Prof. Anand Gopinath has been awarded the 2017 Microwave Application Award of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) for his contributions to the analysis of microstrip lines and their discontinuities.
Microstrip lines are widely used in high frequency circuits and the generic form is a printed line on a dielectric substrate with a ground plane. This citation recognizes the early vectorial solutions of wave propagation in these lines and also the calculation of phase shift through different types of discontinuities.
Dr. Gopinath has also published papers on microstrip losses and resonators, and in the microwave active circuits area. He has also contributed novel components for photonic integrated circuits, and more recently to the area of RF coils in Magnetic Resonant Imaging systems.
Prof. Gopinath earned his doctoral degree in electrical engineering from the University of Sheffield (UK) in 1965. His research areas include MRI systems, RF/microwave applications, analog RF/microwave circuits, metamaterials, photonic systems and devices, integrated and nano optics, and optoelectronics. He has previously been honored as Fellow of IET (London, 1982), IEEE (1990), and OSA (2002).
The Microwave Application Award was instituted to recognize an individual for an outstanding application of microwave theory and techniques such as the creation of a new device, component or technique, or novel use of a device or component.
The award will be conferred at the annual Society Awards Banquet scheduled for June 2017 at the International Microwave Symposium to be held in Honolulu, Hawaii.