Huff receives IEEE undergraduate teaching award

Dr. Gregory Huff, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received the 2010 Donald G. Dudley Jr. Undergraduate Teaching Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Antennas and Propagation Society.Dr. Gregory HuffHe is recognized "for creative and innovative approaches to electromagnetic education, undergraduate research experiences, and student mentoring."Huff joined the Electromagnetics and Microwaves group in the department in September 2006 as an assistant professor. He received his Ph.D., M.S. and B.S. degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Other honors include being named a PECASE (Presidential Early Career Award) recipient by President Barack Obama, receiving a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (NSF), a Young Scientist Award from L'Union Radio-Scientifique Internationale (URSI), the International Union of Radio Science, and receiving a Best Paper Award in Reconfigurable Hardware from the NASA/ESA (European Space Agency) Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems (AHS-2009).Huff's research interests include biologically inspired mechanisms and dynamic material systems (microfluidics, nanoparticles, etc.); the theory, design and application of reconfigurable antennas and circuits (sensors, phase shifters, filters, etc.); multifunctional (structural, electromagnetic, etc.) RF, microwave and millimeter-wave radiating systems and smart skins; studying the role of reconfigurable/multifunctional antennas in spread spectrum digital communication techniques; multiple antenna techniques; and the placement and electromagnetic interference (EMI) issues arising from the conformal integration high speed devices and radiators into host chassis.Recipients of the Donald G. Dudley, Jr. Undergraduate Teaching Award are expected to have made an outstanding contribution to undergraduate education in electromagnetics, whose impact extends beyond the individual's institution of employment. Criteria considered by the AP-S Awards Committee include (but are not limited to): • Development and implementation of teaching/learning tools that are or can be made available to students and instructors worldwide and have gained documented acceptance by students and professors; • Documented excellence in undergraduate teaching; • Involvement with and direction of undergraduate students to prepare them for successful engineering careers; • Curriculum development with inclusion of current research and knowledge that reflects the state of the art in courses, and • Authorship of educational material.