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The Antennas and Propagation Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers recently awarded its 2011-2012 doctoral research award to Min Liang, a PhD student in the UA department of electrical and computer engineering.
The annual award is only given to a few students worldwide and is based on their current research achievements and potential to become future leaders in the electromagnetics research community.
"I'm so honored to receive this award," Liang said. "It is not only a recognition of my recent work, but also an encouragement for me to continue to do my best in the future." The award includes a $2,500 fellowship.
Electrical and computer engineering doctoral student Min Liang, left, and his PhD supervisor, ECE associate professor Hao Xin, who is director of the UA Millimeter Wave Circuits and Antennas Laboratory.
Hao Xin, an associate professor in the electrical and computer engineering department who has been Liang's PhD supervisor since August 2010, said Liang showed impressive research capability and a superb work ethic. "He is one of the rare students that work in the lab 7 days a week with endless enthusiasm," Xin said.
"This recognition exemplifies the high-quality research performed at the University of Arizona," said Xin, who added that Liang's work in the area of terahertz technology will "contribute significantly to the next frontier for wireless sensing and communication."