Josep Miquel Jornet was born in Tarragona, Spain, in 1984. He received the Engineering Degree in Telecommunication Engineering and the Master of Science in Information and Communication Technologies from Barcelona School of Telecommunications Engineering (ETSETB), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain, in 2008. From September 2007 to December 2008, he was a visiting researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, under the MIT Sea Grant program. He received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, in August 2013, under the guidance of Professor Ian F. Akyildiz.
Since August 2013, he is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. Since Fall 2014, he is the Director of the EE Study Abroad Programs at UB. His current research interests are in Terahertz-band communication networks, Nano-photonic wireless communication, Graphene-enabled wireless communications, Electromagnetic nanonetworks, Intra-body Wireless Nanosensor Networks and the Internet of Nano-Things.
Selected Honors and Awards
- Editor-in-Chief, Nano Communication Networks (Elsevier) Journal, since July 2016.
- Distinguished TPC Member Award, IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM) 2017.
- Distinguished TPC Member Award, IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM) 2016.
- BWN Lab 2010 Researcher of the Year Award, for his outstanding research achievements throughout the year.
- Fundación Caja Madrid Fellowship, awarded to outstanding graduate students from Spain to pursue graduate studies abroad, with full funding support for the duration of the 2011 and 2012 academic years. This fellowship is given personally by the Prince and the Princess of Spain.
- Excellent Reviewer of 2009 of the IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering. [PDF]
- Colonel Oscar P. Cleaver Award, outstanding graduate student in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Spring 2009.
- "la Caixa" Fellowship, awarded to outstanding graduate students in Spain to pursue graduate studies abroad, with full funding support for the duration of the 2009 and 2010 academic years. This fellowship is given personally by the King and the Queen of Spain.
- Graduated from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) in Spring 2008, with the rank of 2 out of 200 students in the Escola Tècnica i Superior d'Enginyeria de Telecomunicació de Barcelona.
- Vodafone Foundation Fellowship, awarded to outstanding graduate students in the Escola Tècnica i Superior d'Enginyeria de Telecomunicació de Barcelona, to conduct graduate research in the USA, Fall 2007-Spring 2008.
- Awarded with a scholarship from the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science to conduct graduate research in the Departament de Teoria del Senyal i Comunicacions (TSC), UPC, Fall 2006-Spring 2007.