ECE Professor Manos Tentzeris has received the Humboldt Research Award.


Manos Tentzeris has received the Humboldt Research Award. Tentzeris is the Ken Byers Professor in Flexible Electronics in the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), where he has been on the faculty since 1998.

This award recognizes a researcher's entire record of achievements in academics and whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a very significant impact on their own discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future.

Tentzeris will use this award to conduct research on combining additive manufacturing, RF, nanotechnology, and origami principles for the development of ambiently-cognitive, shape-reconfigurable “zero-power” RF modules for Internet of Things, Smart Agriculture, Quality of Life, and Smart Cities applications. He will conduct part of this research in collaboration with Robert Weigel, a professor in the School of ECE at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, and his team. The university is located in Erlangen, Germany.

The Humboldt Research Award is presented by the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung/Foundation, which promotes academic cooperation between excellent scientists and scholars from abroad and from Germany. For more information about its award programs, visit