2020 Awardees: General Category
Project topic: Investigating and proposing novel approaches in exploiting ferrite nonreciprocity to demonstrate a high-power full-duplex transceiver for 5G and future wireless systems.
Project Description: Requiring an ultra-high isolation between Tx and Rx channels at the same frequency and the same time, a full duplex transceiver has become a game changer concept that demands novel insights into redefining the current state-of-the-art in transceivers and microwave components. In our project, we investigate novel fundamental approaches to demonstrate a new class of nonreciprocal ferrite-devices that may find application in full-duplex systems. So far, we have introduced and demonstrated, for the first time, two novel ferrite-devices: ‘Nonreciprocal mode-converting waveguide (NRMCW)’ and ‘concurrent dual-mode circulator’. Exploiting these nonreciprocal devices, this project proposes methodologies to provide an ultra-high in-band isolation between Tx and Rx channels at RF-front-end to establish a full-duplex connection.
Polytechnique de Montréal
Prof. Ke Wu
Project topic: Fully-printed, 5G-powered wireless sensing modules for perpetual IoT.
Project Description: Our era is witnessing a rapid development in the field of mm-wave and IoT technologies with a projected 50 billion IoT devices to be installed by the end of the decade. Those devices, responsible for sensing and communicating, require the use of batteries that need to be continuously recharged or replaced. Since the number of IoT devices will be massive, it is highly desirable to equip them with harvesting capabilities, and to manufacture them using low-cost and environmentally friendly processes. This work proposes the layer by layer printing of nanomaterials-based Schottky diodes, formed by the ohmic and Schottky contacts responsible for the rectification behavior, necessary for our harvesting application. In addition these unique fully-printed thin-film Schottky diodes will be used to introduce a novel sensing mechanism for fully-passive IoT systems, relying on the functionalization of the printed carbon-nanotubes films and the tunability of the Schottky barriers to enable high sensing capabilities with low-cost fabrication.
Georgia Institute of Technology
Prof. Manos Tentzeris
Project topic: Nonlinear modeling of GaN HEMTs for RF and microwave applications.
Project Description: The complexity of power amplifier (PA) systems for wireless communications has been escalating because of the increase in signal bandwidth and their required efficiency and linearity. Furthermore, the adoption of higher frequencies and monolithic implementations, has ascribed an essential role on nonlinear models for PA design. Unfortunately, state-of-the-art models of RF power transistors are not sufficiently accurate to design the PA based only on CAD simulations, especially for technologies such as gallium nitride high electron mobility transistors (GaN HEMT), that suffer from deep level traps. This insufficiency of representative and predictive capability of modern models is notably revealed by the nonlinear capacitance models’ internal inconsistency between the charge and energy conservation principles. The objective of this work is thus to discover the fundamental sources of these inconsistencies to then develop new equivalent-circuit compact models of GaN HEMTs that can produce better estimations of real high-frequency measured data, while maintaining high computational efficiency.
University of Aveiro
Prof. José Pedro
Project topic: Fourier domain mode-locked optoelectronic oscillator for multi-band chirped microwave waveform generation.
Project Description: The main objective of the proposed project is to develop a simple and cost-effective multi-band chirped microwave waveform generation scheme for radar applications with high performance. For this purpose, a multi-band Fourier domain mode-locked optoelectronic oscillator (FDML OEO) will be designed. In order to generate multi-band chirped microwave waveforms using FDML OEO, a frequency scanning multi-passband filter with a scanning speed up to tens of kHz will be developed and incorporated into the OEO cavity, which enables the Fourier domain mode locking operation when the scanning period of the multi-passband filter is synchronized with the cavity round-trip time of the OEO loop. The planned work will involve precise design and numerical analysis, and relevant experiments will also be conducted. The project aims to design and demonstrate a FDML OEO-based multi-band chirped microwave waveform generation scheme, with broad bandwidth, reconfigurability, low cost and simple structure.
