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IEEE AP-S Awards 2018

Each year the APS recognizes individuals or groups of individuals who have made an impact on technology or the society in distinct ways. The 2018 AP-S Awards are denoted by the Society's Field Awards and Best Paper Awards. The Field Awards recognize distinguished contributions based upon technical achievements and/or excellence in education and teaching. Recipients are determined based on nominations and recommendations from APS society members. The Best Paper Awards recognize outstanding contributions in the 2017 issues of the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, the Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, and the Antennas and Propagation Magazine. Papers are evaluated based on recommendations from reviewers and the journal editors.

The recipients of the 2018 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Field Awards are:

Distinguished Achievement Award

Lot Shafai
University of Manitoba

For contributions to singular electromagnetics, Moment Methods, reflector feeds and virtual arrays, wideband antennas, gain enhancement in miniaturized antennas and dielectric film circuits and antennas


Chen-To Tai Distinguished Educator Award

Stuart A. Long
University of Houston

For his commitment to electromagnetics education through teaching, research, and the development of programs to attract students into electromagnetics and engineering


John Kraus Award

W. D. Burnside and I. J. Gupta
The Ohio State University

For the design and development of compact test range reflectors with blended rolled edges


Donald G. Dudley Jr. Undergraduate Teaching Award

Soo Yong Lim
University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus

For modernizing the teaching of electromagnetics and for innovating its relevant curriculum design


Lot Shafai Mid-Career Distinguished Achievement Award

Diane Titz
Univ. Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France

For her contribution to the development of antenna solutions and integration at millimeter wave frequencies through innovative technologies and contributing to the access of young women to careers in STEM


Harrington-Mittra Award in Computational Electromagnetics

Qing Huo Liu
Duke University

For pioneering contributions to spectral and multiscale methods in computational electromagnetics, and to inverse scattering and imaging of complex media


The recipients of the 2017 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Best Paper Awards are:

Piergiorgio L. E. Uslenghi Letters Prize Paper Award

Byungje Lee and Yonghyun Yoon
Low-Profile, Low-Cost, Broadband Millimeter-Wave Antenna Array for High-Data-Rate WPAN Systems
IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, Vol. 16, pp. 1957-1960, 2017

R. W. P. King Paper Award

Matan Leibovich and Ehud Heyman
Beam Summation Theory for Waves in Fluctuating Media. Part I: The Beam Frame and the Beam-Domain Scattering Matrix
IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 65, No. 10, pp. 5431-5442, October 2017

Harold A. Wheeler Applications Prize Paper Award

Ding Nie and Bertrand M. Hochwald
Bandwidth Analysis of Multiport Radio Frequency Systems—Part I
IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 65, No. 3, pp. 1081-1092, March 2017

Sergei A. Schelkunoff Transactions Prize Paper Award

Han Guo, Yang Liu, Jun Hu, and Eric Michielssen
A Butterfly-Based Direct Integral-Equation Solver Using Hierarchical LU Factorization for Analyzing Scattering From Electrically Large Conducting Objects
IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation 65, no. 9 (2017): pages 4742-4750, September 2017

Edward E. Altshuler Prize Paper Award

Chengjun Zou, Withawat Withayachumnankul, Madhu Bhaskaran, Sharath Sriram, and Christophe Fumeaux
Dielectric Resonator Nanoantennas: A Review of the Theoretical Background, Design Examples, Prospects, and Challenges
IEEE Antennas & Propagation Magazine, Vol. 58, No. 6, pp. 30-42, December 2017