George MacCartney, Jr.

Marconi Young Scholar George MacCartney, Jr.

Recognized in 2016

“It’s been a humbling experience to be selected among my peers—to even be considered among them.  There are so many great young scientists in this group and society and I will continually strive to prove that I deserve to be among them.”

Current Position

PhD Candidate, NYU


  • PhD, Electrical Engineering, NYU
  • MS, Electrical Engineering, Villanova University
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, Villanova University

Young Scholar Research

Millimeter wave wireless communications, including proving that these types of communications can work in urban non-line-of-sight conditions. This research enables the next generation of wireless networks that will significantly increase bandwidth and capacity globally.

Other Honors

  • GAANN Fellowship Recipient
  • Co-author of IEEE VTC2016-Spring Conference Best Paper
  • Rev. Francis D. Dougherty, O.S.F.S. Endowed University Scholarship Recipient (Villanova University)
  • Lockheed Martin I.S.&G.S. Edward Reese Fellows Scholarship Recipient (Villanova University)

Fun Fact

I played baseball from the age of 4 until my early 20’s and enjoy exercising and drawing in my spare time.