Tentzeris Appointed Inaugural Ed and Pat Joy Chair in Antennas

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Manos M. Tentzeris, Ken Byers Professor in Flexible Electronics at the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Manos (Emnanouil) M. Tentzeris has been appointed the inaugural Ed and Pat Joy Chair in Antennas in the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), effective November 1, 2023.

Since 2016, Tentzeris has held the Ken Byers Professorship in flexible electronics in ECE. He joined the faculty in 1998 and leads the ATHENA Research Group.

Ed Joy, co-namesake of the endowment with his wife Pat, holds the title of professor emeritus in ECE. His tenure as a professor of electrical engineering in the School spanned from 1970 to 1998, with a specialization in near-field antenna measurements.

Tentzeris,a noteworthy first recipient of the title, boasts an extensive research portfolio covering many domains. His expertise spans 3D Printed RF electronics, antennas and modules, flexible and conformal electronics an phased antenna arrays up to sub-THz, origami and morphing electromagnetics, Highly Integrated/Multilayer Packaging for RF and Wireless Applications using ceramic and organic flexible materials, “green” paper-based RFIDs and sensors, nanostructures for RF, wireless sensors, energy harvesting and wireless power transfer/wireless power grids, reconfigurable intelligent metasurfaces, heterogeneous integration and SOP-integrated (UWB, multiband, conformal) antennas.

His body of work includes more than 850 papers in refereed Journals and Conference Proceedings, 5 books and 25 book chapters. Recognized for his significant contributions to wireless communications encompassing additively manufactured antenna arrays and RF modules as well as wireless power transfer, wireless sensors and microlocalization/RFIDs, he has been awarded three significant research accolades in recent years:

His influence extends beyond the Georgia Tech, as Tentzeris has served as a Distinguished Lecturer for three IEEE societies: IEEE Microwave Theory and Technology Society (MTT), the IEEE Council on Radio Frequency Identification, and IEEE Electronic Packaging Society (EPS), where he currently lectures.

In recognition of his exceptional contributions to flexible hybrid electronics and multilayer RF Modules, Tentzeris was honored as an IEEE Fellow by the Microwave Theory and Techniques in 2010 as well as a Fellow of the Electromagnetics Academy.

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