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Student Awards

  • Received an Anthony J. Ferraro Outstanding Research Award
    John Easum, Electrical Engineering, M.S. Graduate Student
    April 2016.
  • Winner of the 2014 IEEE Antenna and Propagation Harold A. Wheeler Applications Prize Paper Award
    Q. Wu, C. P. Scarborough, B. G. Martin, R. K. Shaw, D. H. Werner, E. Lier and X. Wang
    Title of paper: A Ku-Band Dual Polarization Hybrid-Mode Horn Antenna Enabled by Printed-Circuit-Board Metasurfaces. Read Paper Announcement
  • Received an Anthony J. Ferraro Outstanding Research Award
    Jeremy Turpin, Electrical Engineering, Ph.D. Graduate Student
    April 2014.
  • Melvin P. Bloom Memorial Outstanding Doctoral Research Award in Electrical Engineering
    Jeremy Turpin, Electrical Engineering, Ph.D. Graduate Student
    April 2014.
  • Recipient of University Graduate Fellowship
    Kenneth Morgan, Electrical Engineering, Ph.D. Graduate Student
    September 2013.
  • Honorable Mention and Travel Grant, IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Student Paper Contest Award
    Zhihao Jiang, Electrical Engineering, Ph.D.
    July 2013.
  • Received the Thomas and June Beaver Fund Award
    Jeremy Turpin, Electrical Engineering, Ph.D. Graduate Student
    April 2013.
  • Received the Dr. Nirmal K. Bose Dissertation Excellence Award
    Micah Gregory, Electrical Engineering, Ph.D. Graduate Student
    April 2013.
  • Received the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Doctoral Research Award
    Jeremy Turpin, Electrical Engineering, Ph.D. Graduate Student
    November 2012.
  • Received the Joseph R. and Janice M. Monkowski Graduate Fellowship in Electrical Engineering
    Frank Namin, Electrical Engineering, Ph.D. Graduate Student
    May 2012.
  • Received the Fred C. and M. Joan Thompson Graduate Fellowship in Electrical Engineering
    Jeremy Turpin, Electrical Engineering, Ph.D. Graduate Student
    May 2012.
  • Received an Anthony J. Ferraro Outstanding Research Award
    Zhi Hao Jiang, Electrical Engineering, Ph.D. Graduate Student
    April 2012.
  • Frank (Farhad) Namin received the 2012 Dr. Nirmal K. Bose Dissertation Excellence Award.
  • Received an Anthony J. Ferraro Outstanding Research Award
    Clinton Scarborough, Electrical Engineering, Ph.D. Graduate Student
    April 2011. Picture
  • S. Yun, Z. Jiang, Q. Xu, D. H. Werner, Z. Liu, and T. S. Meyer, "Near Infrared Metallo-Dielectric ZIMs with Matched Impedance," Proceedings of the 2010 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, Nov. 29- Dec. 3, 2010. (Finalist in MRS Poster Competition) Read More
    Zhihao Jiang, Electrical Engineering, Ph.D. Graduate Student
    December 2010. Poster.
  • Received the 2010 Leopold B. Felsen Award for Excellence in Electrodynamics from the Dogus University and L. B. Felsen Fund Read More
    Zikri Bayraktar, Electrical Engineering, Ph.D. Graduate Student
    November 2010. Photo.
  • Received the a Pennsylvania State University Office of Postdoctoral Affairs Travel Award to present at the 2010 IEEE AP-S International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and 2010 USNC/CNC/URSI Meeting.
    Qi Wu, Electrical Engineering, Post-Doc.
    May 2010.
  • Received an Anthony J. Ferraro Outstanding Research Award
    Zikri Bayraktar, Electrical Engineering, Ph.D. Graduate Student
    April 2010. Photo1, Photo2, Photo3.
  • Melvin P. Bloom Memorial Outstanding Doctoral Research Award in Electrical Engineering
    Zikri Bayraktar, Electrical Engineering, Ph. D. Graduate Student
    April 2010. Photo1, Photo2, Photo3.

