Papapolymerou Wins Best Paper Honors

ECE Associate Professor John Papapolymerou (l) wit

ECE Associate Professor John Papapolymerou (l) with Ph.D. student Yuan Li

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ECE Associate Professor John Papapolymerou received the Best Paper Award in the active circuits area at the 2008 IEEE Asia Pacific Microwave Conference. The conference took place December 16-19 in Hong Kong, China.

The award winning paper is entitled "Power Combining Multiplier Using HBV Diodes at 260 GHz." The goal of this research is to develop low cost THz (>200 GHz) circuits, including signal sources, mixers, filters, and antennas by using wafer-level silicon micromachining techniques. It is expected that low-cost THz systems will be used in radio astronomy, remote sensing of the environment, and ultra-wideband communications. They could also be used in biological and chemical applications, such as anti-terrorism devices and detection of chemical/biological agents.

Dr. Papapolymerou specializes in the electromagnetics and electronic design and application areas, and he leads the Microwave Circuit Technology Group (MCTG). Paper co-authors include Peter Kirby, a Ph.D. graduate from the MCTG, and Yuan Li, a current Ph.D. student in the group. Jeffrey Hesler and Qun Xiao are from the Department of ECE at the University of Virginia and Virginia Diodes, Inc.

Last revised August 1, 2017