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Ricardo Figueiredo wins 3rd place in Microwave Week Atlanta 2021's Three Minute Thesis (3MT)


by IT on 23-09-2021
Award Ph.D. Research wireless telecommunication technologies

Ricardo Figueiredo, a Ph.D. Student of Electrical Engineering at the University of Aveiro, supervised by Nuno Borges Carvalho, wins 3rd place in Microwave Week Atlanta 2021's Three Minute Thesis (3MT), USA. 

Microwave Week Atlanta 2021's Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is a competition where participants, students, and young professionals, present their scientific work in 3 minutes or less, supported only by a static slide, using language appropriate to a non-expert audience.

The 2021 edition took place on the 20th of June, with 25 finalists from universities and companies from the following countries: United States, Canada, Italy, Germany, Portugal, and India. All participants were Ph.D. students or Young Professionals (people who completed their Ph.D. less than 15 years ago).

Says  Ricardo Figueiredo, 

in the presentation I address some of these problems, alerting to the fact that science should not be thought of in a blind/dogmatic way, since it is based on experimental validation, in other words: on measurements that we don't always know how to perform correctly". [...] It was an opportunity to draw attention to my work and to the problems of non-linear characterization in wireless telecommunication technologies, in general. But I see it essentially as a validation of my speaking skills since it is a competition evaluated by a non-specialist jury.


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