Kaushik Sengupta, expert in wireless chips and systems, named Outstanding Young Engineer

Written by
Scott Lyon
March 3, 2021

Kaushik Sengupta has been named an Outstanding Young Engineer by the Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S), recognizing his outstanding achievements in high-frequency integrated circuits and systems. Sengupta was also named a Distinguished Lecturer by the MTT-S, a two-year term position that began in Jan., 2021.

Sengupta, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, explores new communication and sensing applications through interactions between electromagnetic fields and the physical world. He works with the spectrum from radio to optical frequencies to synthesize, manipulate and sense electromagnetic waves in small-scale chips.

Sengupta's focus on millimeter-wave frequencies has enabled new opportunities in wireless communication, especially with high-resolution sensing and imaging applications for intelligent autonomous systems, augmented and virtual reality, and ubiquitous connectivity. His work with the terahertz band, still in its infancy with respect to technology, promises to play an equally major role in future generations of wireless systems.

Sengupta's 2021 Outstanding Young Engineer Award cites his work in both of these two areas. His inclusion as one of three Distinguished Microwave Lecturers cites his vision to create universally programmable electromagnetic interfaces and systems over the coming decade.

The MTT-S was established in the 1950s and today counts more than 10,000 members among its ranks. The professional society promotes the advancement of technologies using radio frequency, microwave and the millimeter-wave and terahertz bands.

Sengupta recently finished a separate two-year term as a distinguished lecturer for the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society. He was the recipient of a 2018 DARPA Young Faculty Award and a 2017 Bell Labs Prize, among many other honors. He joined Princeton in 2013.