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Prof. Ming Li
Project topic: A CMOS microwave broadband adaptive dual-comb spectroscopy system with AI calibration for liquid chemical detection.
Project Description: Self-sustained nondestructive broadband dielectric spectroscopy (MBDS) systems on chip (SoC) for chemicals/biomaterials with μ-level sample volumes have attracted special attention because of a wide range of applications from chemical/biological sensing to agriculture/food safety, and drug development. However, integration of them is challenging for their high frequency operation, small area, low power consumption, required high sensitivity and low volume of the sample. The aim of this research is to investigate and demonstrate a new miniaturized fully integrated, microwave adaptive dual-comb spectroscopy (DCS) system within the 3-10 GHz frequency range in time-domain along with an on-chip system calibration, phase and time correction for highly accurate liquid chemical dielectric permittivity characterization with artificial intelligence.
Texas A&M University
Prof. Kamran Entesari
Project topic: A reconfigurable 60 MHz-30 GHz PLL-less ultra-low-noise frequency synthesizer for 5G and IoT applications.
Project Description: This project presents the first attempt to implement a 30 GHz RF-MEMS oscillator via integrating lithium niobate acoustic resonators and 65 nm CMOS. This millimeter-wave (mmwave) oscillator is envisioned as the heart of a reconfigurable ultra-wide band PLL-less direct frequency synthesizer that is the end goal of this project. As a result of this study, the first voltage-controlled MEMS oscillator based on LiNbO3 targeting mmwave will be demonstrated. Our resonator is expected to have a Q of 1000 enabling an exceptional CMOS phase noise of -74 and -134 dBc/Hz at 1 kHz and 1 MHz offsets respectively from a 30 GHz carrier while consuming only a dc power of 7mW. The direct RF synthesizer is envisioned to cover an ultra-wide range of frequencies from 60 MHz to 30 GHz via chains of low-power low-noise open loop frequency dividers. A temperature stable solution is also proposed, achieving a temperature stability of sub ppm over a temperature ranging from -20 to 60°C while consuming only micro-watts of dc power.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Prof. Songbin Gong
Project topic: Multiple-mode cavity resonator inspired waveguide circuits using emerging technologies for future communication systems.
Project Description: Nowadays, implementation of multiple-mode resonators (MMRs) in a waveguide structure is a promising solution to dramatically reduce the circuit volume and improve the frequency selectivity. Compared to single-mode resonator (SMR), besides the merits of circuit miniaturization, low-loss, and low-cost, MMRs have an inherent advantage of diverse topologies with better out-of-band signal attenuation, due to the generation of additional transmission zeros (TZs). This project seeks to take advantages of fundamental and high-order modes. By further investigating characteristics of MMRs, a series of innovative circuit components integrated with filtering functions are proposed in a range of application scenarios. Miniaturization of waveguide circuits is implemented while maintaining the high-Q performance, and highly-integrated multiple-function in a single cavity circuit, is designed with low insertion loss.
University of Technology Sydney
Prof. Yang Yang
Project topic: Advanced optimization based on surrogate modeling and space mapping techniques for computationally efficient modeling and design optimization of coupled signal and power integrity (SI-PI) analysis of high-speed interconnects and power delivery networks.
Project Description: Signal integrity-power integrity (SI-PI) co-analysis becomes essential as modern high-performance computer platforms move towards system-critical conditions. It is crucial to optimize the channel for its best performance and to find the controllable parameter enablers. This project aims to apply techniques based on surrogate modeling and space mapping, to develop an advanced optimization methodology for modeling and design of coupled signal and power integrity analysis of high-speed interconnects and power delivery networks, with high precision and low computational cost.
ITESO Jesuit University of Guadalajara
Prof. José Ernesto Rayas-Sánchez
Project topic: A wideband, high output power amplifier from W-band and above.
