Three Minute Thesis (3MT®)

What is 3MT®?

New for IMS2017, the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition is designed for eligible students and young professionals, who indicated upon submission of a paper their desire to enter the competition and whose paper is accepted for either oral or interactive forum presentation.

The 3MT® contestants will make a presentation of three minutes or less, supported only by one static slide, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.

3MT® Goals

The IMS2017 3MT® competition is designed to stimulate interest in the wide range of applications of microwave technology. Such information would help renew public interest in microwaves as a transformative technology that is rewarding both to those who study it, and to those whose daily lives benefit from incorporation of scientific developments in consumer products.

3MT® at IMS2017

The IMS2017 3MT® competition received 157 submissions, of which 89 were accepted to the technical program at IMS, and 20 were designated as 3MT® finalists.

Three Minute Thesis Briefing Session
Monday, 5 June 2017
Location: Hawai‘i Convention Center
Time: 09:00-10:30

John Bandler, IMS2017 3MT Chair
Erin Kiley, IMS2017 3MT Co-chair

Abstract: The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition organizers will host a special session designed to introduce the competition, remind participants and judges of the goals of the competition, and to highlight important considerations that good 3MT® presentations should take into account.

List of speakers coming soon!

Three Minute Thesis Competition
Monday, 5 June 2017
Location: Hawai‘i Convention Center, 313C
Time: 14:00-16:00

John Bandler, IMS2017 3MT Chair
Erin Kiley, IMS2017 3MT Co-chair

Master of Ceremonies: Ryan Ozawa, Hawai‘i Open Data

Myhraliza Aala, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Cheryl Ernst, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Jay Fidell, ThinkTech Hawai‘i
Amy Hubbard, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Burt Lum, Hawai‘i Open Data

Click here to meet our M/C and judges!

Abstract: The Three Minute Thesis 3MT® competition, developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia, in 2008, (see http://threeminutethesis.org/) “cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills. The competition supports their capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.” In three minutes or less, using only one static slide, and no other props, contestants deliver their presentation to a panel of non-specialist judges. These judges rank the contestants, based on how engaging, accessible, and compelling they made their presentation. A candidate who goes overtime is disqualified.

What is 3MT®, Why is it Beneficial, How is it Judged, and How to Prepare

3MT® Competition Rules

This year's Three Minute Thesis Competition finalists are:

A New Way for Wireless Devices to Pick Messages Out (TH3I)
Xiating Zou, University of California, Los Angeles

Digital Linearization of Power Amplifiers for Wireless Communication (TH3C)
Wenhui Cao, University College Dublin

Integrated Tunable Filters for Next-Generation Wireless Communication (TU2H)
Md Naimul Hasan, University of California, Davis

Time Reversal for Source Locating (WE1A)
Wei Fan, Dalhousie University

Bloodless, Painless, and Accurate Microwave Noninvasive Blood Glucose Monitoring Sensor (WE1I)
Heungjae Choi, Cardiff University

Fast Radar Imaging: Shorter Queues at Airport Security (THIF1)
Sandamali Devadithya, University of Washington

Wireless System for Continuous Monitoring of Core Body Temperature (THIF1)
William Haines, University of Colorado

Hello… Can You Hear Me? (TH1F3) 
Reece Iwami, University of Hawai'i

Finding Your Way in the Electromagnetic Grand Canyon (TH3A)
Maral Zyari, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Microwave Heating: From Defrosting Steak to Turning Turbines (TU4H)
Joseph Gaone, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Low-Cost 3-D-Printed Wireless Sensor Nodes for Environmental Monitoring Applications (TH1G)
Muhammad Fahad Farooqui, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Smart Shape-Shifting Electrical Structures: Where Art Meets Science (TH2H)
Syed Abdullah Nauroze, Georgia Institute of Technology

Wireless Neural Prosthetic (WEIF1)
Hengying Shan, Purdue University

Don’t Talk Back! (TU3G)
Farhan Abdul Ghaffar, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

How to Build a Microwave Filter in One Day: from Design to Tuning (TH3A)
Song Li, University of Regina

Microwave Holography: The Future of Medical Imaging (TH1H)
Daniel Tajik, McMaster University

Millimeter Wave Imaging for Assessment of Burned Skin (TH1H)
Daniel Oppelt, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Low-Power Electronics for Future Telescopes (TU3A)
Shirin Montazeri, University of Massachusetts, Amherst Contemporary

Contemporary Microwave Components With Indispensable Features for Future Wireless Systems (TH4B)
Walid Mohamed Galal Dyab, École Polytechnique de Montréal

Catch the Energy for IoT (TH1E)
Marco Fantuzzi, University of Bologna