Tuesday, December 22, 2015

University Publication Award 2015 Winners Announced

The selection process for the CST University Publication Award 2015 has concluded, with each of the four deserving winners receiving a one-year extension of his or her existing CST license.
As always, we are delighted by the response and would like to thank everyone who has continued to support this now 12-year initiative by contributing their paper. 
All submissions were evaluated by our panel, and based on a number of criteria, including originality of the application or the theory, clarity of presentation, as well as the skillful usage of CST software features. 
After carefully assessing them, the following papers (listed in no particular order) have been selected as winners of the CST University Publication Award 2015:

- “60-GHz Thin Broadband High-Gain LTCC Metamaterial-Mushroom Antenna Array”; Wei Liu, Zhi Ning Chen, and Xianming Qing, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation; Volume: 62, Issue: 9, September 2014, pp 4592 – 4601 (Institute for Infocom Research, A*STAR, Singapore)

- “A Compact Planar Printed MIMO Antenna Design”; Saber Soltani and Ross D. Murch, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation; Volume: 63, Issue: 3, March 2015, pp 1140-1149 (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Kowloon, Hong Kong)

- “Helical Plasmonic Nanostructures as Prototypical Chiral Near-Field Sources”; Martin Schäferling, Xinghui Yin, Nader Engheta and Harald Giessen; American Chemical Society Photonics; 2014; pp 530-537 (University of Stuttgart, Germany and The University of Pennsylvania, USA)

Short Paper Award 2015:

- “Electromagnetic Evaluation of HTS RF Coils for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance”; T. Yamada, A. Saito, S. Oikawa, K. Koshita, M. Takahashi, H. Maeda and S. Ohshima (Yamagata University, Japan)

 With the close of this year’s awards, we are now accepting submissions (limited to one published paper per candidate) for the CST University Publication Award 2016. For more information on our university program, and the upcoming award in 2016, head to our webpage at www.cst.com/academia.

If you would like to explore the previous winning papers, please explore our references archive which has many of our selections from past years. 

Congratulations to our winners and we look forward to reading your papers in the year to come!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

2015 Fall Webinar Series Recap

Last week, we wrapped up our Fall Webinar Series and I’d like to take a moment to thank all of you who joined us in huge numbers. In our Webinar Series we are exploring current technology. This seems to be always popular with engineers who want to stay on the cutting edge of EM simulation, and seeing the interest in different subjects always helps us to gauge how popular different topics are with our users. We have started another series of webinars – getting ahead with - which is focusing on how-to use of our software in sample Flows. In 2016 this series will start on February 4th. You are cordially invited to join. Registration for the webinars will be soon available here.

We were especially impressed with the turnout for two webinars in particular- Phased Array, FSS and Polarizer Design and Simulating Graphene-EnhancedDevices.

The “Phased Array, FSS and Polarizer Design” webinar, by our MW&RF Market Development Manager Marc Rütschlin, showed how the tools in CST STUDIO SUITE can be used to design complex periodic structures such as phased array antennas and frequency-selective surface (FSS) metamaterials.  In this year’s release of CST STUDIO SUITE, we improved the design flow for phased array simulation with the introduction of the Phased Array Wizard. This allows engineers to carry out a full array design– from creating the individual element to simulating the entire array with radomes and other components – in an integrated workflow. If you’re interested in this topic, look out for In February 11, 2016 we will feature a brand new webinar, with a more hands-on step by step breakdown of the Phased Array Wizard workflow as part of our Getting Ahead With Webinar Series.

Graphene is another hot topic, and having been already been a subject of research for a decade (including a Nobel Prize in 2010) the material is now starting to be considered for industrial applications. Because it’s just an atom thick, electrons move across its surface like a gas, and so graphene has some rather unusual electromagnetic properties. “Simulating Graphene-Enhanced Devices”, by CST Principal Engineer Frank Scharf, gave an overview over Graphene and particularly its electromagnetic properties and applications. In the webinar CST STUDIO SUITE special tools that have been implemented to simulate it, such as  a graphene material model, that can be used, with other non-linear material models, to simulate complex devices. The examples that were discussed, spanned an enormous frequency range.

We have webinars throughout the year and I encourage you all to explore our webinar back catalog which is available in our webinar archive.

Martin Timm
Director of Global Marketing, CST