Tolga Dinc wins a prestigious IEEE MTT-S Graduate Fellowship

March 09, 2016

Tolga Dinc, a Ph.D. student in Prof. Harish Krishnaswamy’s Columbia high-Speed and MmWave IC (CoSMIC) Lab has been awarded an IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) Graduate Fellowship for 2016. This is the highest honor that the IEEE MTT-S gives to top graduate students recognizing their research activities and promise in microwave engineering. Tolga is the third Columbia Ph.D. student, and the second CoSMIC Lab member, to have won this prestigious award since 2013. Tolga will be presented with the award at the 2016 IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS), which will be held May 17-22 in San Francisco, California.

Tolga won the award for his research proposal entitled “Rethinking of the Antenna-Circuit Boundary for Enabling Millimeter-Wave Full-Duplex Wireless Communication”. His proposal is based on his award-winning paper at the 2015 IEEE RFIC Symposium which reported the first mm-Wave full-duplex transceiver that can transmit and receive simultaneouslyat the same frequency. Extending his previous research efforts in CoSMIC Lab, Tolga’s proposal focuses on developing “smart “ full-duplex antenna-circuit interfaces and transceiver architectures to support mm-Wave non-light-of-sight (NLOS) full-duplex wireless communication which can be an enabling technology for 5G and beyond (xG).

The IEEE MTT-S Graduate Fellowship also recognizes the several honors and awards that Tolga received in the past, including the IEEE RFIC Symposium Best Student Paper Award (1st Place) in 2015, the 2012 Sabanci University Gursel Sonmez Research Award (the highest honor for engineering graduate students (MS or Phd) in Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey), and the IEEE MTT-S Undergraduate/Pre-Graduate Scholarship Award in 2010. So far Tolga has authored/co-authored more than 20 peer reviewed papers in the areas of RF/mm-Wave/THz circuits, antennas and systems.