Leslie Lestinsky | September 23, 2019
Ding Nie made quite the headway as a Department of Electrical Engineering (NDEE) graduate student. He came to NDEE to further his education after earning his bachelor of engineering degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, leading in the top 3% of his graduating class. Ding earned his Ph.D. in 2016 and is currently working as an RF system integration engineer for Apple. His steadfast graduate work and research propelled him into further innovative wireless research in his career. His significant contributions to collaborative advancements in wireless technologies will carry humanity into the next generation of wireless communication.
Ding has received two prestigious awards this year. One is from the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Antennas and Propagation Society for the 2018 Harold A. Wheeler Applications Prize Paper. Co-written with NDEE Professor Bert Hochwald, “Bandwidth Analysis of Multiport Radio Frequency Systems—Part I,” was recognized as the best applications paper published in IEEE Transactions on Antenna and Propagation Journal in 2017. In their paper, Bert and Ding looked at an open question of what is the maximum achievable bandwidth over which coupled radio-frequency systems can communicate.
The more recent award Ding has been honored with is the 2018 Marconi Society’s Paul Baran Young Scholar Award, for his work in developing models and systems to greatly increase throughput in wireless systems. He focused on turning coupling from a throughput liability into an asset and developed new throughput bounds for today’s multi-antenna systems. This theory allows engineers to understand the interplay of coupling and bandwidth. His work guides the design of antennas and circuits that will lead to increased throughput and faster wireless communications for consumers across the globe.
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