Prof. Durgin is currently out of the office, serving on the Technical Advisory Group of HRL Laboratories. He will be back in the office on Friday.
Once again, we are proud to present the “GTPG in a Word Cloud” 2018 edition. This is where all of our research paper publications are fed into a word cloud to give an overview of what we worked on last year. Compare this to the 2017 edition. In 2018, “RFID”, “power”, and “antennas” reigned supreme. Picture courtesy www.wordclouds.com.
Jake Smith and Emily Backer graduated with their MSEE this May. Both helped tremendously with the microwave power transfer work in the lab, with Jake working on energy-harvesting circuits to drive sample light display and Emily designing a thin, holographic reflector arrays for high-powered sources. Jake now joins Texas Instruments in Dallas, TX while Emily is staying local in Duluth, GA as she starts a position at ViaSat. Congratulations on the great contributions you both made to our program as well as the new jobs with top-notch companies!
We should also note that Zach Silva successfully completed his MSEE, as noted earlier, but will be returning to GT for the PhD program in the Fall.
Congratulations to Fanpeng Kong on his new article entitled, “An Adaptive Impedance Matching Transmitter for a Wireless Intraoral Tongue-Controlled Assistive Technology,” which has been published in the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II. This work documents a new multi-frequency transmission technique for an in-mouth sensor that adapts its impedance as a function of frequency and environment — a useful technique with applications in all other sorts of wireless venues.