Karl Strecker receives the 2021 ECE Outstanding Graduate Student Award
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Karl's research focuses on the phenomenon of group velocity dispersion (GVD) in broadband terahertz signals, the foundation for future 6G wireless communication. The rise of terahertz communications will soon require that GVD be addressed, though this concern is still nascent and widely unknown. OSU's Ultrafast Terahertz and Optoelectronic Laboratory is the first group to tackle it experimentally.
In the past two and a half years, Karl has been responsible for the design and fabrication of GVD measurement systems, the design and testing of a GVD-controlling devices, and the theoretical limitations of communication system performance due to GVD, all highly unique contributions to the field. Karl's output and outreach both have been consistently exceptional, leading to several manuscripts, a patent pending and the prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship award in 2020.