Tim Sobering, Avatekh Inc. (image) Kansas State University Caption Tim Sobering, director of the Electronics Design Laboratory, is collaborating with Alexei V. Nikitin, founder and the chief science officer of Lawrence-based Avatekh Inc. The researchers are improving the technology behind wireless communication systems and smartphones. Credit Kansas State University Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.