John Papapolymerou Tapped for Ken Byers Professorship

Atlanta, GA

John Papapolymerou has been appointed as a Ken Byers Professor, effective August 1.

Dr. Papapolymerou joined the faculty of the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) in 2001 after spending two years at the University of Arizona. He leads the Microwave Circuit Technology Group, where he currently advises eight Ph.D. students, one master’s student, and one research engineer. Dr. Papapolymerou and his team develop micromachining techniques and RF MEMS devices for use in high-speed electronics, as well as system-on-a-chip and system-on-a-package technologies for microwave, mm-wave and THz circuits, antennas, and systems. He has also served as associate director of the Georgia Electronic Design Center since 2011.

Dr. Papapolymerou has published over 340 refereed journal and conference publications with his students and peers, and he serves as the editor-in-chief for the IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters. His students have received numerous best paper and best poster awards at IEEE conferences and have also earned very competitive graduate and undergraduate fellowships from the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) and the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S). He also currently serves as a member of the Periodical Review Advisory Committee of IEEE and as a member of the IEEE MTT Administrative Committee.

Elected an IEEE Fellow in 2011, Dr. Papapolymerou received the 2012 IEEE AP-S H.A. Wheeler Prize Paper Award, the 2010 IEEE AP-S John Kraus Antenna Award, the 2009 IEEE MTT-S Outstanding Young Engineer Award, and the 2009 ECE Junior Faculty Member Award. He is also a past recipient of the NSF CAREER Award and Army Research Office Young Investigator Award. 


Last revised August 1, 2017