Pulsed Power Student Award goes to Jamie Darling
The Pulsed Power Student Award was initiated to encourage student participation in, and to recognize outstanding student contributions to, pulsed power engineering. Jamie receives the award for his outstanding work on fundamental issues concerning high power RF generation. Previously high-power RF sources had been extremely large physically. Jamie's work has led to the possibility of much more compact high power RF sources. For travelling wave tubes, which are related and are used in satellites to brings us the revolution in satellite TV, compact high power RF sources are clearly very important! This work is opening up a completely new field in electrical engineering, namely 'non-linear power electronics' for which there are exciting prospects in many different areas, such as communications, defence and particle physics.
Jamie will receive his award during the 2009 Pulsed Power Conference at the beginning of July.