Posted February 20, 2012 Atlanta, GA
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Carlos A. Donado Morcillo won first place honors in the Student Paper Competition at the 2012 IEEE Radio Wireless Week.
Mr. Donado Morcillo was honored for his paper entitled "Design of Stripline Beam-Former Network Components for Low-Profile, Organic Phased Arrays in the X-Band." Sharing in this award were his co-authors and co-presenters, ECE Ph.D. student Chad Patterson and Chad's and Carlos' Ph.D. advisor, ECE Professor John Papapolymerou.
The main objective of this NASA-sponsored research is to develop a lightweight and compact radar system that can be conformed to the skin of unmanned air or ground vehicles for fast and automated ice/snow surveying missions. The Best Student Paper Award was granted for the group's work toward providing a reliable, high-frequency packaging solution for the implementation of these radar systems on thin and flexible polymer materials.
About the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is one of eight schools and departments in the College of Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. All ECE undergraduate and graduate programs are in the top 10 of the most recent college rankings by U.S. News & World Report. Over 2,500 students are enrolled in the School’s graduate and undergraduate programs, and in the last academic year, 723 degrees were awarded.
Over 110 ECE faculty members are involved in 11 areas of research, education, and commercialization – bioengineering, computer systems and software, digital signal processing, electric power, electromagnetics, electronic design and applications, microsystems, optics and photonics, systems and controls, telecommunications, and VLSI systems and digital design.
About the Georgia Institute of Technology
The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the world's premier research universities. Ranked seventh among U.S. News & World Report's top public universities and the eighth best engineering and information technology university in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities, Georgia Tech’s more than 20,000 students are enrolled in its Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Business, and Sciences. Tech is among the nation's top producers of women and minority engineers. The Institute offers research opportunities to both undergraduate and graduate students and is home to more than 100 interdisciplinary units plus the Georgia Tech Research Institute.