Posted October 24, 2011 Atlanta, GA
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
A group of Georgia Tech faculty and students from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) won the Student Best Paper Award at the 8th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring. The workshop was held September 13-15, 2011 in Stanford, Calif.
The award winning paper entitled, "Sensing Resolution and Measurement Range of a Passive Wireless Strain Sensor," was written by ECE Professor Emmanouil M. (Manos) Tentzeris, his current Ph.D. student James Cooper, his former Ph.D. student Terence Wu who now works at DirecTV, CEE Ph.D. students Chunhee Cho and Xiaohua Yi who are both co-advised by Dr. Tentzeris, visiting M.S.C.E. student Gabriel Lantz, CEE Assistant Professor Yang Wang, and CEE Professor Roberto Leon.
The team's paper introduces a new generation of inkjet-printed wireless passive strain sensors. This technology could find numerous applications in conformal wireless "smart skins" by monitoring the structural health of bridges, large buildings, and aircraft and by allowing for a 24/7 evaluation of structural integrity in a completely passive/zero-power way. This approach could have tremendous impact in the prevention of structure collapses, detection and early prevention of cracks, and status evaluations of earthquake- or hurricane-struck areas.
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.