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Electromagnetic simulation award winners announced

Two scientific papers from East Asia and one from Germany/USA are the winners of the CST University Publication Award 2015 -- an annual prize given to university institutes and researchers for published papers involving applications of electromagnetic simulation.

Computer Simulation Technology AG (CST) sponsors the awards in order to recognise the importance of work by university researchers and academics. The winners receive extensions and upgrades to their CST Studio Suite installations. Information on the upcoming University Publication Award 2016 can be found at the CST corporate website.

For papers to be considered for an award: they must be authored or co-authored by university researchers; they must have been published either in scientific journals or conference proceedings; and the numerical results must be entirely or partly obtained through simulations using CST software.

Originality of application and theory, clarity of presentation, and the skilful use of CST software, are all assessed as part of the judging. A special award is also given for short papers, of four pages or fewer, to acknowledge the importance of short conference papers in promoting the practical applications of simulation.

Dr Martin Timm, director of global marketing at CST, paid tribute to the outstanding quality of the contributions as well as the vast range of interesting and novel areas of application. ‘This is testament to the importance of universities and their students in research,’ he concluded.

The winning papers are:

60-GHz Thin Broadband High-Gain LTCC Metamaterial-Mushroom Antenna Array, Wei Liu, Zhi Ning Chen, and Xianming Qing, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation; Volume: 62, Issue: 9, September 2014, pp 4592 – 4601 (Institute for Infocom Research, A*STAR, Singapore)

A Compact Planar Printed MIMO Antenna Design, Saber Soltani and Ross D. Murch, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Volume: 63, Issue: 3, March 2015, pp 1140-1149 (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Kowloon, Hong Kong)

Helical Plasmonic Nanostructures as Prototypical Chiral Near-Field Sources; Martin Schäferling, Xinghui Yin, Nader Engheta, and Harald Giessen; American Chemical Society Photonics; 2014; pp 530-537 (University of Stuttgart, Germany and the University of Pennsylvania, USA).

The Short Paper Award went to:

Electromagnetic Evaluation of HTS RF Coils for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance; T. Yamada, A. Saito, S. Oikawa, K. Koshita, M. Takahashi, H. Maeda and S. Ohshima (Yamagata University, Japan).

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