Zhi Hu receiving his award at RFIC 2017 from the hands of Kevin Kobayashi (Senior fellow at QORVO, and the general chair of 2017 RFIC symposium).
Zhi Hu is the recipient of the Best Student Paper Award at the IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium (RFIC) 2017 that took place in Hawaii in June. Zhi's paper was titled "Fully-Scalable 2D THz Radiating Array: A 42-Element Source in 130-nm SiGe with 80-μW Total Radiated Power at 1.01 THz." Zhi is a PhD student in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) and his research is carried out under the supervision of Prof. Ruonan Han in MIT's Microsystems Technology Laboratories and EECS. In this paper, Zhi described a compact radiator featuring a 2D-coupled array architecture of 91 coherent antennas inside a 1mm^2 chip fabricated in an advanced SiGe Heterojunction Bipolar Transistor technology. At a frequency of 1.4 THz, Zhi's radiator improves the state of the art by 400x.