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IEEE AP-S Awards 2021

Each year the APS recognizes individuals or groups of individuals who have made an impact on technology or the society in distinct ways. The 2021 AP-S Awards are denoted by the Society's Field Awards and Best Paper Awards. The Field Awards recognize distinguished contributions based upon technical achievements and/or excellence in education and teaching. Recipients are determined based on nominations and recommendations from APS society members. The Best Paper Awards recognize outstanding contributions in the 2020 issues of the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, the Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, and the Antennas and Propagation Magazine. Papers are evaluated based on recommendations from reviewers and the journal editors.

2021 IEEE APS Field Awards

Distinguished Achievement Award

Arthur D. Yaghjian

Research Consultant in Electromagnetics, S4 Inc “For fundamental electromagnetic theory and applied electromagnetics leading to the advanced analysis, measurement, and development of modern antennas and scatterers.”


Chen-To Tai Distinguished Educator Award

Levent Sevgi

Professor of Engineering, Istanbul Okan University “In recognition of being an inspiring educator and mentor, and for developing useful electromagnetic engineering computational virtual tools.”


John Kraus Award

Zhi Ning Chen

Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore, Professor “For outstanding contributions to translational research of electromagnetic metamaterials for antenna engineering.”


Donald G. Dudley Jr. Undergraduate Teaching Award

Youssef Antoine Tawk

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, American University of Beirut “For innovation in teaching excellence, for his passionate and enthusiastic mentoring, and for advancing students’ education through technology-aided classes, experiments, projects and research.”


Lot Shafai Mid-Career Distinguished Achievement Award

Emily Porter

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin “For contributions to microwave medical technologies, standardizing the methodology for measuring the dielectric properties of biological tissues, and advocating for women in engineering.”


Harrington-Mittra Award in Computational Electromagnetics

Roberto D. Graglia

Professor of Electrical Engineering DET, Politecnico di Torino “For fundamental contributions to high-order Finite Methods in computational electromagnetics.”


2020 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Best Paper Awards

Piergiorgio L. E. Uslenghi Letters Prize Paper Award
Sharma, Shashwat, and Piero Triverio. "SLIM: A well-conditioned single-source boundary element method for modeling lossy conductors in layered media." IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters 19, no. 12 (2020): 2072-2076.

R. W. P. King Paper Award
Virk, Usman Tahir, and Katsuyuki Haneda. "Modeling human blockage at 5G millimeter-wave frequencies." IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation 68, no. 3 (2019): 2256-2266.

Harold A. Wheeler Applications Prize Paper Award
Ma, Ruyu, and Nader Behdad. "Broadband, Small-Aperture Direction-Finding Array With Azimuth and Elevation Estimation Capability." IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation 68, no. 4 (2019): 3163-3175.

Sergei A. Schelkunoff Transactions Prize Paper Award
Yaghjian, Arthur D. "Stellar speckle and correlation functions derived from classical wave expansions for spherical antennas." arXiv e-prints (2019): arXiv-1910.

Edward E. Altschuler AP-S Magazine Prize Paper Award
Hanson, George W. "Aspects of quantum electrodynamics compared to the classical case: Similarity and disparity of quantum and classical electromagnetics." IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine 62, no. 4 (2020): 16-26.