DARMSTADT, GERMANY – Computer Simulation Technology announced winners of its annual University Publication Award, a prize given to university institutes and researchers for published papers involving applications of electromagnetic simulation.

The CST University Publication Award recognizes the importance of work from university researchers and academics, and grants winners extensions and upgrades to CST Studio Suite.

For papers to be considered in the award, they must meet three conditions: 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.

Submissions are evaluated on a number of criteria, including originality of application and theory, clarity of presentation, and the skillful use of CST software. A special award is also given for short papers, of four pages or less, to acknowledge the importance of short conference papers in promoting practical applications of simulation.

“We thank all participants for sending their work for consideration,” said Dr. Martin Timm, director of global marketing, CST. “The range of high quality work we had to choose from this year is a testament to the importance of continuing to support research by universities and their students.”

The following papers have been selected to receive the CST University Publication Award 2016:

• "A Reconfigurable Partially Reflective Surface (PRS) Antenna for Beam Steering," by Lu-Yang Ji, Y. Jay Guo, Pei-Yuan Qin, Shu-Xi Gong, and Raj Mittra, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 63.

• "Exploiting the Dispersion of the Double-Negative-Index Fishnet Metamaterial to Create a Broadband Low-Profile Metallic Lens," by B. Orazbayev, V. Pacheco-Peña, M. Beruete and M. Navarro-Cía, Optics Express, vol. 23, no. 7.

• "Portable Wideband Microwave Imaging System for Intracranial Hemorrhage Detection Using Improved Back-projection Algorithm with Model of Effective Head Permittivity," by Ahmed Toaha Mobashsher, A. Mahmoud & A. M. Abbosh, Nature, Scientific Reports 6, 10.1038/srep20459.

• "Diagnostics of Plasma Processes based on Parallelized Spatially Resolved In-Situ Reflection Measurements," by Christian Schulz, Jan Runkel, Moritz Oberberg, Peter Awakowicz, and Ilona Rolfes, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 64, iss. 2.

Short Paper Award 2016:

• "Corporate-Fed Planar 60 GHz Slot Array Made of Three Unconnected Metal Layers Using AMC pin surface for the Gap Waveguide," by Abbas Vosoogh and Per-Simon Kildal, IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters.

More information on our university program and the upcoming University Publication Award 2017 can be found at the CST corporate website: https://www.cst.com/academia.

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