Engineer Presents 3-D Printing Research in Portugal
April 29, 2015 | UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS
The W.M. Keck Center for 3-D Innovation is applying 3-D printing to antenna design to improve Cubesat technology. Photo courtesy of Corey Shemelya.
Research Assistant Professor Corey Shemelya, Ph.D., traveled to Lisbon, Portugal, in April to present research at the ninth annual European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP). The conference attracts some of the world's best minds in antenna design and fabrication and included researchers from NASA, the University of New Mexico and Duke University.
Shemelya, who works in UTEP's W.M. Keck Center for 3-D Innovation, was invited to co-chair a session and present the University's development of 3-D printed antennas.
UTEP has developed a revolutionary technique to embed multiple metallic electromagnetic features directly into printed structures. This work is being applied to antenna design with the hope of improving 3-D printed Cubesats – miniature, university-based satellites used for space research.
Shemelya holds a doctorate from Tufts University and works at UTEP under the Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program.