2022 Best CERF Poster and Three Minute Thesis Winners

Posted: September 6, 2022
student presenting research poster to 2 observers

The 13th Annual Consortium on Electromagnetics and Radio Frequencies (CERF) Meeting occurred Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at The Ohio State University’s ElectroScience Laboratory (ESL). Four sessions were held throughout the day focusing on the research performed at ESL on navigation and sensing, EM modeling and measurements, microelectronics, and millimeter waves and photonics, that were fully or partially funded by the Consortium. Majority of the presenters were ESL graduate students that presented either a poster during the poster sessions or a three minute thesis (3MT) summarizing their research. Over the four technical sessions, 24 posters were presented, and 16 were presented by students and eligible for the poster competition. This was the first year thesis presentations were done in-person at  the CERF meeting, and 11 students presented.



student presenting in conference room

Presenters had a chance to network not only with their peers and other ESL researchers and faculty, but also with the representatives of CERF Affiliates, who had the task of selecting top five based on the academic content (accuracy, methodology), appeal to audience (their rationale and comprehension) and overall quality (flow of the presentation, supporting images). The first, second and third place presenters receive $500, $300 and $200 of monetary prize respectively along with a certificate acknowledging their successful presentation.





Congratulations to the Poster Contest Winners:

2 students presenting posters to observers
  • First place: Jacob Compaleo, Spectral Domain Sparse Representation for DOA Estimation of Signals with Large Dynamic Range
  • Second place: Justin Kuric, Development of a Software Defined Antenna Electronic (SDAE) System
  • Third place: Dustin Horton, Comparison of Time-Series-Soil Moisture Retrieval Bounds Using S-Band Backscatter from the SMEX02 Campaign



3 students at front of full conference room being presented awards by director

Congratulations to the 3MT winners:

  • First place: Trevor Dean, Improved Phase Modular for Outphasing Transmitters
  • Second place: Indranil Nayak, Forecasting Electromagnetic Fields Using Dynamic Mode Decomposition (DMD): A Data-Driven Approach
  • Third place: Connor Jenkins, Magnetoinductive Waveguides for Wireless Body Area Networks




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