|We are happy to introduce the 2020 recipients of MTT-S Society Awards. In doing so, it is important to acknowledge the efforts and care of those in the selection process, and the impressive quality of all candidates who were brought forward for consideration. In 2020, our recipients are being recognized for significant contributions during a career, or within a particular discipline, or for important past contributions.
Congratulations to all!
|MTT-S Award||2020 Award Recipient and Description|
|Microwave Career Award Recognizes a career of meritorious achievement and outstanding technical contribution by an individual in the field of microwave theory and techniques.||Robert Weigel … for a Career of Leadership, Meritorious Achievement, Creativity and Outstanding Contributions in the Field of Microwave Theory and Techniques.|
|Distinguished Service Award Recognizes an individual who has given outstanding service for the benefit and advancement of the MTT Society.||Wolfgang Heinrich … in Recognition of a Distinguished Record of Service to the IEEE MTT Society and the Microwave Profession over a Sustained Period of Time.
|Distinguished Educator Award Recognizes a distinguished educator in the field of microwave engineering and science who best exemplifies the special human qualities of Fred Rosenbaum, who considered teaching a high calling and demonstrated his dedication to the Society through tireless service.||Ian Hunter … for Outstanding Achievements as an Educator, Mentor, and Role Model of Microwave Engineers and Engineering Students.|
|Microwave Application Award Recognizes an individual or team of no more than five individuals for an outstanding application of microwave theory and techniques, which has been reduced to practice nominally 10 years before the award.||Ming Yu … for the Development of Computer Aided and Robotic Tuning for Filters and Multiplexers.|
|Outstanding Young Engineer Award Recognizes an outstanding young MTT-S member who has distinguished him/herself through achievement(s), which may be technical (within the MTT-S Field of Interest), may be exemplary service to the MTT-S, or may be a combination of both.||Joseph Bardin … for Outstanding Early Career Achievements for Fundamental Work in the Area of Ultra-low-noise technology with Application to Emerging Sensor and Communication Systems.
Shahriar Shahramian … for Outstanding Early Career Achievements in mm-Wave Phased-Arrays and Transceivers and for Being an Educational Role Model with the Signal Path Video Series.
Thomas Ussmueller … for Outstanding Early Career Achievements in Fundamental Work in the Field of Microwave Technology, Especially Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits, and to Exemplary Service to the Society.
Jiang Zhu … for Outstanding Early Career Achievements in Consumer Applications of RF, Antenna and Electromagnetic Devices in the Areas of Wireless Communications, Human Body Interaction and Sensing.
|N.W. Cox Award Recognizes an individual who has given exemplary service to the Society in a spirit of selfless dedication and cooperation. The award is given in memory of N. Walter Cox, longstanding MTT-S volunteer.||Ryan Miyamoto …for exemplary service to the Society in a spirit of selfless dedication and cooperation.|
|MTT-S Best Paper Awards|
|Microwave Prize Recognizes, on an annual basis, the most significant contribution by a published paper to the field of interest of the MTT-S. The Microwave Prize is the Society’s oldest Award.
|Bhaskara Rupakula and Gabriel M. Rebeiz … for their paper “Third-Order Intermodulation Effects and System Sensitivity Degradation in Receive-Mode 5G Phased Arrays in the Presence of Multiple Interferers,” IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Vol. 66, Issue 12, pp. 5780 – 5795, December 2018.|
|MCWL “Tatsuo Itoh” Award Recognizes, on an annual basis, the most significant contribution in a paper published in the IEEE Microwave and Wireless Component. Letters.||Wei Chen, Yida Li, Rongaiang Li, Aaron Voon-Yew Thean and Yong-Xin Guo … for their paper ” Bendable and Stretchable Microfluidic Liquid Metal-Based-Filter,” IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters Tatsuo Itoh Prize, Vol. 28, Issue 3, pp.203-205, March 2018.|
|T-TST Best Paper Award Recognizes, on an annual basis, the most significant contribution in a paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology.||Jacob W. Kooi, Rodrigo A. Reeves, Arthur W. Lichtenberger, Theodore J. Reck, Andy K. Fung, Sander Weinreb, James W. Lamb, Rohit S. Gawande, Kieran A. Cleary and Goutam Chattopadhyay … for their paper “A Programmable Cryogenic Waveguide Calibration Load With Exceptional Temporal Response and Linearity,” IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science & Technology, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 434–445, July 2018.|
|IEEE Microwave Magazine Best Paper Award Recognizes, on an annual basis, the most significant contribution in a paper published in the IEEE Microwave Magazine.||Francisco Mesa, Francisco Medina and Raúl Rodríguez Berral … for their paper “Unlocking Complexity Using the ECA: The Equivalent Circuit Model as An Efficient and Physically Insightful Tool for Microwave Engineering,” IEEE Microwave Magazine, Vol. 19, No. 4, pp. 44-65, June 2018.|