Three ECE grads receive Wright Patterson fellowships

Posted: March 16, 2015

Three Ohio State University Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) students and their advisors earned fellowships this week from the Dayton Area Graduate Studies Institute (DAGSI) and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.

“Congratulations to the students and advisors,” Greg Creech said, assistant director of the Electroscience Laboratory, upon learning of the honors.

Ohio State winners include:

- Adam Kimura and advisor Steven Bibyk, sponsor Casto: Developing a Hardware Vulnerability Taxonomy and Fault Scoring System Framework for the Advancement of Trust Metrics (Ph.D.). Kimura is a graduate research associate in the Electroscience Lab. Bibyk is associate professor in the ECE.

- Jeffrey Kula and advisor John Volakis (OSU), sponsor Minges: Reconfigurable Band Rejection and Bandpass Frequency Selective Structures (Ph.D.) Kula is a graduate research student at the Electroscience Lab. Volakis is director of the Electroscience Lab and serves as professor, Chope Chair, in the ECE.

-Jonathan Thews (not pictured) and advisor Ronald Reano (OSU), sponsor Devgan: Investigation of RF Photonics for Advanced Signal Processing (MS)

The AFRL/DAGSI Ohio Student-Faculty Research Fellowship program, funded primarily through DAGSI by the Ohio Board of Regents (OBR), supports graduate science and engineering students and faculty who conduct research in areas targeted by the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. The two-person teams are comprised of a graduate student and a faculty member, who then submit a proposal in one of the target research areas. According to DAGSI, the key program objectives are to strengthen AFRL research ties to Ohio ’s academic science and engineering community; stimulate effective collaboration between Ohio universities and the AFRL Leverage Ohio research funding with AFRL, university, and industry funding and other resources; and develop research talent to meet AFRL and Ohio high-tech workforce needs.

All projects involve basic research in aerospace technologies and originate from topics provided by the four AFRL Directorates headquartered at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio:  Human Effectiveness (RH); Aerospace Systems (RQ); Materials & Manufacturing (RX); and Sensors (RY).

Graduate students and faculty from any of the eighteen university members of the OBR's Research Officers’ Council (ROC) with graduate science and engineering programs are eligible to participate.

For more information on the program, visit: