Awards

Seahee Hwangbo wins the Gator Engineering Attribute Award

Congratulations to Seahee Hwangbo for winning the Gator Engineering Attribute Awards for the 2018-2019 academic year in the category of professional excellence. She was selected for exemplifying the attribute of professional excellence with her strong record of research performance. Considered the greatest distinction of any student award given by the UF Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, the Gator Engineering Attribute Awards are intended to provide an ideal guide for all members of the Gator Engineering community.

Keisha Castillo-Torres Receives Diversity Impact Award

IMG would like to congratulate IMG member and Graduate student, Keisha Castillo-Torres, on receiving this year’s University of Florida Dr. J Michael Rollo Diversity Impact Award! Keisha is the sole UF graduate student recipient for this year’s award which recognizes inspiring students who demonstrate leadership by committing to actively create a more diverse and inclusive campus community. This is the third straight year a HWCOE Ph.D. student has been nominated and won the UF award. 

Dr. Tabrizian Receives the ECE Excellence Award for Teaching

On April 8th, the IMG Faculty Member and ECE Assistant Professor, Roozbeh Tabrizian, received the ECE Excellence Award for Teaching. The Electrical and Computer Engineering College awards one faculty award per year in each of three categories: Research, Teaching and Service. We would like to congratulate Dr. Tabrizian on this accomplishment!

Dr. Xie Elected SPIE Fellow

We congratulate Dr. Xie for being elected as a SPIE Fellow!

The annual recognition of Fellows provides an opportunity for SPIE to acknowledge Members for their outstanding technical contributions and service to SPIE. Dr. Xie was awarded for his achievements in optical MEMS & optical endoscopic imaging.

More detailed information is available here and on SPIE website.

Dr. Tabrizian Receives $500K NSF CAREER Award

We congratulate Dr. Roozbeh Tabrizian for receiving an NSF CAREER Award for his project, “Active Nano-Acoustic Waveguide Matrix to Tackle Signal Processing Limits: Enabling Wideband and Nonreciprocal Integrated Communication Beyond the UHF.”

Dr. Tabrizian’s five-year, $500K grant will support his research on novel germanium-based nano-acoustic signal processors that enhance access to radio spectrum resources. These novel processors will work towards alleviating radio spectrum overcrowding due to scarcity, as well as enable ultra-fast data communication, required for emerging amenities in a modern society.

More detailed information is available here and on nsf.gov.

Daniel Alabi, Nicolas Garraud and John Varela won the Best Poster and the Best Demo Awards at the MIST 2017 Fall Meeting

Congratulations to Daniel Alabi, Nicolas Garraud and John Varela for winning the Best Poster and the Best Demo Awards at the MIST 2017 Fall Meeting for their project "Chip-Scale MEMS Receivers for Low-Power Wireless Charging."

Advisors: Dr. Alexandra Garraud and Dr. David Arnold

Dr. Xie named 2018 IEEE Fellow

Professor Huikai Xie from the Interdisciplinary Microsystem Group was elevated as an IEEE Fellow 2018. IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. Dr. Xie was awarded for his distinguished contributions to micro-electromechanical optical scanning systems. IMG extends its warmest congratulations!

For more information, please visit IEEE Fellow News and the newly elevated fellow list.

Jose Varillas won the UF Health Cancer Center Research Day Predoctoral Poster Award

Jose Varillas received the UF Health Cancer Center Research Day Predoctoral Poster Award.

Congratulations to Jose Varillas for winning the Predoctoral Poster Award at UF Health Cancer Research day for his poster "Isolation, Detection, and Analysis of Circulating Tumor Cells in Microfluidic Devices for Monitoring Pancreatic Cancer Treatment Response." 

2016-2017 IMG Awards

Congratulations to Mayur Ghagte, Seahee Hwangbo, Camilo Vélez and Xiao Wen for winning the first edition of the IMG Awards for 2016-2017. The IMG Awards recognize outstanding achievements and contributions of student members in our organization. The research awards honor the exceptional academic impact the students have made in their field, and the service awards acknowledge the hard work the students have put into improving and maintaining the quality of IMG.

  •  Mayur Ghagte, Seahee Hwangbo and Camilo Vélez won the IMG Excellence in Research.
  •  Camilo Vélez and Xiao Wen won the IMG Excellence in Service.

Dr. Alex Phipps, selected as one of the Top Scientists and Engineers of the Year by the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research Development and Acquisition

Dr. Alex Phipps, 2010 ECE PhD and IMG alumnus was selected as one of the Top Scientists and Engineers of the Year by the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research Development and Acquisition.  Congratulations Alex!

•Dr. Alex Phipps: Selected in the Emergent Engineer Investigator category for his accomplishments in advancing wireless underwater power transfer technologies. “What we’re doing is looking to find a way for unmanned underwater vehicles to persist underwater for much greater periods of time and still be able to perform their mission without having to surface,” Phipps said. 

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