What you'll learn

Have a great idea for a component design, but don't know how to simulate it? 

Ready to rise above your competition but lack the knowledge to get started? 

Imagine being able to derive and implement your own simulation code - code that will give you an ability to do way beyond what the commercially available simulation software can do. Get a leg up on the competition by creating your own FDTD code to design and simulate YOUR ideas.

The One Dimensional Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) Course will get your started on your way to turning your designs into reality. Starting from the very basics of vector calculus and building up to code writing and simulation , you'll learn how to write the MATLAB code through multiple guided examples. You'll also learn the electomagnetic science behind the code, so you'll be able to understand and tweak your designs. Dr. Rumpf's clear and step by step explanations will help you work through the process to help you learn skills you'll use to take your coding and design skills to the next level. 

View the first 3 course topics, which cover the mathematical and electromagnetics background you'll need to get started. The full paid course will cover the basics of adding 1D FDTD simluation, adding parameters and MATLAB codes. 

By the end of the course, you'll be ready to tackle your own code FDTD code with amazing results. It's time to get started coding to make your own designs come alive. 

Course curriculum


Explore the first 3 topics in the course for free. Full price course includes all lectures, MATLAB sessions and downloadable notes for all lectures.

Meet Your Instructor

Founder of EMPossible and Professor at Univ. of Texas at El Paso

Dr. Raymond Rumpf

Dr. Raymond (Tipper) Rumpf is the EMProfessor, world renowned research and educator in the fields of computation and electromagnetics. He is the Schellenger Professor of Electrical Research in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) and the Director of the EM Lab. Dr. Rumpf formed the EM Lab with a mission to develop revolutionary technologies in electromagnetics and photonics. Under Dr. Rumpf’s leadership, the EM Lab has produced numerous breakthroughs, discoveries, and first-ever achievements. Raymond earned his BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from the Florida Institute of Technology in 1995 and 1997 respectively. He earned his PhD in Optics in 2006 from the University of Central Florida. Raymond has been awarded many research, mentoring, and teaching awards including the 2019 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research, Most Outstanding Faculty Member in 2016/2017, and the highly prestigious University of Texas Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award. Raymond holds five world records for skydiving and has been awarded more than a dozen United States patents. He is an Associate Editor for SPIE Optical Engineering, a Fellow of SPIE, and a Senior Member of IEEE. He is also a member of OSA, and ARRL. Raymond is active in outreach with local grade schools in El Paso as well as helping students in third-world countries.