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ECpE student receives IEEE award

Yang Li

Yang LiElectrical engineering PhD candidate Yang Li has been selected to receive an IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Doctoral Research Award for his proposal “Design of a Non-Metallic, Low-Loss Metamaterial Planar Superlens at Microwave Frequency.” The award includes a $2,500 fellowship.

Li’s proposal involves creating a planar lens for super-resolution imaging (a ‘superlens’) by three-dimensional arrays of two sets of magneto-dielectric spheres arbitrarily arranged on a simple tetragonal lattice. He will receive his award at the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society meeting July 3-8, 2011, in Spokane, Washington. His thesis advisor is Nicola Bowler, associate professor of materials science and engineering.