This fall term, Jake Smith was been named the 2018 winner of the 2018 William Brown Fellowship for his work on wireless power transfer. Jake is currently working on a microwave power transfer demo, building a rectenna for a 5.8 GHz system magnetron-based system. An ORS alum, Jake is also serving as a mentor for the ORS Haiti-RELAY team, which is bringing low-cost electrical solutions to the poor in developing countries. Jake received his BSEE in Spring 2018.
The William Brown Fellowship was established in 2013 at Georgia Tech by friends and family of William Brown, the father of wireless power transfer. This year, a generous grant from the Space Solar Power Institute is being used with the fellowship to fund a graduate research assistantship dedicated to wireless power transfer work.