Honors and Awards

Awards Received by Anthony Grbic

Awards Received by Group Members


Awards Received by Anthony Grbic

A. Grbic, Finalist, IET A.F. Harvey Prize (IET’s most valuable prize fund), 2021.

A. Grbic, Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) Distinguished Microwave Lecturer (DML), Jan. 2022 – Jan. 2025. Grbic’s DML is entitled “Extreme Field Control with Electromagnetic Metasurfaces”. DMLs are internationally recognized experts and technical leaders in their fields within the Society. The DMLs present talks to local chapters world-wide and serve as ambassadors for the MTT-S. They travel to MTT-S Chapters or Joint Chapters with other IEEE Societies, Student Chapters, and IEEE Sections to present a nominally 1-hour technical lecture on the DML’s technical topic, and also present material that promotes the MTT-S at each talk.

A. Grbic, “Extreme Field Control with Electromagnetic Metasurfaces,” Electrical Engineering Department Seminar Series, Electrical Engineering Department, University of Notre Dame, Mar. 2021.

A. Grbic, “Extreme Field Control with Electromagnetic Metasurfaces,” Electrical and Computer Engineering Distinguished Lecture Series, Department of ECE, University of Toronto, Feb. 2021.

Finalist, Best Electromagnetics Paper Award, European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), March 2021.

Finalist, Best Electromagnetics Paper Award, European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), March 2020.

A. Grbic, “Electromagnetic Metasurfaces: Tailoring Wavefronts with Patterned Surfaces,” ECE Department Seminar Series, Department of ECE, UC Davis, Feb. 2020.

A. Grbic, “Electromagnetic Metasurfaces: Tailoring Wavefronts with Patterned Surfaces,” Office of Technology at Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Seminar Series, Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock, Feb. 2020.

University of Michigan Faculty Recognition Award, October 2018. This award is for mid-career faculty who have demonstrated remarkable contributions to the University through outstanding achievements in scholarly research and/or creative endeavors; excellence as a teacher, advisor and mentor; and distinguished participation in the service activities of the university and elsewhere.

Plenary Speaker, International Congress on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and Optics (Metamaterials), Sept. 19-22, 2016.

Fellow of the IEEE, Class of 2016.

EECS Outstanding Achievement Award, Dept. of EECS, University of Michigan. Three awards are made each year to EECS faculty.

Plenary Speaker, The 10th International Congress on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and Optics (Metamaterials 2016), September 19-22 2016.

Ernest and Bettine Kuh Distinguished Faculty Scholar, Endowed Associate Professorship,
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan, May 2012 – May 2014.

Booker Fellowship, United States National Committee of the International Union of Radio Science (USNC/URSI). The award is presented to a U.S. scientist every three years, corresponding to the triennial meeting of the URSI General Assembly. Citation reads “for outstanding contributions to radio science”. Received in July 2011 at the IEEE International Antennas and Propagation Symposium in Spokane, WA.

Outstanding Young Engineer Award, IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S). This award recognizes an outstanding young MTT-S member who has distinguished himself/herself through a sequence of achievements. The citation reads, ““For outstanding early career contributions to the microwave profession.” Received in June 2011 at the International Microwave Symposium in Baltimore.

Henry Russel Award, University of Michigan. The award is conferred on mid-career faculty who have demonstrated an impressive record of accomplishment in scholarship and/or creativity, as well as their conspicuous ability as a teacher, March 2011.

Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). The PECASE is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers beginning their independent careers. Sept. 2009- Sept. 2014.

NSF Faculty Early Career Development Award, 2008-2013.

Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Young Investigator Program Award, 2008-2011.

University of Michigan Rackham Faculty Research Grant, February 2007.

Ontario Graduate Scholarship (Provincial), September 2002 – September 2004.

IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Graduate Fellowship
International (7 students chosen worldwide), April 2001.

Industry Canada Fessenden Postgraduate Scholarship
National (2 students chosen in Canada), February 2001.

NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council) Postgraduate Scholarship
National, September 2000-September 2002.

Best Student Paper Award at the Symposium on Antenna Technology and Applied Electromagnetics (ANTEM), Winnipeg, International, August 2000.

University of Toronto Master’s Fellowship
Institutional, September 1999 – December 1999.

Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology
Provincial, September 1998 – September 1999. 

Canada Scholarship
National, 1994 -1998.


Awards Received by Group Members

Chun-Wen Lin, Honorable Mention, Student Paper Competition, IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, Dec. 2021.