Project Description: As the operation frequency of mm-W systems increases thanks to the advanced transistor processes, a wide area of applications in advanced imaging, high-resolution radar, instrumentation, and short-range communication systems are more feasible than ever. Specifically, D-band (110 – 170 GHz) is a local minimum of the atmospheric millimeter-wave absorption, therefore, showing a promising deployment of high-performance systems. One of the most critical of such systems is the power amplifier. The requirements of high efficiency, high output power, and high gain at D-band become incredibly challenging due to the cut-off frequency of the transistor and especially the losses of the passive components. In this work, we aim for a wideband, fully integrated, and high output power of 0.25 Watt covering the entire D band from 110 GHz – 170 GHz using power combining techniques in indium phosphide process.
University of California, Davis
Prof. Anh-Vu Pham
Project topic: A low-power and low-cost monostatic beamforming radar array based on a novel 2-port transceiver chain using mutually injection-locked oscillators.
Project Description: The objective of this research is to develop a novel, low-power and low-cost 2-port monostatic beamforming radar that features compact size and only one active device in the RF front-end. In this project, although the proposed architecture uses a single antenna for Tx/Rx, no active device or circulator will be needed for Tx/Rx signal isolation. Additionally, mutual injection-locked oscillators will be used to lock the operation frequency and phase along the radar’s array, avoiding the necessity of a dedicated radio frequency PLL system. This system is aimed to enable a new generation of compact and low-cost beamforming radar suitable for massive fabrication, which opens a new gate towards the IoT deployment.
Texas Tech University
Prof. Changzhi Li
Project topic: Synthesized multi-mode frequency source with ultra-wideband and low phase noise in silicon technology for mmW and sub-THz multi-band application.
Project Description: Millimeter-wave (mmW) and sub-terahertz (sub-THz) bands are promising for high-data-rate communication, imaging radar, detection, and spectroscopy, which require high quality wideband signal. This research aims to achieve ultra-wideband and low phase noise signal source at mmW and sub-THz bands by using multi-mode oscillators and reconfigurable frequency synthesizer architecture. As the outcome of the proposed research plan, the synthesized multi-mode frequency sources for the mmW and sub-THz multi-band operation will be accomplished and verified in silicon technology.
University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
Prof. Xun Luo
Project topic: Effective control of electromagnetic waves through topological microwave metamaterials.
Project Description: The project is focused on experimental investigation of novel structures for effective control of electromagnetic waves (EMW) – electromagnetic topological insulators (TI) – structures which are insulators in the bulk, but on the surface conduct topologically protected states. These edge modes possess unique properties with the capability to go around the structural defects without back-scattering which makes TI a prospective technology for industry. Moreover, recent advances in physics give rise to a new class of topological systems, called high-order topological insulators (HOTIs) which provide deeper control of EMW through parts of structures, two and more dimensions lower than the system itself. In spite of active developments of topological photonics the main focus was on studying two-dimensional TI and there is a lack of experimental realization of three-dimensional (3D) TI. The aim of the project is to fill the gap and realize experimental designs of 3D TI and HOTIs based on metamaterials in microwaves. The research has a fundamental character and creates a solid foundation for designing novel devices for different low-loss applications.
Prof. Alexey Slobozhanyuk
2020 Awardees: Medical Applications
Project topic: Broadband electrical sensing of nuclear morphology and DNA content in a single live cell.
Project Description: Morphological and structural changes of cell nuclei as well as DNA content are well-known screening, diagnostic and prognostic markers in cancer cytology. Currently, abnormalities in nuclear morphology and DNA content are mostly determined through optical microscopy and flow cytometry, which almost always require cell labeling, and, hence, are label intensive and terminal tests. A critical question will be if alteration of nuclear morphology and DNA content can be sensed without labeling. Therefore, broadband electrical sensing of single biological cells is proposed in this research to answer the critical question. A stochastic multi-scale model will be developed to understand the interaction of electric fields with cell membrane, cytoplasm and nucleus, including variation of the shape, size and location of the nucleus as well as its DNA content. Broadband electrical sensing and signal analysis of single live human cells will be performed to validate the multi-scale model and extract nuclear morphology and DNA content. Such a label-free technique not only will increase the speed and accuracy of cancer diagnosis over label-dependent optical techniques, but also will enable real-time dynamic monitoring of cancer cell nuclei, which will contribute to fundamental understanding of cell development and malignancy progression.
