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Gregory David Durgin
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Greg Durgin joined the faculty of Georgia Tech's School of Electrical and Computer Engineering in Fall 2003. He received the BSEE (96), MSEE (98), and PhD (00) degrees from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. In 2001 he was awarded the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Post-doctoral Fellow and spent one year as a visiting researcher at Morinaga Laboratory in Osaka University. Professor Durgin authored Space-Time Wireless Channels, the first textbook in the field of space-time channel modeling. He has served as an area editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and as an associate editor for IEEE Virtual Journal on RFID and the IEEE Journal on RFID. He is a frequent consultant to industry.

Research interests: 
  • Backscatter and Low-Power Radio

  • Propagation and Channel Modeling

  • Wireless Power Transfer and Harvesting

  • Radiolocation

  • 1998 Stephen O. Rice Prize Paper award for best IEEE Transactions on Communications paper

  • 1999 Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC) Conference Student Paper Award

  • 2001-2002 Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Post-Doctoral Fellowship

  • 2005 HKN Outstanding Junior Faculty in Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • 2005 Women in Engineering Faculty Excellence Award

  • 2006 National Science Foundation CAREER Award

  • 2013 HKN Outstanding Junior Teacher Award in ECE

  • 2015 Best Paper Award for IEEE Microwave Magazine

  • 2016 Best Paper Award for IEEE RFID 2016

  • 2013-present IEEE CRFID Distinguished Lecturer

G.D. Durgin. “RF Thermoelectric Generation for Passive RFID”, IEEE RFID 2016, Orlando, FL.  5 May 2016. 8 pages. (Best Paper Award)

C.R. Valenta, G.D. Durgin. “Survey of Energy-harvester Conversion Efficiency in Far-field, Wireless Power Transfer Systems.” IEEE Microwave Magazine.  vol 14, no 4, June 2014. 10 pages. (2014 Microwave Magazine Best Paper Award)

G.D. Durgin. Space-Time Wireless Channels. Prentice-Hall, Upper Saddle River NJ. 368 pages. Oct 2002.

G.D. Durgin, T.S. Rappaport, D.A. de Wolf. "New Analytical Models and Probability Density Functions for Fading in Wireless Communications". IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol 50, no 6, June 2002. pp. 1005-1015.

G.D. Durgin, T.S. Rappaport, H. Xu. "Measurements and Models for Radio Path Loss and Penetration Loss In and Around Homes and Trees at 5.85-GHz". IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol 46, no 11, November 1998, pp. 1484-1496. (Stephen O. Rice Best Paper Award)

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