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

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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.