.P. Kumar & G. Thakkar, ‘Miniaturized Planar Microstrip Balun', issued  February 2006.


Community Projects

Our comunity projects involve outreach to veterinary and clinical centers by providing equipment and training on  Radio Frequency (RF) heating in the  treatment of cancer. Hyperthermia is primarily used as an adjuvant therapy to boost the effects of conventional cancer treatment like radiation, chemotherapy and surgery.


Patient undergoing RF hyperthermia for bone cancer


Patient undergoing RF hyperthermia for Head and Neck cancer


  • CSUS Research and Creative Activity Award, 2018-2019
    Design, fabrication and testing of broadband curved dipole antenna for wireless communication systems
  • International Union Against Cancer (UICC) ICRETT Award, 2014-2015
    Project  to activate a recently installed hyperthermia unit at Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore, India
  • UEI Campus Grant, 2013
    Feasibility study and planning of a palliative and adjuvant cancer therapy center at Sacramento State
  • The Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation Medical Research Travel Grant, 2012
    Clinical trial at the Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore, India, to study the therapeutic effects of adding hyperthermia twice a week to conventional radiation therapy
  • International Union Against Cancer (UICC) ICRETT Award, 2009-2010 
    Project grant to activate two recently installed diathermy units at the following cancer centers: Mahavir Cancer Sansthan, Patna, India and Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore, India



Professional Associations

  • Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
  • Secretary, IEEE Sacramento Valley Section
  • Overseas Member, Executive Council, Indian Association of Hyperthermic Oncology and Medicine


  • IEEE (CSUS Branch) Professor of the Year Award, 1998-1999.
  • IEEE (CSUS Branch) Communications Instructor of the Year Award, 1998-1999.
  • Tau Beta Pi Outstanding Faculty Award, CSUS Commencement, 1999.
  • Outstanding Teacher Award ,  College of Engineering and Computer Science, California State University, Sacramento (CSUS), 2000.
  • Outstanding Scholar Award ,  College of Engineering and Computer Science, California State University, Sacramento (CSUS), 2005.
  • 2012 IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation Premium Award for the paper: Design, simulation and experimental study of near-field beam forming techniques using conformal waveguide arrays, N.S Karnik, R. Tulpule, M. Shah, P.S. Verma, C.Y. Huang, J.Y. Cha, A. Pandya, S.Usman, V. Pulipati, P. Pagadala & B.P. Kumar, IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation , February 2010, 4(2), 162-174.
  • 2015 Peer and Academic Resource Center (PARC) OWL award