Alenka Zajic has been selected for the IEEE Atlanta Section Outstanding Engineer Award. An associate professor in the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), Zajic will be presented with this award on April 18 at the IEEE Atlanta Section Banquet. 

Zajic was chosen for this honor for her sustained technical contributions to wireless chip-to-chip communications and electromagnetic compatibility. She joined the ECE faculty in 2012 and leads the Electromagnetic Measurements in Communications and Computing Group. 

Zajic’s research is focused on studying propagation in challenging environments such as vehicle-to-vehicle wireless radio communications, underwater acoustic communications, and inside-a-processor-chip communications. Also a highly regarded teacher, she was chosen as the Richard M. Bass/Eta Kappa Nu Outstanding Junior Teacher Award, an honor determined by a majority vote of the ECE senior class. 

Zajic has served as an editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and as an executive editor for Wiley’s Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies. From 2015-2017, she served as chair of the Atlanta Chapter of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society/Microwave Theory and Techniques Society. In 2016, under her leadership, the Atlanta Chapter of IEEE AP-S/MTT-S received an Outstanding Chapter Award.