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WNCG Launches 6G@UT Research Center

July 7, 2021
PRESS RELEASE: New 6G Research Center Unites Industry Leaders and UT Wireless Experts Teaming up with industry titans including Samsung, NVIDIA, and more, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin are launching 6G@UT, a new research center to lay the groundwork for 6G, the next generation of wireless technology.
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Prof. Nanshu Lu of Texas Aerospace Engineering Joins WNCG

Oct. 12, 2018
WNCG is happy to announce our newest faculty member, Prof. Nanshu Lu! Prof. Lu joins us from The University of Texas at Austin’s Departments of Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering. She has been with the University of Texas at Austin since 2011 and currently holds the title of Associate Professor. Prof. Lu's research focuses on the mechanics and manufacture of flexible, stretchable, and bio-integrated electronics. Her research team, comprised of 11 PhD students and one postdoctoral researcher, concentrates on four major areas: mechanics of flexible and stretchable structures,
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WNCG Student Ahmed Kord Wins IEEE MTTS Fellowship

May 3, 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.
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WNCG Introduces New Affiliate Membership Level

Feb. 17, 2015
Effective February 2015, WNCG is pleased to announce the introduction of a new Level III membership option in its Industrial Affiliate Program. The Industrial Affiliate Program allows companies to become stakeholders in WNCG and to participate in the growth and direction of the center. Initially founded to significantly lower the cost of pre-competitive research for each sponsor, the program maximizes benefits to each sponsoring company.
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Student Tianyang Bai awarded Qualcomm Roberto Padovani Fellowship

Feb. 10, 2015
In recognition of his outstanding performance as a summer intern, Qualcomm awarded WNCG Ph.D. student Tianyang Bai the Roberto Padovani Fellowship.  The fellowship was created in 2008 to recognize Qualcomm’s corporate research and development interns who demonstrate superior technical performance during their summer internship. Roberto Padovani was Qualcomm’s chief technology officer for nearly 10 years and was a leading innovator for the company.
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WNCG Alum Karl Nieman and NI Create First 100-Antenna Massive MIMO Base Station Model

Feb. 2, 2015
Modern communication systems rely on multiple antennas that enhance the performance of network links using a series of techniques known as Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO). However, new technology is needed to meet the demands of a rapidly increasing number of wireless devices and enable the next generation of cellular systems. Known as Massive MIMO, this adaptation of traditional MIMO techniques presents challenges to research and development teams worldwide. 
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Prof. Andrea Alù featured on UT Game Changers

Jan. 8, 2015
Join Prof. Andrea Alù as he shares insight into his work with metamaterials, light and an "invisibility cloak." 
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Up in the Air: The Drone Revolution

Dec. 9, 2014
By Andrew Roush, originally featured in the Alcalde.  The drone revolution isn’t coming—it’s already here. Can UT expertise help us navigate the future?
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Prof. Andrea Alù Awarded $359K NSF Grant

Sept. 25, 2014
Reciprocity is a general symmetry property that applies to the vast majority of materials. If an antenna transmits towards a specific direction, it must also receive signals from that same direction. To protect sources and improve communication systems, it is desirable to build components not bound by reciprocity requirements that can transmit and receive signals in the same channel without interference.
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Prof. Andreas Gerstlauer Awarded $488K for CPS Research

Sept. 19, 2014
Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) promise great advances to society in fields such as transportation and healthcare. CPS are computer systems that interact directly with the physical world, such as in robotics or self-driving cars. The challenge, according to WNCG Prof. Andreas Gerstlauer, is these systems must operate within tight constraints imposed by their physical environment. They must be able to complete tasks on time and with minimal overhead in a real-world environment.