Adrian Ildefonso, a Ph.D. student in the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), has received the Goizueta Foundation Fellowship for a second time, beginning this fall.
Made possible by an endowment from The Goizueta Foundation, this fellowship is awarded to Hispanic/Latino students within Georgia Tech doctoral programs who bring exemplary levels of scholarship, leadership, and innovation to the academic departments that host their study and research.
Ildefonso’s research efforts are focused on analyzing and modeling the transient effects of ionizing radiation on RF communications systems. Heavy ions and other energetic particles present in these environments can go through these systems and corrupt the data that is being transmitted or received. The goal of Ildefonso's work is to explore and leverage circuit design techniques to mitigate the effects of radiation on these systems and enable more robust communications systems for space environments.
Ildefonso is pursuing his Ph.D. studies in the Silicon-Germanium Research Group, which is led by John Cressler, the Schlumberger Chair Professor in Electronics. Originally from Puerto Rico, Ildefonso completed his B.Sc. degree in computer engineering at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez in 2014.