Prof. James Hwang
Project topic: Early skin cancer detection: from desktop imaging setup to real-time handheld device.
Project Description: Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States and current estimates indicate that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime according to American Academy of Dermatology. Skin cancers diagnosed and treated early enough are highly curable, and for this reason routine skin exams are highly recommended by dermatologists. Nowadays, skin biopsy is widely used to diagnose suspicious lesions principally due to its accuracy. Despite this, there is a compromise between the advantages and the risk of using this diagnosis process since any medical procedure that involves cutting the skin can be painful and conveys the risk of infection or bleeding. For this reason, the cancer diagnosis industry is experiencing a growth in non-invasive diagnosis techniques, and this trend is expected to continue. Ultra-wideband millimeter-wave (mm-wave) biomedical imaging has recently shown a great promise to provide ultra-high-resolution images for early skin cancer diagnosis. The objective of the proposed project is to develop the next generation of the ultra-wideband millimeter-wave skin cancer diagnosis systems. The proposed system will tackle the most significant challenges that have impeded this technology from entering the $5.3-billion diagnostic market for the most common cancer in the United States. A real-time and portable device equipped with custom-designed hardware and software will be developed. This device will be the first portable and affordable biomedical imaging device capable of producing real- time and ultra-high-resolution images. The novel device will allow point-of-care testing with instant availability of results to make immediate and informed decisions about patient care. It will significantly reduce the size and cost and enhance the assessment speed, convenience, and performance of the current desktop mm-wave skin cancer detection system. The device will be tested on 60 patients in tight collaboration with surgeons from Hackensack University Medical Center, NJ, USA. In addition to ex-vivo experiments for benign tissues and different types of skin cancers such as melanoma, basal cell carcinoma (BCC), and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), the performance of the novel device will be studied in in-vivo scenarios.
Stevens Institute of Technology
Prof. Negar Tavassolian
2019 AWARDEES: GENERAL CATEGORY
Institution Mr. Alberto Maria Angelotti Prof. Alberto Santarelli University of Bologna, Italy Mr. Spyridon Nektarios Daskalakis Prof. Apostolos Georgiadis Heriot-Watt University, UK Mr. Daniel Gaydos Prof. Payam Nayeri Colorado School of Mines, USA Mr. Xiaoqiang Gu Prof. Ke Wu École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada Mr. Milad Zolfagharloo Koohi Prof. Amir Mortazawi University of Michigan, USA Mr. Mahdi Javid Prof. Jennifer Kitchen Arizona State University, USA Mr. Sensen Li Prof. Hua Wang Georgia Institute of Technology, USA Ms. Arya Menon Prof. Thomas Weller Oregon State University, USA Mr. Aravind Nagulu Prof. Harish Krishnaswamy Columbia University in the City of New York, USA Mr. Jingzhi Zhang Prof. Kai Kang University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
2019 AWARDEES: MEDICAL APPLICATIONS
Faculty Advisor Institution Mr. Vigyanshu Mishra Prof. Asimina Kiourti The Ohio State University, USA Mr. Hamed Rahmani Prof. Aydin Babakhani University of California at Los Angeles, USA
