Showcasing talent with the FEKO student competition
- Past Winners
Gastón E. Pérez from the National Technical University in Buenos Aires, Argentina (Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Facultad Regional Buenos Aires). Honourable mention was made of Ekaterina Auerbach from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, USA. Read more about their entries in the results announcement.
- 2013: Chenchen Li from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA. Runners-up: Ezdeen Elghannai (2nd) and Ming Chen (3rd) from the ElectroScience Laboratory within the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Ohio State University, USA.
- 2012: Richard Pierce from the Department of Electrical Engineering at The University of Texas at Dallas, USA. Honourable mention was made of Tresor Diakiese from the Royal Military Academy in Brussels, Belgium.
- 2011: Joan Gemio Valero from the Antenna and Microwave Systems Group at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain. Honourable mention was made of Miguel Sossouhounto from the Royal Military Academy in Brussels, Belgium.
- 2010: Christopher Thajudeen from the Center for Advanced Communications, College of Engineering, Villanova University in Pennsylvania, USA. Honourable mention was made of Jacob Adams from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Illinois, USA.
- 2009: Simone Ledda from the Electronic and Telecommunications Department, Faculty of Engineering, University of Florence, Italy. Honourable mention was made of Markus Lehner (Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg Ravensburg and EADS Military Air Systems [training company], Germany), Bennie Jacobs (University of Pretoria, South Africa) and Gideon Wiid (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa).
- 2008: Markus Birk, Stephan Werker and Jens Holzapfel from the High Frequency Laboratory at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences. Special mention awards were made to Shaun Walker (University of Kansas-Missouri City, USA) and Yijun Zhou (Ohio State University, USA).
- 2007: Brad Kramer from Ohio State University, USA. Special mention awards were presented to Kichul Kim (University of Colorado, Boulder, USA), Gideon Wiid (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa) and Taeyoung Yang (Virginia Tech, USA).
- 2006: Michael Buck from Dept. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA.The Educational Institute Prize has been awarded to Prof Jim Breakall (Antenna & Radio Engineering Lab), Pennsylvania State University, USA.
- 2005: S. J. Marais from The University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.
- 2004: Laura Ollino and Luca Manetta from Politecnico di Torino, Italy.
- 2003: Lester Low from Kent University, England.
- Details and Rules
Details and Rules
Undergraduate or postgraduate students working on projects in EM engineering and making use of FEKO, may enter. The work on which an entry is based must have been performed by a student pursuing an academic degree at a recognized tertiary institution at the time. Students who would like to start using FEKO in order to enter, are welcome to contact us.
- Winner: The winning student can choose between receiving a laptop computer or attending an international electromagnetics related engineering conference. Both the laptop and conference would be that of the winner’s choice, up to the value of US$2000, with the laptop’s specifications dependent on availability at the end of the competition.
- Supervisor: The winning student's supervisor will receive an online gift voucher to the value of US$400.
- Other: Further gift vouchers up for grabs!
Preparing Your Submission
A submission should describe recently completed or ongoing student research involving FEKO. Any original FEKO simulation work may be submitted for the competition.
The report should be in English. No templates are provided. Any format or medium may be chosen for reporting on the project, as long as it gives a concise overview of the problem solved with FEKO. If a written report is submitted, it should not exceed 10 pages in length, inclusive of images and using a font no smaller in size than 11 pt Times New Roman. If a presentation is submitted, it should be limited to a maximum of 20 slides.
A full thesis or published article will not be accepted as submission, but may be submitted as supporting documents to an entry. Model files do not need to be submitted at time of entry, but may be requested by the judges during the judging process.
A submission should clearly describe:
- the research problem
- the modelling approach and solution method(s) used
- results and conclusions drawn
Entering the Competition
- Submit the online registration form.
- Your work should be submitted as a PDF file (if the chosen reporting medium permits) no larger than 5 MByte, uploaded and submitted with the online entry form, or emailed to us.
- Any further files, such as model files, visual aids (poster, presentation, video) and/or supporting documents (thesis, published article) may be submitted via email.
- All materials must be received by the submission deadline.
Evaluation of Entries
Reports will be reviewed by a panel of judges and evaluated with respect to the following criteria:
- Clear definition of the EM problem
- Quality of FEKO models and proper usage of solution options
- Presentation of the results
- Verification of results (i.e. comparison with measurements and/or results from other numerical tools)
- Interpretation of results
- Overall quality of the report
The complexity of the EM problem studied will not be the major consideration for judgement.