Posted February 21, 2012 Atlanta, GA
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
ECE M.S. student Outmane Lemtiri Chlieh has received a 2012 IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society BS/MS Scholarship.
A master's degree student in John Papapolymerou's research group, Mr. Chlieh works with CMOS Ultra-Wide-Band Active Baluns, an RF device that can convert a differential signal at the input to a single ended signal at the output. The advantage of active baluns compared to passive ones is that they provide some positive gain in order to compensate for any eventual loss, and CMOS offers the possibility of shrinking the size of a chip so that it can be used in a variety of applications. Some of these applications are connecting balanced devices such as television receivers, dipole antennas,or parallel wire transmission lines to unbalanced devices such as coaxial cables, coaxial transmission lines, or coaxial antenna systems.
About the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is one of eight schools and departments in the College of Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. All ECE undergraduate and graduate programs are in the top 10 of the most recent college rankings by U.S. News & World Report. Over 2,500 students are enrolled in the School’s graduate and undergraduate programs, and in the last academic year, 723 degrees were awarded.
Over 110 ECE faculty members are involved in 11 areas of research, education, and commercialization – bioengineering, computer systems and software, digital signal processing, electric power, electromagnetics, electronic design and applications, microsystems, optics and photonics, systems and controls, telecommunications, and VLSI systems and digital design.
About the Georgia Institute of Technology
The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the world's premier research universities. Ranked seventh among U.S. News & World Report's top public universities and the eighth best engineering and information technology university in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities, Georgia Tech’s more than 20,000 students are enrolled in its Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Business, and Sciences. Tech is among the nation's top producers of women and minority engineers. The Institute offers research opportunities to both undergraduate and graduate students and is home to more than 100 interdisciplinary units plus the Georgia Tech Research Institute.