In Memoriam: Haralambos "Harry" Kritikos

Haralambos "Harry" Kritikos, professor emeritus in Electrical Engineering, passed away on July 2, 2016, after a long illness.  He was a theorist in electromagnetism, and an outstanding teacher and advisor.

Harry was born in Tripoli, Greece, in 1933. He received all of his degrees in Electrical Engineering, earning B.S. and M.S. degrees from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1954 and 1956, respectively, and a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1961. Following his doctoral studies, he was a member of the staff at The Moore School at the University of Pennsylvania, a Research Fellow at Caletch, and later joined the Penn faculty as an associate professor in Electrical Engineering in 1968.  He was a member of Sigma Xi, the international honor society of science and engineering, and was active in the IEEE, having been named an IEEE Fellow in 1988 and the recipient of both the IEEE Centennial and Bicentennial Medals.

Harry's early work was on diffraction and propagation of electromagnetic waves and the biomedical applications of electromagnetism. In more recent years, he was engaged in research on wavelets, symmetry, and group theory with their applications to electromagnetic theory and antenna arrays.  His office was always the center of animated discussion and he was beloved by his students.

Harry is survived by his wife Susanne (CGS68, MSW76); daughter Melissa Kaiser (C'95 Eng'95, WG'01), and grandchildren Teddy and Alex.