Prof. Anding Zhu wins SFI Investigator Award

Professor Anding Zhu, CONNECT Funded Investigator at University College Dublin (UCD), has received an Investigator Award worth €900,000 from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI).

Anding’s research project will develop digitally linearized, high efficiency, millimetre-wave power amplifiers to enable super high speed wireless data transmission with minimum energy consumption while maintaining high quality of data services in next generation (5G) wireless communications.

The award will support four PhD students and one post-doctoral researcher. The project will run for four years from 2018 to 2022.

Wireless communication has become a necessity in every person’s life, just like the power grid and transportation systems. The next phase of the wireless revolution, the 5G, is likely to be the most far-reaching and disruptive to date. It will unlock many new services, driven by many use cases from connected cars to augmented reality, to multi-K movies on mobile devices and many more. This project aims to develop a set of new technologies to enable super high speed wireless data transmission with minimum energy consumption while at the meantime maintaining high quality of data services in 5G.

CONNECT is the world leading Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Future Networks and Communications. CONNECT is funded under the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centres Programme and is co-funded under the European Regional Development Fund. We engage with over 35 companies including large multinationals, SMEs and start-ups. CONNECT brings together world-class expertise from ten Irish academic institutes to create a one-stop-shop for telecommunications research, development and innovation.


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