WNCG Student Ahmed Kord Wins IEEE MTTS Fellowship

Thursday, May 03, 2018

WNCG student Ahmed Kord won a 2018 Graduate Fellowship award from the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) for his research on Magnetless Circulators for Full-Duplex Radios.

Kord has been researching this topic at WNCG since 2015, advised by Prof. Andrea Alu. Their team hopes to develop “new concepts and circuit architectures for magnetless circulators based on spatio-temporal modulation (STM) of resonant three-port junctions.”

In 2017, Kord won the IEEE MTT-S student design competition for a project on a related topic.

MTT-S comprises over 10,500 members across 190 international chapters. The society awards its annual fellowship to fewer than 12 graduate students each year. Winners are exceptional researchers who show “promise and interest” in the field of RF and microwave engineering.

Kord is the first student representing The University of Texas at Austin to be selected. He will receive the $6000 fellowship prize as well as a certificate of recognition during the 2018 International Microwave Symposium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

A complete list of the winners for 2018 can be found on the MTT-S website.