Cody Scarborough, First Place, Student Paper Competition, International Congress on Artificial Materials for Novel Wave Phenomena (Metamaterials 2021). This symposium is the premier international conference on Metamaterials, Sept. 2021.

Cody Scarborough and Zhanni Wu, third place, OSA Best Experimental Poster Competition, Waves in Time-Varying Media Workshop Series, 2021.

Cody Scarborough, First Place, Best Student Paper Award, European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), March 2021.

Cody Scarborough, Finalist, Best Electromagnetics Paper Award, European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), March 2021.

Chun-Wen Lin, Chia-Lun Lo Fellowship, University of Michigan, The Rackham International Student Fellowship assists outstanding international students, particularly those who may be ineligible for other kinds of support because of citizenship.

Cody Scarborough, Exceptional Student Contributions Award, International Congress on Artificial Materials for Novel Wave Phenomena (Metamaterials 2020), September 2020.

Zhanni Wu and Cody Scarborough, Finalist, Best Electromagnetics Paper Award, European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), March 2020.

Zhanni Wu, Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship, March 2020.

Brian Raeker, Towner Prize for Outstanding Engineering GSIs, Dept. of EECS, University of Michigan, Feb. 2020.

Zhanni Wu, Honorable Mention, Student Paper Competition, IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, July 2019.

Cody Scarborough, Honorable Mention, Student Paper Competition, IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, July 2019.

Zhanni Wu, Finalist, Student Paper Competition, The 12th International Congress on Artificial Materials for Novel Wave Phenomena (Metamaterials 2018). This symposium is the premier international conference on Metamaterials, August 2018.

Brian Raeker, Honorable Mention, Student Paper Competition, IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, July 2018.

Nicholaos Chiotellis, Invisibility Demonstration, second place in the demo competition, International Year of Light’s Celebrating Maxwell’s Equations: 150 Years, Dept. of EECS, University of Michigan, 2015

Amanda Couch, first place in the poster session of the University of Michigan Lurie Nanofabrication Facility (LNF) Users Symposium, 2015

Nicholaos Chiotellis, second place in the “Applied Electromagnetics and Plasma Science” session of the University of Michigan Engineering Graduate Symposium, 2015.

Brian Tierney, first place in the “Applied Electromagnetics and Plasma Science” session of the University of Michigan Engineering Graduate Symposium, 2015.

Brian Tierney, Graduate Student Instructor Award (EECS 411), Dept. of EECS, University of Michigan, for remarkable service and excellence in teaching, 2015.

Nikoloas Chiotellis, Finalist, Student Paper Competition, IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, July 2015.

Brian B. Tierney, Honorable Mention, Student Paper Competition, IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, July 2015.

Carl Pfeiffer, Honorable Mention, Student Paper Competition, IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, July 2015.

Carl Pfeiffer, Finalist, Best Paper in Electromagnetic and Antenna Theory, European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, April 2015

Gurkan Gok, third place in the Student Paper Competition, IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, 2014.

Jason D. Heebl, Rackham Engineering Award, Fall 2013.

Adam Weiss, Rackham Engineering Award, Fall 2012.

Amit Patel, second place in the Student Paper Competition, IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, 2012.

Brett Kuprel, Department of EECS Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award, University of Michigan, 2012.

Carl Pfeiffer placed amongst 15 finalists of the 155 Student Paper Competition entries at the IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, 2011.

Amit Patel, Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship, Department of Defense, 2010-2012.

Scott M. Rudolph, Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship, University of Michigan, 2010-2011.

Amit Patel, first place in the Student Paper Competition, IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, 2009.

Carl Pfeiffer and Mohammadreza F. Imani placed amongst 16 finalists of the 160 Student Paper Competition entries at the IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, 2009.

Scott M. Rudolph, IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Graduate Fellowship Award, presented at the International Microwave Symposium, 2009. Only seven students chosen internationally.

Carl Pfeiffer, Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAAN) Fellowship, U.S. Department of Education, 2009-2010.

Carl Pfeiffer, IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Undergraduate/Pre-Graduate Scholarship, presented at the IEEE International Microwave Symposium, 2009. Only 14 students chosen internationally.

Carl Pfeiffer, Department of EECS Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award, University of Michigan, 2009

Mohammadreza F. Imani, first place in the “Waves, Simulation and Radiation” session of the University of Michigan Engineering Graduate Symposium, 2008.

Scott M. Rudolph, first place in the “Everything Waves” session of the University of Michigan Engineering Graduate Symposium, 2007.

Scott M. Rudolph, third place in the “Everything Waves” session of the University of Michigan Engineering Graduate Symposium, 2006.