Ryan Bahr was chosen for the Best Student Poster Paper Award at the GOMACTech 2016 Conference, held March 14-17 in Orlando, Florida. He will be presented with the award at the 2017 GOMACTech Conference, to be held March 20-23 in Reno, Nevada.
Bahr is a Ph.D. student in the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). He shares this honor with his three coauthors, fellow ECE Ph.D. students Jimmy Hester and John Kimionis, and ECE Professor Emmanouil M. (Manos) Tentzeris, who serves as the Ph.D. advisor for all three students and is the Ken Byers Professor in Flexible Electronics.
Their poster paper, “Additively Manufactured Flexible & Origami-Reconfigurable RF Sensors,” dealt with using novel wireless communication, sensor, and energy harvesting modules on low-cost substrates like paper, plastics, and fabrics, using in-house developed inkjet- and 3D-printed techniques. These modules could find numerous applications in the areas of defense, quality of life, biomonitoring, food quality monitoring, logistics, and the Internet of Things.
GOMACTech primarily reviews developments in microcircuit applications for government systems. Established in 1968, the conference has focused on advances in systems developed by the U.S. Department of Defense and other government agencies. It is also used to announce major government microelectronics initiatives and provides a forum for government reviews.