Awarded Raj Mittra Travel Grant for 2016 IEEE AP Symposium

APS 2016 BannerEvery year, the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society awards one PhD level scientist the Raj Mittra Travel Grant (RMTG). This grant was established to partially support one recent PhD graduate in attending the annual IEEE Symposium on Antennas and Propagation. Only PhD’s that graduated within the last six years are eligible to apply. It is an extremely competitive grant because recently graduated scholars apply from all over the world.

I am excited to announce that I was recently selected to receive the RMTG for the 2016 IEEE Symposium on Antennas and Propagation. I was really looking forward to this conference this year, and this grant is making it possible for me to travel. Not only is the conference at Puerto Rico, but I have three exciting papers on several interesting topics this year. The topics include antenna systems for ambient RF energy harvesting, cognitive radio, and CubeSats. One of the papers was even co-authored by an undergrad who plans on attending the conference! My list of papers is below:

Title: A Hemispherical Monopole Rectenna Array for Multi-Directional, Multi-Polarization, and Multi-Band Ambient RF Energy Harvesting
Session: Energy Harvesting Antennas
Time: Tuesday, June 28, 08:20 – 08:40 (Approximate)
Title: Enhancing Rejection in Cognitive Radio Filtennas using a Reconfigurable Filter+Antenna Approach
Session: Software-defined and Cognitive Radios
Time: Thursday, June 30, 14:00 – 14:20 (Approximate)
Title: A Spline-Profiled Conical Horn Antenna Assembly Optimized for Deployable Ka-Band Offset Reflector Antennas in CubeSats
Session: CubeSat and Small Satellite Antennas
Time: Thursday, June 30, 14:00 – 14:20 (Approximate)