Scott Rudolph, graduate student in electrical engineering, was selected to
receive an IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Graduate Fellowship Award.
Only six such fellowships are awarded worldwide.
The Graduate Fellowship Program was established to recognize and provide
financial assistance to graduate students who show promise and interest in
pursuing a graduate degree in microwave engineering.
Scott has been exploring a new approach to developing metamaterials with
broad bandwidths of operation and reduced losses. He has demonstrated the
enhanced performance of these new metamaterials analytically, in simulation,
and through experiment, verifying subdiffraction focusing in free space at
frequencies as high as 10 GHz. The
superior performance of these volumetric NRI metamaterials will allow them
to be integrated into practical microwave focusing and antenna systems.
Future work will include developing novel microwave/antenna devices.
Scott received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from U-M
in 2006 and 2008 respectively,
and is currently working on his Ph.D. He began his research with his advisor
Prof. Tony Grbic, as a summer student under the University of Michigan's Research
Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program.
“We are all proud of Scott and the great strides he has made in research
these past three years," stated Prof. Grbic. "In his work, he has
successfully tackled the bandwidth and loss restrictions of earlier
metamaterial structures by pursuing an entirely new approach to metamaterial
Mr. Rudolph will be
presented with his award at the
International Microwave Symposium (IMS) this coming June 2009.