NYU Tandon Grad Student Wins Award From Marconi Society for 5G Research

George MacCartney was recognized for his work on the millimeter wave spectrum.

George MacCartney,Jr., a 27-year-old grad student at NYU Tandon, has won a Marconi Society 2016 Paul Baran Young Scholar Award for his work on 5G wireless technology.

MacCartney works with Professor Ted Rappaport in the use of the millimeter wave wireless communications. Research into the use of ultra high frequency wavelengths has been one of NYU Tandon’s most exciting areas of exploration. Between phone calls, music streaming, videos and the rest, our current bandwidth frequencies are full to the brim. The millimeter wavelength frequencies, though imperfect, could be the solution, providing more bandwidth than we’d know what to do with.

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