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Jessica Ruyle

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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

An Oklahoma native, Dr. Jessica Ruyle graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 2006. While at Texas A&M University she completed three internships with Sandia National Laboratories and was President of HKN. She moved to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for graduate school. She completed an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering in 2008 and a Ph.D in 2011. Her graduate research has resulted in two patent filings. The first patent, the culmination of her masters research, was for a pattern reconfigurable microstrip antenna. The second patent resulted from her doctoral research and was for a placement insensitive RFID antenna.

EDUCATION

PhD, Electrical Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011
MS, Electrical Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008
BS, Electrical Engineering
Texas A&M University, 2006
 
Experience
Research Assistant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Intern, Sandia National Laboratories

RESEARCH INTERESTS

The development and characterization of new electromagnetic devices and platforms such as antennas and packaging to improve the performance of wireless systems in challenging environments. Specific research interests include antennas in the following categories:
•    Placement Insensitive RFID
•    Conformal
•    Pattern Reconfigurable
•    Multiband
•    Frequency Reconfigurable
•    Ultra-Wideband

AWARDS, HONORS AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

DARPA Young Faculty Award, 2014
National Instruments Endowed Scholarship for Excellence Award, 2005
Outstanding Academic Achievement Award from Dwight Look
College of Engineering, 2002
Texas A&M President's Endowed Scholar, 2002
Texas A&M Director's Excellence Award, 2002
National Merit Scholar, 2002
Honor Societies: Eta Kappa Nu and Tau Beta Pi.
Professional Memberships:  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)


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