E.T.S. Walton Awards for CTVR

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09 December 2011

Two high-calibre international scientists will join CTVR for 2012, supported by E.T.S. Walton awards from SFI.

Dr Marc Hodes from Tufts University will join the CTVR Thermal team in UL. Dr. Hodes’ area of interest is heat and mass transfer, often in the context of the thermal management of electronics or efficient use or generation of energy.

Allen Mackenzie from Virginia Tech will join the Wireless team at TCD. His interests are in the areas of Wireless Communications, Multihop Wireless Networks, Applications of Game Theory and Decision Theory, Sensor Networks, Mobility Modeling.

Marc and Allen will strengthen CTVR’s collaborations with Virginia Tech and will initiate a new collaboration with Tufts, as well as enhancing the CTVR research programme.

Matthias John wins CST University Publication Award 2011

CST  09 December 2011




A CTVR paper authored by researchers at DIT has been awarded a prestigious top university short paper award for 2011 by CST. The paper is titled “Miniature Ceramic Dual-PIFA Antenna to Support Band Group 1 UWB Functionality in Mobile Handset” and was published in IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, January 2011.


The Antenna team at DIT also won this award in 2008 when the winning paper was “Wideband Reconfigurable Rolled Planar Monopole Antenna”, prepared in collaboration with Prof. Zhi Ning Chen of the Institute for Infocomm Research I2R, Singapore.


The CST University Publication Award is an annual grant to university institutes and researchers for their work in the application of 3D EM field simulation. Submissions are evaluated on a number of criteria including originality of the application or the theory, clarity of presentation, as well as the skilful usage of CST software features. There is a special award for short papers which acknowledges the importance of short conference papers in promoting the practical application of simulation. Papers must be authored or co-authored by university researchers, published either in scientific journals or conference proceedings, and the numerical results are entirely or in part obtained through simulation using CST software products.


For more information on the CST award see here: