Published: Oct. 4, 2023 By

Taylor Barton portraitAssociate Professor Taylor Barton earned the prestigious Outstanding Young Engineer award from the IEEE Microwave Theory and Technology Society (MTT-S), one of the leading technical professional societies promoting the advancement of microwave theory and its applications, including RF, microwave, millimeter-wave and terahertz technologies. 

The 2023 IEEE MTT-S Outstanding Young Engineer recognizes an outstanding young MTT-S member who has distinguished themselves through achievements, exemplary service to the MTT-S or a combination of both.

The nomination process considers the recipient’s technical contributions from patents, publications, such as journal articles, reports and product releases. 

“In our RF power and analog research group, we focus on components that are fundamental to the field of energy efficient communications,” said Barton. “I’m grateful for the recognition and how teamwork among our researchers has contributed to microwave technology.”

Barton, based in the Department of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder, focuses on research pertaining to RF and microwave circuit design, particularly energy-efficient power amplifiers. She is also the Lockheed Martin Junior Faculty Fellow, as well as a recipient of the 2019 CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation for her work on enabling the next generation of wireless communications. 

About the IEEE MTT-S 

The IEEE MTT-S is a transnational organization with more than 11,000 members and 190 chapters worldwide. Established in 1952, the society has worked to advance the professional standing of its members and enhance the quality of life for all people through the development and application of microwave technology.

Learn more about the awards program