Huff selected to participate in NAE's 2010 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium

Dr. Gregory H. Huff, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, will join a group of the nation's brightest young engineers who have been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering's (NAE) 16th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering (FOE) symposium.The group of engineers, ages 30 to 45, are considered to be performing exceptional engineering research and technical work in a variety of disciplines. The 87 participants from industry, academia and government were nominated by fellow engineers or organizations and chosen from approximately 265 applicants.Dr. Gregory H. Huff"As we face the challenges the next century brings, we will rely more than ever on innovative engineers," said NAE President Charles M. Vest. "The U.S. Frontiers of Engineering program is an opportunity for a diverse group of this country's most promising young engineers to gather together and discuss multidisciplinary ways of leading us into the economy of tomorrow."The symposium will be September 23-25 at the IBM Learning Center in Armonk, N.Y., and will examine cloud computing, autonomous aerospace systems, engineering and music, and engineering inspired by biology. A featured speaker will be Dr. Bernard S. Meyerson, IBM Fellow and vice president of innovation.Huff joined the electromagnetics and microwaves group in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in September 2006. He received his bachelor's, master's and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Other honors include receiving a PECASE (Presidential Early Career Award) from President Barack Obama; 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; the 2010 Donald G. Dudley, Jr. Undergraduate Teaching Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Antennas and Propagation Society; and 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.Sponsors for the 2010 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering are IBM, The Grainger Foundation, the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, U.S. Department of Defense, National Science Foundation, Microsoft Research and Cummins Inc.The National Academy of Engineering is an independent, nonprofit institution that serves as an adviser to government and the public on issues in engineering and technology. Its members consist of the nation's premier engineers, who are elected by their peers for their distinguished achievements. Established in 1964, NAE operates under the congressional charter granted to the National Academy of Sciences in 1863.To see a list of the recipients or for more information about Frontiers of Engineering visit