2018 AWARDEES: GENERAL CATEGORY
Student University Country Faculty AdvisorMohamed Mounir Abdin University of South Florida USA Prof. T. WellerXiue Bao KU Leuven Belgium Prof. B. K. NauwelaersVikrant Chauhan Friedrich Alexander University Germany Prof. A. HagelauerMin-Yu Huang Georgia Institute of Technology USA Prof. H. WangHossein Jalili University of California Davis USA Prof. O. MomeniBabak Jamali Rice University USA Prof. A. BabakhaniAhmed Kord The University of Texas at Austin USA Prof. A. AluEnrico Massoni University of Pavia Italy Prof. M. BozziHuizhen Jenny Qian University of Electronic Science and Technology of China China Prof. X. LuoDakotah Jordan Simpson University of Colorado Boulder USA Prof. D. Psychogiou
2018 AWARDEES: MEDICAL APPLICATIONS
Student University Country Faculty AdvisorYen-Ju Lin Unversity of California, Los Angeles USA Prof. M. JarrahiMehrdad Nosrati Stevens Institute of Technology USA Prof. N. Tavassolian
2017 AWARDEES: GENERAL CATEGORY
Student University Country Faculty AdvisorM. Mahdi Assefzadeh Rice University USA Prof. A. BabakhaniMustafa Bakr Graz University of Technology Austria Prof. W. BoschTammy Chang Stanford University USA Prof. T. H. LeeChandrakanth Reddy Chappidi Princeton University USA Prof. K. SenguptaChen Jiang Cornell University USA Prof. E. AfshariSouheil Nadri University of Virginia USA Prof. R. M. WeikleValentina Palazzi University of Perugia Italy Prof. P. MezzanotteAli Pourghorban Saghati Texas A&M University USA Prof. K. EntesariNegar Reiskarimian Columbia University USA Prof. H. KrishnaswamyKorkut Kaan Tokgoz Tokyo Institute of Technology Japan Prof. K. Okada
2017 AWARDEES: MEDICAL APPLICATIONS
Student University Country Faculty AdvisorSouvik Dubey UT Arlington USA Prof. J. ChiaoElizaveta Motovilova Singapore University of Technology and Design Singapore Prof. S. Huang
2016 AWARDEES: GENERAL CATEGORY
Student University Country Faculty AdvisorHimanshu Aggrawal Rice University USA Prof. A. BabakhaniJuan Castro University of South Florida USA Prof. J. WangTolga Dinc Columbia University USA Prof. H. KrishnaswamyMarco Fantuzzi University of Bologna Italy Prof. A. CostanzoNai-Chung Kuo University of California USA Prof. A. M. NiknejadFabian Wolfgang Lurz University of Erlangen-Nuremberg Germany Prof. A. KoelpinSeyedeh-Shirin Montazeri University of Massachusetts Amherst USA Prof. J. BardinZhengyu Peng Texas Tech University USA Prof. C. LiChi Van Pham University of California USA Prof. A. PhamArian Rahimi University of Florida USA Prof. Y. YoonAlexey P. Slobozhanyuk ITMO University Russia Prof. P. BelovXue Wu Princeton University USA Prof. K. Sengupta
2016 AWARDEES: MEDICAL APPLICATIONS
Student University Country Faculty AdvisorTaiyun Chi Georgia Institute of Technology USA Prof. H. WangYujia Peng University of South Carolina USA Prof. G. Wang
2015 AWARDEES: GENERAL CATEGORY
Student University Country Faculty AdvisorPaweł Barmuta KU Leuven Belgium Prof. D. SchreursMaría F. Córdoba-Erazo University of South Florida USA Prof. T. WellerRyan Gough University of Hawai’i at Manoa USA Prof. W. ShiromaSong Hu Georgia Institute of Technology USA Prof. H. WangAbhishek Kumar Jha Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur India Prof. M. AkhtarZhenguo Jiang University of Notre Dame USA Prof. L. LiuRaúl Loeches-Sánchez University of Alcalá Spain Prof. R. Gómez-GarcíaJiang Long University of California USA Prof. D. SievenpiperDaniel Oloumi University of Alberta Canada Prof. K. RambabuShihan Qin University of California USA Prof. Y. WangChristian Schulz Ruhr-University Bochum Germany Prof. I. Rolfes