  • Bess L. and Mylan R. Watkins Graduate Fellowship in Electrical Engineering
    Micah Gregory, Electrical Engineering, Ph. D. Graduate Student
    April 2010.
  • James R. and Barbara R. Palmer Fellowship in Electrical Engineering
    Micah Gregory, Electrical Engineering, Ph. D. Graduate Student
    April 2010.
  • Received a Society of Penn State Electrical Engineers SPSEE Graduate Fellowship
    Frank Namin, Electrical Engineering, Ph. D. Graduate Student
    April 2010.
  • Received a Paul F. Anderson Graduate Fellowship in Electrical Engineering
    Jeremy Turpin, Electrical Engineering, M.S. Graduate Student
    April 2010.
  • Received a Paul F. Anderson Graduate Fellowship in Electrical Engineering
    Clinton Scarborough, Electrical Engineering, M.S. Graduate Student
    April 2010.
  • Winner of the 2009 Central Pennsylvania IEEE Chapter Student Paper Competition
    Zikri Bayraktar, Electrical Engineering, PhD Graduate Student
    Title of paper: Composite Planar Double-Sided AMC Surfaces for MIMO Applications.
  • Received an Anthony J. Ferraro Outstanding Research Award
    Micah Gregory, Electrical Engineering, M.S. Graduate Student
    May 2009. Photo1, Photo2, Photo3.
  • Recipient of the 2008 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Research Award
    Zikri Bayraktar, Electrical Engineering, Ph.D. Graduate Student
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  • Winner of the 2008 Central Pennsylvania IEEE Chapter Student Paper Competition
    Micah Gregory, Electrical Engineering, MS Graduate Student
    Title of paper: Design Validation of Prototype Ultra-wideband Linear Polyfractal Antenna Arrays. Read Paper
  • Winner of the 2007 Central Pennsylvania IEEE Chapter Student Paper Competition
    Jeremy Bossard, Electrical Engineering, PhD Graduate Student
    Title of paper: Terahertz Applications of Frequency Selective Surfaces: Analysis, Design, Fabrication and Testing. Read Paper
  • Received an Anthony J. Ferraro Outstanding Research Award
    Thomas Spence, Electrical Engineering, Ph.D. Graduate Student
    April 2007. Photo1, Photo 2.
  • Received Second Place Award in the 2007 Penn State University CERS Graduate Research Competition Read More
    Jeremy Bossard, Electrical Engineering, Ph.D. Graduate Student,
    Title of paper: Genetic Algorithm Synthesis of Planar Zero Index Metamaterials with Application to Electromagnetic Cloaking. Photos
  • Recipient of the 2006 R. W. P. King Award of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Read More
    Dr. Daniel W. Boeringer, Northrop Grumman Corporation
    Title of paper: Efficiency-Constrained Particle Swarm Optimization of a Modified Bernstein Polynomial for Conformal Array Excitation Amplitude Synthesis Read Paper

  • Winner of the 2006 Central Pennsylvania IEEE Chapter Student Paper Competition
    Thomas Spence, Electrical Engineering PhD Graduate Student
    Title of paper: Thinning of Aperiodic Antenna Arrays for Low Side-Lobe Levels and Broadband Operation Using Genetic Algorithms
    Read Abstract

  • Received an Anthony J. Ferraro Outstanding Research Award
    Jeremy Bossard, Electrical Engineering PhD Graduate Student
    April 2006. Photo1, Photo2, Photo3, Photo 4, Photo 5

  • Selected as a finalist in the 2005 IEEE AP-S International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation Student Paper Competition,
    Joshua Petko, Electrical Engineering PhD Graduate Student,
    Title of paper: Theoretical Formulation for an Electrically Small Microstrip Patch Antenna Loaded with Negative Index Materials. Read Paper

  • Winner of the 2005 Central Pennsylvania IEEE Chapter Student Paper Competition
    Joshua Petko, Electrical Engineering MS Graduate Student
    Paper Title: Theoretical Formulation for an Electrically Small Microstrip Patch Antenna Loaded with Negative Index Materials. Read Paper

