Josep Jornet


Josep Miquel Jornet is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University at Buffalo (UB), The State University of New York. He received the B.S. in Telecommunication Engineering and the M.Sc. in Information and Communication Technologies from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain, in 2008. He received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Atlanta, GA, in 2013, with a fellowship from “la Caixa” (2009-2010) and Fundación Caja Madrid (2011-2012). From September 2007 to December 2008, he was a visiting researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, under the MIT Sea Grant program.

He was the recipient of the Oscar P. Cleaver Award for outstanding graduate students in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, at Georgia Tech in 2009. He also received the Broadband Wireless Networking Lab Researcher of the Year Award in 2010. In 2016, he received the Distinguished TPC Member Award at the IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM) 2016, one of the premier conferences of IEEE Communications Society.

His current research interests are in Terahertz-band communication networks, Nano-photonic wireless communication, Graphene-enabled wireless communication, Electromagnetic nanonetworks, Intra-body Wireless Nanosensor Networks and the Internet of Nano-Things. In these areas, he has published more than 60 peer-reviewed scientific publications, 1 book, 1 issued patent and 2 patent applications, and his work has been cited more than 2300 times within the last 5 years (h-index of 24, according to Google Scholar as of September 2016).

He is currently the main PI for two NSF projects, one AFRL project and one AFOSR project, and he is co-PI in two additional NSF and NYS projects. In total, he has secured more than $2.1M in funds since joining UB.