2015 AWARDEES: MEDICAL APPLICATIONS
Student University Country Faculty AdvisorXuebei Yang Rice University USA Prof. A. BabakhaniFritzi Toepfer KTH Royal Institute Technology Sweden Prof. J. Oberhammer
2014 AWARDEES: GENERAL CATEGORY
Student University Country Faculty AdvisorPawan Agarwal Washington State University USA Prof. D. HeoRiccardo Danieli University of Roma Tor Vergata Italy Prof. R. GiofrèKunal Datta University of Southern California USA Prof. H. HashemiEzdeen Elghannai Ohio State University USA Prof. R. RojasGian Piero Gibiino University of Bologna Italy Prof. A. SantarelliRuonan Han Cornell University USA Prof. E. AfshariSong Liu KU Leuven Belgium Prof. D. SchreursXingsheng Luan Columbia University USA Prof. C. W. WongUmer Shah KTH Royal Institute of Technology Sweden Prof. J. Oberhammer
2014 AWARDEES: MEDICAL APPLICATIONS
Student University Country Faculty AdvisorJun-Chau Chien UC Berkeley USA Prof. A. M. NiknejadMichael Grady University of South Florida USA Prof. T. Weller
2013 AWARDEES: GENERAL CATEGORY
Student University Country Faculty AdvisorSulav Adhikari École Polytechniquede Montréal Canada Prof. K. WuAlírio Boaventura University of Aveiro Portugal Prof. N. B. CarvalhoGianni Bosi University of Ferrara Italy Prof. G. VanniniAnandaroop Chakrabarti Columbia University USA Prof. H. KrishnaswamyDavid Gustafsson Chalmers University of Technology Sweden Prof. C. FagerTimo Jaeschke Ruhr University Bochum Germany Prof. N. PohlMarco Mercuri KU Leuven Belgium Prof. D. SchreursIbrahim Nassar University of South Florida USA Prof. T. WellerSymon Podilchak Queen’s University at Kingston Canada Prof. Y. M. AntarJustin Pollock University of Alberta Canada Prof. A. Iyer
2013 AWARDEES: MEDICAL APPLICATIONS
Student University Country Faculty AdvisorChangzhan Gu Texas Tech University USA Prof. C. LiCuong Manh Nguyen University of Texas at Arlington USA Prof. J. ChiaoPing Jack Soh Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Belgium Prof. G. A. Vandenbosch
2012 AWARDEES: GENERAL CATEGORY
Student University Country Faculty AdvisorAritra Banerjee Georgia Institute of Technology USA Prof. A. ChatterjeeKenle Chen Purdue University USA Prof. D. PeroulisKhabat Ebnabbasi Northeastern University USA Prof. C. VittoriaAhmed Fouda Ohio State University USA Prof. F. TeixeiraFarouk Mkadem University of Waterloo Canada Prof. S. BoumaizaAttieh Shahvarpour Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal Canada Prof. C. CalozJasmin Walk University of Erlangen Germany Prof. R. WeigelAlex Wong University of Toronto Canada Prof. G. V. Eleftheriades
2012 AWARDEES: MEDICAL APPLICATIONS
Student University Country Faculty AdvisorMatteo Bassi Universit of Padova Italy Prof. A. NevianiAsimina Kiourti National Technical University of Athens Greece Prof. K. Nikita
2011 AWARDEES: GENERAL CATEGORY
Student University Country Faculty AdvisorLoïc Markley University of Toronto Canada Prof. G. V. EleftheriadesLiang Han University of Montreal Canada Prof. K. WuKaushik Sengupta California Institute of Technology USA Prof. A. HajimiriNutapong Somjit KTH- Royal Institute of Technology Sweden Prof. J. OberhammerWangzhe Li University of Ottawa Canada Prof. J. YaoYahya Tousi Cornell University USA Prof. E. AfshariWoo-Young Kim Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) S. Korea Prof. C. S. ParkYizhuo Yang University of Melbourne Australia Prof. A. Nirmalathas
