ESL grad students receive Honorable Mentions at APS Conference

Posted: June 17, 2011

Electrical and computer engineering graduate students Kenneth Browne and Irci Erdinc received honorable mentions in the IEEE Antennas and Propagation

Conference Student Paper Competition. The awards will be presented during the conference, July 3-8, 2011, in Spokane, Washington. 

Kenneth Browne received an honorable mention and excellent reviews for his paper,” Non-linear Optimization Methods for Enhancing Through-Wall Radar Imagery Forged via a Portable Wideband UHF Array.” He is advised by Prof. Robert Burkholder and Prof. John Volakis. Browne graduated from Ohio State in June 2011 with a PhD in electrical and computer engineering and has accepted a position in the Electronic Systems Division of Northrop Grumman in Baltimore, MD.

Erdinc Irci received an honorable mention and excellent reviews for his paper, “Bandwidth Enhancement of Low-Profile Microstrip Antennas using Tightly Coupled Patch Arrays” He is advised by Dr. Kubilay Sertel and Prof. John Volakis. Irci is a PhD student and graduate research associate at the ElectroScience Laboratory. His research areas of interest include metamaterials, photonic crystals, electrically small antennas and antenna miniaturization.