UT ECE graduate student Yang Zhao has won the 2011 Best Student Paper award at the 2011 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Symposium , ranking in 1st place at the Student Paper Competition in Spokane this week, with the paper Broadband Circular Polarizers Using Plasmonic Metasurfaces. Zhao is supervised by Dr. Andrea Alù.
This is the largest conference worldwide on Antennas and Propagation, with hundreds of students participating in the competition. Zhao received her award July 7th in Spokane, Washington.
Other UT ECE students, also supervised by Dr. Alù, fared well in the competition too. Pai-Yen Chen was selected as a finalist, and Xing-Xiang Liu received an Honorable Mention award.