  • Received an Anthony J. Ferraro Outstanding Research Award
    Joshua Petko, Electrical Engineering MS Graduate Student
    April 2005. Photo1 (Tony Ferraro), Photo2 (Josh Petko), Photo3 (Josh Petko)

  • Winner of the 2004 Central Pennsylvania IEEE Chapter Student Paper Competition,
    Matthew Bray, Electrical Engineering PhD Graduate Student,
    Paper Title: A Broadband Open-Sleeve Dipole Antenna Mounted Above a Tunable EBG AMC Ground Plane. Read Abstract

  • Received Arthur Glenn Summer Undergraduate Research Scholarship,
    Zikri Bayraktar, Electrical Engineering Undergraduate Honors Student,
    Summer 2004. Photo1, Photo2 (Doug Werner, Zikri Bayraktar)

  • Selected as a finalist in the 2004 IEEE AP-S International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation Student Paper Competition,
    Matthew Bray, Electrical Engineering PhD Graduate Student,
    Title of paper: A Broadband Open-Sleeve Dipole Antenna Mounted Above a Tunable EBG AMC Ground Plane. Read Paper

  • Received First Place Award in the 2004 Penn State University MINDBEND Graduate Research Competition,
    Josh Petko, Electrical Engineering MS Graduate Student,
    Title of paper: Genetic Algorithm Optimization of Fractal-Random Arrays. Photo, Read Paper

  • Received an Anthony J. Ferraro Outstanding Research Award,
    Douglas Kern, Electrical Engineering MS Graduate Student,
    April 2003. Photo (Doug Werner, Doug Kern, Tony Ferraro)
  • Received an Anthony J. Ferraro Outstanding Research Award,
    Matthew Bray, Electrical Engineering MS Graduate Student,
    April 2002. Photo (Doug Werner, Matt Bray, Tony Ferraro)

  • 2002 James M. Barnak Outstanding Senior Award, Penn State Chapter for the Eta Kappa Nu Honor Society
    Josh Petko, Electrical Engineering Undergraduate Honors Student,
    Photo (Josh Petko, John Mitchell, Ed Griebel)

  • Honorable Mention in 2002 Alton B. Zerby and Carl T. Koener National Outstanding Electrical Engineering Student Award
    Josh Petko, Electrical Engineering Undergraduate Honors Student,

  • 2nd Place in the 2002 IEEE Region 2 SAC Student Paper Competition,
    Josh Petko, Electrical Engineering Undergraduate Honors Student,
    Title of Entry: Dense 3-D Fractal Tree Structures as Miniature End-Loaded Dipole Antennas. Read Paper

  • 2nd Place in the 2002 Penn State Undergraduate Poster Exhibition,
    Josh Petko, Electrical Engineering Undergraduate Honors Student,
    Title of Entry: Fractal Trees and Spiral Antennas: How Structures in Nature Can Improve the Performance of Modern Communication Systems.

  • Selected as a finalist in the 2002 IEEE AP-S International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation Student Paper Competition,
    Alkim Akyurtlu, Electrical Engineering PhD Graduate Student
    Title of paper: A Novel FDTD Technique for Modeling Chiral Media.

  • Received an Anthony J. Ferraro Outstanding Research Award,
    Alkim Akyurtlu, Electrical Engineering PhD Graduate Student
    April 27, 2001.

  • Prize Winner of the Student Paper Competition in the 2000 Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society International Conference,
    Alkim Akyurtlu, Electrical Engineering PhD Graduate Student,
    Title of Paper: A New FDTD Scheme to Model Chiral Media.
    Photo (this photo was scanned from the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society Newsletter Vol. 15 - No.2, July 2000.)

  • Prize Winner in the 1998 Undergraduate Research Fair,
    Brian Barbisch
    , Computer Science and Mathematics Honors Program,
    Title of Entry: Evolution Unleashed on Antennas.

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