Josep M. Jornet

Assistant Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Electromagnetic nanonetworks, graphene-enabled wireless communication, Terahertz Band communication networks, Wireless Nanosensor Networks and the Internet of Nano-Things.

Contact Information

222 Davis Hall 

Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-1607


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He received the Engineering Degree in Telecommunication Engineering and the Master of Science in Information and Communication Technologies from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain, in 2008. He received the PhD Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, in 2013, with a fellowship from “la Caixa” (2009-2010) and Fundación Caja Madrid (2011-2012). He is currently an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. 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 was the recipient of the Oscar P. Cleaver Award for outstanding graduate students in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, at the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2009. He also received the Broadband Wireless Networking Lab Researcher of the Year Award at the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2010. He is a member of the IEEE and the ACM.

Dr. Jornet’s research interests are in wireless communications and networking, in particular, in leveraging the knowledge and tools provided by nanotechnology to create new types of wireless networks with transformative applications. His recent work has been first focused on the use of graphene, a novel nanomaterial with unprecedented physical, electrical and optical properties, to develop new plasmonic nano-antennas and nano-transceivers. The obtained results show how the proposed graphene-based devices can efficiently operate in the Terahertz Band (between 100 GHz and 10 THz) by exploiting the propagation properties of Surface Plasmon Polariton (SPP) waves in graphene. The results of this work have motivated his second research thrust, which has been aimed at the characterization of the THz Band channel from the communication perspective by means of radiative transfer theory, and the development of new physical layer and link layer solutions for ultra-broadband communication networks. The applications of this research range from wires nanosensor networks for advanced health monitoring systems and biological and chemical attack prevention to ultra-fast wireless networks and cellular systems.