Bae wins Student Challenge Award at premier RF and microwave event in Europe

BaeJuseok Bae, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, won the Student Challenge Award at the 2015 European Microwave Week (EuMW), the premier RF and microwave event in Europe.

The Student Challenge is an opportunity for undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. students from all over the world with a variety of academic backgrounds, to work together on a specific topic in the wide and challenging field of microwaves. The aim is to promote innovative thinking, teamwork and proactive behavior.

Bae, whose advisor is Dr. Cam Nguyen, led a team that included three other graduate students from Telecom ParisTech University, Paris, France; Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden; and Petersburg Electrotechnical University, St. Petersburg, Russia.

Their poster was titled “Phased Array Formation using Drones for Space Applications.” In their presentation they proposed the visionary idea of using “drones” capable of short-range sensing for individual space explorations and then combining them using the “RFIC phased-array” concept for directive and long-range communications with orbital satellites that could lead to better and multi-functional capability, agility, mobility, adaptability and performance, lower cost and lighter weight, as compared to using conventional robot-based space explorations. This is a concept Bae has been working on in his research with Nguyen.

Bae received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical and electronic engineering from Soon Chun Hyang University in Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea. His research interests include CMOS/BiCMOS integrated circuits and systems for RF, microwave and millimeter-wave applications.

EuMW, a six-day event, brings industry and academia together for three cutting edge conferences and an exciting trade and technology exhibition featuring leading players from across the globe. EuMW provides access to the very latest products, research and initiatives in the microwave secto and offers the opportunity for face-to-face interaction with those driving the future of microwave technology.

For more on the conference, visit the EuMW website.