Manos Tentzeris Wins IET Best Paper Honors

Emmanouil M. (Manos) Tentzeris and his colleagues will receive the 2013 IET Microwaves, Antennas, and Propagation Premium Award. This award honors the best paper published in this journal during the last two years, and the team will be recognized at the 2013 IET Achievement Awards in London on November 20.

A professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech, Dr. Tentzeris and his team will be recognized for their paper, "Design and Fabrication of Ultra-Low Cost Radio Frequency Identification Antennas and Tags Exploiting Paper Substrates and Ink Jet Printing Technology," which appeared in the June 2011 issue of IET Microwaves, Antennas, and Propagation. The paper discusses the first RFID-enabled wireless sensors on paper, plastics, and other flexible/wearable substrates. This technology could set the foundation for the truly scalable Internet of Things and "smart skin" topologies for structural health monitoring systems such as bridges, aircraft, and other large structures. It could also enable the development of wearable and implantable biomonitoring systems and be applied to logistics, tracking, smart energy systems, and food and water quality monitoring using truly recyclable green configurations.

Dr. Tentzeris' coauthors are Giulia Orecchini, Federico Alimenti, Valeria Palazzari, and Luca Roselli–all of the University of Perugia in Italy– and Amin Rida, an ECE Ph.D. graduate of Dr. Tentzeris' research group who now works with Northrop Grumman.

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