Prof. C. Lim
2011 AWARDEES: MEDICAL APPLICATIONS
Student University Country Faculty AdvisorXu Meng Drexel University USA Prof. A. RosenAngelique Sklavounos University of Virginia USA Prof. S. N. Barker
2010 AWARDEES: GENERAL CATEGORY
Student University Country Faculty AdvisorRoberto Armenta University of Toronto Canada Prof. C. D. SarrisEvelyn Benabe University of South Florida USA Prof. T. WellerReece Iwami University of Hawaii at Manoa USA Prof. W. A. ShiromaMikhail Khodzitsky Institute of Radiophysics Ukraine Prof. O. ShramkovaLoic Markley University of Toronto Canada Prof. G. V. EleftheriadesNutapong Somjit Royal Institute of Technology Sweden Prof. J. OberhammerAik Yean Tang Chalmers University of Technology Sweden Prof. J. StakeChao Wang University of Ottawa Canada Prof. J. Yao
2010 AWARDEES: MEDICAL APPLICATIONS
Student University Country Faculty AdvisorAmir Golnabi Dartmouth College USA Prof. P. MeaneyYazhou Wang University of Tennessee USA Prof. A. E. Fathy
2009 AWARDEES: GENERAL CATEGORY
Student University Country Faculty AdvisorSuzette Aguilar University of Wisconsin-Madison USA Prof. S. HagnessYong Pyo Hong Yonsei University Korea Prof. J. YookBenjamin Laemmle University of Erlangen-Nuremberg Germany Prof. R. WeigelScott Michael Rudolph University of Michigan, Ann Arbor USA Prof. A. GrbicGeorge Shaker University of Waterloo Canada Prof. A. Safavi-Naeini
Prof. N. SangarySimone Winkler
Ecole Polytechnique Canada Prof. K. Wu
2009 AWARDEES: MEDICAL APPLICATIONS
Student University Country Faculty AdvisorQuenton Bonds University of South Florida USA Prof. T. WellerAmin Arbabian Berkeley Wireless Research Center USA Prof. A. M. Niknejad
2008 AWARDEES: GENERAL CATEGORY
Student University Country Faculty AdvisorDebopriyo Chowdhury University of California, Berkeley USA Prof. A. M. NiknejadJuseop Lee University of Michigan, Ann Arbor USA Prof. K. SarabandiMaged Bekheit Queen’s University, Kingston Canada Prof. S. AmariShreyas Sen Georgia Institute of Technology USA Prof. A. ChatterjeeMasoud Koochakzadeh Arizona State University USA Prof. A. Abbasour-TamijaniChangzhi Li University of Florida USA Prof. J. Lin
2008 AWARDEES: MEDICAL APPLICATIONS
Student University Country Faculty AdvisorUsmah Kawoos Drexel University USA Prof. A. RosenKhabat Ebnabbasi University of Texas – Pan American USA Prof. H. Foltz
2007 AWARDEES: GENERAL CATEGORY
Student University Country Faculty AdvisorAydin Babakhani California Institute of Technology USA Prof. A. Hajimiri
Prof. D. RutledgeWei-Hung Chen
University of California, Berkeley USA Prof. A. M. NiknejadSten E. Gunnarsson Chalmers University of Technology Sweden Prof. H. ZirathYuan Li Georgia Institute of Technology USA Prof. J. PapapolymerouGregory E.O. McFeertors University of Calgary Canada Prof. M. OkoniewskiSongnan Yang University of Tennessee USA Prof. A. E. Fathy
2006 AWARDEES: GENERAL CATEGORY
Student University Country Faculty AdvisorJoseph Cheney Bardin California Institute of Technology USA Prof. D. Rutledge
Prof. S. WeinrebKoen Van Caekenberghe
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor USA Prof. K. SarabandiIbrahim R. Chamas Virginia Tech USA Prof. S. RamanSten E. Gunnarsson Chalmers University of Technology Sweden Prof. H. ZirathAndreas Patrovsky Ecole Polytechnique Canada Prof. K. WuJamesina J. Simpson Northwestern University USA Prof. A. Taflove