Posted November 8, 2012 Atlanta, GA
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Benjamin Cook has won a prestigious IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Doctoral Research Award. A Ph.D. student in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, he is advised by Emmanouil M. Tentzeris.
The title of Mr. Cook's work is "Inkjet-Printed Millimeter-Wave Antennas and Sensors for Smart Skin Applications." Printing is a century-old technology that has allowed for the mass re-production of patterns. By replacing the standard colored inks in printers with custom in-house electronic inks developed in Dr. Tentzeris' research group, wires, sensors, transistors, and antennas can be printed onto a wide variety of substrates such as paper. This technology allows for a breakthrough in manufacturing "smart skins," which are large printed wallpapers of cognitive sensors. These smart skins can sense strains or cracks on bridges, toxic gases in buildings, or the shelf-life of produce in grocery stores at a cost which isn't much higher than printing newspapers roll-to-roll.
In addition to a monetary award, Mr. Cook's achievement will be recognized in an upcoming issue of IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Magazine. Before pursuing his Ph.D. at Georgia Tech, he received his B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in 2010 and his M.A.Sc. in electrical engineering from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia in 2011.
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.