Polat Göktaş, a PhD candidate in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, has received the 2019 Leopold B. Felsen Excellence in Electromagnetics Award. EMC Turkey and the Boston-based Leopold B. Felsen Fund have been bestowing the award since 2007 to promote contributions by Turkish researchers to this field. The selection committee evaluates each applicant based on his or her research topics, academic record and potential to contribute to the electromagnetics profession in the future.
Polat had previously received another award in the area of electromagnetics, with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Antennas and Propagation Society providing him a doctoral research grant for the 2017–18 academic year. His PhD research focuses on the development of experimental and theoretical methods based on the use of electromagnetic scattering data for the label-free, high-throughput detection and classification of single biological cells.