Arian Rahimi, current IMG member, has been awarded an IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) Graduate Fellowship for 2016. This fellowship is the highest honor IEEE MTT-S gives to top graduate students recognizing their research activities and promise in the area of microwave engineering. The title of his research proposal is: “Nanotechnology-Inspired Multi-Layer Conductors for High Performance Microwave Passive Components” under supervision of Dr. Y.K. Yoon.
He will be presented with the award during the Student Awards Luncheon at the 2016 IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS), San Francisco, CA which will be held May 22-27, 2016. The fellowship includes the financial assistance to the graduate student as well as the travel support to attend the IMS 2016 conference.
The UF Smart Mouthguard team won 2nd place in the International Contest of Global Youth Innovation Festival 2015.
The Global Youth Innovation Festival is an international competition for college students to promote the innovative spirits of youth, to construct collaboration platforms, and to increase applications. More than 120 teams participated in the contest and 12 finalist teams from 6 countries were invited to the finals held in Beijing, CN, October 25, 2015. The UF team represented the USA and won 2nd place out of the 12 finalist teams.
The UF team included:
Students: Justin Correll (ECE, Undergrad), Todd Schumann (ECE, Graduate), Sheng-Po Fang (ECE, Graduate)
Advisors: YK Yoon (ECE), Fong Wong (Dentistry)
Arian Rahimi, current IEEE Antenna and Propagation Society (AP-S) Doctoral Research Award. The IEEE AP-S awards up to 10 PhD fellowships each year to encourage students to pursue a career in the area of Electromagnetics. The awards are intended to support students involved in project work directed by a faculty member at their institution who is a member of the IEEE Antenna and Propagation Society. The title of his research is: "High Performance Conductor Architectures for Future Communication Systems" under supervision of Dr. Y.K. Yoon. members, have been received the 2015
The award selection is based on creativity and quality of the proposed project, discussion of the technical interests and skills of the student.
Camilo Velez Cuervo was awarded "Best Poster" for "Analysis of Microscale Permanent Magnets for Capturing Magnetic Particles in Biological Fluids" at the 2015 Frontiers in Biomagnetic Particles Conference in Telluride, CO. Congratulations to Camilo, Alexandra, and other co-authors!
The UF Smart Mouthguard team won 2nd place in the International Contest of Applications in Nano/Micro Technologies (iCAN 2015).
iCAN is an international competition for college students, to promote the innovative spirits of youth, to construct collaboration platforms, and to increase applications of nano-micro technology. More than 15,000 students participated in the contest and 19 finalist teams from 12 countries were invited to the finals held in Anchorage, AK, June 20 - 22, 2015. The UF team represented the USA and won 2nd place out of the 19 finalist teams.
The UF team included
Students: Justin Correll (ECE, Undergrad), Tim Ajmani (ECE, Undergrad), Troy Templin (BME, Undergrad), Sheng-Po Fang (ECE, Graduate)
Advisors: YK Yoon (ECE), Fong Wong (Dentistry), Huikai Xie (ECE)
Mohammad Malakooti and Hunter Spears of Dr. Henry Sodano's research group won the second place prize in the Florida Museum of Natural History's "The Elegance of Science" competition for their piece, titled "Nickel Nanoforest". Their artwork illustrated the resemblance between vertically aligned PZT (Lead Zirconate Titanate) nanowires electroplated with nickel nanoparticles and natural forest formations, as viewed from a scanning electron microscope. The competition aims to promote artistic creativity through the use of scientific research findings.
This artwork and all the entries can be viewed here: http://www.flmnh.ufl.
The NSF Multi-functional Integrated System Technology Center (MIST Center) held it’s Kickoff Meeting on Dec. 11-12, 2014. Led by IMG faculty Dr. Nishida and Dr. Arnold, and in partnership with UCF, the mission of the MIST Center is to facilitate integration of novel materials, processes, devices, and circuits into multi-functional systems through research partnerships between university, industry, and government stakeholders. With inaugural membership from eight organizations, the MIST Center selected 8 projects (6 at UF and 2 at UCF) to be conducted during 2015. The UF projects are:
For his research contributions in the field of multiphase flow and enhanced heat and mass transfer in micro structures.
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