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Jungsuek Oh, EE Grad Student, awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship

Oh's research focuses on designing highly miniaturized planar antennas with vertical polarization and high radiation efficiency. | Short Read
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IMAGE:  Jungsuek Oh holds a balanced-type low-profile miniaturized antenna with high efficiency, a device he built over the past year. He is standing in the anechoic chamber.

Jungsuek Oh, a graduate student in the Electrical Engineering program, received a Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship to support his research while he completes his dissertation on Miniaturized and Structurally Embedded Antennas for Small Wireless Platforms. The Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship is awarded to outstanding doctoral candidates in the final stages of their program.

Mr. Oh’s research focuses on achieving miniaturized power efficient antennas with multi-functionality for very small wireless devices by developing new approaches for such antennas, validating the approaches, fabricating these antennas and embedding them in small platforms.

“Although there have been significant efforts towards antenna miniaturization,” explains Jungsuek, “the performance enhancement of miniaturized antennas is still required for modern compact wireless systems. The first focus of my research is to design highly miniaturized planar antennas with vertical polarization and high radiation efficiency. Secondly, I developed a novel approach that allows significant size reduction of circularly polarized antennas with high radiation efficiency. Finally, embedding these miniaturized antennas in a small wireless platform enables new multi-functionality such as polarization and radiation diversities as well as dual-band operation, which have not been able to be implemented in the past due to spatial limitations or heavy weight.”

His thesis advisor is Prof. Kamal Sarabandi, Rufus S. Teesdale Professor of Engineering and Director of the Radiation Laboratory.

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